As the titles says, rewatching the show (again) and I try not to let the timeline annoy me, but I can’t seem to help it.
3x13 is the Halloween episode. The episodes after, Spencer is at Radley for a few days or a week? Jason gets hurt in the elevator and goes away for ‘a few months’. Hanna’s mom goes to New York for a ‘week’; Wilden gets killed, they go to Ravenswood and college trips. Caleb ‘lived’ in Ravenswood. Spencer has her addiction problem and goes to rehab. They go to New York (even though it spans over four episodes), Ezra is shot and has surgery (he seems to recover quickly). And when Veronica sees the picture of the four liars seeing Alison for the first time, she says “that photo was taken a month ago”. Alison back at rosewood and back at school. Toby has enrolled in the police academy and graduates within a couple of months.
All this happens by the thanksgiving episode in 5x12. Why the did the writers make their senior year so confusing and fit all this in the space of 4-5 weeks and have the characters say “this happened last week” or “Jason was in rehab for a few months”. It’s poor writing and very confusing as it’s a continuity error.
I try not to let it bother me, but I hate to when writers do this