At the mid-season cliffhanger we had:
Hanna was hit by a car - driven by -A.
Erza and Aria (teacher and student having an affair) are seen by someone in his car in a compromising position.
Hanna's mother steals a bag full of cash from the bank where she works.
Emily and Spencer find a tree that suggests that Alison (the dead chick who was a real bitch) was involved with Ian (who was going out with Melissa but also cheating with Melissa's sisters, the aforementioned Spencer).
Noel wants to go out with Aria.
Chris was arrested by the police after Emily told Spencer and Spencer told the police.
Emily is exploring her sexuality with Maya.
Are we all following?
Hanna lives (gasp what a surprise) but has made an incorrect assumption about -A (again). The friends find out that Aria is hot for teacher. Hanna breaks Justin's (?) heart in a bitchy manner. Spencer get s a surpise. Aria lies to Ezra (the ephebophile teacher) to keep the relationship going. A tree goes missing. Fall out from Emily's sexuality.
Alison in the hospital as a candy-striper. (I have read the books now and this scene is big moment in the scheme of things! I won't say more).
Nice misdirection on -A.
The scene with Emily's parentals discussing her sexuality.
The clue how that together, the four girls know what happened to Alison.
The look on Noel's face when he finds out his assumption was incorrect.
I have said it before and I will say it again, but all the women in this show make the most stupid decisions!
When the friends find out about Aria and Mr Fitz they don't seem that concerned - Spencer even suggests it is "hot." It is actually a crime.
How quick they swing from suspect to suspect for -A.
It has been a month since I watched the last episode, and I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't this. Yes, to learn from their mistakes, the girls have to make them, but can we get a good choice every now and then, or even some recognition that they are learning? The entire "hot for teacher" arc was boring after 5 minutes, and now it is nothing more than annoying distraction - I wouldn't want to be the actor for that role, as I think he will be looking for a new gig soon... I can only hope.
Interestingly, when I was checking out some torrents for this, there were lots of comments from Australians (I am assuming girls) asking if the torrent was legit and that they wouldn't be looking if GO! wasn't "fast tracking" the show 2.5 weeks after the air date in the US.