“They Don’t Allow Fireworks In Prison”: The Broken Laws in PLL 5×15, “Through A Glass, Darkly”

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At the beginning of the episode, the girls attend Mona’s Hawaiian-themed funeral which takes place three months after her death. Her body hasn’t been found, but Mrs. Vanderwaal filled a casket with Mona’s keepsakes. She’s looking for closure, but Alison shows up to extend her supposed condolences and to insist that she had nothing to do with Mona’s murder. Mrs. Vanderwaal greets Ali with a loud slap in the face. It’s the kind of slap that I almost don’t want to write about because Ali deserved it so much, yet it’s still against the law.

Broken Law # 1 Alert!

18 PA Cons. § 2701. Simple assault (in relevant part).

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My reaction to tonight’s PLL and more support for my theories on A’s Motives

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Kill me, Kill me, Kill me… Puppy Dog… Broken Laws in How To Get Away With Murder 1×09

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In the mid-season finale of How To Get Away With Murder, we finally found out the answer to the question we’ve had since day one, who killed Sam! It turns out that Wes, “the puppy dog,” did it with a little help from his friends. Sam definitely didn’t go down without a big fight, though! Now, it’s time for the broken law breakdown.

Since Sam has the least time as a living character in this episode, we’ll begin with him. The episode starts with Sam having an epic argument with Annalise, both of them coming up with the worst possible insults. Insulting your spouse and screaming that she’s a vile piece of ass may not be against the law, but Sam takes it way too far when he violently grabs Annalise by the neck and begins to choke her.

Broken Law # 1 Alert!

Sam’s conduct towards Annalise: Simple assault – 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 2701 (in relevant part)

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CeCe & Meredith: PLL’s Crazy Twins? THEORY

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Since I really like wordpress, instead of using my other blog, I’m going to post this PLL theory on here even though it’s off topic in regards to broken laws. I should have 3 broken law recaps coming up on here soon. For now, here’s a theory about Meredith and CeCe from PLL being twins.

I noticed in Aria’s dream/ Ali hallucination (when she had been drugged to sleep by Meredith) Aria did not realize the blonde girl in the room was Ali and not Meredith until Ali turned around. She initially assumed that it was Meredith, because of how similar she and Ali look when they have their backs turned.

This is now a reoccurring theme considering that the same could be said about Cece and Bethany when we consider what we know so far about the night Ali “went missing.” Plenty of PLL fans have noticed that CeCe and Ali look a lot alike, some speculating that they might be related. Melissa’s video revealed that she thought that Bethany was Alison when she didn’t look at the person’s face. Although it has been awhile since we have seen Meredith on the show, I wonder if her resemblance to these girls might have significance. (more…)

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Melissa as “Big A” on PLL

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This is a theory to hold you guys over as I finally ease myself back into writing about the law! It has been a crazy few months, but it’s time for this blog to make a comeback.

For now, let me know what you think of this theory regarding Melissa on Pretty Little Liars, and I will be getting back on the subject of broken laws in my upcoming entries!

Based on old theories I have written and more recent events on the show:

Maybe Melissa is big A… She has looked guilty in lots of possible ways when the girls were testing to see if she was A. She admitted to sending texts to Ali and this was proven true by Jonah tracing the texts to a law firm where Melissa worked. (more…)

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Illegal, Crazy Sibling Rivalry – Broken Laws + Recap of Revenge 4×02- Disclosure

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Note, this entry will contain references to relevant broken laws in prior episodes that I have not covered yet.

In the second episode of season 4 of Revenge, “Disclosure,” David Clarke and Victoria reunite officially; this time Victoria is actually conscious, at least after the nightmare she has about David strangling her. Back from the “dead” for just a few short days and David Clarke is already breaking the law.

Broken Law # 1 Alert! (From Episode 4×01)

At the end of episode 4×01, we saw David sneak up behind Victoria and abduct her. No matter how many people may dislike Victoria, David still had no permission to behave this way.

NY PEN LAW § 135.20 Kidnapping in the second degree.

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Oh What Fun To Kill Someone And End Up In Jail- Broken Laws+ Recap of Episode 1×01 of How To Get Away With Murder

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In the pilot of “How To Get Away With Murder,” an intense criminal law professor, Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), selects five of her first-year students to work at her law firm, because it’s so realistic for first year students to get thrown into murder trials instead of working on their appellate briefs. The episode begins in a 3 month flash-forward involving only four out of those five students, debating what to do in a horrific situation. They’re stuck with a dead body to get rid of and a murder weapon which they decide to clean and hide in plain sight. All of this occurs in the first minute of the show. We’re left wondering where the fifth student, Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry) AKA doucheface, is for the murderous flash-forward.

We’re clearly not supposed to be privy to the entire scenario yet. To quote another one of the students, Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza), “This is murder… None of us know what we’re talking about!” This becomes abundantly clear when Wes Gibbons (Alfred Enoch) flips a coin to decide what the group will do with the mysterious dead body. What we do know so far is that the other two students, Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee) and Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), are clearly butting heads about how to handle this butchering of the law.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: Clearly there has been a murder here, and these students are involved in some way, whether they’re perpetrators or accessories, but I only explore crimes when we know the exact circumstances surrounding them. I will cover this when we find out more. Please do not take this to mean that murder is okay. (more…)

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Here’s what’s happening:

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I am changing this blog to make it easier for me to get things done in a better quality way and more quickly. I am going to focus my coverage of shows on the parts with broken laws, and focus less on the parts that don’t have broken laws, so as to make the entries a bit more manageable. As for updates:

After the Jewish holidays (tonight) I need to rewatch How To Get Away With Murder and Revenge and then with this new method, I should have entries up soon! I love How To Get Away With Murder, so far, by the way. I hope you guys are watching!

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A is for Arbitration : Pretty Little Liars Entertaining Law Quote

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Today’s entertaining law quote comes from an early episode of Pretty Little Liars, “To Kill A Mocking Girl” (Season 1 episode 3 of PLL).

The quote:

“I can’t arbitrate on one cup of coffee!”

The context: Veronica Hastings is the woman behind this entertaining law quote, which is fitting since she plays an attorney on the show. She utters these words during one of Spencer and Melissa’s epic battles. This particular argument stems from Melissa’s anger about Spencer kissing her fiancé, Wren, and leading to their breakup.

Though she’s accustomed to the Hastings’ sibling rivalry, Veronica needs more caffeine before this civil war.

I hope you enjoyed the quote, and I’m still working on the bigger PLL posts that I owe you guys, so stay tuned for those, and for updates on “Revenge” and “How To Get Away With Murder.” As always, thank you for reading!

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Time to Update! FINALLY

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I know I’ve said it a million times, but I am finally making this happen. I am in the process of writing catch-up “Pretty Little Liars” entries.

Also, expect more frequent updates on this blog! “Revenge” is coming back this month, and I intend to do regular updates on the new season. I don’t anticipate that Emily Thorne plans on becoming a law abiding citizen after 3 seasons. ;)

I am also adding a new show to the blog now that I am forcing myself to have more time to write. The show starts on September 25th and will air on ABC. It’s called “How To Get Away With Murder.” I highly recommend tuning in, and then of course, coming here to see my entries about the show!

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