PRETTY LITTLE LIARS was mostly exciting and compelling this week — right up until a coincidence gave Emily a huge clue in the search for the ever-elusive A. Then it all fell apart. I was concerned that the entire series was about to unravel from that moment.
Coincidences happen to just about every one just about every day, and while we usually notice them (“What a coincidence you called — I was just thinking about you!”) and maybe even laugh about them, we just accept coincidences as part of life. But there’s one area of life where people do not like coincidences and are especially intolerant of it: in our fiction.