Episode Title: Driving Miss Crazy
Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
Episode Number: 7×17
With Mona making inroads in the game, Emily reluctantly teams up with her to investigate. Ashley returns to Rosewood to check on Hanna after learning some frightening information and asks Caleb what his intentions are with her daughter. Meanwhile, Spencer’s family reels from A.D.’s latest taunt, leaving Spencer more confused than ever about who to trust. Ezra notices Aria’s change in attitude and fears he may have lost her; and A.D.’s machinations cause Aria to have a terrifying nightmare.
Mona was in this episode so it automatically gets an A for me. (See what I did there?) We all know the last scene of this episode is just another red herring, IMK trying to throw the viewers off the scent of the real culprit. No way is Mona AD because we’ve already been there done that with that storyline a few seasons ago. She has the shovels because Hanna is her girlfriend (in my world they’re together, shut up) and she only wants to protect her girlfriend. She has a copy of the game because she wants to figure out this game as much as the girls. She has a wall of crazy because she’s Mona and that’s how she’s going to figure this all out. Come on, show. Can we please move this plot along already? How many more episodes are left?
I still don’t understand what exactly is going on with the Hastings. Isn’t Peter just doing the right thing in telling Spencer and Veronica that he doesn’t want them to be associated with Mary Drake because she’s unstable and unpredictable and possibly violent? Yes, he could be lying about Mary’s mental condition, but why would he lie about her killing Jessica? Or is there something else that Spencer and Veronica are mad about in regards to his relationship with Mary? I’m confused.
Good for Hanna and Caleb, now can we move on and get the story going? Caleb’s declaration of love to Hanna in front of Ashley was great and all, but come on already. We all know they’re going to get married anyway.
So what exactly did Aria get for her trying to do AD’s bidding and hurting her friends? What were those papers again? I hope Mona saw Aria looking for something all over The Brew and looks into Aria being shady. Still don’t give a crap about Ezria and their wedding. I swear to God, if the last scene of this show is their wedding, I’m going to hurl something at the TV. It should be the girls (and this includes Mona) finally being allowed to be happy and just enjoying each other’s company.
Not cool that the girls were so anti-Mona when she showed up. Mona put their asses in place soon after, though. “She’s brilliant. She knows the answer before you even ask the question.” “Well, the question is, why you waited so long to ask and for that I have no answer.” You and me both, Mona. And now we have Emily going to Mona for help with cracking the phone that Aria dropped off at Spencer’s place.
Loved Mona and Emily pretending to be a couple. More of that, please! It cracked me up that Mona got so into it that she even held Emily’s hand and kept calling her terms of endearment, hee.
The whole Jailhouse Rock dream was a tad too much, but I enjoyed seeing Mona as a jail guard singing Elvis. I bet Janel had fun shooting this. I loved Mrs. Hasting’s cruel line to Aria, which she (Aria), of course, deserves: “You’re just a selfish little bitch. I wouldn’t piss on you if you were on fire.”
As I’m trying to wrap up this review, I realized that NOTHING ABSOLUTELY HAPPENED in this episode. What the fuck, man? I swear to God, this show is trying my patience so much. When are they going to start answering some questions???
And on a shallow note, how gorgeous did Ashley look? That hair style on her looked great!