Pretty Little Liars Season 3, Episode 23 Burning Questions: Are Wren & Spencer on the “A” Team?
We love all ofPretty Little Liars’ constant thrills and surprises, but at the end of every episode, it always seems as though we have more questions than answers, which was especially true after the most recent episode. Is Spencer on the "A" team? And is Wren covering for her? What about that dead body in the woods?
To that end, we’ve tackled the 10 biggest questions from this week’s episode in order to figure out what’s really going on in Rosewood and to pick up on any and all clues.
1. Is Jason’s body in the morgue — since we can see a wound on the body? The girls are led to believe that Toby’s body was found, but it really doesn’t seem to be Toby’s, given that the tattoo seems smudged. So is it Jason’s body, as we haven’t seen him since he disappeared from the hospital? In fact, it appears that Jason’s wound can be seen on the corpse near the fake tattoo. Translation: Get your tissues ready, Jason fans.
2. Was Wren covering for Spencer when he told Eddie not to give her the book? When Wren tells Eddie not to bring the book to Spencer’s room, it appears that Eddie is up to no good. But now that we know Spencer had snuck out of Radley to swipe Malcolm, we’re thinking Wren was keeping Eddie from realizing Spencer was gone. So does this mean Wren is indeed on the “A” team? Let’s not forget that the definition of “red coat” is “a British soldier”...
3. Is Ali really at Radley — or was she a hallucination? It seems like Ali is really talking to Spencer at Radley, since she helps Spencer find the I.D. cards. However, Ali disappears quickly when Wren shows up, so maybe it was a hallucination. Either way, we appear to get another hint about Ali having a twin when she tells Spencer she never really knew her. Sounds like a twin imposter to us.
4. Why did Spencer join the “A” team? It’s definitely a shocker when we learn Spencer is now on the “A” team - and that she indeed picked up Malcolm from karate, as a PLL writer has confirmed. That said, we’re still convinced Spencer is just infiltrating the “A” team to get more info and to destroy the team from the inside. But could she really have turned evil? Don’t let us down, Spence.
5. Who caused Ali’s lip to bleed? Ali’s bloody lip during the flashback with Spencer’s mom could be another hint that she has a twin and that the twin caused the blood, since Ali doesn’t want Spencer’s mom to talk to her parents. Then again, Ali flashes a sinister smile while hugging Spencer’s mom, so maybe she’s faking the scratch, and she really did fake her own death?
6. What are Melissa and CeCe up to? Wren mentions that Melissa told CeCe about Mona being at Radley when he admits to getting CeCe a visitor’s pass. Does this mean Melissa and CeCe were involved in Ali’s death, since we saw the two of them talking on the night of Ali’s murder? Or does Wren have an ulterior motive for throwing Melissa under the bus like that? After all, they didn’t have the smoothest break-up.
7. Why didn’t Aria ask Malcolm more about “Alison”? We understand that Aria didn’t want to stress Malcolm out about who he was with at the carnival, but you’d think she could at least have asked him what color hair the person had, no? We’re also curious about that guy who supposedly told Malcolm to wait in the puppet show theater. Perhaps the guy is someone on the “A” team as well?
8. What is Eddie’s involvement? It’s unclear what Eddie’s intentions are, but we’re starting to think he’s not actually on the “A” team. It seems likely that he may have just fallen in love with Mona, which is what Wren refers to when he says the same thing shouldn’t happen with Eddie and Spencer. Eddie kinda reminds us of Nate, meaning he might be a weird loner who shouldn’t be trusted.
9. Did CeCe get blamed for pushing the girl at the frat party from Season 1? In Season 1’s “The Badass Seed,” Ali takes the girls to a party at Ian’s frat, and Ali pushes a girl down the stairs. Now that we know Ali got CeCe kicked out of school for a frat party incident, it’s possible that CeCe somehow got blamed for pushing the girl. Or maybe Ali just loves causing trouble at various frat parties.
10. Why were there so many darn bell scenes? This episode was pretty freakin’ great — if only we didn’t have quite so much Caleb’s dad stuff slowing it down. Granted, we love Haleb development, but we just wish the two of them could have spent more time this week focused on tracking down “A.” Eyes on the prize, you two!
Catch the Season 3 finale ofPretty Little Liars on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.