Your Official Recap For The Summer Finale: The Darkest Knight
We are STILL getting over this one!
Hanna's gone rogue!
The Liars, together with Caleb and Mona, wonder where Hanna is as they are seriously worried about her. Mona thinks they should call the cops so Spencer makes the call and tells the police that she thinks their friend has been abducted. Across town, Hanna has Noel tied to a chair in the same rundown motel room we saw her in earlier. After failing to wake Noel up, Hanna switches on her video camera and points it at Noel. She then takes out a knife, goes over to Noel, and tells him to admit that he is A.D. but he is still groggy. When Noel continues to stay unresponsive, Hanna cuts his leg with the knife. Blood drips onto the floor. Later, Hanna hands Noel’s blood sample into a lab to test whether he is Mary’s second child.
The cops arrive!
Toby tells Marco that Jenna had an alibi and so couldn’t have kidnapped Hanna. Because of what’s happened, Toby goes on to say that he doesn’t have to leave the force that day, but Marco assures him that the Liars will be safe on his watch. Caleb arrives and tells the Liars that he thinks Jenna could lead them to Noel. Spencer apologizes to Marco for not telling him about Noel the night before, but Marco tells her that she doesn’t need to worry. He goes on to assure her that he’ll find Hanna and arrest Noel. Seriously relieved, Spencer kisses Marco on the cheek without thinking. They share an awkward laugh and watch the news unfold about Hanna’s disappearance.
Mona to the rescue!
At The Radley, Mona listens in on Jenna leaving Noel a frantic message and finds out that Jenna has no idea where he is. Caleb arrives and Mona fills him in. Meanwhile, Aria speaks to Ezra. He tells her that he understands why she deleted Nicole’s call and asks her to wait for him at home as he will be returning to Rosewood that night. Later, Hanna phones Mona and asks for her help after she learns that everyone thinks she has been abducted by Noel. Mona arrives, searches Noel and finds the flash drive. She tells Hanna that the flash drive will be enough to turn Noel in and that she won’t need to wait for the test results. Hanna, however, tells Mona that she wants Noel to be held accountable for EVERYTHING that he’s done and begs Mona for help.
Could Alison be jealous?
Paige shows up to the house where everyone is waiting anxiously for news, bearing coffee and pastries. Annoyed that Paige is there, Alison tells Emily that Paige is just using the situation to get close to Emily once more. Emily tells Alison that she invited Paige because it is easier to talk to her than it is to talk to Sabrina. When Emily moves away from Alison and Paige puts a comforting hand on her back, Alison looks on disgusted and leaves to be sick. Meanwhile, Mona coaches Hanna on what to tell the cops and the other Liars. Later, Hanna tells Marco and the Liars that she tried to find the girl who Noel pushed down the stairs in order to prove that he is A.D., and that she was sorry for worrying them. Caleb arrives and looks super relieved to see Hanna! Across town, Noel wakes up and tries to break out of his restraints.
Haleb reunite and Alison shares some shocking news!
Caleb drops Hanna off at Lucas' loft, but refuses to leave as he does not believe that Hanna is okay. They begin to argue. Caleb lists all the things that he finds incredibly annoying about Hanna including the fact that she won’t admit they’re meant to spend the rest of their lives together. Shocked, Hanna asks him to repeat what he said and Caleb goes on to tell her that he doesn’t want to spend another day without her. They passionately kiss and go on to make love. Meanwhile, Emily asks Alison if she can stay with her in order to give Haleb some alone time. Extremely shocked, Alison tells Emily that she has just taken a pregnancy test and that she is pregnant with Archer’s baby. She starts to cry and tells Emily that she doesn’t know how this could have happened since they were so careful. Emily comforts her and tells her that she doesn’t need to make any decisions about the baby right away.
Love is in the air!
Aria prepares a romantic meal for Ezra’s homecoming. She phones Ezra and leaves him a message telling him that there’s a cop outside and that she will explain everything to him when he arrives home. Across town, Emison are watching a movie together when Alison starts to cry. When Emily tells her that everything will be okay, Alison tries to kiss Emily, but Emily pulls away, worried about how vulnerable Alison is. Alison tells Emily, "That's not why, I promise" and they kiss again – this time more passionately. Meanwhile, Marco arrives at Spencer’s house and tells her that he has placed an officer on each of the Liars' doorsteps to keep them safe. He goes on to say that he is on the night watch and asks her if she would like to share his take out. Spencer invites him in.
Time to say goodbye?
Ezra has still not arrived home and worried, Aria tries to call the airline to find out where he is when she sees Nicole appear on the news! Aria learns that she has been found alive and watches as Nicole is reunited with Ezra. They share an emotional embrace while Aria looks on, heartbroken. The next day, Spencer arrives at Toby’s to say goodbye. She gives him one of her favorite books on poetry and tells him that she is really happy for him. Before she leaves, Spencer asks Toby if she can kiss him one more time to say goodbye. Toby lets her.
Emily hears an argument outside Alison’s house and goes outside to investigate. She finds Paige who has stopped by to remind Emily that today is the deadline for their job application paperwork. Paige is frustrated by the fact that the cop guarding the house wouldn’t let her inside. She asks Emily out to breakfast, but Emily declines and tells Paige that she can’t leave Alison alone. Angry, Paige tells Emily that Alison must have seen her and Paige get close again and will just try to put a wedge between them. Before Emily can defend herself and Alison, Paige storms off. Meanwhile, Hanna gets a phone call back from the lab and finds out that Noel is NOT Mary’s second child. She texts the Liars and tells them that she has seriously messed up.
Hanna comes clean to the Liars!
At Spencer’s house, Hanna tells the Liars about everything that’s happened and that Noel cannot be A.D. because the test results show that he is not Mary’s second child. Alison says that just because he isn’t Mary’s second child doesn’t mean that he’s not A.D. as he still tortured them in the Dollhouse. Aria says that they should ask Noel and so they leave to confront him. When they arrive, however, they discover that he has managed to break free from his restraints and escape! Hanna also realizes that he took the camera with him and starts to freak out since he’ll be able to prove that she kidnapped him. The Liars then get a text giving them an address to meet at. The message offers them the chance to swap the camera for the flash drive.
Mona and Caleb are at The Radley. Jenna arrives and they watch her as she orders two drinks. The bartender, followed by Jenna, brings the drinks over to Mona and Caleb. When Jenna arrives at their table, she takes off her glasses and they discover that she is actually Sydney! She tells Mona and Caleb that the drinks are compliments of Jenna Marshall, and leaves. Meanwhile, Toby and Yvonne are preparing to leave Rosewood. When Yvonne leaves to collect the final things from their house, Toby starts writing Spencer a text, but then deletes it.
A school for the blind.
The Liars arrive at the address from the text and they discover that they’re in an old school for the blind. Unbeknownst to the Liars, Mary Drake is also there. The Liars wonder whether Jenna attended the school when they hear her voice over the intercom. She tells them that she didn’t lose her sight, but rather the Liars took it from her. Hanna shouts into the darkness that they have the flash drive and asks for the camera. They are told to leave the flash drive on a desk. They hear Hanna’s video playing upstairs and leave to find it. The girls find the camera in a room filled with dolls and make a move to leave the school but, on their way back downstairs, Emily discovers that she has left her phone behind. Emily and Hanna go back upstairs to get it, only to be confronted by Noel who asks if they really thought they’d be allowed to leave when they know so much. Hanna and Emily run from him.
It's all a trap!
The other Liars are wondering what is taking Hanna and Emily so long when Jenna emerges from the shadows with a gun. As the Liars stay deathly quiet, Jenna passes them and goes upstairs. The Liars suddenly realize that they must have brought them to the old school to kill them! Aria tries to call the cops, but has no service on her cell. Back upstairs, Emily and Hanna hide in a room filled with creepy objects. Noel enters the room and finds an axe. As he gets closer to the girls, they knock a shelf on top of him and run from the room. Meanwhile, Jenna turns off the lights so everyone will find it difficult to see. Still upstairs, Hanna and Emily startle Noel. He drops the axe and makes a move to hit Emily, but she blocks him and he falls - right onto the axe!
It's a head!
The other Liars hear the struggle and decide to go upstairs when something rolls down and stops them in their tracks – it’s Noel’s head! They run upstairs and are reunited with Emily and Hanna once more. Jenna follows their sound and fires the gun! The group try to make a run for it, but find that they have been locked inside the school. They realize that Spencer is missing. Back upstairs, Spencer frantically drags her body across the floor – she has been shot! Jenna corners her, asserting that she can smell her blood. Loading her gun, she tells Spencer, “This is as much for me as it is for Charlotte.” Before she can shoot, however, Mary Drake emerges from the shadows and knocks Jenna out cold!
A shocking finale!
The Liars run back upstairs where they find Mary Drake cradling Spencer and singing her a lullaby. While trying to staunch Spencer’s bullet wound, Mary Drake begs Spencer not to leave her and tells Spencer that she is her mother! Spencer closes her eyes while the other Liars look on, stricken. Later, a hooded figure passes by Jenna lying on the floor of a van and takes off a mask. Jenna asks them who they are and whether they shot Spencer. When they do not answer, Jenna gasps that they must be A.D. as the hooded figure starts the engine. Across town, ambulances speed towards a car crash. Inside a wrecked truck, we see Toby and Yvonne unresponsive and covered in blood….
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