Beginning at 11am/10c on Tuesday, June 14, fans of ABC Family‘s popular teen drama, Pretty Little Liars will be able catch up with a day-long marathon of episodes from the second half of Season 1 just prior to tonight’s Season 2 premiere at 8/7c.
At 11am/10c there’s episode 14, Careful What U Wish 4, which originally aired on January 24 of this year. After recovering from her hit-an-run, Hanna is having a hard time finding a job. “A” offers her a quick cash solution, but at a friend’s expense. Elsewhere in Rosewood, there’s a dance-a-thon. Emily, desperate to talk to Maya, who’s been shipped off to reform school, enlists the help of Caleb to contact her girlfriend. With her new brother-in-law now moved into the pool house, Spencer finds things too close for comfort. Elsewhere, Aria’s relationship with Ezra is threatened by someone from Aria’s past. CLICK HERE to check out my original spoilers article first posted back in January.
Episode 15, If At First You Don’t Succeed, Lie, Lie Again (original airdate January 31) is next at 12pm/11c. The girls try to resume a sense of normalcy in their lives, but even the simple tasks of dating and extra-circular activities meet with strife. Emily must deal with a jealous teammate (Lindsey Shaw) who is threatened by Emily’s return to the pool, as Aria and Ezra plan their first date out in the open. And Hanna is still stuck playing “A’s” game, but the next hurdle might just have complications for another Liar. With “A” pulling the strings and making matters worse, will the girls be able to weather the storm and lie their way out of it, or will they have to face the ugly truths? Meanwhile, Spencer turns to Ali’s brother, Jason, for information about the night they believe Alison died, only to have to face part of her unpleasant past with Ali.
Next up for the marathon at 1pm/12c is Episode 16, Je Suis une Amie (original airdate February 7). A crucial swim meet for the Rosewood Sharks is the setting for Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer to experience a lot of turmoil. Emily and Paige (Lindsey Shaw) go for round two, as they are pitted against each other to compete for the anchor leg of the big race. And Caleb calls in his favor with a guilty Hanna as she tries to deter Aria from asking too many questions about Ella’s ticket to the museum opening. As secrets start to be revealed and antagonists become less threatening, will this become a game changer for the girls? Meanwhile, Spencer takes on the task of tutoring a fellow student to try and get some answers.
Then it’s Episode 17, The New Normal (original airdate February 14) at 2pm/1c. What happens to one liar when parent-teacher conferences come around and her father sits face to face with the love of her life? What about when another one reaches out to a tarnished innocent, when no one else will? And what about the liar who is taken by surprise by an unpleasant person? And don’t forget about the last liar who is getting way too comfortable with someone she might not want to trust. Whatever it is, “A” is sure to have something to say about it. It’s now just another normal day in Rosewood, PA for Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer. CLICK HERE to check out my spoilers for this episode.
The Badass Seed, Episode 18 (original airdate February 21) is next at 3pm/2c. As their doubts, fears and suspicions grow, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer start to wonder what the true face of evil looks like. Is it the girl who holds a grudge and will do anything to keep her loved ones near? Is it the new brother-in-law who might have a darker side beneath the surface? Or is it an unknown stranger who is playing puppet master with four girls’ lives? Only time will tell who the Bad Seed is. Meanwhile, Aria sees the school play as an opportunity to get closer to Ezra. But will her plan backfire and put her relationship in jeopardy? CLICK HERE to check out my spoilers for The Badass Seed. Or check out my full recap HERE.
A Person Of Interest, Episode 19 (original airdate February 28) airs at 4pm/3c. After a shocking revelation from the police, the spotlight is turned on four little liars who look to be crying wolf. But with everything pointing to Ian, how could the girls be wrong? Or could this be just another game “A” is playing with them? With the cops now demanding answers from Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer, will the girls come clean about “A,” or are some secrets better left unspoken? Meanwhile, secret relationships take a toll on some of the Liars while others blossom. Love is not for the faint of heart. CLICK HERE to read my original spoilers article for this episode.
Episode 20, Someone to Watch Over Me (original airdate March 7) is next at 5pm/4c. As the heat is turned up on the suspicions surrounding Spencer, the girls must come to the reality that they aren’t the only ones hiding secrets in Rosewood. For my full recap of the episode, CLICK HERE.
Near the end of the Pretty Little Liars marathon is Episode 21, Monsters In The End (original airdate March 14) airing Tuesday at 6pm/5c. Everyone has something to hide – whether it be a secret romance, who they really are and what their true intentions are. For Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer, keeping things hidden is second nature, but having to live with those secrets can become a big burden. How long can Aria be with someone when they can’t go out in public? Is it a true friendship when Spencer and Toby aren’t able to be seen together? How truthful can Emily be when she can’t be honest about whom she wants to be with? And how can Hanna move on when she secretly still wants to be with the one who broke her heart? With someone like “A” out there to watch their every move, four Liars may not have to worry about keeping things hidden for too much longer. Meanwhile, Rosewood police officer Garrett Reynolds is keeping his promise to keep a close eye on the girls – much closer than they realize.
Finally, at 7pm/6c it’s ABC Family’s rebroadcast of the Pretty Little Liars‘ Season 1 finale, Episode 22, For Whom The Bell Tolls (original airdate March 21). Now that Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are in possession of the information that Alison left them, the girls decide that it’s time to finally put an end to “A” and the mystery surrounding their friend. But without certain proof that their hunch is right, how can the girls catch “A” in his/her own game? And with little more than a video and hazy memories of the night that Alison disappeared, the Liars may have to turn to an unlikely source of information to help them put a stop to “A” once and for all – or so they think. CLICK HERE to read my recap of the finale, which answers questions, but opens the door for so many new ones.
Thus ends the PLL Season 1 second-half marathon. For spoilers from tonight’s Season 2 premiere, airing on ABC Family at 8/7c, be sure and check out my Pretty Little Liars Column later today. So you don’t miss any of the latest spoilers, recaps and everything PLL, be sure and subscribe to my PRETTY LITTLE LIARS COLUMN. Simply CLICK HERE and SUBSCRIBE. For the best of DAYTIME TV, CLICK HERE to subscribe to my NATIONAL DAYTIME TV COLUMN. For the latest on Music Citynews and special events, CLICK HERE to SUBSCRIBE to my NASHVILLE ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN.