Last week on PLL: The Perfectionists, we got to know Mason a bit more and this week I can’t decide if I hate him or Nolan more.
Our three favorite perfectionists talk about Caitlin’s discovery about Mason’s gum wrappers and he has perfect timing. He’s extremely arrogant and makes it very clear he wants to take over Nolan’s spot as head honcho.
Mona found that her BHU match system was hacked and found a new person similar to Caitlin and Alison, a man named Ray Hogadorn. She starts with Caitlin to figure out what the the have in common and is rudely interrupted by the handyman at BHU – which is important later in the episode.
Caitlin meets with Claire Hotchkiss to finally tell her off. She sees her secret boyfriend, Jeremy, but pulls away as soon as Claire enters the room. Caitlin reveals she can’t deal with spying for Claire and the Hotchkiss matriarch is not having it.
After Caitlin chooses sides, she proposes a plan to Ava and Dylan to get close to Mason to see what he knows. While they agree, they notice that the scoreboard says, “I see a rat.” Someone’s watching! The three run to Ali’s and she advises,” Secrets have a way of bringing you closer.” I had PLL feels.
As Ali continues to get comfortable in her new home, she finds books belonging to the previous owner, Taylor Hotchkiss. Taylor was very fond of “The Oz Books”. By the way she mapped at Beacon Heights, it seemed Taylor was on a search for Emerald City.
Secrets kept flying around this episode. Dylan finally decided to tell his boyfriend the secret Nolan had on him. At first, we’re meant to think Dylan’s secret is his pinched nerve. Andrew is pissed that he hid this, but Dylan adds salt to the wound revealing that he slept with Nolan multiple times.
Claire finds an opportunity to meet with Mason and gets a message, “I see you -A.” I died, but it was just Ava giving her moral support. Caitlin tries to get Mason to confess about his alibi, but he’s one step ahead revealing that he knows about Jeremy and that he would never rat her out. Keyword = rat. Claire can’t let Ava hear this, which makes you wonder why Jeremy is a big deal.
Ava comes home to a tiny music box and remembers her dad. But the fond memories are ruined when Caitlin reveals the actual secret Nolan had on her. Caitlin reveals she was the rat that revealed the investigation surrounding Ava and her family. Something tells me Claire Hotchkiss is smirking as this goes down.
Throughout the whole episode, Alison is preoccupied with thoughts of Emily. She feels that Emily moved on and it seems to me that Alison isn’t allowing herself to move on either. Among all the chaos surrounding BHU, Alison finally signs the divorce papers Emily sent. Why the hell would they break up Emison after everyone got their happy ending?
But life goes on Alison’s investigative nature kicks in. She explores a location on Taylor’s map – McDevitt’s Quarry. She confidently navigates the woods and finds a trailer. In the trailer, she finds the missing Oz book and the missing [live] body of Taylor Hotchkiss.
Ali isn’t the only one on an adventure. Instead of meeting her mysterious chess mate, Bad Bishop, she follows the Ray Hogadorn lead. Like Alison, she has no fear and enters a room full of secrets. Whoever the occupant is, is pretty focused on the Hotchkiss family. We find that Ray Hogadorn is the handyman that almost stabbed Mona.
Can’t wait to see how these secrets play out!
TLDR: Mason may be worse than Nolan. Emison is divorcing. Mona is smitten by a chess player. Secrets don’t seem to be bringing anyone closer at this point.
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