'Pretty Little Liars' recap, 'Free Fall'

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Lucy Hale (Adam Rose / ABC Family )
February 19, 2014|By Tionah Lee | For The Baltimore Sun

Hold on tight as everything falls apart. Spencer is finally getting some sleep, and hearts are breaking with one of this season’s biggest reveals.

Spencer wakes up at Ezra’s desk in his empty classroom. The one person to find her in that moment and warn her of the dangerous path she is heading toward is…Ezra himself.  Slipping out of the classroom in her pajamas and slippers before anyone can see her, Spencer still can’t figure out how she ended up in that situation.

In a frenzy, Spencer calls Hanna and Emily into the bathroom so they can try and figure out exactly how and why Spencer ended up in Ezra’s classroom after they left Aria’s house. Hanna, Spencer and Emily try to keep their distance from Aria, afraid of telling her the theory about Ezra..

Ezra finds Aria and shares with her that Spencer has a problem with drugs.  Aria can’t believe what Ezra is saying to her, until he shows her the file containing records of Spencer’s past struggle with Adderall.

Aria runs into Spencer and Hanna, pushing aside their big reveal with news of her own.

It’s time to intervene. As the girls meet at Hanna’s house, Spencer thinks it is time to tell Aria that Ezra is A, but not before they address her issue. As the girls confront Spencer, she can’t believe that Ezra has taken the attention off of himself and put it on her.  As she cries and admits to her problem, she finds the time to tell Aria that “Ezra is A.”

Fearing the lack of sleep and over-use of pills is making Spencer act out, the girls begin to re-evaluate the Ezra theory, leaving Spencer alone to prove that she is right.  

Back at Ezra’s house, Aria shares Spencer’s reaction during the intervention, mentioning how out-of-line she got by saying things that just weren’t true.  Aria stops herself before she can share how Spencer even went as far to say that…(you know the part about Ezra being A.)

Ezra suggests that the girls tell Spencer's parents. Aria claims that Spencer can get through this on her own, and wonders why Ezra is so insistent on her parents finding out. Ezra reminds Aria about Radley, and how possibly her judgment could have been clouded when she “saw the tattoo and helmet, and believed Toby was dead.”

Aria tries to figure out how Ezra knew that important piece of information, which was not told to the general public, Ezra reminds her that she is the one who shared it with him, and in that moment Aria realizes she never did. Maybe Spencer is right.

After calming down, Spencer gives Emily and Hanna all of her pills. She tells the girls that she will prove to them that Ezra is A, even if she has to do it alone.  Emily and Hanna don’t want Spencer to stress out any further, so they decide to come up with a plan to get Ezra to believe he is meeting A, but figure out that he indeed is A.

At the brew, Emily pretends to drop something in front of Ezra’s table. When she is sure he is listening, she fakes a phone call with Spencer and Hanna, saying that she will bring the money to Amber’s Pavilion so they can deliver it directly to Ali.

Love is still in the air. Toby realizes that it has been a while since he has found time with Spencer. After promising that she is no longer upset with him, she pledges to renege on a date with her mom to hang out with him. As beautiful as it sounds, the evening is pushed back because of the girls' date with A.

Using her dinner date with her mom as an excuse to cancel on Toby, Spencer also realizes that she needs her mom for something else: more pills. Before she heads out, Spencer calls the doctor’s office to request more pills -- not as Spencer Hastings, but as Veronica.

Sidebar: Mona and Mike are really serious about being together, and Ezra is serious about Mona helping him out…but with what?

After being unsure about their conversation, Aria takes a drive out to the cabin. After five attempts at getting the password to open the door, she finally gets in. Although she can’t really see anything that would lead to Ezra being A, she finds the secluded room under the floor that once held the surveillance footage of her and all of her friends. Coming upstairs, she finds typewritten pages pm which Ezra has started to explain how he met Ali. But before she has time to really let the news sink it, Ezra pulls up to investigate who made it into his cabin.

Meanwhile, as Emily and Spencer head to Amber’s Pavilion (which is actually a reptile display in the zoo) to wait for Spencer, they encounter something stranger than the animals. They see who they think is Spencer in the blond Ali wig, but the girls quickly notice that it isn’t him. But who could it be?

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