A huge spoiler for Pretty Little Liars Season 3, Episode 21: "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" says that someone is going kick it next week. And here we thought Rosewood would be death-free at least until the finale!
Of course, we've taken it upon ourselves to speculate about some of the likely candidates, starting with a name we've seen thrown out a lot: Toby (Keegan Allen). We're going to break down the reasons we think the death could be Toby, and why it probably won't be.
Why he might die: As we've said in the past, redemption through death is a common trope, and we wouldn't be all that surprised if Pretty Little Liars took this route with Toby, having him sacrifice himself to save Spencer (Troian Bellisario) or one of the other Little Liars. Plus, he has been suspiciously absent from all sneak peek photos, which, at this point, go all the way through Episode 23.
Furthermore, Spencer supposedly hasn't hit rock bottom yet. Having Toby die — especially if he proves he did love her by doing so — would certainly destroy her even further.
Why he probably won't: We do think that Toby sacrificing himself for Spence is a possibility, but we really doubt it will happen so soon. While the writers and actors haven't said much explicitly, everything seems to point to Toby making it at least as far as the Season 3B finale. We know Keegan was definitely around when the cast was reading the finale script (though we suppose that could be for a flashback), we're supposed to get a clear idea of exactly why Toby joined the "A" team, and the writers and actors have hinted at confrontations between Spence and Toby down the line.
Plus, killing him next episode just doesn't make much sense. There's so much dramatic potential in his story — why would the writers waste that? As we said, we wouldn't be shocked if Toby died one day, but we fully expect to see many more scenes with him before that happens.
Do you think Toby could die on Episode 21, or is he definitely going to last longer than that?
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Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.