Relationships are in flux in Rosewood as the girls face many obstacles. As Noel (recurring guest star BRANT DAUGHERTY) steps up his pursuit of Ezra, Aria and Ezra begin to feel like there may be no way out. Emily must also deal with opposition to her love life, as her mother Pam's (recurring guest star NIA PEEPLES - Fame; Walker, Texas Ranger; Barbershop) perceived tolerance of Maya comes to a screeching halt. And Spencer must now handle the return of happy newlyweds Melissa (recurring guest star TORREY DeVITTO) and Ian (recurring guest star RYAN MERRIMAN - The Pretender, The Ring Two), even though her suspicions of Ian's ties to Alison grow. Meanwhile, "A" has Hanna jumping through old hoops with regard to the stolen money. Will Hanna fall back into her old ways, or does she have the will power to stand up to "A" and her games? With the support of each other, however, and unexpected help from an unlikely source, the future for the girls doesn't look so hopeless.