Episode Name: Farewell, My Lovely
Director: Joseph Dougherty
Writer: Joseph Dougherty
Producer: I. Marlene King
Running time: 42 min
Release Date: 20/06/2017
Genre: Mystery, Drama & Crime
Convinced they know who A.D. is, the Liars gear up for a confrontation. Spencer, Hanna, and Caleb team up to investigate and discover new information about Charlotte’s death. Meanwhile, Mary Drake returns with a gift for Spencer and Alison.
A lot of stuff went down in this episode. We find out a lot, including Charlotte’s killer, and I am super hyped for the finale. This episode can basically be summed up as preparation for the final episode.
Aria was almost caught by the police, and oh man, was I wondering what the writers would do this time, Luckily she was not caught, and we could all breathe. Ezra stood up for Aria, which was sweet, and told the girls how wrong they were treating her. He really takes charge in this episode and I liked seeing that side of him.
Then we see Mona falling into the deep, dark pit of games and manipulation. Now, I never thought she was A.D. but the Liars are quite sure she is, and she is looking pretty guilty. It’s quite fun to watch Janel play this side of Mona, and she does it really well.
Somehow Mary Drake has found out that Tanner is planning on arresting the girls so has given Spencer and Ali the Lost Woods to sell and pay for lawyers, which is nice of her, but how does she know about their crime? I also think it was her plan from the start when she gave them the resort to take their place in jail and confess to the murders of Jessica and Archer. But the truth is bound to come out sometime that she didn’t kill Archer.
Also, it was funny that right when Tanner was going to send out the arrest warrants, the girls basically weren’t in Rosewood, but in tunnels or driving somewhere out of town. Caleb and Spencer shared some cute lines, and Spencer’s joke in the bathroom was very uplifting in the midst of all that was happening, plus the ones in the tunnel were spot on. And before that was Caleb’s scene with Mona where he takes her pie, which was just hilarious and Hanna is lucky to have him.
I still don’t quite understand the dream sequence, but I guess it’s because I don’t remember that part of PLL very well. I should probably rewatch some of the important scenes. Like, I don’t remember Charlotte’s death very well, and it was a very important part of the episode. Speaking of, I am satisfied with Mona accidentally killing her, but I’m not with the way it was played into the episode. It could’ve been much more interesting if it was incorporated into the episode in a better way. I did like Loser Mona though, and was very scared that Hanna was going to get pushed off the tower, and luckily not. I wouldn’t have been able to survive that.
I’m very glad that the girls decide to step away from the scheming and burying bodies for that scene. They need to stop plotting otherwise, A.D. never will. And then the cops show up, and I’m confused and they’re confused and it turns out Mary told them that that is where she buried the body. Who gave her this information is what I want to know. Sasha did a great job portraying Alison’s reaction to finding out Mary Drake killed her mum.
The episode ended with the girls fine and ready to move on but our obvious question will only be revealed next week. I am very excited and hope it is as good as we hear it is going to be. I think they’re going to put the time jump in the beginning of the episode because of the way this one ended, but we’ll have to see.
Can you believe only 5 days left?!