SPOILER ALERT FOR PLL SEASON 7 EPISODE 9 “THE WRATH OF KHAN”
So……. This week’s episode was pretty eventful. Compared to episode 9 “Exes and OMGs”, in every scene of “The Wrath of Khan” a lot happened.
From Hannah’s fail/successful evil plan to Aria’s flashbacks, I didn’t even blink ’cause I was afraid I would miss clues. I took a full-page of notes! I’ll try to break down the ep character by character.
Starting with whose who didn’t appear in “The Wrath of Khan”: Erza who is in Colombia and Alison who is apparently on a field trip with her students… I’m not even commenting on this. Seriously.
I’m going to dive right into the Aria situation… She and Jason are trying to discover more information about Mary Drake’s baby because *of course* Aria told him everything!!! Why does she even trust him?! But after the first flashback, their weird tension was explained: they had slept together! Back when Aria had just graduated. SAY WHAAT? Wasn’t a big surprise actually… Can we just talk about his ponytail? At least do a man bun! So much better!!!
Anyway, he asked her to follow him to Ethiopia and in the second flashback, Aria tells him that she had accepted a position as an editorial assistant which *surprise surprise* is the same company that published Ezra’s book…. *wink wink*.
Jason was actually sweet, reassuring Aria that Ezra actually loves her. Long story short, she was afraid that if Nicola were alive, Ezra will choose her. AND she is convinced that he still loves her. Which is plausible. Sorry Aria.
Now let’s talk about Spencer. Detective Marco Furey appears on her door to inform her that Archer has flown to France… but this was just a stupid excuse to reveal to the audience Archer’s whereabouts and at the same time to build up some sexual tension between them. Long story short, he asks her out and she says no.
I’m not lying… I laughed.
Also the fact that they had to insert Noel Khan’s address through a red velvet cake order was ridiculous.
With that information, Spencer and Emily go to the famous cabin where he held all his parties in the high school years and find a flash drive with videos from the Doll House, implicating Noel in the matter.
But there is a thunderstorm and someone breaks into Spencer’s house and STEALS IT! Having called Detective Furey, he turns up and… some more Spencer/Marco tension!
Another character that is dealing with some relationship problems is Emily! Even though she is with Sabrina, the fact that Paige is back brings up old feelings and the connection that they had a long time ago.
While talking about how much they miss high school, Emily says something along the lines of “do you also miss having acne that won’t go away?” ACNE?!?! WHEN DID SHE EVEN HAVE ACNE?? SERIOUSLY?!? THIS IS BULLSHIT.
Ok, I need to calm down… What was I talking about? Oh yeah how much I don’t care about Emily’s relationship with Sabrina the waitress. I really don’t. I liked Emily and Paige together though. I hope they get back together. Screw you, Sabrina.
Moving on from Emily, in the last episode Hannah went rogue and tricked the liars into believing she was in New York with Lucas when instead she was hiding and plotting a plan to take down Noel Khan.
Also, yes, a hat is definitely making you unrecognizable. *rolls eyes*
She records a video, some sort of confession that possibly explains everything (she has no concrete evidence, but nevermind) that has been going on ever since after Charlotte’s murder.
But after trying (and failing) to knock down Noel with some sleeping pills, in the final seconds of the episode, she succeeds and hits him on the head.
In the last two minutes, we learn a lot.
– Noel Khan’s father was the judge that signed the adoption papers of Mary Drake’s second secret child. This leads Aria to believe that HE is the baby!
– After a weird moments when Jason kinda of hits on Aria, Ezra writes her saying that he is coming back and that they didn’t find her. Since this is Pretty Little Liars, the Nicole storyline is not over. I’m super convinced she will be back.
So, these are my thoughts on the episode. Let me know if you have seen it and if you liked it!