Pretty Little Liars writer and producer Joseph Dougherty was a busy little bee this weekend, answering numerous fan questions on Twitter. Amongst his topics? The ever-dramatic relationship between Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Toby (Keegan Allen). What can these two lovebirds look forward to in Season 4?
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What is Toby’s secret?
Toby Cavanaugh is always a man of mystery, but apparently he has a big secret in Season 4. Joseph dropped a Twitter clue as to what Toby’s keeping so close to his ever-so-toned chest: “Return to the scene of the crime.” Ominous, and open to so much interpretation. Is this a crime that Toby actually committed? Because we’re still kind of worried he is going to get framed for the arson at the Thornhill Lodge... Nah, we’re thinking Toby’s past crime is something that is both true and somewhat less obvious. Our guess? Ian’s murder. Not only are we supposed to get the answer for it in Season 4, but it could totally have been committed to save Spencer’s life. Sounds like the Pretty Eyes we all know and love.
Our favorite Spoby scene yet to come?
The Spoby relationship is already so chock full of awesome, heartwarming moments (and a few awesome, heartwrenching ones, too) that it’s hard to imagine topping Toby’s “pretending not to love you” speech or their Season 3 motel reunion. However, Joseph seems to think it’s possible, because his personal favorite Spoby scene is yet to come. When asked what his favorite Spoby scene is, he said: “Seriously, I have to think about that. There’s stuff coming up in 403 and 404 I’m proud of.” Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen. We have some Spoby epicness to look forward to.
Give Toby a hug!
It’s not going to be all butterflies and rainbows for Spoby in Season 4. Spencer is going to have her hands full (hopefully, literally) trying to comfort Toby as painful truths about his past come to light. When asked if there would be any scenes in which Spencer “hardcore comforts” (a phrasing we can’t help but appreciate) Toby, Joseph shared: “These two are on a very intense journey.” Story of Spoby’s life.
Are Spoby still together?
As for the question on everyone’s mind: how long will these two crazy kids stay together? It sounds like our hearts (oh yeah, and Spoby’s) are safe for now. Joseph said that these two were “together the last time I looked.” We’re going to assume the last time Joseph looked was recently, and instead focus our PLL relationship angst on Haleb and Ezria.
Does something bad happen to Toby?
...Or maybe our Spoby anxiety is justified. Joseph got a bit dodgy when asked why he wouldn’t confirm if Toby is in Season 4, Episode 13 (i.e. the Halloween special). You see, he has confirmed that both Caleb and Ezra will be in the ep, but not our other Rosewood boyfriend. Joseph said that he could not say either way if Toby is featured in the episode “because of the impact on stories outside of 413.” Yikes! Just when we thought we could focus our concern elsewhere for awhile, Joseph makes it sound like we have reason to question Toby’s safety/status on the show. We thought that was last season’s thing?
Do you think something happens to Toby? What do you think his secret is? Let us know in the comments below!
Pretty Little Liars Season 4 premieres on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.