Pretty Little Liars always comes up with creative title names for each episode. Usually, the cryptic phrases point to a deep-seeded theme or element of mystery we should pay attention to within the episode. So what do the first few Season 3 episode titles tell us about what’s coming next?
Season 3, Episode 1: “It Happened ‘That Night’”
We know that “That Night” refers to the night “A” was unmasked in the Season 2 finale (Season 2, Episode 25: “UnmAsked”). And we know from the synopsis that all four Liars will be reuniting after spending their summers separate from one another. But something else happened on the same night that will probably be one of the bigger Season 3 mysteries: Maya died. It’s possible that we could see the oh-so-familiar Rosewood police station in this episode, since new evidence might lead to more questions for the Liars. Or, we might just see the four friends reunite to discuss exactly what happened from each of their perspectives.
Season 3, Episode 2: “Blood Is the New Black”
This title is awfully general, but the reference to trendiness makes us automatically think of Mona (Janel Parrish). And she definitely has blood on her hands after all the havoc she’s caused. We would speculate that this episode will involve a closer look at Mona’s current condition, now that she’s being held at Radley Sanitarium. Will one of the Liars try to get more information out of her in a visit?
Season 3, Episode 3: “Kingdom of the Blind”
As we’ve discussed earlier, this line is taken from a Latin proverb by 15th century theologian Erasmus. The proverb continues, “In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.” We can’t help immediately thinking of Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok), and we know from sneak peek photos that Jenna will still be pretending to be blind when Season 3 begins. In a way, Jenna has one eye closed and one eye open. This episode might focus on Jenna’s hidden motives, why she lied to everyone about the surgery, and how she’s connected to the “A” team.
Season 3, Episode 4: “Birds of a Feather”
Our first thought is: Black Swan. What do we know about the Black Swan? She speaks to Jenna and Lucas (Brendan Robinson), and she definitely doesn’t want the Liars to know who she is, since she ran away from them at the Masquerade Ball. The title implies that she isn’t acting alone, and we hope this episode explores her relationship with Lucas and Jenna more. If all three of them are acting together, what is their shared goal?
Season 3, Episode 5: “That Girl Is Poison”
Wishfully thinking, we hope that the Black Swan was revealed in Episode 4, and this episode will delve deeper into who she is and where she came from. Another theory could be that Maya (Bianca Lawson) was poisoned, and that’s how she died. We could find out her cause of death at this point, and if poison is the culprit, then who had access to it?
Season 3, Episode 6: “The Remains of the ‘A’”
Taken literally, this episode could involve the rest of Mona’s cohorts. Janel Parrish did say that Mona’s connections to others in Rosewood would be revealed, so hopefully we’ll have a better picture of who those remaining bad guys and girls are. The literary reference to Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day might be a red herring, since the 1989 book is about a man remembering his experience working for and becoming close to his former employer. Of course, we know how much Marlene loves implementing books as clues, so this episode might concern one of the Liars having flashbacks to their time with Ali, or some variation of that.
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Catch an all-new Pretty Little Liars when Season 3 premieres on Tuesday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.
Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.
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