You guys, we need to talk Pretty Little Liars. It’s been a few months since Mona Vanderwaal’s murder (RIP!) and it seems like the residents of Rosewood are in a holding pattern. First, the cops arrest Spencer Hastings for the murder of Bethany Young – that was obviously not true, but they did, because they’re all kind of stupid. Then Spencer’s name gets cleared (duh) and Ali DiLaurentis gets sent to jail for Mona’s murder. Ali seems like a much more likely killer, though I’m personally skeptical that she’d do her own dirty work. I mean, she seems awfully fussy and that was a lot of stabbing, you know?
Now it looks like at least one of the Liars – Spencer, Aria, Hanna or Emily – will be set up for Mona’s murder – which is sort of confusing, since Mona was killed on Thanksgiving and they all have alibis. I mean Spencer was in the process of being arrested for Bethany’s murder, wasn’t she? Whatever. This is happening. Thanks to a blood drive, a room full of stolen evidence and an incriminating video of Hanna and Caleb, some mystery individual is ready for some framing.
Up until about a week ago, it seemed clear to the Liars (and to everyone else) that Holbrook was working for Ali, gathering murder evidence (and the body?) in that storage unit and setting it all up. Now we know that isn’t true. Looks like poor Holbrook was just another pawn in Ali’s game, since:
- He’s been suspended from the force for altering Ali’s lie detector test (props to Toby for catching that one!)
- He’s been shut out by Alison, now that she got what she wanted out of him (the doctored lie detector test)
- He’s kind of a big sad loser and probably not smart enough to frame anyone for murder since he’s too busy moping over a high school student who won’t answer his texts
Of course, that begs the question – who actually is trying to set up the Liars? Here are some possible candidates.
Cyrus Petrillo: Ali’s fake kidnapper made his return this week, collecting some cash from Mike. For what, exactly? I don’t know. But I do know that if I had to go through all the trouble of stealing evidence, tampering with blood and framing four teenagers for murder, I’d charge more than $400.
Mike Montgomery: Mike is definitely doing something shady, but I think it’s pretty clear that he’s a red herring this time. A very muscular, very angry red herring.
Toby Cavanaugh: I don’t really think Toby did it, but he’s certainly had access to all the right materials. Plus, he’s been acting like a d*ck lately.
Lieutenant Tanner: Tanner has even more access than Toby, and she always acts like a d*ck. Plus, I’m pretty sure her job is riding on this botched up case.
Mona Vanderwaal: What? Weirder things have happened on this show.
Jenna, Sydney or those creepy twins: We already know they’re working for Alison. Why couldn’t it be them?
CeCe Drake: My money is on CeCe. She showed up at the Christmas ball and is, ya know, an insane murderer who would do anything for Alison. Setting up some teens for murder is definitely in her wheelhouse.
What do you think – who is trying to frame the Liars?