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Pretty Little Liars Recap: Jason Knows Who Charles Is, and Andrew’s Parentage Is Questioned

Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell in Pretty Little Liars
Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell in Pretty Little Liars

And the Pretty Little Liars reveals just keep on coming! 

Though these last few weeks have centered mostly around what happened to the Liars in the dollhouse and the aftermath that followed, Tuesday night’s episode, “Songs of Experience,” shifted the focus to the show’s two biggest wild cards: Charles and Andrew (Brandon Jones) by revealing a few very interesting details regarding their past. Like the fact that one was an “imaginary friend,” while the other was adopted. Can you say game changer? Let’s dig in!

Back to School … or Not

In an attempt to regain a little sense of normalcy in their lives, each of the Liars tried (and failed) to head back to Rosewood High. However, there were some who were way more keen on the idea than others, namely Hanna (Ashley Benson), who was the only one to actually make it onto the school grounds. And who did she run into but none other than Dr. Anne Sullivan (Annabeth Gish), who offered to meet with the girls privately to discuss the trauma they had all endured.

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Ashley Benson and Annabeth Gish in Pretty Little Liars

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However, just when the Liars were about to come clean to her about Charles, Emily (Shay Mitchell) received a video chat from the burner phone she’d given Sara Harvey (Dre Davis) earlier that morning, which showed their newest friend sound asleep in Emily’s bed. So who was on the other end of the phone? Charles, of course, and he threatened to hurt Sara if they didn’t get out of Dr. Sullivan’s office in the next 30 seconds. Let’s hope they didn’t end up getting charged for the full hour.

A Is for Adoption

Ezria ‘shippers got a small win this week when Aria (Lucy Hale) and Ezra (Ian Harding) joined forces to dig into Andrew’s background, and what they found was pretty interesting. In the process of trying to gain access to Andrew’s medical files, they discovered that some of his information is sealed from the public … along with the rest of his adoption records. That means Andrew isn’t actually a Campbell by blood. But does that make him a DiLaurentis? Not so fast.

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On account of Andrew having a solid alibi during the time of Sara’s abduction (he was getting his appendix removed), the police had no reason to hold him, which resulted in his eventual release — though it should be noted that he was still in jail when the Liars received that threatening video chat. (It may be time to officially rule Andrew out as a suspect, folks.) But even now that his name’s been cleared, he still wanted nothing to do with the Liars anymore, especially Aria, who tried to apologize for throwing him under the bus. According to him, the only reason he was out in the woods the past three weeks was because he was trying to find Aria and rescue her. Guess he won’t be making that mistake again. (Charles: 1, Chivalry: 0)

You’ve Got “A” Friend in Me

When Alison (Sasha Pieterse) refused to believe that her father lied to her about knowing Charles, Spencer (Troian Bellisario) went to Jason (Drew Van Acker) in the hope of getting some answers. He revealed that there used to be a Charlie in his life when he was younger, but it was only his imaginary friend from childhood. Then one day Mr. D told Jason that Charlie had to go away and he never saw him again. So either Ali’s dad has the power to control the imaginations of children or Charles is a lot more real than Jason ever realized.

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A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

Determined to get some concrete proof, Ali and the Liars combed through the DiLaurentis house, hoping to find any clue of Charles’ existence. Luckily, Aria came across a photo hidden inside Mrs. D.’s button jar, which featured the same two boys the Liars saw in Charles’ home movies. But when Ali and Jason confronted Mr. D. later that evening and demanded to know who Charles is, only they were able to hear his response. Just like Charles, viewers were forced to watch the muted conversation from outside the window. But whatever Mr. D. was telling them, it seemed to contain a pretty shocking twist. Like the fact that Charles is supposedly dead, if next week’s promo is any indicator. You’re killing us, I. Marlene King!

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