pll hanna 'Pretty Little Liars': Lucas does a little breaking and enteringThis week on “Pretty Little Liars,” we get some answers on Lucas and it’s really not what we thought it was going to be. But it sure was creepy getting there.

OK, so it turns out Lucas has (had?) a gambling problem. He got into making bets on basketball and he lost all his money plus all Caleb’s money and that’s what he was going to tell Hanna in the rowboat. Raise your hands if you were really disappointed that that was the explanation? *raises hands* It just felt very anti-climactic, especially since we were convinced he was going to tell Hanna he loves her. It also seemed to come out of left field. What canon do we have so far to even hint at something like that? None that we can think of.

Meanwhile, Spencer tracks down a receipt from her lake house to a newsstand called Smitty’s in Philadelphia that is right around the corner from Jenna’s rehab center for the blind. While there, she swipes a sign-in book from when Alison was murdered and the girls all see that Garrett signed Jenna out that night and never signed her back in.

Aria and Holden go out on a date (to an Arthur Miller play, one of my favorite playwrights) – she is at the play knowing Ezra has tickets because she wants to see him. But he leaves ’cause he can’t handle seeing her out with somebody else. In the end, Aria is caught by Holden in her deception, but he wants to help her. What secret do you think he’s hiding?

And in Emily/Maya land, Maya is being harassed by a hook-up from Sober Camp. But it’s a “he,” not a “she.” And Emily is a little disconcerted by this revelation.

Thoughts & Tidbits

  • We can’t see the fellow from Sober Camp being a huge problem for Emily. She knows how confusing sexuality can be. Though we are curious as to his identity.
  • Even though we were disappointed by the outcome of Lucas’s issue, it was certainly creepy at the end at Hanna’s house. When he ran past her as the lightning flashed, we jumped and screamed right out loud.
  • We loved seeing Hanna’s Homecoming portrait. It’s just so Laura Palmer.
  • That was a lovely moment between Spencer and Mona – “If you’ve become the Mona you want to be, why are you letting Noel Kahn
    tell you you’re not good enough? You cannot let him send you spinning
    backwards like that.”
  • And in case anybody cares (because we really did), the song playing when Holden called Aria out about wanting to be on a date with someone else was “Boomerangs and Seesaws” by Shannon Curtis and we must own it immediately.

What did you think, PLL fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."