1. Mona is Alive – After the Liars woke up panicked, locked inside exact replicas of their bedrooms a voice came over the loudspeaker telling them to exit the room and follow the lighted pathway. They follow the lights to a replica of Alison’s living room and find a blonde in an Ali mask and yellow top playing the piano. The girl removes her mask and it is revealed to be Mona but when an emotional Hanna says her name Mona scoffs and says she’s Alison. When the girls sit for some tea Mona continues to act like Alison and when a bell chimes she leads the others to another room with a game board. During this game, they get prom invites and the game is to find their prom dates and when Hanna sees a picture of Caleb she warns A that if he is hurt she will kill ‘him, her, it, bitch.’ The outburst causes a loud siren to go off and Mona informs them that the only way to make it stop was to return to their rooms, which they did and the doors slammed behind them, turning off the sirens and leaving them alone. That night, when the generator powers down Mona gets the girls and explains that they have three minutes. She explains what she had learned since being brought to the Dollhouse, punishments and all. Hanna then realizes that Mona does, in fact, know who she is and Mona releases that A wants her to pretend to be Alison and she goes along with it so long as A is watching. With time almost up the girls rush back to their rooms and get locked in again.
I don’t think I can fully describe how amazing, and emotional, this moment or even this episode was. I mean the whole situation, heck even this half of the season was just filled with unbelievably high stakes and this was the climax. Finding out Mona was alive was also definitely one of my favorite surprises though; between her death being an absolutely heartbreaking moment and the fact that Mona is my second favorite character, first being Hanna, I have admitted it was a good and happy surprise. The only downfall was the fact that they were trapped in the dollhouse, storyline wise though this was definitely my favorite. It was really strong and from the Thanksgiving episode to Prom, which is when Charles was revealed, it was just really intense. This show, in general, has a lot of moments that keep you on the edge of your seat and this one just happens to be my personal favorite.