|“||In the middle of a war, you have to remember what you're fighting for.||”|
— Caleb Rivers
Caleb Rivers is one of the main characters in the television series Pretty Little Liars on Freeform. He was the main protagonist of the spin-off series, Ravenswood. He is portrayed by Tyler Blackburn.
A troubled foster child with a complex past, Caleb initially befriended The Liars after he began a relationship with Hanna Marin. He soon became the technical expert of the group, often trying to outsmart the villainous A. His relationship with Hanna was the catalyst of his life, and they eventually married in an intimate ceremony.
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Caleb Rivers was born to Claudia Dawson and Jamie Doyle in 1995. Jamie wasn't prepared to be a father and stepped back from Claudia and Caleb, and assumed the role of Caleb's uncle, the brother of his real father. When Caleb was five-years-old, Claudia dropped him off at his Aunt Patty's house under the guise that she was shopping but never came back for him. He eventually ended up in foster care and bounced around numerous foster homes. He grew up with his "Uncle" Jamie in his life, who took him to a few Phillies games a year. Eventually, they fell out of contact during one of Caleb's many moves. As a child, he looked for his father everywhere - in stores, the streets, and even in his dreams. When he turned thirteen, he gave up his search. Because he grew up in foster care, he became very street-smart and eventually, fell into a bad crowd.
When he first moved to Rosewood, Caleb was placed in a foster home with Janet, an older woman who only fostered Caleb so she couch cash the government checks. He was enrolled at Rosewood High School and became known as the sketchy new kid with a troubled past. He illegally upgraded and fixed people's phones for money, which is what initially caught the attention of a popular girl, Hanna Marin. He began a bickering relationship with Hanna over their opposite backgrounds and interests.
He was asked to hack Jenna Marshall's phone for the Liars, and later hacked things for Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily. Caleb was the first person, besides Dr. Sullivan to be told about "A" and actively worked on decrypting files from A's phone to help Hanna and her friends. In Season 3, he was shot by Lyndon James after finding Emily and Lyndon in the lighthouse at Lighthouse Rock Inn and had to have emergency surgery. He would later make a full recovery.
Caleb is open to reuniting with Claudia for a visit when she extends the offer to him in Season 2. Living in foster care and his relationship with Hanna has greatly changed Caleb's outlook on the future. Caleb used to work for car thieves as a computer hacker in Allentown, but realized it was wrong and moved away.
He soon realized spying on Hanna was wrong so he backed away from Jenna and told Hanna the truth when she confronted him about it. However, because of this, they broke up but she eventually forgives him and they get back together again in Season 2. He is reunited with his uncle, who Hanna figured out was, in fact, Caleb's dad, Jamie. Even though Caleb has had lots of family problems, Hanna is always there to support her boyfriend after he helps her with Mona.
He helps track down the van that A kidnapped the girls from as seen in the Season 5 finale Welcome to the Dollhouse. He successfully saves Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily from A and the dollhouse and has been since helping Hanna recover from her trauma in the dollhouse.
Caleb Rivers, a foster teen from Rosewood, Pennsylvania, encountered fellow foster teen Miranda Collins while crashing a party in the neighboring town. The troubled girl was searching for her Uncle in the eery town of Ravenswood. Upon his girlfriend, Hanna Marin's insistence, Caleb volunteered to help Miranda find her Uncle. When they arrived in Ravenswood, Caleb discovered that his ancestors also lived in Ravenswood over a hundred years ago. He also learned that the Collins and Rivers families were connected, via their doppelganger ancestors. Encaptured by the mysterious town and the potential it held, Caleb decided to stay in Ravenswood in the hopes of learning more about his family history.
When Miranda died in a freak accident, Caleb was launched into an eerie paranormal investigation alongside the now-deceased Miranda, Remy Beaumont, and the twins Luke and Olivia Matheson. The group discovered an ancient curse that was placed upon their families, known as The Curse of The Five. It sentenced one member of every family who made the pact, the Collins, Beaumont's, Matheson's, and Rivers, to an early death. As they untangled the history behind Ravenswood, Caleb also reconnected with his father, Jamie Doyle, and a long-lost relative, Henry Rivers.
He came to fix Emily Fields' phone so that she could call Maya St. Germain at her reform school. He could tell Emily is desperate, so he charges her an extra 40 bucks for a rush job. Hanna and Emily pick up her phone, and Caleb cryptically tells Hanna that while he may not know much about her, she doesn't know much about herself either.
At detention, Hanna finds the company is none other than Caleb. While joking around with her, Caleb learns that Hanna is trying to prevent Ella from driving Philadelphia. He uses his phone to stage that his social worker has dismissed him from detention. The next day, Caleb gives Hanna a piece from Ella Montgomery's car, which he had removed the day before. When Hanna finds him, she is pleased but isn't outwardly grateful. She does offer him money, but Caleb says he wants something else; he doesn't know what yet, but he'll think about it.
Caleb has come up with an idea for what he would like Hanna to do to repay him: date him in order to up his credibility at school. Eventually, Aria and Hanna realize that their pursuer is Caleb, who has been sleeping at the school, having been abandoned by both his biological and foster parents. The next day in the hallways, Hanna expresses her concern over Caleb living in the school. He brushes off her sympathy, and Hanna introduces him to Bridget Wu in exchange for Caleb listing all the places that he previously lived in. The two continue this banter, exchanging names for information, and their friendship grows and moves in with Hanna.
He starts living in Hanna's basement without Ashley's knowledge. Caleb "comes over" through the front door, surprising Hanna and disconcerting Mrs. Marin, who immediately forms a negative opinion of her daughter's new friend. Caleb takes the liberty of opening the door and greeting "James Leland". Hanna and Caleb are immediately suspicious of James, though for different reasons. Caleb claims architects don't use crappy pens, which Mr. Leland uses to sign some form that Ashley presents him for the bank. Hanna doesn't get good vibes, as she thinks the guy to be too smooth. He put it together that the guy was an imposter. Hanna thanks Caleb for his help that day and he retires back to the basement.
Hanna walks into the bathroom to grab her mascara while Caleb is showering. Then, Ashley knocks on the bathroom door, asking Hanna if her phone was there. Ashley opens the bathroom door, prompting Hanna to jump in the shower fully clothed so that her mother won't realize it is Caleb showering, not Hanna. She holds her hand over his mouth so he won't make noise and she makes this awkward situation even worse when he catches her sneaking a peek when he turns around. After that incident, Caleb is being bushed off by Hanna as much as possible. Thinking that she didn't want him in her house anymore, he prepares to leave. Hanna reluctantly tells the truth and Caleb is tender towards this. Touched, Hanna kisses him, which escalates into a full-on make out. Thus, the two of them begin to secretly date. Spencer later enists his help to crack Jenna‘s phone for any secret messages she‘s been sending.
Hanna and Caleb come home from school and start kissing passionately. They make their way to the kitchen, where Ashley confronts them. She asks Caleb to leave, but Hanna protests that he just arrived. Ashley knows about Caleb hiding in the basement. Ashley evicts Caleb from her home just as he and Hanna were starting to become romantically involved. Caleb leaves, and Hanna follows slamming the door behind them. Two camp out in the woods for the night and they have sex. The next say, Caleb comes over for dinner where Ashley decides to let him stay in their guest bedroom. He steps outside to make a phone call. Caleb his caller know that he is no longer willing to assist them.
At school, Caleb is mysteriously speaking on the phone with someone, telling this person that something cannot happen that night. He keeps referring to "her," and it becomes clear after he mentions that he is living in her house that he means Hanna. It's revealed that Caleb was hired by Jenna Marshall to spy on Hanna. Hanna is furious and hashes out on Caleb when she returns home from school. He replied he never meant to hurt her, adding the fact he told Jenna that he couldn't help her anymore once things between him and Hanna started happening. She is not satisfied with this his explanation, and makes him leave.
Caleb is sitting reading an outdoor bench. Hanna sits with I'm and asks why he was working for her. Caleb reveals that Jenna was looking for a key, though Hanna has no clue why or for what reason. Caleb explains that it was related to Alison. Caleb then asks Hanna a few questions regarding "the Jenna Thing". But, she retorts saying that she gets to ask the questions. After Hanna exhausts everything that Caleb knows she leaves. In the evening, Caleb tries to give Hanna a special goodbye letter before leaving Rosewood for Arizona, explaining his feelings for her and of course, apologizing. After not finding Hanna at home, he gives it to Mona Vanderwaal so Hanna could get. Later, Caleb boards the bus out of Rosewood.
Caleb is riding back to Rosewood with Lucas Gottesman who wants to bring him back to make Hanna happy. Meanwhile, Hanna deletes Caleb from her phone's contacts and sheds a few more tears.
We next see Lucas rolling Caleb back into Rosewood. Lucas protectively warns Caleb not to hurt Hanna. Caleb is back in Rosewood and staying at Lucas' house who warns him not to hurt Hanna again. At the Marin house, seated quietly in her kitchen beside her mother. Hanna isn’t thrilled, and she treats Caleb coldly, even when he makes eyes at her. She learns that Caleb tried to give her a letter and say goodbye. He has come to apologize, but Hanna does not forgive him. He says, "I love you," but her mind is made up and he leaves.
Caleb is once again attending Rosewood High. He is eager to take Lucas up on his suggestion to make his date with Danielle a double with Caleb and Hanna. Caleb pushes Hanna during lunch to accept. She initially refuses, but after a few moments, she gives in. During the date, Caleb is back at Hanna's place joking around with her like old times, though Hanna seems annoyed by this. She asks Caleb to embrace her, thus settling Danielle's fears and enabling her to get close to Lucas. Caleb is happy to embrace Hanna again, but she remarks that she isn't easy, letting him know she did it for their audience, not him.
Caleb tries to comfort Hanna after the town believes Ian to be Alison's murderer. She rebuffs him, but then apologizes, citing what she's going through. She then asks if he's ever seen a corpse, which he replies in the affirmative. Later, she confronts his foster mother Janet about taking the checks the government gives her for raising Caleb. After Ian's funeral, Caleb brings food and ice for Hanna, and reveals that he knows that Hanna threatened Janet. They kiss as he is about to leave.
Caleb surprises Hanna by going to the fashion show when he initially didn't want to go. After that, he asks to walk her home and she asks him to wait, basically agreeing to the romantic possibility between them.
Hanna meets up with Caleb; who has just been stiffed by someone whose phone he was commissioned to "pimp out." Caleb acts nonchalant about his continued shady "business" dealings, but Hanna feels uneasy. He brushes it off, and she gives up for now. As they walk into school it is apparent that someone in a black sports car is watching them. Caleb then comes over to Hanna's room, where they talk again about Caleb's way of making money. Caleb says that he used to work for hustlers as their hacker, tapping into computer records for phone numbers and other information. He pulled out due to being afraid of the getting arrested, knowing that it was only a matter of time. His employers were angered, but couldn't deal with Caleb, as he ran away first. Hanna is first person he told about this.
Caleb conducts another shady business deal in the front yard of the school. Hanna walks towards him, and on her way, sees a man in a black sports car writing on a file with glossy pictures of Caleb attached to it. tries to discreetly warn Caleb by suggesting conducting business out in the wide open may not be the best idea, but he rebuts her idea, refusing to work in a lowly part-time job in fast-food. Later, he is picked up by Hanna and takes him to Spencer's family's log cabin, where they crash to avoid the man following him. They light a fire and remove the furniture slips to cozy up. Caleb says that he won't hide from him, while Hanna is worried that he is going to skip town, but Caleb insists that he is staying in Rosewood. That night, he comforts Hanna after her failed family reunion.
Caleb is found by a private investigator who was the one watching Caleb in the black car. He was hired by his mom to find him. He later finds that his mom is very wealthy and is sorry she took to long to find him and that she has two other sons. Which means Caleb has two younger brothers or half-brothers. He decides to go meet his mom in California, but promises he will come back for Hanna.
Caleb returns to attend Hanna's father's and step-mother's wedding. Kate sees Hanna and Caleb talking in The Church. As soon as Hanna walks away, Kate tries to make advances on Caleb. But, Caleb, the ever-loyal boyfriend, rebuffs her with an insult that Hanna inspired. He is bewildered by Hanna's behavior at the wedding and notices her get into a car with Spencer and Aria and is suspicious.
Caleb returns from California after visiting his mother for a month. Caleb approaches Lucas outside during the swim meet and thanks him for keeping an eye on Hanna and lets him know he plans to finish out the school year before deciding if he'll move to California to be with his birth mom and family. Lucas says he's welcome to continue staying at his house and also warns him about hurting Hanna in the future. Caleb assures him he won't.
The Liars give the phone they found in The Greenhouse to Caleb hoping he would be able to decrypt the files in it. But, while downloading the information from the phone, the owner abruptly shuts it down. Caleb manages to get a few files but says that its going to take some time decrypting them as they are corrupted. The next day, Hanna sees Caleb working on the files at school. Caleb assures her that no one knows what he's working on. Eventually, Caleb shows the girls a picture which he finally cracked from the one of the files. The photo shows four dolls which look exactly like the ones the girls received. He wants to know what the girls are exactly looking for, but Spencer cuts him off saying that it's really great and asks him to forward the picture to all their phones.
Caleb is determined to find Lucas after he goes missing, but Hanna is not interested. This leads to a fight and Caleb storms away. Later, Caleb comes to Hanna's house and at the same time, gets a call from Hanna. Confused, he answers the phone. He immediately rushes to Hanna when he hears Lucas's threatening voice in the background. Caleb asks what Lucas did and where he has been. Lucas reveals that he lost $4,000 in a bet over a basketball game, the money which belonged to Caleb. It was a sure thing until the team got disqualified. Lucas apologizes and gives him some of the money. Caleb assures him that they will figure something out.
Caleb uncodes more videos. He see images in the video of Garrett, who happens to be sitting across from him at the espresso shop. Later, Caleb confronts Hanna on the cellphone and showing concern for her safety. After revealing that he is being watched Hanna destroys the flash drive in a blender leaving Caleb shocked. Later, Caleb talk to Spencer and Emily about the flash-drive Hanna destroyed and promises to keep working on the phone in exchange knowledge on what is going on and what Hanna is so afraid of him finding.
Caleb is now helping the girls without Hanna's knowing. Caleb is able to get an image of a fake ID Alison made. Later. Hanna finds out about Caleb helping the girls secretly and storms out. Hanna confronts Caleb when she asks him to come see her. She asked him why he would go behind her back knowing how long it took her to trust him. Also telling him he's not the only person she's trying to protect. She then tells him about the serious money issue's her family went through, how they almost lost their house and how Ashley stole money from the bank to keep that from happening. Caleb is thanks her for trusting him enough to tell him. He is also learning more about Hanna and her friends' tormentor. Thinking Jenna is the one, he storms to her house only to be threatened by Garrett.
The school is having a lock down for its Rosewood High Truth Up Day. Caleb attends helps comforts Hanna and Aria during their own respective crisis's. While in the music room the students are told to write something truthful down and that it will be kept anonymous. Jenna refuses saying that people in the school have mistreated her and that it was full of phonies and liars. When Jenna goes to tell Mrs. Hastings on how she was cornered and slap in the girls restroom, Caleb immediately rebuffs that comment saying that if she did tell the truth that she would have to admit she threw the first punch. Later, 'A' sneaks into the assembly hall where Caleb is sleeping and takes his laptop.
Caleb is still hacking into "A's" files, but immediately locks his computer when he spots Garrett walking toward him with another police officer. Garrett shows Caleb a court order, which allows them to confiscate his laptop as he's suspected of hacking into the school files, and he traced it back to his IP address. He spends much of his time with Garrett and Darren Wilden who attempt to get him to log into his laptop for the files. However, he concocted a plan with Hanna to remotely delete his files so the police can't find them.
Caleb goes along with the plot to help uncover "A." Mona gets a text from A directing her to split Hanna and him up, so that night, Mona and Caleb conspicuously kiss in Mona's car. Before the kiss, Mona confides in Caleb that she is jealous that Hanna found someone solid like him, while she has had only short-term relationships. Melissa catches sight of the two. Caleb is reluctant, but does it for Hanna, who is unhappy but not threatened by the ordeal.
Caleb surprises Hanna at the masquerade party when he was supposed to be spending time with his mother in California. He is the complimentary Romeo to her Juliet costume. They kiss and dance.
Caleb has been taking cooking classes with Hanna during the summer. Caleb and Hanna plan to go together to buy the things they need for cooking, but Hanna bails, telling him that she has an appointment with Dr. Sullivan. So, she gives him the list, and promises to make an unforgettable Dong Po for dinner. That night, Caleb and Hanna are cooking together. He asks about her session with Dr. Sullivan, and is surprised to hear that she doesn't talk about them. He even calls them intimate, much to Hanna's amazement.
At Hanna's house, Caleb brings dinner. As they sit down, he notices that Hanna is very distracted. Frustrated, he confronts her and asks for the truth. Hanna reveals that she has to go see Mona. Caleb is shocked, but Hanna says she is having an "ambiguous loss." Caleb is surprised to hear her use such big words, but ultimately agrees to go with her to Radley Sanitarium the next day, not wanting them to sneak around each other. At Radley, Caleb waits outside. Just then, Wren Kingston walks up to him, and introduces himself. He tells him that Hanna has been visiting Mona for a while now, which comes as news to Caleb. He also learns that Hanna has been talking to Wren a lot, when Wren mentions the term "ambiguous loss."
Caleb and Hanna go to a coffee shop to talk about Lucas. Hanna says that Lucas used to be so sweet and Caleb jokes by saying no guy ever wants to be called sweet by a girl. Hanna wants Caleb to talk to Lucas but Caleb doesn't know because he hasn't really talked to him since he moved out but Caleb agrees to do it. Caleb goes and tries to talk to Lucas in the chem lab. Lucas asks what he wants and Caleb says that he tried to set fire to his girlfriend. Lucas tells him to mind his own business. Caleb says he would and is pretty good about doing that, but there are other people involved and tells him that he knows all about Mona being A. At Radley, Caleb is mad that she lied to him because she said that she would stop seeing Mona.
Caleb surprises Hanna with tickets to a concert. Hanna doesn't look that happy as he thought she would be. Hanna says she can't talk to him because he has made up his mind about Mona. Before saying anything else, Caleb throws the tickets in the air and leaves angry. Caleb's mom gets into a car accident but she is okay. Caleb goes over to Hanna's house because she had to tell him something. Hanna doesn't tell him anything though so Caleb decides to leave because he is tired of her shutting him out. Caleb gives Hanna one last chance to tell him, but she doesn't. Caleb then breaks up with Hanna.
Caleb returns form California. He is at The Brew getting a coffee when he sees Hanna walking over to him. They look at each other for a while before Caleb looks at Wren. Caleb then knows they are talking about Mona and leaves The Brew. He later helps Spencer decode Maya's website on the condition that he knows whose website it is. When he learns it came from Mona, he still is willing help crush the Mona Monster. Two eventually talk about his new expenses from his mother and offers advice from rich person to another.
Caleb shows up at The Grille where Hanna is. Hanna wants him to leave, but he wants her to get in the car. He admits that he was the one who sent the text to meet her there. Hanna gets in the car with him as they drive to an alley. Caleb knows she is scared but Hanna is freaking out because he doesn't know what any of this means. Caleb thinks he knows because she can stop lying to him and they can be together. Hanna furiously gets out of the car as she tells him what A has done including running his mom of the road which scared her. Caleb admits that he is going to help her stop A and is not asking for her permission. He pulls Hanna toward him as they begin to make out.
Caleb is at school IMing Hanna in the computer room. They look at each other before Jenna comes and takes Hanna's spot. Caleb watches as Hanna leaves and Jenna sits. Caleb sneaks into CeCe's shop in the dressing room as he waits for Hanna. When Hanna comes in, he pulls her into the room to talk. Caleb talked to her mom about not turning in the videos because Wilden could watch Hanna change into a bikini. Caleb tells Hanna he doesn't know how much longer he can do this as he pulls her in for a kiss.
Caleb is helping out the girls as he watches Emily's house but leaves when her mom comes home. When he goes over to Hanna's house, he almost gets hit because Hanna, Spencer and Aria thought he was "A". Spencer shows Caleb the text "A" sent them about Ali's body. Caleb decides that he is going with them tonight for their protection. In front of Ali's grave Caleb leaves when he overhears a conversation between Hanna, Spencer and Aria about Paige and Emily being at a Lighthouse Hotel. He arrives at the lighthouse and finds Emily with blood on her and Nate dead. He puts his gun down to comfort Emily. As he is hugging her, Nate takes the gun and shoots Caleb before expiring. Caleb is getting into an ambulance with a gunshot wound on his side.
Caleb is doing a lot better as he makes out with Hanna in a cleaning room until they knock down some toilet paper. Caleb mentions that no one has heard from "A" since the lighthouse and they also discuss the Ghost Train. He surprises Hanna on the train in his Phantom of the Opera costume. During "Cuckoo" he sneaks up to her but she doesn't know it's him until he follows her outside. She kicks him thinking he is a stranger, but he takes off his mask and they kiss. Caleb is still on the train because the police want statements about Garrett's body and the events leading up to that.
Caleb and Hanna are talking about Mona's locker incident. Hanna suggests that Lucas may be limping after Aria stabbed someone through the box she was locked in on the Halloween train. Caleb says that Lucas haven't been talking much since he revealed that he had lost Caleb's money. At the school's 10k, Aria and Caleb can't believe that everybody has forgotten what Mona was like. Aria asks what it was like to grow up without a dad. Caleb says he would look for him. However, he gave up when he was 13 because he was tired of focusing on someone he never met and started focusing on himself. He does admit, though, that sometimes he does wish that he could meet his dad to replace the person he always imagined with a real person.
Hanna overhears Caleb talking to someone on the phone about her and Mona, saying he will meet up with them later. Later at the brew, Caleb meets Paige and they decide to find evidence to prove that Mona is trouble.
Caleb tells Hanna that the aunt who put him in foster care has left for Australia. He has the chance to stop by her place, his old house, before it's torn down, but he isn't interested. Caleb and Hanna look through the stuff at his aunt's place. He's not happy to be there and is being rude to his uncle. Caleb's uncle tells Hanna that he hasn't heard from Caleb's father and that he wasn't much of a guy. He says Caleb's mother deserved better. Back at Hanna's place, Caleb says the trip was a waste of time. She shows him the baby picture and says she got it from his uncle. Hanna thinks the picture had been in his wallet and thinks the person holding him in the picture was also his uncle. She thinks his uncle knew him before he was five. He sniffles and says that he doesn't buy it.
Caleb is able to meet his real father, Jamie, who he thought was his uncle for so many years. Jamie and Caleb are able to bond as father and son thanks to Hanna. Hanna is able to help Caleb grow even closer with Jamie after having them meet for coffee and arranging for Jamie fix the church bell tower after the incident where Ian fell to his death.
Caleb and Hanna are together and happy, and Caleb is so glad Hanna got his father, Jamie Doyle, the job at the church. Caleb rants to Hanna about how his father is innocent about the church bell, and she reveals that she saw her money donation to the church in Jamie's wallet. Caleb is heartbroken. Caleb confronts him but Jamie is confused. Caleb lets out his inner turmoil from past betrayals as his proof of who Jamie is. He leaves when Caleb tells him to and they cut off ties. When Caleb goes to get them coffee, the church bell tolls, and Hanna gets an "A" text revealing that Jamie was framed. Caleb comes up behind her and looks at her phone, reading the text.
Sitting on the steps of the church, Hanna and Caleb discuss him being back from his trip to see his dad. Hanna asks him how it went, and he says that he told his dad he was sorry for accusing him of taking the bell from the church because they found out someone from the foundry did it. Things seem to be OK between them. Hanna seems upset and Caleb knows why, and he tells her that people know her mom didn't kill Wilden. Hanna says "A" will make her look guilty, and they plan to find a way to prove that Ms. Marin was really in New York at the time of his death. To Ashley with a potential problem, he goes to her ex-husband to ask him to help her.
Outside the school, Caleb and Hanna talk. Caleb tells Hanna about the missing gun from Tom Marin's drawer, saying that it was a .38. He says that if the police find out that Darren Wilden was shot with a .38, it is most likely that Ashley killed Wilden. Caleb also manages to pull Hanna away from Lt. Linda Tanner and warns her that the state police are the "real deal," unlike the Rosewood PD. At Hanna’s house, Hanna lies about her not being home and Lt. Tanner questions why her car is there, Caleb lies he was the one who drove her car, and two cops leave. Ashley looks down from upstairs and turns away while Caleb and Hanna hug.
Hanna mentions that Caleb is away camping with his dad.
Caleb rings the doorbell to see Hanna just as her and her mother kick out Tom.
Caleb is over at Toby's place. They've put all the information they have about the night of the fire at the Lodge up on a board and are preparing to investigate every lead. Eventually, the two make their way to Howell Acres Flight Center to get more information. Toby and Caleb make up a story and question Nigel Wright. Caleb slips him 40 bucks to show them the flight information. It shows the pilot is named John Smith, leading them to believe it is forged information. Back at Toby's place, they speculate Nigel may have been at the Lodge that night. They return to the flight center to confront Nigel. He says he was paid to fake a flight plan, he wasn't at Thornhill, and after some more prodding, he gives up the name of the person who paid him - CeCe Drake. Nigel runs away, but not before Caleb lifts his phone from his pocket.
Caleb visits Ashley in jail. Ashley thanks Caleb for coming. She tells him that she's worried about Hanna, and Caleb says that Hanna's worried about her. Ashley knows that Hanna is angry and wants Caleb to make sure that Hanna doesn't do anything stupid. She thinks that Hanna will listen to Caleb. He says he'll do what he can, and she thanks him. As they take Ashley away, Caleb tells her that Hanna loves her and would do anything for her. Caleb shows up at Hanna's back door. He questions why Mona's here, and Hanna lies and says that she's here to help her deal with her mom being away. Caleb doesn't seem to believe this. Back at Hanna's house, Caleb is trying to talk some sense into Hanna. He thinks Hanna's idea of confessing to Wilden's murder is crazy. They argue as Caleb tries to convince her it was a terrible plan to begin with. Hanna gets a text about Mona confessing. She shows it to Caleb. They go to the police station. They see Mona sitting in an interrogation room.
Caleb tells Hanna that he tracked down an unpaid cable bill that was sent to the P.O. box in Philadelphia linked with Nigel Wright. The bill is attached to a physical address there, where CeCe may or may not be living. Caleb visits Hanna, and asks if she wants to check out the address in Philly, but she asks if Caleb can help her sneak into Radley. Caleb refuses and they argue about whether Mona is trustworthy or not. Caleb reminds her of everything "A" has done. He thinks she should tell the police about "A" once and for all because it can't get any worse at this point. Caleb runs into Hanna on the street, and asks what he was doing going into Veronica's office building. He says he doesn't know how to protect her anymore. Hanna asks "So you were going to tell her?!" He replies yes. He would rather have Hanna hate him and be safe than the other way around, to which she asks if he thinks telling her about "A" will keep her safe.
Caleb approaches Hanna at her locker and she tells him she is going shopping with Ali's mom that afternoon. He thinks it's strange, but lets it go and asks what time he should pick her up for the dance. Hanna says they don't have to go, but Caleb informs her that Ashley texted him earlier insisting they go and have fun. Hanna and Caleb arrive at the hoedown, and when Caleb steps away, Hanna is approached by the strange boy, who asks to dance with her. Caleb is weary to trust Travis, but Hanna says that she has to and then she sees Travis leave the hoedown.
Hanna and Caleb go to the police station. Caleb sits with Ashley and she thanks Caleb for being there for Hanna. Caleb says that Hanna is a strong girl, and she gets it from Ashley. The district attorney arrives and breaks the news that they are clearing all charges against Ashley, and Caleb nods a thank you to Travis. Later, Caleb stops by and they watch the news where CeCe is wanted for questioning about the murder of Wilden. They are now all convinced that CeCe did, in fact, kill Wilden. Caleb notes that someone has to recognize her. Hanna and Caleb sit in their car outside Mona’s house in case Mona arrives. Caleb still doesn’t trust her and says that if Mona is in trouble, it isn’t Hanna’s fault. Toby and Caleb wait outside Mona’s house, noting that her parents are out of town. Caleb goes home while Toby stays. The girls call Caleb for help, who says that he will get on the next bus to Ravenswood.
Caleb sits on the bus headed for Ravenswood. He is alone except for a mysterious man sitting at the back of the bus and a girl sitting next to him. They make small talk, and she introduces herself as Miranda. She is on her way to Ravenswood as well, and explains that she has been a foster child for most of her life, and she is going to Ravenswood to meet her uncle for the very first time. Caleb mentions that he is a foster child as well. Caleb and Miranda arrive in Ravenswood and say farewell at the graveyard, They again when Miranda and Hanna finally find their way out of the house and go to the graveyard where Caleb was. Caleb finds them, and Hanna tells Caleb that she thinks "A" may have Ali. She leads both of them to the tomb where the entrance to the tunnels was, but it is sealed shut. Miranda, meanwhile, finds a gravestone with her name and face on it, and she is baffled. After rejoining the Lairs, Hanna tells Caleb to stay with Miranda to make sure she stays safe. They kiss and bid farewell.
Caleb, who has just returned from his stay in Ravenswood, walks into the Brew, surprising Hanna. The two embrace and discuss why he has returned. He tells her that things with Miranda and her family are more complicated than he had realized. He tells her that he can’t say what happened in Ravenswood, but he made promises to some people there that he needs to keep. He tells her that he needs to go back there. Hanna protests and asks if it is because of Miranda. Caleb says that it isn’t like that, but Miranda needs her. He says he can’t tell her what really happened. He walks out of the house. Outside, as Caleb walks to his car. They say farewell to one another and part, and Caleb is seen crying at his steering wheel.
Lining up for coffee in the Brew, Hanna notices Caleb standing a few people behind her. Hanna asks what he is doing back in Rosewood, but he doesn’t answer, instead turning telling Biff to keep it down, “this is a coffee shop, not the locker room”. When Biff asks if Caleb is looking for a fight, Hanna steps in and pulls Caleb back towards her, diffusing the situation. Hanna again asks him when he got back, and before Caleb can answer he notices Hanna’s coffee order, which includes a coffee for Travis, on the counter. Telling Hanna she better get her coffees, Caleb leaves while Hanna’s back is turned.
In a playground, Hanna finds Caleb on the swings, and asks why he hasn't returned any of her calls. He tells her that Travis is a nice guy and he did not come back to screw that up. Hanna asks him why he came back, but instead of answering he asks her if she changed her hair because Alison is back. Shrugging, Hanna tells him probably. Hanna asks Caleb if Miranda found her family, and Caleb tells her he doesn’t know, “the night you left Ravenswood was the last time I saw her”. Hanna gets a text message, and getting up off the swing she tells Caleb he is coming with her, and they have to go.
Arriving at Emily's house, Caleb and Hanna find Emily, Alison, Toby, Spencer, Aria and Ezra already there. Emily tells them that it's starting, and as they move into the living room Caleb and Alison share a look. As the press conference starts, Caleb grabs hold of Hanna's hand. The Police Chief explains that they've received confirmation tonight that the girl that was buried alive on the DiLaurentis property was Bethany Young. As the Police Chief is finishing up the press conference, a large boom is heard and windows of Emily's lounge room explode. Recovering from the glass blast, Caleb questions “what was that?!” Walking out onto the street to see the Cavanaugh house on fire and rubble lying all over the road, Caleb wonders if there is anyone inside, so Toby runs towards the house to check.
Outside the Cavanaugh house, a second explosion occurs leaving Caleb and the others ducking for cover. At the Brew, Hanna spots Caleb sitting down at one of the tables and walks over to him. Commenting that he looks as if he's got as much sleep as her, Caleb tells her he was with Toby until around an hour ago, and when Hanna asks how Toby is, Caleb says that he's still pretty shaken. Hanna still doesn't understand why 'A' would blow the Cavanaugh house up when they were all a few doors down, and Caleb reminds her, "A doesn't shoot and miss". Asking if Hanna's seen the newspaper, he hands it over and Hanna is shocked to find that the police are not looking into what caused the gas leak at the Cavanaugh home, "the cops in this town should be riding around in clown cars". When Caleb suggests that the girls should tell the cops everything, Hanna wonders what they could say, they don't have a face or a name. Caleb tells her this isn't a game, "A blew up a house", and Hanna says she can't, it'll unravel too much. Telling him that things are not the same as when he left, Caleb tells her he's noticed, and that he won't be staying long, he's thinking of going to Montecito for a while. Hanna says that she just thought if he wasn't in Ravenswood, he would be here, but Caleb doesn't want to commit to anything.
Caleb is packing when Hanna knocks on the door of the cabin he's staying in, telling him that Toby told her where she could find him. When Caleb asks if something happened, Hanna tells him that Alison was going to leave town, for good, and she was helping her. Caleb says that he understands Alison wanting to leave, and Hanna says she realised she wasn't helping Alison to leave to keep her safe, part of her wanted Alison gone. Caleb that it makes sense, Hanna never liked who she was when Alison was around, and Hanna admits that she still wants Alison gone, "Hanna, whatever she's stirred up inside of you is not going to go away. Even if she leaves. I should know, I left Ravenswood and half of it is still with me". When Hanna asks what really happened in Ravenwood, Caleb doesn't answer, and Hanna tells him she hopes he decides to stay. Grabbing his flask, Caleb takes a mouthful before handing it over to Hanna to take a drink.
Sitting in the Rosewood High courtyard, Caleb is reading a comic book when Hanna walks over to him and asks what he is doing. Caleb tells her he has his exit exams, and when Hanna asks how reading about monsters is doing to help him, Caleb tells her he’ll wing it. Hanna says that he cannot wing it and it’s like all of high school in one test, but Caleb tells her he’s good, “if they ask who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, I’ll say Daniel Day Lewis”. Hanna grabs some of Caleb’s French fries, before apologises when Caleb looks at her, telling him she should have asked, but Caleb tells her she never did. Caleb asks Hanna what is going on, and when she asks what he means, he tells her “you only eat three at a time when you’re bugging out about something”. After Caleb asks if it’s about Alison, Hanna tells him that Emily’s mom is throwing a dinner for Alison tonight, and they all have to be there in case Mrs Fields decides to grill Alison. When Caleb wonders how much immoral support Alison needs, he tells Hanna that if she’s going to make a break, she has to just do it, but Hanna tells him it’s not that easy, and he says that he didn’t say it isn’t going to be messy. Hanna tells Caleb that she’s been through a divorce, so it’s not just about cutting Alison off, she doesn’t want to get into some weird custody battle over her friends too. Caleb says that if Hanna loses her friends, she’s always got him, and when Hanna just looks at him, he says he should probably get inside, “I could use the next ten minutes to figure out why there are three branches of government”. After Hanna wishes him good luck, Caleb gets up from the table and walks away.
Caleb is signing in for his exam, when Alison walks into the classroom and says that it’s good to see him again, now that the smoke has cleared, and Caleb comments that his ears are still ringing. Alison says that she’s glad she’s not the only one that has to take the tests, but Caleb tells her he’s taking them to get out, while she’s taking them to get in. Alison mentions that either way it all comes down to the same time, pass or fail, win or lose. When Caleb asks Alison if that’s what she learnt those two years “someone had you in a box”, Alison says that she got out of the box and Caleb tells her with a bit of help from her friends. When Alison tells him that everyone needs someone to depend on, Caleb tells her she seems to need a lot of support, but Alison doesn’t understand what he means. Caleb tells her he’s not sure either, and he doesn’t know her that well, to which Alison tells him he doesn’t know her at all. Caleb tells her she’s right, “I just know you from what you leave behind. Like a tornado”.
Walking into the Marin house through the French doors, Caleb tells Hanna that he got her ‘S.O.S’ while he was at the store, “what’s going on? What’s wrong?” When Hanna asks him what he sad to Alison, and he only questions her “what?”, Hanna says that Alison just left her a message, pissed, before asking Caleb what he said to her and if he was trying to catch her in a lie. Grabbing a beer from the plastic bag he placed on the kitchen counter, Caleb says that he doesn’t need to catch her, “I’m way ahead of her”. Caleb wonders why Hanna cares if Alison is pissed, she’s trying to dump her anyway, but Hanna says that she doesn’t need him doing that for her. Asking what Caleb what he just uncapped, and Caleb telling her it’s a beer, Hanna asks what they are celebrating. Caleb tells her they’re celebrating his freedom and that he walked out of the stupid test. Hanna asks why he would do that, and Caleb tells her that algebra and civics don’t mean anything in the real world. Telling him that he is making some really great life choices right now, Caleb tells her it’s call a decision, “and you’re just mad that I can make them. You can’t”. Asking how this is for a decision, Hanna tells Caleb he needs to leave, now, she has a dinner to go to. Putting the beer he was drinking down, Caleb grabs the others in the plastic bag, and telling Hanna to enjoy the pot roast, he leaves.
Walking into the Brew, Caleb buys three brownies and paying for his desserts, he spots Hanna sitting on the couch. Walking over, Caleb asks Hanna if she blew off her dinner, but Hanna tells him that she got kicked out. Shocked, Caleb asks what happened, and if Emily’s mom caught her spitting into her napkin. Sitting down, Caleb says that he probably shouldn’t be giving advice about her friends, and she should handle Alison, but Hanna cuts him off, telling him she doesn’t want to talk about Alison, she wants to take about them. When Caleb asks what she means, Hanna explains that she may be having a hard time making decision lately, but so has he, and when it comes to her, he’s been on the fence ever since he’s got back. Caleb says that they’ve talked about this, “you and Travis”, but Hanna cuts in telling him that there is no her and Travis, not when Caleb’s back. Hanna asks Caleb what he wants, and sighing, Caleb tells her he doesn’t know, “the time that I spent away from here, it made me question a lot. I’m not the same person, I learned stuff about my family, me, the world”. Pausing, Caleb goes on to say that when he looks around the room, he doesn’t see the same stuff he used to see, and when Hanna asks if he still sees her, Caleb tells her of course. Hanna suggests that they should just start there, and looking at each other, Hanna leans in to kiss him. Pulling back, they look at each other and as Hanna’s hand finds Caleb’s, they lean in for another longer, more meaningful kiss.
Answering Hanna’s phone call, Caleb asks Hanna what time it is when she says she thought they were meeting for lunch. When Hanna comments that it is half past she’s hungry, Caleb tells her he must have overslept, and that he’ll just throw on clothes on, but Hanna tells him not to worry and she’ll just see him later. Hanna vents to Caleb in his car about Alison and how she is staying at her house, before asking if he brought in the bag between them. As Hanna pulls out a bottle of alcohol, Caleb comments that he thought he was supplying beverages, before wondering if Hanna wants to go on a trip with him. When Hanna wonders if he means somewhere further than his cabin, Caleb tells her somewhere far, “you are not the only one who needs to change it up”. Questioning how Hanna feels about Japan, and Hanna telling him she can’t, Caleb suggests Myanmar, only for Hanna that if she can’t spell it or pronounce it, she can’t go there. Hanna asks if Caleb has anything to cut the alcohol with, and Caleb mentions that he was just going to wait they got back to his place, before asking Hanna is she wants to stop to get sodas. Hanna comments that she needs a sandwich, she’s starving, and asking Caleb if he wants anything, something he shakes his head to, Hanna opens the car door and gets out.
At Caleb’s cabin, Hanna says that she thinks he should take her home, and taking a pull of his beer, Caleb tells her he can’t drive right now, “I can call you a cab or something”. Hanna stands up and after fiddling with her skirt, Caleb asks what’s wrong, only for Hanna to tell him that her skirt is too short. Commenting that it’s not, Caleb pulls her over to him and says that “it’s perfect”, before Hanna sits down on his lap and the two share a kiss. As Hanna reaches for her cell phone, Caleb tells her to wait, wondering if they can call the cab company in half an hour, but Hanna tells him she has to go. Caleb asks if everything is okay, and standing up, Hanna tells him it is, she’s just drunk and tired and she wants to sleep.
Caleb lets Spencer into the cabin where she wonders if Toby has been up there recently. When Caleb tells her no, and then asks why, Spencer wonders about the board of health, before Caleb comments that he was going to straighten up after he took a shower, “you can sit down, somewhere’. Spencer tells him she can’t, she was just stopping by on her way to the Ophthalmologist, before asking Caleb if the pan he is holding has something growing in it. Looking at the pan, Caleb mentions that Hanna tried to make nachos, and when Spencer says that this can’t go on, Caleb tells her that it is a frying pan, “I’ll just buy Toby’s step mom a new one”. Spencer comments that she’s talking about Hanna, she’s a mess, and she’s been that way ever since Caleb came back. Caleb mentions that he thinks Spencer has him confused with Alison, and Spencer tells him she knows the difference. Spencer begins to say that Hanna is getting wasted in the middle of the day, and cutting in, Caleb says “she’s not wasted”, but going on, Spencer says that Hanna is crashing into people that she cares about.
When Spencer says she understands Hanna not wanting to toast Zack tonight, Caleb questions what Hanna has against Zack, to which Spencer corrects herself and says she meant Aria and Aria’s family. Furrowing his brows, Caleb tells Spencer that she’s going to have to draw him a map, only for Spencer to tell him that he’s not dense, and he knows what they are up against. Spencer mentions that Hanna cannot be stumbling around the halls of school like she’s been on a bender in Cancun, to which Caleb questions her what is wrong with Cancun, “don’t knock it ‘til you’ve been there”. Spencer says that Hanna is making some scary mistakes, and when Caleb says that she’s a big girl, Spencer goes on to say that she’s also a loose cannon and he is supplying her with gun powder. When Caleb questions “what?”, Spencer points out that Hanna isn’t drinking alone. Spencer begins to say she doesn’t know what happened while Caleb was away, and cutting her off Caleb tells her she’s right, “you don’t know the first thing about it”. Spencer says that it none of her business, and maybe she’s not one to judge, but the thing is she always thought Caleb was the best thing to ever happen to Hanna, and it really hurts to watch them both fight whatever is eating at them like it is. As Spencer says that he and Hanna used to draw strength from each other and she doesn’t get what is happening, Caleb tells her he has to take a shower.
Sitting in one of the armchairs, Caleb tracks Hanna as she walks into the cabin and grabs a drink, “Hi Caleb… Hey Hanna, how was your day… My day was fine, how was your?” As Hanna sits down in the other armchair, she mentions that her day sucked, and when Caleb asks her what happened, Hanna asks if they could just watch the movie on TV as she’s not in the greatest mood. Caleb wonders if that mood has anything to do with the party they’re not going to, and when Hanna says she’s not going to that party if he paid her, Caleb asks, “and that’s because?” Hanna answers him by saying she’s just not feeling it, and Caleb says he’s never seen her turn down free food and a chance to dress up, “last year for Cinco de Mayo we drove ten miles out of town to a gas station just for the free burrito and a mini sombrero”. Asking why she’s acting so weird about “this”, Hanna tells him what’s weird is going to a party and listening to toasts about eternal love when one in three marriages end in divorce.
Caleb questions if Hanna is placing her bets on this marriage, and when Hanna doesn’t answer, Caleb sits up and asks if this has anything to do with the guy Ella is marrying. Taking a moment, Hanna mentions that he’s just gross, and when Caleb asks her to “please be a bit more specific”, Hanna says that he’s a sleaze and he gave her his number and wants to meet up. Hanna adds that no one seems to believe her, to which Caleb says that he believes her, before wondering why she didn’t tell him. Hanna comments that it’s not a big deal, but Caleb tells her it is, and as he tries to say something, Hanna says that it’s embarrassing, only for Caleb to tell her, “for him”, to which Hanna wonders why she’s the one who feels like crawling into a hole and never coming out of it. As Hanna says she doesn’t want to talk about it anymore, Caleb stands up and tells her that there’s not a lot to eat, so he’s going to stop in at Maggiano’s and get Hanna her favourite. After telling Hanna to stay at the cabin and watch the chickiest chick flick she can find, Caleb leans down to kiss her, and telling her that he’ll be back soon, he starts to leave.
Walking into the Brew, Caleb tells Zack that he “just walked in” when Zack asks if he’s with the catering crew. After Zack tells him that they’re closed for a private event, Caleb says that he’s not there for a latte and that he needs to talk with him. As Zack says he is busy, Caleb comments that it sounds like he has been busy “being the kind of scumbag whose begging to get his ass kicked”. When Zack asks what Caleb means, Caleb wonders if he hits on all of Aria’s friends, “or is it just Hanna?” Commenting that Caleb must be the boyfriend, Zack says he respects Caleb for coming by, but it is honestly a misunderstanding and that Hanna took what he said way too seriously. As Zack says that he was just joking, Caleb says he doesn’t know, “she has a pretty good sense of humour and she didn’t find you funny at all”. Zack mentions that he thinks Hanna is jealous and he didn’t want to have to do this, but pulling out a note from his pocket, Zack hands it to Caleb. Grabbing it, Caleb unfolds the paper and reads the note, before saying that Hanna didn’t write it. When Zack says he’s sorry and that Hanna slipped it into his pocket, Caleb takes a swing at his face. Backing away, Caleb tells those around not to worry, he’s not coming back for the party.
Arriving back at the cabin, Caleb walks straight to the fridge and grabs some ice from the freezer, while Hanna asks where he has been. When Caleb mentions that “he’s a piece of crap, but he has a strong jaw”, Hanna watches as Caleb puts some ice in a tea towel, and standing up she says she hopes he didn’t, but Caleb tells her “of course I did”. Caleb tells Hanna that there’s a problem, and Hanna tells him no kidding, before wondering how Zack is going to explain how he got a fat lip. Caleb passes Hanna the note Zack gave him, and reading it, Hanna says that she didn’t write it, and Caleb tells her he knows, “do you think that A decided to get in the mix? Saw that Zack was a dirt bag and decided to move things along?” As Hanna realises the note is the reason Zack got into her car, Caleb agrees, “yep”.
At Caleb’s cabin, Caleb wonders how ‘A’ could get someone to confess, while Hanna throws a heap of food and drink into the trash bin. When Hanna says that she doesn’t know, Caleb questions what Alison is going to do, to which Hanna says that she will do whatever the hell she wants. Caleb questions if Hanna thinks she should find out, and Hanna tells his no, before throwing a slice of pizza in the bin. Caleb tells her that he was eating that, before following Hanna into the kitchenette and asking what she is doing. Turning back from the fridge, Hanna tells him that none of food is good for him, and questions when the last time they ate a vegetable that wasn’t battered and fried. Caleb tells her to stop trash talking to diet, and asks what is going on, to which Hanna tells him nothing, just another day in the life of Alison DiLaurentis. Going on, Hanna says that Alison is in the driver’s seat of her life, and she’s supposed to watch Alison just steer her off a cliff. Reaching back into the fridge, Hanna grabs something and Caleb tells Hanna to “toss her, not my fried zucchini”. Hanna says that the other day Ms Adinolfi made an announcement about chorus auditions for a solo and all the girls started freaking out, and she wondered what it would be like to lose sleep over some stupid chorus audition. Hanna questions if that is what normal people do, and Caleb reminds her that “normal people are not being hounded by A”, and besides, “you don’t care about that stuff”. Hanna comments that maybe she should, and while she doesn’t know what she’s going to do about Alison, she is going to that stupid audition.
Running down the street, Hanna tells Caleb that she’s really glad they’re doing this, and Caleb says he is as well before asking Hanna if she’s good. Hanna tells him she is, before asking if they’re almost done. As a car drives past them, Caleb questions if it’s Spencer, and grabbing his arm, Hanna wonders that maybe they should just go back the other way, but Caleb reminds her that “it’s a loop”. Spencer gets out of her car and asks if Caleb can give them a second, but Hanna tells Spencer no and that they’re doing a loop. As Hanna starts to run off, not interested in what Spencer has to say, Spencer yells after her, but Caleb tells Spencer to “lay off it”. When Spencer asks what’s going on, Caleb tells her that she asked him to help Hanna, “that’s what I’m doing”. Turning around, Caleb runs off, continuing on with the loop.
In the Marin’s foyer, Caleb asks Hanna how Cyrus got away if Alison identified him, and Hanna says that once the clock stuck 8:10pm, he was a free man. Hanna goes on to say that ‘A’ must have had a getaway car out back and by the time Tanner called in the ID, Cyrus was gone. Caleb says gone or not, ‘A’ could still use it against them, and Hanna tells him she knows, but Spencer has a plan. Caleb questions if it’s a good one, and Hanna tells him no, it’s awful, even for Spencer. As Caleb looks over his shoulder to Aria and Spencer in the kitchen, Hanna apologises to him for lying. Caleb tells her they can’t get control back by avoiding what’s going on, before saying that it makes her feel any better, he didn’t exactly have a kale salad for lunch. Laughing, Hanna questions him, and Caleb says he had a bacon calzone. Caleb tells Hanna to give him a call if she needs anything, and Hanna tells him that she will, before saying that she loves him and they share a goodbye kiss.
Asleep in one of the armchairs at the cabin, Caleb is startled awake when Hanna goes to kiss his forehead. Caleb comments that Hanna scared the hell out of him, and having picked up a bottle of vodka that Caleb knocked to the floor, Hanna rhetorically asks him what it is. Getting up, Caleb tells her that it’s nothing and as they walk into the kitchen, Hanna says she thought they had a deal. Caleb tells her that it “wasn’t so much a deal”, it was more an understanding, and when Hanna says that they were going to stop drinking, Caleb mentions that it helps him when he can’t sleep. Hanna wonders why he can’t sleep and instead of answering, Caleb asks her what happened with the police. When Hanna says that they never made it, Caleb asks why not, and Hanna explains that ‘A’ chopped them off at the ankles, and they can’t be telling people that they haven’t seen Alison when there are pictures of her leaving Hanna’s hospital room when she was supposed to be dead. Caleb questions that ‘A’ has those pictures, and Hanna comments that they’re back where they started. As Hanna mentions that they’re always end back where they started, Caleb looks around uncomfortably and Hanna tells him to go ahead, she’s not going to stop him.
Walking into the Apple Rose Grille, Caleb kisses Hanna in greeting before giving a bro hug to Toby. Toby tells Caleb that Hanna says that he’s having trouble sleeping and questions what the deal is with that, and after looking away, Caleb questions what this is. As Toby explains that Hanna is worried about him as well as him and Spencer, Caleb wonders who died “and made you Oprah?” Toby gathers that there is something wrong, and as Caleb turns to walk out, Toby calls after him and tells him that Hanna is scared and if he walks away, she’s still going to be afraid. As Toby questions if Caleb wants things to stay like that, Caleb looks towards Hanna.
Caleb tells Toby that it’s human nature, “you go around this town tonight, you’ll find a lot of guys who need to take the edge off to get some sleep”. Toby wonders why he’d even gamble, and why not just deal with the thing that’s ruining his sleep. As Toby says that if he cures the problem, the symptoms will go away, Caleb tells Toby that with all due respect, he doesn’t know he what his problems are. Toby says that it’s not true, he’s been there, and when Caleb asks “been where?”, Toby tells him Ravenswood. Shaking his head, Caleb comments that Toby was a tourist, “I lived there”, to which Toby says that maybe he bought some of it back with him. When Caleb tells Toby not to push “this”, Toby asks him what he’s so scared of that he’d rather drink than face it. Going on, Toby asks him what he’s so scared of that he’d push Hanna away, to which Caleb tells him that’s he’s a “very serious line” right now. Toby asks if Caleb drinks during the day, and when Caleb tells him no, “I cut that out”, Toby wonders why. Caleb says that he got scared, and when Toby asks what he got scared of, Caleb hesitates. Toby tells Caleb to say it out loud, and taking a moment, Caleb says that he should have kept walking. Getting up, Caleb rushes from the Grille, brushing Hanna off when she tries to grab his arm.
Walking into the cabin, Caleb grabs his bag from behind the couch and starts to pack it with clothes when Hanna turns on the lamp and asks if he’s going somewhere. Caleb tells her that he “shouldn’t have come back here”, and that Hanna had no right to pull some stupid intervention on him. As Caleb starts to pack, Hanna tells him that he’s right about that, so she came here to apologise, but that was an hour ago and she’s changed her mind, sitting there in the dark wondering if he’s in an alley somewhere or wrapped around a tree. Caleb says that he can take care of himself, to which Hanna says that he can’t. Turning to face her, Caleb questions her, Hanna tells him that she said no, he can’t. Hanna mentions that Caleb thinks he can, and usually he can, but this time he’s wrong and he knows it. Hanna tells Caleb that she’ll fight for him, but he has to trust her, and if they don’t trust each other, she may as well help him pack.
Pacing, Caleb tells Hanna that they called it a pact, but what Ravenswood made was a contract. When Hanna questions that it was made with the preacher, Caleb says that it was with what the preacher represented, “but contracts have loopholes”. Hanna asks Caleb what he did, him and the others, and Caleb says that they took the jars down to the bridge, “where the car went in the water that first night”, and they opened them, “all of them. And released whatever was inside”. Hanna wonders what happened, and Caleb tells her nothing for a minute, “then the woods were filled with fireflies. Millions of them”. Caleb says that they drifted up into the trees and they were gone, “Mrs Grunwald called it ‘great ascendency’”. When Hanna asks what happened after that, Caleb says that there were no demons, no messages, no revenge. As Hanna mentions that there was also no Miranda, Caleb says that she was gone. Hanna tells him that he kept his promise, he took care of her, and Caleb tells her that he has spent this whole time trying to talk himself into that. Hanna says that he did help Miranda, and now he’s back with her. Caleb mentions that he’s not the same person as when he left Rosewood, and standing up, Hanna tells him he is, she knows him.
Looking away, Caleb picks the planchette from the Ouija board, “you see this. It’s just a game. A toy, right? That’s a lie. This is real. People turned it into a game and they forgot what it’s really for. They forgot because they were afraid of it”. Going on, Caleb tells Hanna that there is a whole other world, just right past the corner of their eye, “and I’ve seen it”. Hanna realizes that’s why Caleb can’t sleep, and Caleb tells her that he can sleep, he’s just afraid of his own dreams. When Hanna asks why, Caleb takes a moment before saying that after she died, “first time that Miranda talked to me was in a dream”, and that he’s just afraid that she’s going to show up again, “and she’s going to tell me I was all wrong, and that she’s not okay, and that it’s my fault”. Hanna tells Caleb that maybe he’s not the same person he was when he left, but she’s not exactly who she used to be either. Saying that they’ll get through this, Hanna tells him that she didn’t come this far not to have a happy ending. Putting the planchette down on the coffee table, Hanna wraps her arm around Caleb’s neck and draws him into a kiss. Caleb is finally getting a good night's sleep on the couch as Hanna watches the fireflies out of the cabin’s screen door.
Caleb and Hanna are having trouble with some fairy lights, and Caleb asks Hanna which one she touched. As Hanna says she touched all of them, she doesn’t know, Emily walks past and tells them to try one of the red ones because they always go out. When the lights start to work, Emily comments that she told them so, and that they all should deck the halls and fa la la la la. When Emily has walked off, Caleb asks what is wrong with Emily, to which Hanna tells him to read her boobs, the girl loves Christmas. Caleb and Hanna are still sorting out the lights when Hanna gets a phone call, telling Caleb that it is her mom.
Caleb approaches Emily who is placing Jesus back in the nativity scene and comments that she and her family really go all out. Emily tells him that her dad always finds a way to come home for Christmas, so after Thanksgiving dinner, she and her mom go outside, turn on the lights, and know that it won’t be long until they see her dad. Caleb mentions that now he knows why she loves Christmas, and looking down at her shirt, Emily laughs and agrees. As Hanna walks over after being on the phone with her mom, Caleb asks her how everything is at home. Hanna tells him everything is good, Ashley just needs cranberries. Knitting his brows slightly together, Caleb tells Hanna that they were “on the list”, and that they should be in the fridge. Hanna then tells Caleb that her grandma likes the canned kind, the ones that you slice. Emily pipes in and says that she thought Hanna’s grandmother always made a salad with cranberries and marshmallows in it. Caleb notices Hanna give Emily a look, and after Paige has called out to Emily, and Emily has left, Caleb asks, “what was that?” Hanna asks what he’s talking about, and shaking his head, Caleb tells her, “Hanna, I know when you’re lying to me”.
As Spencer questions what she was desperate enough to do, Caleb walks into the Hastings’ house and finishes her sentence for her when Spencer pulls herself up short, “kill Bethany”. Hanna walks up to Caleb, telling him he was supposed to keep that secret, but Caleb tells her that Mona came to him. With a grin, Mona says that she knew Hanna would tell Caleb, so she asked for his help. When Emily asks if there are any more helpers coming, and both Aria and Spencer say that they didn’t tell their bed buddies, Hanna says that she’s sorry, and questions how anyone could lie to Caleb’s face. Caleb mentions that he unlocked two more files, before commenting that Mona’s software “slays”. When he asks if the decoding program is military grade, Mona simply tells him that he doesn’t want to know. Caleb tells the girls that the “cops were granted access to Bethany’s Radley files yesterday”, and while he can’t open that link, he did find an affidavit that “Holbrook sent to the D.A. today”. As Aria begins to read aloud the first part of the affidavit that details Alison no longer being a person of interest in Bethany’s murder, she questions that Alison’s totally let off the hook, to which Caleb says yeah, “and Spencer’s on it”. Mona asks whether Caleb said Holbrook sent the document to the DA, but before Caleb has a chance to answer, Spencer says that she knows how this works, and that they submit an affidavit so they can issue an arrest warrant. Caleb watches as the Liars rally around Spencer, telling her that they’re going to stick together, before Caleb notices Mona look despondently away.
Sitting with Hanna in her car, Caleb hacks into Radley’s security. Hanna asks if he’s in, and after a few more keystrokes, Caleb tells her, “we’re in”. After Spencer and Mona, who are dresses as nurses, walk through the back doors, Caleb and Hanna share a nervous look. Caleb and Hanna watch as a car pulls up at the back exit doors of Radley. When they notice Holbrook get out of the driver’s side, they quickly try to make themselves discreet, with Caleb pulling the sun visor down and ducking under the dash. Caleb is looking over some papers that fell from the sun visor, while Hanna is leaving a voicemail for Emily. After Hanna ends the call, Caleb asks her what the papers are. Hanna tries to feign innocence, but Caleb tells her to stop stalling. Hanna tells him it’s obviously a list of colleges, to which Caleb tells her right, “but this is a list of schools that only brainiacs go to”. Hanna tells him yeah so, and when Caleb gives her a lot, Hanna asks if he knows the test they make you take, the S.C.T’s. Furrowing his brows, Caleb asks if she means the S.A.T’s, and telling him she doesn’t remember which one it was, Hanna goes on to say that apparently she did kind of good on it.
When Caleb asks how good is kind of good, Hanna tells him it was good enough that the guidance counsellor called her in for cheating. As Hanna focuses back on the exit doors, Caleb smirks at her proudly. Caleb and Hanna are still sitting in the car when Aria gets in. Standing by a police vehicle as the Vanderwaal house is taped off as a crime scene, Caleb and Hanna, along with Emily and Paige, and Aria and Ezra, stand huddled together, visibly upset and shaken. Caleb listen on as Detective Holbrook tells the waiting press that while the investigation is ongoing, they have ruled what has happened a homicide and that Mona Vanderwaal was murdered.
In the Rosewood Church, Caleb approaches Hanna, who, like he, is dressed as an elf. Hanna asks Caleb what’s wrong, and after giving her a look, Caleb says that he’s pretty sure some kid peed on him, “and that mean little girl, she keeps calling me Dumb Dumb”. Hanna asks what mean girl he’s referring to, and Caleb tells her, “Ali’s little mini me”. Pointing the mean girl out, Caleb and Hanna listen as she tells her friends that they can call Claire, who is a deaf girl, whatever they want, because she can’t hear them. Caleb watches and listens as Hanna calls the group of girls over, telling them that if they mess with Claire, they deal with her. After Hanna tells the mean girl’s friends that they don’t need a leader, they just need each other, Caleb comments that he would say that she put the fear of Hanna in her. Hanna then mentions that Mona used to say that when someone shows you who they are, you believe them. Turning back towards Caleb, Hanna tells him that she doesn’t think people change, they just get better at hiding it, but mean girls stay mean.
At the Masquerade Ice Ball, Caleb and Hanna, along with Emily and Paige, and Aria and Ezra, slow dance under the lit up gazebo, until everyone turns their attention to the top of the staircase. Walking to the edge of the gazebo, Caleb, Hanna, the other couples and Spencer watch as Alison, followed by four other girls, make their grand entrance. As Alison greets some of the guests, Spencer turns to Hanna and tells her that they should get out of here while everyone is still basking in the glow of Ali. Hanna begins to step down from the gazebo when Caleb calls out her name and kisses her when she turns back around, “be careful”.
Spotting someone, Caleb, Ezra and Paige start to follow. Walking up to Caleb and Ezra, Paige mentions that Emily and Aria lost sight of Alison. Ezra says that he thinks he just found her, and the three watch as Alison enters the Winter Wonderland Maze. Paige tells Caleb, Emily, Ezra and Aria that if it was Alison kissing, than it would explain a lot, and Caleb agrees, “yeah, like why Spencer’s about to go on trial for murder, while Ali’s weaving her way through a Winter Wonderland”. Caleb listens as Ezra says that if Holbrook is helping Alison, he wants to know when it started, before Emily explains to the group that CeCe showed up in New York that night, and Alison helped get her out of the country. Noticing Alison walking from the Maze, Caleb comments that it looks as though she made a friend, and they watch Alison and someone dressed in a white coat and hood walk towards the exit. As Holbrook begins to follow Alison and her friend, Caleb tells Aria and Emily to follow Ali, while he and Ezra follow Holbrook, and Paige adds that she’ll grab Lucas.
Caleb accompanies Ezra as he bails Holbrook up, wondering if they could both have a word with him for a second, while Aria and Emily slip by to keep following Alison and the person in the white coat and hood. Caleb rings Toby and tells him that they think Ali left the party, “I tried calling Hanna, but she’s not picking up… We’re on our way”. In the Hastings’ living room, Caleb holds an icepack to Hanna’s head as they and the other couples listens as Toby says that the letter Hanna found proves that Alison knew Bethany, and that it may create enough reasonable doubt to clear Spencer’s name. As the clock strikes midnight, Caleb rubs his hand down Hanna’s arm, and looks down to her.
Hanna tells the girls that her mom always said that Christmas was wherever they were, as long as they were together. Suddenly Caleb’s voice tells the girls that “we are… together”, and looking up, the girls find Caleb, Toby, Ezra and Paige on the Hastings’ staircase wearing Santa boxers, “Merry Christmas”. Caleb and Hanna joke around with some Christmas decorations, as everyone else huddles around the island bench in the Hastings’ kitchen. As Caleb sits down next to Hanna by the roaring fire, Hanna tells him that Mona should be with them tonight, and that the only reason they’re celebrating is because of her, before Caleb pulls her into a hug.
Caleb and the others sit at the table, as Ezra serves up Christmas chicken. As Ezra sits down, Aria tells them that they should all say a prayer, and they link hands with one another. Laughing and enjoying each others company, everyone starts to serve their plates with food. Caleb listens as Emily toasts to their family, may they always stay together, before clinking glasses with everyone. Suddenly everyone hears the sound of bells and something falling down the chimney. Getting up from the table, everyone heads outside where they find a Christmas tree all lit up in Spencer’s backyard. As they’re admiring the tree, snow starts falling and a message over Spencer’s barn lights up, “Merry Christmas, Bitches. –A”.
Caleb walks out of the Rosewood Church following Mona’s funeral service. Standing off to the side with Paige, Caleb watches as Leona Vanderwaal slaps Alison when she tries to say that she had nothing to do with Mona’s death. As Hanna serves ice cream in the Marin kitchen, Caleb questions that she stayed with Mona’s mom after the others left. Hanna tells him that they cleaned up, and Leona told her how she wished she would have done more when Mona told her about Alison. When Hanna says that they pushed Mona to help them, Caleb comments that Mona was on Alison’s radar “long before that”. Hanna says that she still feels awful, before asking if Caleb’s had any luck with Mona’s laptop. Shaking his head and picking up the laptop, Caleb says no, “I know why Mona wasn’t afraid to let me keep it. It is completely encrypted and secured unlike anything I’ve ever seen”. Caleb mentions that the only thing he knows for sure is that there are chunks of the hard drive that he is completely locked out of. Hanna says that Mona went to all that trouble so there must be something on there, and Caleb tells her that he’s not giving up, “my ego’s at stake now”.
Hanna then asks Caleb what he thinks Alison did with Mona’s body, and Caleb says that Alison’s the only one with that information, “and I don’t see her making that public knowledge”. Hanna mentions that maybe there’s somebody else who knows, or somebody who could find out, and when Caleb asks who, Hanna tells him Mrs Grunwald could. Getting up from the island bench, Caleb tells her that it’s not a good idea. Hanna says that she’s a psychic, a real psychic, not some card flipper at the carnival, and she has a real gift and they both know it. Throwing his hands up in the air, Caleb tells Hanna that she can’t mess around with “that stuff”, and that Hanna should believe him. Standing up, Hanna questions who else they can ask, before stating that Mrs Grunwald saved Alison when Mrs D planted her, and that she knows all of them. When Hanna says that Mrs Grunwald seems to like them in some disturbing and creepy sort of way, Caleb tells her that it’s not like lowjack, “you cannot just call her up and ask ‘where’s the body?’ And even if she could tell you, how are you going to explain to Mrs Vanderwaal where you got the information? Or the police?” Telling Hanna that he knows how she feels about Mona’s mom, Caleb mentions that calling “the Grunwald” is not going to help anybody.
Caleb lets Aria into his new apartment where she comments that it must be nice for him to have his own place. Turning off his music, Caleb says that it’s his mom’s name on the lease, and that she’s helping him out for a while. Aria passes Caleb a cup of coffee, and tells him that she didn’t know how he took it, but there’s cream and sugar in the bag. Looking around the apartment, Aria asks Caleb what all of the computers are, and Caleb tells her that it’s decryption software. Caleb explains that it’s searching for any existing patterns that may have been used to encrypt Mona’s data. Caleb adds that if they find out the pattern, they unlock the files. As Aria says that it sounds fancy, Caleb tells her that the problem is that Mona didn’t use any known patterns, “she made them all up”. Going on, Caleb tells Aria that he’s been running decryption software for months with no luck. Aria then questions whether all the hacking stuff works on websites as well, and when Caleb asks if she’s trying out for anonymous or something, Aria tells him no, of course not.
Caleb mentions that Aria’s Sudoku prowess doesn’t exactly qualify her to help out with what he’s doing, and after telling her that she knows that, Caleb questions why she’s at his apartment. Aria tells Caleb that three months ago she applied to six colleges, and she didn't get into Brown, which is fine, it was kind of a stretch, but Oberlin… After pausing, Aria comments that she nailed that interview. Caleb guesses that she wants him to break into Oberlin's database and find out why she got rejected, and Aria tells him yeah, she needs to know if it's her, or if it’s ‘A’. Nodding, Caleb stands up, and tells Aria to take a seat. Looking at Caleb and then down at the chair, Aria takes a seat, while Caleb brings his laptop in closer. After Caleb has pressed a few keys, he leans back, and Aria asks what she’s supposed to do. Caleb comments that if you “give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day”, and Aria tells him that if doesn’t want to help, before she notices Caleb giving her a look. Turning back to the computer, Aria tells Caleb to teach her.
At Spencer’s house with Spencer and Toby, Caleb listens as Toby explains that he found his family’s knife on a search of Mona’s property for her murder weapon. As Toby says that his dad popped the top off a jar with it and broke the handle, Caleb comments that there is a chunk missing right in the centre. Toby says that there is, and when Spencer asks Caleb how he knows what the knife looks like, Caleb mentions that he’s used it, “many times”. Toby explains that it’s from his family’s cabin, and that when he saw it, he froze, and a million things went through his head and for a moment he forgot he was a cop and he didn’t know what to do, so he just left the knife there. When Toby says that the knife could be the murder weapon, Caleb shifts uncomfortably in his chair. Toby tells Spencer that all they need on the murder weapon is one of Alison’s prints and she’ll be locked away for good, but Caleb steps in and questions what will happened if his prints are on it, or Hanna’s. Toby says it’s a gamble but…, and cutting him off, Caleb asks, “but what? I’m not risking my neck so you can get a medal for this”.
Toby mentions that this is about doing the right thing, and Caleb tells him that there is no right thing, “there’s only by the book, or save our ass. And I know which one I’m doing”. Getting up, Caleb goes to walk out, and when he’s stopped by Toby physically trying to stop him, Caleb tells him not to. Toby calls on Spencer, and Caleb tells her that “this is crazy”, and that he knows she feels the same way he does. Spencer says that she thinks they shouldn’t do anything, before telling Toby and she and Caleb promise not to touch the knife, if he promises to keep quiet. As Caleb questions if Spencer just wants to leave the knife there, Toby tells Spencer fine, that’s what they’ll do. Toby goes on to say the no one can know they had this conversation, and after Spencer coaxing him, Caleb reluctantly nods his head. In his apartment, Caleb answers his phone and greets Hanna, who tells him to save her. Caleb asks her what’s wrong and Hanna explains that her buddy has verbal diarrhea. Caleb tells her that he’s sorry, to which Hanna says that it was supposed to make him laugh. Hanna asks if Caleb is okay, and after umming and ahhing, Caleb tells her, “Toby was on a search of Mona’s property and found a bloody knife”. When Hanna asks what, Caleb explains that it’s from the Cavanaugh’s cabin. Hanna asks who put it there, and if it was Holbrook, before telling Caleb that she’s coming home. Caleb tells her that she’s not, “that is exactly what ‘A’ wants. For you to drop everything. Don’t”.
Caleb is zipping up his jacket when there’s a knock at his apartment door. Going over and opening it, Caleb listens as a bewildered Spencer tells him that the shelf life on secrets around here has reached an all time low. Closing the door, Caleb says that he knows, “I shouldn’t have told her”, to which Spencer says that he could have at least warned her before she was carpet bombed with angry texts from Hanna. Caleb questions why Hanna was angry, and Spencer says that it’s because she didn’t tell her. Adding that she had to beg Hanna not to tell Aria and Emily, Spencer notices a map on Caleb’s bed and asks what it is. When Caleb looks over his shoulder, Spencer comments that Caleb’s going back for the knife, and Caleb tells her that if his prints are on it… When Spencer gives him a baffled look, Caleb turns his back on her and explains that he can’t get hauled away on suspicion of murder, “again”. Spencer questions that Caleb said again, and turning back to face her, Caleb says that he’s sure Hanna has told Spencer some stuff about his past, “but there are things that I haven’t even told her”. Spencer asks what he did, and sitting down on his bed, Caleb tells her that he hacked for some dudes in Allentown, “some credit card number scam”, and when one of them turned up dead, the other one pointed the finger at him, “I was an easy to railroad. I bailed from my foster home. I was living on the streets”. When Spencer asks what happened, Caleb explains that one of the detectives saw that he was just some stupid kid who made some stupid decisions, “he got me released”. Going on, Caleb says that if he gets taken in on a charge like that, he’s not going to have somebody there to look after him, “I’m not a stupid kid anymore”. Caleb questions if Spencer is going to go tell Toby now, but Spencer tells him no, she’s coming with him.
Caleb and Spencer slowly move through the woods at the back of the Vanderwaal property. When Spencer comments that this is crazy and it would be hard enough in the day, Caleb tells her to “find it”. Spencer says that she can’t see anything, and saying Spencer’s name, Caleb tells her that they have to find it. Still looking for the knife, Caleb is stopped when Spencer calls his name. Pointing his flashlight to where Spencer is pointing hers, Caleb walks over to a pile of leaves. Taking off his backpack, Caleb pulls out a cloth and picks up the knife, before looking over his shoulder towards Spencer. Knocking on the Hastings’ French doors, Caleb is let in by Spencer who asks him what he’s doing at her door. As Caleb walks in, Spencer asks what happened, and Caleb tells her that he couldn’t do it. Spencer wonders what he means, and Caleb mentions that he felt as though he was being followed, “I drove to the lake and when I got there, I…”. Taking the knife from his backpack, Caleb repeats to Spencer that he just couldn’t do it. Taking a breath, Spencer takes the knife and says that she’ll do it. Telling Spencer to wait, Caleb says that as long as that knife exists, ‘A’ is going to find a way to get it back, and after taking a moment, Spencer tells him that they make it not exist.
At Rosewood High School, Caleb questions if they even know how to turn the kiln on, to which Spencer tells him that she’s looking it up. Saying that it has to be one of the switches, Caleb starts fiddling with them. As Spencer manages to open the kiln’s door, Caleb flicks another switch and when he says that he doesn’t know if he got it working, Spencer says that she doesn’t know and that they should just try it. Walking over to his backpack, Caleb grabs the knife and as he goes to place it on a trolley in the kiln. Caleb is still inside the kiln when the kiln door closes, trapping him inside. As the lights go out, Caleb walks over to the door and tries to open it, before banging on the metal, “hey. Spencer”. The kiln begins to start up, and panicked, Caleb looks around the kiln. Running out of air and affected by the kiln’s heat, Caleb stumbles to the ground. Caleb is looking up at the glass square in the door when Spencer looks through it and notices him inside. Telling Caleb to hang on, Spencer manages to open the kiln’s door, and getting to his feet, Caleb quickly moves into the art room. As Caleb is catching his breath, Spencer asks what happened and if he’s okay, and Caleb just nods his head in response. Spencer questions if the door shut by accident, and Caleb tells her that he doesn’t know. Spencer then asks where the knife is and if it’s still in the kiln, and when Caleb nods, Spencer turns to kiln back on.
In his apartment with Spencer and Hanna, Caleb he tries to track the text message that each of the Liars received. Hanna comments that obviously ghosts don’t have fingers, before questioning how Mona sent those texts, to which Spencer explains that it was an alert sent automatically by a security company. Caleb mentions that Mona post some kind of low-jack on her laptop before she died, and “someone must have gotten through the encryption and set off an alarm”. Hanna recalls that the text had a bunch of numbers, and Spencer tells her that they were GPS coordinates. Looking over Caleb’s shoulder, Spencer says that the location looks like a storage place off of the turnpike, to which Caleb comments that the laptop is still there, and that he logged into the security company’s website. Spencer asks Caleb if Mona could have set this up to alert the police, but Caleb says it’s an option, “but she didn’t”, she just sent it to the four Liars. Caleb mentions that Mona’s security is usually incredibly tight, but it’s almost as if she purposefully made it easy for him to log in, which has Hanna questioning whether they can get Mona’s laptop back if Ali took it.
Spencer then suggests that the low security could also be Mona’s way of letting them track the laptop without whoever has the laptop knowing. Caleb questions whether the girls think that the storage unit is where Holbrook is hiding, and Hanna explains that Aria is going to text when she’s at the Grille, if Holbrook’s with her, then that gives them time to go in and look around. As Hanna’s phone rings, Spencer comments that that was fast, and when Caleb asks “who’s driving?”, Hanna tells them both to hold your horses, and that the call is for her. When Hanna ends her call with Ted, Spencer questions that the Pastor’s back, and Hanna explains he got back this morning, and he wants to meet with her. When Spencer’s phone starts to go off, she says that that’s Aria, and when Caleb asks if Hanna wants them to drop her off, Hanna tells him no, she’ll go by myself. Hanna tells Caleb that if he sees anything suspicious, not to pick it up, before turning to Spencer and telling her not to let Caleb pick anything up. Hanna questions what they say about rats in a corner, and when Spencer tells her, a cornered rat will bite, Hanna tells Caleb and Spencer to remember that Holbrook is a rat.
At the storage facility, Caleb and Spencer follow the GPS locator to unit 1017. Spencer comments that she has some bolt cutters in her car, and when Caleb gives her a look, Spencer explains that she likes to be prepared. Caleb tells her that the bolt cutters won’t work on this specific lock, “it’s a shrouded lock. Hard to cut and even harder to pick”. Turning when they hear someone, Caleb listens as Spencer greets Mrs Horowitz when she calls out Spencer’s name. Mrs Horowitz tells Caleb that he looks familiar before asking whether he transferred out of her third period last semester. Caleb says he wasn’t in her class, “probably just saw me in the halls”, before excusing himself, saying he needs to go to the bathroom, “be right back”. Walking down the corridor Caleb stops at the trash bin and picks out the soda can Mrs Horowitz had just recycled. Walking back from the ‘bathroom’, Caleb asks Spencer if Mrs Horowitz is coming back after she says goodbye. Spencer tells him she doesn’t think so, before asking where Caleb went. Caleb explains that he made a shim out of Mrs Horowitz’s soda can, “and we’re going to use it to pick the lock”. Spencer questions that she thought Caleb said they couldn’t pick to lock, to which Caleb tells her he’s not talking about that lock, he’s talking about Mrs Horowitz’s lock. Walking to Mrs Horowitz’s storage unit, Caleb begins to pick it.
Climbing through the air duct between Mrs Horowitz’s storage unit and unit 1017, Caleb is on the phone with Hanna. Hanna comments that he sounds echoey, kind of like he’s in an air duct, to which Caleb tells her, “that because I’m in an air duct”. Saying that Ted’s waiting for her, Hanna tells Caleb to call her if they find anything. Caleb helps Spencer out of the air duct, before turning the light on in storage unit 1017. Looking around the unit, Caleb and Spencer spot Mona’s laptop, and as Caleb moves towards it, Spencer tells him not to touch anything as its really neat in here, too neat. As Spencer says that everything’s bagged in clear plastic and it looks like evidence, Caleb questions if it could be Holbrook. Noticing some blood drenched clothes, Spencer wonders if they were the clothes Mona was wearing when she died, to which Caleb wonders why Holbrook is keeping them. Spencer says that maybe the more important question is if this is where Holbrook kept the knife until he planted it, and Caleb realises that Holbrook’s keeping it all to build a case against one of them. Noticing a shadow, Caleb tells Spencer to get down, “there’s someone else in here. By the shelves”.
As Caleb and Spencer share a look, Spencer tells Caleb to wait here before she gets up and walks to the plastic sheeting that separates them with the other person. Whispering “don’t”, Caleb watches as Spencer pushes through the clear plastic sheets, and comments that the other person is just an empty suit. Spencer notices a barrel, and Caleb asks if Spencer she’s “thinking what I’m thinking”. When Spencer says she’s thinking Mona may be in there, Caleb walks over to the barrel and taps on it, “it sounds full”. As Caleb says that Mona wasn’t very big, Spencer says that Mona was a lot of things, but she didn’t deserve this. Spencer notices antacid tablets and denatured alcohol, and repeating the chemicals and adding water to the mixture, she looks towards Caleb who tells her that he didn’t take chemistry. Spencer tells him that it’s biology and when you mix those in the right proportions you can preserve a specimen. Caleb questions what happens if you mix them wrong, and Spencer tells him that it’s corrosive, and you turn whatever specimen you have to sludge. When Caleb says that their Mona is “either being pickled or dissolved”, Spencer questions that he really just said that. After apologising, Caleb asks if they should open the barrel, before watching as Spencer goes to open the barrel only for the unit to be plunged into darkness.
Back in his apartment, Caleb listens as Spencer asks if he’s sure he wiped down everything, to which Caleb says that the only things he touched were the light switch and the air duct covers. When Spencer questions what if they left hair, fibres or skin cells, Caleb tells her that he thinks she’s being paranoid. Spencer says that would be possible if she was being excessively or unreasonably anxious according to Merriam Webster, and there’s nothing unreasonable or excessive about wanting to keep us all out of jail. As Spencer says that she’s being meticulous, Caleb comments that she’s actually being a thesaurus, “but I appreciate your attention to detail”. Caleb tells Spencer that the security footage has been wiped, and there’s now no sign of them ever being there.
Spencer says there’s also no sign of the blonde or Holbrook, before saying that they need to figure out a way to tie Holbrook into the storage space without being tied up into it themselves. Caleb suggests that they could always call Toby, “tip him off. Let the cops find out what was in that barrel”, but Spencer says opening that barrel would have been playing into Holbrook’s hands, and she really doesn’t want to risk Toby’s job. Saying that when they have proof there’s where Holbrook does Alison’s dirty work, Spencer mentions that’s when they’ll have something to turn in. Spencer then questions if Caleb could get into the storage facilities records and see whose name is on the lease, and Caleb tells her it shouldn’t take too long. As Spencer starts to again pace, Caleb tells her that he should really have gone after that knife on his own, “if it makes you feel better, Toby’s not really talking to me either”, to which Spencer mentions that he’s talking with her, there’s just not really much to say.
Knocking on Hanna’s patio doors, Caleb asks if Ashley’s home when he walks in. Hanna tells him she cried herself to sleep, and when Caleb gives her a look, Hanna explains that Ted popped the question. Caleb questions that Ashley cried, and Hanna mentions that Ashley and Ted still haven’t figured it out yet. Hanna wonders if Caleb has been with Spencer this whole time, and he didn’t even call her back, to which Caleb says he got Hanna’s message. Turning his back on Hanna, Caleb gathers his thoughts, before turning back around and telling Hanna to listen, “Spencer asked me to look into something and it took longer than I thought”. Hanna asks if it’s about the storage unit, and Caleb tells her that he found out the name on the rental agreement. Hanna asks who rented it, and whether it was Holbrook or Alison, but shaking his head, Caleb tells Hanna that the storage unit is rented in her name, “and I’m pretty sure Mona’s body is hidden inside of it”.
In his apartment, Caleb listens as Aria asks if they seriously think Mona’s body is in the barrel in the storage unit, to which Caleb simply tells her, “yes”. After Hanna shows the other Liars the lease agreement for the storage unit, and Aria says that it must be payback for Hanna visiting Alison, Spencer and Emily both question when Hanna visited Alison and why Aria was the only one who knew. Getting up from his computer, Caleb tells them that Hanna visiting Alison has nothing to do with the lease agreement, “that storage unit was rented in Hanna’s name four months ago. The day before Mona was murdered”. When Hanna says that the bloody knife Toby found probably has all her prints on it, Caleb turns to Spencer and comments that it was a good choice to get rid of it. Hanna wants to move the evidence from the storage unit, and when she says she doesn’t have an alibi for Mona’s murder, Caleb steps in and tells her she does, “you were with me at your house prepping the Thanksgiving turkey”. Hanna reminds Caleb that they were alone and the cops will just think he’s protecting her.
Caleb mentions that they do have one thing going for them, “we’re a step ahead of Holbrook”, and that he doesn’t know they’ve traced Mona’s laptop back to the storage unit. As Emily questions how they know Holbrook’s behind it all, Caleb tells the girls that they have some time to play a little offense, “I will corrupt there data files and make sure Hanna’s name is no longer connected to that bin”. Unhappy with the plan the others are making, Hanna storms from Caleb’s apartment, leaving Caleb calling out her name, “Hanna”. Knocking on Hanna’s patio doors, Caleb tells Hanna, “mission accomplished”, after they greet one another. Hanna asks if he erased the files, to which Caleb tells her that he didn’t erase them, but he did corrupt them. Caleb wonders if Hanna wants him to tell the girls, but Hanna tells him not yet, before opening the patio door fully. Walking into the house, Caleb questions what all the things on the kitchen counter are, to which Hanna just gives him a look.
Closing the patio door, Caleb tells Hanna that she can’t move everything from the storage unit alone, “you will get caught”. Hanna says that she knows and that’s why he is going to help her, but Caleb tells her no, “I’m not”. Saying that they agreed they weren’t going to touch anything, Caleb listens as Hanna says that everyone else agreed, and since she may spent the rest of her life in an orange jumpsuit, she thinks she gets the final say. When Caleb mentions that they’re never going to pull this off, Hanna says that they will, and that she found a drill bit that will break the lock on the door, and she already rented a van and a dolly. Caleb then asks what Hanna is going to do with everything inside the bin, and Hanna says that they’ll burn the clothes and personal items. Caleb questions what they’ll do with the barrel, and Hanna explains that they’ll roll it into the woods somewhere and then they’ll call the police with a burner phone. Caleb tells her that the police will trace her tyre tracks, and when Hanna says she won’t on any dirt roads, Caleb tells her that she’s not a forensic expert, “you cannot possibility know everything you need to do to avoid leaving a trace”. Caleb listens as Hanna says that Alison’s gone to a lot of trouble to pin this on her, and for all she knows, Alison could have stuck a wad of her gum on one of Mona’s shoes, and that her DNA could be anywhere in there. Going on, Hanna says that she has no choice to do this, just like Caleb didn’t when he found that knife. After Hanna says that it has to work, Caleb takes a minute before telling her that she forgot one thing, “the cameras”.
At the storage unit facility, Caleb and Hanna are at a security surveillance box. Hanna asks if Caleb doesn’t think anyone will check the cameras, to which Caleb tells her that nobody was watching the monitors when they walked by the office. Hanna questions what will happen if they do, and Caleb says that they’ll deal with it when it then, “it’s better to take that chance then have any of this recorded”. Cutting a cord, Caleb tells Hanna that they’re good to go. As Hanna starts walking down the corridor, Caleb asks where she’s going, and Hanna explains that she wants to see what they’re dealing with first. At unit 1017, Caleb takes the drill Hanna passes him, and after looking over his shoulder, he begins to drill the lock.
Caleb is drilling through the lock, and when Hanna tells him to hurry up, he comments that he’s going as fast as he can. After getting the lock open, Caleb helps Hanna pack away their equipment before he opens the door and two walk in. Hanna flicks on the light switch and the two find the unit empty except for the barrel sitting in the middle of the room, “so much for being a step ahead of Holbrook”. Hanna questions why Holbrook would leave the barrel, and throwing up his hands, Caleb says that he doesn’t know, “maybe he thought it was too heavy to carry himself”. Caleb says they need to open the barrel, and when Hanna tells him no, she can’t look, Caleb gives her a look, to which Hanna says that Mona’s body might actually be in there. As Hanna says that it’s bad enough Mona is gone, but if she went like this, Caleb looks at the barrel before looking back at Hanna, “okay. But if Mona’s body is in there, we have to get it out of here. Looking back to the barrel, Caleb tells Hanna that they need to get the dolly.
As Caleb and Hanna are walking through the corridors, Hanna asks Caleb which way the exit is. Looking around, Caleb tells her he thinks it’s around the corner, and as they continue to walk down the corridor they come face-to-face with Toby and Lieutenant Tanner. Caleb listens as Tanner questions that he and Hanna are here to rent a storage unit, before telling her that he just wanted to see what sizes are available. When Tanner comments that Caleb is a little young to have accumulated so much stuff, Caleb tells her that he’s just moved back to town and the place he’s staying at doesn’t really have enough room for all his things. Saying that she sees, Tanner turns to Toby and asks whether he knew his friend was looking to rent a unit here, to which Toby tells her no, he didn’t. As Hanna says that she has to pee, Tanner tells her she better get going, so Caleb and Hanna continue on their way.
At his apartment, Caleb listens as Hanna tells him that Holbrook recorded their whole conversation and he knew they were going to the storage unit. Caleb realises that Holbrook set them up, and Hanna comments that he’s probably already sent that video to Tanner. Caleb mentions that if he did they wouldn’t be standing where they are, to which Hanna says that it’s only a matter of time before he does. Caleb tells her that they’ll deal with that when it happens, and sighing, Hanna tells Caleb that he told her not to touch the evidence and she didn’t listen. Saying that she pulled him into this mess, Hanna tells Caleb she’s not going to drag him down any further. Caleb asks what Hanna means, and Hanna explains that if Holbrook shows Tanner the video, she’ll just say that she forced him to go with her, and that he lied for her and it was her idea. Caleb tells Hanna that Tanner won’t see it like that, and when Hanna says that Caleb should just stay away from her for a while, Caleb stops Hanna from walking out, telling her that that’s not going to happen. Raising her voice, Hanna tells Caleb he doesn’t get it, she’s dangerous to be around right now, and that if Alison’s plan doesn’t work out then she’s going to think of something else. As Hanna says that Alison’s not going to give up, Caleb comments that they’ll then both be behind bars, “maybe not at the same facility”. Hanna tells Caleb that she’s serious, and looking at her, Caleb tells Hanna that he is as well, before he pulls her in for a hug.
At the Rosewood Police Department, Caleb looks through a glass window into the squad room while Hanna is the phone with Spencer. Sitting down on a seat, Caleb listens as Hanna says that her mom will be at the Police Department in a couple of minutes. Caleb asks Hanna how Ashley is, and when Hanna says that she has a lot going on and she doesn’t need this, Caleb questions whether Hanna thinks Ashley is going to marry Ted. Shrugging, Hanna says that it doesn’t matter what she thinks, it matter what Ashley wants. Hanna tells Caleb that she had a bad thought, before questioning what would happen if the cops got a hold of the video of them that ‘A’ used to trap Spencer and Aria. Caleb mentions that they’ll burn that bridge when they come to it, and as Hanna looks away, Caleb says that at least it won’t happen again, “I locked out remote access to all of our computers. Nobody can tap those cameras again”. Saying that there’s nothing connecting them to the busted lock besides bad timing, Caleb reminds Hanna that they can’t arrest them for that. After Hanna says they can’t yet, Caleb and Hanna turn and look through a glass window when they hear Holbrook’s raised voice. Watching as Holbrook starts to angrily pack his desk, Caleb and Hanna stand. When they come face-to-face with Holbrook, Caleb and Hanna listens as Holbrook mutters perfect, just perfect.
Sitting on the grass in the centre of town, Caleb is doing some homework when Emily approaches. Emily questions if anyone told him it was Saturday, to which Caleb comments that he needs to work on his academic “cred”. Emily wonders if it’s because of Hanna, and shaking his head, Caleb says that Hanna keeps surprising you, “all those hidden smarts. I don’t want to get left in the dust”. Looking over to the Rosewood Police Department, Caleb comments that he should probably be focusing on criminal law, to which Emily asks if it’s going to make a difference now Holbrook’s suspended. Telling Emily “maybe”, Caleb adds that someone like that can make a lot of trouble from the sidelines. Noticing Emily look over to Talia, Caleb asks her how the new situation is going, and sitting down, Emily says it’s still very new. Asking Emily “what’s up?”, Caleb listens as she explains that Alison’s going on trial for murder and she’s trying to bring them all down with her, but all Emily keeps trying to figure out is whether a girl is flirting with her or not. Caleb mentions that “in the middle of a war you have to remember what you’re fighting for”, before asking Emily what answer she wants to hear, “flirting or non-flirting?” Emily admits that she doesn’t know what she wants, before saying that she knows what she wants, she just doesn’t know what she wants, and Caleb tells her that the scary thing is, is that it makes perfect sense to him. When Emily questions how anyone gets together with anybody, Caleb tells her that you take a calm, clear look at everything and you work it out logically in your head, “and then, you flip a coin”.
In his apartment, Caleb comments that he thought Hanna had said that Alison had cleared all the Radley material from Mona’s house. Hanna says that is what they thought, but the tape Caleb is trying to get to work was hidden. As Hanna says this tape wasn’t hidden with the others, Caleb puts the tape into a recording device, and says they should find out why. Pressing play, Caleb and Hanna listen as Bethany Young says that ‘she’s’ a bitch, an evil bitch. Going on, Bethany explains that she doesn’t mean nasty or rude, she means evil, without a soul, and you could be the nicest person in the world and ‘she’ gets them to do whatever she wants. After listening to Bethany storm out of where the recording took place, Caleb pauses the recording and asks Hanna what the hell that was. Hanna says that that was Bethany, and she’s talking about Alison, before asking Caleb for confirmation. Saying they should listen to the whole thing, Caleb rewinds the tape.
In his apartment, Caleb is putting together a flat pack as Hanna tells him that that necklace they found in Mike’s bedroom said ‘I’m with you’. Caleb wonders how they can be so sure it’s for Alison, to which Hanna questions who else it could be for, before saying that Mike has been to Alison’s jail cell more than once, and he’s meeting up with her sketchy friends, leaving candy grams in the woods and he just took out a huge withdrawal from A’s bank account last week. Questioning that Mike is using Alison’s money to buy gifts for Alison, “classy”, Caleb asks whether Hanna wants him to say something to Aria’s brother. Hanna tells him no, and when Hanna’s phone again starts to ring, Caleb wonders why she isn’t answering the call, “is that Aria?” Hanna tells him it’s not and she’ll just call her later, and getting up from the floor, Caleb sits down on his bed next to Hanna, “her?” Asking what’s going on, Caleb listens as Hanna says that it’s nothing, and she doesn’t even know if she’s going to go through with this as the coach is pricey and if it’s just going to cost her money to be in this thing… Confused, Caleb tells Hanna to “slow down”, before adding for her to “speak English”.
Having grabbed a water from the fridge, Hanna explains that she enrolled in a beauty pageant, Miss Teen County Wide, and when Caleb just laughs, Hanna exclaims that the winner gets a $20,000 prize and she could use that towards her tuition. Getting up from the bed, Caleb tells Hanna to stop, and that there has to be a better way to bankroll college than “parading around in a bikini and being judged like a heifer at a 4-H fair”. Caleb then listens as Hanna says that this isn’t about big hair and twirling a baton, she has to have this money so she can get out of Rosewood. Saying “okay”, Caleb begs for Hanna to let him help her, “we’ll call my mom in Santa Barbara. The guy that she’s married to, he’s loaded. We’ll ask them for a loan”, but after what happened with her dad, Hanna says that she’s not asking anyone for anymore help. After saying “fine”, Caleb wonders if Hanna has really thought this through, “that pageant world is squeaky clean, and last week you were modelling a HAZMAT suit and pushing around a barrel with a liquefied friend inside”, to which Hanna tells him that she’s already talked herself into it, so she doesn’t need any other reason to back out. Hanna then says that she’s going to do the pageant, she has to.
Walking through Rosewood High, Caleb stops when he notices a signup sheet for the beauty pageant. Taking the sheet, he keeps moving. Entering the room where Hanna and Emily are practicing Hanna’s dance routine, Caleb watches them perform. As Caleb is walking over to the girls, Hanna tells him that is where he applauds, to which Caleb tells her that he’s holding two cheesesteaks, “I don’t have enough hands”. Passing Emily the cheesesteaks, Caleb listens as Hanna asks him what he thought, and Caleb tells her that it was good. Hanna questions him, before saying that good is not good enough. Emily steps in telling Hanna to relax and that they still have time to make it great. Caleb listens as Hanna says that in two hours her coach is coming over to check on her progress, and when Emily says that she’ll be here to support Hanna, Hanna questions if Emily has met her coach. Hanna adds that her coach makes you feel like the girl at fat camp who got caught eating her toothpaste, and when Caleb and Emily both just look at her, Hanna questions them, before saying that it was minty. Looking inside the paper bag Caleb had previously handed her, Emily questions if he forgot the mustard, to which Caleb says that it’s already on the cheesesteak.
Hanna notices an unease to Caleb and when she asks what’s going on, Caleb mentions that somebody else signed up to be in the pageant. As Caleb is passing the signup sheet to Hanna, Emily asks who it is, and when Hanna reacts to seeing who it is, Emily again asks who it is, to which Caleb explains, “Kate Randall has this room reserved tomorrow at 7pm”. As Hanna starts to storm from the dance room, Caleb comments that she cannot go and punch Kate out, to which Hanna says that she’s going to the bathroom, to pee, and when she gets back, she and Emily are going to rehearse until it’s perfect. Listening as Hanna says that she’s not going to let Kate take this away from her, Caleb helplessly looks over to Emily once Hanna has left the room. In the dance room, Caleb is putting their cheesesteak wrappers in the bin when he gets a phone call. Taking the call outside, Caleb listens as Ashley Marin asks how Hanna is doing, to which Caleb says that she’s going good. Ashley says that she’s not convinced, before asking if Hanna is having a hard time keeping up with Emily. Telling Ashley no, “she’s keeping up”, Caleb says that who Hanna’s competing against is the problem.
In his apartment, Caleb listens as Hanna tells him that Tanner saw them both at the storage unit, and after Tanner takes her down, she’ll go after him and it’ll be all her fault. Caleb tells Hanna to calm down, before saying that as far as they know, all Tanner has is her suspicion, “if she had enough evidence to arrest you, she’d have done it already”. Hanna questions that Caleb is saying that if Alison doesn’t take the plea this whole nightmare can go away, but Caleb tells her they’ll have to wait to see what other evidence the police have on her. Hanna questions how, and Caleb says they find out by talking with Toby. Listening as Hanna says that they’ve already been down that road with Toby, and he’s not going to tell them anything, Caleb tells her that he’s not going to give Toby a choice this time. As there’s a knock on the door, Caleb goes to answer it, and when he finds Ashley on the other side, he listens as she tells Hanna that she needs to come home with her.
Knocking on the Marin’s patio doors, Caleb walks in and questions if Hanna’s mom is home, when Hanna opens the doors for him. Hanna tells him Ashley’s not, she’s in town meeting with a lawyer, and when she asks why, Caleb doesn’t answer. Hanna presses, asking what’s wrong, and its then that Caleb explains that he just got off the phone with Toby. Listening as Hanna questions if Toby told him what evidence the police have against her, Caleb shakes his head, “but he wanted me to know that a judge just issued a warrant for your arrest”. Listening as Hanna comments that Alison took the plea, Caleb says that he guesses so. Hanna then questions how Alison could do this to her, and Caleb suggests that Alison may have panicked. As Hanna says that she has to get out of here, Caleb questions where she’s going to go, to which Hanna tells him she doesn’t know, anywhere but here. Saying that Hanna cannot run, “they’ll find you and it’ll only make things worse”, Caleb listens as Hanna wonders how things will get worse, she’s already going to be arrested for something she didn’t do. As Hanna adds that there’s no way out, Caleb tells her yes, “yes there is”, and she can tell Tanner about ‘A’.
Hanna says that she can’t do that, but Caleb tells her that’s who’s doing this to her, “not Alison”. Listening as Hanna comments that ‘A’ will retaliate, Caleb mentions that ‘A’ already has, “over and over again”. Caleb then tells Hanna that it’s time to put a stop to it, but Hanna says that this isn’t a decision she can make on her own, this affects Aria, Spencer and Emily just as much as herself. Saying that Hanna doesn’t have time to discuss this with them, Caleb listens as Hanna says that if she tells Tanner everything unravels: all of their secrets, all the lies they’ve told, their time in New York, Shana, Aria. Caleb comments that Hanna’s friends will understand, to which Hanna says that if they don’t, she’ll be screwing them just like Alison’s screwed her. Commenting that the cops are probably already on their way here, Caleb tells Hanna that he understands that doing this will change everything “for you, for us, for everybody”, but he doesn’t see what choice Hanna has.
Sitting in the car out the front of the Rosewood Police Department, Caleb gets out and starts walking across the road. When he notices that Hanna hasn’t followed suit, he goes and opens her door. As Hanna gets out, Caleb tells her that she can do this, to which Hanna questions what if Tanner doesn’t believe her. Caleb reminds her that she has all of those threats from ‘A’ on her phone, “she’s going to believe you”. Drawing Hanna into a hug, Caleb holds onto her tight. As they pull away, Caleb asks if Hanna is ready, and when Hanna tells him she is, they start walking off towards the Police Department together. Inside the Rosewood Police Department, Caleb listens as an Officer asks Hanna what she wanted to speak with Lieutenant Tanner about. Hanna tells the Officer that someone’s framing her and Alison DiLaurentis for Mona Vanderwaal’s murder, and she can prove it. The officer looks between Caleb and Hanna, before asking Hanna what her name is. Hanna gives her name to the Officer, and he tells her to hold on, and he’ll be right back. While Hanna is on her cell phone, she questions what is happening, and passing the device to Caleb, they watch as her cell is remotely hacked, and all the ‘A’ messages are deleted. As Caleb says that the hacker is wiping Hanna’s cell clean, Hanna takes the phone back. When the Officer comes back and announces that Tanner will see Hanna, and just Hanna, both Caleb and Hanna look up, their faces shocked.
Caleb tells Aria and Emily that they have to show Tanner all of the pictures and all of the texts on their phones. Ezra then notes that if the girls do, Tanner will have no choice but to believe Hanna. Emily says that should wait for Spencer to get back in the morning, before her and Aria’s cell phones beep with an incoming text. Emily reads the text aloud, “lets all start with a clean slate. –A”, before Aria comments that all the text ‘A’ sent her are gone. Emily notes that hers are as well, and when Caleb questions that they’ve got nothing to help Hanna, Emily says that there is one thing. Caleb listens as Emily says she found a receipt at Varjak’s, and handing it Ezra, she explains that the receipt doesn’t just have his name on it, it also has his phone number. Ezra concludes that either Varjak is ‘A’, or Varjak is working for A, but nonetheless, the receipt could help Hanna.
In The Brew, Caleb tells Spencer, Emily and Aria that everything he tried to trace the Varjak number back to a source just disappears into a black hole of nothingness, “no tagged ID, no localising signature”. As Caleb comments that the phone on the other end could be on Mars or the other side of the room, Spencer laments that it’s an insanely secure phone and someone uses it to order pizza. Emily suggests that perhaps the person on the other end doesn’t know what they have, and Aria wonders why they don’t pick up when they call, which leads Spencer to ask Caleb if he has a burner phone. Comically asking, “what colour?”, Caleb passes Spencer a cell, to which Emily comments that the number is just going to keep ringing, and Spencer says they’ll see what happens when she puts it in writing. Spencer shows Caleb, Aria, Emily and the text, “did you miss me? Love, Holly”, and Emily questions if Spencer meant Holly Golightly or Holly Varjak. Caleb tells Spencer to send it, and as Spencer is doing so, Aria asks what happens if they’re not in the same book club. Spencer tells her that they'll figure out something else, before she passes the burner phone back to Caleb. Emily comments that Alison is running out of him, and nothing that Hanna is as well, Caleb listens as Spencer tells them both that she knows. Caleb then listens as Aria asks if Spencer will be at Alison’s trial tomorrow, and Spencer says that she doesn’t know. After Spencer gets up and leaves, Emily asks Caleb if he’s going to visit Hanna, and Caleb tells her, “tomorrow”. As Caleb adds that Hanna said she’ll try and call him today, Emily mentions that Hanna has to get to Alison and tell her about the phone number.
Sitting across from Hanna at Chester County Women’s Correctional Facility, Caleb questions that all that time Alison was talking to somebody about her mother and she never told Hanna and the girls, to which Hanna says that Alison thinks it was Mona. Caleb then listens as Hanna mentions that Alison’s scared, she’s trying to be brave, but she can see something running around inside behind Alison’s eyes. Asking if there’s something running around behind her eyes, Caleb listens as Hanna tells him, snakes, spiders and flying monkeys, but they’re nothing she can’t handle. Reaching across to take Hanna’s hand, Caleb tells her that they’re going to get her out here, “I promise”, to which Hanna tells him to be careful of what he promises. As Caleb says her name, Hanna mentions that she’s starting to think this isn’t going to work out the way they’re wanting it to. Caleb tells her she can’t think like that, “we will figure this out”, but Hanna says that even if they figure it out, no one is going to believe them, she herself wouldn’t believe the story and it’s happening to her. Saying that Hanna can’t lose hope, Caleb listens as Hanna notes that the only thing she hopes for is for Caleb to stay safe, and that’s the only promise she wants him to make. Going on, Hanna tells Caleb that if things get worse she wants him to find a way out, and when Caleb questions what she means by out, Hanna tells him she wants him to get on a plane or a boat and go somewhere they can’t find him. Hanna comments that she can manage as long as Caleb is safe, to which Caleb tells her that he’s not going to do that, but Hanna tells him that that’s what she wants him to do, and he needs to promise her.
In The Brew, Caleb stands staring into space. Spencer calls out, asking if Caleb’s okay, and turning around, Caleb walks over, telling Spencer, “yeah”. As Aria’s cell phone rings, Aria tells Caleb, Spencer and Emily that it’s the Varjak number, and when Spencer tells her to answer it, Aria question why it has her number and that she never called it from her phone. Emily tells Aria to answer it quick, and when Aria says that Varjak will then know where they are, Caleb snatches the phone out of Aria’s hand, “we don’t have time for this!” Answering the call, Caleb listens, before he places Aria’s cell on loud speaker for the girls to hear music playing on the other end of the line.
In his apartment, Caleb, along with Spencer, Aria and Emily, play the recording that Aria received on her cell to Hanna. Asking if Hanna’s getting it, Caleb listens as Hanna says that she is, before Spencer comments that they don’t know what it means. Hanna tells them that she knows what it means, or she doesn’t know, but she’s heard it before. Caleb listens as Emily asks where, and Hanna tells them she’s heard it in Mona’s room. Turning off the music, Caleb tells that girls that Alison was wrong, “it was never Mona taunting her, it was A”, and when Emily questions why ‘A’ would call back and play that song, and why not let them keep thinking it was Mona, Caleb says it’s A’s way of rubbing it in their faces. Aria concludes that Mona never sent the lawyer, but it doesn’t mean she left them in the dark, and Emily mentions that Mona hid the tape Hanna found in the book. As Emily says that the police went all over Mona’s room and never found it, Hanna wonders so, to which Spencer says that maybe there’s more and maybe the answers are still in Mona’s bedroom.
Caleb listens as Emily says that they’ve got to get back to Mona’s room, and Spencer tells Hanna that she spent more time in that room than any of them, so she should try to think of places Mona would have hid stuff. Aria then mentions that they need to talk to Mona’s mom, and when Emily comments that Leona wasn’t at the trial, Spencer says that it’s got to be hard to hear people talking about your dead daughter, to which Hanna exclaims that if there is something in Mona’s room that could get her out of prison, she doesn’t care how upset Leona is, they just need to find it. Caleb tells Hanna that they’ll do it, and as there’s a beeping coming over the line, Hanna says that she’s about to be cut off, and seconds later, she is. Getting up from his desk, and as the girls all take a step back, Caleb hands Aria her phone back, “sorry for grabbing it from you”. Aria says that it’s okay, but Caleb tells her it’s not, “if we start stepping on each other, none of us are going to make it out alive”. Emily then questions if they should go see Mona’s mom, and Spencer says that shouldn’t all go at once, it’s just going to scare her. Aria volunteers to do it, saying that she’s the least intimidating, and Emily volunteers to drive her. As the three girls turn to all leave, Caleb calls out to Spencer. All three girls turn, and noticing that Caleb wants to talk with her, Spencer tells the other two girls that she’ll call them later.
Sitting down on the couch, Caleb tells Spencer that he should have put Hanna in a car and taken off when they had the chance. Spencer wonders why he didn’t, and Caleb explains that Hanna would never have left her and the girls. As Caleb adds that the girls are like a band of Vikings, Spencer comments that there’s less pillaging, better hygiene. Caleb confides that Hanna told him to get out before it’s too late, and while she said it to him, Caleb thinks Hanna meant it for all of them. Listening as Spencer questions if Caleb knows how hard that would have been for Hanna to say that to him, Caleb says that the point is she said it. As Spencer questions if Caleb is thinking about it, Caleb shakes his head, “no”. Spencer then tells Caleb that when all of this is over, and they’re safe and sound, they need to talk about bottling him - essence of best boyfriend - and they’re going to make a fortune. After a beat Caleb asks if Spencer has spoken with Toby since she’s got back, to which Spencer mentions that that’s not really a good idea, under the circumstances. Nodding, Caleb tells Spencer to eat her cookie.
Caleb is visiting Hanna. Caleb is skeptic that Leslie is telling the truth, pointing out how she conveniently showed up and claims to be friends with Mona. Caleb wants Mike to testify but Hanna tells him that Mike is just a kid and doesn’t deserve to be tortured by ‘A’ for the next two years. Caleb doesn’t understand what to do. He tells her that he loves her and is not going to walk away. He believes that Mike needs to speak up and Hanna, in tears, replies that Mike is just a kid.
Ezra and Mike arrive at the cabin and Caleb is there waiting for them. He tells Ezra that he is taking Mike back home to testify since Alison and Hanna are relying on him to clear their names. Ezra tells him to calm down since it’s a big decision to make, but Mike tells them that he‘s already made it- he is going to testify. Ezra tells him think it over, but Mike has made up his mind. Ezra tells him to get the bags out of the car and gives him his car key. After Mike leaves, Ezra tells Caleb that Mike is just 16 and shouldn’t be put through this. Caleb replies that everyone has to face things they aren’t ready for and problems don’t go away by avoiding them; something Ezra must not have learned “up on the horsey estate.” Ezra questions him whether he’ll help Mike in the fallout, or is it only Hanna he cares about. Caleb tells him that Mike is ready to “offer up some insight”, otherwise he will. While Ezra and Caleb are arguing, they hear a car drive off. When Ezra and Caleb head outside, Mike is gone.
Caleb and Ezra come across a car parked on the side of the road, with an arrow through the front windshield. They head in to the woods to look for Mike when they come across a scout camp “Pathfinders”. Suddenly, someone begins shooting arrows at them. Ezra and Caleb are able to hide and start hurling rocks at the assailant. The arrows stop. Ezra and Caleb make their way out of the woods and find Mike tied to a pole with duct tape over his mouth. Caleb snaps a picture for evidence before they untie him.
Caleb, Ezra and Mike rush back to Rosewood and try to file a report with Tanner over the attack on Mike. Tanner is uncooperative and asks why they never filed a report in Allegheny County, where the crime occurred and instead came to her. Caleb is infuriated and tells her that someone is after them and shows Tanner the photo he took of Mike tied up. But Tanner instead comments that stopping to take a photo instead of untying Mike seems like an odd reaction.
In Toby’s apartment, Caleb sits at his computer which have been set up, and listens as Toby explains to a newly arrived Ezra that Caleb got into the PD’s command centre. Caleb then explains that he cross checked the van’s GPS system with the PD’s system, and on pointing to the location of where the signal went dead on the computer screen, Caleb listens as Toby comments that it’s on Route 30 near the railroad crossing. Adding that that’s when ‘A’ hacked into the van’s computer system and took remote control of the vehicle, Caleb listens as Ezra deduces that ‘A’ would have needed to be in the area to keep the van on the road, and Toby notes that the overpass would have given ‘A’ a clear view and given cover from the deputies. Ezra then wonders if there are any traffic cameras in the area that Caleb can hack into, and Caleb says that he’s one step ahead. Saying that he’s backing up the footage now, Caleb listens as Ezra notes that all they need is one frame of ‘A’.
Watching his computer screen, Caleb tells Toby and Ezra that the traffic cam footage should be coming up. As the video footage comes up on the screen, Ezra questions that you can’t get to the overpass without passing a camera, but neither Caleb nor Toby answer him. As the traffic cam footage turns into a cartoon, Toby questions what has happened, before Caleb mentions that ‘A’ found a way to overwrite the camera. Ezra seethes that ‘A’ is mocking them with a cartoon, and when he smashes his fist into a wall, Caleb asks if Ezra is okay. Toby tells Ezra he’ll get him some ice for his hand, but Ezra exclaims that he doesn’t need ice, he needs to find Aria and they’ve got nothing. Caleb then says that if he finds the right code he may then be able to write a program that’ll pinpoint the source of the hackers signal, “that’s all we need to prove to Tanner that ‘A’ took control of the van”.
Caleb and Ezra are seated at the computers when there’s a knock on Toby’s apartment door. Toby goes to answer it, and when he does, the three guys listen as Peter and Veronica Hastings announce that they know about ‘A’. Caleb listens as Veronica tells himself, Toby and Ezra that they need to tell the other girls parents what they know, and agreeing, Ezra explains that they were hoping to have some more answers before they do that. Peter questions why they can’t take the information they have to the police, to which Toby mentions that everything they give Tanner she twists to fit her own theory. When Veronica suggests that they take their case to the media, Peter says he could call Angela King at the Philadelphia Press, but Caleb steps in, saying that with what they know about ‘A’ that just isn’t the right move.
Caleb then listens as Veronica questions what the guys do know about ‘A’, and Ezra says that everything they know is in the boxes on the table behind Veronica and Peter and there are about a dozen more in a storage unit. Looking from the boxes to Peter, Veronica wonders how they didn’t see this happening again, to which Toby says that forcing the girls to keep things from them is what ‘A’ does best. Walking over to the boxes, Peter suggests that if they look at all the information together they might find something the guys missed, but Ezra says that before Peter does that he should know that ‘A’ didn’t just pry on the girls, Peter’s secrets are in there as well. Going on, Ezra says that if Peter decides to open the boxes, he should prepare for those secrets to come out. Ezra’s cell phone beeps, and reading the text, he mentions that the police are downstairs and they want to come up. Caleb says that they’re there for him, and Peter points out that Toby is harbouring a fugitive, so he can’t be here when the police find Caleb. Grabbing his jacket, Caleb tells Ezra and Toby not to stop looking, before turning and walking from the apartment.
At Rosewood Police Department, Caleb sits alongside Peter and Veronica as he is questioned by Lieutenant Tanner. Caleb tells Tanner that if he knew where the girls were, he wouldn’t be here right now, he would be with Hanna. As Tanner says she would like to believe him, Peter cuts in, commenting that Tanner doesn’t, and she won’t so they should quit wasting time. Veronica tells Tanner that she needs to either charge their client or release him, to which Tanner tells Caleb that he might not know exactly where the girls are, but he knows more than what he’s saying. Caleb tells Tanner that she’s right, “I know a lot more than you do”, and placing a hand on Caleb’s shoulder, Peter tells him that he thinks it’s time they go, but Caleb doesn’t listen, instead telling Tanner that he hacked into the police’s computer system and found the location of where they lost the van.
Tanner notes that Caleb just admitted to a federal offense, and stepping in, Veronica says she thinks Caleb meant to say that if he hacked into their system he could find the van. Peter then adds that if Caleb had further access to that system he may be able too.., and cutting in, Caleb tells Tanner that he would be able to override the hackers jamming signal and locate the van. Caleb then listens as Tanner says that they are some big ifs, before Veronica comments that she thinks the bigger ifs are what if Tanner is wrong and what if someone did take the girls. Peter mentions that because Tanner hasn’t considered it, she and her analysts are looking in all the wrong places, before Veronica questions if Tanner has asked herself how four teenagers could be this good at evading the police. Listening as Peter notes that Tanner isn’t going to find the answer investigating the girls because they’re not running from her, Caleb adds that there’s no way Hanna wouldn’t call him if she could.
Having gained access to the PD’s computer system, Caleb explains to Tanner and Toby that sometimes a hacker leaves a trail intentionally encoded to cover their tracks, “smoke and mirrors put there to distract you while they’re actually…” Pausing, and leaning in closer to the computer screen, Caleb comments, “oh wow”, and Toby asks if he found something. Tanner urges Caleb to explain, and when he doesn’t answer, Toby prods him by saying his name. Caleb then tells Toby and Tanner that the thing about coming in the backdoor is that the view is entirely different, before he reads out a set of numbers. Tanner says that they’re coordinates, and when Caleb tells her that that’s where the van is, Tanner asks if Caleb is sure, to which Caleb takes the hand Tanner has placed on his shoulder off, and reiterates, “that’s where the van is.” At the scene where the missing van was located, Caleb and Ezra listens as Peter notes that this was the old Campbell farm, and Veronica adds that they used to bring the girls here to go apple picking.
He helps Ezra, Toby, and Alison go after the girls by means of tracking Alison while she is out in the open as bait. Even after she is forced to abandon her tracking device, Caleb and Ezra still manage to find her. Once they reach A's Dollhouse, they let the girls out and he immediately embraces Hanna.
He helps Hanna remove stuff from her room while trying to help her move on from her ordeal. He and her mother each try to get her to open up but have little success. Later he lays on Hanna's mattress with her sleeping in his arms.
Caleb is seen lying on the bed in Hanna's room when she walks in. He tells her that he came as soon as he heard about Andrew's release. They hug and Hanna tells him that she is exhausted. Caleb informs her that he has Ashley's permission to stay for the night. When Hanna wakes up at morning, Caleb is sitting on a chair at the window, watching the cops changing their shifts. Hanna tells him that nothing will happen to her while the cops are guarding her house, but Caleb informs her that there was a ten minute gap between the first squad car leaving and the second one arriving. Hanna wants Caleb to lie down and rest, but Caleb says that a lot can happen in ten minutes and he decides to inquire the cop on duty for being late. He kisses Hanna before going downstairs.
After the girls broke into the River Hill Davis Center to look for Charles' Radley files, they find Caleb waiting for them outside. As Hanna and Caleb arrive at the Marin's house, he asks her what they were doing at the storage unit. She answers that they went there to get Spencer's Radley files. He reminds her that she told him she was going to be at the Brew. Hanna states that she has been there, but they decided to go to the Data center after that. She wonders if Caleb followed them, but he declares that he put a tracker on her car, which upsets Hanna. He tries to explain that he is only trying to protect her. Although he admits that putting the tracker was extreme, but he is scared of being unable to help her, like he was during her time at the dollhouse.
Later the day Caleb is waiting for Hanna in the Marin kitchen. Hanna is annoyed by his need to protect her. She explains that even though she understands what he must feel like after she was kidnapped, but his way of treating her makes her feel like she is still trapped. Hanna asks for a little space and he leaves without saying anything.
In Sex, Lies and Alibis, Mona asks Hanna how Caleb is doing as well as their baby.
Pretty Little Liars (102/160)
- Happened in: "Hush, Hush, Sweet Liars"
- Started: "The DArkest Knight"
Caleb doesn't like to let too many people get too close to him, except for Hanna, and Lucas when he still lived with him and was developing a close friendship despite the two boys being so different. After Caleb works on A's cellphone, he becomes close with Spencer, Emily, and Aria. He also becomes friends with Paige while working with her to bring down A. Later on, he becomes friends with Ezra and Toby to help find out who A is and to help get Spencer, Emily, Aria, and Hanna out of the dollhouse.
Lucas Gottesman - The one exception to Caleb's loner rule is Lucas Gottesman. Lucas cares a lot for Hanna and understands she could not be happy without Caleb. Lucas is the first to find out what Mona did to Caleb's goodbye letter and proceeds to drive to Arizona and bring Caleb back to Rosewood to make Hanna happy. He allows Caleb to crash in his room while attending Rosewood High. Caleb, in turn, becomes a loyal friend to Lucas, honoring his commitment to watching "The Goonies" with Lucas instead of hanging out further with Hanna one evening. He also helps Lucas out with his pursuing Danielle. Caleb and Hanna go on a double date with Lucas and Danielle because Lucas is feeling nervous about the date. Lucas lost a good deal of the money that Caleb had saved up for years on a basketball game scheme that didn't work out. Lucas was desperate and nearly suicidal as he felt that he betrayed Caleb. Caleb has since forgiven Lucas, and Lucas has sold his comic books to make up some of the money.
Toby Cavanaugh - Caleb strikes up a friendship with Toby since they were both trying to figure out who A really is. They find out Nigel Wright was driving the plane together and Caleb even stopped Toby from breaking into a car before the cops came per Spencer's request but he could have refused so because he cared about Toby. And per Hanna (and Spencer's) request, Toby tried to help Caleb overcome his drinking problem and move on from the things that were still haunting him from Ravenswood (TV series).
- Caleb's character does not exist in the books.
- In the first book, Pretty Little Liars, when Aria's family first returns to Rosewood, Mike exclaims "Hey, there's Caleb's house." This is probably not the same Caleb, but it is a funny coincidence.
- It was confirmed on Twitter that Nate (Lyndon James) shot him right before he died in The Lady Killer.
- Alternate endings to The Lady Killer were filmed to avoid the actual reveal from being leaked. In one of the alternate endings, Caleb is part of the A-Team. But this wouldn't have worked as he had been shot.
- In the Season 4 Halloween special, Caleb left Rosewood for good to go to Ravenswood and help Miranda Collins find her uncle.
- In the episode Crash and Burn, Girl! Caleb teamed up with Toby to find out who A is and then tried and stop A.
- Caleb and Toby also found out from a man named Nigel that it was supposedly CeCe who told him not to tell anyone about her being on the plane.
- Caleb originally was part of the guest cast from Seasons 1-2 but then became part of the main cast from Season 3 to Season 7.
Caleb: The rich girls steal, the pretty girls lie, the smart girls play dumb, and the dumb girls spend their days trying to be all of the above.
Spencer: We're not even standing that close to you.
Caleb: Really? Then how do I know that you had a cheeseburger for lunch?
Caleb: What's the matter? Gotta be the first in line to see your boy Justin Bieber's new movie?
Hanna: It's not just a movie; it's his life story.
Caleb: About what, his hair? Hanna: You know what, just don't talk about the Beebs, okay? You don't know the Beebs, you don't understand the Beebs. Or his hair.
Caleb [to Hanna, gesturing towards his phone]: Meet my social worker.
Caleb [to Hanna]: You're queen of heels and handbags, but out here you're Dora the Explorer?
Emily [about Maya]: Who told you it was rehab?
Caleb: A nice cushy town like this, I’m guessing rehab is the new boarding school.
Caleb: Well, could somebody at least tell me why Emily smells like a bag of mulch?
Caleb: Hanna, you're talking to the guy who just kidnapped his own girlfriend.
Hanna: What are you doing here? I almost killed you!
Caleb: With a pink furry lamp, Hanna?
Caleb: For the record, I am going to help you stop A, and I'm not asking for your permission.
Caleb [to Hanna]: Come on, giddy up little doggy.
Caleb: She's probably eating popcorn and watching us play desperately seeking Mona.
Caleb: There is no right thing! It's either by the book or save our ass.
Caleb [to Emily]: In the middle of a war, you have to remember what you're fighting for.
Caleb: Get in the car, Hanna! I'm A!
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