Despite the overdone outfits and at-times contrived script, we collegiettes truly love to love Pretty Little Liars. Unfortunately, these Liars are always doing what they do best - lying - so they continue to get into trouble at the most inopportune times (say, when we're away for the week without Internet to crank up our Hulus, or when we have a date night that happens to fall right at 8 p.m. on a Tuesday). Don't they know we college girls lead busy lives? Could they ever stop lying, just for one week, and give us a chance to catch up? Nope, no, they can't. And that's why we love them.
If you've fallen behind and don't want to be completely lost when you settle down with next week's episode (or simply have no clue what's going on, despite watching religiously - no judgment here, this show has more drama than Broadway), look no further than HC's season 3 recap! We'll fill you in on all of the fibs and finds of the last few weeks.
MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!!
What's going on with... Emily?
Last we saw Emily in season 2, she had just found out that her girlfriend, Maya, had been killed. Needless to say, it wasn't the best of summers for Emily, who begins this season with a flask in her hand. After blacking out from drinking, she finds herself in front of Allison's empty grave with a shovel in hand. She then begins working at the local café where she befriends Nate, Maya's cousin who's in town for college. There also might be a rekindled romance on the horizon for Emily, who reconnects with Paige at school. (We're thinking it might be too soon for our Em, given the circumstances.)
What we know now:
Mona wasn't the only "A" in town; it was a new, more violent "A" who dug up Allison's body and took photos of the Liars around the grave site afterward. We also know that Emily didn't just black out; she was drugged with sleeping pills... the same pills that Aria finds in Lucas' camera bag. Coincidence? Probably not, given Lucas' recent sullen and agitated state. Emily didn't get to the graveyard all by herself, either; Jenna, who is no longer blind (thanks to surgery) drove her part of the way after finding her on the road, claiming that she was worried about her. The Liars believe her... as much as they ever believe anyone.
Hanna begins this season with a new, shorter 'do and a not-so-new attitude (translation: she hasn't stopped lying to our favorite bad-boy, Caleb). After he catches her secretly visiting Mona at the mental hospital, Caleb still can't get Hanna to 'fess up to everything, so he eventually dumps her. (Ignore the sound of our hearts breaking.)
What we know now:
Hanna spots Lucas visiting Mona, bringing even more suspicion onto the friendly nerd-turned-potential stalker. She also discovers that Mona knows there is another "A" out there, and is somehow still in the loop about Allison's remains going missing. Is it Lucas who's been updating her, or is there another source?