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‘The Liars’ Are Back… (Review)

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THOUGHTS BEFORE THE PREMIERE

I’ve been a loyal fan to Pretty Little Liars since it first aired back in 2010, so I’ve developed a strong attachment to The Liars and the show, as a whole, so I’m really dreading being forced to say goodbye.

So to refresh, when we last saw the girls there were all (minus Alison) leaving Rosewood to attend various colleges all over the world. They had also just found out the true identity of A, which kind of surprised me because I never expected the writers to bring in the transgendered angle, but it worked. They also had a special titled, Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward. 

Throughout this special we got to hear from the cast. They gave us little behind the scene tidbits and they also gave us a sneak peek at what would be happening during the seventh season. The Liars are all called back to Rosewood, 5 years later, to testify for Charlotte ‘CiCi’ Drake, who, as it turns out, was A and Alison and Jason’s long lost sibling, Charles. Something goes wrong and they end up staying in Rosewood because of some unknown problem. This is where we should pick up tonight.

So with all that being said, I am ready for tonight’s episode and this season. I also heard that the developer/producer, I. Marlene King, mentioned something about a Pretty Little Liars movie. I don’t know what it could possibly be about, but I would definitely watch it.

THOUGHTS AFTER THE PREMIERE ((*SPOILERS*))

As I said earlier, all the girls were summoned to Rosewood by Alison. She wanted them to testify on Charlotte (or A’s) behalf, so that she could be released from the hospital that she was being held in.

Ali has some serious balls to ask those girls to do that. Charlotte put all of those girls, including Alison, through hell for years and as you’ll find out throughout the episode that majority of the girls are still suffering in multiple ways.

Aria mentions during the meeting that she has problems being in the dark. All, but Aria, lied to please Ali, which pissed me off. Even Mona lied, but I think she has something up her sleeve. I think she wanted to get even somehow.

Anyway, fast forward a couple hours and the girls (Hanna, Emily, Aria and Spencer) all gather at The Radley, which is a fancy resort that the Radley Sanitarium was made into, to have drinks and discuss how they felt about life and how the hearing turned out. They drink too much and vow to move on with their lives after finding out that Charlotte was indeed let out of the hospital.

After a fun night of drinking, the girls get a call the next morning from Alison. She can’t find Charlotte. Charlotte’s body is found outside the church. It looks like she committed suicide, but her autopsy revealed that she was dead before she was thrown out of the church window, which means that she was murdered.

So the rest of the season is probably going to be about finding out who murdered Charlotte.

Overall, I liked the episode. It wasn’t too exciting, but I’m expecting for the season to pick up in later episodes. All the girls are hiding stuff, as usual. Aria looks like she’s struggling, Emily looks just plain miserable and Hanna is engaged, but she looks like she’s trying to make something work that just isn’t.

Ezra, Toby and Caleb all made appearances, but all the couples have broken up, which sucks. All, but Ezra, seem to be doing okay. He had something unfortunate happen to him, so he’s suffering a bit. But Aria is there now, so she’s doing her best to make everything all better. Though all of the couples are broken up, I do think that there is some hope for each of them to reconnect.

They brought back Sara Harvey and they want us to think that she had something to do with Charlotte’s murder, but I don’t think so. I am curious to see who did murder her though, so I’ll be tuning for the rest of the season.

Tell me what you thought of this episode and what you think will happen throughout the season. Who do you think killed Charlotte?

Pretty Little Liars airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Freeform.

Lots of hugs and kisses

Amira 😉

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