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More like wearing each others' personalities.
Jessica DiLaurentis on Alison and CeCe's relationship
The Mirror Has Three Faces
Season 4, Episode 10
81
Air date August 13, 2013
Written by Maya Goldsmith
Directed by Zetna Fuentes
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The Mirror Has Three Faces is the tenth episode of Season 4 of Pretty Little Liars. This episode aired on August 13, 2013.

Synopsis

All the Liars (The Mirror Has Three Faces)

Late for class

The Liars are late for school because they had tried to go see Jenna at the hospital earlier, but were turned away at the visitors desk. Aria yells at them to keep it down so they can sneak back into school, but Spencer sarcastically replies that none of them are going to graduate anyway. Hanna suggests Spencer talk to Shana because if CeCe drowned Jenna, then she must know the reason, but Emily doesn't think Shana is trustworthy and Hanna doesn't trust Jenna so they are back at square one. Hanna decides she's going to hunt down Cece, even if she's been AWOL since Wilden was alive.

Emily gets a text from her mom saying that Jessica DiLaurentis has offered to let them stay in her house while their home is being repaired. Emily is creeped out by the very idea, but Hanna says she has to do it since it might be their best chance of finding CeCe.

Spencer tells Hanna she could have been a little more sensitive to Emily's situation. They talk about how Ali's mom has turned her bedroom into a freaky shrine. Spencer suggests one of them take Emily in, but Hanna says her mom is not in a good place for visitors.

Hanna leaves and Spencer sees Ezra having trouble getting into his classroom. She offers to pick the lock for him, but he decides to pay a visit to the janitor's office for the second time today even though he'd rather not. He starts to walk away, looking troubled and spacey, and Spencer hands him his briefcase which he'd left behind.

Caleb tells Hanna that he tracked down an unpaid cable bill that was sent to the P.O. box in Philadelphia linked with Nigel Wright. The bill is attached to a physical address there, where CeCe may or may not be living.

Aria and Jake are getting coffee and going over the photos she took of him doing martial arts. He tells her about a regional competition he is participating in tonight in Philly. Aria invites herself along. 

In Radley, Wren passes Mona a sketch of a happy-looking family on a farm and asks for her emotional response. Mona says that it's a happy picture and Wren asks her how it makes her feel. She replies, "happy," and he asks what her response is. She makes a sarcastic comment about the artist's drawing ability.

Wren wants to know how she feels about killing WIlden. Mona says that the girls used to make her feel bad, but recently she realized they were on the same side. She wanted to make up for all the bad things she's done, and that Wilden was bothering them so she got rid of him, and she'd do it again. As he takes notes, Wren says he doesn't think she got rid of anybody, and he'd like to know if she's going to be honest with him. Mona asks why would she ever be honest with him, to which he says that she used to be. Mona replies that that was before she realized where his loyalties were. Wren says he doesn't know what that means, but he thought that they'd trusted each other when she was first a patient there. Mona says that that was before she found out that he was keeping secrets from her, and points out a spelling mistake in his notes, making it clear she can see what he's writing, interestingly, in a red pen. 

Wren's notes read: "Diagnosis: Extreme distrust and paranoia. Delusions of persecution." He says she's the one who's been keeping a secret, and he knows that she knew that he would figure it out. Mona asks figure what out, and Wren replies, "You stopped taking your medication," clearly avoiding mentioning the real secret between them.

Toby walks into The Brew, where he finds an envelope addressed to him on the stairs leading to his loft. He pulls out the sheet music for a song called "Any Time," on which "A" has left a note saying: "Leave The Lamb alone and go for The lion. Kisses, -A"

Emily and Spencer walk into Ali's bedroom. Emily points out how strange it is Ali's mom turned the room into a shrine and expresses her reluctance at staying there. Spencer says it's not that unusual and that it's a great opportunity to find useful clues. It turns out Emily will be staying there alone because Pam is out of town. Ali's mom comes in and gets teary when she goes through Ali's old closet. She says she's happy seeing the girls in Alison's room, as if they'd never left.

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"Leave The Lamb alone and go for The lion. Kisses, -A"

Caleb visits Hanna, who says that her mom is shut up in her room. He asks if she wants to check out the address in Philly, but she tells him Aria is going to do it since she'll be nearby already. Hanna asks if Caleb can help her sneak into Radley. Caleb refuses and they argue about whether Mona is trustworthy or not. Hanna wants to believe Mona is not the enemy, but Caleb reminds her of everything "A" has done to them lately and Mona could still be involved. He thinks she should tell the police about "A" once and for all because it can't get any worse at this point. Hanna needs time to think it over.

Hanna tracks down Wren to The Brew, and asks if he would let her in to see Mona. Then she asks Wren if CeCe has contacted him. She explains Spencer had told her he had once let CeCe in to see Mona while she wasn't supposed to have visitors and was hoping he'd do it again. Wren realizes the young blonde who tried to get in to see Mona last night was probably CeCe, not Hanna like he had originally thought. He tells Hanna the girl was turned away by the nurses. He is worried since security is not all that tight at Radley due to budget cuts. Hanna asks about the security cameras, but Wren says he doesn't want to get involved, but ultmately says he'll see what he can do. After she leaves, Wren makes a phone call, and says, "Hi. We have a problem. I'll take care of my end, you take care of yours."

Toby shows Spencer the note which she interprets to mean forget about Eddie Lamb and focus on Dr. Palmer. Toby recognizes the sheet music; his mother used to play it all the time. The music could have a connection to something she shared in her sessions with Dr. Palmer. Toby asks her to come with him and tells her not to tell the girls. Spencer asks how long she has to keep it a secret. Toby says until he finds out what really happened to his mom.

Someone watches Emily through a window in the DiLaurentis house. Ali's mom offers to fix Emily something to ear and accidentally drops some papers. She sadly tells Emily that her husband has decided to divorce her and she is still in shock.

Ezra passes Maggie an envelope from a bio laboratory and tells her to open it; she already knows the truth. He tells her he has seen a lawyer to try to get his name on Malcolm's birth certificate. Maggie is shocked he would do that behind her back, but he says none of it matters; she already knew he wasn't Malcolm's father.

Hanna sends a text to the other Liars saying that she thinks CeCe snuck in to see Mona. She runs into Caleb on the street, and asks what he was doing going into Veronica's office building. He says he doesn't know how to protect her anymore. Hanna asks "So you were going to tell her?!" He replies yes. He would rather have Hanna hate him and be safe than the other way around, to which she asks if he thinks telling her about "A" will keep her safe. Caleb responds that Veronica can do a lot more for her than he can. He says that "A" is everywhere and nowhere at the same time, and he's not enough to keep her safe anymore. They share a kiss as Wren watches from his car. 

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Wren talks to Veronica about Mona.

Wren visits Veronica at her house. She is not pleased to see him and reminds him that ruined any chance of good relations with her family when he broke her daughter's heart. Wren warns her about Mona, that she is going to turn the tables on her and she hasn't forgiven the Liars. She wants to hurt the Liars and those closest to them, like Ashley. Veronica reminds him he could lose his medical license for telling her these things, but he feels he owes Veronica in some way. If he hadn't made such a mess of things, Veronica was once going to be his family. 

Maggie reminds Ezra they had been fighting a lot and he would be going off to college soon and she was mad at him. She went to a party, had too much to drink and says she made a mistake. Ezra accuses her of knowing the truth for the past 7 years, and purposely led him on to believe that Malcolm was his son. Ezra tears up listing all the reasons he loves Malcolm and how betrayed he feels. Maggie weakly apologizes.

Aria leaves Jakes tournament supposedly to pick up frozen yogurt, but actually to check out the address Caleb found. Over the phone, Aria tells Spencer to check on Emily then she finds the apartment. Outside the building she sees a woman packing up and moving out, and asks for CeCe The woman responds, "Well if you find her, let me know."

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Emily and Jessica talk about Paige and Alison.

Mrs. DiLaurentis tells Emily that after Ali disappeared, Ken boxed up her things and put the house on the market, but she was not ready to let go yet. She would see Alison everywhere. One time she saw a girl who looked just like Ali jogging in the park, and practically tackled her. She ignores Emily's question, "So it wasn't Ali?" and continues to explain why she redid Ali's bedroom. Jessica expresses that she didn't know her husband as well as she thought she did. Emily sympathizes and tells her she is going through something similar with the person she is dating. Jessica assumes Emily is seeing a boy, but Emily lets her know she is dating a girl. Jessica tells Emily she is proud of her. Emily lets Jessica know that she's not the only one who's seen Ali, and she is not surprised because Emily loved Ali as much as she did. She wishes Ali could have returned those feelings.


The woman at the apartment tells Aria that when CeCe dropped out of UPenn and left for LA, she was supposedly still paying her rent. Aria says she thought she was kicked out and the woman asks how she knows, since she wasn't close with her. Aria says she was a friend of Alison's. The woman says that CeCe referred to Alison's crew as "four other she-devils." She had assumed that the Liars were in on the frat party stunt Ali had pulled three years ago and hated them for it. 

Hanna goes into the DiLaurentis house, calling out for Mrs. DiLaurentis and Emily, but neither are home. However, Red Coat is inside, and enters a room on the second floor. Hanna goes into Ali's room and opens her musical jewelry box. Red Coat, wearing an Ali mask, appears in the doorway behind Hanna, but heads off before Hanna can see her reflected in the mirror. 

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Red Coat wearing an Ali mask.

Toby and Spencer visit Dr. Palmer. Toby reintoduces himself shows him the sheet music, but Palmer doesn't recognize it.

Veronica pays Mona an unexpected visit. Mona makes a crack about Spencer being a former patient at Radley, then Veronica says she wants to have a chat, off the record.

Outside of Jake's tournament, Aria receives a phone call from a visibly upset Ezra. As she decides whether or not to answer it, Jake tells her his match is in 5 minutes. She says she has to take the call, but then when Jake goes back inside, Aria hesitantly declines the call.

Veronica confronts Mona and promises to become very scary if Mona's false confession is meant to mess wiwth the Liars in any way. Mona replies that the only person who messed with the Liars was Wilden and he's dead now. Veronica threateningly responds that if she's screwing with the girls, she'll make sure Mona rots in jail for life.

Toby's conversation with Dr. Palmer leads nowhere until Spencer starts playing "Any Time" on the piano. The doctor consequently mistakes her for Marion, and asks her if Toby is coming today. Spencer plays along and says no, to which he says that it would bring Toby a lot of comfort to know she is enjoying her music again. Spencer asks about the dangerous blonde girl again, but the time for visitation is up. She asks if the girl was CeCe Drake. No answer, but Dr. Palmer says, "Can you please show Mrs. DiLaurentis to my office?"

Spencer tells Emily and Hanna that Ali's mom must have been at Radley at some point because he used her name specifically. She lies and says only Toby was there, following a lead from Nigel's phone. Emily points out that he has dementia, but Spencer is sure. She wants to ask Mrs. D about it, but Emily thinks she's too fragile at the moment because of the divorce.

Emily leaves for work and Mrs. DiLaurentis asks the other girls if they'd like to stay for dinner. They decline, then Spencer asks Mrs. D about Dr. Palmer. She says that he wasn't her doctor; she only met him once, and the scene cuts to a flashback of Alison playing the piano in the living room. Ali's mom very angrily slams the cover on the piano keyboard down, nearly crushing Alison's fingers.
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Ali playing the piano.

Jessica asks Ali if she thought the stunt she and CeCe pulled was funny. Ali has no idea what she is talking about. Jessica explains she had gotten a call from the Radley staff saying that Alison may be a danger to herself and she wants to stay in Radley. Ali's mom had then panicked and rushed off to Radley, running red lights to get there quickly. The girl she found was dressed in Ali's clothing, but it was CeCe Drake. Ali laughs and says she can't believe "that crazy bitch actually did it." Ali's mom says that their friendship is toxic, to which Ali says so are a lot of things, and that Cece is no longer welcome in their house. Unruffled, Ali continues playing the piano.

Ali's mom tells Spencer and Hanna that CeCe and Ali's relationship was obsessive; they liked to wear each other's clothes and each other's personalities.

Back at Spencer's house, Hanna points out that Ali may have had those masks made for CeCe to look more like her. Veronica comes in and tells Hanna that she should probably go home. Someone had anonymously accused Veronica of bullying Mona into  confessing to killing Wilden. Veronica has decided to recuse herself because the accusation alone could hurt Ashley's case, which means as of now, Ashley doesn't have a lawyer.

Sitting outside, Jake apologizes for the tournament running late and not being able to take Aria out for a proper steak dinner. Aria reveals she doesn't eat meat. They banter back and forth about spicy food and Jake's injuries from the match, then make out on the stoop.

After work, Emily finds Mrs. DiLaurentis in the living room knitting. The heater repair guy informs her that he fixed the circuit breaker, but she may have bigger troubles. 

Hanna questions Veronica about her mom's case. Veronica can't risk being involved. When she steps away, Hanna expresses her frustration over "A" calling in that anonymous tip, then leaves to be with her mom. 

Wren sits in the hallway at Radley talking to someone on the phone. He says that he had a lapse in judgement and was beginning to suspect that Mona's confession was coerced, but was shocked to hear that his almost mother-in-law was involved. The sketch of the family he'd shown Mona earlier is in his lap. "Guess I dodged a bullet there. Well, just goes to show....you can't trust anyone," he says, while coloring the woman's jacket red.

Mrs. DiLaurentis and Emily head into the basement. They look into the crawlspace and find evidence that someone had been using it as their temporary home. Jessica says that whoever lived there is gone now and that they probably moved out before Jason moved back in. She dismissively mentions something about the gardener cleaning it up and leaves, but Emily continues to investigate. She notices the several holes drilled in the ceiling, perhaps a method for the intruder to keep track of who is upstairs..

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Holes in the ceiling.

"A" visits the ruins of Emily's house and plants Ashley's muddy heels in the mess.



Notes

  • Wren is shown coloring in a red coat on a picture of a brunette girl, hinting that Wren knows Red Coat's identity and that she is actually a brunette. It is reveled in Now You See Me, Now You Don't that Red coat is a blond.

Title and Background

  • The title can be taken literally, perhaps as some sort of reference to the many masks floating around Rosewood at any given time. 
  • The title can also be a reference to the 1996 film The Mirror Has Two Faces. The romance stars Jeff Bridges as a college professor, Gregory Larkin who has decided sex ruins his life and Rose Morgan (Barbra Streisand) is the solution.
  • Red Coat's reflection appears in the mirror in Ali's bedroom during the episode. Perhaps the title is referencing Alison, her twin, and CeCe.

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Guest Cast

Memorable Quotes

Jessica: Even the doctor I spoke to agreed this friendship is toxic. 
Alison: So are a lot of things.

Spencer: I think Mr. Facinelli noticed that our entire row was missing.
Aria: Well, I'd still like to graduate.
Spencer: Oh, news flash, honey. None of us are graduating.

Wren: Let's take a break. I'd like you to think about whether you're gonna be honest with me.
Mona: Why would I ever be honest with you?
Wren: You used to be.
Mona: Well that was before I realized where your loyalties were.
Wren: I'm not sure what that means. And I thought we did a job of establishing a sense of trust, while you were a patient here.
Mona: That was before I realized you were keeping secrets from me.

Emily: I want you to know that you're not the only one who's seen Ali. I have, too.
Jessica: Of course you have. You loved her as much as I did. I wish that Ali could've returned those feelings. I couldn't have asked for a better person to love her than you.

Mona: Hello, Mrs. Hastings. How did you get in here? Isn't there someone at the front desk?
Veronica: Yes, there is.
Mona: Oh, I guess you must've made friends with the nurses when your daughter was here.

Jessica: But even from the beginning, something about their relationship was wrong, obsessive.
Hanna: What? Like... Wearing each other's makeup? Clothes?
Jessica: More like wearing each other's personalities.

Aria: You're grinning from ear to ear right now. Doesn't seem to be hurting at all.
Jake: I can't help it. You're here with me on a stoop... Eating a vegetarian burrito. I can't help but smile right now.

Hanna: Caleb, what were you doing going into Veronica's office building?
Caleb: I don't know how to protect you anymore.
Hanna: So you were gonna tell her?! You were actually gonna tell her?!
Caleb: Yes, I was. Okay, I would rather you hate me and be safe than the other way around.
Hanna: And you think telling her about "A" is gonna keep me safe?
Caleb: At the end of the day, she can do a lot more for you than I can. You know, if some punk comes up to you in the street, I'm gonna do whatever I can to lay him out. But this enemy... this enemy is everywhere and... and nowhere... at the same time. I keep... I keep taking swings in the dark, and I'm missing. I'm just... I'm not enough to keep you safe anymore.

Wren: But I thought we'd done a good job of establishing a sense of trust while you've been a patient here.
Mona: That was before I realized that you were keeping secrets from me. By the way, you forgot the "g" in "diagnosis."
Wren: Mona... You're the one who's been keeping a secret. And you're smart enough to know I was gonna figure it out.
Mona: Figure what out?
Wren: You stopped taking your medication.

Featured Music

  • "Where Will It Go" by Shelly Fraley (Aria and Jake have coffee)
  • "Babyfish" by Chris Arena (Toby opens the sheet music from A)
  • "Twenty Seven" by MS MR (Hanna talks to Wren at the Brew)
  • "You Know What I Mean" by Cults (Aria and Jake eat on the steps)
  • "In Every Dream Home A Heartache" by Talk Normal (Jessica and Emily investigate the basement)
  • "All the Pretty Little Horses (Instrumental Version)" by The Little Series (Ali plays the piano)

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