Pretty Little Liars Recap: “Hot for Teacher”
Because Spencer (Troian Bellisario) was just using pills to stay awake to investigate Ezra (Ian Harding), her grades began to suffer. This caught the attention of her nefarious English teacher, who in turn started being extra stalkery.
Ezra wanted to isolate Aria (Lucy Hale) from her friends and family. This included whisking her away for a romantic getaway at his cabin. When Aria confessed she didn’t want to have to lie to her friends about their renewed secret relationship, Ezra placated her.
He gave her a speech making it seem like her isolation just meant she was growing closer to him. Basically, he played Aria like a fiddle. Ezra sounded like a total creep! This whole scenario is just like the first act in a Lifetime movie about an abusive boyfriend.
Hanna (Ashley Benson) bonded with hottie detective, Gabe Holbrook (Sean Faris), over crime novels and designer shoes. They were cute together, despite the age difference, since every 20-something guy in Rosewood apparently can only be attracted to high school girls. They did have fantastic chemistry, but knowing this show's history with cops, he’s probably on Team “A.”
Something Gabe said made Hanna realize Spencer was lying to all of them, and investigating something. Naturally, Hanna tailed Spencer and broke into her computer. Right when Spencer was going to break into Ezra’s apartment, Hanna confronted her, and called her theory “crazy.”
This gave Spencer the idea to pretend she was overly tired. She realized Ezra/A was probably watching them. Hasn’t “A” been stalking for them for years at this point? She would have been better off acting like “A” was watching her this whole time.