In his play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Just like a person’s appellation, the titles of books, movies and shows evoke certain emotions and embody a significant amount of meaning. And Pretty Little Liars episodes are no different — there’s so much to learn and deduce from each episode name, and we just happen to have some very juicy season 3 titles to share with you!
Here are the episode titles we know so far for Pretty Little Liars Season 3!
- Episode 3.01: “It Happened That Night” - According to the official synopsis for the season 3 premiere, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are thrown back into turmoil after one shocking night. As they come upon the second anniversary of Alison’s disappearance, the girls find themselves back on the defensive when a unbelievable event rocks Rosewood!
- Episode 3.02: “Blood Is the New Black” – This title is a play on words from the popular fashion saying, “____ is the new black.” To us, this menacing phrase foreshadows an intense injury or, worse yet, a murder. The black could also have something to do with A’s (Mona’s) wardrobe preference or the mysterious Black Swan from the masquerade ball.
- Episode 3.03: “Kingdom of the Blind” – This title was inspired by a Latin proverb from the wise Desiderius Erasmus, “In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Now, unless a cyclops is making his way to Rosewood, we’re pretty sure this episode will focus on Jenna Marshall, who apparently feigned her lack of sight for the past two seasons.
- Episode 3.04: “Birds of a Feather” - This title is taken from the adage, “birds of a feather flock together” meaning that those with similar tastes and beliefs form a cohesive unit. This title could be in reference to the black swan from “unmAsked” (for obvious reasons) or the ‘A’ team since they all its members share a common goal. Nevertheless, we’re thinking that it’s a clue about the Liars’ friendship! After all, in nature, birds of a single species frequently form flocks to reduce their risk of predation. And a ‘safety in numbers’ meaning sounds totally Rosewoodsy!
- Episode 3.05: “That Girl Is Poison” - This title appears to have been borrowed from the 1990 hit song “Poison” by Bell Biv BeVoe. True, the lyrics were written long ago but we’re thinking the PLL writers drew inspiration from the song and decided to make them literal: “She’ll drive you right out of your mind / Steal your heart when you’re blind / Beware she’s schemin’, she’ll make you think you’re dreamin’ / You fall in love and you’ll be screamin’ demon.” Now, there are so many sketchy homies residing in Rosewood we can’t really say who the episode will focus on. However, our money is either on Alison DiLaurentis because she’s proven time and time again that she likes to toy with people’s affections and lure them in. Additionally, it can be a big clue about Jenna and Officer Garrett’s shredded relationship — Jenna seduced Garrett and then kicked him to the curb when she no longer needed his services. (Could she doing the same with Noel Kahn? Hmm.)
- Episode 3.06: “The Remains of the ‘A’” - This episode title is most likely taken from the novel The Remains of the Day which was written by Kazuo Ishiguro in 1989. The book is a first-person narrative (told from the perspective of a butler named Stevens) who recalls his life in the form of a diary while recounting his personal relationship with his former colleague, the housekeeper Miss Kenton. And in our humble opinion, there are two ways this episode could play out: 1. The Liars stumble upon Alison’s private archives and as they’re reading them, viewers are hurtled back to the past for another flashback episode (much like the Halloween one) or 2. The remains of the ‘A’ refers to the rest of the ‘A’ team that Mona Vanderwaal was supposedly a part of.