Mona: "By population? Or GDP?"
Hate to say it, but...
YEAH, THAT RULED
And speaking of picaresques becoming bildungsromans right before your eyes, Aria's home. I think it's maybe worth noting that of all the first Secrets everybody had, this whole Meredith thing could actually be considered Aria's original Secret. Making Ezra a symptom of this, not actually the Secret itself, if you see what I'm saying. So it's cool that just as they're expanding her into the rest of the show's universe, she's having to circle around to cleaning up Byron's original mess. I guess this goes back to the earrings, now I think about it, but she's always got so much going on with Ezra I didn't think about it. It's nice.
Byron: "Aria! And Meredith. Aria, I need to talk to Meredith. We can discuss my violent loss of control whenever I feel like it."
Aria: "Fuckin' whatever. I hope she breaks up with you."
As Mona's elegantly handing out cupcakes, Hot Nerd offers to accompany Spencer to the administration and appeal the whole thing, but he's even more impressed by her answer: "Would you wanna win that way?"
Hanna: "I just got your text about my best friend ranking on you. Are you okay?"
Spencer: "I guess she cheated? I'm more upset with myself, honestly. And I'm dressed like a jewel-toned prairie witch, which just seems stupid now, and Toby's off chasing Emily and Paige through the woods, so..."
Hanna: "First of all we're gonna get you out of that neck-broach. Scariest thing a woman can wear on her body. And then... Actually, hang on."
Hanna: "Mona. A word?"
Mona: "Sure! You want cupcakes? They don't have pigs on them and you don't have to eat them in front of the football team, but they should still taste pretty good..."
Hanna: "Cut the crap, Mona. I know you're still jerking us all around, I know you're after Lucas, and I know everything is lies. I feel like an unbelievable asshole for loving you so much, and visiting you so much, and worrying about you all the time, and feeling guilty about the shit you did to me, which if you think about that for a second you will totally understand where I'm coming from..."
Mona: "No but this time I'm totally serious!"
Spencer: "You're getting kind of Spencer here, Hanna..."
Hanna: "I don't want to see you, or talk to you, or even know you. We clear?"