First of all the most important question of all:
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way…
We know who killed Maya St. Germain.
How did we get here though? Well Mona left a few helpful hints along the way, and Emily once again came to the realisation that Maya was taken far too soon from her (Didn’t know about the website, thought she knew what the password would be, but was wrong about that too), then to feel closer to Maya she takes her cousin to their special place then he ruins the moment by mentioning how Jenna stood him up (DERP) and ups the creep level by saying, “I wouldn’t want you to be scared of me.”
Aria meets Mrs. Fitzgerald, is invited to a benefit she’s hosting. Ezra points out she never sat down (we don’t know that for sure Ezra, maybe she was sitting down before Aria walked in, ordering you around ‘coz you’re whipped), Aria points out the diamonds she was wearing (do you see it now Ezra, she’s not all culture and bleeding literature, that crazy fashion sense of hers needs up-keep money). Thankfully for Aria, one of her bffs is an expert on the fashions of “The Rich and The Dysfunctional”. They do get slightly side-tracked though, Spencer smells evidence, rummages through her mother’s briefcase and finds Garret’s case file. There’s an eye-witness who Aria tracks down, a pervy man at a cinema who saw Maya get in a car with Garett the day of her murder (Red Flag: he’s definitely not the murderer).
While Mrs. Fitzgerald offers Aria money to quit her son; Hanna single-handedly convinces the psychiatrists (who wrote the books) to not send Mona away (I had a mild freak out at the thought of Mona being sent away, who didn’t?) first with medical jargon and then with the truth.
Spencer needs help breaking into Maya’s website, and as luck would have it Caleb’s back in town and he needs help learning rich people ropes (a whole lot of rich people problems this ep.), so they work together cracking into websites and learning how to wash cashmere sweaters.
Emily gets to fill out the story of the night of the black out, the time she spent with Paige. While she believes Paige was avoiding her for having roofied her, Paige is actually avoiding her because she’s finally pieced together the night too. The night where Emily walked into her home, kissed her and disappeared. The night where Paige felt she was taking advantage of a very drunk Emily, only to discover she was even more inebriated than Paige thought. But it’s not exactly how Paige believes it to be, there’s no shame, only Emily realising she found who she was looking for that night, both no longer lost or alone.
Byron (Majority stakeholder of Awful Fathers of Rosewood) earns his empathy badge this episode, saying the truest words Aria ever deserved to hear, that nobody’s life would be worse off with Aria in it. Byron’s is certainly better because of it.
Toby may be ok purjuring himself for Spencer, but that courtesy is not extened to Jason and since Spencer’s keeping him out of the loop, he’s going to go find out the truth for himself (did this mean “A” was unhappy about his performance?).
Maya’s website revealed the perfect blend of heartbreak and scare.
“A” cashes out $50,000 and picks up a few free mints.