Pretty Little Liars Season 3 comes to a close with tonight's finale (Season 3, Episode 24: "A dAngerous gAme"), and spoilers promise big twists and plenty of answers. Waiting even a few more hours is killing us, so to pass the time, we've taken a close look at the episode’s sneak peeks to see what else we can learn before it airs.
Spencer's back. In the sneak peek below, the Liars sit around in the Hasting's house, waiting to see Spencer (Troian Bellisario), who's been released from Radley. They're worried about their friend's mental health, and her dramatic, sardonic grand entrance probably doesn't boost their confidence.
Emily's all sorts of upset. In the same sneak peek, we see that Emily (Shay Mitchell) is still trying to wrap her mind around the news that there's a second body that the cops say is Toby (Keegan Allen).
Spencer's motivation. In the sneak peek below, which seems to be a later bit from the same scene, Spencer explains that she broke down because she wasn't strong enough the handle what "A" threw at her, but now she's decided she doesn't want to be the victim anymore.
Of course, that motivation is too vague to tell us anything about whether or not Spencer actually joined the "A" team. Did she join the team for real because they always win, or is she pulling a risky double agent act because she's tired of being pushed around?
The Hastings’ party. In the same sneak peek, Spence invites her friends to the welcome home "soiree" her parents are throwing for her. It sounds like that event is going to play a major role this week.
What does Spencer need the Liars for? The clip ends with Spencer reflecting that she's "counting on" the Liars doing "anything" for her. Is she counting on them trusting her while she destroys them, or is she hoping they'll support her crazy "A"-team infiltration?
Inside "A"s lair. In a sneak peek clip which you can watch here, we get a good look inside "A"'s new mobile lair, where Mona (Janel Parrish) is up to her usual high-tech shenanigans.
A plan and a reward. "We like your plan," Mona says in the same sneak peek, while looking at an invite to Spencer's party. "You'll get your reward Friday. Those bitches are finally going to get what they deserve." Umm. We don't like the sound of that — especially when combined with Spencer's cryptic words in the first two sneak peeks.
Using Malcolm? In the sneak peek below, it becomes clear that the Liars — minus Spencer, who we think actually did the deed — are convinced Mona is the one who kidnapped Malcolm last week. However, while they agree on the culprit, they disagree on what to do about it. Should they ask Malcolm for info about the girl calling herself Alison, or should they leave the kid out of it?
Will Hanna go ahead without permission? Aria (Lucy Hale) says no go to talking with Malcolm, but it looks like Hanna might disobey the direct order. At the end of that sneak peek she grabs a flyer Ezra (Ian Harding) put up looking for a babysitter. "I could use some extra money" she quips. Yeah, we're sure that's your motivation, Han.
Ezra at Rosewood High. Speaking of Ezra, there's a reason he's putting signs up around Rosewood High: He's back to work there. That alone is going to be an obstacle for Ezria, and based on the sneak peek below, it's not the only one. For one thing, Byron (Chad Lowe) threatens to expose Ezra's relationship with Aria if he takes the job.
Did Ezra lie? Another interesting note about this sneak peek: At first, Aria seems convinced that Ezra's not going to get the Rosewood High job, and is shocked to hear he actually did. Did Ezra intentionally mislead her — or even straight-out lie — about how well his interview went?
Catch the episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.
Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.