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Ashley Laggan is currently working toward a BFA in Professional Writing at Capital University. A longtime television addict, her favorite shows are Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Community, and Game of Thrones.

‘Pretty Little Liars’ S4E12 Recap: The Stalker King

August 28th, 2013 10:00pm EDT
Pretty Little Liars
Despite several desperate (and mostly ludicrous) moves on A’s part, “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” felt pretty lackluster for a summer finale. For the episode’s first half, the liars did what they do best: repeatedly receive increasingly violent threats from A whilst standing around panicking together. Because involving the police is out of the question (why is that, again?), the girls enlisted themselves, as well as Toby and Caleb, to put a stop to A’s newest murder plan. Oh, and don’t even get me started on that “cliffhanger.” A’s not the only one getting desperate, it would seem.

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'Teen Wolf' S3-E12 Recap: 'Now You See Me'

August 20th, 2013 1:28pm EDT
Teen Wolf
Well, that wasn’t too bad, was it? Happy endings all around, Kali and the Darach aside. Of course, God only knows what’s coming to town after the kids put the “beacon” back in “Beacon Hills.” But, for now, everyone’s safe, sound, and moderately okay–even the scarring was kept to a minimal, with the exception being Scott, Stiles, and Allison and their newly-darkened hearts. Those should provide Teen Wolf with plenty of deep and personal character drama in the future, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves…we’ve still got “Lunar Ellipse(/Eclipse?)” to discuss!

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'Pretty Little Liars' S4-E10 Recap: Mommie Dearest

August 15th, 2013 9:43am EDT
Pretty Little Liars
Remember when A was being a weirdo and drilling holes in someone’s floor? And removing porch panels so she/he/it could climb underneath a house? Well, like all of A’s secret plans, this one had a purpose–to spy on the DiLaurentis’ home from the safety of their dank, dark basement. That’s right–A, possibly homeless and definitely crazy, set up a cozy little hideaway complete with a sleeping bag and various pieces of trash (A’s a surprisingly huge slob, FYI) BENEATH A DEAD GIRL’S HOUSE. You’re such a psycho, A. But you’re also smarter than everyone on the show, including the police? At this r...
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'Teen Wolf' S3-E11 Recap: 'Family Matters'

August 14th, 2013 8:37am EDT
Teen Wolf
“Alpha Pact” picked up right where last week’s breathtaking episode left off, with Scott and his mother gone and everyone else reconvening in the hospital parking lot. After literally slapping an unconscious Derek awake, Stiles sent him off to find Cora and run, then opted to remain at the hospital to delay the cops; the Argents found Isaac alone (Peter ran off after spotting the hunting duo), and Derek filled the trio in on Scott and his mother’s whereabouts. With everyone up to speed, the real fun began: a new character came to town, allegiances shifted, budding relationships developed, a...
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'Pretty Little Liars' S4-E9 Recap: Happy Birthday, Emily?

August 8th, 2013 6:15am EDT
Pretty Little Liars
Hasn’t this season of Pretty Little Liars felt a little slow in comparison to previous seasons? Nine episodes in and the police are still tracking down Wilden’s murderer while the Alison case (minor developments and Mona’s premiere confessional aside) has been mostly static–shouldn’t we be learning a bit more at this point, rather than treading previously-explored ground? Instead of being pushed along, story lines–like Emily’s injured arm, Ashley’s legal trouble, Spencer’s proclivity for enthusiastically suspecting everyone at some point or another, and Aria’s new relationship–are being exp...
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'Teen Wolf' S3-E10 Recap: Under The Mistletoe

August 6th, 2013 2:52pm EDT
Teen Wolf
With a vicious storm, a dying wolf, and one flighty Darach, “The Overlooked” managed to bring almost all of Teen Wolf‘s current heroes, anti-heroes, and villains under one roof for a nonstop thrill ride of corny one-liners (cough, “Let’s rumble,” cough), near deaths, kidnappings, and the occasional heart-to-unconscious-heart. Despite the high intensity level (thanks to the impending mid-season finale, which is only two episodes away), “The Overlooked” still took the time to fill in a few plot blanks and illuminate the cracks forming within the Alpha pack’s ranks as everyone converged on Bea...
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'Pretty Little Liars' S4-E8 Recap: 'Bad Girls Do It Well'

July 31st, 2013 3:52pm EDT
Pretty Little Liars
On last night’s Pretty Little Liars, Aria sought help protecting her brother, Spencer continued Toby’s quest for the truth about his mother, Emily planned for her future, and Hanna enlisted Mona to be her lying coach. Isn’t Pretty Little Liars so much more fun when Mona’s around? Especially since she’s joined Team Liars. Despite being a devious liar and A+ criminal, Mona often seems like the sanest member of the group–very level-headed and intelligent, though she did learn from the best. And it doesn’t hurt that Ezra and Jake also made appearances in “The Guilty Girl’s Handbook,” making the...
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