*Review contains spoilers, so read at your own risk!*
The title doesn't sound too friendly, so I hope that the summer finale doesn't end in a death. Then again, it wouldn't surprise me if it does. Even though nothing new was totally revealed about Charles or anyone for that matter, I still felt like I was on the edge of my seat during the whole episode.
Even though I knew we had one more week of seeing who Charles is, it was still exciting. I was furious with the school for not letting the girls attend prom. Sure, I could see the risk of them attending, but I don't think Charles would hurt anybody else. He seems to have a one track mind. Get the girls and Ali no matter what. Maybe it's the 'no matter what' part of the sentence that got them scared into the girls not attending prom. But they didn't need to worry. They had protection basically wherever they went without even knowing and I couldn't be more thrilled with how they decided to take this road!
Finally, someone who came to the show, that I liked that had nothing to do with working with Charles. He was trying to help stop Charles and the gang fumbled and messed it up for him. Clark, is actually an undercover cop! The minute I saw his gun, I knew what he was. It all fell into place. Why he acted odd at certain times when Aria would ask things or why he was so curious about Charles and the night they almost caught him in the warehouse. Which makes me wonder if the Jason lookalike (who obviously isn't Charles - I'd be disappointed if it was him) is like Clark's contact or something. That they were both planted in order to try to figure out who is behind all this. It would totally make sense as to why they both had to meet at a secret warehouse in the middle of the night. But my question is, who hired him?
For a horrible second, I was thinking that the reason why Caleb was acting odd was that he was in on all of this. Like Charles himself. So I kind of breathed a sigh of relief to learn that he was actually in New York, but trying to set up a life for him and Hanna. How romantic! It was clear that Ezra and Aria aren't ready to move on. They may seem like they want to, but I don't think they want to. If they do, I think they want to move on together, but I think they are stuck. They don't know how to move on out of the position they've been put in. Maybe after Charles has been caught, they can do that. Spoby, my favorite couple, did they finally make up? Let's hope so. Spencer's speech sounds amazing and I hope she gets to present it.
Ali needs to open her eyes and realize that she's in more danger then she realizes because this whole meeting that Charles had planned for her, didn't go as she was hoping it would. She wanted to have a nice little chitchat. Wanting to know who Charles was, why he would do this to her, etc. But it all backfired. Maybe it was because he saw the rest of the gang had shown up and not to mention, they had an undercover cop with them this whole time. Maybe this was his plan all along because let's face it, Charles is not stupid. He's smart enough to think several steps ahead in order to get what he wants. So, maybe this really was his plan all along. Make Ali think it was a nice meeting and then bam, he'd kidnap her and take her to some awful looking place (anybody else thought it looked like Radley?).
Then he pulled the mask off. Literally. Only we didn't get to see it, yet. We will, it's just not our time yet. I guess it's only fitting that Ali got to see who her brother was first, since that's what she's been trying to figure out for so long. But from her reaction, I couldn't even begin to guess who it might be. Though I do have a suspect (Wren), but I'm not sure if I'm right. It'd be cool if I was right, but then again, I am hoping I'm wrong so I could be surprised. That was it. The screen went to black and the preview started for next week. No moment of -A. The whole episode seemed like a moment of -A with a special appearance by Sara, I mean, Red Coat. Was it just me or was I the only one who thought it was odd that Sara, decided at the last minute to attend Emily's prom minutes before all of this went down? I don't know how she's involved, but I'm 90% sure she's involved somehow. What happens next? If only they could have made it a two hour episode because now next Tuesday seems forever.