“Pretty Little Liars” Recap: “Hit And Run, Run, Run”

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Pretty Little Liars Recap July 12 2016

By Shari Weiss

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Pretty Little Liars Recap July 12 2016

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On Tuesday’s “Pretty Little Liars,” the Liars tried to cover up Elliott’s death. Here are the most important things to know about “Hit And Run, Run, Run,” the fourth episode of season 7.

The show began with Aria, Spencer, and Emily digging a grave as Hannah and Alison sat in shock. Aria wanted to go to the police, but Spencer thought their only choice was to make it look like Elliott left town. Hanna, though, was convinced she’d end up in jail for vehicular manslaughter.

At the barn, Spencer tried to cover their tracks, and refused to let Caleb in, leading to an emotional conversation through a door that Hanna actually overheard. The moment had all three in tears, though he was unaware that Hanna was present. Spencer was also very clearly still upset with Hanna over the kiss.

Using Elliott’s security pass, Aria snuck Alison back into the psychiatric facility, but then suddenly she was gone. Aria found her crying in a stairwell, saying she can’t go back to being locked up, but Aria promised she’d come back for her. Ali denied killing Charlotte, revealing that she did follow her to the church that night after an argument over Elliott, but ultimately left at Charlotte’s insistence, despite hearing a suspicious noise.

At the Radley, Spencer was hit on by a guy named Marco, to whom she cracked that she spent the night burying a body. In time they were drinking and laughing… and then hooking up in an elevator. Spence, however, put an abrupt end to it, and called Emily to say she was too drunk to drive to put Elliott’s phone on a train, as part of their plan to make it look like he skipped town. Together they lamented being “right back at the beginning.”

When Hanna and Aria returned to the scene of the crime, their damaged car was gone. “Somebody knows what we did tonight,” Hanna panicked. Mona revealed she took it, and had been trailing Elliott, and was now trying to help them clean up their murderous mess. Most problematic was that they didn’t know what happened to Elliott’s secret burner phone.

The next day, Mona and the Liars were at the Radley stressing about the burner phone and whether Mary Drake was Elliott’s accomplice. Brunch took a turn when Jenna showed up, claiming she was back in town for Toby’s engagement. The group was unsettled by Jenna’s “nostalgia,” and questioned if her presence was really a “coincidence.” Toby was the next to be surprised by Jenna’s appearance, and it was revealed that their attempt at “amends” three years prior “didn’t go so well.”

Hanna cried to Mona about Elliott’s death, saying while she tells herself it was an “accident,” she may have purposefully mixed up the gas and brake pedals when thinking about how he tortured her. She further confessed that she was keeping her breakup with Jordan a secret, in part because Caleb and Spencer were “going through stuff.” Hanna then suddenly realized she was missing a bracelet she had been wearing when leaving Elliott’s car at the train station.

Towards the end of the episode, Spencer, who had been urged by Hanna to tell Caleb the truth about their killer night, went to the barn, only to discover his belongings were gone. At the hospital, Mary seemingly told Ali she was “in charge” now. And when Aria and Emily arrived, they found Toby and other police officers there. He later told them and Spencer that Elliott Rollins was dead… and had been for 15 years, because the real one died of a stroke at age 72.

Toby said the fraudulent Elliott was missing, and the precinct was determined to find him. “The truth will come out,” he vowed. When he left, Spencer asked, “If Rollins isn’t Rollins, then who the hell did we just kill?” At the same time, Hanna and Mona were recovering her bracelet from the car when they discovered his burner phone… and Jenna on the other hand asking for “Archer.”

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