Aria, initially hurt by Hanna's betrayal, learns to forgive her when she realizes they're both contending with a more evil power in "A," who's clearly trying to tear them apart. Meanwhile, After discovering that he's been staying at Rosewood High, Hanna invites Caleb to secretly crash in her basement, leading to both a burgeoning, unlikely friendship between the two and raised eyebrows from her best friends.
Nick McCullers, Paige's equally driven father, comes to school angry with the assumption that Emily has been given special treatment on the swim team because she's gay. When Pam learns of this through Ella, Pam quickly puts Nick in his place, giving the terse relationship she's had with her daughter some much-needed brevity. And later, Paige apologizes to Emily for her father's behavior, then surprises her with a brief but passionate kiss!
Ashley receives an unexpected visitor at the bank by way of James Leland, who claims to be Mrs. Potter's nephew who's come to look after the funds she's left behind. Hanna and Caleb are immediately suspicious of James, and when Caleb does some sleuthing on their behalf, he discovers that Mr. Leland is not who he says he is; James Leland died two years prior, making this guy an impostor with a dark motive.
When Ezra invites Ella to a speaking engagement by one of their shared favorite authors, it causes Byron to grow a bit jealous and gather an unflattering opinion of Mr. Fitz.
The girls spot Jenna trying something on in the lingerie section of a department store, overhearing her say to the clerk that her mysterious suitor "loves lace." Meanwhile, Spencer informs Toby that she figured out the Braille message he left her "214" - which turns out to be the room number of a motel in the outskirts of Rosewood.