‘Pretty Little Liars’ Recap: Truths and Lies

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Where do we even begin to break down Tuesday’s thrilling episode of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars?

I. Marlene King and her team of writers might as well have dropped a bomb on us with all that went down during this episode. With a couple of new (and might I add hot) characters in tow, a just as epic as promised game of truth or dare and a reveal we didn’t see coming, this episode of PLL had us glued to our screen from start to finish.

We may have even rewound that showdown between Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Jenna (Tammin Sursok) a few times because damn, that was awesome.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Tuesday’s episode, “The Khan Game.”

Before we get to that crazy game of truth though, let’s talk about what really had our jaws on the floor.

Seems like the girls aren’t the only ones keeping secrets in Rosewood as that cute ex-teacher boyfriend of Aria’s (Lucy Hale) has been keeping a major one from her. Leave it to his little bro Wesley (Gregg Sulkin) to fill her and us in on the details. Apparently, an 18-year old Mr. Fitz (Ian Harding) impregnanted his then girlfriend Maggie and his mom and all her money took care of it. Thus, Ezra needed some space from his family and a change of last name and scenery (i.e. Rosewood). Of course, Maggie also had to promise to never speak to him again. Surely, this won’t be the last we hear of this. One can imagine that learning this after an already tense conversation about Momma Fitzgerald’s compensation offer to Aria will put some strain on their relationship.

In happy couple news, Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) are back together! After he lied to her with a fake text from Caleb luring her to the grill the two shared a steamy makeout session. This came shortly after Hanna was overly forthcoming about what has really kept them apart… the new “A.” It was relieving for one of the Liars to be so honest with their better half and hear Caleb vow to fight “A” with her. The question is, will she really let him? Or will “A” let him?

Emily (Shay Mitchell), meanwhile, spent most of the hour lamenting Maya (Bianca Lawson) after learning her website was real.

Now on to that party.

It looks like we were right about the Kahn brothers’ parties at the cabin being connected to those that Maya (Bianca Lawson) and Holden (Shane Coffey) used to attend. They were one and the same. After the mysterious Cece (Vanessa Ray) brought them to the party, the girls learned that Maya had an open invitation to the weekly shindig during a game of truth with Noel (Brant Dougherty) and Aria.

Though things were a bit vicious during their game, Spencer and Jenna’s ferocity just about blew us over. Given the growing crowd around them, the girls went at it just about as much as they could without spilling too many secrets. We guess getting your sight back ups the dial on your mean meter, because Jenna was on fire during their showdown. She is officially the bitch we love to hate.

Yet, the game ended with this punch from Spencer: “I want to know where Ali’s body is. If you can tell me that, you can have all the damn videos you want!”

We do too Spencer, We do too.

Buzz Moments:

OMG: Ezra had a secret BABY! Say WHAT? Did we hear that right? We knew there had to be something shifty about him.

Thank you, TV Gods: Finally, Hanna tells Caleb the truth about “A.” It’s about time one of the Liars’ significant others are clued in to what’s really been going on.

Awk-ward: That conversation in the hall between Hanna and Caleb with the “I miss you/I can’t be with you” undertone pretty much killed us. Good thing, the rest of the episode more than made up for it.

Hotness: Hellllllllo Kahn Brothers!! We’ve missed you Noel, thanks for bringing your hot brother, Eric (Robbie Amell) around!

Fab-u-lous: How great are the clothes on this show? Thanks to Possessionista, we found out our two favorites from tonight, Spencer’s blue/white shirt and Aria’s dress are from Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters respectively. Unfortunately, it looks like Spence’s shirt is sold out (for now!) but Aria’s dress is on sale, so grab it quick.

Can. Not. Wait.:  Seriously, who is responsible for #thebetrAyal? This is sure to be the best finale of PLL yet and the anticipation is killing us! To tide us over, the folks at ABC Family have put together an “A” suspect tracker where you can tweet your vote for the new member of the “A” team.

Celebuzz (1-10): 10

Were you just as shocked as we were about Ezra’s big secret? What do you think elusive CeCe has to do with the “A” of it all? Sound off in the comments below!

– Lauren DiMascio