Pretty Little Liars is officially back, and I’m looking forward to a summer of mystery, intrigue, and anxiety-inducing suspense. Seriously, I don’t know what show has the formula down for making my heart race when absolutely nothing is happening more than this one. It’s probably because I always just assume that the worst is going to happen to those Poor Little Liars.
But on to last night’s episode, and the beginning of the promised #SummerofAnswers… please note that there are spoilers from “Game On, Charles” below, so stop reading now if you haven’t watched it yet.
It was a pleasure seeing all of my favourite residents of Rosewood return to the small screen, and I was glad that they escaped in the end but I am, as always, left with oh-so many questions… even from this episode alone. I mean, this whole being trapped in a life-sized dollhouse thing is pretty terrifying, but what exactly is Charles getting out of trying to keep them there? That is only one of the many questions I was left with at the end of the episode. Here are the rest, in no particular order:
- What was the “surprise” waiting for the Liars in their rooms? Will we ever know?
- How exactly did Charles get Alison’s stuff from her room?
- Why is Charles obsessed with the old versions of the Liars? Making them dress like they used to, and relive an old prom…
- Why does Charles have them trapped at all? Is this his twisted form of entertainment? Doesn’t he have Netflix?
- What did Charles want with Sarah Harvey? How long has she been there?
- Sarah was dressed like Ali too. Why have Mona acting as Ali when there was a much more Ali-like girl (appearance-wise) hidden in another room? Why not have Mona be Mona?
- How did Charles convince some woman to create all the creepy voice commands in his dollhouse? Did he hire voice actors to make those messages? If so, how did he afford it? How did he afford any of this? Rent on a large underground bunker in the middle of nowhere has to be steep. It was furnished with things Charles has stolen from the Liars over a period of years, so that would cut down on a few expenses. And the generator means he’s making his own power. But still…
- How and why did Charles bring all the Liars into the creepy morgue room and totally undress them? Just to be extra creepy?
- How much are each of these girls going to have to pay for therapy in the future, just to move on past having the most horror-movie-like teenage years ever recorded?
- Who exactly is Charles Dilaurentis? Is it Andrew? If so, why didn’t anyone recognize him? And whether it is Andrew or not, where has he been hiding all these years? Does Alison know about him? Why was his existence hidden from everyone?
- What is Charles’ next plan? Because this whole bunker thing obviously took years to prepare. Did he have another Plan B going on the side in the eventuality that the Liars would burn the place to the ground (even though it’s underground…?)?
- And most importantly… why is Charles spending his life screwing with the Pretty Little Liars? It seems like a lot of work with very little pay-out.
What did you think about the episode? Do you have any theories about these questions or any others? Share in the comments!
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