Pretty Little Liars Recap: "Blood is the New Black"
Emily (Shay Mitchell) was in class trying to focus on school—and not her dead girlfriend—when she found a morbid present from A in her bag. It was a bracelet with a creepy message, made of (possibly human) teeth. Gross!
The girls headed to the bathroom and debated if the teeth could belong to Alison, since her body is missing, and what they should do with it next. For once, one of them had an intelligent, well-reasoned, normal, rational response — and it was Aria. She wanted to take it to the police immediately so they could check it for fingerprints. Aria also felt they should just come clean about the new A's torture and lying about their previous alibis. The other girls started freaking out about
the best idea any of them have ever had to deal with A this, but before they could fight it out, the bracelet fell into a toilet, and the flushing censor made it a nonissue.
Later, Aria also received a present from A/Alison’s body snatcher. It was an earring from the night she and Alison committed vandalism. Aria told her friends the story, confessing she always regretted her actions. When they put tokens into Alison’s coffin at the funeral, Aria had placed the earring in it, trying to bury her shameful secret for good.
I loved that Aria finally came clean to her friends, father and Meredith once she’d been found out. Usually, when A has dirt on them, they let themselves get blackmailed. It showed the girls are growing. I hope the trend of letting the girls learn from their mistakes continues.