'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: A Glimpse Into Ravenswood

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Tuesday’s episode of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars brought us out of Rosewood and into the creepiest of creepy towns, Ravenswood.

The fictional town, soon to be the setting for the upcoming fall series, was featured prominently on this episode as Toby (Keegan Allen) and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) went on the hunt for answers about Ali (Sasha Pieterse) from former Sorority house mom, Mrs. Grunwald (Meg Foster).

Oh and an arrest was made in the murder of Detective Wilden (Bryce Johnson). I’d give you two guesses as to who it might have been but you’ll probably only need one.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Tuesday’s episode, “Under the Gun.”

So what did we learn about Ravenswood on this episode?

Not much, other than it may be the creepiest place I’ve seen on TV in recent months. Spencer was flat out ignored by some townsfolk, and Mrs. Grunwald denied knowing anything about Alison or even being Mrs. Grunwald. Answers never come that easy on PLL.

There was also an appearance by Shana in Spookyville who also popped up in the episode as the newest member of Rosewood High’s swim team. Looks like she’s gunning for you, Emily (Shay Mitchell).

Emily also got thrust into the investigation of Detective Wilden’s murder after she was accused of dropping off a DVD of evidence, featuring a red-coated “Emily” holding up a sign that says “guilty.”

Shortly thereafter, the police showed up at the Marin’s house to arrest Ashley (Laura Leighton) for the murder of Detective Wilden. Though she swore she didn’t do it to both Hanna (Ashley Benson) and her father, “A” is sure doing a great job of framing her for the crime.

Meanwhile, Mike Montgomery’s (Cody Christian) friend, Connor, decided to put the moves on Aria (Lucy Hale) because of her colorful dating history with Mr. Fitz (Ian Harding). Apparently there are rumors spreading around school about their relationship but can they really be considered rumors if they’re true?

Though she doesn’t slap him – like I would have after their confrontation – someone, in a black hoodie no less, bashes in his car. I’m inclined to believe it’s Mike who is the vandal but we never see his/her face.

Buzz Moments

OMG: Aria showed major restraint after Connor’s insult in the locker room – I don’t think I could have done that!

Thank you, TV gods.: For Mike Montgomery attempting to reconcile with his sister!

Awk-ward: Oh, Fitz, no. You can’t give Aria advice on this situation, you just can’t.

Hotness: Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) attempting to come comfort Hanna after her arrest … What a sweetheart!

Fab-u-lous: Though the clothes on this episode were on point, there wasn’t any specific pieces that really grabbed my eye. Check Possessionista and wornontv.net to see where your favorites are from!

Can. Not. Wait.: For some clarification on Ravenswood and Ashley’s questioning!

Celebuzz (1-10): 6. While I assume this episode’s primary purpose was to introduce us to Ravenswood, it felt kind of slow and confusing.

So tell us PLL fans, what did you think of Ravenswood? and Do you think Ashley really killed Wilden!? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

 

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