Pretty Little Liars returned tonight with a red herring. Only instead of ‘A’ being the one pulling the strings, it was the girls doing the scheming. Aria, Hanna, Emily and Spencer have finally reached their breaking point and it’s clear they’re prepared to fight back.
In the winter premiere of Pretty Little Liars, it appeared that Emily was at war with the rest of her friends as all the girls worked on their community service as a result of last summer’s arrest. The first half of the episode focused on Emily feeling like the weakest link in the chain, sounding like the odd one out since she wanted to make a deal with ‘A’. ‘A’ was definitely paying attention and offered to make a deal with Emily. But Emily revealed that the girls had set up the whole situation and weren’t actually fighting. Instead, they were setting up ‘A’ to get caught by all of them. Unfortunately, the rendezvous didn’t go exactly as planned and ‘A’ managed to excape, but he/she dropped a valuable clue: his/her cell phone. It may be busted, but ‘A”s cell phone is one of the best clues the girls have managed to accumulate in their quest to learn ‘A”s identity.
Meanwhile, Ezra and Aria told Aria’s parents about their relationship, which shocked them. Caleb returned to town, which made Hanna happy, but her father also arrived to announce that he and his new family would be moving to Rosewood, which didn’t please Hanna at all.
A new episode of Pretty Little Liars will be airing next week on January 9. In the episode, titled “A Hot Piece of ‘A’”, the girls want to get to the information on ‘A”s cell phone, but need Caleb’s hacking skills to accomplish that. Hanna, of course, isn’t really on board with the plan, because she doesn’t want Caleb to get involved in the ‘A’ situation, especially since she can’t tell him the whole truth. But the girls quickly realize that ‘A’ has a helper, and Hanna is forced to ask Caleb for his help so they can learn the truth.
Hanna is also preoccupied with putting together a surprise party for Caleb at Spencer’s lake house. But will the party end in disaster?
Watch sneak peek below for the January 9 episode of Pretty Little Liars, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC Family. Use the arrows above to navigate through some photos for the episode. Below the sneak peek is a trailer for the next episode (warning: it’s pretty spoilery).
Keep an eye on our Pretty Little Liars season 2 spoiler page, for upcoming episode spoilers and links to trailers and sneak peeks.
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