Pretty Little Liars Recap: Season 4, Episode 21 — “She’s Come Undone”
How about a little redecorating? In tonight’s Pretty Little Liars Season 4, Episode 21 (“She’s Come Undone”), Spencer uses a shovel for something other than digging, Paige writes a cute little note for the cops, and Ezra needs to take a trip to IKEA immediately.
Wherein Spencer Needs to Put Down the Shovel
There are plenty of memories of our own that we’d like to block out permanently — like, say, our memory of sitting through any movie starring Nicolas Cage. But we’re guessing Spencer actually would like to know for sure what really happened during the fight that CeCe and Mrs. DiLaurentis supposedly witness between Ali and Spence on the night Ali died. Of course, squeezing Mrs. D's arm as hard as possible probably isn't Spencer's best move.
Wherein Aria Apparently Doesn’t Like the Feng Shui in Ezra’s Apartment
To paraphrase a popular quote from Anchorman, Aria does not love lamp. Indeed, she smashes Ezra’s lamp... oh, and his diploma, and his cabinet, and pretty much every breakable surface or material possession. She even comes this close to spilling to Principal Hackett about her relationship. Of course, the fact that she doesn’t bust Ezra means that Ezria is eventually getting back together, right? Right.
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Wherein Emily Decides That She Isn’t a Fan of Ultimatums
Just when we were loving Paily together — we want to relive that adorable scene in “Shadow Play” over and over! — the show throws a wrench in that. Paige follows Emily as she tries to send that cash to Ali, and then Paige gives Em an ultimatum very similar to the one that Emily on Friends gave to Ross about never talking to Rachel again. And we all know how well that worked out for her.
But Emily (not the Friends one) definitely grows a backbone by the end of the episode, when she bids Paige adieu after telling her she doesn’t love ultimatums. So what’s going to become of the note Paige gave to the police about Ali? And why is Paige so opposed to Emily helping Ali? Hmm.
Wherein Hanna Needs a New Way of Showing Guys Her Appreciation
Remember when Hanna kissed Wren after he helped her out at Radley in Season 3? Apparently, that’s becoming her go-to move, as she does the exact same thing this week with Officer Holbrook after he stands up for Travis’s dad in court. So Hanna end up with either Holbrook or Travis? Uh, we’ll go ahead and choose option c.) wait for Caleb. No offense, you other two.
— Okay, so this episode was a little uneventful, as it was mostly about Aria getting all brooding and destructive. Still, the Spencer stuff was pretty crazy. So all in all, we thought the episode was solid. Not as great as last week's, granted… but solid.
— So why did Mrs. DiLaurentis pay CeCe to keep quiet about the Spencer-Ali fight? We’re guessing that Mrs. D and CeCe actually know that Spencer didn’t really kill Ali, but perhaps Mrs. D wants to be able to blackmail Mr. Hastings by making him think Spencer did. In fact, it appears that Spencer’s dad hired that P.I. to follow Spence. So could Mrs. D be working for “A”?
— What’s Paige’s deal? We know how much she hates Ali, so we’re worried about the fact that Paige was so determined to find out where Ali is and prevent Emily from helping her. Then again, Emily should know what she’s getting into when she dates someone who once tried to drown her.
— Is Ezra really on the verge of publishing his manuscript, given that he was meeting with his literary agent when Aria called? We see in the letter Aria reads that the publisher wants a really good ending to the book, so we’re curious as to how far Ezra will go to get that ending.
— Can Officer Handsome — sorry, Holbrook — really be trusted? The Rosewood Police Department isn’t exactly known for being a reliable bunch, so even though he seems to be a good guy, we’re skeptical. And we’re also curious as to what Travis's role will be for the rest of the season. His storyline seems to be drying up a bit.
Other Things That Need to Be Discussed:
— Why on earth would Spencer randomly take pills that “A” gave her? How many times do these girls need to be drugged or poisoned before she starts to think, “Hmm, maybe those pills from ‘A’ aren’t the best things to swallow.”
— Yes, we know: Ezra is awful, he’s the worst, everyone hates him. But c’mon — how frickin’ adorable did he look in that flashback, just before Aria runs out of her room to vomit? Answer: Ridiculously adorable. Oh, and sorry for making you visualize the vomit scene again. Our bad.
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.