Your Official Recap for Episode 18: Burn This

Hanna's bridal shower certainly was ON FIRE. Really. There was a fire. Check out the official recap for Burn This right here.


Weddings, weddings everywhere!

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Alison and Elliott's speedy wedding is the hot topic for the Liars. Pretty much weddings in general, actually. Aria finds the whole thing romantic, Emily thinks Alison is desperate for a family and Hanna thinks eloping sounds pretty smart. She's suddenly feeling a lot less excited about bridal showers. Having stalky-monsters after you does tend to ruin the mood! Aria tries to get everyone smiling again by going through some wedding photos, but finds only a haunting message: "Give me the killer by election night or you lose."

Trouble in the Hastings' Household.

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Spencer’s dad is cranky with her about how the family have smoothed over issues with the opposition candidate. He wants Spencer to put out an official statement distancing herself from Caleb as the press have determined that he was at the bottom of the information leak about Yvonne. Spencer learns that Toby has released a statement supporting his girlfriend and then discovers that Melissa has flown to London. Flashback to a tense Spencer and Toby sitting with one another in a college dorm room! But what's that about!? 

Are you naughty or nice?

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Hanna wants to cancel her bridal shower, but her mom refuses to let her. Hanna tells Ashley that Alison can’t come any more and she suggests that Hanna invite Mona instead. Ashley doesn't feel that the small incident of an ongoing murder investigation should stop the girls having a good time together. #logic

Old flames.

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While Ashley puts last minute party prep together she sees Caleb trying to find a hotel room. She clearly still has a soft spot for him and offers up their spare room as an option for him after discovering he has been recently fired from the Hastings' campaign. Sweet but that's awkward. Meanwhile Ezra and Aria have some awkward small talk about how her parents wedding was, her lunch date with Liam, and then chat book strategies. Ezra wanted to give Aria writer's credit so he pitched Aria as co-writer, a female voice for his new work. All THAT while Emily and Hanna are on the phone speaking about how Melissa must have a special fugitive rate for airplane tickets. Emily hears a strange whistling sound that gets her reminiscing. 

Toby punches Caleb!

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After Emily bumps into Ezra and hears the strange whistling noise again, Ezra explains that the noise comes from exhaust pipe whistle tips, they make the whistling noise on purpose. Across town, Spencer is leaving Melissa a voicemail pleading for her to call back as soon as her plane lands. There is a knock at the door and an angry Toby is crazy mad at Caleb for betraying his and Yvonne's friendship. He punches Caleb in the face when he refuses to deny causing the hurtful information leak. Spencer comforts Caleb as Toby storms off.

Smart loft. TOO Smart.

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Ashley is trying to use a complicated looking remote to turn on the air conditioning and jokes that it may be a smart loft, but that she's a dumb hostess. She asks about Caleb losing his job and tells Hanna that she's offered him the guest room. Hanna flips out as she is convinced that her mom likes Caleb more than she likes Jordan, her fiancée.

Spaleb!

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Spencer pleads with Caleb to tell the truth. He says that the Rosewood police department are hardly going to slap cuffs on a girl with no hands. ("She has hands!") He promises not to let anybody hurt Spencer but given that he's still got a bloody nose, are we confident in that? Meanwhile Aria and her boyfriend enjoy a luxurious lunch billed to their company. Aria discusses her opportunity of becoming a co author with Ezra. Liam tells her that it’s great that she will be a published author, but Aria doesn't seem convinced that he's as thrilled as he says he is. As if Spencer doesn't have enough to deal with, Mona is furious at her as she's been fired for revealing Veronica's medical records.

Aria and Ezra are rudely interrupted.

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Aria and Ezra are discussing their writing when Aria asks why Ezra wants her to write with him. He replies that Nicole’s voice was taken away and that he wants to give it back. (Awww.) There's a knock at the door and Aria is asked to join a line up by Lieutenant Tanner. Aria fits the description of someone seen making a call at the Two Crows Diner on the night of Charlotte's murder. She needs to be eliminated as a suspect. While Aria lines up, Emily visits the auto shop where everyone is a little terrifying. A suspicious looking employee named Patty refuses to help her at all. As Aria leaves the police station she hides and sees a blonde girl leaving the building. Could it be Sara Harvey?

Are the Liars being framed?

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Emily sneaks around the auto shop and uncovers the car that tried to run her over. She is caught taking a photo of it by Patty. Emily shows a picture of Melissa to her and asks if she used the car recently. Patty says "not her", before telling Emily to leave. Meanwhile Aria sees the witness statement on Lieutenant Tanner's desk and tries to work out who it could be. Later, at Hanna's party Aria and Emily are chatting about whether Sara is trying to frame them. At the Hastings' household,  Peter is concerned that Caleb doesn't share the same value systems as his family. When Spencer gets angry, Peter tells her that Melissa was being blackmailed.

Hanna's bridal shower!

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Spencer tells the others that it's possible the person threatening them has also been blackmailing Melissa. Hanna's bridal shower is in full swing and they are just about to start opening presents when Mona arrives at the door. She hands Hanna an adorable book they made in the summer before 8th grade.  Ashley begins a party game but it doesn't go well: Hanna tries to change the air conditioning but the system malfunctions, the room is flooded with loud music, alarms, and the lights cut out. When Aria goes to pick up an errant present, the fireplace explodes. Aria! Second degree burns! A trip to the ER!

Spencer's college flashback is heartbreaking!

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Spencer meets Toby for coffee. And Flashback: Sitting on her college bed with tears in her eyes, Spencer awaits the result of a pregnancy test and freaks out because she's only a sophomore and Toby doesn't even live in the same state. It is clear that the two have very different feelings about their futures, and both break down in tears. Back in the present, Spencer tells Toby that Caleb was just taking the blame about the information leak. She admits that they have a new stalker back in their lives. Spencer says that she would never judge Yvonne for terminating a baby. Especially as she and Toby almost had to make a similar choice. Toby tells Spencer that he has a type as he chooses amazing strong women.

Poor Aria.

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Both Spencer and Aria receive a terrifying message about the fire not being an accident. Ezra arrives at Aria's bedside after a text from Hanna. He's sweet as ever and brings magazines, spare clothes, and gummy bears. In the waiting room, Hanna apologizes to her mom about being a bridezilla. Ashley asks why Hanna has iced out Mona but it is clear that she doesn't want to talk about it. Just as Aria tells Ezra that she really wants to make him proud with her writing, Liam arrives. He tells Ezra and Aria that Gillian has officially approved their book.

Who's pink dice keychain is that?

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Spencer leaves an emotional voicemail message for Yvonne saying how sorry she is, and letting her know that she can talk to her if she wants or needs to. Meanwhile Mona and Emily help to throw out the garbage from Hanna's party. Emily spots Mona's pink dice keychain and asks if she called Charlotte. Emily tells Mona to get in the car.

Back at the auto shop...

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Patty is seen doing work on the car that Emily was kept away from earlier on. She reaches under the car and pulls out a wad of bills in an envelope. 

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