We know that you’re dying to know who “A” might be! Don’t worry — we’ve got our crack team of sleuths on the case, picking up even the tiniest clue for your mystery-solving pleasure. Here are the hints from last week’s episode that may help us get even closer to solving this thing for good!
Suspect #1: Maya St. Germain
Why she might be "A": Was it just us, or was there something thoroughly suspicious about how Maya reacted to Emily's interrogation after she discovered the pictures in her chemistry book? Her robotic response to Emily's question ("No. I didn't.") just didn't sit well with us — although that could just be a consequence of the smooth, expressionless contours of Bianca Lawson's face. Sorry, B.Law: no 31-year-old woman can play a 16-year-old girl that convincingly without a little nip and tuck.
Why she might not be "A": As the new girl in town, she wouldn't have much reason to immediately start making enemies. Plus, as courtship rituals, sending ominous texts and defacing mirrors with menacing lipstick messages haven't earned us much success in our romantic lives. (Trust us, we've tried.)
Suspect #2: Toby Cavanaugh
Why he might be "A": Resident sneaky scuzzball Toby certainly seems like the type to concoct and execute an elaborate Machiavellian scheme to bring down his school's gossipy bitches. Moreover, his recent stint in a mental hospital, coupled with his preexisting tendency to lurk around corners and leer monstrously at Emily, doesn't exactly help rebuild his credibility with us.
Why he might not be "A": Toby was actually surprisingly sweet in this episode, dispensing Oprah-worthy pearls of wisdom to Emily: "Then forget about the idiots. They're going to see what they want to see. Even if you completely changed everything, they wouldn't be happy." Can we get an audio recording of Toby instructing us to dance like nobody's watching and sing like nobody's listening? We really think it might improve our self-esteem.
Suspect #3: Kate Randall
Why she might be "A": As Hanna sagely insinuates in this episode, girls with grotesque, horselike veneered smiles simply aren't to be trusted. Also, she does have a compelling motive to want Hanna to be publicly disgraced: Hanna's relationship with her father is tenuous enough that we're guessing a shocking reveal of Hanna's frenemy-blinding, bingeing-and-purging, kleptomaniacal private life might do some permanent damage, and then Kate would get to keep Tom Marin's craggy face all to herself.
Why she might not be "A": More than anything, Kate just seems too dull for the blackmailing life. Also, between her sailing hobby ("He gets all hung up in the shallows and I simply walk up onto the beach and take a bow" — gag!) and hourly applications of Vaseline to her big, shiny fake teeth, we're not sure that her schedule would permit the addition of another extracurricular activity.
Suspect #4: Wren Kim
Why he might be "A": Hey, paging Dr. Wren! Breaking into your ex-fiancée's family home on a dark, blustery night, then making out with her teenage sister — are these the actions of a man of integrity? We think not.
Why he might not be "A": Well, he drinks too much, seems rather fond of Spencer, and did arrive with a lovely potted plant as a gift. Also, getting back to Spencer's house with enough time to artfully sculpt the broken plant into the shape of a tombstone would be challenging. Then again, he is an Oxford-educated doctor, so clearly he's got brains enough to tackle that logistical nightmare.