Pretty Little Liars Season 7: 17 Things We Learned From ‘In The Eye Abides The Heart’
Ummm, did we just meet Spencer's twin?
We’re at the halfway mark of the last 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars, and naturally, things are starting to unravel pretty rapidly.
Between Detective Marco starting to suspect the Liars and Wren’s interesting return, this episode was pretty incredible – and how could it not be with Troian Bellisario herself directing it?
Here’s everything we learned from ‘In The Eye Abides The Heart’ - brace yourselves for Twincer, kids…
1. The episode opens (kind of) on Aria crouching behind a dumpster
Ok, the actual opening was Ali and Emily freaking out about their horrifying baby situation, but the real action starts when Aria begins her mission to go rogue.
2. A.D video calls Aria and it is equal parts the-greatest-slash-most-terrifying thing ever
Aria is quite literally on the phone to the person who’s been torturing the Liars, but thanks to some crazy technology, we get to see the villain played by a funhouse mirror version of Lucy Hale. It’s like all our Christmases have come at once.
Oh, and whoever does the PR for PLL seriously missed a trick here, because I need that Aria face filter in my life via Snapchat right now.
3. The Liars (minus Hanna) start getting super suspicious of Lucas over his BFF-ship with Charlotte back in the day
Wait, you’re telling me that Lucas HASN’T been a good guy this whole time? THAT IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION.
4. Spencer brings Detective Marco gluten-free, fat-free, fun-free cupcakes and in return she’s treated to some sneaky investigating
Not cool, Marco. He tries to trip up Spencer into admitting she knew Elliott/Archer was dead before the police knew, but the Hastings family didn’t raise no fools and Spencer returns the serve in excellent form.
5. Somehow, with only five episodes left of the series, Ezra is STILL whining about Nicole
We’ve seen Nicole for all of 10 seconds in this season – are we honestly supposed to care about this storyline? We know Ezria is endgame, so can we just stop the endless unnecessary drama between the two of them?
6. Ali finds out that her baby is definitely Emily’s, but the father isn’t Elliott
As if that storyline couldn’t get any creepier.
7. Mary leaves Spencer a note in a wine bottle by her back door
Which, for someone who’s been on the run from the police, is pretty shoddy work. At least she got a glass of vino out of it.
8. Emily and Hanna snoop through Lucas’s loft and find a comic book he created with Charlotte from when they were kids
Let’s not even get into how on the nose the ‘female hero who helps a young boy get revenge on his bullies, and occasionally the boy even transforms into the woman herself’ thing is, but hey, now the Liars have actual proof that Lucas knew Charlotte extremely well before she started torturing them.
9. Aria officially turns to the dark side and steals the comic book for A.D
And in return, she's gifted a black hoodie. We have no idea how A.D managed that switcheroo in 3.4 seconds, but yaaaaaaass.
10. Hanna finally makes a good decision and shows Mona the board game
Naturally, she couldn’t be more oddly attracted to it if she tried. Mona goes on about how she wishes she could’ve built something like this, which is kind of harsh considering she’s saying that in front of Hanna – you know, the girl she ran her car over when she was A? Oh well.
11. Emily tells Paige about her and Ali’s baby situation and it’s enough to make Paige leave town for good
Emily somehow thinks her, Ali and Paige can live in harmony with their weird, problematic child and everything can be chill. Classic Emily.
Alas, Paige peaces all the way out of Rosewood, because come on, who needs that kind of hassle at the ripe old age of 23?
12. Ezra throws a strop because Aria outrageously doesn’t want him flying away to go see Nicole
He tries to manipulate the situation by telling Aria that he’s putting her in the middle, and her response is the greatest thing she’s ever said to her petulant man-child fiancé: “No. You’re in the middle. I did not put you there”.
Freelancing as a double agent has magically given Aria a backbone.
13. Spencer sneaks off to meet Mary Drake in an abandoned house and is greeted by Marco instead
Suddenly the carefree ping-pong playing Marco from the last episode has been replaced by Detective Furey, and he's starting to piece together what happened the night Elliott ‘left town’.
Oh and also, WE FINALLY FIND OUT THAT SPENCER USED ROLLINS’ CARD IN THE RADLEY BAR THE NIGHT SHE HOOKED UP WITH MARCO.
Had that not been bothering everyone else since she drunkenly threw down a credit card back in 7x04? Just me? Cool.
14. Paige drops by on Ali before skipping town and officially sets sail to the Emison ship
After asking her if Ali loves Em, Ali starts crying and basically admits that she totally does, so it looks like it’s game time, bitches.
15. Hanna begs Mona to play the board game, which Mona isn’t too happy about
Mona’s moved on from living in a perpetual state of hyper reality, you guys. Still, who wants to bet that despite her protest, Mona will be getting her hands dirty next week? That’ll be all of us.
16. Ezra’s busy being butthurt about his delayed flight at the airport when he runs into… Spencer and Wren
SPENCER AND WREN. WREN. WREN WITH A SHAVED HEAD.
Ezra goes to speak to them but backs off when he realises the two are in the middle of a pretty heated argument. But before he can get away, Spencer spots him – and the Twincer theory comes into full effect.
Let’s just break it down: ‘Spencer’ is super flustered about seeing Ezra, she’s overly eager for him to join her and Wren for a drink, and then when she runs after him and asks him not to tell anyone she was with Wren, she mentions Detective Furey. Not Marco, Furey.
Plus, and this is the scientific proof, her facial expressions are sketchy AF. Either Spencer is getting a twin very soon, or Marlene is messing with us big time.
17. The A-tag shows A.D recording a salty message for Aria because she didn’t answer her phone
A.D then threatens Aria with the ‘mysterious file’ that can land Ezra in jail and does the most maniacal laugh that lasts approximately 400 hours.
What. An. Episode.
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