“Pretty Little Liars” recap (6.9): The Prom is Dark and Full of Terrors

The Liars sneak out of the barn prom and into the real prom, and it’s crazy easy. No one stops them, nor do they stop the former teacher who is apparently there as a student’s date. Aria confronts Clark, who claims he was hired to take photos. Aria tries to question him, but a teacher shows up to shoo him away to photograph the ice sculptures. She tells Aria to leave, but then immediately disappears and is never heard from again.

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 9.17.22 PM Meh, I think our dungeon prom was better

Veronica Hastings has reached that unpredictable, bossy stage of drunkenness, and the moms try to calm her down and make small talk about the crystal ware. Pam thinks that Charles isn’t to blame for everything the girls went through, and that maybe there was someone else. I believe her, because Pam worked at the police department for five minutes, making her infinitely more qualified than Toby. I mean, she’s basically a lieutenant at this point, right? Veronica storms off next door to interrogate Mr. DiLaurentis, and the moms hustle after her.

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 9.17.28 PM WE’RE GOING STREAKING!

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 9.18.54 PMFine, but I wanna finish this Merlot first!

I really love the cutting back and forth between the moms and the Liars as both teams are investigating and acting suspiciously like their kids. Veronica is off to interrogate and accuse like a total Spencer, Pam is trying to be a logical voice of reason like Emily, Ashley is making jokes like Hanna, and Ella is…well, you know. It’s basically Now and Then, but with mothers and daughters and no Brendan Fraser.

The Liars confront Ali at the prom, and Ali is pissed because they’re gonna scare Charles away. She asks them to leave her alone and storms off.

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 9.19.24 PMUgh FINE I stole this tiara from the set of The Descendants, happy now?

Sara Harvey shows up to prom, and Emily is all touched that she would skip her own prom to come to this shit show. Sara says she didn’t want the night to pass without dancing with Emily, and Tumblr collectively bursts into tears of rage.

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 9.20.07 PM Do you like my dress? It used to be a bathmat!

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 9.21.07 PM That’s cool, I got my dress from the Maleficent teen collection