No bones about it! In this week's Pretty Little Liars Season 4, Episode 23 (“Unbridled”), Spencer isn't a big fan of boxing biographies, Aria can learn a thing or two from her mom's love life, and Ali's grave is getting ready for its coming-out party.
Wherein Spencer Sees a Good, Ol’-Fashioned “Creepy Suitcase Handoff”
Don’t you hate it when your wedding veil gets caught in a bear trap while you’re spying on your friend’s mom? If we had a nickel… Anyway, Spencer finds those finger bones in her corset, which makes us wonder why Spencer apparently didn't notice them. And by the way, if we were the person who owned that bear trap, we’d be pretty mad at Spencer. Bear traps don’t set themselves up, y'know.
Meanwhile, Spencer has a lot of hot guys in her life this week, but surprisingly, none are Toby. First, Spencer wakes up with her sobriety counselor on top of her, which is enough of a reason to make us want to develop a substance-abuse problem immediately. Then, she learns Jason wasn’t actually holed away in rehab like he said he was. By the way: Lying about being in rehab? Doesn’t that seem like a page out of Lindsay Lohan’s playbook, not Jason’s?
Wherein Hanna Keeps Messing With Poor Travis's Head
Travis kinda got the royal screw job last week during that ill-fated dinner date with Hanna, so we're happy to see them kiss this week. But it’s kinda weird how they kiss right after Travis intentionally gets the valet to crash that car. Like, does Hanna find car accidents to be a turn-on? Then again, if she does, Rosewood is a good place for her to live, since this was the 3,127th car accident that we’ve seen on this show. Give or take.
Wherein Aria Learns That At Least One Person in Her Family Has a Stable Love Life
Apparently, we can only see one Montgomery family member other than Aria on PLL each week. Perhaps Mike was too busy bawling his eyes out in his room after his split from Mona, since this week was all about Ella and her thriving love life. And how clear is it now that Ezria will be getting back together soon? We'd say, extremely clear.
Wherein Emily Puts Her Foot Down. And It's About Freakin' Time.
So let’s get this straight: Emily isn’t cool about Paige letting the cops know that Ali is alive, but she’s totally cool with Paige trying to drown her? OK, we just wanted to make sure we had they straightened out. So are Paige and Emily done for good? Or is Paige going to turn out to be involved with "A" somehow? Hmm.
But Emily wasn’t busy binging on marshmallow fluff straight out of the jar like we would have been during a rocky relationship. Rather, Em fires off a message off to Ali using the name of an Italian restaurant as the password. Then, the girls find a not-yet-revealed mystery person at the place where Ali has been staying. We’re just relieved that Ali didn’t use “Olive Garden” as the password, since that would mean she has very questionable taste.
— It appears that we’re this close to finding out who’s in Ali’s grave, as Officer Handsome — sorry, Holbrook — is dragging up the corpse. Our final guess as to who it is? It’s gotta be Sara Harvey, whom we learned about at the start of the winter season, since she looked like Ali and died right around when Ali did. Let’s just hope Spencer didn’t have anything to do with that death.
— Who do the girls see at the end of the episode when they’re looking for Ali? Spencer is the one who asks the person what he/she is doing here, so maybe it’s someone Spencer is closest to? At any rate, we’re guessing it’s Noel, since he’s coming back for next week’s finale. Perhaps Noel has known all along that Ali is still alive. Could that have something to do with why Noel was dating both Mona and Jenna?
— Where the heck has Jenna been all this time? And he can’t actually think it was Wilden who trapped Emily and him in that elevator, right? C'mon, Jason, get caught up already. Also… uh, Jason may have said more stuff, but it’s impossible for us to listen to him and clean up our own drool at the same time. (The guy is hot, is what we’re trying to say.)
— We’ve had suspicions all along that Ali has a twin. So what do we make of Spencer’s mom telling her that it seemed like she had an evil twin? Is this just a hint that someone has a twin on the show, or could Spencer actually have one? Maybe this has something to do with the secret that Mr. Hastings and Mrs. DiLaurentis appear to be keeping?
— Does Mrs. DiLaurentis indeed know that Ali is still alive, given the clothes that Hanna's mom finds? Or could these clothes be for, say, Ali's twin? And what's in the suitcase that we see her handing off in the woods? By the way, Mrs. D, if you ever want to buy clothes for us, we won't complain.
— Does this episode confirm that CeCe Drake is not involved with “A,” given that “A” calls the cops after locating her at the Red Finch Inn? Or maybe CeCe had been working with “A,” but things went bad. And is “Red Finch” some kind of allusion to CeCe being Red Coat? Or to Tippi the bird, since a finch is a type of bird? Or to To Kill a Mockingbird, since “Finch” was the last name in that book? TOO. MANY. CLUES. BRAIN. EXPLODING.
Other Things That Need to Be Discussed
— Did Travis look better in the leather jacket at the start of the episode, or in the tux jacket at the end of the episode? We’re not sure, but the guy can clearly wear a jacket like nobody’s business. And trust us that we’re not typically the type to encourage guys on TV to wear more layers.