Part 1 of 2: A Million Little Pieces of A
Spencer continues her downward spiral of hallucinations and withdrawal symptoms while being tormented by A/Don Corleone (another person famous for placing unwanted items in people's beds). Not so shockingly, her parents attempt to deal with it all by hiring a very attractive, very young man to live in the family's barn. #onlyinrosewood. In other news, Aria dumps EzrA's behind once and for all, Hannah goes on a date, and Detective Emily wears some pretty boring tanks while doing investigative work.
Spencer begins the episode in an acceptably preppy ensemble. The casual yet slightly curled pony tail works with the over-sized studs, checkered button-down, and black cardigan. For someone who believes they may be a murderer, girl seems to have pulled through.
But why the face? Did Spencer's mom just fling at insult? Actually, no. She asked if Spencer needed to bring anything to the drycleaners. Ugh, mothers. When will they stop getting involved in their children's lives? More importantly, what if A is hiding out at the cleaners?
The next day, Spencer appears wearing what is actually an appropriate outfit for school. Maybe she learned something in rehab, after all. Her Rosewood hair is shiny and flowing, and the orange dress pairs perfectly with the equestrian style belt. The denim jacket keeps the outfit school-casual.
Unfortunately, despite Spence's clear steps forward (at least fashion-wise), Mama Hastings isn't buying. Not only must she hand over her phone (cue the disgusted face above), but she now has a full time baby-sitter. We'll meet him in a sec.
Later that evening, Spencer heads to bed in some cute sweats. While they're no Jessica Day pajamas, they fit her well, and the checkered pattern has a little bit of prep to it. So far so good right?
NO! Poor Spence just can't catch a break. The confiscated phone, the hot baby-sitter, now someone is shoveling dirt into her bed! #rosewoodproblems. To be fair, A must be pretty clever to have entered Spencer's house unseen with a mound of dirt, as there are a number of people who seem to be constantly popping up when Spencer attempts to, you know, use the phone or some other such craziness.
Presenting Spencer's rehab counselor/babysitter. His look reminds me of Adam Brody's recent hippie-father character on New Girl. Is it possible for a sweater and t-shirt combo to look condescending? If so, this one does.
"I know you have a problem because you can't sleep. I heard you doing laundry late last night." Hmph, little do you know, dude.
I mean, peep this stance — Spencer Hastings will not be sidetracked by a hipster drug counselor living in her barn.
Possibly one of the most creepy PLL scenes to date takes place at the end of the episode, as Spencer looks out her window across at Alison's house and hallucinates that Ali's mother is standing behind her in the dark.
No worries, Spence, it's just your mind playing tricks on you...right?