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:

5

“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.

4

“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.

3

“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.

2

“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? 

1

“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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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Walking Dead” season 9 episode 3: “Every Life Counts”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s The Walking Dead season 9 episode 3, I almost felt like I was playing a game of “Clue,” as Rick and the others try to figure out who is responsible for Justin’s death.  Was it Daryl with an arrow in the woods?  Seems too obvious, especially since we know that Daryl is not one for hiding his true intentions.  I’m not sure there is a candlestick lying around, but someone should be able to get to the bottom of this.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Warning Signs,” tensions continue to run high between the communities, as everyone learns that former Saviors are being targeted.  Meanwhile, Rick tries to have a nice day off with his family, but quickly learns that the bridge is not the only thing in danger of collapsing, as friendships are tested.  My top 5 moments from The Walking Dead season 9 episode 3 are:

5

“Thank you for you.”

In the beginning of the episode, Michonne confides in Rick and tells him that “everyone isn’t all in yet,” recognizing that Maggie and Daryl are still angry.  Rick tries to stay positive and tells her that “they’ll get there…just like we did,” but does he really think so?  Richonne has a beautiful moment together, as they spend the day with Judith and Rick once again takes a moment to thank Michonne for everything she has done.  Rick tells Michonne, “I can think of another way to build for the future,” implying that he is ready to have another baby.  After last night’s episode, we know that Rick Grimes has only two more episodes remaining.  I guess this would be a way for the famous Rick Grimes to live on, creating a legacy after he is gone.

4

“Us means all of us.”

Well sure it’s a nice sentiment, but I’m not sure that the communities can continue to sing “Kumbaya” when people are turning up dead or missing.  After discovering that Justin is dead, tensions continue to run high, as everyone begins to point fingers at each other, assigning blame and escalating the situation.  It’s only a matter of time before this turns into a riot, but can Rick continue to keep the peace?  When we see walker Justin headed out to the woods, there is a message written on a house that says, “Final Warning.”  This is not the first time we have seen writing on the wall this season, but our culprits don’t seem ready to step out into the open just yet.

3

“I need to honor them.”

Since we know that Rick’s time is limited, it has given us the opportunity to finally understand what is going through his mind, as he is more inclined to share than he used to be.  Rick talks about not killing Negan, even though he may have initially wanted to, reminding us that “every life counts.”  Rick talks about remembering everyone they have lost before and he feels a need to honor them and to build life, rather than take it.  It’s “us or the dead,” but I’m not sure that everyone else is ready to embrace this outlook on life.  However, I can absolutely appreciate where Rick is coming from, as he desperately tries to keep his future going, holding on to even the smallest glimmer of hope in the middle of all this darkness and chaos.  Will anyone try to continue this vision after Rick is gone?  I’m hoping so, but it seems like the people closest to Rick are not necessarily on board yet.  Will it take Rick’s death for them to finally see it all or will all be lost once he is gone?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out.

2

“I lied to him for you.”

As things continue to escalate, blame is thrown Anne’s way, but Gabriel lies to Rick and tells him that she was with him all night.  Gabriel desperately wants to see the good in Anne, but he is no fool either.  He follows Anne/Jadis back to the dump and discovers that she is talking to someone over the radio.  Anne had spotted the mysterious helicopter and we know that they have another place to go, but I’m not sure we got too many answers here.  Anne/Jadis tries to ask the man over the radio if he was responsible for taking the people, but is told no.  Anne is informed that she needs to provide him with an “A,” but what really is an “A” or a “B?”  After trying to get Gabriel to go with her willingly, Gabriel says no and explains that he cannot betray Rick and the others.  Jadis decides to take him with her anyway against his will, commenting that she didn’t realize he was an “A.”  So if it is not predetermined, does it have something to do with someone’s moral compass?  If Gabriel just agreed to abandon his friends and go with her, he would be a “B,” a follower.  But since he stood up to her, he is now considered an “A,” a leader?  I’m just guessing here, but I’m looking forward to a further explanation about everything we just witnessed.  The Walking Dead tends to stretch things out as long as they can, but I’m looking for some concrete answers now.

1

“Why do they get this future and Glenn don’t?

As the game of “Clue” continues to escalate, Rick speaks to Daryl and tells him that the wound resembled an arrow wound.  Even though he doesn’t believe that Daryl did this, he still wants to find out the truth.  Daryl asks Rick why the former Saviors get a chance at this future when Glenn, Sasha, and Abraham will never see it.  While Rick is trying to honor everyone who died with his new future, Daryl has a different idea on how to do this.  We eventually learn that some of the Oceanside people, followed by Cyndee, are responsible for Justin’s death.  They are looking to get their own form of justice and Maggie and Daryl carefully listen to both sides.  Maggie and Daryl ultimately decide to walk away as the next former Savior is killed, which now creates a much bigger divide.  It’s one thing to have the communities on edge, but Maggie and Daryl are like family to Rick.  Now that they have chosen a different path, everything is about to change.  Maggie comments that they gave Rick’s way a chance and that they are off to see the Wizard…no wait to see Negan.  I thought I’d throw that in there especially since Rick was reading “The Wizard of Oz” to Judith.  Now that everything has changed, it’s only a matter of time before Rick gets caught in the crossfire.  Stay tuned for Rick’s last two episodes!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on The Walking Dead below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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