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Pretty Little Liars recap: Hit and Run, Run, Run

Well, now we know what ‘A.D.’ stood for

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Pretty Little Liars

TV Show
run date:
Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell
Current Status:
In Season

She’s baaack! As soon as one cruel nemesis found his way to a muddy grave (rest in peace, dirtbag), it’s not even 24 hours before another unfriendly face comes sauntering back into town to play some more of her games. Yep, that’d be Jenna, the woman who makes everyone around her shiver in their booties — and not just over jealousy for her sick sunglass game, either. She’s been M.I.A. for a while, but she’s not changed one iota in the five-plus years it’s been since the Liars last had to deal with her.

Jenna’s just great for drama, but oh wow has that chick been a hard read all series long. Thank goodness that this go-round, she actually seems to be pretty straightforward so far with her motives (albeit still a pretty little liar because, well, you know). Reading between the lines, it looks like she’s here to enact payback against Alison, to drive Toby crazy, and to check in on her pal Archer Dunhill, a.k.a. Dr. Elliott Rollins. (She obviously doesn’t know he bit the dust prior to her arrival.)

Here’s what went down on Pretty Little Liars this week.

Bye, bye body.

Hanna running over Elliott was most definitely an accident, but since the Liars can’t help but make every single situation worse for themselves, they decide to bury the body. Why? Well, Spencer thinks it’d be considered first-degree murder because they all had plenty of reason to get rid of him, and, well, they worked in cahoots with Alison to track him down in the first place. Hanna, in particular, had something to hate him for since she basically confirmed at the Amish barn last week that it was Elliott who’d put her there and repeatedly poked her with a shock stick.

Alison’s too fussed to help with the digging part, apparently, but she does get her hands dirty in another way — by stealing Elliott’s access card to the hospital. She’ll have to go sneak in and slip back into the crazy cuffs at the sanitarium if she wants to keep her alibi in check (hall cameras just aren’t a thing at psych wards in this show, shrug).

Hanna feels pretty sure they’re making a hundred mistakes — she’s seen enough Forensic Files episodes to know their trail is a mile long already — and she’s right. Not only do they leave the car (which subsequently disappears) unattended (why did all five have to ride in Elliott’s car again?), but Hanna also drops her necklace in Elliott’s car and forgets about it until it’s already been delivered to the train station.

Good thing Mona, who decides to come back to see Alison in her “full-on Girl, Interrupted” state, is still a complete pro at crime-scene manipulation. Guess all her training at Charlotte’s bunker is finally paying off! She saves the wayward day by getting the windshield fixed “at a place that doesn’t ask questions and won’t give answers” (is it the same one Elliott paid off?), and also by tipping everyone off that Elliott probably had a burner phone hidden somewhere that they should probably find.

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When Hanna goes to retrieve her bracelet before the scheduled train arrives (they’ve planned to plant a sweater on it after buying a ticket with his card, so it looks like he took off), they hear the phone ring, and whaddya know. It’s Jenna, asking for Archer Dunhill — A.D.! — which, it turns out, is Elliott Rollins’ real name. The actual Dr. Rollins, Toby discovers, has been dead for quite some time. What’s not clear is whether Mary Drake was ever aware Charlotte’s doctor was a farce. She pays Alison a creepy visit after “Elliott” disappears and declares she’s “in charge” of Alison now, so she’s still not Team Liar or anything, but it looks like he may have very well been pulling wool over everyone’s heads. Everyone except Jenna?

NEXT: The anti-confession…