|This article centers around Toby Cavanaugh, a TV character. For another version check out Toby Cavanaugh (Book Character).|
|“||Pretending not to love you was the hardest thing I've ever done.||”|
— Toby to Spencer
|Dating Spencer Hastings|
|March 19th 1994|
|Student (formerly) |
A (Season 3) (formerly)
| The Carpenter (by Wren and Andrew Campbell)|
The BetrAyer (by viewers)
E. Lamb (alias)
Pretty Eyes (by Waitress Marlene)
Tobes (by Spencer)
Boyfriend (by Spencer)
Your Boyfriend (by himself)
| Daniel Cavanaugh (father) |
Marion Cavanaugh (mother; deceased)
Jenna Marshall (step-sister)
| Spencer Hastings (girlfriend; in love with) |
Jenna Marshall (forced affair)
Alison DiLaurentis (former crush/almost kissed/flirtation)
Emily Fields (former crush)
| Mona Vanderwaal|
| J.M. Sweeney (formerly) |
|Wren Kingston (for Spencer)|
| Alison DiLaurentis|
| Rosewood High School (formerly)
Reform School in Maine
| - Was blackmailed by his stepsister into having sex with her (exposed)|
- Is the second A to be exposed (exposed)
- Tried to run over Lucas with an SUV
- -Was most likely the one who locked Spencer in her steam room (Supposedly) (exposed)
The First Secret (chronologically)
| Keegan Allen
James Neate (Pilot)
Toby Cavanaugh is the older step-brother of Jenna Marshall and boyfriend of Spencer Hastings. He was briefly a part of the A-Team, which he only joined to protect Spencer. He was portrayed by James Neate in Pilot and by Keegan Allen thereafter.
Toby Cavanaugh is a shy person and Jenna's older step-brother. Jenna forced Toby into having a sexual relationship with her, (by saying that she would tell her mother and his father that Toby had been forcing himself on her). The Liars believed Toby used to spy on them from his tree house into Emily's bedroom window, watching them change clothes. Alison and her friends tried to get revenge on him by throwing a stink-bomb into the Cavanaugh's garage, blinding Toby's stepsister, Jenna Marshall, in the process.
Alison blackmailed Toby into taking the blame for Jenna's "accident", by saying that she would tell the whole town about their affair. Commemorating September 1, the day he became free from Jenna and her advances—and, coincidentally as well as ironically, the day Alison DiLaurentis went missing. After a year in reform school (in Maine), Toby returns to Rosewood where he is treated as a social pariah, and suspected of being an "A"—by Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna—or/and Alison's murderer, (by the whole town). He convinces the girls otherwise, starting with Emily Fields when he befriends her. Toby maintains his innocence in Alison's murder, is eventually exonerated, and even begins a long-term relationship with Spencer Hastings.
When Mona is sent to Radley after the events in the second season, the girls receive a text, "Mona played with dolls, I play with body parts". It can only be assumed that this message and the other escalating threats of season three were from Toby. At the end of The Lady Killer, it is revealed Toby is a part of The A-Team alongside Mona. Spencer finds this out on their one-year anniversary, and ends their relationship because of it. Later, Spencer reveals to the Liars that Toby is a member of the notorious "A-Team", and she has known about it for weeks.
In Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Spencer follows Mona into the woods, where she finds a body on the ground surrounded by camping gear. The person is wearing a biker helmet and a leather jacket. Spencer doesn't realize who this could be until she recognizes a tattoo on the mystery person's side: "901 Free At Last". Spencer breaks down and begins to cry; however, before she can lift the eyeguard on the helmet, Mona calls out from the woods, "He's dead," taking Spencer's attention away from the body and prompting her to chase Mona. (Whether or not the body in the woods was actually Toby's was debatable and—at the time—unknown.) However, in A dAngerous gAme, it was revealed that Toby is alive and claims to know nothing of the identity of the John Doe left in the morgue that was meant to impersonate him. He meets with Spencer in at a remote restaurant, and tells her that he joined the "A-Team" to protect her (whether or not it's true, we'll get to know in season 4). He may be responsible for digging up Alison's grave, sending Emily a necklace made of human teeth, may have locked Emily in a barn with a running car in it, threatening dismemberment, several physical attacks on the girls, and may or may not have been involved in drugging Aria and Emily.
Toby makes a minor appearance when he walks Jenna into Alison DiLaurentis' funeral, then later leaves with her.
Jenna walks in school with Toby in tow. He receives uneasy glances from all the students.
After swim practice, Ben Coogan—Emily's boyfriend—sneaks up on her in the girls locker room and tries to "fool around" with her. She tries to push him off nicely, but he gets violent, (and was—most likely—going to sexually assault her). Just then, Toby (who "happened" to be inside the girl's locker room for whatever reason at the time) came to the rescue and wordlessly pushes Ben off of Emily. He pounds Ben into the locker until he bleed's, while Emily shouts for him to stop. When Ben asks if Toby is the reason she is no longer as "in to" their relationship, Emily tells Ben to "get over" himself.
Spencer flashes back to the night of The Jenna Thing. It is revealed that Ali threatened Toby to take the fall for them.
Later, Emily passes the Cavanaugh House, where she spots Toby sitting on the porch steps alone. She sees him fiddling with motorcycle parts and approaches him. Not quite sure what to say, (or how to say it), she thanks him for saving her in the locker room from Ben. Toby smiles back silently. Then, Jenna's voice is heard from the corner of the porch, where she had been sitting in the shadows listening, (unbeknownst to Emily). She coolly ask's why Emily had thanked Toby twice, but he answers vaguely, leaving Jenna dissatisfied.
Toby becomes Emily's lab partner, much to Emily's dismay. Toby notices when Emily slams her lab book shut, though he doesn't know that it is because of the photos planted there.
Toby opens his locker to find it filled with shaving cream. A group of guys are seen laughing at him. He takes out his messed book and closes the locker.
That night, Toby catches sight of Emily and strikes up a conversation. Emily asks Toby if he saw the pictures in her lab book. It seems that he has, but Toby says he's "cool" with her not wanting people to know about her secret, (the fact that she kissed Maya St. Germain at Noel Kahn's party). Toby uses it as a teaching moment to speak to Emily about "not being the person people want you to be, but being the person you want to be."
The next day Emily questions Toby about his whereabouts the previous night. He tells her that he was studying at the Grille all night. He then asks her where she was and she tells him she was at a friend's house. The duo stay after class to finish their experiment. Emily messes up Toby's notebook and apologizes while trying to clean it. She looks at the back page and sees Toby's sketches and recognizes them from a band she likes. The two talk about their common interest in music and Toby tells her that he'll burn a mix tape for her. They agree to meet later at the Grille.
Emily and Toby schedule to meet, but when Emily arrives at the café, she sees Spencer and Hanna. Too embarrassed—and worried of what her friends will think—to socialize with Toby, she reluctantly blows him off, sitting instead with her friends. Later, the waitress hands Emily the mixed CD Toby had left for her, leaving Hanna to believe Maya made it for her, (and then Hanna proceeds to encourage Emily not to bullied by pursuing a non-conventional relationship). However, Emily believes that Hanna is referring to Toby.
Later, the next day, an upset Toby tries to ignore Emily when she comes to sit with him, but gives in when she presents him with a mixed CD of her own. She apologizes for blowing him off, and he accepts.
Toby surprises Emily with tickets to homecoming. She’s nervous to accept, (because of what her friends may/will think), but reluctantly agrees to go.
Later, the girls discover Toby’s tattoo – "9/01 Free at Last", on his left side, (presumably memorializing the date Alison disappeared.) This makes them suspicious—especially Spencer—that he may have had something to do with her "disappearance".
At the dance, Toby and Emily arrive at the door. Emily calms Toby, who is nervous about making an appearance; when they finally do, the other Liars, not to mention Maya, are less than thrilled.
Later, Toby whisks Emily away to the Chem. Lab to confide in her privately about his big secret, which the other girls have just uncovered, (in what turns out to be Toby's file that Hanna retrieved from a psychiatrist's office, in the same apartment building she was working at.) The girls realize what Alison had blackmailed Toby with in order to force him to take the blame for "The Jenna Thing" - she knew about Toby's sexual relationship with his step-sister, (though she did not know that Jenna was the one forcing herself on Toby).
Assuming that this was Toby's motive for murdering Alison, Aria sends Emily a frantic text message claiming that Toby killed Alison, making Emily more and more unsettled. As Toby tries to explain, in a creepy threatening manner that she clearly is not responding well to, she pushes him into the cabinet of beakers, (rightly so) injuring him. Emily then flees with Toby hot on her trail, but—as she is running through the hall towards the dance—she trips on the train of her dress, hitting the hard floor and falling unconscious.
Later, Toby drives an unconscious Emily to the hospital and like a saint, drops her off at the emergency room, handing her over to a nurse. After that, Toby flees Rosewood, without telling anyone—including Jenna and his parents—where he is going.
When Emily gets back from the hospital, Aria, Hanna and Spencer mistake Emily’s wounds for an attack by Toby, and quickly inform her of his sordid past with stepsister, in hopes of keeping Emily from contacting Toby, and also in hope that she will tell the police that he attacked her. Later, Jenna visits Emily asking her to bring her Toby's file, (as it contains proof of the affair she had with Toby). The other girls head to the river to burn the file, (which Hanna stole). Spencer and Aria are reluctant, but Hanna declares that she no longer wants the file in her possession, (which is because she is worried that it will be traced back to her). The three start bickering, before Aria--desperate to get rid of the file and stop the argument--throws it into the river. (She than receives a text from Emily reading: "WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T DESTROY THAT FILE.") 'A'--presumably Mona Vanderwaal—is later shown gingerly picking up the file pages from downstream.
A day later, Emily sees cops in front of the Cavanaugh house, with a shaken Jenna in tears, sitting on the front porch as the police leave. She sees a wrecked motorcycle, but is too afraid to ask if Toby is alive or not. Later, Spencer and Hanna are discussing with her what this could possibly mean, when Spencer receives a text from 'A'--again, presumably Mona—reading: "Thanks for getting Toby out of my way." Emily begins to cry.
Oddly, Toby never explained the circumstances in which he gave Alison the sweater. Later, Toby appears in Emily's car as she drives to Mona's birthday party in the forest. He tells her the truth about his affair with Jenna, and begs Emily to listen to him, vouching for his innocence. She is reluctant to believe him, however. He then tells her that he is leaving Rosewood, as he will most definitely be convicted of Alison's murder—whether he is guilty or not. Toby tells her to meet him at the Rosewood Church at midnight, before he leaves for good.
However, the police discover Toby's whereabouts as he waits for Emily—who he believes turned him in, though it was really Jenna, who was desperate to keep him in Rosewood. He is taken into custody. Toby is eventually released from jail on bail, (though he is forced to wear an ankle monitor, so as to make sure that he does not try to leave Rosewood).
Days later, Emily visits Toby, pleading with him to listen to her. She tells him that she was not the one who turned him in, though she sees that he looks reluctant. She asks him whether or not he believes her, and he replies, "I asked you the same thing, but I never got an answer, either." Emily leaves, saddened.
Later, Jenna reveals to Toby that it was actually she who turned him in, telling him that it would look as though he was guilty of murdering Alison if he left Rosewood, (though it is rather obvious that Jenna turned him in more so to keep him at her side than for his own benefit.) Toby quietly and defiantly responds by saying, "you can chain me to this porch, and I'd still never touch you like that again." Jenna responds by slapping him.Emily visits again, pleading with Toby to believe her when she says that she is not the one who turned him in. Toby responds by saying that he knows, as Jenna revealed that she was who called the police on him. Emily is relieved, as she now knows that Toby believes her when she says she did not violate his trust. She asks him to go out sometime, but Toby is cautious, thinking that she means in a romantic way. Emily assures him that she means it only as friends, and the two plan a breakfast date.
Days later, Spencer and Emily see an add for a home-schooler who needs a French tutor. Emily states that it is for Toby, and Spencer takes the flier down, saying that she will tutor him. Emily is skeptical that Spencer is offering to do so for the "right reasons", but Spencer is persistent. Later, she shows up on the Cavanaugh's doorstep, telling Toby that she is his new tutor. When he asks why, she responds that she is taking AP French, (so it would only make sense that she would be tutoring him.) They sit down on the porch, and she hands him the French translation of "Catcher in the Rye," having seen him reading the book once before. She explains that the best way to learn another language is to read a book you have already read in English in another language. She has even devised a schedule for him to catch up on his assignments. Toby--once again--questions Spencer's motives for helping him, seeing her behavior as a complete reversal of her usual attitude towards him. Spencer confides that she thinks that he was framed, and now believes that she is being framed, too, (by the same person). They commiserate together, and Spencer properly apologizes for suspecting him. They start discussing the evidence from the day Alison disappeared. Suddenly, Toby hears someone (Jenna) shut a window and whispers to Spencer that he isn't supposed to be talking about this. He goes back into the house, thanking her for the book before he shuts the door.
Later, Spencer—once more—shows up on Toby's doorstep to help him with French. Toby, however, opens the door and mysteriously tells her that they can no longer see each other. He thanks her for the book she gave him, handing it back to her. Inside the book is a slip of notebook paper, with braille dots drawn on it, and a message reading "I found this in Jenna's room. You may be right. - Toby". Toby and Spencer meet once more, briefly, and Spencer asks Toby if he is playing a "prank" on her, as she is unable to decipher the real message he gave her. He coolly tells her that she received the note he wanted her to. Spencer later figures out the braille message really translates as, "214" repeating—though, together, Toby and Spencer are unable to figure what this message means and how it relates to Jenna.Days later, Toby and Spencer talk at her house, discussing the strange meeting between Jenna and Spencer's unsavory brother-in-law, the suspicious Ian Thomas. Spencer demands that Toby steal Jenna's phone, so that she can have Caleb Rivers—a notorious hacker at Rosewood High—search Jenna's phone to see what she and Ian are hiding. Toby is extremely reluctant, not wishing to provoke Jenna's wrath more than he already has, but Spencer convinces him by saying that it he can be dragged back to jail at any moment.
The next morning, Toby goes to Spencer's house. In her kitchen, Spencer makes Toby breakfast, and he hands her Jenna's phone, which he stole the night before, (and he than confides that he is frightened of what Jenna's reaction will be if/when she discovers he took it). Spencer reassures him that everything will be fine, and uses the opportunity to ask Toby why Alison had been so sure that Toby was the one peeping on them, but Toby firmly denies that he ever spied on anyone; the only thing he can make of Alison's assumptions is that she had something against him, though he is clueless as to what. (It is also likely that Alison was merely using Toby's alleged peeping as a convenient excuse to get revenge on Jenna.)
motel. Toby is staying at the same motel to escape Jenna's wrath, as she knows that he took her phone and believes that he touched her snowglobe, (which was actually Spencer's doing). While dropping Toby off, Spencer hears flute music coming from room 214 - which was the same numbers in the braille message. When she peeks through the window into the room, she sees a bag from "Neufelds," the same exact bag Ian mysteriously gave Jenna during their strange encounter at the high school.
After school, Spencer goes to keep Toby company in his hotel room, not too keen on returning home to her own accusing parents. 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, smiling softly. Later that night, after Toby has fallen asleep, Spencer changes, then gingerly curls up next to him.Meanwhile, in the motel room, 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 on the chase. 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. After they break apart, Toby once again teases Spencer about losing at Scrabble, to which she defends, and he chuckles. This is where their relationship as a couple starts.
When Spencer gets out from seeing Dr. Anne Sullivan, she sees Toby leaning against his car. They both smile at each other and Toby begins to walk toward her but Jenna comes out from where she was and Toby opens the door for her.
Toby and Spencer plan a secret meeting with the help of Emily. Toby is in Emily's room waiting for her as she tells him about her moving to Texas. After Spencer texts her saying she can't make it, Emily says she is sorry and Toby says its okay. Emily also says she is sorry for believing he killed Ali, and the two rekindle their friendship because Emily says she feels like she is leaving four friends, meaning Spencer, Hanna, Toby and Aria.
Spencer hears something outside and grabs a knife while hiding. Toby comes in and she runs up to him and they hug. He says he had to see her, while Spencer calms down. He stays, and the two talk for a while. When he leaves he tells Spencer to lock the doors, and Spencer watches him leave.
That night, Toby comes to Spencer's house asking to hang out. They drive to the Hills overlooking Rosewood. Spencer tells him about Ian texting Melissa and he wished she told him about it. They sit on a rock looking at Rosewood. Spencer asks if she wants him to go to the police, but he says they don't do either of them any good. He pulls her in and she calms down on his shoulder.
Spencer comes to visit Toby at work and tries to get him to quit when Jason goes in the house to get a drink, but he tells her he needs the money. He would get a job out of town if he had transportation, but he can't afford it. Spencer buys Toby the used truck he had his eye on. They confess their love for each other and kiss.
Later, at the fashion show, Spencer goes backstage to talk to Toby while he builds the makeup tables. She expresses her frustration with Mona and how she wants to grab her ponytail and yank it really hard. Toby clams her down by saying that Mona had stepped up with she had dealt with so things in her life and that they couldn't control them. He says that those things are over now and they can both take a breath. This does calm Spencer down and they kiss.
Later on, while Spencer is giving out swag bags, Toby comes talk to her and compliment her. She thanks him and kisses him on the cheek. Out of nowhere, in walks Mona, who starts barking orders at Spencer. Spencer begins to say something but Toby talks her down and Spencer takes a breath.
While working in the yard, Toby makes a major find in Spencer's backyard - a broken field hockey stick. When Peter comes by he sees the stick. Toby asks him why it was buried but Mr. Hastings doesn't say anything and leaves.
After he tells Spencer about finding it and the way her father reacts to it, Spencer thinks that the hockey stick may have been what killed Alison. Toby comforts Spencer when they meet on the outskirts of Rosewood, and she says that her father believes the possible murder weapon was a prop set up by her much like Ian's trophy in The Badass Seed.
Toby comes back again in Touched by an 'A'-ngel to help Spencer go through Ian's things. He discovers that Ian was part of the N.A.T Club. Spencer, who never heard of the club looks through the yearbook to find that Jason and Garrett were part of the same club. Later, Toby and Spencer see Aria and Jason at The Grille. Toby suggests she go inside to talk to Aria, but Spencer knows Aria won't want to listen to what she has to say.
In I Must Confess, Toby drops Spencer off at school, where she is nervous that Jenna has joined the N.A.T Club. Toby says he can try to find information about it from Jenna, but Spencer says he shouldn't and that it would give Jenna an even stronger motive to break the two up. Toby assures her that it would never happen and kisses her.
Later in the episode, the two are making out in Toby's truck, when Toby sees a shadow in Jason's house, thus killing the mood. Toby decides it was probably nothing and the two continue to make out but Spencer opens her eyes just to make sure and sees two shadows. Spencer and Toby get out of the car and Spencer storms up to the door, but is in shock when her dad comes out of Jason's house. When her dad says that he doesn't have to answer to her, Toby steps in an says that he owes Spencer answers. Spencer acts as a barrier between the two when her dad goes at Toby, and she runs away, making her dad charge at Toby's truck.
In Over My Dead Body, Toby is at Spencer's house. Apparently, his truck wound up at the mechanic after the brakes stopped working, which alarms Spencer, considering he treats it like his baby. He says that the brake line was cut, and that it probably happened at work. Spencer then gets annoyed when she sees Jason peering through Alison's window, taking the newspaper down from the windows and looking at them, and pulls her curtains together. Toby then asks Spencer if her dad gave her an answer to why he was there that day. She says that he wouldn't tell her, and that she left it at that. Toby then says that she's not the type of person who would easily leave things alone, which leads her to say that he doesn't know her father as well, and to give it a rest.
Later, the two are sitting in Toby's truck, and Spencer admits she lied earlier. He says that he thought they trusted each other. Spencer then says that she can never tell him everything that really happened, which pushes her to tears, as she says that he deserves someone who can be completely honest with him. Before he can say anything, she runs away.
Then, when the Liars are at the police station, Toby, while being restrained by police officers, shouts "I love you" multiple times to a passing Spencer, who has a look of sadness on her face, on the verge of crying again.
In The First Secret, Emily spots Toby unloading a moving van on her way home. Emily approaches him and notes his subdued mood as he fingers a snow globe. He's bummed that his dad has remarried and that the new wife is moving in with her daughter. Emily asks what the daughter is like, and he responds eerily that she gets whatever she wants.
In the winter premiere, Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares, Toby tries to gift Spencer with a chair that he made. After saying it is beautiful, Spencer tells him that she can't take it. Without completely revealing "A," Spencer says, "I don't want to look over my shoulder and find you there. What I want is for you to forget about me. If you really want to worry about someone, why don't you worry about your sister and that cop boyfriend of hers?" Toby then leaves, visibly upset.
At the Rosewood-Rollins swim meet, Toby tries to get from Emily why Spencer is acting so strangely, but knowing that "A" is probably watching her, Emily tells him that they are still not speaking. Toby tells her that she doesn't want this to ruin their friendship, and Emily tells him it's not a good time for anyone. After the meet, Toby watches the fight between Spencer, Aria, and Hanna and Emily.
Later at Spencer's house, Toby tells her that even if they don't get back together, he doesn't want to see Emily and Spencer fight considering he cares about them both. Spencer then tries to walk away, saying, "What do I have to do to get you to leave me alone?" Toby then startles her by saying that she's starting to act like Alison did when she was still alive. Spencer says she can't give him answers now, but things will be different by tomorrow. She makes him promise that he won't follow her when she leaves.
In A Hot Piece of A, Spencer comes over Toby's house to talk to him. Toby still seems sullen, but allows Spencer to talk to him anyway. After Spencer says that shutting him out is killing her, Toby asks, "So you came here to tell me that you can't be here?" They exchange a smile and Toby pulls Spencer in for a kiss.
A few scenes later, they take a break from their make-out session when Garrett is arguing on the phone with Jenna. Spencer, clearly more alarmed than Toby, asks why he seems so upset. Toby tells her that their arguing started the night before, that it was supposedly because of her eye surgery, and that Jenna even slammed the door in Garrett's face. What Garrett is saying seems to allude to "A's" activity, however. When Garrett looks over into Toby's car, Spencer quickly ducks, but Toby remains there, making direct eye contact, showing he is not afraid.
Later in the episode, Garrett comes over to the Cavanaughs' house, and Toby is standing there watching him. Garrett asks if anyone was with Jenna when she left, but Toby gives him a somewhat ambiguous answer, only shrugging. As he is questioned further by Garrett, Toby seems to know a lot more about Jenna than Garrett actually does, as Toby knows that she tends to turn on people once she has no use for them anymore. Toby also shows how he still resents Jenna, saying that "maybe she likes [it better in Rosewood], settling scores," which may be an allusion to Jenna taunting the Liars continuously, especially Spencer, most likely due to her relationship with Toby. Garrett seems especially annoyed by this, saying that Jenna is a strong person, and Toby responds by saying, "I never questioned her strength. Only how she uses it."
In The Blond Leading the Blind, Toby returns, but he believes that he and Spencer are currently together. Spencer, scared by what "A" may do, tells Emily to talk to Toby when he calls Spencer. Emily tries her best not to lie without telling Toby about "A" or how he might be in danger. Toby thinks that Spencer is lying when she says that her father is home, and leaves. The next day, he goes to the Hastings' house to pick up some things that he had left. The scaffolding gives away and Toby falls, breaking his arm. Off-screen, Mrs. Hastings finds him and gets him to the hospital.
At the hospital, Wren introduces himself as Toby's doctor. Still unaware that Wren and Spencer had a relationship, Toby suspects that something strange is happening between the two of them. Later on, Jenna comes to visit Toby. He's clearly upset that she actually came, but Jenna says that she should be the only person to visit him, as she remarks, "No one cares about you as much as I do." When Toby argues that Spencer cares more, Jenna says he should stay away from her, as she's "haunted." Toby says he'd prefer not to take any advice from her, and Jenna leaves.
Spencer is convinced that there's only one way for Toby to stay safe, and she asks Emily to tell Toby about Wren. Emily ambiguously tells Toby that Spencer was seeing someone else before him, and although it wasn't right, the person was now back and things weren't right again. Before Emily leaves, Toby requests a name of the person.
Wren checks up on Toby later, and asks if he can get Toby anything. Toby asks for some answers. Wren, clearly stunned when Toby brings up Spencer, says that when he kissed Spencer, he thought they were over. After Wren says that, Toby says, "I'm just saying, I may have broken my left arm, but my right arm's fine."
Later, as Toby is getting ready to go home, he looks back and sees Wren, upset about what happened between him and Spencer. At the very end of the episode, Aria, Spencer, and Emily see Toby in the Hastings's driveway. They all go outside. Emily goes inside his truck, and finds the keys inside and a note to Spencer. Spencer says, "He's gone." The actual meaning is unclear, but may imply that Toby has left Rosewood because of his belief that Spencer was cheating with Wren. He had previously said (in The Goodbye Look) that Spencer was his only reason for staying in Rosewood; now that he's lost her, he doesn't have a reason to stay.
Toby comes back in Eye of the Beholder with a new haircut and a brand new attitude. Spencer is with Hanna, Emily and Aria when she sees Jenna get out of the car. Spencer also sees Toby walk Jenna somewhere. Spencer stands up and she smiles because she is happy to see him, but he meets her with a glare because he still thinks she cheated on him.
Spencer sees him in school and they have a very awkward conversation about Jenna. When Spencer says that he is back to guiding her around he defends Jenna and tells her she better get used to things being this way. When Spencer brings up their relationship he says that it is too late. Jenna comes out and her and Toby leave.
That day, Spencer, Emily, Hanna and Aria see Toby talking to the police and fire department. The girls, especially Spencer who realizes she did a good job at screwing him up, think that seeing how Toby is back to hating all of them again, that he is telling that about The Jenna Thing.
At the hospital, Toby sees Wren and doesn't look too happy. Wren and Toby talk about his broken arm and how he was out of town and saw another doctor. After Wren leaves, Toby still looks angry and Jenna makes a comment about how he is Spencer's personal physician.
Hanna wants to talk to Toby because she knows that Spencer has been upset for a while about losing him and talks to Mona about it. So Mona texts Toby and says she wants to buy his truck for her cousin just as Hanna walks in. Hanna tells Toby that he can't let Jenna back into his life again. Toby tells her to shut up and assures her that she doesn't know what he is doing or why.
After the fire, Toby is with Jenna when she wakes up and he tells her that Hanna had pulled her out of the fire. Toby then goes and finds Spencer and tell her that Jenna wants to talk to all of them. He then asks her if she is okay which proves that he still cares about her.
In If These Dolls Could Talk, Toby checks on Jenna when she is taking off her bandages. He wants her to wait for the doctors but she takes them off anyway. When Jenna begins to cry because she supposedly can't see, Toby says he is sorry.
Toby then takes Jenna to school where she wants to talk to Spencer, Hanna, Emily and Aria. He drops Jenna off while glaring at Spencer.
The next night, Toby goes in Jenna's room wanting to know why Garrett is stalking their house. Jenna gives Toby page 5 of Ali's autopsy report and says that Garrett gave it to her. Off-screen, Toby gives the page to the police and Garrett is later arrested for Ali's murder at the end of the episode.
In UnmAsked, Spencer sees Toby doing yard work in Jason's house. She tries talking to him about Jenna but he is still giving her the cold shoulder. When she asks if he'll ever be able to forgive her he says he has work. As Spencer leaves she begins to cry and says he has a right to be mad at her, but also that he doesn't have to be that guy who shuts everyone out. After Spencer gets back in her car, Toby gets a call from Dr. Sullivan.
After Spencer and her friends find out who "A" is and they leave the place where Mona is, Dr. Sullivan says that their friend helped her come back to Rosewood. Dr. Sullivan tells them that their friend helped her push through her fears, like she often does with her own patients. After Spencer inquires what friend she's talking about, she sees Toby waiting near his truck. Realizing he is the "friend," they walk up to each other and Toby says that "Pretending not to love you was the hardest thing I've ever had to do." She goes to slap him, because she truly believed he hated her, but he grabs her and pulls her in for a kiss. They start kissing with the Liars and Dr. Sullivan looking on.
In Blood Is The New Black, Toby is at Spencer's house looking over some things as she asks him about Jenna. She asks where she went after her music camp got done with, but Toby doesn't know because he at already moved out when she left. He tells Spencer that it was awkward living there because his parents acted weird around Jenna, concerned about her since the eye surgery hadn't worked. Toby notices a tense look on Spencer's face so he gives her a back massage. She seems to relax after a while and then when Toby kisses her back, she turns around and they begin to make out on her couch. Then her mom interrupts them. She asks Toby to stay over for dinner and he says yes.
Toby meets Spencer at a coffee shop where he tells her about Jenna's eye drops that he found. One of the bottles had been purchased recently. Toby thought it was weird that if the surgery didn't work, why would Jenna still be renewing that prescription.
In That Girl is Poison, Toby surprises Spencer at her house because he didn't want to go to his place due to Jenna throwing a party downstairs. Toby and Spencer discuss how they were the only ones that knew Jenna was faking being blind. Jenna told her parents that she started seeing shadows a few weeks ago and that she was scared people would pity her even more if she didn't get her sight back.In The Remains of the "A" Toby is over at Spencer's house telling her about his new job. Toby notices that Spencer is preoccupied, but she tells him just has a lot on her plate with school. He agrees to let her work, but they end up making out, only to be interrupted again, this time by Spencer's dad.
Later, Toby takes Hanna to a church party. Ashley and Ted greet them and Ted thinks Toby and Hanna are dating. Toby explains that they are just friends. While Toby and Hanna dance, he asks her why she needed him to accompany her tonight. He knows that the story about the boy hassling Hanna. Hanna admits that it has something to do with Caleb. In the end, Toby calls Spencer, leaving an angry voicemail wanting to know why she lied to him.
In Crazy, Toby finds Spencer at school looking at something. He wants to know why she is avoiding him and why she lied to him about the church party. Spencer was with Jason when he found the anklet that exonerated Garrett in Ali's murder. When Spencer insists that Garrett has to be guilty, Toby reminds her there was a time she thought he killed Ali. Being framed for murder has made him slower to pass judgment.
At night, Toby is at Spencer's house waiting for her. When she comes in, she tells him she needs a ride to her car. Before she can explain what happened, Wilden shows up and asks her why her car was at a hit and run. Toby covers for her by saying he picked her up after work. Wilden appears to buy it and leaves, but Toby wants to know what is going on. Spencer tells him about Jason's accident, but she doesn't want him to tell anyone because Jason could lose everything. Toby agrees not to tell anyone, but he is not happy he just lied to the cops to cover up for Jason DiLaurentis' drunk driving.
In Stolen Kisses, Toby goes over to Spencer's house to talk to her about Jason. He is clearly angry that Jason left town with the car that he crashed and left them both lying to the cops. Spencer just wanted to protect Jason and Toby wanted to protect Spencer as well. When Spencer is about to take a phone call, Toby grabs her phone and makes her listen to what he has to say. He knows that she won't tell him anything, so he will make it easy on her, he will find out for himself. Toby then leaves her house going to find answers.
In The Lady Killer, Toby comes back to Rosewood and sees Spencer in town. They run toward each other and hug and kiss in the middle of the street. Spencer is sorry about everything, especially the lies. Toby says he knows who she is so she never has to be sorry.Toby and Spencer are making out in Spencer's room. He asks if she is ready, she says yes then they move to the bed. Spencer gives her virginity to Toby. Afterwards, they go back downstairs because Toby has to go back to his job. Spencer thinks he took the job to get away from her, but he promises he didn't and says he is right where he needs to be. They tell each other "I love you," before Toby leaves.
At the end, Mona is talking to someone about how she was disappointed her plan of framing Paige didn't work. But she is glad that Garrent is out of jail. Before Mona goes back into Radley she tells the black hooded figure that they'll see each other soon. When the person turns around, we see that it is Toby, and he is a member of the "A-Team." Toby then runs away, disappearing around the corner.
In This Is A Dark Ride, Toby shows up at Spencer's house interrupting Spencer's conversation with Garrett. He wants Garrett to leave and asks Spencer what he wanted. Garrett was going to tell her about what happened the night Ali's body went missing but won't tell her when they are not alone. Toby won't let that happen because he doesn't want Spencer in the same room with Garrett. Spencer hugs him thinking he is just trying to protect her, but during the hug Toby gives an evil look.
Toby and Spencer go to the Brew in their costumes. Toby sees Noel chocking on food so he goes over and tries to help him. Toby and Spencer tell him to calm down and breathe, when Noel pokes a devil up at them. Toby and Spencer go onto the Ghost Train dancing to Cuckoo. After the dance, Toby goes to get a soda when he runs into Jenna who is dressed like a pirate. Toby, covering her other eye, tells her that he liked her better when she was blind.
After Garrett's body got discovered, Toby waits with Spencer and her friends. He tells her that the police wants statements before they can go home. Noel confronts Spencer, Hanna, Emily and Aria telling them to tell the police what happened because they make every mess themselves. Toby gets angry and starts a fight with Noel. Toby pushes Noel into a table making it fall with a body bag coming out of it.
In She's Better Now, Toby continues his A duties as he chases someone, on a skateboard, off the road with his car. That afternoon, Toby has lunch with Spencer outside the high school as she tells him about Mona coming back. They also discuss Jenna transferring schools and if it has something to do with two members of the N.A.T. Club being dead. Toby tells her she should let it go but she can't because the police still haven't found the gun that killed Garrett.After school, Toby goes on a run with Spencer and when they get done, he heats the hot tub up. Toby and Spencer go in the hot tub, and they kiss for a bit before Toby realizes Spencer has something on her mind. She was worried about Jason because he has no one and he doesn't understand that Mona is dangerous. Just then, Spencer hears something as Toby gives her evil looks.
At the marathon, Toby goes in the basement where he finds Spencer, Hanna, Emily and Aria getting cornered by Harold. He allows Aria to get past Harold with the paper she needed. When they go outside, Hanna asked how he knew they were there and he saw them go in the back door. Spencer gives him a hug for saving them, but breaks lose when they that someone had started a fire.In Mona-Mania. Toby helps Spencer study for her quizoff against Mona. Toby tells her that he could go with her to calm her down during breaks, but Spencer doesn't want him to miss his dinner with his boss. Toby realizes that this competition isn't just about college applications anymore and it isn't because Spencer believes Mona is bating her. When Spencer goes to get ready, Toby gets a call from his "boss" where he tells the person that he is leaving Spencer's house.
The phone call turned out to be an A-mission where Toby slashed Paige's tires. He hides behind trees when Emily and Paige come back, but Emily sees the black hoodie and starts chasing him through the woods. Toby hides from Emily as she thinks she lost him.
In Misery Loves Company Toby is with Mona discussing their new plans, but Toby thinks it's too soon to follow through with them. Toby explains that Spencer is still lying to him about A saying that person went away when Mona went to Radley. Mona tells Toby that they need to follow up on their plans because they need to know "she" is in charge.
Toby is at his loft working when Emily stops by to give him his drink from The Brew. Toby is going to Spencer's house for a shower while Emily waits for the plumber to fix his shower. Toby sees that Emily is reading Lord of The Flies, which Emily explains that she relates to because Mona being A brought the girls closer together. They then discuss Mona and how if she was still bothering them, they would tell him and Emily would.
Toby gets out of the shower at Spencer's as they discuss how they can't see each other on their anniversary
because Spencer has to go to a dinner with her family. They make plans to celebrate it tomorrow as she gives him back his pants. She realizes that there is a hole in them and tells him she can fix it for him because she made her own Halloween costume a couple of years ago. Just then, Spencer's mom comes in and Toby leaves for work.
Toby stops by Spencer's house during his break at work to give her flowers for their anniversary. They kiss as she thanks him for bringing her something. When she goes over to the sink to put them in a vase, Toby sees a key that has an "A" on it and he questions her about it. Spencer says that they are Melissa's, because she has a storage unit. They kiss again and say "I love you", because he has to go back to work.
Later that night, Spencer calls Toby to make sure he is okay because there was a storm coming in. He tells her that he'll make it home before it really hits. But he isn't going home because thinking that Spencer is not home, Toby sneaks into her house as A to grab the key. To his surprise, Spencer is home with the key in her hand because she figured out he was A due to the Radley card she saw. She slaps him for betraying her, but before either of them can say anything else, her mom comes home and Toby flees.
In Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno, Revealed in a note conversation between Ali and CeCe Drake, Toby was visited by Alison in juvie who laughed at the sight of him and his doo-rag. She tells him to stop sending the "A" notes, but he has no idea what
she is talking about. They talk about Jenna and he says he would like to help the person who is sending the messages. Ali replies with: "I bet you wish you'd kissed me when you had the chance" before Toby still wearing the wearing the doo-rag, signals for the guards to take her out of his room because she couldn't stop laughing. (This means that Ali probably tried to seduce Toby at some point but was unsuccessful - though why she would be interested is anyone's guess.)
In Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Emily is hot on Toby's trail. He finally sends her a text and tells her to stop looking and he will meet her. He sends her information as to where they will meet. Emily shows up at the location and waits for two hours, but Toby is nowhere to be found. As all of this is happening, Spencer follows Mona into the woods. While in the woods, Spencer sees a dead body wearing a biker helmet and a leather jacket. The person has bloody hands and has their shirt and jacket pulled up so you can see their hip. Spencer sees a tattoo, "901, Free At Last", but in the episode "There's No Place Like Homecoming" the tattoo is found in his left side. In the forest the body had the tattoo on the right side, so is Toby dead? She believes that this is Toby's body, and just as Spencer is about to pull up the eye guard on the helmet, Mona shouts from behind trees, "He's dead," which calls Spencer's attention away from the body. While all of this is happening, Emily finds a package in her car. It contains a leaflet with Toby's face on it. It says, "In Loving Memory." With it, a note. "Toby is no more. --A". Spencer is then found by a park ranger and dubbed as "Jane Doe"—a female person with an unknown identity—and is then sent to Radley following her mental breakdown over (what was believed to be) Toby's death.In A DAngerous GAme it is revealed that Toby is actually alive. He goes to a restaurant, and sits down at an occupied booth, not realizing the "A-Team" member he is meeting is actually Spencer. He then takes her back to one of his hotels he stays at, and reveals that he joined the "A-Team" to protect her. They reunite with each other and ending up having sex a second time. They later meet up with Mona at the lodge to prepare for Hanna, Aria, and Emily's
arrival. Mona asks Spencer to take a "walk" with her in the forest, but instead, Toby says that he will "take care of Spencer." They go off into the woods, where the two see someone walking through the forest with a flashlight. Spencer wants to go see who it is, but instead Toby says that he will go. He leaves Spencer and goes looking for the person, and when he is about to see their face, someone comes up from behind him and knocks him out. That unknown person drops the lighter—which is believed to have started the fire at the Lodge—next to Toby's hand. He awakens to see the lighter beside him, and picks it up.
He goes over to Spencer's house and cooks her breakfast while Spencer focuses on the lodge fire and how they're going to deal with it. Toby tells her to eat, but she continues to focus on it. He tells her to eat the breakfast that her boyfriend just cooked for her, and Spencer smiles and says that she loves how it sounds when he calls himself her boyfriend. They laugh and then Spencer asks him to get her more coffee. He is reluctant to let her drink more coffee, but he agrees and tells her that it's her last cup. He gets a message from A, but doesn't tell Spencer.
Spencer notices that he's glancing at his phone oddly, and asks him what's wrong. He lies and says it's nothing. They then hug and kiss.
Toby is seen driving and has a flashback. He and Alison are in his room about to kiss when his mother appears, acting strangely. Toby is concerned about her well being, and kicks Ali out when she callously calls her "lazy".
Back in the present, he is revealed to be driving the RV that Mona had hidden earlier on and leaves it somewhere. Toby then preceded to walk away from the abandoned RV.In Turn of the Shoe Toby reveals to Spencer that he took the RV, although A already knew where it was somehow, and drove it to a designated place in exchange for information about his mom. He feels bad about doing this, but he needed answers because he did not believe that his mom committed suicide. The evidence A gives Toby is notes of his mothers psychiatrist at Radley, written the day before she stole keys and jumped off the roof. The notes suggest that she was ready to come home and wanted to be with her family, and seem a little inconsistent with suicide particularly with no note. On a side note; Its actually very unusual for a suicide to leave no note behind. Toby asks Spencer to promise to tell no one what he did and about his mother, and she agrees.
In Cat's Cradle, Toby seems upset, and Spencer goes over to him. He says he wants to know what really happened to his mom. Spencer is worried that the others will find out about Toby returning the lair it to A, and wants to tell them before they find out from someone else, but Toby doesn't want them to know. Spencer plans to go back to Radley and find out the truth about Toby's mom.Toby and Spencer sneak into Radley. They go to the room where Marion stayed and find a window that his mother supposedly jumped from. He says he gave the RV to A for nothing because it turns out that she really did commit suicide after all. Spencer looks out the window and notices a roof ledge which juts out "all the way around the building" about 10-15 feet, and she says she doesn't know how Toby's mother fell, but she doesn't think his mother jumped. She says she thinks "A" gave him something genuine [the file]. Toby says they have to talk to Dr. Palmer who was with his mom that day.
In Face Time, Spencer finds out that Dr. Louis Palmer, his mothers doctor from Radley, now resides at a medical clinic outside Saratoga, NY. Toby decides to visit him without calling first in the case that Palmer doesn’t want to talk to him and tells Spencer to stay because she has to deal with Melissa. Toby visits Louis Palmer at the medical clinic outside Saratoga to question him about his mom’s supposed suicide. He tells him that the “air was too heavy” for her and that she just couldn’t take it. He then reveals that he studies the heaviness of air and Toby realizes that Palmer has some form of dementia and is delusional. As Toby leaves, Palmer tells him to tell his mom not to see “that blonde girl” anymore, and says that the air was wrong around her, too.
In Under the Gun, Spencer and Toby go to Ravenswood. He apologizes in the car for making her lie to her friends. He also goes around Ravenswood with Spencer. When Spencer spots Shana getting into a car with Jenna, he and Spencer rush into their car, only to lose her due to a dead crow.
In Crash and Burn, Girl!, Toby and Caleb team up. They interrogate Nigel Wright, and discover that CeCe Drake was involved with the lodge fire. Toby, Caleb, and Spencer are trying to find where the phone number leads. They think it might be CeCe. Toby asks for a minute with Spencer, and Caleb tells them they can, but they shouldn't start making out or anything.
In The Guilty Girl's Handbook, Toby is mentioned multiple times, by Spencer especially. Spencer goes to Radley to get more answers for him, as well as investigate Wilden's murder. It's also revealed from Caleb that Toby went to New York during this episode to find out who the phone number's identity is.
In Into the Deep, Toby will most likely still be in New York searching for the caller, due to his absence in this episode.
In The Mirror Has Three Faces, Toby recieves another clue from A that tells him to go straight to Doctor Palmer. He askes Spencer to keep this a secret and in the mental facility, Dr. Palmer reveals that Jessica DiLaurentis visited him.
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 other’s 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, and asks Spencer what is really going on, and if it has anything to do with Alison or Melissa.
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. 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, Toby and the others walk out onto the street to find 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, while Spencer anxiously pleads with him to stay with her.
Knocking on one of the Hastings’ great room doors, Spencer lets Toby in, and Toby tells her that he got her message, before asking if Spencer is okay, “what happened to your eye?” Spencer tells him that something to stuck in it and she’s trying to get it out, and when Toby asks her what he can smell, Spencer tells him manure. When Spencer tells Toby that she and Emily went to the stables Mrs DiLaurentis took Bethany, Toby asks if they found anything, and Spencer says that Bethany apparently didn’t like to be bribed and her sisters’ riding helmet was there. Toby asks if Melissa has also been up there, and Spencer tells him it’s a possibility, or ‘A’ planted it. Toby again asks what happened to Spencer’s eye, and she tells him that they got locked in a stall and the horse next to them went psychotic and they got really close to being kicked to death. Toby wonders if ‘A’ has taken credit for what happened yet, and when Spencer mentions his name, Toby tells her he’s “so tired of feeling like this”. When Spencer asks him what he is tired of, he tells her, “powerless”. Spencer says that’s what she wanted to call and tell him, and when Toby wonders, “that you were lucky you didn’t get trampled”, Spencer tells him no, she wanted to tell him that she was sorry. Kneeling down in front of her, Toby asks Spencer what she is talking about, and Spencer tells Toby that if he becoming a cop is going to put an end to everything then she says go, study hard and graduate early. Taking the face wash from Spencer, Toby holds it to her eye, and rests his forehead on hers.
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- Toby was the second A member to be revealed. He only joined the A Team to protect Spencer.
- Toby was forced to have sex with Jenna in the show. This is opposite from the books, where Toby forced Jenna to have sex with him.
- In the books he only had a crush on Emily; in the show he begins with a crush but then they become best friends.
- Toby's death has been faked twice on the show.
- When Toby's motorbike was found in "The Homecoming Hangover", he was supposed to die. Creator Marlene King said in an interview that she changed her mind in regards to Toby dying.
- Toby was likely the person who met Dr. Sullivan in the diner (the waitress called him "Pretty Eyes" in "A DAngerous GAme," the same nickname she gave the person sitting across from Dr. Sullivan in "Over My Dead Body").
- Spencer loses her virginity to him in "The Lady Killer," the same episode that the viewers find out he's on the A team.
- "A" fakes Toby's death to make Spencer go to Radley, and Toby found out about it after Spencer found the body and went to Radley.
- In "'A' is for A-l-i-v-e," it was hinted that Toby had a crush on Alison and almost kissed her.
- Toby gives "A" the RV for information on his mother's death.
- Along with Ian Thomas, Malcolm Cutler, Jason DiLaurentis and Kate Randall, his character has been played by a different actors/actress (James Neate portrayed him in "Pilot," with Keegan Allen portraying him from "To Kill A Mocking Girl" onwards).
- Toby believes that his mom did not commit suicide, as her death report states.
- Toby seems to be friends with Caleb. Recently, he teamed up with him to find out about Red Coat and Nigel Wright .
- He and Spencer are the first characters to go to Ravenswood.
- Toby has had an alone scene with all of the liars except Aria.
- He was credited as Toby Marshall in the pilot episode. Which would have given him the same last name as Jenna.