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'Ravenswood' finale react: Hanna's back, (some) mysteries solved

“It’s complicated” might as well be the tagline for this series. No one on the show seems to know how to explain, well, anything, and that kind of makes sense: Ravenswood is one crazy place. And since tonight was the season finale, Ravenswood is (somehow) even crazier than usual. Or as Caleb would tell us, “it’s complicated.”

Hanna returns to Ravenswood for a surprise visit. Why didn’t she call Caleb? Because she likes surprises, duh. Caleb broke up with her, so the real reason she came was to beat up Miranda who she thinks is The Other Woman. When Caleb breaks the news to her that Miranda is dead, and better yet, that he can still see Miranda, she is bewildered. Maybe you don’t like surprises as much as you thought, Hanna! What makes the scene creepy– because this is Ravenswood, after all– is that halfway through the conversation between Hanna and Caleb, Miranda appears. “She thinks you’re crazy,” she tells Caleb. He takes the cue: “You know, for a while, I thought that I might be crazy, but I’m not.” Real convincing, Caleb.

This is hard for Hanna to hear. She was the one who told Caleb to stay in Ravenswood and take care of Miranda. Then she thought he was in love with Miranda. And now she finds out Miranda is dead. At this point, she’s back to liking Miranda and the urge to beat her up has subsided. Instead, she talks to Miranda, meaning she sits in an empty room and rambles on to seemingly no one. She explains why she thought Caleb was in love with the now-ghost, and Miranda hears this and gets excited. Miranda’s affection for Caleb is tough to watch because it’s not like she’s actively trying to take Caleb from Hanna– she likes Hanna and seems to want them to be together. I feel bad for her, but also am Team Hanna and Caleb Forever, so I don’t feel too bad.
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'Ravenswood' preview: Executive producer talks ghosts, and those Miranda-Caleb rumors

In last week’s Ravenswood premiere, Pretty Little Liars‘ Caleb Rivers stumbled into a new town full of questions, both natural and supernatural. After learning that he, along with four other teens in town, was part of a deadly curse, he decided that maybe he should stay awhile. But when eerie thing after eerie thing started happening, the teens managed to figure out that they were all being targeted. By what? They had no idea. And in the final moments, a car containing all five teens went off a bridge into the water below. Talk about a cliffhanger.

In tonight’s episode, executive producer and co-creator Oliver Goldstick teases that we’ll learn why Miranda was the only one to see the ghosts last week, in addition to finding out more about Miranda’s relationship with Caleb. Here’s what he had to say during our quick chat:
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'Ravenswood' premiere react: One war hero, five teens, and one heck of a curse

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched tonight’s Ravenswood premiere, stop reading now!

Welcome to Ravenswood, the really old town full of cemeteries, dark woods, creepy houses that double as funeral homes, and even creepier bathtubs. This is the town that now holds Pretty Little Liars alumnus Caleb Rivers, and after the looks of tonight’s pilot, it might also be the death of him.

Things kicked off with a quick catch-up session: Caleb explained how he and Miranda met, and how he had intended to help Miranda, who was a foster child the same way he was, find her uncle in Ravenswood. But it was when they discovered their own names and pictures on tombstones that they decided they needed to stay in town at least until they got some answers. And after they left the cemetery, where a stone angel cried bloody tears — good signs, right? — they went straight to find Miranda’s uncle.

Meet Mr. Collins, the funeral director whose house doubles as the funeral home where the mysteriously creepy and oddly sweet Carla Grunwald works. PLL fans will recognize Mrs. Grunwald as the woman who pulled Ali from the ground in one of the show’s most memorable flashbacks, and she was also the one who warned the Liars about the bad man behind it all (Ezra?!). But she’d put that all behind her at this point. She was back to working for Mr. Collins, who had to be named after Barnabas Collins, right? He looked so vampiric.
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