If is going to start a conversation about rape culture, my personal ethos demands that we be real about it.

And the story’s not finished; there’s still a long way to go.

It doesn’t bring me any bit of joy to talk about the thing we have to talk about, but we gotta do it.

Ashley has understandably had it up to here with the cops in this town so she tells Tanner to stop being a dick and start catching the one thousand predators on the loose out there.

Buuuuut, it turns out Alison staged the whole thing.

She doesn’t even come home at night anymore, but Ashley can’t be fussed about that at the moment because Ali is sleeping in the closet and worrying about hearing someone trying to break into the house. Or rather, someone actually does break into the house, making Hitchcockian shadow puppets on the wall.

Ashley calls the cops and Detective Tanner shows up, trying to poke more and more holes in Alison’s stories.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve believed in the endgame-ness of “Ezria” ever since the star-crossed bookworms first hooked up in the bathroom at Snookers.

For the sake of the cause, I’m even willing to overlook the fact that Ezra only even met Aria because he was stalking the Liars in order to write a book about Alison’s disappearance.

They’ll figure this thing out, I really believe that.

I also don’t think anyone at ABC Family is perpetuating these ideas on purpose.

I was super scared in that horse scene and house break-in scene.