Pretty Little Liars Review: “Bite Your Tongue” (Season 4, Episode 17)


There was a lot happening on this episode of Pretty Little Liars and we can’t blame anyone for getting a little frustrated. For so long Ezra (Ian Harding) has been positioned as someone that the Liars could trust, an adult that they could actually rely on when so many have turned out to be on A’s payroll. This always put him in contrast to the other characters, especially those around his age, that seemed to be holding back or keeping secrets. And, now that his sincerity has been questioned, everything we think we know is up for debate.

It didn’t take much for Spencer (Troian Bellisario) to come across this potential piece of the puzzle now that she’s deciphered some of Ali’s (Sasha Pieterse) diary. ‘A’ might have outsmarted them at the cabin, but at least someone was smart enough to think about backing up their newly acquired information. Since as far as ‘A’ is concerned the diary is now out of play, this is finally an opportunity for the Liars to get one step ahead. After all, they have the benefit of already knowing who’s starring in most of those stories.

Although it seems a bit far fetched that Ali would have been Ezra’s type, if so much of what we think we know about him is a lie, then she could have very well been the girl of his dreams. In fact, considering that his high school love, Maggie (Larisa Oleynik), is also a blonde, it doesn’t entirely seem like that much of a stretch.

The toll this entire misadventure has already taken on Aria (Lucy Hale) is going to seem like a cake walk if Spencer is able to prove her theory true. In this episode alone we saw clues that although circumstantial, were very convincing. For someone that came to Rosewood a year after Ali’s disappearance, if he’s not involved in some way with what’s going on, it doesn’t seem like there would be much reason for him to be sending anyone a message about her.

When you put that together with his closed meeting with Mona (Janel Parrish), after their not so friendly recent conversation, and his taste for boysenberry pie and beer, it doesn’t look good for Mr. Fitz. Sorry, Aria.

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