Kate arrives in Rosewood and goes to the Liars’ school. Spencer sees Kate and recognizes her from somewhere. Eventually, Spencer remembers that Kate went to summer camp with her when they were younger. Kate confronts Spencer and asks if Spencer is “going to tell” and asks Spencer what she wants. Kate even offers Spencer money to keep her mouth shut. She wants to keep it a secret because Kate got bitten all over her face by bugs, and Spencer has a picture of her looking ugly. Spencer threatens to show people the picture if Kate is mean to Hanna, and it’s awesome.
Hanna is upset that her friends seem to be shutting her out. Really, they are still hacking A’s phone with Caleb. On the phone, they find a picture of a fake I.D. belonging to Alison. On the I.D., Alison’s hair is dark brown. Alison used to pretend to be someone else. She also liked Vladimir Nabokov. Of course she did. Hanna whips out a copy of Lolita that she borrowed from Ali. In the book was a claim check. Spencer called the number on the check and asked if she could claim her item. The man on the phone called her by Ali’s pseudonym on the I.D. and let Spencer know that she could pick the object up. So the Liars are about to find yet another clue.
Hanna gets a text from A telling Hanna to stop Caleb from doing his tech thing. If Hanna doesn’t stop Caleb, A says she/he will tell the police about Mrs. Marin’s stealing. Hanna tells Caleb about the threat. Caleb thinks the threat came from Jenna, so he goes to Jenna’s to confront her. Garrett sees and questions Caleb in front of Jenna’s house. Jenna is not home, and now Garrett is suspicious of Caleb.
Byron gets Ezra a promotion that would cause Ezra to move to New Orleans. When both Aria and Holden’s plan fall through, they actually spend a date together. Aria sees bruises on Holden’s body and he brushes off her questions. We smell an underground fight club. Holden is so much more interesting than boring old Ezra and his boring old geezer clothes. Aria suggests to Ezra that they melt Byron's glacier self by "generating more heat." Gross. And inappropriate. Who wants to think about their father when they're talking sexy with their boyfriend?
Spencer cries over Toby, and it’s sad. Noel is still dating Jenna, so the Liars have decided that Noel is “A’s eyes” and they hate Noel for it. Emily’s mom comes back to Rosewood and offers to take Emily and Maya to dinner. Maya acts like a huge, awkward bitch. She keeps bringing up pot and the Bible camp she was sent off to. One of us holds grudges but still doesn’t feel bad for Maya. Yeah, Maya has a reason to hate Emily’s mom, but she could have tried to grab the olive branch, for Emily’s sake. Maya redecorates Emily’s bedroom to make it up to her. Maya tells Emily she loves her and Emily returns the sentiment. Then they make out and lie on top of each other in Emily’s bed.
At the end, A sent everyone in the high school a naked picture of Kate in the locker room and set it up to look like Hanna sent it. Whoa. Poor Hanna. Ern also feels bad for Kate. Kate is the worst, yes, but that would be so horrifying. If everyone in Ern’s school saw her naked teet, Ern would vomit. Too far, A. Too far. (Sidenote: really? A naked breast is too far, but MURDER isn't? Ern is weird).
Nothing really happened in this episode. It’s filler if there ever was filler. However, it’s cool seeing Hanna open up to Caleb about the A situation (which one of us thinks is a pretty big deal). We would fear for his life, but he’s been promoted to series regular for season three. (Thanks, commenter who showed us that story). He will probably just ALMOST die now. Only seven more episodes until we know who A is!
Episode grade: B-