Final Thoughts From the Pretty Little Liars Episode "Did You Miss Me?"

by StevenHelmer

Thoughts from the season 6 television episode that first aired March 8, 2016.

Synopsis: Alison (Sasha Pieterse) has an accident while on her honeymoon. But, according to the new "A," her injuries were intentional. Hanna (Ashley Benson) decides to take matters in her own hands and convinces Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) to help her confess to murdering Charlotte (Vanessa Ray) in an effort to draw out their stalker.

I Know "A" Took Credit for Alison's Fall But...

I'm still having a hard time figuring out just how "A" caused that fall. If anything, it looked like she tripped over her own feet, likely because of those heels she was wearing at the time (which just don't look like something you should be wearing while walking down steps).

Even my favorite murder suspect, Dr. Rollins (Huw Collins), seems to be in the clear. It's not like he pushed her or even touched her before she fell. Not to mention, they were in a bed and breakfast at the time and I'm sure plenty of others had been walking on those steps. How does "A" set a trap for her and not cause everyone else to fall at the same time?

This, to me, looks like an accident. "A" is likely just taking advantage of the perfectly-timed coincidence.

Is Alison's Mom Pulling an Alison?

OK, more than likely Jessica DiLaurentis (Andrea Parker) wasn't really in the hospital room with Alison and she was just imagining it. But, as I've mentioned before, this series seems to be borrowing from past storylines and, because of that, I'm a bit hesitant to believe Alison was just dreaming.

The show still hasn't revealed (at least as far as I can remember) who murdered Alison's mom. Perhaps, much like Alison early on in the show, somebody attempted to murder Jessica and she, with Charlotte's help, put another body in the grave then went into hiding.

If she is alive, it could prove to be an interesting twist because she becomes a potential suspect, either as "A" or as Charlotte's murderer. 

Do We Really Think Hanna's Plan is Going to Work?

To start, when is confessing to a murder ever a good thing? We already know somebody (either the killer or "A") has the murder weapon and it wouldn't be that hard to plant her fingerprints or some other evidence on it.

Not to mention, she and Caleb are pretty much broadcasting the plan to everyone. Maybe the rest of the PLLs are clean but I'm still not 100 percent convinced their boyfriends are or that the room they are discussing the plan in is free of bugs. Plus, Emily (Shay Mitchell) told Aria (Lucy Hale) the plan over the phone, something that doesn't seem like the best choice given "A's" ability hack phones.

Of course, the one thing that likely will end up playing a role in all of this and potentially could jeopardize the operation is Spencer's (Troian Bellisario) obvious jealousy when it comes to Hanna and Caleb. That's about to blow up.

Is Lucas the New Mona?

One of the big reasons why Mona (Janel Parrish) snapped in the early seasons was her obsession with Hanna. The show seems to, once again, be repeating itself by having Lucas (Brendan Robinson) fall into this role.

I could brush off Lucas letting Hanna stay at his place and use his car. Those things seem like something a good friend would do. But, now he's offering to give her a factory and start-up money? That takes things to a whole new level that even Mona didn't achieve. And, it could be more than enough motivation for him to kill Charlotte.

Speaking of Mona..

Her confession about calling Charlotte the night of the murder and her motivation for doing so was an interesting one. I believe her when she says Charlotte was killed before she had a chance to see her. And, at the same time, she made some interesting points.

The one that really stuck out for me was her reminder about all the secrets Charlotte knew. Her murder might not be about revenge at all and, instead, might have been the result of someone being determined to keep her quiet. When that is taken into consideration, it opens up a whole new list of suspects.

Or, maybe this is just a red herring and Hanna really is a murderer.

Final Opinion

As I said, I fully suspect Hanna's confession to backfire on her with "A" or the killer using that confession to finish framing her for murder. However, after seeing Jessica and seeing my list of murder suspects grow I am, admittedly, intrigued.

My Grade: B

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Updated: 03/09/2016, StevenHelmer
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