Pretty Little Liars: “My Name Is Trouble” Season 2, Episode 3
This week, engagement rings got lost, found and pawned; scholarship offers got forged; Red Delicious apples got rightly insulted; and suspicious characters gained new dimensions.
Best Moments from “My Name is Trouble”
Sarah: So, just to get the ball rolling: How cool was the shot where the PLLs all burst simultaneously out of the bathroom stalls?
Phoebe: Wonderful. That may or may not have been my favorite part of the episode! A little campy and sleuthy at the same time.
Sarah: YES totally. And that scene also gave us the gift of Hannah’s pronouncement that shoplifting moisturizer from the mall is “not a life, it’s a hobby”
Phoebe: Also, a great moment courtesy of Hanna.
Sarah: And two things from my notes as I watched the episode:
Me: It bugs me so much how people on TV have Red Delicious apples, nobody buys those. Ali, on the TV: “Your family has the worst apples.”
And also: Emily: “Sometimes when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Spencer: “Why are you talking to me like Ben Franklin?”
Phoebe: That was an awesome moment. The latter that is. And I totally agree about the apples. Red delicious =gross!
Aria <3s Pottery Class & Sympathizing with the Enemy
Phoebe: What is going on with the Jenna, Aria, pottery class (like in Ghost) story line?
Sarah Yeah let’s talk about that! The reason I loved this episode so much is that we saw humanization of some of the toughest-to-love characters including Jenna (and also Melissa and Ali who we can get to later).
Phoebe: Interesting … : I agree about Jenna, but totally didn’t feel that way about Melissa
Sarah: But I thought the scene where Jenna is talking to Aria about the light was so moving.
Phoebe: I thought that scene was moving too, but then also was suspicious of Jenna. And I feel like something was supposed to happen when the lights went off, but then nothing did. But she totally figured it out. (And I would venture to say that she knew as she is quite clever and has her ways, but also likely better at voice recognition than Aria gave her credit for.)
Sarah: I don’t think Jenna knew it was Aria. I think it’s more the second in this particular scene, which is what I liked so much. To me, the Jenna Is Creepy storyline is played out. I’m much more interested in the Jenna Is a Person storyline. Ooh and what I loved about the blowing out the light moment is that I felt like something scary was going to happen too, because that’s how PLL trains us—but I think the real reason Jenna wanted Aria to blow it out…
Phoebe: Was it so she could understand Jenna’s world?
Sarah: …Was because she didn’t want Aria sharing in this beautiful thing she’d made and infringing upon her in this place that’s supposed to be safe. Like, for Aria to get to see this beautiful light that’s all about how Jenna remembers sight is a really gross encroachment.
Sarah: Ooh I like your reading of how it’s about Aria understanding what it’s like to be Jenna too, because I feel like that’s a major problem with the way the PLLs see her, is they can’t put themselves in her place.
Phoebe: Yeah I sort of felt that it was about Jenna forcing Aria into a vulnerable position. But I was also certain (despite that it didn’t happen) that something bad was going to happen. Oh and I just got to the candle part as I am re-watching and I think too that there is something about Jenna sharing herself and her sadness, and that you are definitely on to something. Continue reading