‘Pretty Little Liars’ (Season 5): What Is Mike Doing?

CODY CHRISTIAN

Since the debut of Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family back on June 8, 2010, viewers of the show have gotten to know the four main girls – Aria Montgomery, Spencer Hastings, Emily Fields and Hanna Marin – really, really well. Maybe in some instances far too well.

Meanwhile, throughout the five year run of the show, viewers have only gotten to see glimpses of Aria’s little brother Mike (recurring guest star Cody Christian). He was relatively a little kid when the show started and none of storylines really focused on him all that much until he started dating frenemy Mona Vanderwaal (former series regular Janel Parrish).

Viewers began to see more and more of Mike because of his relationship with Mona, but since her death, Mike has been acting very strangely. First of all, the four liars become suspicious of him because he is leaving, of all things, candy on the ledge of the little dock at the pond outside town for some unidentified person, then they learn he has been visiting the prison where Allison (series regular Sasha Pieterse) is being held, he supposedly stole blood from all four girls at the recent blood drive and getting weird phone calls from a fake inmate, who actually turns out to be creepy Cyrus Petrillo (recurring guest star Jake Weary).

You remember, Cyrus, right? He’s the guy who turned himself in to the police as the guy behind Allison’s kidnapping, which was a completely contrived story constructed by Allison rather than telling the truth behind her disappearance.

Even worse is that Mike was seen stalking outside Spencer’s house at the end of last week’s episode and that stolen blood – well all of them except one vile – is now in the possession of Cyrus; and God only knows what he is going to do with them since he owes Allison big time for getting him away from the cops just in the nick of time.

And then the girls scrounged through his room in last night’s episode, finding a necklace that somehow spells out the message “I’m With You” and finding really expensive work-out equipment that he can’t possibly afford, they are really becoming worried that he is on “A’s” side. Even worse was the blow-up Mike had with sis Aria when he realized she had been in his room, threatening her and tossing one of the living room tables over; well that’s just making him look even more suspicious, right?

And, what do you think about Mike’s story about Mona collecting her blood, working with “A”, sharing that she would have to leave town for a while, but come back as the hero, saving the girls’ lives? He really seemed to believe what he told Aria and she seemed to believe him too; but how much of that was real?

What do you think of Mike Montgomery? Do you think he has fallen under Allison’s spell or is he is working as an “A” wanna-be in order to get revenge for what happened to Mona? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

The next episode of the fifth season of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ will air on ABC Family on Tuesday, February 24 at 9/8c.