A second book emerges on #PLL (7×16 Recap)

Happy Tuesday little liars! It’s recap time yet again and I’m getting bummed thinking about the fact that after tonight there are only 4 more episodes left. Anyone feeling the same?

Last week, Detective Furey sent Spencer a warning regarding her possible involvement in the murder of Archer Dunhill and this week things went a little further. The episode (“The Glove that Rocks the Cradle” 7×16) starts off with Spencer getting questioned by the Rosewood Police about her little rendez vous at the Radley Bar. Detective Furey tries to convince Spencer to admit to her involvement before he gets the evidence, but Spencer has done this too many times to let it all go now.

At this point, the girls are determined to clean up their mess and make sure the receipt from the bar is nowhere to be found. Hanna recruits Caleb since he is the one that can shut down security for 10 minutes at the Radley hotel. Hanna isn’t just trying to save her ass, but she feels like her and Caleb owe it to Spencer because of what happened the night she was at the bar getting drunk. Later in the episode, Caleb apologizes to Spencer about what happened and my Spaleb feels got the best of me.

But while Hanna is focused on getting rid of the evidence, A.D. lets them know it’s Hanna’s turn yet again. Unbeknownst to the other girls, Aria’s also playing, but for team A.D.

Hanna’s task is to pick up a hard drive at the computer shop and drop it off at the school.Before the drop off, they find a Patsy Kline song on the drive, which brought Hanna back to the dollhouse. Caleb and Hanna argue about Lucas, and Hanna continues to be in denial about her friend.

 

Spencer decides she’ll try another tactic over destroying the evidence. She has the guts to meet Detective Furey at his appartment and straight up asks him to turn a blind eye on that infamous night at the bar. It’s too much to ask and let’s face it, Detective who decided to turn a blind eye aren’t around anymore. While Marco declined and stepped away to take a call, Spencer decided to steal a flash drive and what was on it was a lot more exciting than what Caleb and Hanna found on the hard drive.

Spencer stole a video of Lucas confessing that he wasn’t with Hanna the night of Charlotte’s murder. Yup, you read that right! He was Hanna’s alibi, then he came back right after to throw her under the bus. But of course, Hanna is still in denial.

Back on the baby front, Emily is pretty excited. She gets the baby room ready and is looking after Ali. She shows a little too much concern and Ali feels attacked. But during their little quarrel, Emily reveals her fear of Alison leaving her and the baby behind.

 

Before Hanna runs out to pursue her mission, Mona catches her and explains how she wants to play now. She feels like she’s never really accepted by the squad, no matter how many times she saves them. They have trust issues, Mona, and you’re one of the reasons why. The first thing that comes to mind, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

While Hanna is at Radley with Caleb on the search for the receipt and Emily and Alison are at the school on a stakeout, Aria claims she has to go to a press event for Ezra’s book. However, in reality she was fulfilling her A.D. task. She sneaked into the Emison baby room and completely trashed it. All of Emily’s work was destroyed and I’m sitting here thinking Aria has gone bat sh*% crazy.

While at the school, Alison takes a tumble which causes her and Emily to return home earlier than expected. Aria’s still there and I’m hoping she gets caught. I wonder what Emily would have done if she found Aria. Emily sends an SOS and they all think it’s Lucas. Aria is so distant and messy, I’m surprised no one suspects a thing. I mean, she dropped her earring in the mess!

At Radley, Hanna can’t find the receipt. She tries to go through all the boxes, but time is running out. Caleb’s solution is to drown all the receipts. I hope the insurance covers water damage. I’m sure at this point, A.D. already took the receipt. But I also wonder why Caleb thinks its a good idea to start a flood – it clearly shows that someone is trying to hide evidence.

While this goes on, Mona leaves message for Hanna claiming that Emison mistaked her for Uber A. At this point, someone’s story doesn’t match up since Alison says someone pushed her and ran away.

After the security cameras go back up, Hanna sees Lucas. She calls the girls and they all go to the loft to interrogate him. They find him freaking out over the book and he confesses,  “I may have been part of the reason you were tortured.” He reveals there’s a second book that turned the revenge into a game, but it was never finished. A.D. is about to finish it, but I’m hoping the girls get to rewrite it.

And then the last few minutes of the episode begins. What are each of the girls up to?

After all of it, Hanna still believes in Lucas, believes he was never a part of torturing them and he never intended for anything to happen. The unrequited love got me.

Spencer and Detective Furey have another police interview and Marco is tired of Spencer’s BS. Earlier, Spencer tried using the flashdrive she stole as blackmail, but Marco basically let her know that her friends are next in the investigation since the evidence against her disappeared.”Let’s hope your friends are as lucky as you…”

Alison FINALLY confesses her love for Emily. Who knew Paige would be the one to help her.

Aria comes home to an empty loft. Ezra isn’t around and she finally starts to think about what she’s done – a huge cut on her arm reminds her. She starts to break down, and although as a viewer, I’m angry at her, my heart definitely breaks.

The final scene shows us book 2 of the adventures of “Arcturus”.A.D. starts on the ending and shows us their drawing skills. They draw  a tree and a headstone, “Here lies…”

And that’s it. 4 more episodes are left. Are you ready?

Quote of the episode: “Don’t overestimate someone’s feelings for you. It’s risky.” – Emily.

xoxo,

Adele

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