“Pretty Little Liars” has been on a crazy ride for all of season 3, but we are ending with an episode on Tuesday night that really asks one question above all else: whose side is Spencer Hastings really on anymore? Let’s start by documenting all of the things that “A” and her team have done to her: nearly killed ear at the end of season 2? Check. Nearly killed her again in a sauna? Check. Made the moves necessarily to have her locked in an asylum? If you add the entire Toby fiasco to all of this, then it is pretty clear that there is not exactly much motivation for Troian Bellisario’s character to turn to the dark side.
The only real explanation for it, save for the fact that she is simply crazy and has nothing else to really live for anymore, is this: she is trying to infiltrate the dark side from within, and learn the identity of the mystery woman in the red coat. Remember that Spencer is an incredibly smart woman, and she would not thrust herself into a dangerous situation without putting some thought into it. While she is in need of some mental help at the moment, isn’t it also possible that she is setting up “The A Team” in the same sort of way that they are doing to her?
There are some other issues to be resolved in this finale, including Caleb’s father, whether Toby is really dead, and the state of the Aria / Ezra relationship, but at the moment the clear elephant in the room is o group of people in dark hoodies, and a mysterious blonde lady in red.
What do you think is going to happen in the finale? If you want to go back and read our review of Tuesday night’s episode, you can do so over at the link here.
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