But it actually got worse than that, because it turns out he wasn’t just surveilling them.
Ashley calls the cops and Detective Tanner shows up, trying to poke more and more holes in Alison’s stories.Let me preface what I’m about to say with this: I love Ian Harding. And I love these writers and producers and showrunners.I think they have done more for the queer community than we’ll ever be able to properly measure or thank them for, and unlike so many other TV writers, I trust writers to do right by its audience.And then he proceeded to secretly video her and her interactions with her friends has brought rape into the narrative this season from a couple of different angles. Di Laurentis laying down this gut-kicking notion that Ali was probably raped if she was kidnapped, and this vomit-inducing story about Zach trying to hook-up with Hanna, and this super true-to-life situation about Hanna’s friends victim-blaming her.Not the shadow-y, no-name fog of sexual exploitation that’s been prevalent from the beginning. And if we’re putting a face on sexual assault, if we’re bringing it into focus now, we can’t continue to turn a blind eye to what Ezra did to Aria.