PLL Episode 5x03 - Surfing the Aftershocks
Clues in this Episode that Aria is A
In this episode, Aria is worried that Mona knows about her killing Shana in New York. Mona tells Aria, "I think that you should [sign Ezra's card] ... We all have to be careful how others see us."
Aria is also dressed in her black and white striped prison designed clothes again.
Aria meets Ali at the old cabin in the woods they used to hang out at to give her Ezra's book so she could read it in hope that it would have some answers in there about who is terrorizing her, and who might be responsible for her mother's death.
The big question here is, HOW DOES ARIA HAVE THE MANUSCRIPT?? If you remember back to last season, The manuscript was dropped off of the chairlift and the pages were picked up by A in the final scene of that Episode. If A picked up the manuscript, how does Aria now have it to give to Ali unless she is A. During this meeting, Aria seems very uncomfortable around Ali and leaves as soon as possible. Is she worried about what Ali might know about her secret A activities?
After reading tthrough the book/manuscript, Ali turns up at Ezra's apartment and and annoyed/angry. She says about the manuscript, "there's more isn't there? You didn't destroy all of it, you couldn't have." Ali is calling Ezra out for leaving out huge details in the story and there doesn't seem to be anything in there that can help Ali or the girls.
Ezra tells Ali that there is other information that is just for Aria. He said he would only tell Aria about it when she was ready to accept his help.
This is very suspicious. Ezra has been following this story and investigating the girls for years. He must have an idea about A's identity. So what is he hiding and why is he only saving some of his information for Aria when she is ready for his help? Reading between the lines here, it sounds like Ezra might know that Aria is A and is protecting her. He is ready to help A (Aria) when the time is right and she is ready to trust him with this secret.
hanna and Alison were at the funeral home this episode and Ali became very upset and frightened by a painting that was there. Coincidentally, this same painting has been seen in the series before and is definitely a clue (not sure what it means yet though). The painting is called the Isle of the Dead. It has been shown in the following episodes:
1.08: Maya and Emily go out on there first date and watch a movie called I Walked With A Zombie. The painting is in this movies although they don't show it in the PLL episode.
3.08: Aria notices The painting in the Fitzgerald Art Foundation gallery
4.13: The painting is in Mrs. Grunwald’s home
5.03: The painting is in the Rosewood funeral home. Alison freaks out over it and we don’t know why.
Songs Played in this Episode
- Smoke & Mirrors by Agnes Obel Alison at home hearing voices of everyone asking if she's okay.
- All a Lie by The Bixby Knolls Hanna changes her appearance while mona and someone else look on
- Chicas by Icky Blossoms
- Babes by Icky Blossoms hanna flashes back to when Mona and Hanna first walk the school hallway as IT girls after their makeovers
- Colour My Heart by Charlotte OC Hanna asks if she knew ali was alive, why did she make over Hanna as Ali 2.0