‘Pretty Little Liars’ Recap: Emily Remembers as Spencer Hits the Bottom (VIDEO)

'PLL' Recap: Baby Secrets
Ezra finds out about his son while we learn more info about Ali.
While Emily (Shay Mitchell) seemed to have a major revelation about “A” on Tuesday’s episode of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, Spencer (Troian Bellisario) continued to unravel as she dealt with the reality of losing Toby (Keegan Allen).

Meanwhile Aria (Lucy Hale) got close with Fitz’s (Ian Harding) younger bro Wesley (Gregg Sulkin) and Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) and Hanna (Ashley Benson) got a glimpse into Caleb’s past.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Tuesday’s episode, “Dead to Me.”

Grappling with the guilt of killing Nate, Emily decides it’s time for her to get some help by visiting Dr. Sullivan (Annabeth Gish). But instead of focusing on that fateful night while under hypnosis, Em recalls the night Ali’s (Sasha Pieterse) body was dug up and sees a member of the “A” team digging up the grave as a blonde woman in a red coat looked on.

“She’s the one in charge,” Emily told Hanna and Aria. Of course, as an audience, I think most PLL fans probably assumed this but what does this revelation mean for the girls? And who could it possibly be? Only time and executive prodcer Marlene King could possibly tell.

Now, if I had to pick the stage of grief Spencer is currently experiencing over her breakup with Toby, I would say she is firmly planted between anger and bargaining in that she is so angry that it happened but is now looking for a way to make things better. Hurricane Spencer was on the warpath on “Dead to Me” as a result and no one was safe.

Hoping the “A” key would lead to some room where Toby may be or to at least remnants of their love, Spence hired a private investigator to track him and whatever the key opened down. Unfortunately for Ms. Hastings, the room was completely bare with the exception of her palpable sadness.

Poor Spence.

Wanting others to feel just as horrible as she does, the brainiac then crashed Ali’s memorial at the mausoleum and informed Jason (Drew Van Acker) of Alison’s possible pregnancy by Detective Wilden (Bryce Johnson). She also carved Toby’s name into his mother’s headstone. Uh, maybe Spencer should head to Dr. Sullivan next?

As for Aria, she’s still dealing with Ezra leaving to meet his son. While spending time in his apartment, she runs into his younger brother and learns that apparently Fitz isn’t the only one who was eager to break away from his family. Wes wants out as well and has figured the best way to do it would be to get thrown own of prep school. So what did he do? Hit on his teacher of course.

Hanna spent much of the episode with Caleb. When he heard from his mom that the house he grew up in was being sold, he could care less. However, after some convincing from his girlfriend, the couple goes to his aunt’s house together to sift through some of his memories. It’s there where they meet Uncle Jamie.

While the man says he’s Caleb’s uncle, a baby picture he gives Hanna may indicate otherwise. In the photo, the man holding Caleb is wearing the same ring Jamie was sporting as they cleaned the shed. Could Jamie be Caleb’s father? I’m leaning towards yes.

Buzz Moments:

OMG: Em’s first memory during her session with Dr. Sullivan made us a bit wary. While we knew there was no way she could be responsible for Ali’s death (we hope), it freaked me out quite a bit.

Thank you, TV gods.: For Bellisario. She has been an absolute tour de force as a heartbroken Spencer. Such a talented actress with a bright future. I’m sure there’s at least a Teen Choice Award in her future for her performances this season.

Awk-ward: Not sure whether to file this under “awkward” or “angry,” but Mona really got under my skin when she came up to Spence in the hall to discuss the decathlon.

Hotness: Tyler Blackburn. That is all.

Fab-u-lous: While Spence is grieving, she’s at least looking cute while doing so. Her sweater from Urban Outfitters was one of my top fashion picks. I also loved Emily’s leather jacket.

Can. Not. Wait.: For Spence and Mona to go really head to head.

Celebuzz (1-10): 6. After two weeks of major revelations, it’s seems right that this episode needed to slow down a bit.

What did you think about “Dead to Me”? How about Emily’s revelation and Spencer’s downward spiral? We want to hear all your thoughts below!

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