'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: Are Emily & Maya Really Breaking Up?

Mon, February 13, 2012 9:19pm EST by 18 Comments
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Plus, Holden’s real secrets are revealed — and they’re bringing him closer to Aria!

All Pretty Little Liars fans know that the better looking a character is, the more trouble they are, which is why Detective Wilden’s (Bryce Johnson) return on the Feb. 13 episode spelled trouble — particularly for Caleb (Tyler Blackburn.)

The pigs got a hold of Caleb’s laptop, and apparently his computer skills have rubbed off on Hanna (Ashley Benson), because she was able to hack in from another laptop and erase the files. Of course, it helped that his password happened to include the anniversary of the first time he porked her in the woods. (Ah, romance.)

Meanwhile, Spencer (Troian Bellisario) wasted no time confronting her dad about the whole you-cheated-on-mom-and-created-a-beautiful-baby-named-Jason situation. She also teamed up with Jason (Drew Van Acker) to figure out the truth behind Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) “friend” Vivian.

And it turns out Holden (Shane Coffey) has an abdominal aortic aneurism, which basically means he has a Lucas Scott-style heart condition that could be nothing — but will more than likely strike at the most dramatic moment possible. Aria (Lucy Hale) seemed really worried about him this week, and I’m more convinced than ever she should forget about the ever-terrified Mr. Fitz (Ian Harding) and shack up with Holden.

Lastly, and most tragically, Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Maya (Bianca Lawson) hit their biggest bump yet. After yet another argument about Maya’s “occasional” pot smoking, she told Emily she’d never fit in with the other kids in Rosewood. She left Hanna’s house in tears, one of the millions of moments during this show when “Come To My Window” would have been the perfect background song.

OK, let’s talk about this week’s episode: Do you think Aria should date Holden? Will you be bummed if Emily and Maya split for good? And did you miss Noel Kahn’s eyebrows this week as much as I did? See you in the comments section!

— Andy Swift

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