Hanna: "What if it is my blood?"
Liars: "You mean, like maybe you killed Alison? Honey..."
Hanna: "No! But like, Emily has been dosed and poisoned and massaged and kidnapped literally thousands of times. Maybe one of the many times I've been hospitalized for being run over, they ganked a little."
Liars: "Don't so O negative, Hanna."
Hanna heads to school, because today is a school day, but apparently that's not true for all of us. Imagine that, sitting out Lip Gloss Day just because everybody is trying to kill you all the time.
Aria: "We should get Hanna's mom on the phone, at least. Even if it's better for her to stay out of town so Hanna doesn't have to go to the police station..."
Spencer: "Yeah, I really don't think Ashley has many cards left to play with old Wilden. She kind of went for the gold on that one."
Alison (?!), to barista: "Take it from me, you're always better off with a really good lie [buy?]."
The girls stop and stare, in a kind of queasily excited way. But it's not Ali. It's a girl who looks a bit like her -- there are resemblances in the chin and nose and overall bone structure to Spencer and Jason both, meaning Alison too -- and talks a bit like her, in a way that is meant to be really unnerving. I appreciate the actress's efforts, don't get me wrong, but Ali wasn't really one for vocal fry, whereas this girl seems to be a fan.
Emily: "Holy shit, what are you?"
Cece: "I'm an old friend of Alison DiLaurentis's, just like you! We grew up together summering in Cape May and I dated Jason, her brother, and she and I shared an intense couple weeks together. She was like a 'broken doll' at that time."
Liars: "That's a ... lot of information."
She is very Ali in this one way where she slides between seductive and secretive, aggressive and amused. You can see them falling under her spell, all three of them: If she's half the bitch she seems to be, their hearts don't have to be broken anymore.
Cece: "Alison told me all of your secrets! I know you're Melissa Hastings's sister..."
Spencer: "STFU. That's not even my biggest sibling secret."
Cece: "And you must be Emily. Nice rack."
Ems, a little breathless: "Thx."
Aria: "What about me? Did she ever talk about me? What did she ever say about me?"
Cece: "Anyway, I moved to LA, but now I'm back. And I refuse to tell you why! I work at a boutique across the street, for a boss who's both high-strung and aggressively sober, so I have to go."
Liars: "Okay well it was super fucked up meeting you!"
Cece: "Oh, and I really am a lot like Ali. For example, if you ever want to do some shoplifting..."
Aria: "Oh my God, you thought I was Hanna? This is mortifying."