Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario made her directorial debut on the Freeform drama with Tuesday’s “In the Eye Abides the Heart,” and the episode was filled with standout moments. Here are some of my faves.
1. When Aria FaceTimed with herself
We all knew Dark Aria was coming, but I had no idea it would begin with A.D. stealing Aria’s face for a video chat. I’ve still got chills.
2. When Mona was admiring the game
Only Mona would look at A.D.’s endgame with such heart eyes. And that quick swerve away from the knife the board aimed at her was flawless.
3. When Emily and Paige said goodbye
Whether or not you’re a Paily fan, you can’t discount this goodbye. The single tear that ran down Paige’s face was all of us.
4. When Spencer and Marco had a standoff at the Lost Woods
The Liars’ plan to cover up Archer Dunhill’s murder is quickly unraveling, and you could feel the tension bubbling up during this scene. If Spencer wasn’t sweating, I sure was.
5. When Paige helped Alison confront her feelings for Emily
Who would’ve thought Paige would be the person to help Ali finally confront her true feelings for Emily? Certainly not me. But man was it beautiful to watch.
6. When I started believing in Twincer
For those who don’t know, a popular fan theory says that Spencer’s twin—lovingly nicknamed Twincer—is A.D. When Ezra ran into someone who looked an awful lot like Spencer (but in a different outfit than she was wearing earlier in the episode) and Wren at the airport, I became a believer.
Spencer was *just* at the Lost Woods with Marco. Then all the sudden she’s meeting Wren—who we haven’t seen since Season 4—for drinks at the airport? Plus, she asked Ezra not to tell anyone he saw her there. VERY SHADY.
How fitting would it be if Twincer was reintroduced in a Troian Bellisario-directed episode? Ahh, I’m dying.
7. When Alison decided to have the baby
So many emotions, brought to life by Emily and Ali and their fantastic director.
Troian clearly knocked her directorial debut out of the park. I have a feeling this won’t be the last time we see her take on this role.