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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Review: Kingdom of the Blind
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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Review: Kingdom of the Blind

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The theme around this week’s Pretty Little Liars was revelations. Each liar had their own little discovery. With that, came confrontation. This episode was inevitably epic all around. It featured excellent showcases of acting, writing, and story. The series is truly jumping into the new season, revealing things we thought we knew. If one thing’s for sure, nothing is as it seems in this show. Sadly, the little liars are still figuring that out.

1. Spencer:

Spencer (Troian Bellisario) definitely had the most interesting revelation. I’ve been wondering where Melissa (Torrey DiVitto) has been. It is later revealed that Melissa had a miscarriage. This is when things start to get interesting. After a comment from Hanna, and the fact that her mother is defending Garrett, Spencer takes it in her own hands to dig up information. According to Melissa, her miscarriage was on June 10th… After some digging, Spencer finds out that Melissa was never checked in at the hospital, but instead, at a resort… With her mother. So, Melissa didn’t have a lose her child on that day, but it still leaves a lot of questions that I can’t even delve into. Did Melissa really lose her child? If so, when, and why would she lie about it? Lastly, is Garrett truly the father? So. Many. Twists.

2. Emily:

In all honesty, Emily’s (Shay Mitchell) solo story this episode was a tad weak. Her revelation, Ms. Montgomery (Holly Marie Combs) changing her test grade, didn’t truly raise any stakes like the other revelations. Yes, she was at risk of getting fired, because obviously the new ‘A’ figured it out… But, I hate to say… Does anyone actually care? That’s the problem with secondary characters. Although, the writers have been doing a better job of creating a deeper attachment to Ella Montgomery and the viewers this season. The crisis was all too quick, and was greatly overshadowed by the other events taking place. On the plus side, it showed a stronger Emily, who wouldn’t let lies take over her. She took control of the situation, showing us that the ‘weak’ Emily that we’ve come to know, is starting to grow a pair. I love this side of her, and although her taking charge of the situation was small, it’s showing character development that we were promised during the first episode of the season. Plus, extra screentime for Ezra (Ian Harding)? Especially, him coming to the rescue of Aria’s mom. Love.

3. Aria:

So, Aria (Lucy Hale) didn’t do much this episode. Her most important role in ‘Kingdom of the Blind’ was being pretend gal pals with Jenna. This lead to her finding out where Jenna would be, (while sketchy-car-stalking her) and inevitably leading to Jenna’s big reveal. Oh, and she did have a scene with Ezra. I can’t get over how adorable they are.

4. Hanna:

Sadly, Hanna (Ashley Benson) is still stuck on Mona (Janel Parrish) duty. If that wasn’t enough, now she has to keep an eye on Lucas (Brendan Robinson), who is becoming more and more suspicious. Her revelation? Hanna is finally starting to realize that not everything is as it seems. She cannot trust anyone, maybe not even Caleb. After countless visits with Mona, getting barely a word out of her, she was shocked to find her rambling on about her mouth being dry (among other things). To top that off, Lucas puts in her head that Mona could have been faking all along. Jail < Mental Hospital. Nothing is for certain, but it's really putting many theories and ideas into play. 5. Jenna:

“I’m ready to hang a sign: Bitch can see!” -Aria

The secrets out! The liars know about Jenna (Tammin Sursok) faking being blind. I was curious to see how they would handle this, and I was very pleased at how the writers went about it. It may have been short lived, but the liars went on, pretending as though they didn’t know. But, adding a bit of comic relief, Hanna steps in and reveals to Jenna that they know. What really made this interesting was finding out why Jenna went through the trouble of lying. We found out two key things. 1.) Jenna DID pick Emily up in her car, but she had nothing to do with Emily getting a call/digging Alison up. (Or so we think.) 2.) Jenna is just as scared as the liars. She knows someone is after her, and she doesn’t want to take any chances. In all honesty, I love Jenna. I’m hoping that these events lead to her joining the PLL gang in their quest to find the new ‘A’.

My ‘A’ Theory (Note: This is subject to change… A lot.): Wren. Just because he has so much access to Mona, and the clip at the end? It showed alcohol. Possibly making ‘A’ old enough to drink, and we all know Wren has a mighty alcohol collection, if I remember correctly.

I really enjoyed this episode. It provided various clues, and broadened the audience’s theories. And as I said earlier, the writing, acting, and story was phenomenal, to say the least! But as every PLL episode goes, there are even more questions being raised. Hopefully those will be answered in time, though…

Rating:
A+

Questions:

  • Favorite moment?
  • What are your thoughts on Melissa and the miscarriage?
  • Who do you think ‘A’ is?
Dhalyn Warren Dhalyn is a contributing writer for FanBolt. She lives for writing, TV, fashion, and social media, as well as traveling the world. With that said, Dhalyn tries greatly to infuse her passion and interests into what she posts on the site. Currently for FanBolt, Dhalyn is writing reviews, updating on celebrity news, interviewing, etc.

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