Pretty Little Liars Recap: "Miss Me x 100"

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You knew the 100th episode of Pretty Little Liars wouldn’t end without a bang. You can bet it did not disappoint — literally. Let’s get to recapping!

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Alison (Sasha Pieterse) returned to Rosewood High. At first, it seemed like she had smoothly transitioned back in, but that was before Mona (Janel Parrish) got involved.

That night, Mona stalked Alison and chased her into the church for a confrontation. She wanted Alison out of Rosewood for good.

Mona tried to blackmail her by saying she had evidence of the girls being in New York, but Ali called her bluff. Alison said she wasn’t going anywhere and knew the real reason Mona wanted her gone was not about past bullying, but high school social status. Mona slapped her hard across the face. Alison slapped her back, and drew blood.

Unfortunately, Alison said horrible things about the kids at school. However, she also made a really good point about Mona being a horrible bully who might have even been worse than  Ali in the past. Mona did almost killed Hanna that one time. Mona, the psych ward might say you’re okay, but something tells me your still cray!

The next day at school, Mona threw on a victim lip tremble and showed an edited video of her fight with Ali. Predictably, none of the mean things Mona said, or her hitting Ali were included.

When she first recounted the fight with Mona to her friends, Alison left out the part about hitting her back. Now, the girls were mad at her for lying once again, and all the students she’d apologized to hated her once more.

It turned out Em’s new swim friend Sydney (Chloe Bridges) and Jenna (Tammin Sursok) were actually in cahoots, and a part of Mona’s army. Mona really wanted to get Ali where it hurts, by taking away all her friends.
Spencer’s (Troian Bellisario) mom found out her husband and daughter had lied about their alibi the night Ali’s mom was killed. She thinks they may have had something to do with it, and she’s pissed her husband involved Melissa (Torrey DeVitto).

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It was the final straw. Mrs. Hastings decided to leave her husband, and take Spencer with her.

Spencer seemed more broken up about her parents' divorce, than basically getting confirmation one of her family members was a killer. Luckily, Toby was (Keegan Allen) in town to comfort her.

It seemed weird Ezra (Ian Harding) continued to have an uncharacteristically callous, “don’t curr” attitude when it came to Aria (Lucy Hale) killing Shana (Aeriél Miranda). Then, I remembered she shot him, which he also reminded Aria of to make her feel less guilty. After sharing a moment, they slept together. Ezria is officially back!

Jenna was devastated by her girlfriend’s death. Of course, this just made Aria feel worse. She offered Jenna a shoulder to cry on. Aria would probably be less sympathetic, if she knew Jenna was plotting against her again.

Emily (Shay Mitchell) played fixer for Paige (Lindsey Shaw) and Alison. Alison apologized for bullying Paige.

Ali also apologized to Emily and admitted the crush Em used to have on her was mutual. Later, during their sleepover, the pair made out.

It was cute, but Emily can do much better. Her two dating options are a girl who once tried to drown her, and the girl who bullied her. Yikes!

Hanna (Ashley Benson) was still getting her Travis (Luke Kleintank) on, but went into a bit of a tailspin when Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) showed up. He was cagey about why he was in Rosewood. Although the reunion was super-awkward, it looked like it’s still Caleb she really wants.

Later, the whole gang got together—Aria and Ezra, Hanna and Caleb, Spencer and Toby, and Emily and Alison.  The girl buried in Ali’s grave had been identified. Her name was Bethany Young, a 17-year-old Radley patient who escaped the night of Ali’s disappearance.

Right after the announcement, an explosion blew out the windows in the living room. No one was hurt, but it meant “A” was back. “A” blew up Toby’s house right before sending all the girls a text. So, who’s “A” this time?

Legitimately getting rid of "A" would be one of the best things PLL could do. These girls seriously have enough drama without a cyber/masked stalker. Confirmation “A” is still around is the worst. This show needs a reboot, not more of the same thing for the millionth time.

What do you think? Did Episode 100 of PLL live up to the hype?

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