And she pushes on that bruise with three fingers -- "Oh, I'd love to schedule another makeout sesh but I'm going to this thing with Ezra" and conveniently leaving out the part where like the entire faculty is invited to this thing -- and you know what, it's totally okay and meet that she should do this. The only reason her high school games with the love of her life are at all a narrative problem is because of the Aria/Ezra thing, which she doesn't even know about. She's doing it right.
And Byron, because he is a clichÃ© like most men, picks up the scent: Ella likes Ezra. Not in a sex way, not in a real way because he is basically a child -- chronologically and emotionally -- but just enough that it makes Byron feel weird, which is exactly where we want him... If it weren't for Aria. Which works both for the story and in a grander sense, because Ella is using Ezra for certain uncool purposes, the idea of her liking him, about which he will never even know, in order to put her family back together.
When I said we're all just Pretty Little Liars in our own households I wasn't only talking about teenagers. The fact is that men are raised thinking they're owed everything, and it's on our asses to make them feel that way at the same time we're constructing lives of our own making. That's not even feminism, it's just two thousand years of culture. It defines us.
Spencer goes to Toby's house, but he's busy dealing with "something" having to do with the DA, who has summoned him via his lawyer's towncar to discuss things. Spencer's -- first of all, she's dressed even gayer than usual, in the good way, the best way really, with one Temple Grandin braid down the side and a bunch of bricabrac'd cowboy gear happening -- and she's like, "Okay but WTF with the Braille? There's no reason for you to be weird about this." Instead of saying the proper response, which is "For no narrative reason I know that you should be looking at numbers and not letters because the first ten letters of the alphabet in Braille also correspond to numerals" he's just like, "It's not BAD, it's that you're reading it wrong, I can't explain now, our storyline doesn't start in this act, come see me verbatim Saturday morning when Jenna's out at her flute lesson."
Never Enough Jenna. Just hearing about these little tidbits and stuff about how she spends her day make me feel insane. 9-10 Flute Lesson. 10-12 Lingerie Fitting. 12-2 Attempted Brother-Fucking. 2-3 Nap. 3-6 Being A all over the place. (A sends Spencer some text about how Jenna's going to be pissed once she finds out that Spence is the second PLL to befriend Toby, but it almost seems like icing on the cake at this point. Toby has made us well aware of this obvious fact.)