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March 19, 2012
In the second-season finale, the girls uncover the identity of "A" at a masquerade party.
Season Finale
March 19, 2012
Season Finale
In the second-season finale, the girls uncover the identity of "A" at a masquerade party.

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Recently starting the series when it has developed and changed so much throughout the seasons, the season 2 finale is probably not necessarily fresh in everyone's minds. Obviously much character development and so many different inner plot lines had evolved and taken place since this episode, yet I find it a key episode in the series' overall plot line. Not simply because 'A' was revealed and the death of Maya was made apparent. It also reflects how much the show had matured and morphed over the years.

Personally, I found the build up to this episode quite under whelming. It would have been nice to have some more notice of the Masquerade party, and whilst it was quite an enjoyable part of the overall episode, I feel as though it could have been hyped up and talked about in previous episodes, so as to high light it's significance, rather than have it feeling as though it was a last minute decision and was quickly slapped on at the beginning of the finale. One thing I really enjoyed was the colourful, vibrant costumes and fun themes of the actual masquerade ball. And let's all be honest, who DIDN'T swoon when Caleb showed up to woo Hanna? I know I did!

I suppose Ezra and Aria's cute moments were nice, although it was a bit random considering that recently he told her that there was nothing left for him RoseWood and that he had to go. And I found it slightly creepy when he did arrive. He probably knew about the ball a few hours before hand, but was no one there disgusted to see their former English teacher making out with one of their peers? Eh.

The main thing I wasn't so content with was the MONA reveal; mainly how it was handled. Again, there was an abrupt and unsuspensful build up in this episode, considering the amount of suspense that had been very clearly established in other episodes. Also, the fact that a simple piece of gum wrapper clued Spencer into 'A''s indentity when everyone's been running around trying to make sense of the most subtle hints is slightly amusing. Overall, Mona's admission was a little underwhelming, especially since no real reasoning was given. Although, I did seriously want to slap Mona. Oh, you did it because you were upset they stole Hanna from you? Why did you hit her with a car then?! *insert aggressive and amusing insult here*

Overall, it wasn't the most thrilling episode I've seen, but it was decent. There were definitely quite a few things that could have been touched on, which I hope is touched on when I finally star Season 3. Truthfully, I quite liked the ending. Not because of Maya's eleged death, but rather because I like the way it was handled; I believe it to add that thrilling moment the rest of the episode was lacking. My rating would be between 3-3 and a half stars.

Recently starting the series when it has developed and changed so much throughout the seasons, the season 2 finale is probably not necessarily fresh in everyone's minds. Obviously much character development and so many different inner plot lines had evolved and taken place since this episode, yet I find it a key episode in the series' overall plot line. Not simply because 'A' was revealed and the death of Maya was made apparent. It also reflects how much the show had matured and morphed over the years.

Personally, I found the build up to this episode quite under whelming. It would have been nice to have some more notice of the Masquerade party, and whilst it was quite an enjoyable part of the overall episode, I feel as though it could have been hyped up and talked about in previous episodes, so as to high light it's significance, rather than have it feeling as though it was a last minute decision and was quickly slapped on at the beginning of the finale. One thing I really enjoyed was the colourful, vibrant costumes and fun themes of the actual masquerade ball. And let's all be honest, who DIDN'T swoon when Caleb showed up to woo Hanna? I know I did!

I suppose Ezra and Aria's cute moments were nice, although it was a bit random considering that recently he told her that there was nothing left for him RoseWood and that he had to go. And I found it slightly creepy when he did arrive. He probably knew about the ball a few hours before hand, but was no one there disgusted to see their former English teacher making out with one of their peers? Eh.

The main thing I wasn't so content with was the MONA reveal; mainly how it was handled. Again, there was an abrupt and unsuspensful build up in this episode, considering the amount of suspense that had been very clearly established in other episodes. Also, the fact that a simple piece of gum wrapper clued Spencer into 'A''s indentity when everyone's been running around trying to make sense of the most subtle hints is slightly amusing. Overall, Mona's admission was a little underwhelming, especially since no real reasoning was given. Although, I did seriously want to slap Mona. Oh, you did it because you were upset they stole Hanna from you? Why did you hit her with a car then?! *insert aggressive and amusing insult here*

Overall, it wasn't the most thrilling episode I've seen, but it was decent. There were definitely quite a few things that could have been touched on, which I hope is touched on when I finally star Season 3. Truthfully, I quite liked the ending. Not because of Maya's eleged death, but rather because I like the way it was handled; I believe it to add that thrilling moment the rest of the episode was lacking. My rating would be between 3-3 and a half stars.