The Most Utterly Ridiculously Mental Things That Have Ever Happened On PLL
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Even if you’re the ultimate, diehard, forever Pretty Little Liars stan, you have to admit that sometimes things in Rosewood just go one step too far. Let’s be honest - you end up saying ‘oh ffs’ under your breath at LEAST twice an episode.
Seriously, you know things are cray when the basic plotline of an anonymous, faceless entity harassing a group of girls for nearly a decade is actually quite normal compared to the additional details.
But that’s what makes PLL so damn great, and in honour of their truly batshit crazy plotlines, twists and turns, here’s a look back at a selection of the most utterly ridiculously mental things that have ever happened on Pretty Little Liars.
The black hoodie flash mob.
On first watch, this moment was actually quite a creepy one, but on further thought, the whole thing is really quite strange.
Who exactly where all these random fake As kitted out in the outfits? Did Mona/Cece/Shana/whoever was in charge at this point pop an advert on the internet? Offering $10 an hour to drama students who owned black hoodies? Oh and by the way, you'll be surrounding a group of utterly terrified teenagers who think you're about to murder them at any moment? Cool, I'm in.
The fact that Shana died instantly after falling from a three-foot stage.
RIP and all that, but fact that Aria basically just gave Shana a shove off a tiny, school Nativity style stage and she died from the fall instantly is pretty terrible luck.
Until that point, Shana had been pretty tough and could literally kick down doors and leap across buildings in the face of adversity, so it really is quite an unfortunate turn of events for Heartless Murderer Aria.
Ashley Marin hanging out with a child ghost.
Yeah we know it was a Halloween episode and apparently anything can happen in a Halloween episode (Adam Lambert turning up on a train, for example), but Ashley Marin casually hanging out with a tiny Victorian ghost child has got to be one of the most truly confusing moments of the entire PLL saga.
She was also dressed as a naughty nurse to give out sweets to trick or treators with her pastor boyfriend, which makes the whole thing even more bizarre. Does anyone even know who this lost little ghost girl actually was? Is she something to do with Bethany Young? It's always Bethany Young/
A leaving a message in Hanna's tooth.
If you weren't scared of going to the dentists before this episode, you probably were after watching Hanna unearth a teeny tiny scroll that had been stashed in her back molar while she was under anaesthetic. Proof that you should never trust anyone who wants to poke your teeth.
It's also quite convenient that A also apparently has 'qualified dental expert' on their CV too, amongst 'professional spy', 'phyrotechnics expert' and 'threatening poet'.
Emily's alphabet cereal which contained nothing but the letter A.
At this point, it became clear that Mona literally had too much time on her hands and probably needed to get a life.
A clinging on top of an ambulance for dear life.
CHRIST this was a dramatic episode. Ezra was dying! Sort of. Aria is freaking out! Just for a change. And then? Alison spots A lying down on the roof of the ambulance as it drives away.
Sometimes, A pulls out a dastardly trick or two that makes you marvel at their super slick, villainous ways. Clinging on for dear life to the roof of an ambulance was definitely not one of these times. Fingers crossed for no low tunnels.
The parrot who sang a phone number.
Unless you are an actual pirate off of pirate times, actually training a parrot to say something specific is not as easy as the cartoons make it seem. And yet by some miracle, Tippi the very gifted bird didn’t just learn a couple of random words, he could sing an entire, extremely useful phone number. Someone get that bird on Britain's Got Talent immediately.
At the end of one episode, A also tries to feed Tippi from a plate of roasted bird, which we're pretty sure animal cruelty charities would have some issues with.
Jenna going blind and then unblind multiple times.
First she's brutally blinded by a group of school mates (not ideal), then her sight comes back and she just lies about still being blind for a few months, then she loses her sight again and now A.D. is planning on splashing the cash to repair her eyes again? Honestly, what a rollercoaster. Is she actually still blind? Was she ever blind? Is it even possible for all this to happen to one pair of eyeballs over a few years? WHO KNOWS.
All we do know, is that it did lead to the "Bitch can SEE" line from Aria, so it's probably all worth it.
Ezra believing that Ali was a college student when she was in fact 15 years old.
If you think about Ezra Fitz too much, he gets more and more creepy - so it's best to just gloss over the fact he can't recognise a teenage girl from a twenty something woman. He then goes on to become a professionally qualified educator to the Rosewood masses, so you'd think he'd be slightly more intelligent than that, but hey. CLASSIC EZRA.
Without a doubt, the weirdest twist in the whole Pretty Little Liars saga is the random inclusion of what seems to be errr... magic, when there's been nothing remotely magical going on until this point. Enter the creepy af Mrs Grunwald.
Luckily, her magical psychic powers do mean that she's on hand to pull Alison out of the ground when she's buried alive, therefore meaning that this flawless TV show can continue. Always handy.
The nightmare that Hanna had about her mum which was honestly terrifying.
Absolutely, without a doubt far too terrifying for this show and something that we'll all have nightmares about for years to come.
Patients at Radley being allowed to wonder onto the roof and leave willy nilly.
Has anyone stopped to consider the fact that, seeing as these people (mostly suicidal and/or murderers, btw) have been institutionalised within a mental asylum, they probably shouldn't have access to the very open rooftop? Just a thought.
The fact that no one who works there recognises one of their long-standing patients when she's wearing a nurses uniform is also probably cause for concern for the authorities.
Five teenage girls BLIND another girl and no one seems to care.
As much as we love the Liars, this was a pretty shitty thing to do and receive literally no punishment for. They felt guilty for like, three episodes. If Jenna turns out to be behind all of this, we probably wouldn't blame her tbh.
Easy access to professional spy equipment.
Thought it was difficult to get your hands on real life hacking equipment and to learn the ins and outs of the world's upmost advanced technology? Meh, think again. Rosewood seems to dish out spy equipment, coding laptops, tapped mobile phones and headset microphones for free, which is always handy.
The truly batshit Halloween costumes.
The Liars might not take their education, their families, their relationships or their legal rights particularly seriously, but when it comes to Halloween costumes it's a WHOLE different approach.
Attending a fun Halloween bash in Rosewood? Be prepared to spend your entire life savings on an authentic, Elizabethan royal gown complete with fully functioning corset. Cat ears just won't cut it around here.
And also the entirely inappropriate funeral attire.
Attending the funeral of someone who tragically lost their life too soon? We'd recommend that you probably don't wear anything seen on PLL.
Particularly Hanna's full length gown complete with purple snakeskin clutch. Someone DIED, Hanna.
Toby's do-rag when he was in juvy.
A minor detail, but catagorically the worst PLL moment ever.
Words by Lucy Wood
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