|“||The time that I spent away from here made me question a lot, I'm not the same person, I learned stuff about my family, and me and the world, when I look around the room I don't see the same stuff that I used to.||”|
— Caleb to Hanna.
|Dating Hanna Marin|
Former spy for Jenna Marshall
| Sketchy |
Shaggy (by Mona)
Sweetie (by Hanna)
Hottie (by "A")
Techno boy-toy (by "A")
| Claudia Dawson (mother) |
Jamie Doyle (father)
William Dawson (step-father)
James Dawson (half-brother)
Clay Dawson (half-brother)
Janet (foster mother)
Caleb Rivers (ancestor)
Henry Rivers (distant relative)
Thomas Rivers (ancestor)
| Hanna Marin (girlfriend; in love with)|
Mona (kissed, for show)
| Spencer Hastings |
|Jenna Marshall (formerly)|
| Mona Vanderwaal |
Garrett Reynolds (deceased)
Lyndon James (deceased)
The Ravenswood Curse
|Rosewood High School|
|Knowledge in electronics|
| -Was working for Jenna Marshall to spy on Hanna (exposed) |
-Worked for car thieves ("exposed to Hanna")
-Put a cow brain in Mona's locker ("exposed")
|Careful What U Wish 4|
|Taking This One to the Grave|
Caleb Rivers is a character in Pretty Little Liars a television series on ABC Family. Caleb was also a main character in Ravenswood, an ABC Family television series, and the spin-off of PLL. He is portrayed by Tyler Blackburn.
Caleb is a street-smart kid at Rosewood High, Hanna's boyfriend, former housemate of Lucas Gottesman, and a former spy for Jenna Marshall. Caleb has a sketchy past and illegally upgraded and fixed people's phones for money when he first moved to Rosewood. 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 got shot by Lyndon James after finding Emily and Lyndon in the lighthouse at the Lighthouse Rock Inn, but he has recovered since.
Caleb was given up by his biological mother, Claudia Dawson, twelve years ago when he was five years old, leading him to live in different care homes and foster parents. Caleb is open to reuniting with her 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 also realized spying on Hanna was wrong so backed away from Jenna and told Hanna the truth when she confronted him about it. But 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 and because they are in love.
Emily's phone so that she could call Maya at her reform school. He could tell Emily is desperate, so he charges her an extra 400 bucks for a rush job.
Hanna and Emily pick up her phone at the dance, where Caleb cryptically tells Hanna that while he may not know much about her, she doesn't know much about herself either.
Hanna and Caleb begin to see each other more and more in the hallways and finally talk when (where she would discover Aria and Mr. Fitz). 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.
The next day in the hallways, Hanna expresses her concern over Caleb living in 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.
Later, Hanna finds Caleb unexpectedly introducing himself to Ashley.Hanna's mother is concerned about her daughter becoming friends with Caleb, wary of his secretive, sarcastic personality.
After that incident, Hanna ignores and avoids Caleb 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.
After Ashley forces Caleb out of the house, Hanna goes with him and they camp out in the woods. They talk about their past and roasting marshmallows, when they start kissing. Hanna later loses her virginity to him in the tent.After Hanna comes home the next morning, Ashley lets her know that she was about to call the police, worried about Hanna. But Hanna snaps back at her mother, surprised that she doesn't sympathize with Caleb's plight. Realizing that her relationship with Hanna is at risk of being compromised, Ashley picks up the phone when Caleb calls Hanna, and invite him to dinner.
Caleb comes over for dinner. Afterwards, Ashley allows Caleb stay in the guest bedroom for Hanna's sake. It can be seen that Ashely begins to accept Hanna's new boyfriend when she tells him to address her as "Ashley," instead of "Mrs. Marin." Caleb then steps outside to make a mysterious phone call; whoever he is speaking to, he lets him/her know that he is no longer willing to assist.
At school, Aria and Emily overhear Caleb 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 this "her" is Hanna. The other person seems to be hashing on Hanna and instructing him to accomplish some negative task. All the while, Caleb is defending Hanna. His phone conversation is overheard by Emily and Aria, and they conclude that Caleb is talking to another girl in a romantic way. When they share their suspicions with Hanna at lunch, she refuses to believe that Caleb would do such a thing. However, when Jenna walks into the lunch room wearing the owl pendent that was found earlier around her neck, Hanna is devastated. She tries to text Caleb, but he doesn't answer.
Spencer then watches Jenna outside, who is working on her laptop. Spencer finds out that the owl is a flash drive when she sees Jenna plugging it into her computer. Hanna tries to reach Caleb for answers, but he is M.I.A., so she writes him a note and slips it into his locker. She starts to walk away, but then pauses and turns around. Remembering the Jenna's 2-1-4 message provided by Toby, Hanna tries to open Caleb's locker with the combination, and to her surprise, it works. She 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.
Hanna breaks down, heartbroken over what Caleb has done, and Ashley is disheartened. When checking up on her daughter, Hanna pretends to be taking a bath, but her mother knows that she is really crying alone in the bathroom.
Then, Hanna approaches Caleb, where he is sitting reading an outdoor bench. Caleb is hopeful that this means that they are on speaking terms again. However, Hanna just asks to sit next to him to ask about Jenna. 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 Allison. 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, he brings up the issue of their relationship, and admits that he misses her. Hanna nods for a moment, brushes it off her shoulders, and walks away.
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. He goes to the Marins' residence to drop off the note for Hanna, but Hanna has gone to work a booth at the Founders Day, and Mrs. Marin tells him that Hanna does not need another guy in her life leaving without saying goodbye. After the encounter with Mrs. Marin giving him this advice, Caleb seeks Hanna out at the festival. Though, when Hanna sees him, she hides, and Caleb gives the letter to Mona. Mona reads the letter, rips it up and throws it away. (The last line on the letter reads, "I love you Hanna.")
Later, Hanna sees Caleb boarding the bus out of Rosewood. When Aria encourages Hanna to go talk to him, she simply walks away believing that Caleb didn't even bother telling her goodbye.
At the end of the episode, we see Caleb ride back to Rosewood with Lucas.
Caleb is currently back in Rosewood and staying at Lucas' house. Earlier, Lucas had brought Caleb back to Rosewood to reunite with Hanna, but even though Hanna was relieved to hear that Caleb had tried to say goodbye before he left, she still was not ready to forgive him yet.
In Blind Dates, 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. She points out that it is for Lucas' sake, not Caleb's benefit.
During the date, Caleb is back at Hanna's place joking around with her like old times, though Hanna seems annoyed by this. When Lucas informs Hanna that Danielle's assumption that Hanna s still into Lucas is ruining their date, 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.
In The Devil You Know, 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. In Never Letting Go, Caleb surprises Hanna by going to the fashion show. After that, he walks her home.
In Picture This, Caleb is found by a Private Investigator who 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.
In Over My Dead Body, 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, she tries to make advances on Caleb. But, Caleb, the ever-loyal boyfriend, rebuffs her with an insult that Hanna inspired.
Caleb returns from California after visiting his mother for a month in Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares.
In "A Hot Piece of A," 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. Even though Hanna is reluctant, the others insist that he work on the files.
The next day, Hanna sees Caleb working on the files at school. Even though she's worried, Caleb assures her that no one knows what he's working on. When he asks about who's phone it is, Hanna does not give him a proper answer and instead calls out to Lucas, who is passing by, and makes plans to study after school.
At the Marins' Home, Hanna is studying with Lucas. While doing so, she gets a text from Spencer offering her lake house for Hanna and Caleb. Hanna suddenly gets the idea of throwing a surprise birthday party for Caleb and asks Lucas to help her.
At school, 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. Aria, Emily and Spencer leave. When Hanna and Caleb are alone, Caleb really wants some answers but Hanna again changes the subject asking him what he wants for his birthday and then making out with him.
On his birthday, Caleb arrives at Spencer's Lake House to find Hanna totally drenched. When he asks about what happened, Hanna meekly mumbles, "surprise."
In Let the Water Hold Me Down, Caleb is determined to find Lucas but Hanna is not interested. This leads to a fight between the two 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. To compensate, he had been driving around and selling his comic books. Lucas apologizes and gives him some of the money. Caleb assures him that they will figure something out.
In The Blond Leading the Blind, 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 on Caleb confronts Hanna on the cell phone and showing concern for her safety. After revealing that he is being watched Hanna destroys the flash drive in a blender leaving Caleb shocked.
Around the end of the episode we see 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.
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. Hanna also tells him someone else knows and is holding it over her and when Caleb asks who it is she responds with "I don't know but its their phone you're working on".
Caleb thinking the phone belongs to Jenna knowing her history with the girls and how she had him spy on Hanna for her, storms over to her house only to find no one home. As he is about to leave he is confronted by Garrett, who asks him what is he doing her late at night. Caleb tells him that he wants her to stop threatening Hanna but Garrett tells him he needs to be a lot scarier if he wants Jenna to stop anything. He then tries driving his car into Caleb bike in effort of scaring him away.
While in the music room the students are told to write something 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 on he and Hanna are on the roof of the school and Caleb tries to comfort her, reassuring her that her mother doesn't believe she sent that picture. He asks for her phone to see if he can trace the IP address on who actually sent the photo. Hanna refuses and tells him the way he can help her is by holding her. Caleb reluctantly gives up on trying to get her phone and kisses her.
At the end of the episode we see 'A' sneak into the assembly hall where Caleb is sleeping and take his laptop.
Caleb and Hanna talk in the empty computer room, where Hanna is freaking out, but Caleb is calm. He assures Hanna that he didn't do what they think he did, and there is no way they will be able to get past his firewall without his help. Hanna says that someone did get into his laptop, and they put the evidence in there somewhere he wouldn't find it, and she thinks the person who did that might be Garrett. She suggests Caleb to go online, log into his computer remotely and delete the files. But when he tries, he can't connect, which he says means one of two things: either the police haven't tried messing with it yet, or they're smart enough to keep it offline.
Later, Caleb is at the police station. He calls Hanna and tells her that he plans to cooperate, as he doesn't seem to have a choice. As Caleb notices Darren and Garrett arriving, he quickly tells Hanna that he is in a very hot spot and that he needs her help, hanging up before he can elaborate, and is lead out of the room by the two cops. Darren hands Caleb his laptop and says he is going to watch him log in, telling him there better not be any funny business. Caleb types in his password, switching his laptop online. Caleb is told to stand at the other end of the room, while Darren and Garrett go through his files.
Garrett and Darren open the folder in question, just as the final files are erased. Shocked, they try to get them back and accuse Caleb of doing something, but Caleb simply says he was hacked and probably has a virus or something, silently knowing Hanna came through.
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 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.
Later, 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 the Radley the next day, not wanting them to sneak around each other.
At Radley, Caleb waits outside, while Hanna goes inside to see Mona. Just then, Wren walks up to him, and introduces himself. He tells 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 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 says something about how he got in trouble. Caleb then asks him if there is anything he wants to talk about and 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, meaning Hanna. Lucas says he is sorry about that and Caleb then tells him that he knows all about Mona being A and the walks out.
At Radley, Caleb waits for Hanna outside. When she sees him, she thinks he followed her but Caleb is mad that she lied to him because she said that she would stop seeing Mona. Hanna assures him that Mona isn't crazy and that she just wants answers. Hanna also lets it slip that Mona was the one who ran her over. Caleb is angry at this but before he can say anything, Lucas walks out. Hanna wants to know why he is there but Lucas doesn't say much and walks away. Caleb puts his hand on her shoulders.
Caleb goes back to Radley to see Mona but Hanna doesn't know. He listens to her as she tells him about her Uncle teaching her how to play some card games and that it helps pass the time while in here. Caleb cuts to the chase about why he is here and that is for Hanna. He tells her not to mess with Hanna and also mentions that he gets to walk out that door while she doesn't. Mona then responds by saying he was a lousy kisser and then flips the table going really crazy. While the guards hold her back, Caleb leaves Radley.
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 feels like Hanna has been pushing him away for weeks and that is not good enough for him. Caleb gives Hanna one last chance to tell him, but she doesn't. Caleb then breaks up with Hanna.
Caleb is later at a hang out place alone looking sad because he had to break up with Hanna.
At school, Spencer sees Caleb getting out of his new car that his mom gave him after her accident. He drove it back from California because he had a lot of thinking to do. Spencer then asks him how to get around a tough password. Caleb catches on that she is talking about a real website in which Spencer confesses that she needs help getting onto a website because she can't crack it. Caleb wants to know who's site it is.
Caleb and Spencer sit down at a table as Spencer tells him about Maya's website and how they got it from Mona. They discuss if it is real or not but Spencer says if it is not real, it's a cruel thing to do to Emily. Caleb says he will help her because no matter what happened, Hanna is still important to him and he wants to crush the Mona Monster.
After school, Caleb goes to Spencer house to help her crack the website. They discuss how to crack into tough passwords and how some people have passwords they can remember. Spencer notices that Caleb has a nice computer and he tells her his mom gave it to him. Caleb and Spencer discuss all the new things he got, like the car, the computer and the sweater. Spencer admits that the sweater is $400, which makes Caleb think he should wash it on gentle. But Spencer tells him to take it the dry cleaners even though Caleb is not that type of guy. Spencer tells him that was then and this is now.
Still at Spencer's house, Caleb cracks into the website and Spencer gives him a hug because he did it. They watch the video of Maya telling the people that are watching the video that the website is cursed and they should enter at their own risk.
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. 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 talks to Hanna about Maya's website and how if they find clues on there, it could led them to who killed Maya and who this new A could be. Hanna is still furious that he tricked her and doesn't want to go down this road with him again. But Caleb doesn't give up because this New A could be someone close to her, like another Mona. 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 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 in Hanna's room packing things into his bag for their confrontation with "A." Caleb is about to pack a gun when Hanna sees it. She doesn't want him to bring it but Caleb wants to because this "A" ran his mom off the road. Hanna tells him he can forget about coming if he brings it so Caleb puts the gun away. But without Hanna knowing, Caleb takes it with him anyway.
In front of Ali's grave, Caleb shows Hanna, Spencer and Aria the phone voice so Hanna can just to talk into it and he'll hear her. Caleb hides behind some trees as he waits for "A" to arrive. They wait awhile, but Caleb leaves when he overhears a conversation between Hanna, Spencer and Aria about Paige and Emily being at a Lighthouse Hotel. They found two in the county so Caleb goes to one as the girls go to the other.
When Caleb arrives at the lighthouse, he finds Emily with blood on her and sees Nate dead. He puts his gun down as he comforts Emily making sure she is alright. As he is hugging her, presumably Nate takes the gun and shoots Caleb. Caleb is getting into an ambulance with a gunshot wound on his side, which is the reason Hanna is crying profusely. Later in the episode, he undergoes surgery to save his life.
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 is able to meet his real father, Jamie, who he thought was his uncle for so many years. In "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted," 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.
Hanna decides that Caleb and Jamie have to talk. Rethinking the meet up with Jamie, Hanna calls him and almost tells him to forget about the whole thing since Caleb didn't want to go, but instead just says that she will see him there. Caleb show up just as Hanna was about to leave and agrees to go with her. They go to The Brew where they wait for his father to come.
Hanna and Caleb are about to leave The Brew, convinced that his father wasn't going to show up when Jamie walks through the door. He and Caleb sit down and talk while, and Hanna stays with Caleb, saying “I'd get you a fresh piece [of cake], but if I stand up again it's to pee, and I would rather do that in my pants than leave you two alone.”
Hanna and Caleb are at the church with Jamie, Ashley and the pastor, waiting for Jamie and the pastor to discuss Jamie possibly getting a job at the church. Caleb is so happy that Hanna came up with the plan and tells her that Jamie thinks that she is remarkable and that Caleb is the luckiest person ever. They begin to kiss, but stop as Ashley walks in and tells them that Jamie got the job and they should celebrate with pizza at home. Before walking out, Hanna drops a five dollar bill that has a unique drawing of dice on it into the donation box.
As Emily and Jason leave, the elevator they get on stops suddenly. Jason is able to get the elevator doors open, and Emily jumps down to the floor. When she does, the doors close and the elevator falls down the shaft with Jason in it.Jamie, the job at the church. Hanna seems unenthusiastic and is still worrying about the church money she saw that Jamie had.
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, but believes her.Jamie comes to Hanna's house, and is confronted by Caleb. Caleb yells at him, and Jamie seems confused, but leaves when Caleb tells him to. They cut off ties, and Caleb is hurt that his father betrayed him again.
Caleb and Hanna are talking at the carnival, and Caleb sadly tells her about how he'd hoped his father would be there for him this time. 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.
Hanna mentions that Caleb is away camping with his dad.
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.
In 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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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 realises 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.
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- 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 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 of course this wouldn't have worked because he had been shot.
- In the Season 4 Halloween episode, Caleb left Rosewood for good to go to Ravenswood and help with the fanatasy problems there.
- In the episode Crash and Burn, Girl! Caleb teamed up with Toby to find out who Red Coat/A is.
- Caleb and Toby also found out from a man called Nigel that it was supposedly Cece who told him not to tell anyone about her being on the plane.
- It has been confirmed that Caleb will return to Rosewood in Season 5 due to Ravenswood being cancelled. He will return in the 100th episode.
RelationshipsEditHanna Marin: Dating (see "Haleb")
- Started: Surface Tension
- Ended: Birds of a Feather
- Reason: Hanna was shutting Caleb out about the new 'A' and he got sick of her keeping secrets from him. He obviously didn't know about the new A.
- Started: The Kahn Game
- Ended: Who's In The Box
- Reason: Caleb had to go back to Ravenswood to protect Miranda and break the curse. When Hanna asked him for an explanation, all he told her was that it was 'complicated' and led her to believe that he was leaving her for Miranda.
- Started: The Silence of E. Lamb
- Reason: Caleb tells Hanna that he's not the same person he used to be and he sees the world differently now. Hanna asks if he still sees her and after he tells her he does, Hanna leans in and they kiss.
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. We have only seen Caleb interact with a few other people: Hanna, Ms. Marin, Spencer, Aria, Lucas, Paige, Emily, and a few random students from Rosewood High. 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. 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.
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 watch "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.
He has also started up a friendship/bromance with Toby Cavanaugh 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 he care about Toby.
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?
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.