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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Recap: A Birthday Bash Gone Bad

Relationships were made AND tested on Tuesday’s episode of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars as Mona’s (Janel Parrish) confession helped Ashley Marin (Laura Leighton) get out of the big house, an old “friend” returned to Rosewood, and everyone celebrated Emily’s (Shay Mitchell) birthday.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Tuesday’s episode, “Into the Deep.”

Happy Birthday, Emily! Your girlfriend, Paige (Lindsay Shaw), who apparently hasn’t seen previous episodes of PLL, thought it was a great idea to get everyone together and throw you a surprise birthday party at her aunt’s lake house.

Big mistake, Paige. Nothing good ever happens at the lake in Rosewood, nothing.

And Emily’s party was no exception. Not only did Paige and Emily have a major fight, which appears to be sending them on their way to breakup city, but PLL foe, Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok), was found face down in the lake after a confrontation with Aria (Lucy Hale).

Did someone knock her out to prevent her spilling the details on Alison? Was that someone CeCe Drake (Vanessa Ray)? These are the questions we’re left wondering as this episode came to a close. Jenna and her friend/more than friend(?) Shauna (Aeri l Miranda) apparently think so but only time and Marlene King will tell.

Meanwhile, Jake (Ryan Guzman) got a peek into Aria’s (Lucy Hale) crazy life and instead of running for the hills, told her he’d like to help her “navigate” through it. The best part? She is going to let him.

I know Ezria fans may not be happy about this – especially after seeing Ezra’s (Ian Harding) jealously at the pair – but I really like Jake. He seems like a genuinely good guy and besides; he’s nice to look at and has no kids. I’m just worried he’s going to end up dead or something worse as a pawn in “A’s” game.

As for Ezra, I can’t see how a custody battle with Maggie (Larisa Olyenik) is going to end well or do anything good for his relationship with Aria but he appears game for whatever it takes to keep Malcolm with him.

Rekindled romance may be in the cards for Hanna’s (Ashley Benson) mom, Ashley and Ted (Edward Kerr) as the good pastor reached out to Hanna and apparently paid the $100,000 dollar bail set for her mom’s release after Mona’s confession.

And Mona. Oh Mona. Her confession has sent her back to Radley Sanitarium and with the most devious smile on her face, whatever plan she has seems to be falling into place, just in time for the penultimate episode of Season 4A.

Buzz Moments

OMG: I’ll go with the obvious here and say I was shocked when Jenna almost drowned but it was mostly due to the insanely creepy face Sursok had when pulled from the water. Did you see how big her eyes were?

Thank you, TV gods.: For some plot development!!

Awk-ward: So much jealously in Rosewood on this episode but none was more awkward than Jake and Aria at Emily’s party.

Hotness: Jake is rocking some serious abs, I mean, SERIOUS. Even Aria couldn’t look away.

Fab-u-lous: All of the PLLs were looking great before and during Emily’s bash. My faves included Hanna’s black shirt/coral pant combo and Emily’s Adidas track jacket. For more fashion info and where to get these looks, head to wornontv.net.

Can. Not. Wait.: To see what Mona is up to. Girl has obviously got some major plans in play.

Celebuzz (1-10): 8. Nothing tells you we are getting closer to the summer finale of PLL than tons of almost reveals and “Into the Deep” had plenty. As we inch ever closer to the big episode (airing Aug 27), I’m expecting a lot more to go down. I hope i’m not disappointed.

What did you think about “Into the Deep”? Who did you think knocked out Jenna? How do you feel about Aria and Jake!? Sound off in the comments below!

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‘Bachelor’ Recap: Sean Gets A Sisterly Assist

If you watched the latest episode of ABC’s The Bachelor, then the world seems a little better and safer for all of us, doesn’t it? If you haven’t yet seen it, keep reading. 🙂

The date began with a one-on-one with AshLee, who showed off her flawless body during their Catamaran jaunt, but then erased most of that sexual fervor by YET AGAIN turning their time into a Dr. Phil special. This time she dropped the bomb that she was married before… in high school… and divorced by Senior Prom.

Ladies, if you want to see what pure uncut judgement and horror looks like on a man’s face, by all means, rewatch that scene. Sean Lowemay be the King of Pecs, but the King of Disguising His Feelings he ain’t.

AshLee also tattled about Tierra’s antics — at Sean’s urging — but who can blame her?

Then, onto the group date, aka Sean’s Draconian Tests, Part 87. Knowing how much women hate to 1.) have someone storm into their sleeping quarters at 4AM, 2.) be woken up by their crush when they have morning breath and no makeup, and 3.) have it all captured on film, Sean combined all three, rousing Desiree, Lindsay and Catherine for their group outing.

Hey Sean, you know what men hate? Prostate exams. I’ll be sure to pass that tidbit along to whomever is the next Bachelorette.

Sean took the women to watch the sunrise (lame, you should only see sunrise if you’re staggering home from a club in Vegas, everyone knows that), followed by a cross-island road trip where they stopped at such mind-numbing sights as an old sugar mill and a lean-to shelter picnic on the beach. They should just be thankful they didn’t have to push the Jeep or fix its transmission.

Catherine opened up about her jerky dad and all Sean could manage was yet another “Thank you for telling me that.” Sean. Bro. C’mon. That’s what my plumber said when I admitted that my sink was clogged, because I tried to stuff my ex boyfriend’s picture down it.

In the end, Wedding Dress Lindsay earned a rose, guaranteeing her a hometown date. Probably just out of curiosity — can you imagine the type of people who encouraged that first impression decorum?

Lesley’s solo date was next and Sean threw me for a loop by confessing that he wasn’t feeling that strongly about her. ??!?! Truthfully, she seems a little too smart and sassy for Sean, who would probably be content with a sweet simpleton like Des or AshLee.

Sean’s sister Shay arrived to help him sort out his feelings, while back at the hotel Tierra and AshLee WENT. AT. IT. The Tierr-orist couldn’t admit that she’s rude/snide/two-faced and instead trotted out a few amazing, irrefutable arguments:

“My parents said, Tierra, you have a sparkle. Do not let the other women take that away from you.”

“I cannot control my eyebrows — I CAN NOT.”

“Men love me.”

Delightfully, Sean walked right into the center of Hurricane Dented Forehead, full of loud blubbery “mmmmuuu-hu-hu-hu” sobs –and yet no tears, anyone notice that? And, Sean was over it.

What he did next will surely reverberate through the annals of history — HE SENT TIERRA HOME.

Her parting words/sobs summed her behavior up best: “I can’t believe they did this to me!”

(Still no actual tears)

Sean skipped the cocktail party and headed straight into the tense rose ceremony, which turned out poorly for…

LESLEY!

Did anyone see that coming? I figured Catherine would get the boot. But in the end, depressingly, unless a girl gushes and coos her undying love — with no promise of him returning the sentiment — she’s out.

But, Lesley is strong and spunky (not like Tierra thinks she is, but like, for real) and she will rise from the ashes. She’s a political chick — she can roll with the punches. Maybe Barack and Michelle can set her up.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Lesley got the boot?! Do you think Sean made the right call?

Thank you, TV gods.: Tierra is gone, Tierra is gone, thanks God almighty, Tierra is gone!

Awk-ward: Catherine crying when Lesley left? What was that about? (hint: it rhymes with “mesbian”)

Hotness: Lesley’s abs, AshLee’s butt (and boobs, which are probably fake but I don’t even care).

Fab-u-lous: AshLee’s yellow rose ceremony dress — the perfect mix of summery and casual, yet sexy and hot!

Can. Not. Wait.: To watch Des’ douchey brother get into a shouting match with Sean. YES.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 9. Without an engagement ring getting whipped out, this was Bachelor drama at its finest — catfights, bikinis, tears and, of course, Sean’s ubiquitous pecs.

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