"Spoby" shippers got another good dose of hope that their favorite couple will soon reunite after a set photo of Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and ex-boyfriend Toby (Keegan Allen) is released.
The image was posted by Allen on his Instagram account, showing him and Bellisario in a relaxed pose. It looks like the two main characters will be working alongside each other as they try to find out where the mysterious Uber A is keeping Hanna (Ashley Benson). The blonde went missing the night the Liars were supposed to trap the antagonist who has been sending them threatening messages.
Before the series went on a hiatus, Spencer was still in a relationship with Hanna's ex Caleb (Tyler Blackburn). Toby, on the other hand, is still with Yvonne (Kara Royster), but viewers can see that their relationship is already on the rocks. Yvonne feels that Toby is still in love with Spencer and that he has done nothing but worry about her ever since her return to Rosewood.
As for the "Spaleb" pairing, although Spencer told Caleb she loves him, his feelings remain a mystery. Things got more complicated when Hanna admitted she has never gotten over him in all those years. If there was one thing that was obvious in that confession scene, it was Caleb's love for Hanna shining in his eyes. Spencer is bound to see it soon, which may make her reconsider if it is still worth it to stay at Caleb's side. At the end, she may end up going to Toby for comfort.
Series creator I. Marlene King hinted with Variety that Caleb would soon return to Hanna. During the season 6 finale, he was frantic when Hanna disappeared and he did not care if Spencer saw it. As for Toby, his face every time he looked at Spencer said it all.
"I think the most telling thing about 'Spoby' was how Caleb snapped at her at the end of the episode because he had such strong feelings toward Hanna's disappearance, and that look that Toby gives is very telling. So that's what I'll say," she said.
"Pretty Little Liars" season 7 is expected to return sometime this year on Freeform.