Spencer and Toby figure out 214 refers to a hotel room in which Jenna may or may not be devising evil plots(?). This leads to an overnight stakeout, which leads to Scrabble, which leads to kissing...duh. Meanwhile, Ashley figures out Caleb's been staying with them, so Hanna runs off to go camping with Caleb, where they wind up kissing...and more. Paige and Emily go on two dates, but Emily has no time for Paige's closeted shenanigans. When Ezra spends time helping Jenna with her writing, Aria decides to come clean about her part in Jenna's accident. And remember how they gave the bloody trophy to the police last week? Well, that put the PLLs on the police's radar and, with the help of Emily's old friend Garrett, the episode wraps with Spencer being named a person of interest in Alison's murder.
OK, so if last week's episode included some exciting kisses, this week's ramped up the love and romance. And the suspense. And the plot twists. This episode was, basically, amazing. But did the characters have time to worry about their clothes in the midst of all this delicious drama?
Well, I know my girl Spencer will never let me down. Even when things are going poorly, she's... wait a minute... are those... Uggs?
Well, she's been through a lot. She thought she found the murder weapon, she finally let the police know her suspicions about Ian, nobody but her BFFs believe a word she says. I guess I'd go with baggy pj's, Ugg boots, and unwashed hair, too.
Luckily, she sorts herself out quickly, putting on this hyper-preppy look, including necktie.
This, by the way, is the look she gets on her face when Toby asks if she's really comfortable wearing that jacket and tie overnight. Which is right before he offers her a set of pajamas. Which is right before... well...
Ahem. We'll get to Toby in a bit. (And I wonder if that tattoo is show-related, or something the actor has? And I wonder what it says??)
Aside from her Uggs moment, Spencer was as poised as ever in a grand return to her preppy style, including this military style jacket with epaulettes at the police station. This is a jacket that says, "Don't mess with me," even if her face is saying, "I am clearly lying to you right now."
Post-smoochies with Toby, Spencer returned home in a cute nautical-print tee and blazer... only to be carted off to the police station again. Still, at least she looks cute.
Also looking cute? Her surprising new love interest, Toby Cavanaugh (and his adorable new haircut!) For their stakeout of room 214, Toby started off in a cute corduroy jacket...
... then settled in for an evening of Scrabble in a cute denim cowboy shirt...
... then settled in for the evening in a pair of pajama pants. He let the moonlight be his shirt.
Now, Kate called Toby's abs as the outfit of the week. And so far, I think I have to agree. I love you Spencer, but Toby's clearly been doing sit-ups all season in preparation for this moment. Look how he wakes up:
"I think I'll have about 50 sit-ups for breakfast today, thanks."
Best stakeout partner EVER. Spencer, if you don't take him up on his offer to stay over for another stakeout, I don't know what's wrong with you.
Also kissing this week were the #2 trending topic on Twitter, Haleb!
Which half of Haleb has the prettier hair? I seriously don't know. Maybe after last week's shower extravaganza, they've been hanging out doing deep conditioning treatments together?
Hanna started things off with a kind of failed Gossip Girl knock-off blazer ensemble.
She is probably just too distracted by the abs running around her house to notice what she's putting on. That is her only excuse. Luckily, her perfect hair saves this outfit, which she wears for much of the episode.
And then, Hanna being Hanna, she put on her best lacy bodysuit over capri cargo pants to join Caleb on an overnight camping trip. It's almost like she knew something like this would happen...
It was hard to get a screencap, and I know you're distracted by the hottie on the left of this photo, but bear with me for a moment and look at what Hanna is wearing from the waist up. She is wearing a BLACK LACE BODYSUIT. On a CAMPING TRIP. I don't care how warm the weather is where you live, that is just not practical. I'm also not sure how practical that is for canoodling with Caleb in the tent, but I'll just trust Hanna is able to shimmy out of that one-piece with her usual style.
When she returns home in the morning, her hair is still magically perfect. And we see that she's covered up the lace bodysuit with her best approximation of camping attire.
The baggy shirt with the belt uselessly on the outside of the pants... I mean... what is she going for here, exactly? Then again, whatever. She's got perfect hair and Caleb living with her, so she can really wear whatever she likes... or does she have Caleb? WHO WAS HE TALKING TO AT THE END OF THE EPISODE? If he is playing Hanna, I will gladly join Ashley in destroying him.
Aw, no, I can't stay mad at that face. Caleb, never change. PS -- when did the guys on this show get to be almost as awesome as the girls? Remember those interchangeable douches from the first half of the season? Sean who? Noel what? Toby and Caleb mesh so much better than those guys ever did. Remember that terrible boyfriend Emily had at the beginning? So glad we're rid of him.
And now Emily gets to move onto new love interests, like Paige, who got to wear this sweater that I WANT!
I really, really like this outfit. Here's a closer look at the sweater that I NEED TO HAVE.
So cute. However, her outfit for her secret karaoke-bar date with Emily left much to be desired.
Paige, sweetie, I realize you're doing your best to shed your inhibitions but that shirt. Has got. To go. At first, I thought it was an off-the-shoulder top with visible bra straps underneath, but no. If you look closely, you can see that the straps are attached to the top. It's like the evil lovechild of a sportsbra and a pajama top. And you may be thinking, but what if she wore it with like, skinny jeans and boots, it could be a cute outfit, right?
We will never know, because this is how Paige finished off her look:
Is it a coincidence or conspiracy that all of the full-body shots of her in this outfit were either blurry or dark? Did the stylist realize what she'd done and the director had to try and hide as much of Paige's too-short denim mini and ill-advised cowboy boots as possible?
I love Emily so much, I just want for her to find the girl equivalent of Caleb/Toby. And Paige, with her off-key karaoke warblings and in-the-closet behaviour are just not that girl. I was so proud when Emily wouldn't put up with being Paige's secret girlfriend. And I was also proud when I saw this amazing outfit Emily was wearing this week.
Yes! This is how you do a deconstructed tee with jacket and jeans! Everything here is perfection - her shiny hair, her slouchy bag, the comfy jacket, and especially the supercute tank.
This is the flipside of Paige's ridiculous off-the-shoulder look. Emily's tee is casually cinched at the back and drapes perfectly over her jeans. Check out this side view:
You guys. I think I might have to give Emily her first-ever outfit of the week for this. For a girl who always wears a tee and jeans, she keeps finding new ways to keep it interesting.
I just hope she finds a girl who's worthy of her!