It turns out that Jenna was the one who turned Toby into the cops. Emily told Toby that she didn’t do it, and then Jenna told him the truth after he was released on bail. The bail for murder must be really high… Anyway, Toby turned down her offer of further incest, but he still got screwed because the cops confirmed that Jenna’s blood was on his sweater. Toby has a tracker on his ankle, so he can’t go anywhere. He was trying to pick it off though.
Spencer’s boyfriend, Alex, got recommended for a summer tennis clinic that could help him go pro, but he chose not to apply in order to work and save up money for college instead. Spencer, understandably, did not support this decision, thinking it was crazy to turn down such a great opportunity. She let it go though (we wouldn’t have). But “A” submitted Alex’s application electronically, behind his back. He was accepted. Because Spencer was the only person Alex told, he dumped her, thinking she did it.
Spencer was also still upset that her sister had eloped with Ian. Spencer’s mom (Mrs. Hastings) shot Spencer’s complaints down, saying that her sister had a hard year, partially due to Spencer. Mr. Hastings agreed with Spencer (we were surprised, too).
Emily had Maya over for dinner with her parents. Did anyone else go to a dirty place when Emily said that Maya “eats everything”? What about when it turned out that the one thing she doesn’t eat is fish? HA. Emily’s mom decided that Maya’s accounts of her parents were weird (we thought that sharpie story was adorable) and then spotted Maya playing footsie with Emily. Emily’s mom ran off to the kitchen and cried. Were we supposed to feel bad for her? Because we didn’t. It’s hard when the only tragedy is that a parent’s daughter didn’t grow up to meet the parents' expectations. It was just awkward to watch that. We love Emily’s dad though. Too bad he is shipping off again. Emily thanked her mom for the dinner, and Emily’s mom told Emily that she was not ok with Emily’s relationship. Emily’s mom said that it made her physically ill. Yikes.
Noel started sneakily blackmailing Mr. Fitz to get better grades in a way that no one could call him out on. Jenna is also aware of the inappropriate Aria/Mr. Fitz relationship. Aria and Spencer figured out that “A” is trying to make the four main girls on this show into enemies. We saw a flashback where Alison broke Noel up with his girlfriend so that Aria could have him. Noel knew she had done it, too.
Hanna found her mom’s stolen cash in a cupboard while she was looking for pop tarts. “A” sent Hanna text taunting her about it right away. “A” MUST have hidden cameras in people’s houses, because that was just too instant and accurate. Hanna’s mom told Hanna that she was just borrowing it from the bank client, Mrs. Potter, and that she would pay it back by the time Mrs. Potter made her annual trip to the bank next year. Mona threw a surprise party at Hanna’s house to welcome her back from the hospital. Even Lucas was invited. He started baiting Hanna’s boyfriend, angrily and drunkenly. Hanna took him to the outside porch to talk to him, and Lucas admitted that he destroyed Alison’s memorial, because Alison treated him badly. Hanna told Lucas that she wouldn’t tell. Lucas acted like a complete butt this episode, but we still love him. When he walked off, we were still rooting for him to get the girl. Come on, he knew how long it took to get to his house from Hanna's! While that could be extremely creepy, we choose to think it's cute. It seems that “A” was invited too, because she stole all Mrs. Potter’s money. “A” left a note saying that Hanna would get the money back if she did what “A” said.
Episode grade: A-