Happy Late Halloween!
During every Halloween Season there are a few things that I have to do to get in the spirits. I have to watch Halloween Town, Hocus Pocus (which celebrates it’s 20th anniversary this year), and an absurd amount of Ghost Hunters episodes. With all of the Halloween specials and movies, there’s no doubt that there’s something to write about. So where do we start? This year’s Halloween episodes? How about the bomb that dropped in this years Pretty Little Liar’s special? Warning this post contains spoilers.
Okay guys, this is a big deal. This is a huge deal. The last five minutes of this years PLL Halloween Special was like a slap in the face (in the huge shock sort of way that is). These are the kinds of things that keep me watching the show. I always get bored or aggravated because I just want to know who’s doing this and everything, and just when I’m about to give up all together they throw this at us and make me love it all over again. So here’s the gist of it:
It being Halloween, the girls go to a party together, much like the other two specials they’ve had. This one however, was a little different. This one took place in the town of Ravenswood; which incidentally is the inspiration for the new show of the same name. This episode was a bit of a mash-up. It blended the characters of both shows together to set up the new show, as well as give some answers to the watchers of Pretty Little Liars. This, of course, takes place after the discovery of A’s layer, scattered with creepy pictures of them and all of that other fun stuff. More importantly, it comes after the audiences discovery of Ezra’s play in this crazy game. Needless to say, every time the man made himself known he was looking mad creepy and totally guilty of something. I haven’t lost hope yet, because after re-watching the series recently I realized that they make every suspect look creepy, so who knows it could just be another one of those.
Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t think it was awesome if Ezra is the real A, though.
As a whole the episode wasn’t completely jaw dropping. They followed Red Coat through the cemetery (where the town was throwing a party–weirdos) and ended up trapped in these underground catacombs which is just so typically them. Hanna get’s lost in some freak wind storm and finds her way into this creepy old house. Why they have secret tunnels leading to a graveyard I don’t know, but it can’t be for anything good. Spencer get’s lost looking for Ali after they here her voice coming from a different room. All in all, it was a lot of them getting lost and looking for each other, followed by a lot of typically, suspenseful music.
But then everything got real. Ezra has like, followed the girls to this party and offers to drive them all home. And after he does, Red Coat is spotted a little ways away. They follow her, of course, and just when you’re about to get ready for them to lose her. They don’t. She stands there in Spencer’s backyard, her back to them, completely still and willing to be found. And when she turns to face them we see Ali, alive, anything but an illusion. In that one scene it flips the whole “murder mystery” plot on it’s head, setting up an entirely new mystery for the fans to solve. How did she, or somebody, fake Ali’s death? Who is she running from? By the looks of the final scene it’s Ezra they need to worry about, and the girls know it too. With one quiet movement Ali puts her finger to her lips, just one more secret to add to their collection, and as Ezra walks out into the yard, she’s gone.
So what did you guys think of the episode? Comment and let me know! Or tweet us @GeektoTV
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