1. What happened with Aria? Aria was MIA the majority of this episode (she was at her first day on the job as Laurel’s photo assistant while her BFFS were at parties), but we got a big revelation about Ezra this week. After Aria finds wads of cash in Ezra’s sock drawer, she, rightfully so, freaks the eff out, and when she confronts him about it later, he says that he got the money from selling his grandfather’s old car. He’s a poor, unemployed teacher, so Aria totally felt bad for him. But we can’t help but think he’s hiding something. Could that be the $50,000 Jason gave him as the ransom money?!
2. What happened with Hanna? Hannah’s evening was spent at the party that the church threw for all the clothing drive volunteers, and she decides to bring Toby as her date. He willingly accepts (because he clearly doesn’t know what Hanna and Spencer were really hiding from him..until the end of the episode where he figured it all out). But while at the party, Wilden pretty much corners her in the church and is super creepy, telling her that the note that she left earlier that day at the hospital with Garrett’s mom — she and Spencer took the “April Rose” note and put in a fake one — was handed into the police for questioning. Just one question though. How the HECK did they get into a hospital room in the ICU? Isn’t there this thing called security?!
3. What happened with Emily? It seems like in every episode, Emily remembers more and more about what happened that drunken night at Alli’s grave. And this week’s revelation came while at a diner at an a random address where Emily supposedly had to “pick up a bag that she checked” (whatever that means). She gets blurred memories of a guy with a wrist tattoo who she apparently hung out with at that very diner, and later, while at the church party, finds out that it was Holden who had that very same tattoo. It’s temporary, though, and he said it was to get into a club, but he said that Maya had one too. Um….what?!
4. What happened with Spencer? Spencer and Jason are all chummy these days, both still angry at her mom for taking on Garrett’s case. Spencer shows Jason the note from the hospital (“April Rose has the proof’), and they discover an antique shop named April Rose. Spencer finds a charm bracelet on a mannequin that she remembers belonged to Alli, so they buy it (for $400 buckaroos since it was technically just a display piece) and bring it to the cops for questioning. Spencer’s dad later reveals that the cops have been looking for that bracelet for 2 years because it has blood on it — blood of Alli and blood of, supposedly, whoever the killer is. But, according to that bracelet, Garrett isn’t the killer because the blood samples didn’t match. Oh, and then Spencer’s dad tells her that the judge threw out the case because there is no evidence. And then she cries into a pillow. Inconsolably.
So, who had the worst night? Do you think Garrett is really innocent? Is Ezra hiding something?