It’s Endgame Time on ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Season 7, Episode 11
It feels so good to be back in Rosewood, but we quickly learned that the drama is only getting more intense in this Pretty Little Liars recap of Season 7, Episode 11, the premiere of 7B and the kickoff to the final episodes of the show.
We pick up immediately where we left off, with all the Liars in the hospital and Spencer rushed in the ambulance.
“Who’s your mom,” the EMT asks. LOL.
We learn that Mary got away and the Liars don’t know Jenna was kidnapped. That’s when they see Toby get wheeled into the hospital.
In a mini flash foward, a week later, Toby is awake! But Yvonne is in a medically induced coma. Spencer is home now. PHEW!
But we start with Aria: Just when Aria is packing up to leave Ezra’s house, Ezra walks in the front door and hugs her, motioning with her luggage not to leave. They briefly mention Nicole, who is now in a recovery center near her parents, but you can cut the tension in the room with a knife because, duh, she’s engaged to a man who kissed his ex on national television.
Meanwhile, in other shippers news, Hanna and Caleb wake up together, and their kiss shows that this was definitely what they both wanted.
But rather than have lovey dovey time, Caleb plans to track down Jenna, who we know was kidnapped by “A.D.” At Caleb’s prodding, Hanna seems to be off to work on some fashion design drawings? More on that later.
So much for competition because it seems both Emily and Paige were hired at Rosewood High, making them both Alison’s colleagues. Awkward!
Speak of the devil, Alison shows up and she seems to be cranky about Paige working there and her not-so-great doctor’s appointment, who tells her that she’s going to have a “perfect stranger’s baby.” Ali is being cold to Emily, which is definitely upsetting all Emison shippers out there.
All the Liars get an S.O.S. text (yay!) from Spencer who tells them to all meet at the barn. It’s not happy news: Everyone stands over a huge black present that says “It’s Playtime - A.D.”
It seems they now have to come to terms with the fact that Noel isn’t “A.D.” and Jenna 99 percent sure isn’t either.
Inside the box is even creepier: It’s a high tech board game called “Liars Lament” with play pieces of the whole town and each of the Liars. The board immediately lights up with #Endgame Bitches, and we at home all promptly squeal in excitement. (Sorry, ladies.)
As if the literal endgame isn’t enough for Aria, she rants to Hanna about her relationship woes.
“Are you worried he hasn’t told [Nicole] about the book?” Hanna asks.
“I’m worried he hasn’t told her about us,” Aria replies.
Hanna decides she should continue planning her wedding and it will all work out.
Finally, we see Mona! Frankly, she doesn’t give AF about Noel’s death, but she does prod her BFF Hanna to go somewhere with her fashion designs, and seems to have a sneaky plan to get her to do so: Mona introduces Hanna to a senator’s daughter who is hoping Hanna can dress her for an event in her own label, and Mona already has a studio set up to do so.
Across town, Spencer is in Marco Furey’s office, but this isn’t a sexy time call. Marco warns her that Archer Dunhill, aka the real name of Elliott Rollins, has connections to Jenna and Noel. Oh, and that Jenna didn’t shoot Spencer because the bullets don’t match; there was someone else with a gun there that night.
Aria is visiting a venue to plan the Ezria wedding, and guess who’s the chef? It’s Holden! It’s the first of our likely very many blasts from the past in Rosewood during Season 7B.
Hours later, Aria seems to be having a nice time with Holden, but Ezra interrupts to say he’s headed to New York to see Nicole, basically not even asking Aria what she thinks.
Back at the Hastings house we get our first mom sighting! Veronica Hastings! Spencer spills the whole Season 7A (with some white lies), basically, and it’s epic.
“Alison’s husband wasn’t a real doctor, turns out that he was a crook and he took all of her money. Noel Kahn kidnapped Hanna, she got away. Noel Kahn is now dead. Jenna Marshall shot me, probably. Toby and Yvonne were in a car crash. Do you want a glass of wine?”
But then she lays down the hammer: Mary Drake.
“She said that you’re not my mother, my birth mother. She is,” Spencer says. And Veronica doesn’t deny it.
Finally we get the familial scoop.
Back when Jason was a child, Jessica DiLaurentis showed up and told Veronica all about her twin sister Mary, who was in Radley. Mary was pregnant, and the father was Peter Hastings, who thought it was Jessica. So, Veronica took Spencer in and adopted her via Judge Kahn, worried that the baby, Spencer, would instead be put up for adoption.
Queen Bee Alison seems to be back, because in a planning meeting at the high school, her claws are out attacking Paige.
But Paige is fighting back. And Emily? She’s stuck, literally, sitting in the middle, and she’s not happy.
When they leave, Ali says she doesn’t know if she kissed Emily the other night because she wanted to or because she wanted her to stay. Emily warns her not to kiss her again until she knows.
But this is the least of the Liars’ worries because Spencer just got an “A.D.” text that playing the game would bring her closer to her mom. Looks like it’s gametime. And as soon as it’s turned on the game asks a simple question: “Truth or Dare.”
When Spencer chooses Dare, it tells her to go visit Toby.
Spencer plays along and finds Toby at the hospital where Yvonne is. But that doesn’t mean she’s ready to come clean, because she agrees when Toby says the “A” game might be over, finally.
“We will get out of here, we will,” she tells him, when he says he feels guilty about what happened when he tried to take Yvonne out of Rosewood.
Having completed that task, Spencer heads back to the loft and the game lights up. She earned a prize: A letter addressed “for my child,” from Radley Sanitarium, and one puzzle piece.
Mary’s letter to baby Spencer says that the DiLaurentis and Hastings families needed to be punished, but that the baby didn’t deserve her fate and she hopes she can forgive her.
With this new information, Spencer calls all the Liars to the barn to play the game. Hanna doesn’t want to play along and is about to go at it with a knife when the screen lights up with a video of the girls digging Elliott's grave. They can’t stop playing now.
In our first “A-tag” of Season 7B, Jenna sits in the dark on a chair drinking tea, when she says, “You said you’d tell me today, about the game.” Someone puts a book in her lap in Braille, and when she reads, she looks up and says,
“Endgame.” And she smiles.
Pretty Little Liars returns Tuesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.
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