Spencer (Troian Bellisario)/Toby (Keegan Allen) fans have it rough right now. With Toby revealed as part of the "A" team, it's hard to see how this Pretty Little Liars relationship could end in anything but tears.

Should the shippers just throw in the towel now? Maybe not. We've rounded out some of the most notable comments from the writers of the show, indicating that all might not be lost for Spoby.

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They love each other. According to PLL writer Bryan Holdman, he meant it when he said Toby and Spencer love each other. If that's true, it would seem that whatever else Toby might be up to, at least he's not entirely faking his feelings for Spencer.

There's always hope. Showrunner Marlene King has said that there's "AlwAys hope," even for Spoby.

Spoby shippers should trust the writers. PLL writer Andy Reaser has said the Spoby shippers should trust the writers and not "cry ‘ship destroyed’ at every twist in the road." Andy has also said that "hope is never pointless," and "true love always prevails."

What do you think: Do these kinds of comments give you hope, or do you think the writers are just stringing fans along until twisting the knife again?

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Catch the return of PLL Season 3 on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

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