At least he's engaging in creepy sexual behaviors with women his own age.
Seriously? What is with all these dudes on this show, hot to trot for freaking teenagers!
(Although I don't know if it was his haircut or Spencer's drunkenness, but when Wren was getting seduced, he looked so boyish next to her, it was like he
was the inappropriately young target. Maybe it's just TB's overwhelming femininity, but yikes.)
For that acting job, Mona, you get an A+.
Seriously. I can't believe how much of an A Mona is. Mona could not be more A if she was a sister at Alpha Alpha Alpha planting apple trees on Avery Avenue while listening to Angels and Airwaves. It's perfect, right out of the Light Yagami school of villainy. Step one, get close to your enemy. Step two, make yourself look like a target. Step three, stop your enemy from figuring out anything incriminating. Notice how everything Hanna learned related to the stakes came through Mona?
I love how the parents are closing in too. Darren might actually be useful. Although come next week I might be super pissed when everything starts coming to a head and then BAM! Holding pattern. I'd really like the A reveal at the end of the season, or at least something a little more substantial.
I also want Melissa to be the killer. I feel that this was set up at the end of last season, when Ian claimed to be killing Spencer because he loved Melissa. At the very least, Ian believed Melissa to be the killer, and was looking to pin the blame on Spencer.
Aria...was unbearable, but Lucy did incredibly well. That scene in the car was great from her perspective. Not so much from Ezra's, though again it was the writing rather than the acting's fault. Dang, man, your underage girlfriend is crying and you just coldly walk off, get into the car, then stare at her intensely before driving away? You can be late to class, just comfort her for a second, maybe? Although I can't get too annoyed.
Why am I miffed on Byron's behalf? Because Aria and Ezra basically told Ella they had been carrying on a giant charade and vindicated Byron's suspicion, and yet Ella said Byron was pretty much wrong to take his position. The right thing doesn't somehow become wrong due to a hypocrite's endorsement of it.
Spencer is always excellent, and I appreciated Hanna growing a brain. Not much to say about Emily's storyline, although good on her for growing a spine regarding everything except Maya. Bad on her for, well, growing a spine regarding everything except Maya.