But then Aria makes an excellent point, which is: Why did A specifically make it happen that way? If the aim was to bust Aria, then just give Ella the ticket -- or film them and GG that shit. But no, it had to be Hanna, because A always has it out for Hanna, and specifically to split these particular two of them up. Which is a very interesting train of thought, because they're the weak links: They are the two most compromised people right now, and need the PLL more than anybody else.
But Hanna's on an interesting train of thought on her own, which is that essentially when it came down to it, she screwed Aria: "I don't like knowing what I'm capable of." Which is the theme song of this entire show, isn't it?
Aria says that the bottom line is that she didn't go through with it, which is the correct and very sweet thing to say. Even though, um, she totally did, but it all worked out so bygones. I don't know, you guys, I'm sort of falling in love with Aria the last couple weeks. I thought it was just Lucy Hale's amazing talent at first, but both she and Ezra are just awesome recently.
And as long as I'm saying weird shit, I also have to say Ezra is probably my favorite person in this entire episode. I mean, even given that it's a major part of this episode, a plot point in fact, that Ezra's awesomeness can no longer be ignored; I buy it. They accomplished exactly what they set out to accomplish, and did the job of making me love Ezra Fitz more than anybody else for a little bit. Which I never thought I would be saying, but most especially on a show which contains both Emily Fields and Spencer Hastings, whom when combined are basically Iorek Byrnison.
So Fitz has some shit going on where, it was never really clear to me, but either there was a silent auction and the prize was, or there will be a silent auction which also is: A private book signing and coffee with this famous author Leonard Adams. We're sitting in the lunchroom and one of the teacher ladies at the table is like, "I love that guy!" and then Ella's all fake, like, "I did like that one book of his, what was the title?" Loose Leaf was the title. (If Leonard Adams is actually a character in a future episode, I will do a backflip for this show.) So anyway, Ezra can take as many people as he wants, and Ella is all over that. Is she crushin'? Maybe a little, but like in that coworker way.