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28 February 2014 @ 05:57 pm
Alison (& The Liars) vs. Mona.  
I've been reading comments on the pll wikia page regarding the upcoming episode (Cover For Me) & a thread regarding Alisons bullying of Mona & the girls' reactions to it interested me... I've been reading people blast the liars for a really long time now & there's something I feel I need to say about it.
The girls were afraid of Alison! She'd made it clear to them that they were her minions & she wouldn't put up with them questioning her (Hanna standing up for Lucas got her threatened by Ali (flashback in 1X8) ).The only way to stop Ali would have been together & the girls would have been divided against her (Emily was in love with her, Hanna was too grateful at being included). The only one of the girls who genuinely seemed to enoyed Ali's bullying & encouraged it was Aria (& that was only her laughing at Mona (1X1) & at Jenna (1X8) ). Emily and Hanna mostly sat idly by & Spencer just seemed bored by it!!
Ali also knew all their secrets & would have used them to ensure loyalty. I'm not sure if it was in the actual episodes or if it was just something implied, but Ali seemed to treat the girls as if their replacements were standing in the wings waiting for them to mess up. I personally think that the entire student body was afraid of Alison & would have been her friends if only to escape her wrath (the exception being Jenna which I think explains Alisons derision toward her)!
The reason I've thought about this so much & can get into peoples motives is because what Ali did to Mona (& worse) was done to me when I was in High School (by my at the time best friend).... she did awful things & threatened everyone who would have stood against her with the same treatment.... I was lucky enough to have had an ally, but when it got to be too much & I left school, she turned the bullying onto my friend. I just wanted to put it out there to the people who hate on the liars for standing by Ali while she tormented people, that the writers have established in the flashbacks that Ali was who she was & SHE WASN'T GOING TO CHANGE... for the girls, it was play Ali's game... or be the loser!
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: Orphan Black
Pandorepandorasbox88 on March 11th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
Je pense que Mona est plus déroutante que Alison ;-)
tashacat25: pic#120855259tashacat25 on March 11th, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
Hey Pandorasbox! Thanks for commenting :D

Edited at 2014-03-11 03:09 pm (UTC)
Pandore: pic#90418221pandorasbox88 on March 25th, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
Je vous en pris