Look, we know that Pretty Little Liars is no hard-hitting, true-to-life documentary series, but even a frothy soap like this one sometimes strains our suspension of disbelief. We call them out on the times they faked it and didn't make it in last week's episode, “The Homecoming Hangover.”
Schools are well-funded enough to just give away free cars: FALSE
Emily wins a free Corolla at the school dance? Seriously? The only free thing that was given away at our high school dances were pretzels. And they were generic-brand pretzels — our school was too broke for Rold Gold. Granted, we didn’t attend a snooty prep school in a tony suburb, but there must be some serious tuition-padding at Rosewood Day if they can just hand over the keys to a new car to a random co-ed.
A good place to keep the spare key in your apartment is under the doormat: FALSE
Ezra seems surprisingly cavalier about the fact that he’s dating a minor, so maybe we shouldn’t be too shocked that he’s equally lax about where he puts his keys. But Ezra should consider himself warned. After all, if Pretty Little Liars were a horror movie, we can guarantee that this hiding place would later lead to him screaming, “The call is coming from inside the house!”
The best way to dispose of confidential documents is by tossing them into the air near a river: FALSE
For four girls with so many secrets to keep, you would think that by now, at least one of them would have invested in a paper shredder.