'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: A Major Death Sends Spencer Over The Edge

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The truth about Toby (Keegan Allen) is out as Spencer (Troian Bellisario) finally decided to tell her friends about his lies on Tuesday’s episode of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.

Spence was warned that someone might get hurt if she spilled her secrets, and “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” delivered with a possibly major death. But, is the deceased really who “A” wants us to believe it is? Or could the deceased be a fallen member of the Rosewood police force?

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen “Out of Sight, Out of Mind.”

Emily (Shay Mitchell) takes Toby’s reveal particularly hard, flat out refusing to believe that he could be responsible for some of the horrible things “A” has done. After all, why hasn’t he hurt them before? On a mission to prove Spencer wrong or at least get some clarification, Em spends the entire episode searching for Toby.

After exchanging text messages with someone she believes is Toby, Emily finds out that he died via a package from “A.” With a glimpse of a blonde in a red coat, she is led to Toby’s work place where she encounters his friend, who just so happens to know her name (Interesting! Nothing is ever a coincidence in Rosewood). What was in the package? A tiny coffin with a memorial paper.

Spence was warned that she may lose someone close, after receiving a rather large flower arrangement, stating “With Deepest Sympathy” following her confession to her friends.

Her shock and heartbreak is palpable as she finds a body marked with Toby’s tattoo in the woods and hears Mona (Janel Parrish) utter, “he’s dead.” But as we all know, nothing is ever what it seems in Rosewood and without seeing the body’s face, I am skeptical that it’s actually him.

The discovery of his body is just enough to send Spencer right over the edge. She appears to hyperventilate as she breaks down in the middle of the woods. Next time we see her, she’s almost catatonic and has been picked up by park rangers who request a psych evaluation. By episode’s end, Spencer is a patient at Radley.

As for other potential dead bodies in the Liars’ small town, Detective Wilden’s (Bryce Johnson) body is still missing. And whether it’s “A” or Wilden behind the prank, his car ends up in the Marin garage complete with video evidence of Ashley’s (Laura Leighton) “accident” playing on a loop.

The incident forces Hanna (Ashley Benson) to take drastic action to protect her mother. With Aria’s (Lucy Hale) help, she brings his car to the water and sinks it in the river. With the episode tag showing a Rosewood resident finding a police hat when fishing, this is sure to come back to bite them on the next episode.

Meanwhile, Ezra’s ex-girlfriend Maggie (Larisa Oleynik) and their son Malcolm come to Rosewood, thanks to Mama Fitzgerald forcing them out of their house. And of course, a mishap was inevitable when Aria is left in charge of the seven year old.

Can Aria deal with dating a father? And will Maggie come between “Ezria”? Only time will tell.

Buzz Moments:

OMG: Toby is dead! Or at least that’s what “A” wants us to think! Since we didn’t see his face, my bet is he is still alive and kicking somewhere! Could the body be Wilden’s tattooed to look like Toby?

Thank you, TV gods.: For Spencer finally telling the girls about Toby’s “A” team status!

Awkward: “Are you immediate family? Then you need to wait outside.” Poor Aria – her relationship only gets more awkward from here on out.

Hotness: Ever since Toby left, PLL has been seriously lacking in the hotness department. However, Ezra was pretty darn adorable playing with his son.

Fab-u-lous: PLL Costume designer Mandi Line loves putting the Liars in Urban Outfitters and I love that too. On this episode, I loved Aria’s sweater from the store. Though they don’t have her exact one anymore, the updated striped version is just as, if not more, cute.

Can. Not. Wait.: To see what Spence will uncover when she’s in Radley. What answers does Mona have for her?

Celebuzz (1-10): 7. A good episode to set us up for the upcoming Season 3 finale.

Do you think Toby is really dead? Give us your theories for the end of Season 3 below!

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  • Tobyfan#1
    Tobyfan#1

    I think the body was Wilden's and Toby was in the back of the car that Hanna and Aria pushed into the water