Pretty Little Liars Review: “I’m A Good Girl, I Am” (Season 5, Episode 24)

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A, whoever he or she is, wanted Ali out of hiding, and they got it, and more. It wasn’t enough that her friends have literally been tormented for most of their high school years – first, thinking that their best friend had been mysteriously kidnapped, then, by the idea that Ali had been killed and buried in her own backyard, followed by Mona’s personal vendetta against them, and now whatever psychopath has most recently been hosting the party. No, of course not.

A had Ali thrown behind bars, and then kept going. I’m not sure if it’s just the vindictive nature of it all that throws me off, or that the writers have concocted a character so young with so many deep seated issues that they’d be satisfied with ruining so many other lives – and that doesn’t account for the not-so-innocent by-standards who have been run down in the meantime.

On top of all that, there’s some strong irregularities in the characters collectively in recent episodes. No wonder Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) has gone into full panic mode. Hanna (Ashley Benson) isn’t exactly just sitting around and taking it like a good little girl, but she’s also eerily calm. Calm to the point that she’s almost seems resigned to accepting this as a giant check mark in the ‘loss’ column. And, it’s almost worse on Aria’s (Lucy Hales) end. She has taken the opposite approach to the entire situation. Instead of keeping her cool when it mattered the most, she’s uncharacteristically decided to confide in an outsider, who frankly, is one of the more creepy characters we’ve seen in a while. If Andrew (Brandon Jones) isn’t one of A’s lackeys, I’d be tremendously disappointed.

Pretty Little Liars has promised fans that next week’s season finale is going to give us what we’ve been waiting for – A’s identity – but, how many more questions is that going to leave us to ponder while we wait for next season? Fans seem to be growing restless with so many unanswered questions still piling up (or, maybe that’s just me), and more on the way, so fingers crossed the writers come through in the end.

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