but like when toby said “i’ve been there” he was barely talking about ravenswood. people often forget just how much pain and suffering toby has gone through. they forget that he had a whole other life before spencer and the girls, and that life was absolute torture. he was raped, taken away from home, sent to juvie for a crime he didn’t commit, and falsely convicted of murder. he’s come so far, not only in his ability to trust and love and continue to be selfless, but to learn from his past and help others. i adore caleb, but he completely underestimates toby’s ability to understand. i mean, yes, seeing ghosts and the supernatural is freaky as hell, but does he think the nights toby spent in juvie, or on a bench somewhere when he ran away, were any easier to deal with? because i’m sure they weren’t. i just wished for more with that scene, for them to be deeper with their past and present and growth. the writers could have easily used that as a chance for toby to inspire caleb, to teach him that life goes on and a hopeful future is possible.
"I love being natural. I never feel more beautiful then after I’ve been to the beach and my hair’s just a crazy mess of salt curls, or when I’ve just been outside all day hiking. I feel like my skin is at its most beautiful during those times, too so I try not to do a lot."
Toby Cavanaugh in 5x11 ‘No One Here Can Love Or Understand Me’
"i promised you dinner" spencer says as toby pulls like 100 dollars out of his wallet
"Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people." - Lori