So Garrett is dead, Toby is an “A” and Byron is now a suspect in Alison’s murder as Pretty Little Liars Season 3 returns.
Mona is free too; released from Radley in the middle of the night she ends up in Hannah’s bedroom, naturally. (Forget releasing someone at night – that can happen – but shouldn’t you like, alert her victims/the local police that she is free/to be freed?)
Still, Mona didn’t break into Hanna’s house to kill he or anything, she just wants to talk. You see, Mona is being forced back into Rosewood High by her mother (I hope we see her, eventually.) and she is scared. Hanna is skeptical, particularly as Mona “spent the last two years majoring in torture”.
Whereas there was no action with Mona between the sheets, between the streets Toby – the new evil eyed ‘A’ – is chasing a skateboarding third ‘A’, who turned out to be Lucas. (The writers have really fucked up the Lucas character. He’s like neither menacing nor creepy. What is he supposed to be?)
The next morning sees Mona return to school (Hilarious in itself, after the shit she did, which bitch, in real life would be so brave to taunt/stare at her?), Aria and Spencer falling out over the Byron/Alison link and discussions on the school’s fund-raising 10k. Ohh, and then there’s Meredith, Byron’s lover. Meredith is the girls’ sub teacher and she soon shows her authority when she confiscates Aria’s phone.
During the school day, Emily spies Mona seemingly issuing orders to the new school janitor – who’s actually Harold, the creepy guy from the Lost Woods Resort. (Of course, they tell no one.) After sneaking a look at his workstation, the girls eventually break in and find——- Alison’s diary. In it, they learn Alison was blackmailing Byron.
Stupidly, they remove just that page of evidence instead of taking the diary because they don’t want Harold to know they were there. (Makes no sense, but, whatever.)
It’s all for nowt because Harold catches them as they leave but, appears to let them go when Toby appears – and seems to terrify Harold.
An episode which promised a lot but didn’t deliver (No fault of Mon’s who was excellent as usual) ends with Meredith suffering minor burns after being lured into the storage room by ‘A’ and Byron discovering Aria knows a lot more than she is saying.