Part 1 of 3: Dear Aria
Sure, we thought A wasn't messing around before, but in this episode, A took it to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL. I don't know which is worse... A kidnapping Ezra's son and "impersonating" Allison? A framing Caleb's father as a thief of a church bell? A killing Toby or faking Toby's death? Or A turning Spencer into A??? There are so many questions but one thing is for sure. There's no effing way any of us are gonna feel better until Spencer brushes her hair and throws on an Anthropologie dress. Gray sweaters, Ugg slippers and a fake psycho persona just ain't gonna cut it anymore.
So, we're pretty much exactly where we left off.
What anyone in a 5-foot radius of her would do for a hairbrush. Or a trash can. And a match.
Unfortunately, the girls' first priority before taking her to a hair salon or a Spencer's Radley clothing burning ceremony is simply getting Spencer out of Radley. They come dressed pretty fantastically and I'm not just saying that because they're sitting next to Miss Hot Mess over here.
First off, I actually LIKE Aria's outfit. Which is nuts because she's wearing a tanktop over a long-sleeve and, like, didn't we stop doing that in the 90s? But the retro print on her tank is so cute that I just have to let the horrendous layering slide. Also, she's wearing ONE accessory. ONE. Oh girl, you're starting to grow on me...
Of course, we can't see her fingers. And let's be real, Aria leaving the house without statement rings is equivalent to normal people leaving the house without their ID. NOT POSSIBLE.
Even Emily isn't doing so badly, bringing in a little color with this cute red leather jacket:
Hanna continues the girls' well-dressed streak ONLY because the table covers her pants. Because she's wearing GOLD PANTS, people. And yeah, they're JUST (if not more) as offensive as they sound.
The girls tell Spencer that the body in the woods WASN'T Toby's. To which, Spencer's all, "Do you think I'm an idiot or something?"
Seriously. There's one thing all of us can be sure of: Spencer Hastings ain't no idiot.
Speaking of idiots:
After telling Rosewood High's principal that she and Ezra aren't together anymore, Aria tells Ezra that they should be careful to not be seen together. Good advice that Ezra ignores. Of course. We're talking about the guy who's all about statutory rape and stuff.
This episode, however, I'm right alongside Ezra as one of Aria's biggest fans. Not only is she showing a glimpse of commonsense but she's also rocking this adorable military jacket. Kind of perfect grown-up attire for a teenage girl dating a guy in his twenties.
Then she takes the jacket off and it's all sayonara "grown-up" and aloha "Orla Kiely."
Consciously ignoring the Paige/Lesbian-inspired vest, I cannot deal with how cute this automobile-print blouse is. Seriously. I would do ungodly things to get my hands on this blouse. This blouse and I are going to go to Cabo and get married and have lots and lots of half-Korean half-blouse babies.
And Emily's weird leather knit top is NOT invited.
Wren comes to visit Spencer at Radley and, despite wearing what he always wears (print tie, prof's blazer), looks pretty damn good.
I mean, even Spencer combed her hair for him: