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4. Haleb in the Woods – When Hanna and Caleb come home from school they are welcomed by a not so pleased Ashley. She had found Caleb’s backpack in the basement and pieced together that Hanna had Caleb staying without her knowledge. Ashley kicks Caleb out and he leaves, but she hadn’t expected Hanna to follow him out. With no where else to go Hanna and Caleb spent the night camping out in the woods. Caleb’s surpised by Hanna’s skills when it comes to camping and that caused the two to begin opening up with each other; Hanna mentioned her past weight problem and Caleb discussed foster care. Gaining comfort, trust and feeling more intimate while sharing stories the two share a passionate kiss which leads to them sharing their first night together. The next day Hanna comes home to change and is confronted by Ashley who had spent the night worring about her. Hanna snaps back at her though for being unsympathetic towards Caleb before once again storming off. Ashley realized she only had one choice; after a conversation between the two before dinner Ashley invited Caleb to stay in their guest room for the time being.

I just really enjoy watching the more intimate moments between characters. Not to also mention, Hanna and Caleb are my absolute favorite couple on the show and this was like the first moment were they connected on a more intimate level making this unbelievale sweet. And as much as I love the Haleb moment though the reason as to why this is so high on my list is becasue it was not only the first really real moment between Hanna and Caleb but it was also the first moment where Ashley realized how important Caleb is to Hanna. I mean Caleb ends up playing a large role in the Marin family, in a good way and this was the beginning of him not only being close with Hanna but also being more than just some boyfriend. He ends up being there for them during Ashley’s arrest, after the Dollhouse, and so much more. Hanna trusts Caleb wholeheatedly and Ashley trusts Hanna with Caleb and Caleb loves Hanna limitlessly.

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Image result for pll house blows up5. House Blows Up – When news breaks about new information on the Jane Doe buried in the DiLaurentis’ yard. The Liars, along with Caleb, Toby and Ezra gather at Emily’s house in time for the Rosewood Police Chief to arrive at the press conference. The Chief announces that the body buried has been identified as Bethany Young, a runaway patient from Radley Sanitarium. When he also mentioned Alison’s ‘alleged’ kidnapping the Liars become even more on edge. As the press conference comes to an end there was a large boom and the windows of Emily’s house shatter. Everyone runs out of the house to find out what happened and discovered the Cavanaugh house on fire and rubble covering the street. As Toby runs off to get answers from his destroyed house the Liars’ phones begin to beep. A had reawakened.

Why I love this moment so much, I don’t really know. It wasn’t because the house exploded because somehow on this show that wasn’t the biggest thing in this moment; I guess because in this case A literally returned with a boom. I mean yeah we got an answer to the question with the grave but it also leads to like a dozen new questions, which I guess should have been expected. Who wants easy when it comes to television, I guess that’s what makes mystery based shows kind of really addicting; nothing like drama and suspense to keep you watching.

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6. The Lighthouse – With Garret’s trial approaching Emily decides to get away with Maya’s family and goes to the Lighthouse Rock Inn with Nate. While talking a nap, Emily awakens alone by a call from ‘A’ telling her to get out. After awhile, Nate returns and informs Emily his family is a few hours away. Something feels off for Emily though and when she sees yellow splatters on Nate’s boots things click and Emily realizes Nate is Maya’s stalker. Knowing this, Emily tries to escape into the woods but is stopped and taken captive. From there Nate shows her a video Maya recorded at Noel’s cabin explaining everything from her True North stalker to how she felt about Emily to how she wanted to return. As the video ends about how he is actually Lyndon James and how he loved Maya. He explained how when he met Emily and heard her talk about Maya he thought he could start over with her but Emily ‘played’ him. From there he pulled a gagged Paige from the closet and tells Emily that he will take Paige from her but at the sound of footsteps Lyndon becomes distracted and Emily runs. Looking for a signal to call 9-1-1 Emily goes up to the lighthouse and Lyndon follows, with a knife in hand. Emily tries to hold him off but in the struggle, she stabs him in the stomach. He falls to the floor and Caleb arrives, with a gun he shelves, and comforts a trembling Emily, then a gunshot goes off. When the rest of the Liars arrive, Emily and Paige are being questioned and Caleb is loaded into an ambulance after being shot in the abdomen, causing Hanna to become distraught in her friends’ arms.

This is a show filled with a lot of mystery, suspense, heartbreak and death and this moment is an example of it all. When the episode started I was so sure that Caleb was the one that was deceased, a minute hadn’t even gone by and I was already crying at Hanna’s sobbing for him. But I was relieved to see he didn’t but that doesn’t change how emotional the lighthouse scene was. The moment Emily got away my breath was caught but then when it ended and we saw Emily as Caleb got there was absolutely heartbreaking.

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7. Alison is Alive – Finding out that Board Shorts believed Ali was alive the Liars realized they need to find her first. When they begin heading to the cemetery celebration they are confronted by Mrs. Grunwald who tells them they are putting Alison in danger. This led to Grunwald, who is a psychic, explaining how she knew Ali because Ali wanted help finding her stalker. Most importantly she told them how on the night Alison went missing she had gone to the DiLaurentis’ because of a bad feeling. When she arrived in the backyard she saw Alison’s hand reaching out from the ground; Grunwald pulled her out and drove her to the hospital but before they got there Alison run away. From there Mrs. Grunwald told the Liars that Alison didn’t want to be found and that they should leave but they didn’t listen. After a long night in Ravenswood, the girls get dropped off at Spencer by Ezra. Once there they spot Red Coat and run after her towards Spencer’s barn. She stops, back turned to the Liars and pulls down her hood and turns around and is Alison. She nervously asks the shocked, overwhelmed girls if they missed her. They beg her to stay and she tells them she wants to but needs their help, before disappearing again she holds a finger to her lips.

It was hinted for awhile, and Grunwald definitely confirmed it to be true but actually seeing the Liars face to face with Alison was just scream-worthy, in a good way. I mean this was the moment, without a doubt where we knew Alison is alive! For a Halloween episode, you can always expect excitement but this reveal was so much more. I mean it felt like the biggest thing since Mona being A and it held. Alison being alive was a curveball for me but her being face to face with friends like that was just a goosebumps moment.

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8. Melissa Killed Bethany – Spencer receives a video message from Melissa, she recorded the night before, that was sent from the airport. When Spencer goes to watch the video Melissa explains that she will be returning to England and how their father has wanted her to go back since her confession at the police station on the night the Liars were missing. But before she could leave Spencer again she had to tell her sister the truth. On the night Alison went missing she saw Spencer with a shovel after hearing her arguing with Alison. Then when she saw the body Melissa had thought Spencer killed Alison with the shovel and from there she went on instinct. She didn’t want anyone to know what happened, so unable to look at her face Melissa pushed the body into the hole, cover her up and never spoke of that moment again. Now though she knows it was not Alison but Bethany and she wasn’t dead meaning she had buried a stranger alive, killing her. In her final farwell she tells Spencer she wanted to protect her and she that she lovess before saying goodbye.

I was really left speechless by this moment. I mean it was obvious something was going on and it had to have been about that night but still. It was just something that I could have never guessed, especially her reasoning. I mean it was different thinking that Bethany’s murder was a plot but then finding out that it was a really bad accident. I guess as twisted as the house of Hasting has seemed over the seasons it was a shock moment to watch Melissa’s confession.

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Image result for mona vanderwaal 6x019. Escaping the Dollhouse – After being trapped and isolated for three weeks Charles finally allows the girls to see each other again. When they realized that Charles was preparing for Alison’s arrival and that Mona may be in danger they decide they were going to find her and escape. That night when the power shut off as scheduled the Liars raced out of their rooms; Spencer explained how Charles is, in fact, a DiLaurentis and that everything he holds precious was locked away in the vault, making it their bargaining tool. Entering the game room Spencer explains how there is a trap door in there that leads to the vault. As the generator come back on the sirens go off indicating Charles knew they weren’t in their rooms but when they finally find a passageway the sirens turn off. Spencer showed the others the video and then she started to destroy it and threatened to set everything ablaze until they get Mona back. When the fire begins to grow out of control, so much so that the girls try to stop it, Charles finally pulls the fire alarm which not only starts the sprinklers but also opens the doors. The Liars run out and begin calling out for Mona, they finally find her at the bottom of the hole. After pulling her out they head to the silhouette ladder and try to open the locked door. What they didn’t know was that Alison, Ezra, and Caleb were nearby and just as they were about to head back they heard the fire alarm and found the bunker. They called 9-1-1 and eventually opened the doors, out escaped Hanna, Spencer, Emily, Aria, and Mona. Everyone happily reunited as the police begin to arrive at the scene.

Wow, this episode really did put you through the ringer but watching them actually be able to escape was a sigh of relief. I loved watching this episode in general but actually seeing them escape and watching them reunite with people they love in was just amazing. Plus in a way, they finally outsmarted A, at least enough to be able to escape from the Dollhouse. Dire situations, devious plots, emotional moments, passionate reunions, this premiere had it all, I don’t think there has been an episode yet where I had more emotions. The last few minutes especially were just amazing.

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Image result for spoby 1x2111. Spencer at the Town Fair – When Spencer becomes a person of interest in the murder of Alison things become more intense than ever. Feeling that it was time to buckle down on Spencer’s image the Hasting’s volunteer Spencer to help the church at the Founder’s Day festival and also discourage her from seeing Toby. Once at the Festival things didn’t get any better for her; after a fight with Melissa and a battle of wits with Ian, Spencer goes off to meet Toby, the two had planned to meet in secret. Things don’t go as expected though starting with her receiving a text from someone claiming to be Toby telling her to meet him inside the haunted house. From there Spencer soon finds a threat from A telling her to keep quiet. Terrified she frantically looks for an exit which gets her trapped in a revolving door. When Spencer is finally released she comes face to face with Ian holding a crowbar, that was being used to trap her in; soon followed the rest of her worried family. When they all get out of the haunted house, the Hastings lead Spencer home but then she catches sight of Toby. Despite her family’s wishes, Spencer runs into Toby’s arms and the two share a heartfelt kiss.

This moment speaks so much about the Hastings family and about Spoby’s relationship. The Hastings part is that it had become a reoccurrence that the family tended to think that with a good game plan that they could get themselves out of any trouble, this was just the first time. The Spoby part is just that their relationship had its ups and downs but they always lean on each other when the walls come closing, for this moment literally. I love this moment because it is bold and I love it because it is sweet and I love it because it exists.

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