When we last saw the Liars they were riding a crazy train with Adam Lambert. Aria almost got pushed off the tracks, Garrett was murdered, Ali’s body was discovered and Byron may have had something to do with Ali’s disappearance. We open with presumably Lucas skating around town only to be chased down by Toby who attempts to run him over. Lucas must have taken the last clean black hoody from the A Team stash because that’s the only reason I can see Toby getting mad enough to hurt him. Mona walks into Hanna’s room (because the Marin’s don’t know how to properly lock their back porch door) and begs her to help her transition back to school since she was let out of Radley. Hanna’s grandmother overhears the conversation but Hanna lies and says she is reading out loud when asked if there is someone else in her room. Hanna’s grandma must be at that age because we all know Hanna only reads books with pictures.
Emily’s father is trading off with her mother as the required caring parent of the show by popping up and letting Emily know he is installing a high tech security system. Garrett’s mom apparently called them for some reason to explain that she is going after the police and asked for Mr. Fields to help her. They discuss Garrett and his innocence/guilt and Mr. Field puts the lock down on Emily and tells her she is confined to her room…but she’s allowed conjugal visits with Paige. Aria and Spencer are at the coffee shop overloading on caffeine and talking about Mona and the NAT club and if there is a connection. Spencer grills Aria to find out what her father knows about Ali’s last days but Aria refuses because she’s finally on speaking terms with her homewrecking daddy. What she really means is that her father is allowing her to continue her pedophile relationship with Ezra so she isn’t going to screw up sexy times by questioning whether he killed Ali or not. Hanna’s grandma tries to fatten Hanna up again with a full breakfast but Hanna turns her down because anorexia is better than bulimia on your teeth. They discuss Cousin Heschey who was also in a mental institution but was rehabbed and how Mona could have also changed during her stay at Radley.
The girls finally arrive at school which they all seem to attend part-time when Emily encourages the others to all befriend Mona. The conversation then turns to Byron and his connection to Ali when Aria throws out her own insecure thoughts that her father might have been the one that drugged her and then stuck her in the freight box on the train. She storms off while Mona makes an appearance and man does Aria have a little booty on her, I never noticed it before until she hit the right angle. Mona tries to be friendly with Aria who walks by her in disgust while the other Liars look on wondering what Mona’s true plans are. #MonaIsBack. Aria is now questioning Byron and Ezra who she has yet to play Maury Povich with. The girls walk into class and see their new teacher….Daddy’s new/old girlfriend and mistress Meredith who takes Aria’s phone since she decided to play Words with Friends instead of learning. After class Meredith addresses the girls and basically tells them to fuck off and let her do her job instead of gossiping about her. Considering what Meredith has done to Aria’s family (with help from Byron) I would think that Aria would hit a breaking point but she’s apparently worried about her GPA so she just bitches to the girls later.