Pretty Little Liars returns to ABC Family tonight with an all new Tuesday March 3, season 5 episode 22 called “To Plea or Not to Plea,” and we have your recap below. On tonight’s episode, Ali considers a plea deal, but it incriminates someone else.
On the last episode, the girls talked to Alison and tried to get her out of jail after uncovering Mike’s connection to Mona. Meanwhile, Spencer traveled to London for a college interview; and Alison turned to someone unexpected for assistance with her murder trial. Did you watch last week’s episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode as per the ABC Family synopsis, “Ali considers a plea deal, but it incriminates someone else, so the girls try to help her and Mike, as well as themselves. Elsewhere, Spencer unwinds while on a night out in London.”
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Tonight’s episode of Pretty Little Liars kicks off with Alison meeting with her lawyer – she wants to take the stand and tell the jury that she was set up but her defense team tells her no jury will believe her. Alison snaps that she can’t just sit back and “pray” that she wins. Her lawyer tells her that if she accepts the plea bargain from the DA she could be out in ten years. Alison growls that there is no way she is taking the plea deal because she didn’t kill Mona. Her lawyer warns her that if she loses her case she could go to prison for life – and warns her that the police are already building a case against her accomplice, they think that Hanna Marin helped her kill Mona.
In London Melissa returns home and finds Spencer on her laptop – she is upset when she realizes that Spencer is ordering plane tickets to go home. She reminds Spencer that she has another college interview tomorrow and she can’t miss it. Spencer whines that there is too much going on at home with her friends and Toby and she needs to get back to Rosewood. She explains to Melissa that Toby became a cop and it is ruining their relationship. Melissa thinks that Spencer needs to stay in London to get her mind off from all of the drama – her roommate invites Spencer to go out with him to see Shakespeare, she giddily accepts.
Spencer’s mom pays Hanna’s mom Ashley a visit, she warns her that the police are building a case against Hanna and are planning to arrest her for helping Alison kill Mona. The police found bone fragments in the barrel in the storage unit and they are sure that it is Mona’s body – and they seen Hanna at the storage unit. Ashley argues that it is impossible and Hanna doesn’t talk to Alison, Spencer’s mom reveals that Hanna has been visiting her in jail.
Hanna overhears the conversation and rushes to school and fills Emily in on Alison’s plea deal. Hanna is scared that Alison is going to take the plea and throw her under the bus. Emily says that she is going to the jail to talk to Alison, but Aria reveals that her lawyer got her so rattled, she isn’t seeing any visitors. Jason told Aria that Alison is thinking about taking the plea. But, in order for her to get the deal – she has to testify that Hanna helped her.
Emily and Aria bicker over whether they should call Spencer and tell her what is going on – Aria grumbles that she has to get to a test or else she will fail history. She opens her locker and a note from Andrew falls out, Emily reads it and is shocked to see that he is asking her to go out to dinner. Aria confesses that she kissed Andrew – and she has no idea what is going on with her and Ezra. Emily says she will go talk to Ezra and see if he knows anything about Varjack.
Hanna rushes to Caleb’s house and fills him in on Alison’s plea deal – she is paranoid that she is going to be arrested for murder. Caleb reassures her that he is going to talk to Toby and see what the police have on her. There is a knock at the door, it’s Hanna’s mom – she says Hanna needs to come home ASAP.
Emily fills Ezra in on Varjack – but he says that in all of his research for the book he never heard of anyone named Varjack. He remembers that passport that was in Alison’s name called “Holly Varjack,” but “A” planted that passport in her attic. Ezra tells Emily she should talk to Mona’s lawyer Nealon and see if Mona ever told him who she thought “A” was.
Ezra meets with Mona’s lawyer Nealon, and asks him if Mona really hired him to deliver a package in the event of her death, or if someone else hired him to do it and say it was form Mona. Nealon is floored and tries to kick Ezra out of his office. Ezra warns him that if he doesn’t give him a name, then he will call the police and have to give them a name. Emily and Aria are waiting outside the lawyer’s office with for Ezra. He comes out and tells them that Nealon wouldn’t give him any information. Nealon runs out of his office a few minutes later and jumps in his car. Emily, Aria, and Ezra decide to follow him. Meanwhile in jail Alison returns to her cell and sees that someone has ransacked it, they wrote “Take The Plea” in huge letters on the wall.
Ashley Marin is furious with Hanna – she demands to know what she was doing at the storage unit. Hanna breaks down and says that she went there to empty out the storage unit because someone put her name on the lease and was trying to set her up. Ashley asks if Alison is framing her. Hanna cries that Alison is innocent, someone is framing both of them.
Meanwhile in London Spencer is having a great night and completely unaware that all hell is breaking loose in Rosewood. She heads to a bar with Melissa’s room mate and they order beers and talk about Shakespeare. Spencer confesses that “Hamlet” was horrible, and he laughs that his brother actually directed the play.
Hanna sits down with Ashley and fills her in on everything, she can’t believe that Hanna kept all of this from her and now she could be arrested. Ashley demands to know who is setting them up – but Hanna has no idea.
Ezra, Emily, and Aria follow Nealon to a house in the middle of nowhere, it’s surrounded by a huge cast-iron fence. Emily gets inside the gate before it closes, but Ezra and Aria wind up locked outside. Emily says she is going to go investigate – despite Aria and Ezra warning her that it is too dangerous. Unbeknownst to all of them, they are being watched on a security camera. In jail Alison is in the laundry room all alone, she hears a noise and sees a shadow walking towards her – the door is locked and she can’t escape, she screams for help.
Alison apparently made it out of the laundry room unharmed, she runs to the payphone and calls her lawyer. She cries in to the phone and asks if she accepts the plea deal – will the judge promise to move her somewhere safer where she can’t be hurt.
In London Spencer and Colin get home from the bar – he tells her that he is upset that she is leaving so soon and “London won’t be the same without her.” He leans in for a kiss and Spencer kisses him back.
Spencer’s mom Veronica pays Alison a visit in jail – she sees that she has been beaten up and has bandages on her arm. She can’t believe that Alison is taking the plea deal. Alison explains that if she doesn’t take the plea and goes to court, she could spend the rest of her life in prison. Veronica warns her that if she names Hanna as her accomplice and Hanna is innocent, she will have to live with that for the rest of her life. At the cabin in the woods Emily is snooping around, she finds a pizza box on the porch with the name “Varjak” on it.
Caleb rushes in to Hanna’s house and is panicking – he says that he talked to Toby and the Rosewood Police just issued a warrant for her arrest, Alison took the plea deal. Hanna freaks out and says she has to leave town. Caleb says it is not an option, she needs to come clean and tell Tanner all about “A.” That is the only way that she can save herself – Hanna whines that if she tells Tanner about “A,” all of their secrets will come unraveled.
Caleb drives Hanna to the police station and gives her a pep talk – he reassures her that Tanner will believe everything she has to say because she has messages from “A” on her phone. Hanna marches inside and tells the officer at the front desk that she is being framed and she needs to speak to Tanner. While they are standing there waiting for Tanner Hanna’s phone starts beeping, someone hacked in to her phone and deleted all of the messages from “A,” now she has no proof that she is being framed.
Nealon leaves the cabin, and Emily runs out of the security fence behind him. They all get a phone call revealing that Hanna was arrested and they rush to the police station. Ezra tells them to show Tanner the messages from “A” on their phones so that they can clear Hanna’s name – but “A” has wiped the memory in all of their phones just like Hanna’s. Emily shows them the pizza receipt for Varjak and it has a cell phone number on it. Ezra thinks they can use the number to find “A” and clear Hanna’s name.
Veronica runs in to Ashley at the police station – she informs Hanna’s mom that Alison didn’t take the plea deal, the reason Hanna was arrested is because they found the clothes that Mona was wearing when she was murdered and there are traces of Hanna’s blood on them.
In London Spencer gets news that Hanna has been arrested for Mona’s murder – she panics and packs her bags. Melissa tries to convince Spencer to stay in London so that she doesn’t get in trouble either. Melissa confesses that she and their mom faked her college interviews just to keep her in London. Spencer freaks out and shouts at her sister that they weren’t going to lie to each other anymore. Spencer leaves and gets in her cab, and Melissa chases after her and says she was just trying to help. Aria meets up with Ezra to talk about their relationship, she breaks the news to him that she wants to be single when she goes away to college.
Hanna is booked in to jail and lead to her cell in an orange jumpsuit. Alison meets with her lawyer and announces that she is not taking the plea deal, she has changed her mind – she is going to court.
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