Ranking the top 5 moments from “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” season 1 episode 4: “The Emerald City”

Greetings TV fans!  After watching Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars:  The Perfectionists season 1 episode 4, I realized that sometimes you just have to go with your gut, as Alison reminded us:  “It’s more than just a rose.  It’s a feeling.”  So what happens when we follow our instincts down that yellow brick road?  Do we end up chasing after a ghost?  And what happens when we are finally able to discover the man behind the curtain?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Ghost Sonata,” Alison and Mona continue to track down leads to discover more about Nolan’s murder.  Meanwhile, Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan’s secrets begin to consume them, as they contemplate whether or not to share them with one another.  My top 5 moments from Pretty Little Liars:  The Perfectionists  season 1 episode 4 are:


“Turn up the heat.”

Nolan’s mother, Claire, continues to act suspicious when she has another conversation with Caitlin.  Claire realizes that Caitlin is lying to her and calls Dana Booker, asking her to turn up the heat.  But what does this mean exactly?  Why is Claire so interested in these particular friends of Nolan’s especially when we know that he had many other enemies that could be responsible for his death?  It looks like we still have a lot to learn about Claire, but she is absolutely hiding something.


“Where is he?  Everywhere…”

Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan continue to receive more cryptic messages about seeing a rat, but they immediately begin to suspect that Mason is behind this.  However, this seems a little too obvious to me and I am starting to suspect Caitlin’s boyfriend, Jeremy.  Jeremy has a motive for sure, as Nolan was trying to blackmail Caitlin and he also has a connection to Claire.  We know that whoever is sending the messages must have some knowledge of IT or programming and Jeremy definitely fits this description.  I know it’s just a theory of mine, but I am definitely getting a bad vibe from him, but we’ll have to stay tuned to find out more.


“I think you moved on.  You just never said it out loud.”

Even though Alison has left Rosedale behind her, we see several text messages coming in from Emily.  We later find out that Emily is asking for a divorce and Alison has been understandably hesitant about signing the papers.  Mona continues to be a good friend and provides Alison with some supportive advice when she tells her that perhaps she has already moved on.  Is Alison finally ready to say goodbye to her past?  Maybe not entirely, but she is definitely making a huge difference with Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan, so perhaps she can continue to find herself through her work.  It’s never too late to change and I love Alison’s character transformation so far.  This spin-off is really allowing her and Mona to shine.


“Who is Ray Hogadorn?”

The questions keep coming and everyone is a suspect.  Mona tracks down a lead to find Ray Hogadorn after doing some of her own detective work and she walks into a room filled with newspaper clippings and leads connected to Nolan and Taylor.  At the end of the episode, the custodian walks in.  Is this the infamous Ray and if so, what does he want?  Does he work for the FBI?  Is he connected to Mona somehow?  Mona has also been having some online conversations with Bad Bishop.  While their chess matches may be fun, is this a potential romance or a new threat? 


“Secrets have a way of keeping you close and you need each other.”

Alison continues to try and help Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan, but she also tracks down a lead on her own after going through some of Taylor’s Wizard of Oz books.  Claire tells her that Taylor was always looking for her own Emerald City and Alison realizes that she may have just found its location hidden in McDevitt’s Quarry.  Alison finds a trailer and begins to look around, but comes face to face with Taylor.  Only Taylor doesn’t want to stay and chat and she locks Alison inside the trailer.  What could Taylor be running from and why did she need to fake her own death?  The mystery is continuing to unravel, but let’s hope our girl Alison can find a way out of there before she finds herself lost in Oz for good.  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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