Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Review “The Guilty Girl’s Handbook”

Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Episode 8 The Guilty Girl's Handbook (5)

In the latest episode of “Pretty Little Liars,” things continued to go from bad to worse for the moms, what with Ashley not getting bail and about to get transferred to the state jail and Pam clearly on the edge of a nervous breakdown altogether. It was up to the girls to try and save the day, using their particular brand of superpower: lying through their pretty little teeth. In “The Guilty Girl’s Handbook,” we may not have gotten much in the way of answers, but there was no shortage of drama, that was for sure.

After getting the above news on her mom, Hanna apparently decided to go full-on crazy, and brings in Mona to walk her through a confession for killing Wilden, so as to save Ashley’s pretty little hide. Though the girls had a fairly polished version of a self-defense confession in the making, ultimately it was Mona that stepped up and confessed to the crime. Hey, if you want an expert liar, look no further, right?

We did get some information on Marion Cavanaugh’s death (aka Toby’s mom), however, courtesy of Wilden’s files, which Spencer went through when they were wrongly delivered to her house instead of her mom’s office. It would seem that Wilden covered up key details about how Marion died, including the fact that she was on the roof, not inside Radley, when she took the big plunge. Why lie about that? Hard to say, but Wilden was promoted from police officer to detective shortly thereafter, so you do the math. Clearly, someone wanted that information hidden.

We also got the introduction of two new characters: Beckett Frye, an intern working for Spencer’s mom, Veronica, on Ashley’s case; and Zoe, Emily’s former boss, who oversaw her stint for Habitat for Humanity in Haiti over last summer. Zoe was played by none other than Rumer Willis, aka the daughter of Bruce and Demi Moore. I’m not sure if Willis is going to become a regular, but she did invite Emily along for another stint for HFH over the summer, this time in Nicaragua, so we’ll see.

Either way, Pam did not take that news well. Astonishingly enough, Pam actually seemed less together than Ashley, and she’s in jail! I guess someone driving a car into your living room will do that to you. As for Ashley, she asked Caleb to keep an eye on Hanna, quite correctly suspecting that Hanna was about to do something crazy. He was able to thwart Hanna’s hare-brained scheme long enough for Mona to step in, at least.

Beyond that, not much else happened, save Jake asking out Aria in a blatant “Insidious 2” plug- though I wouldn’t say that if I won that contest! Anyway, apparently Aria’s brother Mike has been taking martial arts lessons from Jake as well, suspecting they might come in handy given his team’s recent behavior after the fallout over the Connor car-bashing incident. This led to Aria flipping out a bit when one of his team mates answered his phone, saying Mike was “unconscious” and couldn’t come to the phone, which turned out to be a prank.

That was about it, though we did get the customary “A” sting at the end, with “A” drilling holes into the floor of someone’s house for some unknown, nefarious reason. I guess we’ll find out why next week.

So, what did you think of the latest episode of “Pretty Little Liars”? Not a lot major happened, but it was fun seeing the faux re-enactment of Ashley gunning down Wilden. What did you make of the new characters? Do you think the police will buy Mona’s confession to Wilden’s shooting? Will Emily make it to Nicaragua? Is someone really out to get Mike? What really went on with Marion?

Let me know your pretty little theories below in the comments section, and I’ll see you next week!