Ranking the top 5 moments from “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” season 1 episode 10: “Enter the Professor”

Greetings TV fans!  After watching Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars:  The Perfectionists season 1 episode 10 season finale, I learned that “just when everything’s going the way it’s supposed to,” something bad is bound to happen.  That is, if you attend Beacon Heights University.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Enter the Professor,” everyone is glad that the threat is over after Jeremy is taken away in an ambulance, but is it really over?  Meanwhile, Alison and Mona contemplate whether or not they should stay at Beacon Heights University, Dylan confronts a former bully, and Ava gets a surprise visitor.  My top 5 moments from Pretty Little Liars:  The Perfectionists  season 1 episode 10 season finale are:


“Some puzzles are just not meant to be solved.”

That may be true, but Mona is not about to give up that easily.  After it initially seems like the threat is over, Mona reveals to Alison that she never found out more about the list she discovered that connected several of our characters and Ray Hogadorn.  Mona always senses when there is more to the story, but Alison suggests that perhaps it really isn’t meant to be solved.  Only there are no coincidences when it comes to Rosewood or Beacon Heights University, as we are about to find out.  This town may “breed drama,” but it’s not always easy to leave that behind, especially when your past is filled with it.


“I’m keeping my job.”

After Mona is fired by Claire, she is ready to pack up and get a fresh start, but Mason is not going to let her walk out just yet, revealing a secret that changes everything.  Mona confronts Claire and tells her that she’s keeping her job and explains that she knows about how her and Mason “comforted each other” after Nolan’s death.  Gross.  Mona turns the tables on Claire, who agrees to reinstate Mona, which keeps our girl in Beacon Heights for now.  Only Claire is always watching so Mona better watch her back for sure.  Mona promises that the affair with Mason is over, but it’s clear that there are still unresolved feelings here.  As much as I ship these two together, I don’t want Mona to get in any further trouble with Claire.


“I am nothing like you.”

When Ava returns to her room, she discovers that her father is there waiting for her.  Ava is more than surprised to see him and he asks for his daughter’s help.  Ava is supposed to pick up some package for her father, which he claims will help make everything right, but Dana Booker is on to her and reveals how much her father has actually stolen and says that he is using her.  Ava connects the dots on her own and realizes what her father is up to.

She stands up for herself and refuses to turn over the information and her father tells her, “I’m sorry that I turned you into me.”  Ava remains strong here and says that she is nothing like him and ends up returning the funds that were stolen to Zach’s family, along with several other clients.  Dana seems impressed and I have to say that I am extremely proud of Ava’s actions here as well.  Ava clearly loves her father so much, but she also knows right from wrong and she makes a huge decision here.  I’m looking forward to seeing what she does next if we get a season two and I really hope we do!


“You can’t win the game if you don’t know the rules.”

After a somewhat uneventful start, our characters all receive invitations to the Crimson Society, which we learn is a rumored secret society on campus that can “make your dreams come true.”  Our group shows up, not really knowing what to expect and are shocked when the television screen in front of them shows Taylor shooting Jeremy and how they all covered it up.  Someone out there knows the truth and his or her name is…the professor! 

The professor welcomes our characters to “the experiment, phase two” and we learn that he or she is the real person who killed Nolan, explaining that Jeremy was only doing surveillance, but he is not the real killer.  We know that there are always more twists and turns in the PLL world and this spin-off continues to carry on with that tradition.  The professor will be watching and our characters are about to be tested again.  It looks like we have a lot to learn about the professor, who must actually really be a professor on campus, as Zach greets him or her while bringing over an order.  Is it a professor we have already seen or someone new?  I can’t wait to find out!


“I’m afraid of…”

At the end of the episode, our characters are tasked with revealing their greatest fears.  Each character looks into the camera and reveals to the Professor this vulnerability.  Alison is afraid that she is too broken to be fixed, but I have been thoroughly impressed with Alison’s character growth and she has really come so far.  Plus, it will be interesting to see what she does next in the psychology department and the professor she is working for could be a suspect for sure.  Caitlin states that she is afraid of failure, but she takes a huge step by telling her mother that she wants to stay at Beacon Heights University and I know that she is capable of proving herself here.

Ava says that she is afraid of turning into her father, but she has already shown that she has a generous and good heart.  Dylan reveals that he is afraid of going home, but his talent is so incredible and it looks like his life may get even more complicated when his former bully reveals that he is gay as well.  Finally, our girl Mona does not disappoint when she says that she is afraid of never finding out who the Professor is, accepting this challenge.  What’s next for our characters?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out so hopefully we get a season 2 renewal announcement soon!

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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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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