What happens when you two stylish gals join forces to channel the spirit of their town’s missing It girl via a Ouija board? Lots of drAma…obviously! And Pretty Little Liars Season 3, Episode 7 wasn’t short on the mayhem — from Detective Wilden knocking on Hanna’s door to let her know he has his creepy eye on her to Aria breaking into Radley for a rendezvous with Miss Mona “Looney Tunes” Vanderwaal, this week’s episode was positively teeming with OMG moments. Are you ready to recap each and every sketchy twist? Get ready because it’s about to get “Crazy” in this joint!
Top 5 OMG Moments and The Big Ta-da from PLL Episode 3.07:
The Early Bird: Detectives in Rosewood must have the same responsibilities as doctors now because they’re paying morning housecalls…well, at least Wilden is. He drops by Hanna’s house in the wee hours of the day (at the back door no less) to let her know that he suspects her of being involved in the murder of Alison DiLaurentis and that he’s out for blood. (Literally speaking of course — there was new DNA evidence on the ankle bracelet Jason and Spencer found last week that matches her O negative style.) Not only is his harassment of unattended minors illegal, but also incredibly creepy. Don’t let him in, Hannakins, he’s clearly a vampire!
The Haunting: Have you ever play around with a Ouija board at any point of your life? Well we certainly haven’t because if Marlene King’s rites of passage movie Now and Then taught us anything about conjuring the spirits of the netherworld, it’s that scary shit unfolds. (Sadly, not all ghosts are as fancy as Nearly Headless Nick or as playful as Casper.) Nevertheless, it seems as though Hanna and Mona got a chance to watch this flick because the two of them decided to yank out a Ouija board on a dark and story night to try to break through to Alison’s spirit. (Um, not thanks.) They begin playing by asking what happened to Alison that fateful night and the planchette hovers over the letters A-L-I-V-E. Suddenly, Hanna (who missed her weekly manicure it seems) looks up and spies Alison (looking randomly glamorous and gorgeous in the midst of a thunderstorm) staring at her through her balcony door. She then disappears and Hanna is left more spooked than ever! Flash forward to the present — Hanna returns home with Aria and spots that same Ouija board sitting out in the open in her counter. How is that possible?! Aria presses her for details and Hanna finally reveals that she buried it with Alison. (Gasp.) And when Hanna goes to pick up the planchette, her delicate little finger begins bleeding courtesy of the pins hidden on the bottom side. Or should we should say courtesy of A: “See how easy it is for me to get your blood?” This paranormal activity has poor Hannakins on the verge of tears. Meanwhile, Aria is convinced that Mona set up this elaborate scheme and makes a vow to get to the bottom of the truth. (Gotta appreciate these Liars.)
Rosewood’s New Alison: If she walks, talks, and looks like Alison, is a girl really her? That’s the question we found ourselves asking upon meeting newcomer CeCe Drake at The Brew. CeCe is a gorgeous blonde with shiny curls, blue eyes, and a snippy attitude to match her queen bee status. Moreover, she happens to know everyone’s biznatch even though she freaking just met the Liars! She makes jokes about Emily being a lesbian, comments about Hanna’s kleptomaniac ways, threatens to scratch out Jenna’s eyes (to which Em responded, “She used to be blind!”), compares Alison to a “broken doll,” and keeps winking and nudging everyone like they’re all part of some big inside joke. So who exactly is this chick? Alison’s old friend whose parents used to rent a summer home in Cape May near the DiLaurentis family. Oh, and she happened to date Jason back in the day before moving to Los Angeles. Well, now she’s back in Rosewood working in a clothing boutique across the street (just like Chloe King…what a copycat) and determined to ruin lives it seems. Clearly, this girl is a friend magnet!
The Reckless Driver: Distraught after the anklet he paid $400 for helps free Garrett, Jason DiLaurentis falls into an unsettling depression, gets crunk and crashes his car. And who should save him but half-sister Spencer (who appears to be wearing ice skates with the blades removed)! Spencer has been careful in keeping secrets from poor Toby (who warns her not to be so quick to peg the murder on Garrett) throughout the whole episode, but when it comes to Jason she doesn’t think twice about poor planning. She dashes out of her car (leaving it all unattended with the doors wide open and the key in the engine — tsk tsk) and shoves Jason aside so that she can speed away from the scene of the crime. Unfortunately for Spencer, people in Rosewood are actually smart and Detective Wilden pays her a visit late at night to let her know that he’s onto her. Toby comes to the rescue with a flimsy excuse about how Spencer tends to think its the 1950s (even though she wasn’t alive then…or was she?) and leaves her car door unlocked all the time. An exasperated Wilden sighs and basically pulls a Terminator on them with an “I’ll be back.”
Welcome To The Doll House: Aria drops by Radley for a quick chat with Miss Mona, who either doesn’t like her or trust her (hmm, wonder why) because she keeps mum. Later that evening, because this is exactly how beautiful Rosewood girls spend their nights, Aria and Hanna sneak into Radley (seriously, where is security), and drop by Mona’s room. Aria stands as a lookout while Hannakins slips inside. Mona is all like “OMG, girl, how you doing? Long time no see, cute outfit, blah blah blah” and Hanna’s like “Bitch you crazy. Cut the crap!” (And then Aria walks in and Mona tenses up and gets all surly — awkward!) They both demand to know why Alison’s dad hates Hanna so much. And what does Mona reveal? Well, as it turns out, Hanna told Ali’s mom that Ali was alive after thinking she saw her outside her house the night of the Ouija board incident. Three days later, Ali was found dead and it seemed like Hanna was playing a sick, twisted joke on the grieving family. Before they can prompt her for more details, Mona wanders off (use the keys the girls left hanging on the door to her room and the tweezers she stole from Hanna in an earlier Season 3 episode) and breaks into the dark and dreary children’s ward. As the new “A” made it so very clear in the Season 3 premiere, Mona was the psycho who played with dolls. And in this episode she reunites with her precious dollies because lord knows crazy pants over here can’t do without their
murderous Chucky style porcelain little faces. She starts humming (much like mental patients do) and starts speaking in code through some hair-raising nursery school rhymes (i.e. “No one to save Ali from evil,” “Aria you’re a killer not Ezra’s wife,” and “Where were we? Maya’s away sleeping sweet. Until Garrett’s all rosy, count on me”). Before they can properly make sense of Mona’s repetitive poems, a nurse stumbles upon Mona so they’re forced to hide. Meanwhile, in the episode’s epilogue, A is spotted slinking through the abandoned children’s ward at Radley…and then eerily strangling a doll ,whose hair Mona had been brushing earlier, to reveal a recorder underneath — a recorded that had captured the entire conversation Aria and Hanna had with Mona while sneaking into her dark room at Radley. (Holy freakin’ goodness, this bitch is everywhere!)
The Big Ta-Da: Is it the fact that Nate keeps awkwardly putting the moves on Emily even though she’s gay and still in love with his dead cousin Maya? Or that he’s picking up Jenna from school and contemplating purchasing her a luxurious gift even though they’ve only been dating a few weeks? Or that Pastor Ted (aka Goober Ted) is a playa who’s not only trying to holler at Ashley Marin but taking Ella Montgomery out for ice cream as well? And that Ella is about to shack up with a hot, much younger man? Nope nope — none of that. The biggest shocker occurs in the middle of the night when Hanna replays what Mona said and makes a connection to a code the girls once heard — so she gathers Emily, Spencer, and Aria (who was already there sound asleep after calling her mom a “slut”) into one room to inform them of her epiphany. Spencer uses that quick-witted Hastings charm of hers to solve the riddle (in record time, mind you). “No one to save Ali from evil” translates to “Not Safe.” Dun dun dun! The other phrase (full of Maya’s initials according to Emily) somehow spells out a website — masssugar.com — which leads them to a website clad with a fierce photo of Maya striking a peace sign pose and a password prompt. Unfortunately, the Liars don’t have the password. Au contraire, little ladies! You have it at the tip of your fingertips. “Miss Aria, you’re a killer, not Ezra’s wife” conveniently becomes “Maya Knew.” Why don’t you try that? Lemony snickets yo — this is some messed up stuff!
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