PLL: Rough Thoughts on Toby's A-Team Involvement
**Also: Marlene King posted a picture of the scene where Mona says "change of plans" to another person on the "A" team. Some people think that, that person was NOT Toby, but Marlene King's caption for the photo is "Your first glimpse of @keeganallen as A." So Mona was talking to Toby when she said that there's a change of plans. I'm pretty sure this was when Mona realized that Nate had kidnapped Paige and therefore their plans to frame her were not going to work as planned.
*Spencer: Toby joined the A team, and all the while his own girlfriend never once suspected him, because she was too busy focusing on Rosewood’s easy suspect flavor of the week, Garrett. Also, when Spencer didn’t trust Jason in the beginning, she expected Toby to turn down a job on Jason’s property just because of her blind distrust of Jason. Now, Toby doesn’t trust Jason and Spencer refuses to listen to him. When Spencer finds out about Toby’s involvement on the A team (which the girls haven’t yet), in his eyes, it will probably teach her a huge lesson.
--Mona tried to recruit Spencer onto the A team. Maybe this was something that both she and Toby wanted. Looking back, Toby has tried to defend Mona to Spencer when Spencer couldn't stand Mona. He kept trying to calm Spencer down during the fashion show when Spencer insisted that "Mona is 5 feet of insidious snark with a side ponytail." Maybe Toby figured if he could get Spencer to stop hating Mona so much, there would be more of a chance that Spencer would join the team.
- Hanna assumed that Emily was going to bring Maya to the dance b/c A had sent her a picture of Em and Maya kissing. It’s interesting that those pictures showed up in Emily’s chem book when Toby was closest to her (in proximity) b/c he was her lab partner. Hanna got the pictures from the person closest to her too, her best friend Mona/A.
- Hanna had been ditching Mona to hang out with these girls who were accusing Toby of murder. Maybe Mona contributed to making Toby look more guilty, knowing that their reactions would piss Toby off enough to get him to join her on the A team.