The latest Pretty Little Liars uses the same old tricks from past seasons and becomes increasingly boring.
In Pretty Little Liars' latest episode, the audience was left waiting for more in “Where Somebody Waits for Me.” It’s season six, and the show has been dragging for about three seasons now. It’s the same games and the same suspects with hardly anything new.
Aria (Lucy Hale) and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) are in the depths of The Radley investigating the craziness of Sara Harvey (Dre Davis). They stumble upon a table that was in the dollhouse featured in the first half of season six. The table had three buttons on it connected to wires, and the liars were each forced to sit at the table and distribute an alleged electric shock to another liar. The table tortured and led to division between the liars — and now Spencer and Aria are facing it again. They soon venture farther into The Radley and end up outside. Clearly, Sara Harvey is going through a lot of trouble to be sneaky, but there still isn’t a solid answer as to why.
Spencer gets hit with another bomb when she returns home. Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) hacked into Yvonne’s (Kara Royster) phone and finds out Spencer’s mom (Lesley Fera) is sick. Yvonne's mom is likely planning on releasing the information to destroy Mrs. Hasting’s campaign, but the worst part of it all is that Spencer never even knew her mom was sick. Apparently, it just sucks to be Spencer this episode.
A few more pieces of the puzzles were added in to the mystery this episode. Alison (Sasha Pieterse) receives a visit form Lieutenant Linda Tanner (Roma Maffia). Charlotte (Vanessa Ray) was struck along the cervical spine with a metal rod with a square-shaped head. Also, Alison received a phone call from The Two Crows the night of Charlotte’s death. Alison said it didn’t happen, but Tanner said the call lasted three minutes and it is likely that Charlotte was the one who answered the phone.
Emily’s (Shay Mitchell) life is also in shambles this episode. A, as per usual, is tormenting the liars but decided to ruin some other lives in the process. It seems as if A broke into the hospital and destroyed a whole freezer full of eggs — meaning Emily’s eggs are likely gone. But seriously, what is A even going to do with Emily’s eggs anyway?
Hanna (Ashley Benson) is being snappy toward her beau Jordan (David Coussins). After losing her job and having a romantic night, she is back to Rosewood after receiving some eggs and bacon from A. What a nice gesture.
Hanna’s not the only one back in Rosewood. Liam (Roberto Aguire), Aria's current lover, arrives to talk about Ezra (Ian Harding) and the book. Aria is just digging herself into a gigantic hole — which will make things better for A when A buries her. Anyway, Liam is reading “Ezra’s” latest chapters, but surprise, Aria wrote them and she's busted! Surprisingly, Liam advises her to finish the chapter and if Ezra still isn’t back in Rosewood soon, they’ll figure something out.
Hanna is making matters even worse after asking Caleb out for drinks. She’s too caught up in her past to realize she has a charming gentleman who she just spent the night with. They chat about A, but soon Caleb has to go and Hanna has a flashback to when they spent time together in New York. In the flashback, they talk outside of a dance club about the different lives they are living. Clearly, Caleb wasn’t enjoying being in New York, and Hanna was getting caught up in the high life. Caleb left the dance club and warned Hanna not to become like her boss. I guess she can’t enjoy what’s right in front of her because Caleb s easily the best guy on the show — he’s fearless, caring and quite a catch. Go, Spencer!
Emily soon receives even more reasons to be concerned when confronted by Tanner in The Brew. Tanner points out that Rosewood has been homicide-free for five years. When the liars were away, there weren’t any problems — well, Rosewood would be a pretty boring place without the pretty little liars.
Mona (Janel Parrish) makes an appearance during the episode, but because Mona is always terribly confusing and no one really knows where she stands, her presence is sort of irrelevant. The same is true for Dr. Rollins (Huw Collins). Alison confesses her love for the doctor and even admits it to Spencer, but why does any of that even matter?
The episode had some excitement but nothing to great occurs toward the end.
- Hanna, Aria and Emily cannot find the eggs anywhere in the black hole of Radley. Sara Harvey, notably, hasn’t been around.
- Ezra arrives back in town and gives Aria the next few chapters of his book. He tells her that the night of Charlotte’s death, he saw her parents together, but they hadn’t revealed their relationship to Aria yet so Ezra kept quiet.
- Spencer and Caleb drink together in the barn and realize Melissa’s suitcase is broken. More specifically, a metal rod with a square head has been broken off.
The mysterious figure is down in the hole with the electric table. The new A is doing some touch-ups and listening to some creepy-sounding song, and even that isn’t really exciting.
Let’s recap: There is a new A. The new A is scary. There are relationship problems. Melissa is likely the new suspect. So basically, it’s season six and nothing new or exciting is happening. Neat.
Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Freeform