Greetings TV fans! After watching Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists season 1 episode 2, I realized that it’s important to stay true to who you are. You may want to change some of your past evil ways, but that doesn’t mean that you should let people walk all over you. The new head of security may be the bitch, but our girl Alison is the Queen Bee for sure! Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “Sex, Lies, and Alibis,” Nolan’s death is officially ruled a murder and everyone is a suspect. Meanwhile, Alison receives a disturbing text message and Mona channels her inner crazy to get to the bottom of things. My top 5 moments from Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists season 1 episode 2 are:
“It’s OK if you’re relieved he’s dead.”
While coping with the shock of Nolan’s death, Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan realize that they are in a lot of trouble. Their conversation comes true, as Nolan dies exactly the way they described, which means that they are all suspects. But if they are not to blame, that means that someone else was in the woods, listening to this very same conversation. Each character has a secret, but will Nolan’s death split them apart or bring them closer together? If there was someone else in the woods, who was it and what is their next move? We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but it doesn’t look like anyone is in the clear.
“I literally just got that text…from the dead guy.”
Alison receives a text message from Nolan’s phone after he died and is immediately in panic mode. Alison goes to visit Mona for help and Mona points out that someone wants to make it look like Alison killed Nolan. Mona determines that the text message was sent during a power outage, which explains the delay, but this still doesn’t make Alison look that innocent. Was the text sent from Nolan and what help did he require? Is it possible that the killer used Nolan’s phone to lure Alison out? There are so many questions here, but I am completely immersed into this mystery and I’m absolutely loving it so far.
“I’m the reason he’s dead.”
When Alison goes to Mona for help, she is showing off her impressive, but crazy skills, as she writes down everything, trying to get to the bottom of the mystery. Mona could give Homeland’s Carrie Mathison a run for her money here, as she becomes obsessed with figuring everything out. Alison ends up hitting Mona in the face to snap her back to reality and it actually works, as Mona is happy to see some Key Lime pie, which is her favorite! Mona gives Alison some great advice and asks her, “When did you become such a wuss?” I love that Mona is not afraid to tell it as it is and Alison needs to hear this from her. We know that Alison is looking for her fresh start and wants to do good, but that does not mean that she needs to get stepped on in the process. We still don’t know much about Mona’s potential connection to the FBI or some other kind of secret service, but I’m sure we will find out more soon.
“Spencer and Toby eloped?”
So I absolutely love that this new series is finding a voice of its very own, but it also stays true to its roots. Alison casually name drops A and we also get to witness Mona calling Hanna from Pretty Little Liars and we discover that Spencer and Toby eloped, which had me cheering and possibly squealing with joy. I thought that this was a very clever way to keep PLL fans satisfied with new information while keeping the new story going. We also get to see the new characters show up at Nolan’s funeral, giving me a sense of PLL nostalgia for sure. Well done!
“Bring it on bitch.”
At the funeral, we get to meet Dana Booker, who is a former FBI agent and the new head of security. She has a connection to Ava, as she previously worked on her father’s case. Coincidence? We already established that there are no coincidences here. Dana is taking her job very seriously, but Ava asks an important question: “Why leave the FBI to become a school cop?” Ava may be the unlikely voice of reason here, as I was thinking the very same thing. Dana may have a past here or she could be connected to Taylor’s message on the wall somehow, but it looks like she is going to be a major pest.
Later on in the episode, Nolan’s mother is waiting for Alison in her house, which is kind of creepy. Alison understands that this was previously her daughter’s house and has a revealing conversation with her. Claire tells Alison that she is a survivor and perhaps this is exactly what Alison needed to hear. After Dana interrupts Alison’s lecture to pull Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan out of class, Alison lies and says that they were all at her house the night of the murder. Alison clearly wants to make a difference with her students and understands what it means to be caught up in all the drama, but did she make the right call here? We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like Queen Alison is back, so Dana better watch out. Stay tuned!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
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