Aria grows increasingly suspicious of Mike's burgeoning friendship with Noel, especially when Mike tells Byron and Aria at the dinner table, rather unwittingly, that Noel has been spreading a rumor about Mr. Fitz being with one of his students. Ezra is ready to resign from school to protect his relationship with Aria, but not before "A" swoops in and shockingly saves the day - framing Noel for cheating on exams.
After discovering more evidence that Ian may have in fact been involved with Alison leading up to her disappearance, Spencer walks a fine line at home now that he's suddenly married to her sister Melissa, and is also moving in.
Hanna has flashbacks to her heavier days when "A" forces her to eat a half-dozen cupcakes to earn back more of her mom's stolen money; she recalls the time Alison gave her advice to purge after meals to drop the pounds. Meanwhile, Toby's return to school is met with nasty remarks from students in the hallways. And things get even worse for him later when the town reacts to the accusations against him.
Pam's attempts to reconcile with Emily are dashed when her daughter refuses to play "hookey" from school to spend a day with her. Later, When Pam finds drugs in Maya's bag, she calls her parents and has Maya sent off to a rehabilitation center, further distancing Emily from herself. Before Maya is sent away, the girls surprise Emily by sneaking her away for one last, romantic night between the two in Spencer's room - with lit candles and plenty of privacy.
Later, the girls try and piece together the puzzle that is Ian, and we see a stalker is spying on them from afar. And they discover a shocking video - about the night Alison disappeared.