This is it folks, your last episode of Bros Watch PLL Too. Benji and Marco answer as many questions from out wonderful listeners as we can, as well as covering various top 5s like Tertiary Characters, A Tags, Episode Titles, Film References, and more. Thanks for listening everyone, and watch this spot in a couple months for a rebooted Headcanon as our new main podcast.
Our farewell tour for Pretty Little Liars continues. Please join us for an interview with Director Norman Buckley as we talk the PLL finale, social media, shippers, plot vs theme, Personal Shopper, Hitchcock, and much more. Thanks to Norman for joining us, and all that he’s done to introduce new listeners to our podcast!
Special guest Spencer Hastings herself, Troian Bellisario has graciously joined us to talk the end of PLL, Alex Drake, directing her first episode, her new movie Feed that she wrote and starred in, and much more. Enjoy!
Recapping Season 7, Episode 20 of Pretty Little Liars. PART II. Aria discovers that she’s infertile the day before her wedding, which of course Ezra makes all about him. Hanna and Caleb are also trying to get with child, but the Actual Bad Guy has a lot of attitude about Hanna inviting Mona to live with them while she recovers from her adrenalized hyperreality. Emily has Emison twins now (courtesy of Wren) is so nosy and pushy that she almost ruins Ali’s marriage proposal to her. And Spencer discovers that she has a delightfully psychotic British twin who entertains us all with the ballad of Alex and Wren. Thanks for listening everyone!
Recapping Season 7, Episode 20 of Pretty Little Liars. PART I. Aria discovers that she’s infertile the day before her wedding, which of course Ezra makes all about him. Hanna and Caleb are also trying to get with child, but the Actual Bad Guy has a lot of attitude about Hanna inviting Mona to live with them while she recovers from her adrenalized hyperreality. Emily has Emison twins now (courtesy of Wren) is so nosy and pushy that she almost ruins Ali’s marriage proposal to her. And Spencer discovers that she has a delightfully psychotic British twin who entertains us all with the ballad of Alex and Wren. Thanks for listening everyone!
Surprise extra podcast! Pretty Little Liars writer, director and executive producer Joseph Dougherty joins us to provide commentary on “Farewell, My Lovely” and dish on the series as a whole. Topics include: the amazing Janel Parrish, the construction of the Five Years Forward PLL world, Paily, Charlotte’s villainy, the Ezria controversy, and much more. Thanks to @Kockenlocker for tiding us over till the big finale.
Recapping Season 7, Episode 19 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria talks to herself/a dead body/Pigtunia until Ezra lectures everyone about being mean to his girl and then tackles her into a tree—which he can because he has an American Literature MFA. Hanna is super-chill because she’s married now, and mostly acts as a stand-in for Charlotte fugues. Emily has a nonsense flash-forward dream sequence about that we’re all writing off as a gas leak boner. And Spencer happily loses an ex-boyfriend to wedded bliss, but sadly loses a mother to the legal system when original Twin Theory payoff Mary Drake takes the weight for all that Liar murder.
Recapping Season 7, Episode 18 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria is outed as an A.D. collaborator by Mona, but is rewarded with an alibi for the Wrick murder for her troubles. Hanna has relocated her chill and comes clean with her mom, with a little help from Caleb who she then marries in a lo-fi Justice of the Peace ceremony. Emily is robbed of morning sex when the cops raid all the liar haunts, but Ali gets her back later with a special romantic night by the Kissing Rock. And Spencer feels the heat closing in and is furious with Aria for making her parents try to divorce each other again, so she or her twin run off to bang Widower Toby.
Surprise bonus episode. Lesley Fera aka Veronica Hastings joins us to talk Spencer’s boyfriends, Peter’s many transgressions, her character’s surprising political affiliation, favorite moments, and all the usual Hastings Family intrigue. Thanks so much to Lesley Fera for joining us!
Recapping Season 7, Episode 17 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria walks further down her dark path, helping A.D. plant an audio bomb to tear apart the Hastings Family, and blowing off Ezra’s recent interest in their impending nuptials. Hanna gets a visit from Detective Marco, causing her to worry about what other evidence they might have missed, and her mom is getting suspicious too, so Caleb proposes to throw Ashley off the scent. Emily’s new girlfriend and babymama Ali has run off to NYC to see Jason, so she’s stuck helping Mona investigate, and being a total pill about it the whole time. And Spencer learns new details about her dad’s involvement in Jessica D’s murder, but refuses to believe her witch-mom Mary Drake is the one sewing discord.
Recapping Season 7, Episode 16 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria adopts the mantle of the black hoodie and destroys the Emison Baby nursery—and her soul. Hanna is angry with Spencer until she realizes that she set Spence on her dark spiral by usurping Spaleb, and takes her turn in the game. Emily is baby crazy on her day off, setting up a new nursery until Aria ruins it and Ali drops three little words to blow Em’s mind. And Spencer is running recklessly towards a murder charge, trying to leverage her relationship with Marco into dropping the murder charge, and then doing her best to compromise him when it doesn’t work.
Recapping Season 7, Episode 15 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria is getting instructions from her evil CyberSelf and also just about through with Ezra’s “poor me” act. Hanna doesn’t want to believe that Lucas could be A.D. even as the evidence mounts, so she recruits OG A Mona to analyze the Game Board. Emily is making all kinds of inappropriate requests and wrong decisions about the Emison baby. And Spencer is quickly realizing that Marco is getting wise to the Wrick cover-up, and her involvement in it. And we might have met Twincer for real when Wren shows up.
Recapping Season 7, Episode 14 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria gets blackmailed by A into betraying the Liars, and is only too happy to go her own dark way. Hanna maybe doesn’t have a fashion career anymore, and the make matters worse, Pastor Ted is back in her life as the surprise Charlotte baby daddy. Emily goes all in on a rekindled romance with Paige just in time for A to reveal that Alison is preggers with her ayggs. And Spencer bangs the local detective for sport before finally confronting Papa Hastings about all these children he’s fathered.
Recapping Season 7, Episode 13 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria unleashes her Adrenalized Hyperreality because Ezra’s not around to drag her down. Hanna has to do surgery on her doll self and then wear a Japanese Sex Dress to her investors meeting, Emily tags along with Aria to shake down Sydney since Ali isn’t around this week just waiting to suck, and Spencer beats Marco at Ping-Pong with a suspicious left-hand shot and bleeds all over the place and generally oozes sex towards Marco before learning a valuable lesson about not whining about your adoptive mom when you’re a goddamn Hastings.
Recapping Season 7, Episode 12 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria does Holden’s job for him, since she has nothing better to do, then she tries to go murder Nicole with taffy, but Holden stops her. Hanna is freaking out over a dress Katie picked to wear, but refuses to just explain the situation to Mona, and then she gets attacked by a Cobbler Shop. Emily is being horrendously unprofessional at school, and then a Mini-Ali tries to get her fired by lying about Emily Ezra-Fitzing it up at Rosewood High. And Spencer is still being awful to her mom about the adoption thing, and enlisting a police detective to track down Mary Drake so she can talk it out with her birth mother.
Got a special surprise for you: the Co-writer of s07e11 Allyson Nelson joins us to discuss “Playtime,” the board game, Holden Strauss, Ian Harding’s soccer play, bad PA gigs, working on Shadow Play and much more. Also, we learn a little bit about that mysterious tuft of red hair from the last A tag…
Recapping Season 7, Episode 11 of Pretty Little Liars. Aria gets terrible advice and starts trying to plan a wedding, even though Ezra is non-communicative and running off to see Nicole, Hanna has no time for A.D. business this week because her OTP Mona has decided to make her a fashion superstar overnight with her rolodex of contacts, Emily is stuck in a lame bitchy love triangle between Ali and Paige at Rosewood High and probably regretting blowing Sabrina off, and Spencer is recovering from her flesh wound to discover her secret origin of being born of hate in a madhouse. A.D. still very much has a head, Jenna walked into a closet somewhere, Holden’s heart could explode at any minute, and Toby is a ghost.
Our casual rewatch comes to an end with Season 7A of Pretty Little Liars. This week we’re squeezing in 704 “Hit and Run, Run, Run,” 707 “Original gAngsters” and 710 “The dArkest Knight.” Spaleb goes down in flames in one of the shows best scenes, Ezra tricks Aria into the kind of wedding he wants, Emily is a bad girlfriend to her three girlfriends, and Hanna has a real dumb plan to figure out who A.D. is. We made it. 711 “Playtime” is hours away. Toby is still dead. Let’s do this.
The guys are closing out Season 6 with rewatches of 611 “Of Late I Think of Rosewood,” 617 “We’ve All Got Baggage,” and 620 “Hush Hush, Sweet Little Liars.” Topics discussed: who gives a better massage, Spaleb, where the liars are at after the time jump, panties, who the heck is Amoji and A.D. and are they the same person? Drunk Melissa Hastings, Wrick Rollins, Ali being the worst, and Ayygs.