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'Pretty Little Liars' recap: 'The Remains of the 'A'' leaves only pieces of answers

The Liars are on hunt, but where that

The Liars are on hunt, but where that leads them is a surprise to all in "The Remains of the 'A'." Credit: ABC FAMILY

Oh my god, oh my god, OH-MY-GOD! What an episode!

OK, the first and possibly biggest question of the night: If Garrett didn't kill Ali and Maya (which I had my doubts about, anyway) then WHOSE DNA was on that anklet besides Ali's?

And just what is A playing at with the “I've got one more surprise for you...Garrett isn't their killer” text to Spencer?

Despite this bombshell of a revelation (and the subsequent dismissal of the case against Garrett), I can't help but wonder if Spencer and Jason really did beat A to the antiques shop.

What if one of the A minions placed the anklet there intentionally and planted one of the Liar's DNA onto the piece?

What if Jason is helping the A-team?

Even more a mystery than ever, the only thing we can count on is that you can never be 100% certain of what A is capable of.

Moving along, what the HELL was Holden (Shane Coffey) doing with Emily on “that night,” or at the church, for that matter? He clearly acknowledged that she remembered his tattoo and being with him that night, but why allude to Maya?

(Side note: Thank you to the writers for finally giving us an Emily flashback that counts for something!)

He definitely had something to do with Emily's kidnapping, but why he's involved with the A-team is almost as important a question as how he knew to be at the church considering that the nurses found the note under Mrs. Reynold's bracelet and “turned it into the police.”

The only explanation that comes to mind is that Wilden has a much larger part in this saga than just being a detective on the DiLaurentis case. Personally, I've been scratching my head about him for a while now, and I wonder if this is the beginning of the writers unfolding his real role in the story. We shall see, but there's definitely more than meets the eye there. I only hope that he's not involved with the A-team as well.

Another giant discovery this episode came by way of Aria and Ezra. Honestly, who has THAT much money in their SOCK DRAWER?! Spencer made a valid point that only criminals would keep that kind of cash on hand.

Despite his “oh, I sold my Grandfather's old car and was too embarrassed to tell you” reasoning to Aria, I'm not buying it. Sorry, Mr. Fitz, but your nervously fleeting glance back to said sock drawer only tells me one thing: you're lying.

Hanna reassured Spencer this week that they “caught Mona,” so they can catch this person, too, but I don't know Han, it looks as if this web is quickly growing larger and you Liars aren't seeing the “big picture.”

Things to mull over for the next week: Why was Garrett's case completely thrown out? He still hid page 5 of the autopsy, shouldn't that count for something? And what, oh what, is Mr. Fitz hiding from Aria and the rest of us?

As always, only time will tell. 

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