January 2nd, 2012 by Lindsey Charles
Pretty Little Liars is finally back and it feels like its been so long! Tonight’s big midseason premiere is nothing short of amazing. The girls get the closest they’ve ever gotten to ‘A’ and they obtain an item of A’s that is crucial to figuring out his/her identity. The episode starts off with the girls not exactly getting along. There’s an epic fight, which was pretty entertaining to watch. But at first, I had to rack my brain as to why they all might be fighting (and shunning Emily). I even went as far as reading my review of the finale, and then I realized, they weren’t previously fighting. So why now? Well, in the middle of the episode it all gets explained, and it’s a pretty fun twist. I won’t spoil it for you, though.
The episode also features a very interesting development for Aria and Ezra fans out there (of which I am definitely one). Ezra takes a big step and tells Aria’s parents. Understandably, they are not pleased at all and it will probably have big ramifications for their future. But I am glad Ezra finally did this. They needed to get it all out in the open before A exposed them or Jackie exposed them or something worse happened. But don’t go losing faith yet, Ezria fans, I think there’s definitely still hope for the two of them.
In other romantic developments, Caleb comes home. But Lucas is definitely still pining after Hanna, which could make for some awkward roommate sessions. I have a feeling Lucas is going to be playing a pretty big role in the second half of the season, just from hearing what various actors have had to say. In any case, I look forward to it. There’s also some interesting family developments for Hanna. Her dad is coming back to Rosewood, which means we haven’t seen the last of bitchy Kate. As for Spencer, Toby doesn’t want to accept their breakup and I really hope that it’s not the end for them.
And A…oh that A. She’s still around, torturing those girls. Garrett Reynolds is back and so is creepy Jenna, trying to hide their involvement in Ali’s murder. And if all of this wasn’t enough, the last few minutes of the show are crazy intense. It is the closest we’ve gotten to A ever. And as I said, the girls get something of A’s that will mean major things for the show. “Through Many Dangers, Tolles and Snares” was probably one of the best episodes of the entire series. It is that action-packed and sets up a major arc for the rest of this season. I know I’m not the only one in wishing this, but I hope A gets what’s coming to them. And we are going to find out who ‘A’ is in what is sure to be a fantastic season if it keeps up the momentum from the premiere.
Be sure to tune in tonight for the big premiere of Pretty Little Liars at 8 PM on ABC Family!Tweet