Last week Spencer found out that Toby was playing for the other team in the most gut-wrenching way on their anniversary (the other team being the A-team, obviously). This week we saw the aftermath of that reveal and in addition, other very interesting and shocking revelations surfaced.
As I’m sure a lot of the viewers were feeling about Toby’s betrayal, Spencer was completely broken in this episode and let me just add that I thought Troian Bellisario did an amazing job in this weeks episode. It was nice seeing this side of Spencer somehow, and I just simply loved the scene where she was storming out of the classroom and more or less screamed at sweet mother Ella “I don’t want to be here anymore, is that illegitimate enough?” Of course the A-team was just dying to take advantage of her fragile state, so unfortunately they tricked her into dropping the ‘Fitz and the kid’-bomb on the hot Mr. Fitz. Woops.. I do, however, admire Spencer for sticking up for Aria, even though it was very clear that what she said might be directed more towards her and Toby with the whole “How could you do that to her? Don’t apologize to me after the way you treated her. Do you even get how much she loves you? Do you think it’s easy to find out a secret like that, because it’s not.”
The ‘Fitz and the kid’-bomb had, of course, consequences for Aria. Honestly, I’m both impressed but also annoyed that she kept the secret about Ezra’s son for so long. I mean, sure Maggie told her not to say anything, but Maggie is not the one dating Ezra, Aria is. Or was? That is still a bit unclear, but more on that in a minute. Aria went to see Spencer after figuring out it was her whom A tricked to Ezra the truth. I’ve always loved team ‘Sparia’, and even though this wasn’t one of those “You’re really tiny and I love you” scenes it was still really great. One thing that bothers me though, is how clueless the other girls seem to be about what’s going on with Spencer. Put the pieces together already! Spencer did tell Emily that her and Toby broke up, but though true it was really only by default. You can’t really date the man who’s making your life a living hell, or can you? Speaking of boy-trouble, I’m a bit confused as to where Ezria stands. It doesn’t have to be a secret that I’ve been rooting for those two since day one, and to be honest I’d be a lot more heartbroken if they split than Toby being A. There, I said it! Ezra seemed completely lost and confused about everything, and I think it’s going to be really interesting to see how their relationship will survive this. And SPOILER we’ll apparently see more of Ezras hot brother Wesley. I’m thinking a Fitz/Aria triangle a la Salvatore/Elena?
Meanwhile, Emily did a little digging on her own and ended up finding what might turn out to be a big fat clue as to what really happened to Alison the night she died. It was not only revealed that Alison thought Toby was responsible for the A-messages, but also that she was hooking up with a guy known as ‘The Beach Hottie”. After a conversation with CeCe it was revealed that Alison may very well have been pregnant the summer she died – and all that from a simple biology notebook. Who knew not paying attention in class would turn out to be so useful?
After Hannah was done doing a terrible, but oh so hilarious job at spying on Paige in a lesbian bar (it should sound really weird, but not when it’s Hannah, right?), she and Emily figured out the episode’s last clue. The creepy police detective Darren Wilden was also hanging out at Cape May the summer Alison died. Now, I might not be a detective myself, but I’ll bet my hat he was The Beach Hottie or at least involved with Alison one way or another. He’s been acting really suspicious throughout the seasons. From hooking up with not so sweet mother Ashley to blaming the girls for everything any chance he gets, he might as well have a neon sign on his head saying “Guilty“.
During the last minutes of the episode we saw an ever so heartbroken Spencer meeting up with a guy whom I at first thought was Toby and later a drug dealer, but no, Spencer has not reached rock bottom and become an addict – at least not yet – she was actually meeting up with what I assume is some kind of private investigator. Apparently she has hired him to follow Toby and find out what the “A-key” is for. You go girl!
Notes and thoughts
– Loved how Emily and Hannah’s mothers are starting to be suspicious again. About time.
– Someone from the A-team flambéed Hannah’s head (It was only a doll, thank God, but still. This may very well indicate that Hannah will be next to suffer.)
– If Alison was pregnant, who was the father? Darren? Ian? (If Ian, Melissa must have been pissed if she found out.)