Spencer and Caleb Break Up On 'Pretty Little Liars,' & Haleb Fans Are Cheering
After weeks of tearful back-and-forths between Spencer and Caleb, "Wanted: Dead or Alive" finally offered a resolution to their romantic entanglement. It's something that's been a long time coming – the show is very clearly reverting back to all its original ships, and after Caleb and Hanna kissed (and Hanna ditched her fiancé) it was only a matter of time before things started to shift back to how they were before the five year time jump. Neither of them seemed all that thrilled about it, but Spencer and Caleb broke up on Pretty Little Liars and Haleb fans are definitely cheering.
Spencer and Caleb's relationship has been quietly imploding since the show returned for Season 7 thanks to resurgence of Caleb's feelings for Hanna. Though they tried to brush their kiss off, the love triangle had gotten a little too tangled to untangle without causing someone heartbreak and unfortunately that someone was Spencer. However, even she saw the light at the end of the breakup tunnel: her feelings for Caleb proved that she could still have feelings for someone, something that had been increasingly hard for her after ending things with Toby. Spaleb shippers are going to be understandably bummed by this turn of events, but Haleb fans are celebrating.
Caleb hadn't exactly been a great boyfriend to Spencer, especially towards the end of their relationship. He pushed her away until it was too late, and no amount of crying on the other side of a door was able to convince Spencer that he felt as strongly for her as she did for him. Their breakup has stretched out over weeks, with each new weepy scene only cementing that they weren't going to be able to fix things. In "Along Comes Mary," a heartbroken and murder-haunted Spencer tried to drown her sorrows in drinks and a make out session with a cute cop. But in tonight's episode she finally came to terms with the fact that her relationship with Caleb was definitely over. They said goodbye to each other and that was that.
Now that Caleb and Spencer are over and Hanna and Jordan are over, the path seems clear for Caleb and Hanna to find each other all over again. Despite breaking up years ago, their feelings haven't gone away. In fact, Hanna clearly regretted ever saying goodbye to Caleb in the first place. Now that there's nothing standing between them, it seems obvious that Caleb and Hanna are going to get back together.