To be more specific, the Fields have been: Whispering, closing doors, changing the channel when Ellen comes on, etc. So yeah, now is the time to introduce them to Maya. Three weeks after your dad comes home and you come out. "Got it. I will wear the girliest dress I own. I'll tell them I sewed it myself," Maya says, because she is a good sport and she has that wisdom of the aged. "Maya, this isn't a joke. My mom isn't your mom, okay?"
Ezra talks about Jay Gatz a little bit -- explaining Spencer's fashion -- in a way that I think might make sense later, considering how everybody on this show is a liar and lots of them in the same way as Gatsby: "...[M]ore than just a pretty face, he was ambitious, ruthless, charming..." If Noel ends up being... Wait, he grew up with them, never mind. Oh, but he ran a girl over... I got nothing. If we're talking about phonies I would say that always goes to Aria, but she is ambitionless, charmless and full of useless ruth.
Whoever ran Hanna over, that's your Gatsby. Or rather, the Daisy, but either way that makes Hanna the Myrtle, which in turn makes... This is a pointless exercise, much like Ezra's teaching: "...And the themes of change and loss are central to both novels." Haha! High school is so fucking stupid. What's this book about? A little change, a little loss. You know. Themes.
Ezra hands back papers and says teacher things and then the second everybody's cleared out Aria slinks back in to "get Hanna's assignment" and have one of their nonstop secret meetings they like to have in public. So yeah, Noel admitted to writing on the car window, and to being stupid and angry and jealous. Ezra's like, "Jesus, Aria, I know what he did it for! Teenagers are all the same, what, like he invented writing creepy things? God, you are such a child sometimes... Such a perfect, alabaster example of woman in the very first blush of bloom, such a bewitching nymphet. I just cannot stay mad at you."
So while Aria promises Ezra that Noel won't tell or otherwise to anything to benefit from the knowledge that the girl he loves is boffing an older gentleman in a position of power over her, everybody runs around being nervous for Emily and wishing her luck. "Make sure Maya doesn't do all the talking. If she starts going over a cliff, you grab the wheel." Guess who said that. Just guess.
Mona comes running up to Spencer and Emily to invite them to a party she's throwing at Hanna's house. It is to be a "Surprise!" kind of party, with the theme Welcome Home Hanna, We Love You With Or Without Your Spleen. Also, Sean is "totally down," because for some reason she checked with Hanna's kinda-boyfriend but not, you know, Hanna. Which is pushing it, even for Mona. Unless she is the Killer(s) or A(s), in which case it's pretty low-key.