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Spencer is onto Ezra, but on Pretty Little Liars Season 4, Episode 19 (“Shadow Play”) her over reliance on pills will catch up to her, sending her spiraling into a world of film noir. What clues will she discover in a version of Rosewood that looks straight out of the 1940s?

If you need a refresher on what to expect when you tune in to the episode tonight, here's the official ABC Family synopsis of the episode:


Spencer’s numerous sleepless nights with the help of prescription pills start to take a toll on her as her hunt for Ali and much needed answers continues. As she pours over newly acquired information, her world view takes a black and white turn. Now teleported into the world of 1940’s Film Noir, Spencer tries to come up with the answers she and her friends have been desperately looking for. But in this world of fedora hats, switchboards and 15 cent coffee, can Spencer finally put all of the pieces together that lay in front of her?

This is a live recap, so if you want to join us analyzing all the action in tonight's episode, keep refreshing for the latest updates; we'll start recapping when Season 4, Episode 19 officially starts (at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family!).

8:01: "How are we going to convince Aria if we can't even say it out loud?"

8:01: They found Ali's journal! That was... easy.

8:02: Hi Mona. What are you up to? What do you guys think? Is she working with Ezra, or stealing from him?

8:03: Hanna is totally catching on to Spencer.

8:03: Is it inappropriate for Hanna and Spencer to ask Emily to talk to Paige about Shana? Or does that just make sense? They do need as much info as possible...

8:04: Spencer really is a mess. Somehow, she still looks gorgeous. 

8:04: "Hanna's right." "I love when you say that." Aww.

8:05: Sometimes the villains win? Yeah, we bet Ezra likes hearing that.

8:06: And now it is noir world! 

8:09: Noir Ezra, you are creepy. "Cross your heart? Hope to die?"

8:10: Hanna hates men. Love it.

8:10: This episode is a regular Spencer Hanna love fest. Adore it.

8:11: "Time to go wrestle the world to its knees."

8:12: "I've heard of it, I just don't subscribe to the practice."

8:12: Oh hey, giant picture of Ali just shows up out of nowhere. That's normal.

8:13: Mona looks amazing. 

8:18: "That's what a boy says when he cheats. I feel almost normal." This scene is killing us.

8:19: "I have to leave first." "Why?" "Because I can't stand to see you walk away from me." Ug. Dead.

8:20: Mona is fantastic in all time periods.

8:22: Why hasn't Spencer told Aria about Ezra yet? She's not sure. We like this moment. Feels like Spencer's brain talking to her.

8:26: "Is it because they wear hats and the blood gets stuck in their heads?" Ha.

8:27: We like it when Paige gets scenes with the other Liars. That should happen more often.

8:28: Ezra just drops Ali being alive. Ha, again.

8:29: "Maybe you should be the one I'm afraid of." Is this a hint? Whatever the case, we love this scene. Ali and Spencer tension is the best.

8:34: "Spencer doesn't get confused. Spencer's the smart one. Maybe smart enough to get away with murder."

8:35: Ezra tells Aria Alison is alive. We would kill for this to happen in the real world of Rosewood.

8:36: Hanna the phone operator is excellent.

8:37: Oh, this Paily scene. Gorgeous. 

8:38: "Secrets aren't just secrets. They're weapons." 

8:40: Poor Spencer is breaking up. 

8:41: "I didn't know I had an official look." "Oh, you do."

8:42: "I think the story's changing." That's one way to put it...

8:47: Ali is a showgirl, hiding in plain sight. Sounds about right.

8:48: Ali is not happy to see the Liars. Interesting. The version of her in Spencer's mind is pretty harsh.

8:50: "I think I liked you better when you were dead." Way harsh, Aria.

8:56: "I'm just so damn tired." We love this car scene. It's totally Spencer's brain yelling at her.

8:57: And back to the real world. Look at the pages, not the book, Spencer. What does that mean?

8:57: It turns out that Ezra has made some changes in the book. Good thing Spencer took photos before.

8:58: And they realize Ezra much know they know. Smart.

8:58: And an Ezria kiss to top it all off!

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