Previously: The girls discovered a tube of lipstick in the closet. Hanna spotted Jenna in the elevator with the same shade of lipstick. Holly Marie Mom finally found out about Chad Dad's cheating ways. Hanna met Jenna's shrink. Spencer showed off her mean serve to Chin Dimple the Second. Sean seemingly flirted with a different blonde. Hanna got an IM with pictures of Emily and Maya kissing. Toby and Emily started sharing mixtapes and making Flubber. Mr. Fitz's wise friend Artie told him that he was going to prison for hooking up with Aria, then Fitz found text messages from "A" and kicked Aria to the curb.
Aria is sleeping on what looks like a leather pillow case, and she's flashing back to making out with Fitz. Her headphones are removed from her ears by Spencer, and the girls are all in her room staging an intervention. At least they brought takeout. They want her to get out of her disgusting sweats and to try on homecoming dresses. She doesn't want to go to the dance, and they don't think that's a good idea. They think she's all upset about her parents, and Emily tries to Little Mary Sunshine it and say that it will blow over. Hanna reminds them that it wasn't a missed occasion, Chad Dad slept with one of his students. This actually seems to resonate with Aria. Can't imagine why. She says that things can change... with time. Aria says maybe, and Spencer takes this to mean she's coming to the dance. She says she'll think about it, but Hanna wants to make sure that she at least casts an absentee ballot for homecoming queen. Every vote counts. Spencer tells Hanna she's got it in the bag, and Hanna hopes this means she can rig the election. But the workaholic will be busy running the committee and in charge of snacks and still look cute for her first date with Alex. The girls are all excited for her, even Aria, who suddenly thinks she might come to check out the boy. Aria looks really odd, but after staring at her for like twenty minutes, I realize that it is because she's not wearing her normal eight pounds of eyeliner. No wonder these recaps always take me longer than I plan. Spencer tells them he's not going to know anyone there, and hopes that her friends will be nice to him.
Emily says she's going solo, and Aria says she will too. Spencer jokes that they should go together and would make a cute couple. Include obligatory Samantha Ronson joke here. Hanna sees Emily's face, and says that she should bring someone she has fun with. Emily mysteriously says she wants to bring someone, but is worried people will read too much into it. Spencer wants to know if she and Ben got back together. Why is everyone all so gung-ho to get her back together with the rapist all the time? Hanna helpfully changes the subject to food, though she jumps right into the fortune cookies. She stares at it, then reads it to her friends. "Lions and tigers and bitches, oh my. There's no place like homecoming. See you there. -- A" Spencer grabs another fortune, and they realize that all the cookies have the same fortune. How'd he/she get them in the cookies? I'm totally impressed. Nice work, "A".