Final Thoughts From the Pretty Little Liars Episode "Hush, Hush, Sweet Liars"

by StevenHelmer

Thoughts from the season 6 television finale that first aired March 15, 2016.

Synopsis: The Plls carry out Hanna's (Ashley Benson) plan for trapping their mysterious stalker. However, despite taking every precaution, it predictably backfires on them. Aria (Lucy Hale) and Ezra (Ian Harding) get good news about their book and end up back together as a result while Alison (Sasha Pieterse) believes she is losing her mind.

I Knew It!!!

Almost from the very moment the series introduced Dr. Elliott Rollins (Huw Collins), I suspected he wasn't completely on the level. And, as we learned last night, I was right. He is one of the bad guys.

There is one thing I'm still not completely clear about though. Was he the one who caused Alison to fall down the steps at the bed and breakfast? It would make some sense because it is what allowed him to get her on the pain killers and carry out the rest of the plan (though I suspect, if he was responsible, he was actually trying to kill her). But, as I mentioned before, he wasn't anywhere near her when she fell and I'm still not convinced it wasn't just an accident.

I Was Also Sort of Right about Jessica DiLaurentis

When Alison started dreaming about her mom (Andrea Parker), I suspected she wasn't really dreaming. But, as it turns out, I was wrong about Jessica faking her death. I have to admit, however, the twin sister twist was something I honestly wasn't expecting.

I am, admittedly, still a little confused though. Was she responsible for Hanna's kidnapping at the end? The rest of the PLLs saw her on the surveillance footage. But, it sure did look like someone else was dragging Hanna during the closing scene.

Also, does this mean she's the one who killed Jessica?

But What About Emily and Toby?

It just seemed like everyone was hooking up in this episode. Aria and Ezra are a thing now, despite the fact Aria still has another boyfriend (that should be an interesting conversation) while Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) managed to make out with Hanna not that long after kissing Spencer (Troian Bellisario) good bye, proving he has absolutely no respect for either of them.

As a result, I actually find myself feeling sorry for both Toby (Keegan Allen) and Emily (Shay Mitchell). Toby is having relationship issues thanks to helping Spencer and her friends while Emily just can't seem to have a legitimate shot at finding romance. Of course, making this even more depressing is the fact, if Emily weren't into girls, her and Toby would actually make a pretty good couple.

Oh, and About That Caleb and Hanna Thing?

I thought her effort to save their relationship (via flashback) was kind of weak. Basically, it consisted of her turning around and going back to their apartment only to give up because he wasn't there any more.

Why not follow him to Europe? He might have left his cell phone behind, but it wasn't like he was dropping off the face of the planet. She knew where he was going and even had a plane ticket already. Considering she presumably just gave up at that point and went back to work, then maybe they should remain broken up.

Speaking of Toby...

I am starting to understand why he never was promoted to detective. He's supposed to be a police officer and it never once occurs to him to go to his superiors and clue them in on what is happening with the PLLs?

At minimum, if he helps the Rosewood police officially eliminate them as suspects, forcing them to widen their scope to the people they associate with, I'm confident they would have dug up some dirt on Alison's new husband by now.

I'm also fully expecting him to lose his job after word of Hanna's abduction gets out and his bosses find out he was helping his friends.

And, let's face it, it was not a very good plan. Caleb didn't think to check the floor? Seriously?

Final Opinion

OK, I'll admit it, I had some doubts this season but the finale did make up for some of the things I wasn't a fan of in earlier episodes. I still think the series is losing some steam in general but I'm intrigued enough to watch it for one more season.

My Grade: A

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Updated: 03/16/2016, StevenHelmer
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