Oh, What Hard Luck Stories They All Hand Me
Veronica consults with Ali’s defense team to find out who may be called to testify in Ali’s trial. The Liars meet a girl named Leslie, claiming to know Mona. Spencer snoops through Veronica’s briefcase and is unpleasantly surprised when she sees who’s been visiting Ali on the prison’s visitor log: Mike. Holbrook returns to Rosewood and is suspended from work, accused of tampering with Ali’s lie detector test. Mike freaks out when he bumps into Hanna and Leslie at the Brew and realizes the book Leslie is holding belonged to Mona. Emily confides in Caleb about her confused emotions for Talia. Hanna returns the book Leslie took from Mona’s room and, as she’s putting it back, discovers a tape hidden in the binding. Hanna swipes the tape and leaves. Aria becomes suspicious of Mike when he leaves the house late at night. Hanna and Caleb listen to the tape. It turns out to be a recording of one of Bethany Young’s therapy sessions at Radley. Aria follows Mike to a pier in the woods where he leaves a bag of gummy bears. Mike catches her, reluctant to explain himself. Veronica gets a call about a leak from the prosecutor’s office: Ali’s blood is a match for the blood spots found near the barrel. Hanna is signalled to pull over by Holbrook. Hanna tells him off after he confesses that he wasn’t away to help Ali but working with the internal affairs unit on another assignment. Emily confesses her feelings to Talia utilizing the machine designed to “catch whispers” that Spencer helped Jonny build at The Brew.
‘A’ ending: ‘A’ is frantic when the tape is missing from the binding in Mona’s book.