After the car crash in the Pretty Little Liars
mid-season finale that left Toby and Yvonne's fate up in the air, the mid-season premiere showed the outcome of the carnage. While Toby is safe, Yvonne is still in a coma, and it's entirely possible she won't wake up. Given that there are only nine episodes left, killing her off seems to be the most reasonable way for Spencer and Toby to end up together (because we all know they will), but is that fair to the fans? Is it fair that Spencer will get Toby by default?
Yvonne's death seems like the quickest way to make Toby available in the next nine episodes. Surely the Spencer and Toby reunion needs to be earned; no one is going to be okay with them just randomly getting together in the series finale. Toby is currently engaged to this person, and they were making plans to leave town for good and to have their wedding. They were planning a life together, and that doesn't just go away.
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After the car accident, her life is up in the air, and she's in a medically-induced coma because she was on the brink of death. Basically, Toby is probably going to lose his fiance and Spencer is going to help him through that pain and grief, and in that they'll reconnect and go back to how they once were.
That's Not Fair
There are so many ways to show that's not fair to the characters. First, if Yvonne died, that would mean Spencer and Toby ended up by default. She wasn't his first choice; he was planning a life with someone and that was torn away, so he didn't get the happy ending he wanted, whether he and Spencer were happy together or not. Given all they've been through, that ending isn't fair to the fans, or to Spencer.
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Also, Spencer has always been the other woman in some way, aside from her relationship with Toby. Caleb was still in love with Hanna, Wren had a thing with both her and Melissa, and so on. Spencer deserves someone that wants her, and only her, and the only way for that to truly happen is for Toby and Spencer to bond over the crash, and have Toby end his relationship with Yvonne.
Should Yvonne Die?
No, she shouldn't. It's that simple. If Yvonne dies, whatever happy ending Spencer and Toby get will forever be tarnished because it wasn't earned in the way it should've been. If the crash hadn't happened, Spencer and Toby would've never reconnected because Toby would've been off leading a happy, carefree life with Yvonne, whom he loved dearly.
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Her death would just be an easy way out for the writers to "correct" what they did by breaking up the couple. They spent too much time focusing on these two being apart, and the writers need to bring them back together for the series finale, but maybe it's too late. Maybe Yvonne should survive, and Toby and Spencer shouldn't end up together. Not all high school relationships last, and it's unrealistic that two of them on the show (Ezra and Aria, Hanna and Caleb) have reunited and are still going strong.
What do you think? Should Spencer and Toby reunite? Is Yvonne's death the right way to do this? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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