We only have three weeks left until the season finale of Pretty Little Liars , when we will finally discover the identity of A (again)! After last week’s episode, which gave us Mike’s massive Mona confession, you’d think the show would expound on her murder. But nope, who am I kidding? It’s just more mysteries, coming at us from every direction – even on international flights. A lot of crazy stuff went down this week, but here are my three biggest looming questions.
1. How is someone harassing Alison in prison? I’m not a prison expert, but I do know that it takes a solid amount of effort to sneak things into a jail cell. It’s also pretty impossible for a free civilian to wander back into the prison’s laundry room. So, how is Ali getting harassed while she’s locked up? When she doodles Mona’s name into the (incredibly dusty) table of the laundry room, she later finds the words “TOLD EVERYTHING” written underneath. At night, a small canister rolls into her cell. Inside is a little Ali-shaped doll and a note: You’re already over a barrel. Wanna be in one, too? – A. There meaning here is pretty obvious – it’s a reference to where Mona ended up and it’s creepy as hell. But it doesn’t explain how it got there in the first place. Is someone who is also locked up working for A? Is one of the guards working for A? Honestly, just how much money and power does A have?
2. Who is Varjack? Or, rather, Varjak, as that’s the correct way to spell the character from Breakfast At Tiffany‘s. After getting horribly injured in what appears to be an accident – but is most definitely an A-ccident – Cyrus Petrillo (AKA Hank Maroney) is stuck in the hospital’s burn unit. He looks pretty bad and can barely speak when Hanna and Aria go to visit him. They want information on A’s location, but all Cyrus can do is scribble a note. At first they think it says “carjack,” but eventually realize that the C is a V – for Varja(c)k. So who is Varjak? Is that an alias for A or another member of A’s team? Is this Varjak the person who comes to kill Cyrus in the hospital – and did he succeed?
3. What makes Mrs. Hastings keep Spencer in England? After hearing that Spencer, along with Aria and Emily, went to see Alison in jail, Veronica Hastings is one unhappy mama. After all, her daughter did just escape a murder charge herself. She probably doesn’t like Spencer lurking around jails with other murder suspects. When Spencer won’t give her any details, Mrs. Hastings ships her off for an interview at Oxford and goes to see Alison herself. She doesn’t seem to believe in Ali’s innocence, but she does agree to help Ali with her testimony – which gives her full access to the case file. At the end of the episode, Mrs. Hastings sees something disturbing (unseen to us, natch) in this file. She tells Spencer to stay put and do not return to Rosewood. Uh oh. What did she find?
As one of the Liars said (I think it was Emily?) A really does seem to be tying up loose ends, and in a way more sinister than ever before. Mona is dead and now possibly Cyrus has been murdered as well. Mike’s weights were sabotaged to collapse on him, which Sexy Tutor Andrew points out would’ve crushed his skull. This isn’t just harassment or burying secrets – this is a killing spree. I’m pretty worried about our girls.