Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 16 Review: The Glove That Rocks the Cradle

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I think it's fair to say Spencer's fling with Detective Furey is a thing of the past. 

On Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 16, Furey's investigation into Spencer and her potential involvement in Archer Dunhill's murder reached crazy new heights. 

Here's the thing: Spencer's comment about burying a body during her meeting with him at The Radley was her undoing. Spencer has always been the Queen of snarky comments, but, girl, don't go around saying $hit like that to police officers. 

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Hanna feeling like she needed to help Spencer because she felt partly responsible for her lapse in judgment proved that these girls would stick together no matter what A.D. does to them. The thing is, they are all bonded by the multitude of villains who have made their lives hell over the years. 

Furey: I'll just have to broaden the scope of my investigation.
Spencer: Of a flood?

The only thing the liars can hope for at this stage is that A.D. was writing Furey's name on the gravestone at the close of the episode. Somehow, these girls always find a way out of the toughest situations, but the only way for that to happen this time is if Furey dies. 

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I liked that Spencer decided to go on the offensive with him when he was firing out demands for her to return the memory stick. It was not all that professional that he left a person of interest with the evidence. Like, did he want her to steal it to send her into the depths of the quicksand faster?

Barry: Do you remember a joke you said to Detective Furey about burying a body?
Spencer: Yes, and I also recall unbuckling his belt in the elevator.

Still, Spencer could get rid of Furey, but she's going to need to get creative if she wants it to happen before she's hauled off to hang with the ladies of Litchfield. It would not be all that surprising if she turned the tables on Furey by saying he was obsessed with her. 

Furey: Are you okay?
Spencer: That's sort of like setting fire to my house and asking if I'm too warm.

Wouldn't it be interesting if Furey was actually dating Spencer's twin who everyone seems to think bumped into Ezra at the airport on Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 15? No, I did not know about that theory, but after looking up all the information on it, it would make sense. 

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Being Spencer Hastings, she definitely noticed that Aria's earring did not jump from halfway across the room, and it makes me think she's going to start her own investigation on Aria and compare notes with the other liars. She probably thinks she's being paranoid, but there's no such thing as paranoia in Rosewood. 

I felt for Aria having to trash the kid's room, but she set herself up for disaster the moment she decided to make a deal with the devil. Yes, A.D. has a file on her, but is the truth going to be that bad when her gal pals find out she's been wearing black hoodies and hiding in the darkness?

Trust is going to be integral for the characters as they get set to unmask their tormentor. There are just four episodes left, and I don't want to see Aria shut out of the investigation. She broke down in tears at the close of the episode. Everything is falling apart around her. 

Ezra won't shut the hell up about Nicole, Aria is being blackmailed by A.D., and Aria trashed a kid's bedroom. Something tells me Aria won't be invited to the baby shower. 

Lucas been such a polarizing character throughout the series' run, and for good reason: He's tough as hell to read. There's going to be an element of doubt when I rule him as innocent. 

Somehow, I'm not buying his "friendship" with Hanna. He got all teary-eyed and made me think he was obsessed with her. He's letting her live in his apartment and even tried to carve out a career for her as a fashion designer. 

Even when the money was disappearing, he still wanted to keep up that charade. Is he obsessed? Is he a twin? Is he actually a decent guy? 

So many questions about that one character and you'd be forgiven for forgetting there are still another million or so answers that need to be given before the gals make their way to the TV show afterlife. 

I'm on the fence about that scene between Alison and Emily. Their relationship only seems to come to the forefront when the powers that be want to throw in some scenes that add some shock value. 

Now, I remember there were times that Emily very blatantly loved Alison, but after all of the crap she put her through, you would think Emily would have run a mile after learning she was carrying Ali's child. 

I want to do this … together. I want to be a family. Over the years, I’ve been in so many failed relationships, and I always made excuses why. I know the reason. Paige tried to get me to say it, but I didn’t want to say it to her. I love you. You told me not to do this until I was ready.


Also, are we forgetting how the heck this all came about? None of these women agreed to have Emily's eggs put into Alison's body. 

How can a relationship be built on such a bizarre and downright sick storyline? If they do, indeed, last as a couple, it will show how much they love each other, but I don't know how to feel about the whole situation. 

Which brings me to Mona. Poor Mona Vanderwaal. She was the original A, and now she feels like she needs to be part of the team. 

I think she has proven herself to the girls. She's helped them so much over the last few years. However, the other girls are probably scared to get close to her in the event that she is working with A.D., and that's a shame. 

Could Hanna basically telling her the others don't trust her send her back to work with A.D.? Possibly. 

Fine, I'll help you and your friends like I always do and then crawl under a rock.


"The Glove That Rocks the Cradle" was a solid episode of this Freeform hit. It's very clear the show is reaching its conclusion, but I still feel we should know more about what's going on already. 

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Note: Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 17 airs June 6 on Freeform. 

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Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 16 Quotes

Furey: Are you okay?
Spencer: That's sort of like setting fire to my house and asking if I'm too warm.

Barry: Do you remember a joke you said to Detective Furey about burying a body?
Spencer: Yes, and I also recall unbuckling his belt in the elevator.