Gasping. Screaming. Crying. That was us last night while watching Pretty Little Liars‘ “Misery Loves Company” episode. Gasping because of what could’ve happened to Hanna. Screaming at the TV because these girls still don’t know how to deal with crazies yet. (It’s the third season, ladies!) And crying because, well… SPOBY! So many feels. See what we’re talking about, then tell us which of the four had it worst in the comments.
1. What happened with Hanna? She thinks she has an interview with the biggest designer in Philadelphia. Instead, it turns out to be an elaborate setup by “A” to get Hanna alone in a room full of unclothed mannequins. Though, nothing really happens other than “A” pushing the faceless figures at her, thereby knocking her down, and sending her a text saying next time they’ll take her face off. Something to that effect. Oh, but at least the assailant dropped a key — with the letter “A” on it, nice — in the process, which Hanna then gives to Spencer for safekeeping.
2. What happened with Emily? Before Hanna was attacked, she asked if Emily could spy on Caleb after school. So, while Hanna was off on her “interview,” Emily followed Caleb to a cafe. But just before she found out who he was meeting up with, she, of course, receives a text about the Hanna plot, so she bounces before finding out any info. If she had stayed just a few more seconds, she would’ve seen that Caleb was actually meeting up with her own girlfriend, Paige, to discuss how to take “A” down to save their loves. Aww! OK, we might like Paige now. Caleb was always a given, but she’s starting to be not-so-sketchy in our book, too.
3. What happened with Aria? She still has “the flu” and Meredith’s been kind enough to help nurse her back to health using her special tea (a.k.a. poison. OK, not poison, but enough drugs to keep Aria unconscious). While Aria’s konked out, Meredith takes her phone, locks her in her room and scrounges to find the diary pages — which Meredith physically handed Aria in the last ep, so WTF? — so she could destroy the evidence that Byron had seen Alison the night of her murder. By the time Daddy Montgomery comes home, Aria’s locked in her basement with Hanna and Emily, and Meredith’s telling him she was trying to protect him. Umm… the girl drugged his daughter. That’s a whole new kind of crazy! Anyway, Byron admits to Aria that he did see Ali the night she went missing, but he left her alive and well when Melissa came outside. And Aria believes him. Do you?
4. What happened with Spencer? The feelings are starting to come back, you guys. The heart-wrenching, pain-in-the-stomach type of feelings. While preparing to surprise Toby for their one-year anniversary, Spencer stumbles across this:
It’s his fake employee ID for Radley Sanitarium. Ya know, where Mona was put away. So, rather than stay at his loft, Spencer goes back to her house where she catches a black-hooded Toby in the act of trying to steal that “A” key Hanna passed off to her. Just to get through this quickly, he asks how long she’s known, she shows him the Radley card, slaps him, he runs out, yadda yadda yadda… At the end, we see her outside of his place, crying and asking for some sort of explanation. Only he’s not inside; a hooded Mona listening to classical music and drinking wine is on the opposite side of the door…