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Cat's Cradle 

Hanna worries her mother is keeping a dangerous secret, which leads to an uncomfortable meeting with Detective Holbrook; Melissa returns to Rosewood.


Norman Buckley


I. Marlene King (developer), Sara Shepard (book) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Troian Bellisario ... Spencer Hastings
Ashley Benson ... Hanna Marin
Tyler Blackburn ... Caleb Rivers
Lucy Hale ... Aria Montgomery
Ian Harding ... Ezra Fitz (credit only)
Laura Leighton ... Ashley Marin
Shay Mitchell ... Emily Fields
Janel Parrish ... Mona Vanderwaal (credit only)
Sasha Pieterse ... Alison DiLaurentis (credit only)
Holly Marie Combs ... Ella Montgomery
Sean Faris ... Gabriel Holbrook
Torrey DeVitto ... Melissa Hastings
Keegan Allen ... Toby Cavanaugh
Ryan Guzman ... Jake
Steve Talley ... Zack


Hanna worries her mother is keeping a dangerous secret, which leads to an uncomfortable meeting with Detective Holbrook; Melissa returns to Rosewood.

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25 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Aria Montgomery: Any luck with Big Bird's phone number?
Spencer Hastings: No. I plugged it into every reverse directory and search engine I could. But it's a real number. It's going through a real line. But I can't even find a name or even a town.
Aria Montgomery: Dead end?
Spencer Hastings: No. Not yet. I'm not giving up on it.
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Cat's Cradle indeed
12 April 2019 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

I rewatched the previous episode this morning, and watched this one during the day. Something very confusing. They opened the trunk of that police car,saw something shocking, end of third season. Well, me myself, I thought back then it was gonna be Wilden 's body. But no, anti-climactic,turned out it was a dead pig. Then a little bit later, while they drove past, Wilden is lying there. That seemed unexplicable. Remember, Mona took that drive out of the computer, the inside of the car held no dead body, the trunk had that dead pig... and it was mentioned in one of the two episodes I watched today, "the police found Wilden's body in the trunk." We all saw the trunk. It was Dead Pig City. Something is terribly amiss here. As in, nice story, twists ans turns galore, a real cat's cradle indeed... but sometimes we step on our own tail, we get knotted up in our own lies... Either the pig was a hallucination shared by all, or this was a goof-up in the script... Yes, very confusing, very, very confusing...

One thing nobody's gonna believe... for months now, I've been thinking Troian Bellisario would have made an absolutely fantastic Nancy Drew. Added to that, the whole Pamela Sue Martin thing, Fallon in DYNASTY. Today, in this one, Hanna likens Spencer to Nancy Drew. Okay, so I watch on DVD years and years later, but those were my thoughts.

Would just like to say that I'm glad to see Ashley Benson is making a comeback in the glam stakes, it was getting to be quite quite shaky last season and kind of up till these two episodes...

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