Pretty Little Liars Recap

Pretty Little Liars Recap: Cover-Up Girls (Plus: A.D.'s Identity Revealed!)

The Pretty Little Liars have covered up so many murders during the past six seasons, you’d think they’d have it down to a science at this point. But just like all those times you swore you knew who “A” was, you’d be wrong once again.

In between tense brunches and frantic jaunts through the forest, the Liars pretty much fell to pieces over the course of Tuesday’s episode:

For Spencer, that meant avoiding Caleb and hooking up with a not-so-random hottie in an elevator at the Radley. (I’m not going to lie, I haven’t enjoyed elevator footage that much since the Solange/Jay-Z smackdown of 2014.) For Hanna, that meant coming clean — to Mona, at least — about her broken engagement. And for Aria, that meant wondering how closely the hotel surveillance system was capturing her every move. In fact, Emily seems to be the only Liar keeping calm under pressure. But hey, isn’t that what bartenders are for?

Upon returning to Welby, Alison also revealed the truth about the night Charlotte was killed. She had an argument with her sister about Elliott in the church — the site of so many legendary PLL confrontations, for some reason — then left her there to stew in her own anger. (Because what could have possibly gone wrong?)

But the biggest surprise of the episode, even more so than Jenna’s epic return — the minute she said, “Oh, didn’t you hear? My house blew up,” I remembered how much I truly missed her — was that Toby’s investigation into Elliott’s past actually yielded results! It turns out Elliott’s real name is/was Archer Dunhill, aka A.D.!

So… mystery solved? I mean, the Liars still have to figure out why Jenna left a voicemail on Elliott/Archer’s burner phone, but at least one question has been answered. On this show, that’s a rarity.

Your thoughts on Jenna’s return? Do you think Elliott/Archer is, somehow, still alive? And which Liar is in for a surprise proposal, per that end-of-episode tease? Whatever’s on your mind, drop it in a comment below.

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25 Comments
  1. Andy, we need to talk. I’ve noticed you’ve been a bit confused about PLL things the last few times I’ve read your stuff. Just cause “Elliott”s real initials are A.D. does NOT mean that he is THE A.D. That’s amateur, c’mon. A.D. is the final villain of this series, we’re not gonna know who that is until the final few episodes. Archer is not A.D. Charlie Craig has even said we won’t get to to figuring out who A.D. is until 7B.

  2. lauri5567 says:

    Lucas was one of my top suspects tonight as I could see him and Mona being involved in the missing car and with Jenna.
    Other question – was Elliot at the dollhouse? Was he the guy at the Prom before the lights went out? It was clearly a man rather than Charlotte.

  3. I have been notice that Elliott is AD and maybe he killed Charlotte.

  4. "A" says:

    New Theory
    What if Jenna is Mary daughter.

    • kendra says:

      No because in the 2nd season when they flashed back Toby said his dad got remaried and I’m pretty sure he would know if that’s her or not

  5. Tea says:

    Where does it say that Archer’s last name is Dunhill?

  6. sasha says:

    But i still dont get, where did they get the shovels from? Its not like people carry enormous shovels around in their car boot wherever they go, hoping to bury something!!

  7. Yana says:

    Does anyone else think it’s possible that Charlotte could’ve faked her death with a creepy doll? We all know she loved the game and after 5 years being at Welby don’t you think she missed it? Maybe she is alive, or A.D.

  8. charlie says:

    Archer is probably another fake name, TBH.

  9. Zanz says:

    Mona killed Charlotte, she was the person in the big black car who nearly killed Emily to get the weapon back. Remember she got Lucas’s car fixed in a place where they don’t ask questions. Not to mention that she had the pink dice keyring. Also she hated what Charlotte put her through so she only got Charlotte out so she could kill her.

  10. Melissa Beaston says:

    I don’t think it will be a.d but I am wondering who is getting married yet

  11. LAILA BOCKOVA says:

    what if charlotte never died? maybe she just took whatever she gave mona,jason and mr.d that made them stay still but kept their brain alive… i wonder.

  12. Georgia says:

    Why was hannahs bracelet in Elliotts car? I’m so confused!!

  13. A question, perhaps for Friday: If Spencer has wet wipes in her pocket at all times, then why was Hannah riding around with blood all over her face until she could shower?

    • Jessica says:

      I had this exact same thought! You would think the Liars would consider this option so as to make them look less suspicious in case they were to get pulled over/spotted.

  14. Eliza says:

    So Spencers dad has kids with two sisters?! He has Jason with Jessica and spencer with Mary?!