As it was, the relationship was always stuck in neutral, never boasting the highs and lows of the other stormy affairs on the show. Sometimes, all a TV relationship needs to do is stir up some drama. That's definitely what the on screen pairing of Spencer and Caleb did, as these two characters didn't actually get together until the final season. There was an attraction between them and obvious chemistry between the actors, but there was one problem: Caleb was Hanna's biggest romantic interest in the series, making it all feel like a betrayal. Hanna and Caleb had been one of the most central couples of the whole show, and fans were shocked when they broke up during the timeskip.
Compounding the drama was Caleb's new relationship with Spencer-- the only time in the series two of the Liars went for the same person. This couple may not have lasted, but it gave the last season just the kick it needed. Relationships featuring the parents of high school main characters are always a tricky gambit for a television show, and they're made harder when there's crossover with the kids themselves.
Ella Montgomery fell into this trap when she went out with Zack, and later became engaged. Zack is soon written out of the show after that, which makes it seem like the whole point of his character was to complicate Aria's mom's dating life by being a creep. Aside from just being gross, this also felt useless to the show overall. We've mentioned this here before, but Jenna Marshall is one of the more manipulative people on a show full of manipulative people. Played by Tammin Sursok, Jenna radiated an aggressively selfish, vindictive energy that most normal characters on the show just tried to avoid.
One who didn't succeed was Toby Cavanaugh.
Toby was Jenna's stepbrother, and thus forced to spend time with her. This ended up being severely unpleasant, as Jenna coerced him into a relationship with her by saying she'd claim he forced himself on her if he didn't cooperate. Caleb and Hanna had been one of the primary relationships throughout the entire series, beloved by fans of the characters. While their romance may have hit some bumps in the road ill-planned spinoffs, certain friends named Spencer , fans always expected Hanna and Caleb to figure it out in the end.
It just wouldn't have made sense for the two to end up with anyone else, and having to work through some problems along the way only added to the final triumph. What's worse than an ongoing romance where a grown man dates his high school student?
Why, finding out that he also had a thing with her friend of the same age. Who was your favorite couple on Pretty Little Liars? Let us know in the comments! Unique lists featuring pop culture, entertainment and crazy facts. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. The most LOL-worthy things the Internet has to offer. A fresh take on sports: The only place to satisfy all of your guilty pleasures.
The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Pregnancy and parenting news, given to you in a way nobody else has. Despite beginning this romance with the most awkward double date in history, Aria had a fling with our favorite Rosewood villain when things were on pause between her and Ezra. We've gotta admit, their musical duet in The Perfect Storm was seriously beautiful.
Ben was Emily's jock boyfriend when we first met her in Rosewood. Ben used to tease his girlfriend when she and Maya first got close. Luckily, Toby Cavanaugh arrived just in time to push Ben away from her. Lucas was like a love-sick puppy when he fell for Hanna while she was dating Sean. Despite being head over heels for Hanna, he still drove Caleb back to Rosewood as he knew that Caleb was the one who made Hanna happiest. Hanna meets her there and shows her the jacket. Hanna asks if Emily left the jacket in Jenna's car.
Emily thinks A is responsible for it getting to the rummage sale and thinks maybe she saw more than just Jenna that night. Hanna leaves the hospital. Emily sees Wilden leave and immediately sends a text. Aria calls Emily and looks at the negatives. Emily looks up the drug from her flask and finds it's a sedative used to subdue aggressive patients and inmates. One of the side effects is memory loss and Emily realizes she was drugged that night.
The Remains of the "A". That night Aria and Hanna tells Emily and Spencer about Maya's site but they have no idea what the password is. After talking to Nate Emily goes over to Paige's house to tell her that she wants to explain the truth about what happened with her flask. Hesitantly, Paige agrees to meet her after school.
Hanna and Emily go to Noel's cabin to look around. They walk inside, not knowing that there is a security camera pointed on the location. Inside Noel's cabin, it is still messy from Noel's last party.
Emily says that there is no way that Maya would have wanted Emily to meet her here, but Hanna insists on looking around. In the cabin Emily and Hanna are trying to get out. Emily says there's no service but they think whoever locked them in has just left. Emily begins breaking windows and Hanna ends up getting a cut from the glass in her leg. Emily ties a scarf around Hanna's thigh and they are finally able to escape through a window. Outside they find a spray painted message from " A ": She won't go, so Emily calls Wren. The next day Paige casually asks Emily the next day about what she did last night.
Emily said that it was intense and says she and Nate 'mostly' just talked. Emily tells her mother that she is going out of town with Nate to avoid all the reporters hounding her about Garrett's trial. They are going to stay in a Lighthouse Rock Inn in Belmar. Her mother would rather have Emily stay home with family, but Emily says, "with Maya's family," and also mentions that Nate and Maya's parents will be there.
Spencer and Hanna are okay with Emily going out of town, thinking that a little trip will be good for her. At the Lighthouse Inn, Emily is woken up by a phone call from "A" presumably telling her, in a distorted voice: Emily heads out for fresh air, but Nate stops her. He gives her her jacket. Emily heads through the woods and tries to call the girls. However, she is stopped by Nate. She says that he scared her half to death, and he says, "Not really. Lyndon says that when he and Emily kissed, he thought that maybe he didn't have to hate Emily, but then Emily played him, like what Maya did.
He tells Emily that since she took Maya from him, he will take Paige from her and he pulls a gagged, sobbing, Paige from the closet, knife in hand. Emily snatches her phone as Lyndon gets ready to kill Paige. However, he gets a distraction as he hears footsteps right outside the inn. Emily takes the opportunity to run out through the back. This Is A Dark Ride. Em is seen having a nice lunch with Paige and questing her if she thought about getting help for her panic attacks, which she says she found someone.
Hanna then comes over and steals Em to ask her to spy on Caleb for, she agrees. As she is fixing to see who Caleb is with at a cafe, she gets a text and leaves, not seeing Paige. Em, along with Hanna, are seen on Spencer's bed talking about the "A" key. She and Hanna later go to Aria's house since they haven't heard from her all day. When they get inside, they go to Aria's room, when Meredith appears and tells the girls that she is in the basement. As they walk down the steps, Meredith shuts the door and locks them in.
They find Aria and grab Em a golf club after the basement door opens. Byron appears and tells the girls that he didn't kill Ali, but saw Melissa come outside, talking on her phone. Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno. Spencer is snappy and says she doesn't understand why they're still being loyal to Alison. Emily makes her read the portion that talks about Alison meeting with Toby after he was sent to juvie. Spencer starts to cry. She tells Emily that she and Toby broke up but she isn't ready to talk about it quite yet. Later the same day Emily meets with Dr. Sullivan suggests hypnotherapy to help her reframe the problem that is controlling her life.
Emily's up for it. What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted. Spencer tells her that she was just trying to get her spot on the Academic Decathlon back. Emily thinks that she was acting stupid and completely unlike herself, and threatens to ask Toby what happened.
Spencer tells Emily not to ask Toby what happened between them, and Emily is livid, not understanding why Spencer wouldn't want her to talk to Toby seeing as they're friends. Spencer says that she couldn't understand, but Emily is not allowing it. Spencer ends up storming upstairs to her room and slamming the door. She also admits to being worried about Paige having some sort of relationship with Shana. Out of Sight, Out of Mind. Will The Circle Be Unbroken? No body has been found in the woods and Dr.
Sullivan isn't convinced that Spencer saw what she thinks she saw. That night, Emily, Hanna, and Aria are in Hanna's kitchen. They are all cluing each other in on what they found out. Hanna discovers that Spencer is on the A-Team. They decide it all happened when Spencer was in Radley. Crash and Burn, Girl! The Guilty Girl's Handbook. The Mirror Has Three Faces. Bring Down the Hoe. Who's In The Box? Sign In Don't have an account?
Do you like this video? This article is about Emily Fields, a TV show character. You may be looking for Emily Fields Book Character. Contents [ show ]. Pilot The show begins with footage of the night Alison DiLaurentis disappeared. The lights had gone out before Alison had scared them by sneaking up on the other girls in the barn's doorway. They had laughed and joked about it and sipped the drink Alison brought them. Aria had woken up, followed by Hanna and Emily, to find Ali and Spencer missing. Spencer had returned to let the other girls know that Ali was missing and that she heard a scream.
One year later, at high school , Emily is surprised to see Aria, who was away in Iceland for a year. Emily fills Aria on what she missed while away, including the fact that the other three girls, her former friends, Hanna , Spencer and Emily have all disbanded since Alison's death. In the meantime, the formerly chubby, gawky Hanna, has become the new Queen Bee, alongside formerly nerdy sidekick Mona , who has had a glam makeover of her own.
In English class, Emily picks up on the weirdness between Mr. Emily discusses Aria's return home with her own mother, Pam , who is clearly judgmental and controlling as a mother, as she makes a comment about the pink streak Aria used to sport in her hair and no less, the fact that her mother used to let her "walk around like that. Germain's, the new family that moved into the neighborhood and into Alison DiLaurentis' home. While there, Emily meets the St. Germain's daughter, a spunky girl named Maya , and helps her move boxes into her new home. Both girls say they have boyfriends, but Maya kisses Emily as she leaves.
Maya is even persuasive enough to get Emily to try smoking weed for the first time. After school, the next day, Maya and Emily go for a walk, and Emily shares her thoughts about Alison and her disappearance. It is hard for Emily to see the tributes people left for Alison being loaded from the curb in front of Maya's house, into a dumpster. The next day in the school's gym locker room after swim practice, Emily finds a note from " A " letting her know that she is aware of her previous day's kiss.
Spencer closes her locker nearby, where she has just changed into her field hockey uniform, and sees Emily staring into space. She asks if everything is okay, but Emily denies that anything is wrong. At night, Emily notices police cars to Maya's house, where ambulances are flanking the street, and it seems the whole town has come out to watch what's going on. She runs toward Maya's front steps, terrified that something happened to Maya.
But Maya comes to greet her, seemingly fine. She lets Emily know that Alison has been found, and Emily is excited until Maya tells her that it is her body that has been found. A stretcher with a body bag atop it is then wheeled past where they are standing. The next day, a funeral service is held in Rosewood's local church. There, Jessica DiLaurentis greets the Liars and thanks them for coming. They all sit together, among hundreds of attending townspeople and reporters. At the service, Hanna offers her hip flask to the other girls, and they share the fact that they have all received messages from "A.
He lets them know that Alison's police case is no longer a missing person's case, but a murder mystery. Eerily, he lets the girls know that he will be reviewing their statements and watching them Their biggest fear is " The Jenna Thing " being revealed. They also discuss their fears that "The Jenna Thing" will be revealed, but Spencer believes that no one knows the truth about their carefully guarded secret.
Hanna pours some liquid from her hip flask into her beverage to her friends' disapproval. Spencer reveals that Alison had confided in her that she had been dating someone that summer, an older boy who had a girlfriend, but Alison never told her who. Just then, the girls cringe as they hear a tapping sound, instinctively knowing that blind Jenna Marshall has entered with her walking stick. They silently get up and leave.
Emily's feelings for her new neighbor Maya grow deeper as the two start hanging out more. Maya flirts obviously with Emily, telling her she wants to drink from Emily's cup when Emily offers her a drink. Maya comes over to Emily's House to visit Emily on her porch. She apologizes for not showing up to the funeral to support her, but Emily is completely understanding. Maya is finding it hard to adjust to living in Alison's house, with more of her stuff constantly reappearing. They are giving each other a hug when Pam walks over and cheerfully meets Maya, though she's a little taken aback when Maya hugs her.
She invites Maya to sleep in Emily's room, sympathizing with Maya about living in the former DiLaurentis house right after a body was found in the backyard. Maya and Emily walk over to Spencer, who is outside practicing her field hockey shots, as she is vying for varsity captain.
She meets Maya, who awkwardly refers to Alison as "dead girl," but apologizes and moves on. They invite Spencer to join them for coffee, but she is too focused on her practice. At Emily's locker, Ben tries to force kisses out of Emily, perhaps as proof of her interest, and Emily tries to back away, staring longingly at Maya across the hall.
Emily lets Ben know that Maya is staying at her place, and Ben seems okay about it. Just then, an announcement is made over the loudspeaker, calling Emily, Aria, Spencer and Hanna to the principal's office. The girls are slightly panicked, and a mocking text from "A" doesn't help their nerves any.
At the office, Darren Wilden interrogates the girls about Alison DiLaurentis' disappearance, reviewing their stories with great skepticism that he makes sure to show.
The girls answer unanimously, but he is sure that they are lying all the same, claiming that they're story sounds rehearsed. At lunch, the girls fret that their lies will get them in trouble. They try to rationalize that the secret they are hiding is unconnected to Ali's murder, but at the same time, their secret reveals that Ali had enemies, people who could have potentially wanted to hurt her.
Almost on cue, Jenna walks into the lunch room, the tapping sound of her walking cane unmistakable. Aria invites Jenna to sit with the girls in the cafeteria, and so, the five of them share the most awkward lunch ever, as Jenna notes the dead silence on the part of the girls and the fact that Alison is no longer with them. They all flashback to the accident that blinded Jenna. In the flashbacks it is revealed that one night when the girls were trying on clothes, Alison spotted someone spying on them, and she claimed it was absolutely Toby Cavanaugh.
Immediately after this, Alison hatched a plan to drop a stink bomb in his garage. Emily and Aria tried to back out, while Hanna and Spencer also shared their reservations, but Ali was adamant that someone spying on them must be taught a lesson. Alison had then ignited the stink bomb, opened the door of the garage, and tossed it inside. But the prank went terribly wrong as the garage caught on fire, and Alison saw too late that someone - Jenna - was inside.
As a result, Jenna was permanently blinded from the accident, and Alison made sure that Toby falsely took the blame for it. Later at night, Maya and Emily share Emily's bed. They sleep snugly together until "A" sends Emily a text startling her by letting her know that she's aware of the budding romantic relationship. He teases the girls about their 'lesbian pajama party,' clearly insecure about his own relationship with Emily and threatened by Emily's relationship with Maya.
Maya brushes it off, but Emily is embarrassed and upset. When Maya leaves the car, Emily forcefully kisses Ben so as to prove herself. But when Ben's jock friends start pounding on the car and talking up Ben for his manhood, Emily groans and leaves. Hanna is there just in time to support her friend and make snide remarks to the jocks to make them go away. She escorts her friend into school. At home, Emily tries to tell her mother about her feelings about questioning her sexuality, but her mother totally misreads her daughter's intent.
She takes Emily's insecurity as not being okay with the aftermath of Ali's murder. She recommends that Emily and her friends do something to properly commemorate Alison's death in order to find closure. Later, Emily is sitting by herself in a restaurant. She looks down at her bracelet and flashes back to the aftermath of The Jenna Thing, when Alison had bought the other Pretty Little Liars friendship bracelets with their names on them. Alison had given the girls the bracelets in the same restaurant in which Emily is not sitting.
At the time, she had even suggestively asked Emily to tie hers for her. The girls decide to erect a memorial for Alison. They decide to do it in the woods, near The Kissing Rock, where they used to hang out with Ali. When Emily and Spencer bring up Darren Wilden, that creepy detective, Hanna goes silent, clearly upset. The girls don't pick up on that though, but they think Hanna is crazy when she mentions that she thinks Ali is still alive. Just then they hear someone in the forest and a few seconds later, all four phones buzz with a new text from "A" telling them she's hunting them. At school, Emily ties up her bike, and Maya walks over to say hi.
Ben then comes over, forcefully kissing Emily, who tries to push him away. Ben mentions Noel's party, and Emily invites Maya to come; she accepts. After swim practice, Ben sneaks up on Emily in the girls locker room and tries to assault her. She tries to push him off nicely, but he gets aggressive, almost violent.
Just then, Toby barges in and wordlessly pushes Ben off of Emily. He pounds Ben into the locker until he bleeds, while Emily screams for him to stop. When Ben asks if Toby is the reason she's not into him as much, she tells him to get over himself; it's over. Emily goes to Noel's party with Maya. Sean is playing foosball with his friends, including Ben. When Ben hears Hanna call out to Emily, he shoots up his bruised head and expresses his surprise at her coming.
She replies that she didn't come for him, totally dissing him, and walks away. Emily joins the other liars and they discuss Toby's return and his saving Emily. They make it clear that they don't trust him, and then they break, as Maya pulls Emily away to check out the photo booth Emily and Maya slip into the photo booth and pose in fun, then sexual poses for the camera, eventually sharing a lip-lock. Someone takes the printed photos before they can get to it, though, and Emily is worried, while Maya just shrugs.
After the party, Maya drives Emily home to her house, where she spots Toby sitting on his porch steps alone. She sees him fiddling with motorcycle parts and approaches him. Not quite sure how to state it, she thanks him for saving her in the locker room from Ben. Toby smiles back silently. The next day, the girls reconvene in the woods to memorialize Alison in the shed they used to play in. Spencer lets the other girls know that Alison had something on Toby, besides him being a supposed Peeping Tom.
The other girls are surprised to find this information out from her so much after the fact. The girls change their minds and decide to pick a more public place for the memorial. They hear something with them in the forest, again, and this time they all run as soon as they hear it. The person gets away, but they do find the same friendship bracelet Alison was wearing the night she disappeared, perhaps planted by whoever was in the forest with them.
Going along with their new plan, the girls map out the details of Alison's new memorial park bench. Spencer then comes up with the idea of "A-proofing. The girls also appreciate the view when Mr.
Fitz rides buy on his bicycle, wearing shorts; Aria is silently mortified when they comment on his legs. Just then, a crunched up missing Alison flier blows towards them with a celebratory remark about her death. At school, Maya gives Emily a scarf, which she puts on shyly and takes off soon after the other girls compliment her on it. She lies about it being new, feeling uncomfortable, thinking the whole world knows who it's from and why. Emily then heads to her chemistry class, where she sees Toby standing alone. He lets her know that he's transferring to her chemistry lab, then comments on the scarf that she is no longer wearing and compliments her on it.
To Emily's chagrin, the chemistry teacher assigns Toby as her lab partner, and Emily lies that she is okay with it. When Emily opens her lab book, she is shocked to find the photo of her and Maya kissing from Noel's cabin party. She shuts it immediately, hoping no one else saw it.
Did Toby see it? After school, Emily approaches Maya at the restaurant where she works, showing her the photos from the party. She asks Maya if she slipped them into her lab book, but Maya denies it. Emily asks again, and Maya is offended by Emily's accusing tone and the fact that she is clearly ashamed of the pictures, as if showing them is a bad thing. Maya had wanted to admire the pictures; instead, she goes back to work, affronted. The next day, Ezra begins his English class. An awkward class discussion ensues over a character's hypocrisy in the assigned novel they are reading, To Kill a Mockingbird.
When one student named Sperling speaks up, Ezra jumps down his throat, accusing him of not attempting to understand the book, while defending Aria's statement. Eventually, he comes to his senses, but Spencer and Emily seem to pick up on the awkward tension. After class, Toby is seen opening his locker. A ton of shaving cream falls out, and some guys are heard laughing loudly in the background, the perpetrators of the prank.
Emily watches silently before turning around. That night, while walking outside her house, Emily rips up the photos of her and Maya kissing and places them deep in the dumpster. Toby catches sight of her and strikes up a conversation. Emily asks Toby if he saw the pictures in her lab book. It seems that he has, but Toby says he's cool with her not wanting people to know.
Toby uses it as a teaching moment to speak to Emily about not being the person people want you to be, but being the person you want to be. Next, Emily meets with Maya and, inspired by Toby's words, apologizes to Maya about the way she treated her. Emily asks her for space, and Maya agrees, telling her that she cares about Emily and therefore will wait.
Spencer sends an S. It is sent in a text to Hanna as an attachment. The girls reveal that they have unblocked their phones. They then go upstairs and open the closet to find the lipstick that was used to write the message on the vanity - Aria thinks it is the same shade of red that Jenna wears. In chemistry lab, Emily asks Toby where he was the night before slightly suspicious that he might be "A".
He replies that he was at The Grille doing homework, where he normally studies to get away from Jenna and her noisy machines. Emily appreciates Toby's artwork on his lab notebook. They discover they have the same taste in music and agree to meet later at The Grille. Emily and Toby are scheduled to meet, but when Emily arrives at the cafe, she sees Spencer and Hanna. Too embarrassed to socialize with Toby in front of them, she reluctantly blows him off.
They fill Emily in on the Jenna lipstick situation. Later, the waitress hands Emily the mixed CD Toby has left for her. Hanna, believing that Maya made it for her, encourages Emily not to bullied by pursuing a non-conventional relationship. However, Emily takes this to heart regarding Toby. Later the next day at the Grille, an upset Toby tries to ignore Emily when she comes to sit with him, but gives in when she presents him with a mix CD of her own. She apologizes for blowing him off, and he accepts. While discussing their plans for homecoming dance, the girls open their fortune cookies to find another prank from "A" notes cluing them into the fact that he or she will be attending homecoming as well.
At school, Maya and Emily aren't very warm towards each other either; Maya says she isn't going to homecoming, but at least the girls agree to hang out at some point. Next, Toby surprises Emily with tickets to Homecoming. At the dance, Toby and Emily arrive at the door. Emily calms Toby who is nervous about making an appearance; when they finally do, the other PLLs, not to mention Maya, are not thrilled. Emily is particularly surprised by Hanna's reaction, as she had seemed so supportive of Emily following her heart.
Hanna then confesses that she had thought Emily was referring to Maya, but before they can continue their conversation, Toby appears. Then, Emily approaches Maya and accuses her of saying something to Hanna, who gets offended by Emily's attitude and defensively insists that Hanna had said something to her. She accuses Emily of not being okay with who she is and confirms her suspicions when Emily can't look her in the eye and deny her feelings for Maya. Toby picks up on Emily's hurt and realizes that he isn't Emily's first choice of a homecoming date. Later, Toby whisks Emily away to the Chem Lab to confide in her privately about his big secret.
Just then, Emily receives a text message claiming that Toby killed Alison, making her more and more unsettled. As Toby tries to explain, she pushes him into the cabinet of beakers, injuring him badly before hurting herself as she runs away and trips on the train of her dress, hitting the hard floor and falling unconscious. Toby drives an unconscious Emily to the hospital and drops her off at the emergency room.
The next day, Emily is back inside her room, recovering from her wounds. Aria and Spencer come to visit and quickly inform her of Toby's sordid past with stepsister Jenna to keep her from contacting him again. Emily does not quite believe that Toby killed Alison and had intended to kill her as well. Why take her to the ER if he meant to kill her? It seems that Emily thinks that she was injured due to Toby attacking her, and not from tripping on her dress as she had run away from him. However, she hadn't admitted her belief to the police. Hanna comes over next, while Spencer and Aria try to convince Emily to come forward to the police.
Hanna whips out Toby's psychological profile from her pocket; she had tried to return it, but when she arrived at the office, she saw cops looking for that very piece of evidence! While Hanna and Emily are alone, Emily finds out from Hanna why she had thought Maya would have been her date to the dance. Hanna confesses that she saw the picture of them kissing and finds out in turn from Emily why she went with Toby and not Maya.
Emily admits that she's afraid of everything changing.
Will The Circle Be Unbroken? D" with a mask—attacks her. Although uninvited, the other girls follow, suspicious of the detective's shadiness. Sean dated Hanna for part of season one, before breaking things off in Careful What U Wish 4 after he felt dissed because she was dancing with Lucas instead of him. Suddenly, the image changes so as to make Alison look like the devil, with fire around and peeling black eyes. Inside, she finds a "Go Sharks" beaded bracelet— just like the ones Alison gave the girls. Hanna is annoyed at the question and compares Emily to Dr.
Interestingly, Emily is the winner of a Toyota Corolla from the dance's raffle. Later, still recovering from her head trauma, Emily awakes to find a surprise visitor: Jenna, along with her seeing eye dog, Shadow, pretending to be there only to deliver Emily some cookies. After all, she did keep quiet about what she knew of Emily and her friends blinding her.
She claims that she is doing it because she cares about Toby, but perhaps she is just trying to protect her own reputation. Emily tries to contact her friends to make sure they keep the file, but Pam sits herself down in Emily's room, hoping to spend some quality time with her daughter. She takes Emily's phone, completely thwarting Emily's attempts.
They get into an argument about Toby and whether he can be trusted; Emily tries to defend him, but her mother is livid that Emily dated him behind her back. When Pam presses Emily for details about the night before, she firmly insists that she needs sleep, ending their discussion. At school, Spencer tells Emily that the file no longer exists. Aria threw it into the river behind the woods.
Later, Jenna approaches Emily at her locker, and Emily lets Jenna know that the file has been "taken care of. Emily approaches Maya and honestly lets her know that she cares about her. She also tells her that she is okay knowing that the photographs of them are about to go public. A day later, Emily discovers cops in front of the Cavanaugh house, with a shaken Jenna in tears. She sees a smashed up motorcycle, but is too afraid to ask if Toby is alive. While processing this news with her friends, she receives a text from "A": The memorial sparks memories of a summer day that the girls had spent lounging by the shore of the lake.
Ironically, the girls had spoken about immortality and the fantasy of living in this moment forever. Alison had said that one could attain that only by dying young and leaving behind a beautiful corpse. Getting into it, Alison had romanticized how fabulous it would be to die in a mysterious way. At school, things progress with Maya and Emily as well, as Emily musters the courage to ask Maya out on a date for dinner and a movie.
More good news for Emily is that her father's unit in Afghanistan is returning to the United States, meaning that Wayne is coming home. After a few days, at school, Spencer and Emily talk to Jason about Alison and the memorial. Detective Wilden and some other police officers rummage through Toby's locker. Clearly, they have received a search warrant. Jason walks over to frazzle Detective Wilden and accuse him of having zero leads in the murder investigation. Desperate to defend himself, Darren reveals that Toby had called Alison the night she disappeared.
Jason tries to appear impassive, but the girls are stunned by this detail. That night, Emily remembers more of Alison's snide remarks that memorable summer day. As she puts on Maya's gift scarf on before the mirror, she recalls how Alison had commented on the pair of Noel and Prudence heading to where assumed was The Kissing Rock. She had matter of factly informed Emily that people had gone there to kiss for hundreds of years. She then looked Emily daringly in the eyes and asked her who she would like to take to The Kissing Rock. Emily had just smiled shyly while staring back.
It isn't long before the two of them start making out during the film. As they wait with bated breath and anxiousness as to what she will say, or worse yet, spill - in the end, she offers quite possibly the kindest words for their dearly departed friend. After the memorial, Jason stops by Spencer's house to thank the girls.
Knowing what Spencer has told them, the girls are now wary of him, but they do accept his gift - the "Alison" friendship bracelet Alison had been wearing the day of her death. The girls quickly realize that the beaded "Alison" bracelet that they had found must have been a fake, fashioned by someone like "A.
She gets an ominous text from "A" about burying things. The next day, at school, the liars are in the library, preparing for their SATs. Soon, they all run into Detective Wilden bearing shocking news: The girls cover for Emily without knowing why. They lie about Emily's whereabouts the night before and claim that she was studying with them, although they are weirded out by Emily's secretiveness about what she was really doing, when even they don't know the truth.
The girls wait in the library before the exam, and Emily gets a text from "A" that sends her on a hunt for the book "Great Expectations" in the library. Seeing the book makes her flash back to when Alison had been reading the same novel one day alone in the library. Emily had joined her on the floor, and had revealed her dream that Jenna could see again, and Alison had said something to the effect of "that's why I love you, Emily.
Quite fittingly, Emily had then leaned in to kiss Alison, expressing her own love of the same nature. Alison had actually smiled in return. Back in real time, Emily finds the personal love letter she had written to Alison the summer she went missing. While reading it, Emily remembers when she had been in the locker room with Alison alone.
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Alison had been changing; she had removed her towel and stood there topless, forcing Emily's already attentive eyes to stare. Later, Emily had kissed her neck. Alison immediately turned on her, feigning shock and cruelly let Emily know that their kiss meant nothing more to her than practice for "the real thing. Defeated and humiliated, Emily nevertheless remained, showcasing Alison's control over her friends. Detective Wilden secretly confiscates Emily's belongings and corners her in the locker room, where the students are supposed to be congregated for safety reasons; he forces her to report to a classroom for questioning.
Although uninvited, the other girls follow, suspicious of the detective's shadiness. There, he accuses Emily of trashing Alison's memorial and even casts aspersions as to whether she murdered Alison. He pulls out the detached pieces of Alison's memorial and exposes Emily's letter to her friends. Flustered, Emily confesses that she loved Alison as more than a friend, but never intended any harm towards her. She felt bad about the mean things she wrote in that letter and went to Alison's memorial seeking closure and forgiveness.
By the time she arrived, it had already been vandalized, and she took the figurines from the statue in her bag because they were the only pieces of the memorial that weren't broken. Just then, Veronica walks in, outraged that the girls' safety has been compromised when they should be in the locker room during this storm. She gives Detective Wilden a piece of her mind and blasts him for trying to interrogate minors without an adult present; doesn't he know anything they say would not be admissible in a court of law?
The girls are quick to chime in and exclaim the absurdity of accusing sweet Emily of murdering Alison, never mind stealing her bag without a search warrant. It seems that Detective Wilden will be off the case. A few days later, Mona hand delivers invitations for her camping birthday party on Saturday to select friends in the school hallway. Of course, Hanna plans to go, but the rest of the girls are not planning to attend Mona's party, not caring for attitude-driven Mona all that much. They apologize to Hanna, but then "A" sends a message that she will also be in attendance and that the party is a scavenger hunt for her.
Next, the girls are called to the principal's office, once again, for questioning by the police.