PLL Episode 1x03 - To Kill A Mocking Girl
EPISODE TITLE - The Episode Name is "To Kill a Mocking Girl". Mr. Fitz has assigned the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee to his English classes. If you haven't read the book, there are many themes in the book relevant to Pretty Little Liars.
Clues from this Episode that Aria is A
Aria was the only one of the girls in the episode that talks about the book when she has lunch with her parents. The title of the episode linking directly to Aria (and none of the other girls) is a clue Aria is A.
Meredith, who is the woman Aria caught Byron with comes up to their table and meets Ella. This makes Aria really upset and she wants to tell her mother about the affair but is afraid to. She goes to Ezra's apartment for comfort.
Aria's initial discovery of Byron's affair is part of Aria's growing up and loss of innocence like in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird.
PARTY - When Ezra declines Aria's invitation to go to the art show at her mom's gallery, Aria suggests they meet up after and Aria will tell her parents she is going to Noel Kahn's party. Ezra suggests that she actually does go to the party. Typical high school stuff bores Aria - probably one of the reasons she loves the A game so much. Aria does show up at the party just before A steals the photos of Emily and Maya kissing, sends Hanna a mean text about Sean blowing her off. Aria shows up at the party and talks to the girls for only a few minutes. In that time she asks them about what is going on then says she has to leave for her mom's gallery. It is right after Aria "leaves" the party and disappears that the A antics begin.
WOODS - the girls are together in the woods when they hear rustling in the distance. They girls start walking away when they receive an A message. Looking at the picture below, it looks like Aria could have easily sent that text.
PHONES - Aria has another new phone this episode. In fact, we see Aria with two different phones in this episode. When Hanna is being interviewed by Wilden in the principal's office, Aria is frantically trying to text and message her. Aria seems panicked that Hanna is talking to the police, more so than the other girls. Spencer actually comments, "did you get a new phone?"
So far in three episodes, we have seen Aria with three different phones.
FLASHBACK - Spencer has a flashback scene to right after the Jenna thing. Hanna wants to tell the police so Ali attacks her. Aria is the only one to stand up for Hanna and tell Ali to stop being so mean. This scene tells us that Aria is not afraid to stand up to Ali and not follow her every move.
FINAL A SCENE - In the final scene of the episode we see A making copies of the photo of Emily and Maya kissing. In the background and Oldies song is playing. This is a clue to Aria since she loves old movies/music as we will see throughout the series.
CLOTHING - Aria is wore black and white stripes twice in this episode, which is symbolic of prison clothing. She wears an A necklace in several scenes.
Song played throughout the episode:
- Closer to You by Jaylene Johnson Aria and Ezra talk in the hallway outside his apartment
- Let Me In by evolove Hanna annoyed w boyfriend, recieves a text and leaves the party.
- What You Wanted Me To Do by s.o.stereo Hanna is rejected by Sean
- Two Hands by Chew Lips Sean and Hanna are kissing, Emily and Maya kissing and take pictures in the photo booth.
- Tom Cat by The Filthy Souls Hanna talks to boyfriend while he plays foosball.
- Cool Enough by Nicole Atkins Spencer steals Melissa term paper.
- The One by Black Mustang emily arrives at the party
- One Kiss Don't Make a Summer (Radio Edit) by Lucky Soul Hanna and Mona see Sean and Noel before class