Men of Rosewood: If you value life and limb, do not date one of the "Pretty Little Liars." That was basically the over-arching lesson of last night's episode of the ABC Family drama. Whether this also applies to women (i.e. Maya) is yet to be seen, as she was conveniently absent from the proceedings. Let's review the other rocky romances:
Spencer and Toby
Spencer, more than anyone, is a pro at sending mixed messages. Sure, she and Toby shouldn't be together, but that doesn't mean they can't make out in his pick-up truck on occasion, right? Wrong. A knows about their clandestine kissing, texting Spencer as much. So when Toby stops by the Hastings' to pick up his tools, and rings Spencer's cell, it's Emily who answers saying S is "unavailable at the moment." Smooth, Em. Toby returns later to dismantle the scaffolding around the barn, but A (sort of) beats him to it, loosening a screw which sends the supports (and Toby) tumbling. It's okay, though! He only has a concussion and a broken arm. But it's enough to spur Spencer to end things once and for all...in probably the most cowardly way ever. She has Emily (her official Toby liaison, apparently) tell him she's into someone else. Toby assumes its Dr. McGleamy (Wren) and splits from Rosewood. Forever?
Aria and Ezra
Recently-returned-to-Rosewood Holden is officially Aria's beard (and she his). But is he gay? That's the question, and the girls are pretty sure he is. Aria spies him checking out a girl, though, and isn't entirely convinced. She calls Ezra (on Emily's phone, natch) and leaves a message to meet her in front of the clock in Rittenhouse Square if he thinks there's any chance of them ever being together. (Of course, we already saw this moment on the Brooklyn Bridge in the "Sex and the City" movie, so we kind of knew it'd end happy.) Under the guise of a friendly get-together, Ella drives Aria and her beard into the city, where Holden goes on his way as Aria waits. And waits. And waits. All hope looks lost until, through the foggy mist, drives Ezra ready for a rain-drenched smooch that would make Nicholas Sparks proud.
(Oh, and if you're wondering, Holden isn't gay. But he is up to something...)
Hanna and Caleb
Caleb is able to retrieve more footage from A's cell phone, and it shows Ian and Ali in the woods, breaking to a bit of static before returning with Ian hiding the camera in Ali's room (right before Jenna and Garrett walk in). What does this all mean? The trio were not only in Rosewood the night of Ali's murder, BUT WERE IN THE VICTIM'S BEDROOM. Hanna decides things are getting too dangerous for Caleb (Officer Garrett was seemingly spying on him at a cafe, after all), so she takes the drive with the data and blends it into an electric smoothie. But that doesn't deter Caleb (who wisely saved a back-up copy on his computer), who appeals to Emily and Spencer to let him continue investigating. They agree, revealing the need-to-knows to Caleb but keeping Hanna in the dark.
Also worth a mention: The girls find evidence that A was terrorizing Ali before her death, and Noel Kahn is rebounding from Mona with Jenna. These will no doubt be important tidbits as we get closer and closer to learning A's identity.
Okay, "PLL" fans. What did you think of last night's episode? Did the TNA club kill Ali? What is Holden's secret? How long until Hanna finds out that Caleb's still investigating? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!