Spencer's mother sets her up with a college admissions prepper, Brendan, who's list of top schools includes one with same area code and prefix of the infamous Tippy phone number. Spencer decides to visit the college to track down the owner of the number, and Emily joins her but mostly to explore her own college options after losing her opportunity to attend Stanford on a swimming scholarship. Spencer finds a creepy room at one of the school's sororities with a phone and discovers it's the mystery phone they've been looking for. Meanwhile, Hanna finds a gun in her mother's locked closet and decides to hide the evidence. She goes to Cicero to get help from Emily and Spencer, but ends up panicking and trying to bury it in the woods. Hanna is then busted by the local police and taken into custody.