Things are heating up in Rosewood. The hunt for Charlotte’s killer is on and Alison is leading the mob with her trusty sidekick Detective Lorenzo. Their main suspect Aria Montgomery!
After the funeral Aria high tails it the heck out of Rosewood, which is a little if not extremely suspicious. If I was a suspect in a murder investigation I wouldn’t go running away, it draws too much attention to yourself. Which it definitely the case for Aria. Alison is extremely suspicious especially when Aria starts rejecting her calls and she finds out that Aria left a day earlier than originally planned. Hanna is also curious as to why Aria is acting all sketchy. She thinks is has something to do with the fact that Aria left the hotel room that night around 3 am, and later they find out she didn’t return until 4:28 which is right after the supposed time of death.
With everything we have seen in the past two episodes Aria is the one with a clear motive. She is the one to have publically spoken out against releasing Charlotte, she was missing during the time of the murder, and she is lying to her friends about it all. When she finally tells them where she was she steers the blame towards Ezra, saying that when she and he were out for a walk they saw Charlotte and Ezra made an angry comment, “that’s the kind of world we live in, people like Nicole disappear and people like Charlotte get to walk free”. Seems like Ezra has a pretty good motive too. He knew what Charlotte did to Aria, to all the girls, and he had recently gone through a very traumatic event, losing his girlfriend. With Aria saying she doesn’t know where he went after he left her and that he lied to her when he said he went home, the spotlight is shifted from her onto him. But perhaps we aren’t to believe Aria’s story. Like I learned in my English classes, she could be an unreliable narrator, telling the girls, and the audience as well exactly what she wants us to believe. We must remember just because we saw Aria get in that cab and walk into the hotel doesn’t mean that’s what actually happened. Afterall, we once saw Mona dead in a trunk, and we all know how that turned out.
Or perhaps as the title suggests Charlotte is behind her own death? Perhaps this is A’s final scheme to get the Liar’s put away once and for all. If not then Charlotte seems more like the helpless unsuspecting fly caught in the spider’s web. Even if Charlotte is truly dead, she was a very disturbed young woman. It isn’t too far of a stretch to think she would sacrifice herself in order for her plan to come to fruition. Perhaps Sarah helped her, as she did with all of her other plans. We do see Sarah at, what we assume to be, Charlotte’s grave. Why is she there? If she had Stockholm syndrome as she claims wouldn’t she have wanted to be done with Charlotte? I’m sure after five years she would have come to terms and dealt with it enough that she wouldn’t still be viewing Charlotte as a friend and wanting to visit her grave to mourn her. Or perhaps all of that was a lie and she is mourning the loss of a true friend. Either way it is curious that she is there. What is also curious is the person getting into the back of a town car. The driver says “I’m sorry for your loss sir”. Well that clears up a few things. The person in the back of the town car is a man; perhaps it is Mr. DiLaurentis or Jason. We haven’t seen them during this whole ordeal, and which other men would be offered condolences other than Charlotte’s family. I think the assumption is supposed to be that the unknown person in the town car is the killer but that is probably just another red herring, the writer’s love to thrown those in, most of the series is based off of them.
Spencer and Caleb are close that’s for sure, however since he is sleeping on the couch it doesn’t seem like things have made it past friendship, yet. Seeing them reminisce over their adventures in Madrid makes me think it isn’t far off. They are a strange pairing, however it’s nice to think that the reason they probably haven’t crossed that line is out of respect for Hanna. Now that she is happily engaged to Jordan, who seems like a complete and utter sweetheart by the way, Caleb might just have gotten the closure he needed to move on. I am still not 100% clear on why Haleb broke up. Hanna mentioned when Caleb left for Europe, but we don’t know if they decided to spend some time apart, which led him to travel or if him going to Europe was what caused the split. Either way that Europe trip sure changed things. Caleb broke up with Hanna and starting hanging out with Spencer.
As I suspected, it looks like Emily’s pills are prescription. We still don’t know what ails her, but it is something she will be receiving treatments for. So she has lied to both her mother and her friends about why she was at Hollis Medical Center and why she will be staying in Rosewood for the next few weeks. No one other than the new manager of The Brew knows that she is ill, she doesn’t want to burden her mother with something like that after loosing her father. However everyone else doesn’t know that not only is she sick, she has dropped out of school and has moved to San Diego. After her father passed away Emily couldn’t seem to concentrate on school, failing two classes and having her scholarship taken away. This is something else she has kept from her mother. I’m pretty sure your mom is eventually going to find out Em, and she’s probably going to be more upset that you lied.
The story is getting pretty good, as long as they don’t drag it out as long as the last mystery I will be happy.