Wilden: "Yeah, I'm really proud of myself. Funny how you, me and your mother always have some weird thing going on."
Hanna: "I don't want to talk about it. Just leave my mom alone. Honesty's overrated."
Wilden: "Fine, where's the car?"
Hanna: "What car would that be?"
We're presented with a circle of people -- it is, of course, the middle of the night -- with Therapy Anne moderating. Some of them are in fluffy robes, some of them are wearing flowy yoga pants like Spencer. They're all very interested in Spencer's monologue about how she's crazy, but not crazy, but maybe she's crazy. The power of the scene is pretty amazing -- especially as part of an episode largely structured around leading up to it -- but I'm not sure how to get that across.
"I knew who I was when they found me, and I knew that my family and friends would be worried, but I just... I wanted to fold up and stop. I didn't want to think anymore. I wasn't Spencer Hastings for almost a whole day... Nobody else showed up to take the job, so I guess I'm stuck with it."
Anne: "Because you're the only person in the world that can be you?"
Spencer: "This can't be very entertaining. I mean, there are people here with real problems."
Anne: "Your problems are real, first of all. And also, you have real problems."
Spencer: "Starting to figure that out. Listen, I had a Buffy-at-the-bookcase moment and I didn't think it was that important at the time, but with all this talk of Xing me out..."
"I fell down in the woods. When I was running. I fell down, and I looked at the ground. I saw my hand, and my sleeve, and the little button on my sleeve, and some dirt, and an old acorn, and I said to myself: Okay. If this is the last thing that you ever see, I can handle that. I'm done. I've had enough."
Waiting for death to come, in that forest. With the smell of it all around, and Mona laughing in the brush, she thought, okay. Okay, just one more guy Alison kissed before we even got to meet him.
"But it wasn't the last thing that I saw. I just ... kept going."
Seeing the body of her lover in the woods and knowing that he never loved her, the girl finally understood that death was real. That all the spinning wheels and building walls and kicking the pricks wouldn't stop some things from being true. That just like a rock bottom, there are some facts that you can't be cleverer than, and the biggest one is death. That death struts everywhere he goes, because he knows he'll win no matter how smart or pretty or kind you are.