Things are getting way too stressful on Pretty Little Liars. It's been a long time since I've been completely absorbed in this show, but this week's episode had me glued to my screen. The state police have arrived, and they're suspicious — and good at their job. As they pull back the layers of mystery surrounding Detective Wilden's murder, they come dangerously close to uncovering information that might lead us directly to A.
So, if you hadn't guessed, tonight is a bit of a doozy. Spencer finally gets Melissa cornered, and the police are closing in on Wilden's murderer. This presents a bit of a problem, because we don't know who Wilden's murderer is either. Find out what happens in the episode when you read on.
- Double trouble from the police. Here I was, thinking one state police officer was bad, and now they're multiplying. Lieutenant Tanner is a lot scarier than her pretty-boy counterpart, and you can tell she's ready to get her hands dirty. She interrogates Hanna off the record, and she even shows up at Hanna's house to question her mother. Ashley definitely has something to hide; we just don't know what it is yet, which is even more worrisome.
- Spencer and Aria pull a role reversal. Seriously, how great is it when they turn the tables on Melissa? Round of applause for some serious sleuth work from Spencer and Aria when they plant Melissa's mask and follow her to the creepy mask maker.
- Wait, where's Mona? She's been gone for, like, two episodes now. Am I the only one who's really worried about this? Help.
- Melissa gets a LOT off her chest. Spencer's confrontation with Melissa is so intense and riddled with so much information, I had to watch it twice. We find out she was indeed the other Queen of Hearts on the train during Halloween, and that Wilden was taking orders from someone else. We also learn that Wilden probably started the lodge fire. Oh, but that's not all. Melissa leaves us in agonizing pain with a few seriously cryptic statements. She tells Spencer, "I've been protecting you since it started! Since before it started!" She then tells Spencer to leave it alone, or "it will come apart in ways you cannot even imagine." What is Melissa protecting Spencer from? Before what started?! Leave what alone?! I'm dying.
- "I think my mom killed Wilden, and A knows it." Leave it to Hanna to drop a bomb right at the end of the episode, and right after Aria and Spencer get a text from A saying, "Melissa's guilty of plenty, but she's not 'A' material. Kisses." Is Ashley Marin the real murderer? It's looking pretty likely, but the writers have been known to throw us a curveball every once in a while.
As the police and the girls get closer to the truth, so do we. This season seems to be carrying a lot, and I'm more than OK with that. Is it next week yet?