Final Thoughts From the Pretty Little Liars Episode "Where Somebody Waits for Me"

by StevenHelmer

Thoughts from the season 6 television episode that first aired February 17, 2016.

Synopsis: Spencer (Troian Bellisario) learns her mom (Lesley Fera) is keeping a medical secret from her and the PLLs discover and explore a secret section of the Radley that is hidden behind the walls of the hotel. Emily's (Shay Mitchell) donated eggs go missing after someone tampers with the clinic's refrigeration unit.

But Why Is There a Door?

I'm completely on board with the PLLs discovery of the secret room/hallway hidden behind the walls of the Radley. After all, it would make sense for the former mental institution to try to hide its unethical practices like that.

That being said, why did they leave the door? If you're going to hide part of a building like that, wouldn't it make sense to remove that too?

Granted, the only reason Aria (Lucy Hale) and Spencer found the door was because someone dug a hole in a wall that would have otherwise sealed off that room. But, by leaving the door, the people who walled off that section pretty much left a pretty big red flag. Of course, to be fair, nobody has seemed to notice it until now (didn't they do a property inspection before buying that building?).

My only other thought with that door is maybe the new "A" built it. But, I'd like to think somebody would have noticed that.

On the Subject of the Door

The PLLs seem to be convinced Sara (Dre Davis) is using it to sneak out of the hotel unnoticed. And, that might be true. But, I suspect the door is, instead, being used by someone else to sneak into the hotel.

Whichever the case, I also couldn't help but notice that was an awfully big ladder. Did that come with the building or did someone sneak that onto the property unnoticed?

Why Didn't Aria and Spencer Look in the File Cabinets?

Based on the assumption that room was hidden to hide some of Radley's secrets, I think it is safe to assume those file cabinets are holding some of those secrets. Otherwise, why bother hiding them too?

Yes, there's a good chance they won't contain anything of any use to the PLLs. But, what would be the harm in taking a few minutes to glance inside, just to make sure.

Veronica's Secret Could Hurt Her. Or, it Could Hurt Her Opponent

Spencer was right to be concerned her mom's opposition would release her medical records in an attempt to discredit her. But, I also have to think doing so would also bring some potential negative consequences to the opposition too.

It's not like the medical records are public knowledge. Releasing that information would be the same as the opposition admitting they broke the law just to dig up dirt. I could see that backfiring.

Am I the Only One Who Feels Like We've Seen This Before?

I really wasn't surprised Alison (Sasha Pieterse) and Dr. Rollins (Huw Collins) are a couple. I kind of suspected that the first time they were shown having a conversation. Now that it has been "officially" announced, I am starting to once again have flashbacks to the earlier seasons of this show.

Let's summarize. She loves him. He loves her. But, their relationship is inappropriate and, if discovered, she runs the risk of being the subject of rumors and snide remarks while he could potentially lose his license. This sounds a bit too much like the whole Aria and Ezra (Ian Harding) relationship when it first started.

Of course, even without that, I still think she's making a mistake. I still suspect he's either "A" or the killer, simply because he was the only other person close enough to Charlotte (Vanessa Ray) to either want to kill her or be upset enough over her death to blackmail the PLLs using her methods and knowing her secrets.

Final Opinion

I'm not really sure I liked this episode all that much. There were some revelations but not a whole lot of real progress made toward finding clues. Plus, the whole Alison/Rollins thing once again makes me feel as though this show is simply rehashing old material.

My Grade: C

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Updated: 02/17/2016, StevenHelmer
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