|“||Pretending not to love you was the hardest thing I've ever done.||”|
|Spencer Hastings and Toby Cavanaugh|
Kind of Pairing:
| 1st Relationship: A Person of Interest
2nd Relationship: UnmAsked
3rd Relationship: A DAngerous GAme
| 1st Relationship: Over My Dead Body and The Blond Leading the Blind
2nd Relationship: Misery Loves Company
|“||I've never had a safe place to land but now I feel like I do, so I want you to stay safe.||”|
— Spencer to Toby
In "Know Your Frenemies" while Toby was out of prison on bail, Spencer is out running when she sees him across the street. She crouches down next to a car and watches the awful way people of Rosewood treat him. After some little kids run away from him, truly frightened, he runs into an alley to cry. Crossing the road, Spencer looks into the alley seems to pity him for once.
While looking out Emily's bedroom window in "Je Suis une Amie" Spencer notices Toby cleaning up the remains of his mailbox which had been vandalized, a common occurrence of late. She apologizes to Emily for badmouthing him, but Emily thinks she is directing the apology to the wrong person. Later, at school, Spencer and Emily spot a flier calling for a French tutor for a home-schooled student, obviously Toby, who is currently under house arrest. Spencer pulls down the flier, hoping she can share information with Toby and learn who is framing them both.At the Cavanaugh home, Spencer stops to pick up the mail, which has been unceremoniously dropped on the ground in the absence of a mailbox. When Toby opens the door, she hands him the mail, and he wordlessly takes it. Before he shuts the door again, she informs him that she is there to tutor him, as per the school's advertisement. He accepts her offer to meet on the porch, since he can't leave his property, but also doesn't want to study with Spencer in the house, too close to Jenna. Spencer then gives Toby a French translation of "Catcher in the Rye," explaining the best way to learn another language is to read a book you have already read, but in that other language. He asks how she knows that he's read the book before, and she confesses that she noticed him reading it at the Apple Rose Grille. Toby questions Spencer's motives in helping him, seeing her behavior as a complete reversal. Spencer confides that she thinks that he was framed and now believes that she is being framed too. They commiserate together, and Spencer properly apologizes for suspecting him. When they start discussing the evidence from the day Alison disappeared, they are startled by someone (Jenna) suddenly shutting a window and Toby heads back inside, thanking her for the book.
Spencer shows up to Toby's home and is nonplussed when he tells her to leave with barely any explanation. He hands her the French textbook and closes the door behind him, leaving her on the doorstep. She later spots a note tucked in the book. It is a rubbing of a message he found in Jenna's room, telling her that he thinks she may be right about Jenna.In the "The New Normal" Spencer, upset that the message Toby gave her appears to be nonsense, goes to his house to confront him. He tells her she is reading it wrong and to come back Saturday morning when Jenna is at her flute lesson. Later, she has an epiphany and is able to decipher the code. Spencer visits Toby's home again, and finding the door open, goes snooping in Jenna’s room until Toby warns her to stop.
Toby had been on the phone with the District Attorney and learned the charges are being dropped, as the blood evidence they collected was corrupted, and they can’t go to trial with it. Thus, Toby is no longer under house arrest for the murder of Alison DiLaurentis. He can have his tracking anklet removed as soon as he goes to the Rosewood Police Department. Spencer offers Toby a ride to the station, and he accepts, leaving Jenna rebuffed when he turns down her ride in a taxi with him. He grabs Spencer's hand and walks past Jenna.After leaving the Rosewood Police Department, Spencer takes Toby to the town limits, where the non-vandalized Rosewood population sign stands. She wants him to be able to enjoy his newfound freedom. Spencer also informs Toby that she figured out the Braille message he left her "214." Toby doesn't know what it means, but he did overhear Jenna talking about Spencer when she printed out that embossed message. Toby posits that Jenna is afraid of Spencer and the girls. Later, she drives him home, passing the motel. In "The Badass Seed," Toby and Spencer talk at her house to discuss the meeting she witnessed between Jenna and Ian that day at school. Spencer demands that Toby steal Jenna's phone so that they can uncover what he's hiding. At first, Toby doesn't want to because he doesn't want anything to do with Jenna at all. But Spencer convinces him that if he doesn't, he is liable to be framed for murder again. The next morning, Spencer makes Toby breakfast, even though he had breakfast plans with Emily, and he hands her Jenna's phone, which he stole the night before. He is afraid of Jenna's reaction. Spencer uses the opportunity to ask Toby why Alison had been so sure that Toby was the one spying on them. He doesn't know, but is firm that he never spied on anyone.
Spencer and her friends discover a piece of evidence at school which they believe proves Ian killed Alison and turn it over to the police. Emily can sense Spencer's growing friendship with Toby and encourages her to be the one to tell him the good news.Toby and Spencer's friendship develops into something more in "A Person of Interest." Toby is staying at the motel to escape Jenna's wrath, who knows he went in her room and stole her cell phone. Toby also tells Spencer that he will help her in any way that he can. After Toby goes to get a room, Spencer hears flute music coming from Room 214 - the braille numbers! When she peeks through the window into the room, she sees a bag from "Neufelds," the same exact bag Ian mysteriously gave Jenna. After school, Spencer goes to keep Toby company in his hotel room, not too keen on returning home to her own accusing parents. Now she is the one being framed for Alison's murder, giving her incentive to step up this investigation with Toby. When Spencer sees a housekeeper pass by in the hallway, she gets an idea and offers her $20 to let them into Room 214. There, they find Jenna's glasses on the floor, and the shopping bag in the closet, unfortunately empty. Sure that Jenna's staying in the motel, Toby and Spencer stake the room out from the room next door. Spencer is hopped up on caffeine, and brings board games to keep them entertained, and also shows Toby an app on her phone which will enable them to listen through the walls. Toby joyfully beats Spencer at Scrabble, and since Spencer's staying overnight was not planned, Toby gives her his shirt to sleep in, keeping the trousers for himself. As he changes in the bathroom, Spencer sees him through the broken door and admires his abs. Later that night, after Toby has fallen asleep, Spencer changes, then gingerly curls up next to him. In the morning, Spencer wakes up first, finding herself wrapped around Toby. She disengages herself and leaves the bed before Toby wakes up, leaving him thinking that they slept far apart from each other. They hear noise from the ice machine outside then flute music coming from 214, but when they open the door, they see it was only an audio recording, and they soon realize it‘s just another set-up by the nefarious "A." The notorious Neufeld's shopping bag is filled with ice, with a note from "A" telling them they're ice cold. It may be a set up, but it definitely brings these two closer. Spencer and Toby part in the parking lot of the motel. Toby is planning to stay another night, and invites Spencer to come back. The two share an unexpected first kiss. In "Someone to Watch Over Me," Toby comes over and informs Spencer the cops are outside watching. He is all too familiar with the feeling of being suspected by the police and coaches Spencer accordingly, urging her to serve the cops coffee in a bold move acknowledging their presence, yet not being afraid. Later, Toby and Spencer spend comforting time sitting alone in her house. He apologizes for Jenna's involvement in hurting Hanna (by using Caleb), feeling partially responsible. Spencer wonders if it's too late to run away. She recounts a story from her childhood. When she was 7, she and Melissa got into a huge fight and their parents sided with Melissa. Spencer was so upset, she made herself a tuna-salad sandwich and ran away... to the movies, where she watched an animated princess film. She returned home when she got lonely only to find that no one even noticed she was missing. Toby then says that if she ever has the urge to run away again to call him first, and he takes her hand. In "Monsters in the End," Spencer's mother tells her not to see Toby anymore. Blatantly ignoring this, Spencer goes to Toby, who is fixing his motorcycle. Toby knows that Spencer is innocent, but when he sees a cop car pull up closely, he suggests that she leave and offers to visit her in her home later. He picks up on the fact that her parents would rather he not come around, though. So, they agree to meet up at the festival at 7 PM instead. Jenna comes out of the house, then, and calls Toby to drive her to school. At the festival, Spencer gets a text from Toby, telling her to meet him in the funhouse. The text, however, was not really from Toby, it was a set-up from "A." Spencer gets trapped in the funhouse until Ian and her family show up and free her. Then Spencer gets a real text from Toby asking where she is. She is shaken, but unharmed. Spencer exits the fun house and soon spots Toby waiting for her. Her mother demands that she follows her home, but after a moment's hesitation, Spencer runs into Toby's arms. They embrace tightly and then kiss in front of Spencer's mother and sister and nosy church lady Mrs. Ackard. In "For Whom the Bell Tolls," Toby and Spencer are seen in her room reading and studying, respectively, until Toby calls Spencer over to sit on his lap by the window; where she soon falls asleep. After a while, Spencer gets a text from her sister, saying that she needs a ride home from the church. Toby tells Spencer that he'll keep Jenna busy like she wants him to, but he wishes he was going with her instead. She tells him that he's helping her by finding out if Jenna's involved in Alison's murder. She then tells him that he is her safe place to land, and that she wants him to stay safe. They kiss again.
|“||Pretending not to love you was the hardest thing I've ever done.||”|
The next day, Emily finds Spencer reading and asks if she is thinking about Toby in which Spencer feels like she did such a good job at screwing him up.Spencer gets a cut on her hand from the fire and she is at the hospital. When she leaves the room that she got her bandage on her hand, Toby comes and says that Jenna wants to talk to them meaning her, Hanna, Emily and Aria. She says okay and starts to walk away. But Toby asks her if she is okay with a concerned look on his face. She replied with "I think so." By Toby asking her, this proves that he still cares about her. In "If These Dolls Could Talk," Spencer, Hanna, Emily and Aria are at school looking at the old newspapers they found when Jenna comes up to them. Jenna is with Toby and he sets her down at the table the girls are at. He locks eyes with Spencer but he is glaring at her. She seems like she wants to say something but he walks away still believing that she cheated on him.
In "UnmAsked," After Spencer drops her friends off at their houses, she finds Toby cleaning up from the fire at Jason's house. She tries to talk to him about Jenna but he is still cold toward her. She then asks if he'll ever be able to forgive her. After Spencer leaves, Toby gets a call from Dr. Sullivan.After 'A's identity has been revealed Doctor Sullivan arrives and talk to the girls about 'A's personality disorder. She tells them that she only came back to Rosewood because a friend of theirs showed up and he helped her get over her fears. The 'friend' is then identified as Toby who is waiting outside the police station with his truck. Toby and Spencer both walk towards each other and Toby tells her, "Pretending not to love you was the hardest thing I've ever done." Spencer tries to slap him but he grabs her hand and pulls her closer to him. They look at each other for a moment before exploding into a series of passionate kisses.
|“||Everything I've done was so I could protect you.||”|
Later, Hanna asks Spencer if she can ask Toby to attend the church benefit dance with her. Spencer is reluctant to get Toby involved, and tells Hanna that she had to cancel on a date with him; it wouldn't be fair to ask him to escort her best friend. However, Spencer eventually agrees to allow Toby to take Hanna. While at the dance, Toby realizes that Hanna and Spencer are lying about why she's at the dance and leaves Spencer a frustrated voicemail, asking her to call him back and explain why she lied to him.In "Crazy," Toby finds Spencer looking at something in front of the school. He sits next to her so he could talk to her. He wants to know why she is avoiding him and why she lied. Spencer explains to him that she was with Jason and he didn't find that anklet on his own to prove that Garret was guilty. Toby says Jason did the opposite because Garret is getting released. Spencer says that she is not giving up because Garret is guilty. Toby brings up that there was a time when she thought he murdered Ali and it has made him slower to pass judgment. The bell rings and Spencer leaves for class but turns and looks at Toby for a bit. After Spencer covers for Jason, she comes home to find Toby. They hug each other as Spencer tells him she needs a ride to her car. Before Spencer can explain what happened, Wilden shows up wanting to know why her car was at a hit and run. Toby covers for her by saying he picked her up after work and they've been here all night. Wilden seems to buy it and leaves but Toby still asks questions. Spencer wants Toby to not tell anyone about this because Jason could lose everything which Toby agrees too. In "Stolen Kisses," Toby stops at Spencer's house to tell her about Jason. He is clearly angry because Jason left town and left both of them lying to the cops. But Spencer just wanted to protect her brother and Toby wanted to protect her. When Spencer grabs her phone so she could call someone, Toby grabs it and makes her listen to what he has to say. He knows that she won't tell him the truth about anything so he'll make it easy on her, he will find out for himself. Toby then leaves her house so he can get answers as Spencer tries to stop him. In "The Kahn Game," Spencer is at home taking off her earrings from the party when she pulls out her phone. She calls Toby but he does not answer so she leaves him a voice message. Spencer tells him that she really misses him and that she is worried about him. After the phone call, Spencer looks a little upset because she is worried about him. In "The Lady Killer," Spencer is in town when she sees Toby come up to her. They run toward each other and hug for a while. Spencer is sorry for the lies but Toby knows who she is so she doesn't have to be sorry. Toby and Spencer then kiss and reunite in the town. Toby and Spencer are making out in Spencer's room. They go to the bed when Spencer realizes that she is ready. Toby takes off his shirt as they move back to the bed and have sex for the first time. And after, Spencer puts Toby's shirt on. Spencer and Toby then go back downstairs holding hands because Toby has to back to his job. Spencer thinks that he took the job to get away from her, but he didn't because he is right where he needs to be. They then kiss and after they both say I love you to each other. After they hug for a while Toby then leaves to go back to his job. Spencer calls Hanna to make sure she has Maya's bag so they can catch A and Spencer can tell Toby the truth. In "This Is A Dark Ride," Toby shows up at Spencer's house interrupting Spencer's and Garrett's conversation. After Garrett leaves, Toby wants to know what Garrett wanted. Garrett would have told Spencer what happened the night Ali's body went missing but he is not going to tell her when they are not alone. Toby isn't going to leave her alone with Garrett. Spencer smiles because he wants to protect her and they kiss. Spencer and Toby enter the Brew in their costumes. When the Ghost Train arrives, they go and dance to "Cuckoo" played by Adam Lambert. After the girls found Garrett's dead body, Toby and Spencer wait on the train because the police want statements before anybody can go home. Toby puts his hand on her shoulder and asks her if she is okay. She rests her head on his hand trying to let the stress go.
In She's Better Now, Spencer and Toby have lunch outside of the school. She tells him about Mona getting released from Radley with no warning. Spencer also tells him that she missed him and tugs on his hair. They then discuss Jenna transferring schools and if it had something to do with Garrett's death because two members of the NAT club are now dead. Spencer also makes a point about how the cops couldn't find the gun that killed Garrett.
Spencer and Toby go on a run after school and afterward, Toby gets the hot tub fired up so they can go in it. When they go in, they kiss for a bit before Toby realizes Spencer has something on her mind. Spencer expresses her concern about Jason, and doesn't understand why he can't see that Mona is dangerous. Just then, Spencer hears something but Toby tries to calm her down by giving her a neck massage.
When Spencer, Hanna, Emily and Aria sneak into Harold's office and he corners them, Toby comes to their rescue by allowing Aria to sneak around Harold. When they go back outside, Hanna asks him how he knew they were in there and he saw them go in to the back door. Emily says that they were lucky he was there and Spencer gives him a side hug for saving her and her friends.
In "Mona-Mania", Toby is helping Spencer study for her competition with Mona. Spencer beings to tense up when she realizes she hasn't even gotten to the hard stuff. Toby massages her shoulders as he tells her he could go with her to hold her spit bucket and crack her knuckles in between rounds. Toby realizes Spencer isn't doing this just for looking good for college's, but Spencer believes Mona is bating her. Just then Toby gets a call from his boss, and Spencer has to get dress, so Spencer kisses her hand and puts it on his lip as he wishes her good luck in the competition.In "Misery Loves Company", Toby takes a shower at Spencer's place because his plumbing is still down. He promises her that this is the last time, but she doesn't mind because she gets to see him shirtless. They discuss how they can't see each other tonight on their anniversary because she has to go to a dinner with her family. When Spencer gives him his jeans, she realizes there is a hole in them and tells him she can fix it for him. Just then, her mom walks in as they discuss the dinner tonight and Toby leaves to go to work.
Unbeknownst to him, Spencer is surprising him for their anniversary and is not really going to a dinner. Her mom gave her a lasagna recipe that she is cooking for him at his place. She plans on giving him a scrabble board that says "I love you" on it, and the words "goofball" and "glyceraldehyde" from the first time they became a couple. On the side of the scrabble board she engraved it saying "For T. My safe place to land. Always your girl, S."
Spencer goes back to her house when she hears someone in the bushes. It turns out to be Toby who is taking a break from work because he wanted to give her flowers for their anniversary. They kiss and she says that they're beautiful as she puts them in a vase. Toby sees an "A" key on her counter, but Spencer says that it was Melissa's. Toby has to go back to work so they kiss again and say "I love you".
Later that night, Spencer calls Toby to make sure is okay because he was driving back in a storm. He tells her that he'll make it back before it really hits. Thinking Spencer is not home, Toby sneaks into her house to get the "A" key back. To his surprise, Spencer has the key because she figured out he was A from seeing the Radley card at his place. When he walks toward her, she slaps him for everything he did to her and her friends. Before either of them can say anything else, Spencer's mom comes home and he runs out as Spencer cries in her mom's arms.
A broken-hearted Spencer goes to Toby's loft to hear an explanation about what she just saw tonight. When he doesn't answer, she tries to get in with her key but the locks got changed. Spencer begins to break down crying in front of his door realizing that the guy she is in love with, is apart of the A-Team.
In "Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno", Spencer and Toby are making out in Spencer's room as they peel off layers of clothing. Just then, a black hooded figure starts chocking her as she wakes up from the bad dream. At school, Spencer breaks down crying in front of Emily saying that her and Toby broke up. Later on, Spencer hires a Private Investigator to find out what room the key is too. She also gives him a picture of her and Toby together, saying if he follows that guy he'll find the room. But before she gives it to him, she rips herself out of the picture so she doesn't have to remind herself of everything that he put her through.In "Dead To Me," Spencer can't sleep at night, so she gets up to look at the box of stuff that reminds her of her relationship with Toby. She looks at the picture of them together and re-reads a card he gave to her telling her how much he loves her. She begins to cry wondering if their entire relationship was a lie or not.
After Spencer finds the empty 'A' room, she starts sobbing because it seems that Toby doesn't care for her, despite being A. She goes to the mausoleum where Ali's remains got buried. After the other girls and Jason have left, she spots Toby's mother's vault near to Alison's and uses the key to A's Lair to scratch Toby's name into the marble next to his mother's name, signalling that he is dead to her.In Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Spencer follows Mona into the forest. After Spencer loses Mona, she comes across a small clearing next to the lake, where a bloodied body is lying on the ground, dressed in motorbike gear and wearing a motorbike helmet. The tattoo '901 Free at Last' can be clearly seen, indicating that this is Toby. Spencer begins to violently sob over the body, and she is about to take off the helmet to see if it really is Toby, but Mona calls out to her, saying 'He's dead'. Spencer then runs after her, screaming, angry that Mona has killed Toby. In "A DAngerous GAme", Toby shows up at the diner seen in "Over My Dead Body". It is revealed that he is pretty eyes. He sits down in front of who he believes is Mona, telling the person that Hanna received the job watching Malcolm. He is taken by surprise when the person answers, "I know" because it is Spencer. Spencer reveals that Mona told her Toby was really alive and that she wanted to believe this was true until she actually saw him. She asks whether or not he was really in the woods, and he answers that he wasn't involved in the faking of his death. Spencer is angry because Toby let her believe that he was really dead. Toby then says that everything he has done as a member of the A Team was only to protect Spencer, and he was stringing Mona along so Spencer wouldn't get hurt. Spencer says that Mona is unaware that she has met with Toby, and that Toby would be her "reward" on Friday if everything went well for the Liars. Spencer reminisces about all of the bad things she has done as A. Toby then tells her that she isn't safe there, and that they need to go someplace else. He also admits that their relationship was real.
Back at the motel Toby is staying at, Spencer still seems skeptical of Toby. She tries to give him the cold shoulder, but when he admits that Mona doesn't know where he is staying and that he doesn't know anything about Red Coat except for her leadership, she begins to believe him. Spencer says she understands why Toby made the decision to join the A Team, as she has made the same one. But she also adds that she doesn't entirely believe him because she hasn't seen him hurting in the same way she has been. Toby is saddened by this, and begins to cry and Spencer realizes that this has been hurting him just as much as it has been hurting her. She tries to console him and apologize and the two end up kissing each other. A few scenes later, Spencer and Toby are seen kissing each other, having sex, and cuddling than spooning.
Later, Spencer, Mona, and Toby are all in the cabin, waiting for the girls and Big A to show up. Spencer tries to convince Mona that Emily, Hanna, and Aria are on their way to the cabin, as she has just spoken to them. Mona tries to question her further, but Spencer ignores her and kisses Toby and hugs him, to which Mona looks disgusted. After getting off of the phone with Red Coat, Mona hands Toby a flashlight. Spencer doesn't know what's going on. Mona taunts her, saying, "It sucks being lied to." Toby harshly orders Spencer to follow him. Spencer realizes she has been set up. Out in the woods, it is actually revealed that Toby previously informed Spencer of this plan and she played along with it. Toby goes out into the woods, reminding Spencer what to do, "If things go wrong." Spencer tells Toby to be careful as they see the aircraft land. Toby reminds her that the objective is for her to see Red Coat, not the other way around. Than in the end of the episode it is seen that Spencer, Mona, Hanna, Aria, and Emily are driving off leaving Toby behind and waking up on the ground with the lighter.[[File:Tumblr mjxrdvnbc01qjw5pto1 500.jpg|thumb|Alison in the red coat]
|“||You make it so hard to be a modern post-feminist when you get so alpha male.||”|
Later in the episode, Spencer and Toby are in her kitchen and Spencer is reading out Wilden's murder report in the newspaper while Toby makes her breakfast. Toby tries to take Spencer's mind off of the murder and forces her to eat the breakfast cooked for her by her 'boyfriend'. Spencer says she likes the way that sounds. She then asks for more coffee, and against his better judgement, Toby agrees to pouring her one more cup. They kiss.
In Turn of the Shoe, Toby comes up to Spencer's room to give her a ride to school. He gives her a quick kiss and they're about to leave, but when Spencer says she should ditch and spend the day with him, he hastily says that he has a job. His phone then rings, but upon seeing the caller, (probably A ) Toby puts it in his pocket. Spencer asks him what's wrong and says they don't keep secrets, but Toby denies keeping any. Spencer tells him about the events of the previous night, but it doesn't seem like breaking news to him. Before Spencer can get any more suspicious, Toby leaves in a hurry.
While ripping up her first draft of her college essay, Spencer asks Toby why he is at her house. He confesses to moving the RV, because A had something he wanted. Spencer gets mad and questions how he knew where Mona had parked it. Toby replies that A already knew. Spencer continues to yell until Toby gets out a transcript from Radley of the night that his mother killed herself.Spencer reads out the transcript, which says that Toby's mother had turned over a new leaf and was beginning to show signs of improvement, making plans for the future. Toby is visibly upset, so Spencer stops, but he urges her to continue. Toby says that the Mrs Cavanaugh on the transcript doesn't sound like someone who would kill herself later that day, and Spencer agrees. Spencer asks him if he should trust information that A gave him. Before anything else can happen, Aria knocks on the door. Toby begs Spencer not to tell her anything, and Spencer agrees. They embrace and he walks off, drying his tears.
In Cat's Cradle, Spencer and Toby are at Toby's loft. Toby is looking through his mother's transcript again, while Spencer researches more about Tippi's phone number. Realizing Toby's stressed out and upset, Spencer approaches him. He says he wants to find out more about his mom, but it's not in the transcript. She looks at him for a moment and tells him that the other girls are going to find out about what he did with the RV. Toby says he knows, and then stands up. Spencer informs him that they should probably tell the girls before they find out, but Toby says he doesn't have the courage to do it.They discuss more about -A and Toby's mother, until Spencer suggests that they go back to Radley to actually check the facts on the transcript. Toby's slightly surprised that Spencer's willing to go back there, and Spencer nods, saying "if it would help". So they plan on going back to Radley to check the transcript's facts and learn more. Spencer and Toby go back to Radley, and Spencer breaks them in. Spencer explains how she got in, and Toby smiles and tells her how Mona must've been impressed. Once the two get in, they look around until they reach Mrs. Cavanaugh's room. Toby explains to Spencer what the facts suggest happened to his mother. Toby thinks he gave the RV to -A for nothing, but Spencer thinks otherwise. She thinks -A gave him something real. Toby says he needs to talk to someone who was there on the day of his mother's death, such as her doctor: Dr. Louis Palmer. Spencer takes his hand.
In Face Time, Spencer tells Toby that she has located Dr. Palmer. She gives him the address, and they're about to go, but Toby tells her that he's going alone, since Spencer has to worry about Melissa. She asks him why he has to go now, and he says, "Now is all I've got."After he says that, they kiss. It's implied they walk downstairs to the Brew, where Toby kisses her again and then leaves to talk to Dr. Palmer. Aria then questions her about where Toby is going, believing that he's gone to find the RV. Spencer knows that Toby doesn't want her to tell anyone about his mother and the RV, so she just plays along and tells Aria that she thinks he'll be ok.
In Under The Gun, Mona reveals to all the girls that Spencer has been protecting Toby by not telling them that he moved the RV. The girls don't believe her at first, until Spencer admits it's true. The other girls are shocked by this revelation, and upset with her. They're about to reveal it to Hanna, but Hanna says whatever they need to say can wait, so she still doesn't know yet. Unfortunately, Spencer cannot tell them the reason he moved the RV, due to the fact that she promised Toby she wouldn't until he's ready.
Later on, Toby comes over to Spencer's house. She tells him that the other girls know he moved the RV, and are upset with her. Toby says he can't tell them the reason he moved the RV because then he'll never know what really happened to his mother. Spencer understands, but she's still annoyed. She knows she has to win her friends' trust back.
Even later, Spencer drives herself and Toby to Ravenswood. Toby tries to apologize for all of this, but Spencer simply says "I know", implying that she's still a little bit upset. He points out some creepy things in Ravenswood as they continue to drive. They look around Ravenswood for a bit, but after realizing it's really creepy when somebody's watching them from the windows, they start driving away, and continuing to look for Carla Grunwald. When they arrive at where they think she is, a creepy man says he's the only one here, and continues to trim the bushes. Spencer grabs Toby's hand and tells him they should leave, and then they drive back into some location in Ravenswood.
Spencer sees Mrs. Grunwald in a building, and she rushes in to get answers. When Toby notices she's gone, he rushes into the building while Spencer begins confronting Mrs. Grunwald. When Mrs. Grunwald seems to be lying, as she says she knows nothing about Alison, Spencer gets irritated and then leaves the hair salon with Toby. Toby tells Spencer she needs to let go and stop trusting birds, Spencer gets a little frustrated. She's frustrated because he thinks she needs to let go. She says that she may be trusting birds, but he's trusting -A.When there's a little silence between them, Toby suggests that they get food, as he seems hungry. He asks Spencer if she's sure she doesn't want anything, and she shakes her head. Toby goes off to get food while Spencer begins to hear people singing around a statue. She approaches it so she can investigate a little, and then she notices that Shana is there, wearing a bright red outfit and standing out. Spencer begins rushing back to Toby, and informs him that Shana's here. He's also baffled.
Shana begins to get into Jenna's car, and Toby points it out. They get back into Spencer's car, and Spencer starts driving quickly so she can keep up with Jenna and Shana. Unfortunately, they lose Jenna and Shana when a dead crow hits their car.
In Crash and Burn, Girl!, Spencer comes over to Toby's loft after Caleb and Toby learn from Nigel Wright that CeCe was involved with the lodge and the plane. The three of them discuss it a little bit, and then Toby asks Caleb for a minute alone with Spencer, and Caleb jokingly says they can, but they shouldn't start making out or something. Spencer laughs a little and says that she missed him while Caleb and him were playing 'Hardy boys', but now isn't the time for that. She goes into the kitchen with Toby and they talk.In The Mirror Has Three Faces, Toby talks to Spencer about the sheet music and the note from -A. She strokes his back. Toby asks her to come along to see Dr. Palmer, but she's confused to why. He says that she's the only one he can talk about this with. Spencer doesn't know what to tell Emily, but Toby tells her to say nothing. They go to visit Dr. Palmer. Toby introduces Spencer, and all three of them sit down. Spencer begins to play the piano music, and Dr. Palmer thinks she's Toby's mother. Toby plays along and pretends like he's not there. Dr. Palmer reveals more when Spencer asks about the blonde girl. He tells her about someone with the name "DiLaurentis" right before the staff take him away because his visiting hour was over. Since he was taken away, he didn't get to answer any of their questions about the DiLaurentis girl.
In Bring Down the Hoe, Spencer confronts Toby about CeCe and other things. They go into his truck and Toby turns it on, when music starts playing. The music is Toby's mother singing, and he begins to cry. Spencer doesn't want him to trust -A anymore, but he doesn't listen.
Spencer meets with her friends, and they're wondering why she keeps sneaking around with Toby. Hanna asks her if she's pregnant, causing Emily to tell her to shut up. Spencer reveals that Toby is getting gifts about his mother's death. Later on, Emily tells her to tell Toby not to trust -A.
At the hoedown dance, Spencer and Toby arrive, with Emily by their side. Spencer says that she doesn't know the difference between a two-step and a polka, so she asks Toby if he'll lead. He says sure, but then jokes and asks what a polka is.Later on, Toby sits down on the stairs and looks at a text that -A sent him, with the address of where Palmer's car is. Just then, Spencer comes to the stairs and asks him if he wants to dance. He smiles and says sure. He puts his arm around her, and they walk back inside. They start to dance to a slow song. Spencer's worried that Toby has talked to Emily. Spencer tells him that he doesn't have to dance if he doesn't want to, but he tells her that he does and pulls her back. He tells her that he just wants to go find Dr. Palmer's car tonight. Spencer gets upset that he's still using the gifts from -A. They begin to argue a little, until Spencer accidentally says that "everyone" thinks he should stop. He gets angry and asks her if she's told her friends about his mother. She says she had to choose between them and him. He gets angry and says that she chose them. He storms away.
In Now You See Me, Now You Don't, Spencer is worried because no one has seen Toby since the night of the hoedown. She calls him and messages him multiple times, but he doesn't respond. He's really in his loft, very upset about what happened (the set-up with A).
Toby starts walking out of his loft and to the Brew, when he sees Shana. Shana drops a paper on her way out, so Toby picks it up and reads it. It reveals information about Wren and Melissa. Toby immediately calls Spencer. It's implied that she invites him over, because he is at her house in the next scene.
Toby keeps pointing out that Wren is her ex-boyfriend. After they change the subject from Wren, Spencer confronts him about leaving. She expresses how concerned and scared she was that A had done something to him. She tells him he can't disappear anymore. He tells her that he usually leaves when he feels like the walls are closing in on him, but this time, he stayed for her. He tells her that she was right about A. She tells him that she doesn't want him to stop looking, but he says that he doesn't want A's version of the story, and that's as close as he wants to get to A ever again. She wipes a tear off her face, and Toby takes her hands.Later, they're seen cuddling on the couch. Toby has his arm around her, and Spencer's head is resting on his chest as they lay together on her couch with a blanket over them.
The next day, Spencer is with her friends. She's on the phone with Toby as they reach the magic show in Ravenswood. Spencer says, "I love you" over the phone to him before she hangs up.
In Who's In The Box?, Spencer is with her friends when she sees Toby's truck. He gets out as her friends leave, and Spencer and Toby reunite in front of Rosewood High. They hug each other, and Spencer asks about his mom, until Mona drives by quickly, making the subject change to her.
Later, Spencer is at Toby's loft. They continue to talk about his mom. (Side note: a Spoby bear is hidden in this scene). Their conversation leads to the subject of Radley.
Spencer and Toby confront a woman from Decladine about the issue with his mother. Spencer backs him up.
At Spencer's house, Toby compliments Spencer's work. She suggests that he talks to his dad about the thing with his mom, and he says he will, but he has more important things. By that, he means Spencer. He kisses her, but she pulls away when her dad comes home. Toby starts to talk about how smart she is to her dad. He tells Mr. Hastings about Radley, and he says that Radley could be shut down.
In Love ShAck, Baby, Spencer comes up to Toby's loft with coffee. He reveals that Spencer's dad cancelled on their meeting. Spencer says that she doesn't think that meeting with her dad is a good idea anyways, since they don't know the real reason he wants to help. She thinks her dad is hiding something. Toby half-jokes that they don't know a lot of things, such as "Astrophysics, Portuguese, how to make flan". He insists that he should do this, and Spencer seems reluctant, but she agrees to talk to her dad about it.
She gets up to leave, but Toby pulls her back to the couch to kiss her. They start to make out on his couch, and then Spencer says she knows how to make flan. Toby jokes and says he's not surprised. They both laugh before starting to make out again.
Later, after Spencer gets into an argument with her dad, she goes to Toby's loft and asks if she can move in with him for a while.
In Close Encounters, Spencer is in Toby's loft in the morning after she moved in with him. She is wearing Toby's boxers and shirt. There's a knock at the loft door, and it's her dad. He's surprised to see her there, since she lied and said she was with Hanna. Toby comes out in only a towel, starting to say, "Spence, I got the hot water...", possibly implying that Spencer and Toby were going to shower together. Spencer's dad tells Toby to put some pants on, and then they have a talk about Radley.
Spencer finds out that her dad has an ulterior motive for wanting Toby to sign the Radley papers. She calls Toby and tries to warn him. When she goes to his loft after she's just followed Emily, she discovers that Toby's already signed the paper. She's upset that her dad manipulated him into signing it. Toby gets upset and tells her to let it go. He gets up and walks away.
In Shadow Play, noir Toby interrogates Spencer for much of the episode. However, when they go to an interrogation room, Spencer and Toby end up kissing. Later, Toby hits Ezra and rescues the girls. He keeps telling Spencer something that she doesn't understand, and then Spencer goes back to reality, and realizes what Toby said in her hallucination.
In Free Fall, Toby returns for real, and reunites with Spencer at school. Spencer is initially distant due to her drug problem, but she claims she isn't mad at Toby for taking the money, but rather disappointed. Toby says his mom wouldn't have been disappointed because she would want him to make his life full and share it with the people he loves. Toby asks, "You wanna start by sharing a sandwich?" (showing that Spencer is a person he loves). Spencer agrees, and they hug at school.
Spencer and Toby have lunch together. Toby tries to make plans to get alone time with her, but she seems distant and busy. The bell rings, and they hug and kiss before Spencer leaves, even though Toby can tell that something is wrong.
Later, Spencer lies to her mom and says she's going to be with Toby all night (to get out of going out with her mom). She is really planning on working on the whole Ezra situation. She calls Toby and tells him that she can come over, but on the later side.
However, Spencer's mom finds out about her drug problem when Dr. Griggs's office calls. She tells Toby about it, and they confront her when she gets home.
It is revealed that Toby had a big date planned for her, but it's cut off when they have to deal with the drug problem. Toby gives Spencer the present he was planning on giving her on the date, which is a Scrabble letter necklace with 'S' on it, representing the Scrabble game they played the night before they first kissed. Toby leaves in disappointment, and Veronica takes over. Spencer is really upset to know that she ruined the date.
In She's Come Undone, Toby and Spencer are kind of icy after the previous events. He's still upset with her. Things escalate when Spencer argues with her parents, and then storms out of the house. Toby tries to follow her, but can't find her.
Eventually, Spencer returns home, and her parents and Toby are waiting there. Toby tells her that she needs help, but Spencer just goes upstairs and cries.
|“||All I want you to know, is that you’re never alone. Not even for a second.||”|
Up in Spencer’s bedroom, Toby and Spencer are making out as Spencer de-shirts Toby. Toby walks her backwards until they fall onto the bed and continue to make out. Spencer makes Toby promise that the next time he goes to London, to take her with him, and they’re never coming back.
Toby and Spencer are stroking each others' face when Spencer’s phone rings. Ignoring the call, Spencer leans over to kiss Toby, but when the phone rings again, Toby stops kissing her. He asks Spencer what is really going on, and if it has anything to do with Alison or Melissa, to which she tells him it doesn’t.
In Toby's truck, Spencer has finally confessed everything to Toby, and he asks her “what does a world without ‘A’ look?”, and she tells him the Hastings don’t need ‘A’ to make a mess of it. Spencer wonders if he is mad at her for waiting so long to tell him, and giving her a look, Toby asks her to get closer so he can hold her close, “all I want you to know, is that you’re never alone. Not even for a second”. Leaning up, Spencer kisses him, and it turns into a heavy make out session.
A breaking news story breaks in regards to the identity of the Jane Doe who was buried in Alison's grave, so everyone gathers in Emily's living room. 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, Spencer, Toby and the others walk out onto the street to find the Cavanaugh house on fire and rubble lying all over the road, “Toby, your house”. Caleb wonders if there is anyone inside, so Toby runs towards the house to check, while Spencer anxiously pleads with him to stay with her.
Walking down from his apartment into the Brew, Toby leaves a voice mail for Spencer telling her that he can’t wait any longer so he’s going to head out, “call me”.
Driving his truck, Toby is the phone with Spencer, where he asks where she is, “I was worried about you”. Spencer tells Toby that she can’t hear him, “hello? I can’t hear you”, and as Spencer hears a car horn and the sound of a crash, she screams Toby’s name down the phone line.
Spencer tells the Liars that Toby, having broken his leg in his car accident and now sitting in a wheelchair, going to be in the cast for about a month. As Detective Holbrook and two officers come in to arrest Spencer for the murder of Bethany Young, Toby and Spencer call out to each other.
Looking down into the DiLaurentis living room, Toby is taken aback when he notices ‘A’ standing by the window. After ‘A’ leaves the living room, Spencer walks to the window and holds up both her and Hanna’s cell phones.
Toby clicks the flash repeatedly into Alison’s bedroom, and noticing it, Spencer walks towards the window.
In the Hastings’ living room, Toby comments that the letter Hanna found is amazing, “this letter proves that Alison knew Bethany; and lured her here on Labor Day. This could create enough reasonable doubt to clear Spencer”. Taking the letter off Toby, Spencer says that she doesn’t want to say the H word, “but… I am feeling cautiously optimistic tonight”. As the clock strikes midnight, Spencer wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, before Toby comments that “her heart grew three sizes that day”. Laughing, Spencer tells him no, and playfully pushes his head away.
Toby, Paige, Ezra and Caleb appear on the Hastings’ staircase wearing nothing but Santa boxers, surprising their partners, “Merry Christmas".
Spencer places a decorative Christmas house in front of Toby, as everyone else huddles around the island bench.
Toby is watching a black and white movie, when Spencer walks over and hands him a cup of tea, before kissing the top of his head.
Spencer, Toby 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.
Toby and Spencer listen 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”.
Toby is standing with Tanner and Peter Hastings in the Hastings’ great room when Spencer walks in the door. Toby watches as Tanner tells Spencer that she wanted to say this in person, and that the police now believe Mona Vanderwaal was not Alison’s first victim. Peter explains to Spencer that the DA is dropping the charges against her, and that the police believe Alison set her up. Relieved, Spencer starts to tear up, and Toby walks over to her, wrapping her in a hug and telling her that it’s all over.
Spencer calls Toby who tells her that he can’t talk right now. Spencer asks what’s going on, and Toby explains that Tanner issued another search behind Mona’s house. Spencer questions that Tanner still thinks… “that Mona’s body is still out there?”, but instead of giving Spencer an answer, Toby says that he really has to go and ends the call.
At her house with Toby and Caleb, Spencer questions what Toby means when that it was his knife. Toby explains that he recognised it as soon as he saw it, “it’s my family’s. My dad popped the top off a jar with it when I was eight and broke the handle”. Toby goes on to say 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. Standing up, Spencer curses, “oh my God”, and when Toby says that he knows he has to go back, Spencer says that of course he does, “we have to get rid of it before anyone else finds it”. Telling Spencer to wait and slow down, Toby mentions that the knife could be the murder weapon, “it’s what we’ve been looking for. It’s what we need”. Spencer questions Toby’s use of the word ‘we’, and Toby tells her, “the police”. Spencer reminds Toby that Alison said it herself, “she wants us with her. Behind bars. She’s already framed me once, the knife is a plant”. Toby tells her that she doesn’t know that, and when Spencer shares a disbelieving look with Caleb, Toby says that he wants to turn it in, “if Alison stole that knife and used it, that could lock her away for good”. Toby mentions that all they need is one of Alison’s prints, to which Caleb questions what will happened if his prints are on it, or Hanna’s, and Spencer also adds, “or yours”. Spencer listens as Toby mentions that this is about doing the right thing, but Caleb tells him that there is no right thing, there’s only by the book, or save our ass, and he knows which one he’s doing. As Caleb goes to leave and Toby physically stops him, Toby calls on Spencer. Toby listens as 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. Toby tells Spencer, “fine”, and that’s what they’ll do, “but no one can know we had this conversation”. Spencer tells Toby of course, before coaxing a reluctant Caleb into agreeing.
Toby walks into The Brew’s relaunch party, and when Spencer notices him, he cocks his head towards outside. Running to catch up, Spencer tells Toby to wait, “Toby”. Toby stops and when Spencer catches up to him, Toby tells her that she looked him in the eye and then she deliberately went behind his back. Cutting him off, Spencer tells him that he did the same, “how else would you have known the knife was gone. You went back too”. Toby comments that he wanted to do the right thing, and Spencer mentions that if he thought that, he would have picked up the knife the first time. Spencer tells Toby that he keeps on talking about doing the right thing as if they have no idea what it is, but in this case, they needed to protect themselves and that meant getting rid of the knife. Toby says Spencer’s name, but Spencer keeps talking over him, telling him that it’s done, “it’s destroyed”. Raising his voice and grabbing Spencer’s wrists, Toby says that he can’t listen to her, “don’t you understand? You’re making it worse. There are things I can’t know about. Things you can’t say out loud”. After looking at each other, Spencer comments that Toby once told her she can tell him anything, and after another pause, Toby tells her that he has to go. Looking over her shoulder, an upset Spencer watches as Toby walks away.
Lying on Spencer’s bed playing scrabble, Toby mentions that for a town where some pretty awful things have happened, today almost nothing happened. Spencer says that something must have happened, and Toby tells her he responded to a total of two calls, “an 11-26 and 10-91L. So Rosewood is now safe from an abandoned bicycle and an off leash labradoodle”. As Spencer laughs, Toby comments that they haven’t done “this” in a while, “I’ve missed it”, and Spencer says she has as well. Toby then says that they haven’t talked about college, “the distance”, before suggesting that maybe they should. When Spencer tells him that they’ve been apart before, Toby says that with either a surfboard or bricks and ivy, she’s going to be gone, “I don’t want to hold you back, but… I also can’t get used to the thought of you being an ocean away”. Spencer’s phone beeps with an incoming text, but ignoring it Spencer suggests that he could come with her, “learn how to surf”. Spencer mentions she’s chilly, “I’ll close the window”, and as she does so, Toby picks up Spencer’s phone and reads the message she just received. Toby reads the text aloud, “found something. Call me”, before questioning Spencer what she and Caleb found. When Spencer doesn’t answer, Toby repeats his question, but Spencer says that she can’t tell him. Throwing Spencer’s phone down on the scrabble board, Toby says that this isn’t about telling, this is about doing things that will get them both, “all of us”, in a lot of trouble. Toby tells Spencer that whatever she and Caleb did today, “that’s it”, and that he wants them to stop. Shrugging her shoulders, Spencer tells him she’ll do whatever he says, “officer”, to which Toby looks at her before getting up, grabbing his jacket and walking out.
Sitting at his desk at the Rosewood Police Department, Toby is filling out some paperwork when his cell phone starts ringing. As he’s reaching for his cell, Toby notices Tanner walk towards him, so he declines Spencer’s call.
Sitting on the steps outside of the Rosewood Police Department, Toby calls Spencer. When Spencer accepts his call, she asks where he’s been, “I’ve been calling you for hours”. Toby explains that he’s still at work, “I’m buried in paperwork”, and when Spencer asks what he was doing at the storage unit, Toby says that Tanner got an anonymous call that Mona’s body was in there. Spencer questions why he didn’t call and tell her, “you knew that I was worried about Hanna”, but Toby tells her that he found out on the drive over, “I couldn’t exactly call you with Tanner sitting next to me”. Spencer then asks what was in the barrel, and when Toby doesn’t answer, Spencer exclaims his name, “Toby”. Toby tells her that he can’t talk about it, and when Spencer questions what he means, “Hanna and Caleb need to know if Mona’s body was in there”, Toby tells her that he has to go, Tanner’s calling him. Spencer tells Toby to come over after work, but Toby says he’ll be at work late. Spencer says she doesn’t really care what time he gets off, she just really needs to see him, but Toby says that he can’t, “I’ll call you tomorrow”. Spencer tells Toby to wait, but he hangs up on her.
At a gas station, Spencer is waiting while Jonny pays for some fuel when Toby, in his police car, pulls up next to the van. Getting out of the van, Spencer asks what Toby’s doing, and clicking on his flashlight, Toby asks Jonny, who has finished paying, is it is his van. Clicking his flashlight on, Toby asks Jonny if that’s his van, to which Jonny says that it is, and it’s also his painting in the seat and he’s got the rest in the back. As Spencer says that Jonny was just taking back was his, Toby looks through the van’s windows. Spencer tells Toby that Jonny didn’t do anything wrong, “if you want to question somebody you should be questioning the creep who runs the gallery”, but Toby isn’t listening. After asking Jonny to open the van doors, Spencer tells Toby to leave it alone, before asking what he’s even doing at the gas station, to which Toby mentions that he’s doing his job, “responding to a call”. When Toby questions what Spencer is doing here, Jonny steps in and says that Spencer had nothing to do with this and he can let her go. Toby tells Jonny that he needs to come down to the station, and as Jonny is being handcuffed, Spencer tells Toby to “stop it”. Listening as Jonny says that it’s okay, he’s got this, Spencer tells him that it’s not okay, “he’s only doing this because he’s mad at me”, but Toby comments that he’s doing it because a business was burglarised, and there are stolen goods in the vehicle. As Toby is leading Jonny to the police car, Spencer exclaims that Toby cannot arrest Jonny, “what are you doing?” Questioning if Toby has even heard a word she’s said, Spencer pleads with to stop being a cop for a minute. After closing the car door on Jonny, Toby pulls Spencer aside, telling her to walk away. Spencer says that she won’t, and when she asks Toby to talk with her, Toby says that he can’t do this here. Spencer questions when he does, to which Toby explains that she’s on Tanner’s radar, “she wants to take advantage of my relationship to you”. Spencer notes that this isn’t about Tanner, to which Toby says that it is, “don’t give her ammunition. Just walk away. Walk away”. Watching as Spencer begins to walk from the gas station, Toby gets in his car and drives off.
Spencer rushes out of the courtroom to call Caleb and tell him to warn Hanna that Leslie threw Hanna under the bus in court. She runs in to Toby in the hallway. After some initial awkwardness, she demands to know why he hadn’t called her after Hanna’s arrest. Toby tells her that he didn’t call as she was in London. Spencer thinks that Toby is making excuses and is annoyed. As she walks away, Toby asks her about her Oxford interview. She tells him what happened at the interview and about her panic attack. Toby asks her why she never called him about all this, but Spencer counters that he told her not to call him and also that Melissa’s roommate helped her.
Later, Toby visits Spencer. He tells her that he has done a lot to become a policeman because he wanted to protect her. He states that he is not going to choose between her and being a policeman. Spencer tells him that she is not asking him to but he replies that Tanner is. He announces that he is going to tell Tanner that if she doesn’t accept his relationship with Spencer, she can kick him off the force and kisses her.
|“||We never gave up.||”|
Toby teams up with Alison, Caleb, and Ezra to help rescue the girls. At the end of the episode, when the girls are rescued, Spencer runs over to Toby and tells him that she knows who “A” is. Toby replies that he does too - "It’s Andrew, babe. And we're gonna get him". This confuses Spencer.
- Started: "A Person of Interest" (1x19)
- Reason: They develop feelings for each other and kiss.
- Ended: "Over My Dead Body" (2x12)
- Reason: A threatened Toby's life and Spencer figured the only way to keep him safe is by ending the relationship.
- Started: "unmAsked" (2x25)
- Reason: Toby had been secretly working to help Spencer take down A and they reunite in the town square.
- Ended: "Misery Loves Company" (3x16)
- Reason: Spencer found out Toby was the second A
- Started: "A DAngerous GAme" (3x24)
- Reason: Spencer finds out Toby is alive and joined the A-Team to protect her.
- Ended: In between Game Over Charles and the time jump.
Threats to Spoby
- Wren - He comes back into town to be with Spencer, and still asks her out and tries to kiss her, even though she tells him she has a boyfriend: "Why don't we continue this over coffee?" "Wren, I have a boyfriend now." "Fine, how about tea?" Every time Wren gets the chance he tries to flirt with Spencer. He also seems to enjoy reminding Toby of his relationship with her. However, Spencer has never cheated on Toby with Wren.
- "A" - "A" forced Spencer to keep him safe by not being with him. "A" also caused Toby to fall off scaffolding and break his arm as revenge for Spencer kissing him when they were supposed to be broken up to keep him safe. Also, "A" recruited Toby to the A-Team and when Spencer found out she was heartbroken.
- Peter and Veronica Hastings - They disapprove of their relationship. Spencer's father agrees to give him a job, only to fire him later on. However, they have warmed to Toby, and seem to be okay with the relationship now.
- Jenna - She has a grudge against Spencer because of The Jenna Thing. She is also believed to still have feelings and care for Toby and reminds him of it every chance she gets.
- Toby - He damaged his relationship with Spencer, seemingly beyond repair, because he was revealed to be on the A-Team, much to Spencer's dismay. In "A DAngerous GAme" it is revealed that Toby is a double agent and therefore not a threat to their relationship. However, it takes a while for Spencer to fully trust him again, as she says: "Look, I understand why you've been helping Mona. I made the same decision. But if I saw you hurting, the way that I know you saw me." She does eventually believe and forgive him and they restart their relationship.
- Toby becoming a police officer - When Toby becomes a police officer he has to choose between his job and his relationship with Spencer when she is framed by A to killing Bethany Young (Between Taking This One to the Grave and Through a Glass, Darkly)
- Jonny Raymond and Colin- during Spencer and Toby's rough patch in 5B, Spencer had two brief affairs with these two.
Music in Spoby Scenes
- "Brittle Winter" by Gemma Hayes (played while Spencer sees Toby cry in the alley in "Know Your Frenemies.")
- "Sit With Me Tonight" by Garrison Starr (played while Spencer arrives at Toby's house and he tells her that she cant tutor him anymore in Je Suis une Amie.")
- "Try" by Zach Berkman (played while Spencer drives Toby home and glance at each other in "The New Normal.")
- "Glitter In the Air" by Pink (played as Spencer sleeps next to a shirtless Toby in a motel room in "A Person of Interest.")
- "Sea Of Love" by Cat Power (played while Spencer and Toby talk about running away and Toby takes her hand in "Someone to Watch Over Me.")
- "Time To Be Your 21" by Alexz Johnson (played while Spencer and Toby are in her bedroom. Spencer's studying and Toby's reading a book. Toby call's her over to sit on the chair with him as they look out the window in "For Whom the Bell Tolls.")
- "Far Far" by Yael Naim (played as Spencer tells Toby that he is her safe place to land and they kiss again in "For Whom the Bell Tolls.")
- "Add My Effort" by The Weepies (played when Spencer checks on Toby at work and he tells her he got fired in "The Goodbye Look.")
- "How Good We Had It" by Hayley Taylor (played when Spencer gives Toby the truck and they exchange "I Love You's" in "My Name Is Trouble.")
- "Call it the Same" by Madi Diaz (played while Toby helps Spencer pack up Ian's things in "Touched by an 'A'-ngel.")
- "Wrap My Mind Around You" by Trent Dabbs (played while Toby brings Spencer to school and they kiss before she leaves in "I Must Confess.")
- "Posion and Wine" by The Civil Wars (played while Spencer and Toby make out in his truck in "I Must Confess.")
- "I Will Let You Go" by Daniel Ahearn (played while Spencer crys out her window because Toby got hurt and she had to end things with him in "The Blond Leading the Blind.")
- "Our Story (One Day At a Time)" by Graham Colton (played while Toby asks Spencer if she is alright in "Eye of the Beholder.")
- "Hot Button" by Anya Marina (played while Toby gets out of the shower and Spencer is checking him out. Its also playing as they make out in "It Happened 'That Night'.")
- "Gone" by Lianne La Havas (played while Toby and Spencer make out on her couch in "Blood Is The New Black, and also while Spencer carves Toby's name into his mother's crypt in Dead to Me).""
- "Find A Way" by Tyler Blackburn (played while Spencer calls Toby to tell him she misses him in "The Kahn Game")
- "The Backpack Song" by Bear Attack (played as Spencer and Toby reunite on the street in "The Lady Killer")
- "In My Veins" by Andrew Belle feat. Erin McCarley (played as Spencer and Toby have sex for the first time in The Lady Killer)
- "Cuckoo" by Adam Lambert - (played as Toby and Spencer dance in "This Is A Dark Ride.")
- "Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Aria da Capo" by Johann Sebastian Bach (played by Glenn Gould) - (played as Spencer breaks down in front of Toby's door because he is A in "Misery Loves Company")
- "Until It Hurts" by Fransisca Hall - (played while Spencer dreams about making out with Toby in "Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno")
- "Burn" by Madi Diaz - (played while Spencer looks at the pictures of her and Toby in "Dead to Me")
- "Invisible" by Plumb (played when Toby walks into the diner where Spencer is waiting)
- "Ride" by Lana Del Rey - (played while Spencer and Toby have sex in the motel room in "A DAngerous GAme")
- "Love Runs Out" by OneRepublic - (played while Spencer and Toby make out in Spencer's bedroom in "Whirly Girlie")
- "Don't Deserve You" by Plumb - (played during the Spencer and Toby truck scene in "Miss Me x 100")
- "Tough Love" by Jessie Ware - (played when Spencer and Toby argue over what happened to the knife in "Fresh Meat")
- Edgewood Motor Court - Spencer and Toby stay over night in this motel because they are staking out the next room. They stay in room together and play scrabble which Toby wins. Spencer checks Toby out as he takes off his shirt. They sleep in the same bed and they end up cuddling. Outside in the parking lot, they share their first kiss.
- Toby's truck - Spencer buys Toby his truck and after she gives it to him, they say their first "I Love You's" to each other. Toby's truck is also a place where Spencer and Toby make out a lot in as well. They make out in his car in "I Must Confess" and in "A Hot Piece of A". Spencer also broke up with him in his truck the first time. After Spencer breaks up with Toby by telling him she cheated on him, he returns the truck but has it back because he is leaning against in "unmAsked."
- The Rocking Chair - Toby made Spencer a rocking chair after she broke up with him the first time. She says its beautiful, but she can't take it. We find out later that Spencer took it, and eventually she wants to get rid of it after their break up in "Misery Loves Company".
- The Police Station - After Spencer gets arrested and broke up with him, Toby goes to see her. He tells her that he doesn't care about what she can't tell him; only that cares about her. He screams, "I love you!" while being restrained by Police officers.
- The Hills Overlooking Rosewood - Spencer and Toby first went to this scenic spot overlooking the city in "The New Normal," after Toby was proven to be innocent of Alison's murder. They discussed the 214 message and what it meant. In "The Goodbye Look" the couple goes there to get away from their hectic lives, and they comfort each other about their reputations. In "Surface Tension," after Spencer sees her father burning the hockey stick Toby found in the Hastings yard, they meet up to talk, and Toby reassures Spencer that no one could possibly believe that she would hurt Alison.
- Toby's Motel Room - In "A DAngerous GAme" Toby reveals to Spencer that what they had was real and that he joined the -A Team to protect her. Spencer is skeptical at first, angry with Toby for abandoning her in such a bad time. Toby then begins to cry, telling Spencer he is sorry and that she needs to believe him. Spencer softens and wipes away some stray tears from Toby's face as he pulls her in by the waist. This leads to them beginning to kiss. They are later seen in bed, having sex as passionately as only Spoby can, and kissing intimately. They later cuddle together and fall asleep, with Toby being the big spoon.
- Spencer's Room - In "The Lady Killer," Spencer gives Toby her virginity in her room.
- Scrabble - When they were spending the night in a motel together, they played scrabble and Toby joyfully beats her at it with the word "goofball." In "Misery Loves Company," for their anniversary, Spencer gets Toby a scrabble board that has "I love you" on it, and the words "goofball" and "glyceraldehyde" from the night they spent together. Spencer also got the board engraved by putting "For T. My safe place to land. Always your girl, S."
- Toby's Shirts - Spencer is often seen wearing Toby's shirts. In "A Person of Interest", Toby offers Spencer his shirt to wear to bed. When Spoby break up, at school, it is mentioned that Spencer wears his shirts under her normal clothes. In "It Happened 'That Night'", Spencer is seen wearing Toby's again as Toby comes out of the shower. After they have sex for the first time in "The Lady Killer", Spencer is wearing the shirt that Toby was wearing before they had sex.
- Toby and Spencer first said their "I love you's" in "My Name Is Trouble" and Toby was the first one to say it. Spencer does not explicitly say "I love you" until "The Lady Killer".
- Toby is the only person Spencer really trusts aside from Hanna, Emily and Aria. She tells him almost everything except about "A" but that is because she is only trying to protect him.
- Toby was the first guy that Spencer opened up to about her family. She trusted him when she told him about her dad and the time she ran away. Spencer was also the first person Toby has ever opened up to because he talked to her about getting framed for killing Ali.
- They have both run away.
- They had sex the first time in "The Lady Killer" and also in the same episode Toby was revealed as a part of The A-Team at the end.
- They had their first dance together, although it was a fast song, in "This Is A Dark Ride". They danced to Adam Lamberts' song "Cuckoo."
- They broke up on their first anniversary in "Misery Loves Company".
- Spencer wrote Toby's name on his dead mother's grave, which signals that he is dead to her.
- In "Out of Sight, Out of Mind ", Spencer finds what is believed to be Toby's dead body.
- Toby and Spencer have both joined the A-Team to protect each other.
- In interviews, Troian Bellisario and Keegan Allen have speculated the writers decided to make their characters a couple because they are such good friends on set.
- Janel Parrish is a huge Spoby fan.
- According to writer Bryan Holdman, the Spoby scene in 3x05, "That Girl is Poison" was not in the original script, and was instead written and filmed halfway through filming 3x08, "Stolen Kisses."
- Spencer and Toby have got back together in two season finales. They got back together in the season 2 finale, UnmAsked, because Toby had been secretly working to take down "A" and realised that Spencer hadn't cheated on him. After they then broke up again in Misery Loves Company, they reunited in the season 3 finale, A DAngerous GAme, because Toby was a double agant and not really on the A-Team.
1. In "It's Alive," Spencer and Toby are cuddling next to each other in front of the fireplace after he sneaks in to see her against her parents' wishes. Spencer says that she loves having him there but she just hates that they have to sneak around. Toby tells her that when he was away the year before, he talked to some people and he is thinking about starting his own carpentry business. Spencer is happy for him and says that he has to make her something. He says he already has but he doesn't want to give it to her yet because he wants to save up to buy his own place and she'll put it there. Spencer smiles at this and they kiss as they hold hands.
2. In "Over My Dead Body," Toby and Spencer are in Spencer room talking about Melissa's ring. Spencer shows him it and says she found it around the house. He thinks it weird that no one had noticed it before. In another scene, Spencer is in Toby's truck telling him that she lied to him that morning. She reveals the truth that she stole her sister's ring to buy the truck because she was worried about him, leading to her breaking up with him to fulfill her doll's order to "keep Toby safe."
Toby: Maybe you know something you're not supposed to.
Spencer: Yeah, well, whenever I think I know something I get the rug pulled out from under me and I end up on my ass.
Toby: C'est dommage...
Spencer [smiling]: C'est la guerre.
Toby [to Spencer]: To be honest, it was really fun to kick your ass at Scrabble.
Toby [to Spencer]: People cross the street when they see me coming, and they think you’re trying to frame your brother-in-law. Who else are we gonna hang out with?
Toby: Do me a favor.
Toby: If you ever get the urge to run away again, call me first, okay?
Spencer [to Toby]: Look I've never had a safe place to land, but now I feel like I do. So I want you to stay safe.
Toby: I love you so much.
Spencer: I wanted to say that first.
Spencer: Wow, you sure know how to walk a girl home.
Toby [while kissing her face and neck]: So what time do you need me tomorrow?
Spencer: After school-ish, you know, after the meeting. You think you can build me some makeup tables?
Toby: For you I won't sleep until it's done.
Spencer [to Toby]: I figure I can set up a chair and just fan myself while I watch you work.
Toby: If we had a real baby, what would it look like?
Spencer: I'm picturing a newborn... with a six-pack.
Toby: Spencer, I don't care what you can't tell me, I care about you. Do you hear me? I love you.
Toby [to Spencer]: Pretending not to love you was the hardest thing I've ever done.
Spencer: You make it so hard to be modern and post-feminist when you get so alpha male.
Toby: Why, you want me to stop?
Spencer [After finding out Toby was 'A']: Will you just tell me what I saw tonight wasn't real? Please. Just tell me that there's more to the story. That there's something that I don't know. Please, please, Toby. Please tell me.
Toby: I'm not driving back to Rosewood with low-blood-sugar Spencer. That's worse than no-caffeine Spencer.
Spencer [sarcastically]: Wow, your girlfriend sounds awesome.
Toby [to Spencer]: There are things I can't know about. Things that you can't say out loud!
Toby [to Spencer]: This is a fork. You can use it to eat the meal your boyfriend just cooked for you.
- In 2015 you had the chance to buy Spoby shirts produced by the TV show.