The Pretty Little Liars still try and brainstorm what the picture "A" left them means, as Spencer goes to seek out Jason DiLaurentis, who's once again hanging around Rosewood. Jason tells Spencer that he's received the same photo she has of Alison the night she disappeared, and goes on to tell her that a private investigator has cleared it as a fake.
The Marins get a rude awakening one morning when Ashley's work calls to notify her that Mrs. Potter has made an unexpected appointment; however, just before the old woman makes it to the bank, she dies suddenly. Meanwhile, Hanna is blackmailed by "A" to spill Aria and Ezra's secret affair to Ella Montgomery in an effort to keep Ashley's money stealing a secret. Oblivious to what "A" is holding over Hanna, Aria plants a date night out of town for her and Ezra.
Emily's return to form on the swim team causes a bitter rivalry between her and team captain Paige McCullers, an over-competitive athlete. In an unctuous move, Paige gets beaded bracelets for her team - just like the ones Alison gave the girls.
Caleb pulls the kill switch in Ella's car to keep Ella from going to the museum gala, where she would have seen Aria and Ezra together - in an effort to also help out a guilt-ridden Hanna. When Byron spots Ella having trouble with her car, he offers to give her a ride, but a re-ignited spark between them keeps both from going to the gala all together.
Later, Spencer reveals to the girls it was HER shadow in the picture with Alison. She had gone after Ali after the two had a fight. Meanwhile, she also finds the same Bead Lady who helped Paige and Alison with their bracelets, only to discover that someone posed as Spencer for the purchase of two separate transactions.