01x20 - Someone to Watch Over Me

Narrator: Previously on Pretty Little Liars:

I'm not ashamed of who I am, but I used to be.

If we have to hide like this all the time, I'm gonna start to feel that way again.

The lying, the sneaking around. I feel like a teenager.

Yeah, it's fun, isn't it?

Found this in the basement.

Just go and don't come back.

Welcome home, honey.

Wow.

Jenna: I understand why you're so fond of Mr. Fitz.

He takes such a personal interest in his students.

Where have you been?

With Caleb.

We camped out.

I figured out what the message means. It wasrt B-A-D. It was the number 214.

Does that number mean anything?

Could be anything.

TOBY: We have to figure it out, for both our sakes.

You can stay here, for a short time, in the guestroom.

Thank you.

Did it for Hanna, not you.

I can't do this anymore.

It's over. I'm out.

We're trying to help, but you need to be completely honest with us.

PETER: Police are waiting. They know you lied to them.

Emily: What's going on in there?

[CELL PHONE RINGING]

[CELL PHONES DING]

"Spencer Hastings now a person of interest..."

"...in my death."

All: "A."

I feel like whole parts of my brain have shut down.

I used to love algebra, or at least I understood it.

And now it's a mess.

It can get really abstract.

Yeah, but that's what I liked about it.

X's, Y's, Z's, none of it real. I could deal with that.

You just isolate the X factor.

And now I feel like I'm the X factor.

Honey, where were you?

Well, we stopped at Emily's...

Don't worry, I was expecting this.

It's mostly intimidation, so I want you to stay calm.

Stay calm about what?

They served a search warrant.

A search warrant?

For where? For what?

The house, the barn, your room.

My room?

No, Spencer, don't interfere. Honey...

Make them get out.

I can't.

You're a person of interest in a murder investigation.

They're just... They're doing their job, in an especially ham-fisted way.

Well, what are they looking for?

Things that connect you to Alison and what happened to her.

You mean they just came in and started going through her things?

[DOOR CLOSES]

Let me call you back, Em. Okay, bye.

Good morning.

Good morning.

Hey, uh, listen, your mom called. She's swinging by for coffee...

...see if you guys want a lift to school.

She's coming for coffee?

Yeah, that's right.

So the kitchen table exists in another dimension where that already happened?

I heard the door slam. Was that Mom or was that somebody else?

Uh, no, no. That was, uh, your mom.

So she was already here this morning.

Why does she have to leave and fake coming back?

Because she wasrt just here this morning, she was here last night.

Wait, Mom was here all night?

Listen, when your brother comes down, we're gonna talk about this.

Wait. You snuck Mom into your room last night?

Technically, you cannot sneak into your own house.

Oh. Gonna remember that.

Hey...

Hey, did your dad tell you I called?

I was just around the corner, so I thought I'd take you to school.

Um, we're busted.

Oh.

You slept here last night?

Uh, it just sort of happened.

So, heh, you guys, you're getting back together?

We don't know.

No. We're trying to figure that out.

You don't look surprised.

[FOOTSTEPS]

What's wrong?

Nothing. Uh, nothing's wrong.

We were just talking about how, um, things might change around here.

Yeah, I don't need any more of that.

No, your mom means maybe change back.

We're thinking about trying something.

You coming back?

Well, I mean, that's something that we need to discuss as a family.

Well, how about dinner?

Mike and I could make you guys dinner.

Well... Yeah. What do you think?

Sounds good.

Byron: Yeah, sounds good.

Hanna: Are you going to school?

Okay. Later.

What happened?

The police were at Spencer's house. They had a search warrant.

Well, what are they looking for?

Salt?

No, thanks.

Hmm.

So you said the cops were at Spencer's house?

Good morning.

Morning.

Okay, Caleb, the second floor is all yours.

I'll grab a shower.

Fried eggs, burned butter. Kitchen hasn't smelled like this in a long time.

Hmm. Well, it's a good smell. I like it.

Just don't let him make you late.

I won't. He can finish this on the way.

See you tonight.

Okay.

[DOOR OPENS]

[DOOR CLOSES]

Oh, it's so pretty, Hanna. When did he give it to you?

Oh, he hasn't given it to me. Not yet. I found it.

I wasrt looking for it, but I found it.

I took a picture and then I just put it back.

Why an owl?

It's symbolic.

Of what?

Of our first night, in the tent.

We heard owls.

Swooping down to carry off their prey?

Okay, you cannot stomp the romance.

Owls and tents and s'mores are all part of that night.

Every perfect minute of it.

Have you two had another opportunity?

Not since he went in the guestroom, but we do have plans.

SEAN: That one there looks nice. PAIGE: A little baked apple spice?

Yeah, it's good for you. It's healthy, which is nice.

So you know...

When did that start to happen?

Yeah? That's awesome. Are you captain?

PAIGE: Yeah, I am. There's nobody else. SEAN: Me too.

Oh, Em, don't worry about it. It's totally cool.

The breakup was way messy, but Sears a good guy.

I mean, he should be happy.

Everybody should be as happy as I am.

You know, maybe I should practice my surprised face when he gives it to me.

[LAUGHING]

Hey, are you okay?

We didn't think you were coming in today.

I have to be someplace other than home.

Are the cops still there?

They came and went.

They actually took things?

Not so much. My mom says that they did it just to shake me up.

What'd they take?

Um, things from my jewelry box...

...stuff from my closet, a couple pairs of shoes.

Wait, not the Tory Burches.

Hanna.

Spencer: No, sneakers.

They wanted my laptop, but my mom said no.

It wasrt in the search warrant and they couldn't have it.

You should know there's a chance they might try to pull this on you.

Search our rooms?

My mom says it's a possibility. I'm so sorry.

No, it's not your fault.

Yeah. We know who's responsible for this.

I should've known that that trophy was some kind of trap.

It's like I can hear A laughing in my head.

Does A sound like Jenna?

[CELL PHONE DINGS]

It's my mom.

She wants me to come home.

Walk me out, okay?

Sure.

Yeah.

Sure.

Hanna: Aria, come on.

Just a sec.

[DINGS]

[DINGS]

Hey, Emily, got a second?

I have to get all the way to the annex.

Can I walk you?

Sure.

I just wanna ask you something.

Okay.

You're teammates with Paige, right?

Right.

Is she seeing anybody? Because I like her, she's fun...

...but I don't want anything complicated right now.

I don't know, Sean. Paige isn't really my friend.

Oh. Oh, I get it. I shouldn't be asking you.

You're Hanna's friend. I'm way out of line.

No, Sean, it's okay. Hanna saw you at the table with Paige.

She said you've got every right to be happy.

She said that?

I think she meant it.

Oh, wow.

As for Paige, we swim on the same team, but I don't know her that well.

Gotcha. Thanks.

So tell me, how long have you known about your father and me?

You told us this morning.

I guess I just sort of had a feeling something was up.

And are you okay with that?

Yeah, I'm beyond okay. As long as it's what you and Dad want.

This part really isn't about us. It's about you and your brother.

We miss you. I miss you. And I wish you could come home.

Hold that thought.

And by the way...

...it's my experience that you should always check before you press "send."

I don't think you meant this for me.

Mom, that was a mistake.

I know.

Hey, I'm just happy that through all of this, you can still think about boys.

So who is it?

Somebody I know?

No, it's just somebody.

Really? Doesrt seem like just somebody.

So, what color are these amazing eyes?

I'm gonna have to start looking in the hallways...

...to see if I can guess who.

Don't.

Couple of more slips like that text and I'll know all about him.

No more slips. Promise.

Well, that's too bad. I was looking forward to finding out more.

It's private right now. Okay?

[CELL PHONE BEEPS]

Poof. Deleted. All gone.

It's just everybody's entitled to privacy.

If you and Dad can have secrets, why can't I?

Okay.

God, I'm glad to see you.

You've got a cop car across from your house.

Where? I didn't see it.

Detectives.

Trust me, I know every stock sedan in town.

They used to rotate in front of my house.

What's going on?

The police searched my house. They took things from my room.

I'm a person of interest.

What do they think you did?

I think they think that...

They think that l...

They think you hurt Alison?

That's crazy.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

It's good to hear somebody else say that.

You got any coffee made?

Yeah, always.

Paper cups?

Why paper cups?

You're going to take coffee to those cops watching your house.

Why am I going to do that?

They'll know you know they're out there and you're not afraid of them.

Yeah, but I am kind of afraid.

They don't know that.

Toby, the car that you saw Alison get in the night that she was killed.

I never saw the driver, I told you.

I think the driver was lan.

You tell the cops what you think?

Yeah, I told.

And now I'm the little girl who cried "lan."

They think you lied to them. Big deal. People lie to the cops all the time.

It's more than that.

It's a lot of things that add up to make me look really suspicious.

Maybe you should keep away from me.

People cross the street when they see me...

...and they think you're trying to frame your brother-in-law.

Who else are we gonna hang out with?

Hey.

Hey.

I, uh... I saw you talking to Sean the other day.

Yeah, he's nice.

Nice.

He makes me laugh. I know it might be kind of weird... you being friends with Hanna and Hanna being his ex.

That's not really the weird part, is it?

Sean asked me about you.

He wanted to know if you're seeing anybody.

What'd you tell him?

I told him as far as I knew, you werert.

I think he wanted me to talk him up with you.

I'm pretty sure he's gonna ask you out.

He has.

And what'd you say?

I said yes.

It's not really a date. We're going with a bunch of other people.

No big.

Yeah.

You're nervous about this dinner.

Yeah, I guess I am.

The important thing is we get past all the sneaking around... which, by the way, we were not that clever... because Aria knew.

What? When?

I don't know, but she did.

She ends up with all of our secrets, and now she wants one of her own.

What do you mean?

Some new romance.

I found out about it accidentally... and I teased her, which apparently was the wrong thing to do.

Who's the boy?

I don't know.

She wants to keep it a secret for now, which I completely understand.

Wait, is it somebody at school?

Probably.

Arert you interested in who she dates?

Of course I am.

And when she's ready, she'll tell us.

What? What is that look?

The look of somebody who had to pick up his daughter... after she'd been questioned by the police.

And you had the same look.

She didn't do anything wrong.

I'm just saying we need to be a little more diligent about this.

Yes, but diligent doesn't mean grilling her about every text she sends to a boy.

We have to trust her.

Well, it's not Aria I don't trust.

It's the rest of the world.

You know what I mean.

I think I do.


Aria: Just hold onto this stuff for me, okay?

You didn't mention Ezra's name in the text, did you?

No, no. But what if I had?

I mean, if I had made one wrong detail in that text...

...my mom would've figured it out and everything would've blown up forever.

Hmm. Fresh manicures and tiny keyboards. A deadly combination.

Our first coffee together.

Mm...

The night that he read his short story.

Okay, I'll give you a catalogue later.

Just put this stuff in your locker.

Don't worry.

Thanks.

Caleb: Hey, stop. Listen to me.

Look at it this way. We both made a mistake.

No, I can't do it tonight.

I know what I said, but it's different now.

First of all, I don't think she's who you say she is.

Don't call her that.

No. I can't do it tonight.

Because I say so.

Look, because I'm living in her house and you keep calling. It's gotta stop.

Okay, fine. Later. Later.

You got it wrong.

We heard what we heard, Hanna.

You heard what you heard, but you got it wrong.

He was talking to a girl. There was a lot of history.

What happened to being happy for Hanna? Where'd that go?

Hanna, we want you to be happy...

Well, then you shouldn't tell me this, because it's not true.

Not after we...

You just heard wrong.

He could've been on the phone with his foster parents or his social worker.

You don't know.

Okay, maybe we didn't hear it right.

Hanna, we heard what Caleb said and you have to know the truth.

I think he's with someone else and hasn't told you.

No, Caleb has told me everything and I told him everything.

Okay, not everything, but I told him all about me.

And what you're saying, it's not him.

It can't be.

Okay, guys, maybe we are being a little bit paranoid.

With all that's going on, we're looking at things too closely.

We get details, but we can't see the big picture.

Guys.

[CANE TAPPING]

Caleb's not picking up. She's gonna send him a text.

What the hell is going on?

Either it's exactly what it looks like, which is bad enough...

...or it's something worse.

Couldrt it just be two pendants that look alike?

Dream on.

If Caleb hurts Hanna, he's a dead man.

Not literally. I mean...

I gotta go.

Impressive. Sean Ackard. Score for Paige.

PAIGE: He asked me and I thought it would be fun.

Thought he was gonna hibernate for the rest of the year...

...but you dragged him out of the cave. Nice work.

[LAUGHING]

Emily: Passing her information?

What kind of information?

What was on the flash drive?

I couldn't see, but it could be anything.

Anything?

Anything from Hanna's computer, I guess.

Caleb, the hacker.

Is that who Toby heard Jenna talking to when she wrote down the number?

Wait, 214 has to do with Caleb?

Emily: You know what you're saying, right?

That Jenna plus Caleb equals A.

No. He can't be doing this.

Whatever it is, it can't be this and it can't be her.

Hanna, no one wants this to be true.

Aria: Has he called you back?

Not yet.

And nobody's seen him in school since this morning.

You don't know what this would mean if it's true.

Hanna, we do know.

Wait, Hanna...

Wait, Spence.

Don't.

Hanna: Two...

...one...

...four.

Money? You did this for money?

I'm a hacker. She asked about her phone.

The one you couldn't crack? Was that a lie?

Jenna found out that I did work on Emily's phone.

She offered me cash to make myself available to you and listen.

I thought it was generic bitchiness with all the pretty girls.

Why shouldn't I make a buck?

You are such a creep.

Wait.

Then she started asking questions, questions that I didn't like.

And by then, other things were happening with you and me.

You were spying on me. The whole time.

No, not the whole time.

You gave her your locker combination.

That's how she gave me the flash drive.

What was on it?

Junk. She thinks it's the log off your cell phone, but it's not.

No...

Don't touch me.

[DOOR OPENS THEN CLOSES]

Spencer: Poor Hanna.

I'm sorry.

Why? You didn't do anything.

I'm part of what happened to her, what's happening to all of you.

It's the other way around, Toby.

We happened to you.

What's it like to run away?

Cold.

Didrt you ever run away?

Once. I think I was 7.

My sister and I had an argument over something...

...and my parents took Melissa's side.

What were you fighting about?

Some great injustice I can't remember now.

But they sided with her...

...so I made a tuna salad sandwich and I ran away.

And where did you go?

The movies.

It was something animated.

There was a princess and everybody was singing.

Then I got Ionely.

And I ate my tuna salad sandwich and I came home.

Were your parents worried?

They hadrt even noticed I was gone.

Do me a favor.

What?

If you ever get the urge to run away again...

...call me first, okay?

Okay.

Ella: Byron?

What are you doing?

I'm not doing anything.

If she finds out you're spying on her, she'll be furious.

I'm not spying. Just standing in our daughter's bedroom.

We agreed long ago we werert gonna be those parents that poke and pry.

Yeah, but what about those parents who worry?

What if something happened? How'd you feel?

That's not fair.

Well, life isn't fair.

If she's keeping secrets, it's because she learned it from us.

Meaning what?

Meaning exactly what I said.

There are parts of her life that she wants private...

...because we taught her to do that.

You mean I did.

I don't wanna talk about that.

Yeah, but it's still there, isn't it?

Yeah, it is.

Oh, I thought we were past that.

We're not past it.

We're trying to find a way around it. We haven't dealt with it.

Okay, fine. Can we just keep this about Aria and this unknown boy?

Can we do that?

I don't know.

Is that what this argument is all about?

I'm not arguing.

You can't even agree with me...

...that we are fighting.

We're...

Hey, Mike.

Did you just get home?

[ELLA SIGHS]

I called her. She didn't pick up. Did she talk to you?

Radio silence.

Poor Hanna.

Why do you think Jenna told Caleb to go after her?

She was the one who wasrt seeing anybody.

Target of convenience.

[LAUGHING]

I should just pick a boy, someone nice...

...and just tell my mom that's who I was texting.

That'd be the simple solution.

There's nothing simple about lying.

I didn't mean it like that. I meant lying in general.

Okay. If you say so.

We've got a good shot at having the search warrant thrown out.

Judge Enwright is a notorious rubber stamp...

...and he probably didn't even read it...

...so whatever they find, we can get tossed out.

Why are they searching my room? What makes me so special?

Police thinking is like water.

It runs downill and travels the path of least resistance.

So when they found out that you and lan were once involved...

...you went to the top of their list.

I could never hurt Alison.

She made me furious sometimes, but I would never hurt her.

I know you didn't do what they think you did.

You couldn't. We're gonna get this behind us...

...and then we're gonna figure out a way to move ahead.

All of us, as a family.

Come downstairs?

In a little while.

Where were you all morning?

Hanna: Walking.

Just walking.

So it's true?

Yeah, it's all true.

Where's Spencer?

Oh, she stayed home.

[DOOR OPENS]

[CANE TAPPING]

Come on.

EMILY [WHISPERS]: Hanna?

[WHISPERING]
I just wanna talk to her.

Hello?

Yes?

[JENNA GASPS]

This is Hanna.

In case you couldn't guess.

[DOOR OPENS]

What did you do to Mom and Dad?

I don't know what you're talking about.

They were getting along and I find them fighting in your room.

About what?

Some boy they don't like.

Dump him or just say you'll dump him.

It's not that simple.

Lie to them, okay? You used to do it all the time.

Tell them what they wanna know, even if you have to make it up.

Hey, it's gonna be okay, all right? We're gonna go downstairs...

...have dinner, talk about Mom coming back...

...and everything's gonna go back to normal. Okay?

It better.

Change of plans. Your mom has called. She's uh... She's not feeling well.

Is she sick?

No, she's just not up to it tonight.

We'll do it another time. Soon.

Come on. Everything smells so great.

I can't wait to see what you guys came up with.

[CELL PHONE DINGS]

Ian: You know, they were worried about you.

They thought you might have run away.

Thank you for your concern.

Well, I think I'd understand if you did, though. You know, run away?

You know what I don't need, lan? I don't need your understanding.

Well, we're family. You know, we should act like one.

Family protects itself.

Thought you protect Melissa...

...and your bundle of joy.

I do and I will.

But right now there's still a window of protection left open for you.

We just need to be honest with each other.

You wanna help me run away, don't you?

Oh, that'd be great for you.
"She ran away. She must be guilty."

If I disappeared, that would clean up everything for you, wouldn't it?

Time's running out for you, Spencer.

You should take the help that's offered, wherever it comes from.

Because when they arrest you...

...it'll be too late.

Nice room.

Thanks.

Window seat.

I always wanted a room with one of those.

You had your date with Sean.

Yeah.

That's where I was tonight.

How'd it go?

Great.

Good. He's a nice guy.

Yeah, it went okay.

Good.

Yeah.

Till he kissed me.

He took me home and kissed me good night.

And, I don't know...

...the date, the whole night, just felt phony all of a sudden.

Like it wasrt me.

It was somebody I was watching, but not me.

He went home and I texted you.

Sears a nice guy.

And if he's interested in you as more than a friend...

...you have to be honest with him.

You're saying I should dump him?

I'm saying you shouldn't lead him on. You have to be honest.

That is so easy for you to say. You're fearless.

I am so not fearless.

You came out.

I didn't come out of the closet.

I fell out, on my face.

But I'm out.

And whatever else happens, I don't have to worry about it anymore.

[GULPS]

If I say it out loud...

...if I say...

...I'm gay...

...the whole world is gonna change.

Yeah. It will.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

You wanna hear something funny?

I would love to hear something funny.

When I was trying to talk myself into being interested in boys...

...I would look for guys like you.

Like me? How?

The kind that would pull me up on stage and get me to sing.

Because I would never do that on my own.

[CRYING]

[FOOTSTEPS]

Hanna?

Yeah?

Caleb's things are gone from the guestroom.

He left.

Can I come in?

Um, not right now. I'm gonna take a bath.

[FOOTSTEPS]

[DOOR OPENS]

I'm sorry, honey. It's me.

Hey, did you just get home?

Yeah.

Is everything okay?

I was right.

We've got a shot at having the warrant thrown out.

That's good.

Yeah, that's good, but there was nothing for them to find.

They did find something.

What do you mean?

I got this back channel.

They found some fibers, some threads caught in a bracelet.

That name bracelet of yours?

The one Alison gave us?

The threads match the sweater that they found in Toby's closet.

The one with the blood stains.

I have to ask you.

Did you have that sweater? Did you plant it in Toby's house?

No. That's the sweater Alison was wearing the night she died.

How could I have that?

The theory is that she gave it to you that night or you took it.

I took it from her? What, you mean like after she...?

Inside their minds, it makes sense.

Well, what about in your mind? What do you think?

I think someone's going to a great deal of trouble to make you look guilty.

Mom.

Veronica: It's okay.

[SPENCER CRYING]