‘Pretty Little Liars’ Review: PLL Should Have Never Left High School

So far the final ten episodes of Pretty Little Liars hasn’t been what I hoped. There have been some great moments with the characters but the overall story arc just hasn’t been hitting the mark. The truth is, PLL should have never left high school.

Mona (Janel Parrish) was right when she said it’s like they never left high school. It has felt like the liars were back in high school even though they are all grown up and it’s never felt right. Yes, there were still questions that needed answering but I feel like this last season has been so dragged out compared to the questions that needed answering. And the answers that have been answered were so anti-climatic: last week with Mary killing Jessica and this week with how Lucas (Brendan Robinson) was involved in all of it. Granted, the scene with Lucas was a lot better than Spencer(Troian Bellisario) finding out about Mary.

This week did step things up a little bit. I really liked how Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) and Hanna (Ashely Benson) came together to save Spencer, seeing as they were the reason Spencer was drinking that night. We all know drinking is never the answer to our problems but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen. Of course, none of that matters since Marco is looking at all of them now.

Relationships are definitely being tested this season. Aria (Lucy Hale) is risking her friends for Ezra (Ian Harding). She’s doing A.D.’s bidding to keep her affair with her teacher a secret. Though, I still believe she could have let all them in on what was going on before she crossed that line. Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison (Sasha Pieters) are really being tested too. They are about to raise a baby together. That’s a big step for a couple that’s never really been a couple. I’ve never been an Emison fan and even I have to admit that they’ve been having some great moments.

That’s mostly what this season has been about, great moments. Everything was supposed to move really quickly this season but I feel like it’s been really drawn out. After this episode, I have some hope for the final four episodes. This episode was a lot better. It had the suspense and it didn’t feel drawn out or have a lot of filler moments. Could that mean the final four are going to jammed packed? I hope so. I want the series to end on a high note and not where it was the last episode.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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