Pretty Little Liars Review: “Into The Deep” (Season 4, Episode 9)

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Anytime I hear someone utter the words ‘lake house’ on an episode of Pretty Little Liars, I cringe. I already know that something bad is going to happen. And if I know it, I feel strongly that the characters should at the very least see something coming. Jenna’s back in town, there’s a surprise party happening – someone was clearly going to end up in the lake. Seriously, it plays like a broken record.

Jenna (Tammin Sursok) might not have been the obvious choice, especially with her recent return to the dark side – which is a reference to her loss of sight, not her moral compass – but it did facilitate that epic last scene between Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Shana (Aeriél Miranda). All roads usually lead back to ‘A,’ but now that Cece Drake (Vanessa Ray) is in contention for that spot, it only seems right that she’s the most obvious suspect when things turn from bad to worse.

Red Coat briefly made an appearance on this episode of Pretty Little Liars, but all we know is that she wanted something that was inside or under the DiLaurentis house. We did also catch a glimpse of ‘A’ in her black hoodie, which tells us, or at least implies, that they are not the same person. Up until now it hasn’t really been clear if they were two-sides of the same person. I think it’s safe to assume that we’re dealing with two distinct individuals – whether or not they are working together.

That leaves only a handful of people we’ve already met as suspects. There was a time- lapse, so it could have been someone at the party, but not likely. We have Cece Drake – who’s probably Red Coat (unless Red Coat is Alison (Sasha Pieterse) herself). ‘A’ looked pretty nondescript in all black, so it could have been a dude – Jason (Drew Van Acker), perhaps? And, there’s always the person behind the hand that was pulled out of the ground about ten episodes ago, to consider.

Mona’s (Janel Parrish) in Radley, Melissa’s (Torrey DeVitto) out of town, and Shana was at the hospital – and all of the Liars were accounted for. Can you think of anyone else that may have a vendetta against our favorite Liars? And, Jenna?

Besides the current events unfolding on Pretty Little Liars, the entire Shana and Jenna thing, in general, bothers me. Shana came out of nowhere and now she’s Jenna’s what, bodyguard? BFF? Girlfriend? We never even knew she existed before sometime after the disastrous Halloween train incident- so either they just did a really bad job of introducing her on the show, or the situation is just as inorganic as it feels in my head.

Jenna has been close with people before, but usually out of necessity. Jenna and Garrett (Yani Gellman), Jenna and Jason – they all shared secrets that they used each other to protect. They all had a history of being intertwined. How is Shana involved in the entire Alison debacle?

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