Greetings TV fans! After watching Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists season 1 episode 3, I realized that Ava asked an important question: “How do you act normal when nothing in your life is normal…when you’re forced to trust people you hardly know?” Especially when your new circle of trust has a lot of secrets and “nothing stays secret forever.” Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “…If One of Them Is Dead,” Dana Booker continues to try to “divide and conquer,” to get to the bottom of Nolan’s murder. Meanwhile, Alison continues to rely on Mona for help and discovers some hidden truths along the way. My top 5 moments from Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists season 1 episode 3 are:
“I know a liar when I see one.”
In this episode, Dana Booker continues to consult with Nolan’s mother, Claire, as they suspect Caitlin, Ava, and Dylan’s involvement in the murder. Claire explains that she will focus on Caitlin, as she will not want to risk her family’s future. Claire seems to be very interested in Caitlin specifically, but why? We know that Claire is very much aware of Caitlin’s mother’s potential scandal, but is there something more to this to further her own agenda? Is she perhaps the one blackmailing Caitlin’s mother to begin with? I have a lot of questions here, but it looks like manipulation doesn’t fall far from the tree, as I am starting to see where Nolan got his own blackmailing skills from. Either way, it looks like Claire is not someone to be taken lightly and could end up being a major threat later on.
“She’s trying to divide and conquer us.”
Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan are happy that Alison provided them all with alibis, but they don’t know her well enough to trust her completely just yet. They recognize that they all need to stick together, but their secrets are out there, which makes this no easy task. They quickly realize that Dana is trying to split them up and get them to turn on one another, but will they be able to outsmart her? We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like these three are not getting split up anytime soon.
“You went out of your way to do something nice for me.”
Ava is having an extremely difficult time coping with Nolan’s death, as she turns to alcohol to numb her pain. Most of Ava’s friendships seem to be on the superficial level so it looks like she could really end up bonding with Caitlin and Dylan. In a touching moment, Caitlin brings Ava the present that Claire gave her, recognizing that Nolan must have meant for her to have it. Ava is clearly moved by this gesture and I think this just solidified a new friendship between these two for good. Later on, Dylan asks Caitlin and Ava to listen to the music piece he created for his boyfriend, which is extremely touching as well.
“You tell or I will.”
After tracking down a lead at the cabin Nolan went to, Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan smell something funky in the car. They take a page out of I Know What You Did Last Summer’s book, as they discover a dead rat in the trunk along with a threatening note. So who wrote the note and what exactly do they want? Later on, Caitlin discovers the same gum wrapper that was in the woods, which belongs to Mason. So is Mason the one who witnessed everything in the woods or is this a little bit too obvious?
“But we need to do our suspicious activity.”
Alison goes to Mona for help again, but Mona is upset to find out that she has been locked out of the network. Alison and Mona recognize that they need to channel some old school Nancy Drew detective skills to find out more, as Mona hands over an old yearbook to Alison. Alison begins questioning her own witnesses and tracking down leads that bring her to the very same cabin, but it looks like Alison has discovered something very important. Alison finds the same rose that she saw in one of the memorial pictures for Taylor and starts to realize that Taylor may be alive. After all, Alison is no stranger to faking her own death, but will she find herself in even more trouble once she continues to follow this trail of breadcrumbs? 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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