It’s spring cleaning at the church finally (they work on a two year cycle) and Pastor Ted has found the pen drive that Allie had of all of N.A.T’s nefarious activities. He decides to give it to Ashley, because Ella never called him back and he doesn’t know Aria’s her daughter*. Trying to cover up the gash on her leg and being fashion-forward at the same time is hardwork anyway and now Hanna has to worry about Jenna thinking she released videos of her they promised to keep secret. She tries to swipe it away before her mother finds out, but this is Ashley we’re talking about so that doesn’t go very far. And since Hanna’s been the most straight-forward with Jenna (remember the slap), she just lets Jenna know those videos are about to go into circulation again. Jenna oozed confidence even when she was (faux)blind, so for her to put on her shades down, to process this information behind the mask they provide, is a pretty powerful in its symbolism.
Emily is feeling guilty about the kiss she shared with Nate and hiding it from Paige. When she tells Paige about it, she thinks Paige is going to be mad at her; but Paige has evolved and she helps Emily make sense of what happened that night. She’s finally getting all these opportunities to mend her relationship with Emily, you can sense that her self-confidence grows each time she gets it right. It’s adorable. So when Spencer comes up to Emily saying that she fears Paige is a member of Team-A, based solely on Cece Drake’s word that Allie tortured her senseless and that gives her every reason to be, and also that one time when she tried to drown Emily; it’s no wonder Emily’s hearing none of it, because all A wants to do it tear them apart both physically and every other which way possible too.
Cece Drake needs all hands on deck for an event at her boutique and since Spencer owes her, she gets the Liars to come volunteer. Except Aria’s hunted down the lady Ezra knocked up and while Ezra hasn’t managed to find her in years, Aria manages the impossible within a few days since it’s no longer the 80’s and phones aren’t attached to cords in the wall anymore. Maggie turns out to be surprisingly well-adjusted for a woman who was paid to have an abortion and disappear, except she didn’t go through the abortion bit, so that’s half the truama gone right there. Aria considers breaking the news to Ezra with his birthday cake, but then reconsiders it when the old man tell her and his brother that he learnt how to use the nifty old device called the internet as well, found Maggie, had a lovely little chat with her, but didn’t mention any mini Ezra’s existence so you know all’s well in the apartment again.
Back at the boutique, Spencer (who may or may not have referred to Paige as a snake earlier) is locked inside a dressing room with one, and if this wasn’t one of the greatest shows ever, you wouldn’t have had the pleasure of watching THIS.
Hanna has a remarkably better experience in the changing rooms, Caleb not only manages to convince Ms. Marin to not let Officer Creepy have access to videos of the girls, but pretty much remembers her social etiquettes, gets Emily to come over to Cece’s shop. Spencer’s evidence sense is tingling extra hard after her encounter with the snake, and as soon as Emily is out of sight, she rummages through Paige’s bag. Incriminating evidence found, friendship lost; that is “A”s MO.
While Paige tells Emily about the hatred Allison bred inside her for her ownself, the torment she caused, it’s easy to see how raw and painful Paige’s actions were. It’s also lovely to see Emily has helped her heal (and they both continue to help each other heal) and what an ugly person Allison was.
Jenna makes cryptic warnings about the company Emily keeps and then skips town. Who does she keep going to? And why didn’t she drive herself this time?
The A-Team goes out for some juke-boxing. Clearly urbandictionary hasn’t updated itself.