Who better to ask the all-important “Is Toby really dead?” question than fellow “A” Teamer, Mona (Janel Parrish). After all, it was Mona who told Spencer (Troian Bellisario) her ex-boyfriend was dead, luring her away from the helmeted body before Spence could verify it was Toby for herself. Here’s what Janel has to say about Toby’s fate:

"It sure seems like he's dead, right?"Janel teased in a Hollywood Reporter post-ep interview. "He's lying in a pool of blood, there's his tattoo and Mona says he's dead."

Janel seems to be sticking by Mona’s story, adding that, “Well, you see his body there and he’s not moving, so it seems as if he’s dead.” That’s not very encouraging for all us Spoby fans, still looking for a happy ending, but we have other sources to calm our worried minds.

Janel also commented on the fan reaction to the episode and its distressing ending.

“Oh, it was crazy!” said Janel. “We had a mixed bag of emotions. We had some angry fans, we had some sad fans, we had a lot of hatred toward Mona's character and a lot of funny comments. Some people were saying, ‘Toby's too beautiful to die,’ ‘I will miss his abs,’ ‘My sweet baby was innocent ... he didn't do anything wrong.’ There were some entertaining tweets for sure, and a lot of them are mad at me.”

We love that Janel is so in tune with fan reactions, and that she takes Mona-hatred in stride. We have to admit: playing Mona looks like a lot of fun!

Do you think Toby is really dead? If not, why does Mona want Spencer to believe he is? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.