Emily, verbatim: "You may have heard I killed a guy."
Anne: "I heard that you and a classmate were attacked by someone, the same person who killed Maya, and you defended yourself. Emily, what you did was incredibly..."
Emily: "Bitch, this is not how therapy works. Just shut it and listen. Because everybody keeps acting like I'm some big hero for stabbing that kid to death, and I don't really know that I agree. I snuffed out a life. Me, Emily Fields, the sweetest person in this town."
Anne: "Do you want to try hypnotism?"
Emily: "Uh, random."
Anne: "It's not just for revealing false memories of ritual satanic abuse anymore. We use it therapeutically so that you can examine and re-experience your trauma from a mental remove and dismantle the damage it's doing to you."
Emily: "Oh, well in that case go ahead. I am perfectly fine putting myself in an altered state and letting people I don't trust do whatever they want to me."
Anne: "How is Paige?"
Freaks out for a while, in various locations around her bedroom, and eventually agrees to give the PI five hundred more bucks to track down Lair 3.0. This episode is, in some ways, a mission statement about the whole show: You can't simply grieve, you have to make meaning. You have to deal with the ghosts because they're not going anywhere; you can do it on your time, but if you don't they'll come for you. True as much for Alison as for any of their ghosts.
Spencer's always had the least patience for emotions and dreams and visions -- the things this show is about -- so it makes sense that her trial or initiation or whatever would take this Slytherin shape: Like an autoimmune disorder, the show itself taking up arms against her to force her out, or change form. Peeling wallpaper, rooms that appear and disappear. The "real" world suddenly, violently wrenching out from under you, the second you find a place to stand. If she survives, she becomes her opposite, and she could easily end up stronger than even Hanna Marin, but right now it's just so brutal that it's hard to imagine her surviving at all.