s07e16 “The Glove That Rocks the Cradle”
Recapping Season 7, Episode 16 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria adopts the mantle of the black hoodie and destroys the Emison Baby nursery—and her soul. Hanna is angry with Spencer until she realizes that she set Spence on her dark spiral by usurping Spaleb, and takes her turn in the game. Emily is baby crazy on her day off, setting up a new nursery until Aria ruins it and Ali drops three little words to blow Em’s mind. And Spencer is running recklessly towards a murder charge, trying to leverage her relationship with Marco into dropping the murder charge, and then doing her best to compromise him when it doesn’t work.
2 Jun 2017
s06e01 “Game On, Charles”
Recapping Season 6, Episode 1 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria vows to commit murder, Hanna is concerned for her mother’s health, Emily tries to comfort her friends and Spencer figures out that Charles is a DiLaurentis. All this while they’re locked in A’s murder dungeon for weeks as Ali and the Hardy Bros hatch a plan to lure A out with Ali as bait.
5 Jun 2015
s07e01 “Tick-Tock, Bitches”
Recapping Season 7, Episode 1 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria is tasked with finding a man, a British man maybe? but the fateful music of The Frey leads her back into Ezra’s arms, Hanna is locked in a barn because A punched her in the face and stole her clothes, and she’ll need to dream/hallucinate (maybe?) her BFF Spencer to get out, Emily is worried that Ali might be a murderer for some reason and takes almost no convincing at all to believe it, and Spencer is getting hangry shade from her theoretical boyfriend all day as she tries to run the command center during a frantic 24-hour search for Hanna.
24 Jun 2016
s06e10 “Game Over, Charles”
Recapping Season 6, Episode 10 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria gets made fun of for not noticing the bulge in Clark’s pants, Hanna Banana has a special moment with her OTP, Mona Vanderwaal, Emily is betrayed by someone she thought she could trust, and Spencer defuses a bomb. Seriously. Also, we find out who A is and get her tragic backstory.
14 Aug 2015
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s05e25 “Welcome to the Dollhouse”
Recapping Season 5, Episode 25 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria, Hanna, Emily and Spencer are kidnapped and trapped in creepy bonkers hatch from LOST in this insane an amazing season finale. The Hardy Bros team up with Hastings and Hastings to work the cops, and an old fan favorite returns to help the liars. Also, Charles is A, whoever Charles is.
26 Mar 2015
Season 1B Rewatch
As we move through early PLL, we’re rewatching s01e13 “Know Your Frenemies, s01e16 “Je Suis Une Amie,” s01e19 “A Person of Interest,” and s01e21 “Monsters in the End.” This is where the Hastings clan takes over the show and it is glorious. Also, proto-Paily, Haleb and Spoby. The paper bag selfies, Garrett Reynolds, kids crossing the street when they see Toby coming, Maya goes to “juvie camp” for smoking pot… we love this show.
8 Feb 2017
Season 5A Rewatch
The Bros are back from PaleyFest, exhausted but in good spirits. We briefly discuss Paley before getting into 505, “Miss Me x 100,” 509 “March of Crimes,” 511 “No One Here Can Love or Understand Me,” and 512 “Taking This One to the Grave.” Classic A return text, #Haunted Caleb, everyone being mean to Hanna, the Liars all turning on Ali, and Mona seemingly being murdered, to die for all us sinners out there as the Vanderjesus.
29 Mar 2017
s06e13 “The Gloves Are On”
Recapping Season 6, Episode 13 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria’s last vestiges of faith in Ezra crumble away, so she takes matters into her own hands, with Pigtunia’s help. Hanna is lying like crazy and getting her mom in trouble at work and coming up with bigger lies to fix things, this time with Lucas’s help. Emily comes clean about her big secrets to her mom and Hanna, sort of. At least she’s not dying. And Spencer is messing up a college interview for her mom’s campaign and then getting Hanna’s permission to book a ticket on the C-Train.
28 Jan 2016
Season 6B Rewatch
The guys are closing out Season 6 with rewatches of 611 “Of Late I Think of Rosewood,” 617 “We’ve All Got Baggage,” and 620 “Hush Hush, Sweet Little Liars.” Topics discussed: who gives a better massage, Spaleb, where the liars are at after the time jump, panties, who the heck is Amoji and A.D. and are they the same person? Drunk Melissa Hastings, Wrick Rollins, Ali being the worst, and Ayygs.
11 Apr 2017
s06e14 “New Guys, New Lies”
Recapping Season 6, Episode 14 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria takes it up to a Level 2 freakout over Ezra maybe being a murderer, Hanna calls in the boyfriend and his big wallet to fix her problems, but it’s her mom who saves her ass as usual, Emily seduces and destroys Sabrina for Aria’s benefit, souring a possible relationship, and Spencer feels out the new situation with Caleb, Toby, and Hanna, while meeting Toblerone’s new main squeeze and trying her best not to hate her on principle for binge-watching “retro TV.”
4 Feb 2016
s04e14 “Who’s in the Box?”
Recapping Season 4, Episode 14 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria gives Ezra a second chance when he takes her to his murder cabin, Hanna has a theory and a new plan to track down Ali’s attacker, Emily is trying to process what Ali’s return means to her, and Spencer helps Toby railroad Radley’s parent company into providing lawsuit material.
8 Oct 2014
s06e19 “Did You Miss Me?”
Recapping Season 6, Episode 19 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria gets dumped by Liam via her boss, and finds out that Ezra was a terrible boyfriend to Nicole, too, Hanna gets super-passive-aggressive with Spencer about Caleb and concocts a plan to steal him back, set up A with herself as the bait, Emily interrogates Mona, fails to hook up with her, and then spies on Sara Harvey’s comfort bro, and Spencer is losing her mind because Caleb and Hanna are doing #HandStuff and playing mind games with her and she’s essentially helpless to do anything about it without making things worse. Oh and Ali has lots of scenes where zzzzzzzz.
11 Mar 2016
Season 1A Rewatch
It’s a long hiatus, so Marco and Benji are gonna kill the time by turning back the clock to rewatch some choice cuts from each half-season of Pretty Little Liars. We start with 1A, of course, and do a casual pod on episodes 3, 4, 8, 10. This show was so much fun right out of the gate. Toby’s hair! Queen Bee Alison when Sasha was like 13! Ezra’s B-26 poem aka the worst poem ever written by anyone ever! Old Jason before the head transplant! It’s all here, folks.
1 Feb 2017
s01e06 “There’s No Place Like Homecoming”
Recapping Season 1, Episode 6 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria is dressed like a pixie Sith lord, Hanna discovers what male attention actually feels like, Emily’s non-gf gf is throwing out ultimatums, and Spencer is a warrior. Meanwhile, A is in your damn fortune cookies now!
13 Nov 2013
s02e04 “Blind Dates”
Recapping Season 2, Episode 4 of Pretty Little Liars. Just Spencer’s luck: diamonds are A’s best friend too. Aria gently caresses a picture of herself, Hanna has a breakthrough with Therapy Anne, Samara is a girlfriend that Emily’s mom can work with, and Spence recruits a new asset in her Melissa investigation.
21 Dec 2013
s07e10 “The DArkest Knight”
Recapping Season 7, Episode 10 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria makes a nice Welcome Home dinner for Ezra, and then watches as he reunites and makes out with suddenly-alive Nicole on national TV, Hanna has gone rogue with an awful plan that involves violently holding Noel Kahn hostage for a simple DNA test, Emily has Paige and Ali all up on her jock in the middle of the usual season finale A crises, and after Paige accuses Ali of manipulating Emily’s emotions, Ali uses a surprise pregnancy to manipulate Emily’s emotions—also, you may have heard she beheaded a guy, and finally Spencer is saying goodbye to old Toblerone with an inappropriate kiss request, letting Detective Marco scam on her with Toby’s moves, and finding out who her real mom is, after getting shot and bleeding to death in another nightmare abandoned terror house. And then at the end everyone dies. Especially Toby. …Noel might still be OK, just put some ice on it.
2 Sep 2016
s01e05 “The Patchwork Girl”
Recapping Season 1, Episode 5 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. JT is finally broken by the baffling timeline. Marco suspects rewrites or an odd edit. As for the show, Ali meets up with her sorta doppelgänger and tries to win her trust. Mona eats peanut brittle with some old janitor before verbally devastating Booker. The other three Perfectionists hatch the dumbest scheme ever to get off the show. Zoe remains the best new character.
20 Apr 2019
Season 2B Rewatch
This week on the casual rewatch, we’re covering season 2B of Pretty Little Liars. Specifically: s02e16: “Let the Water Hold Me Down,” s02e19 “The Naked Truth,” s02e23 “Eye of the Beholder,” and s02e24 “If These Dolls Could Talk.” This might be peak PLL. A run of legendary episodes running up to the big A reveal. So many classic scenes, so many great moments. Also, theorizing on future Lucas’s hit app.
21 Feb 2017
Recapping Season 2, Episode 25 of Pretty Little Liars. Everything comes to a head in the season 2 finale. Aria defends her and Ezra’s sacred ground, Hanna participates in a “Psycho” homage, Emily finally loses her wretched girlfriend for good, and Spencer discovers who A is. It’s fantastic.
22 Mar 2014
s05e02 “Whirly Girlie”
Recapping Season 5, Episode 2 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria is losing her mind over her new taste for human blood, Hanna is snooping around her mom’s dealings with Mr. DiLaurentis and soiling her underwear, Emily is doing everything she can to remain loyal to Ali, including walking her new dog, and Spencer takes a time out to bone Toby before spying on Jason as a new suspect.
17 Nov 2014