Now that you’ve had time to prepare yourself for the epic premiere of Pretty Little Liars, the day has arrived, the episode has aired and it was everything.
[SPOILER ALERT: If you have not watched the premiere of Pretty Little Liars, DO NOT READ any further. You have been warned.]
We’ve come up with what we think are the 5 best OMG moments from the episode. Are you ready?
1. RADLEY SANITARIUM IS A HOTEL?
Ever since season 3, this mental institution has been a key location for the ‘mentally ill’ or whoever the writers decided to make crazy for a few episodes. We’ve seen Spencer, Mona and Charlotte all spend some quality time in Radley as well as multiple investigations after hours from the Liars. Now, five years later, Radley Sanitarium has been shut down and revamped into a hotel named The Radley – run by Hanna’s mother. We’re a little creeped out but that hasn’t stopped us from booking a room for the rest of the season.
2. HANNA’S ENGAGED – BUT NOT TO CALEB!
Fans went nuts when they noticed Hanna’s engagement ring. However, it was soon revealed that her fiancee is not Caleb [cue all Haleb shippers protesting outside I.Marlene King’s door]. At first we were shocked with this storyline but if you think about it, it’s very realistic. Five years makes a HUGE difference and the writers definitely shook things up. If the scene between Hanna and Caleb wasn’t awkward enough, we can guarantee there’ll be plenty more twists and turns to come.
3. ARIA’S EMOTIONAL PLEA
After being emotionally and physically tortured by ‘A’ for five and a half seasons, the Liars have been kidnapped multiple times, faced massive amounts of trauma, survived a house explosion, forced to make excruciating decisions to harm their friends. So it’s no surprise that Aria refused to lie for Alison in order for Charlotte to get released from Radley. The poor girl has PTSD and she’s expected to disregard it all and play a part in releasing the very person responsible for it, um no thanks. Lucy Hale gave a stellar performance while recounting her emotional experience.
4. CHARLOTTE IS RELEASED FROM RADLEY
It looks like Aria’s plea wasn’t enough to keep ‘A’ locked up anymore. She is free and it seems Alison is the only one who is genuinely happy about this. Despite lying to the judge, the other four Liars are surprise by the decision to release Charlotte. What would you have done?
5. CHARLOTTE IS MURDERED?
This was our top OMG moment in the premiere. Charlotte was released from Radley and goes missing the morning after. Toby and Lorenzo find her body outside the church. It is assumed she committed suicide however further details come to light and it is revealed that Charlotte was indeed murdered. Our minds are still racing with suspects of who it could be. Who do you think it is?
EXTRA OMG MOMENT: SARA HARVEY RETURNS!
Sara Harvey (aka Red Coat aka Black Widow) makes her return at Charlotte’s funeral and she clearly has an agenda up her sleeve. Raise your hand if you think Emily should sucker-punch her again.
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