What happened to the Pretty Little Liars this week:
-Aria: Jenna has been getting closer to Mr. Fitz, which Aria does not seem to appreciate. Also, Jenna potentially knows about the Ezra/Aria relationship, which is great. While one of us is really starting to warm up to them as a couple, it's still wrong. Having someone else outside the Liars (and A) know about the relationship could be amazingly bad for them. When Jenna gives Ezra one of her stories (a "fictional" account of a girl who was blinded by a smoke bomb in a garage - sound familiar?), Aria decides to come clean about what really happened. Oh Aria. That cannot end well.
-Emily: Emily goes on a few dates with Paige, who then admits she doesn't want to be seen in public with Emily. While one of us is still holding out hope that Maya will be back, being with Paige would be interesting for Emily. However, Emily found her courage a few episodes back, and told Paige that while she'll be friends with her, she's not going back into the closet. We are so proud of Emily for that. Also: Paige sang karaoke. It was hilariously bad but also adorable.
-Hanna: Ashley finally discovers that Caleb has been sleeping in the basement and kicks him out. Hanna decides to lose her V-card to him while camping out in the woods. When she comes home the next morning, her mom freaks out, but after a fight with Hanna (where she implies that her mom was once a foster child, or at least had a crappy home situation), Ashley relents. Caleb and Hanna are adorable, but when Caleb sneaks out to the patio to make a call, we find out that he's been getting closer to Hanna for nefarious reasons and he doesn't want to do it anymore. Both of us knew that he was going to turn out to be a sketchball, but it was a delicious reveal. (Our first clue that Caleb was going to have a secret? He's on this freaking show).
-Spencer: Oh boy. We had to save her for last. First, her parents are forcing her to go to a psychiatrist after they figure out part of what's going on with her, Melissa, and Ian. Spencer understandably doesn't like that her family thinks she's crazy, and her reaction only made them think she was crazier. Then she shared a hotel room, a cuddle, and a kiss with Toby. The police found out that she had a fling with Ian, and now Spencer is a "person of interest" in Alison's death. Poor Spencer! She knew this was coming though.
This was an episode focused on romantic relationships. Aria and Mr. Fitz got closer (darn). Emily and Paige had their thing, which ended because of Emily's honesty, for now. Toby and Spencer made significant strides, and Hanna gave it up to Caleb (dumb move, but we liked it). The twist on the end of the episode made it a nearly perfect weekly offering. Lots of drama and bad decisions, but we loved every second of it.
Our favorite part of the episode? The very end. They showed A watching a video of the girls watching the scene unfold at Spencer's house. A was literally eating popcorn and rewatching the video over and over. It was amazing.
Episode Grade: A-