We love all of Pretty Little Liars’ constant thrills and surprises, but at the end of every episode, it always seems as though we have more questions than answers — and that was especially true after the most recent episode.
To that end, we’ve tackled the biggest questions from this week’s episode in order to figure out what’s really going on in Rosewood, and to pick up on any and all clues.
Here are 10 questions from Season 4, Episode 10: “The Mirror Has Three Faces”!
1. Who was Wren calling?
Wren Kingston is a devious sort, but which kind? Is he working with Cece? Red Coat? Mona? The “A” Team? The “B” Team? Some of these entities may overlap, but – to be honest – we’re never really sure on this show. Whoever he was talking to in this week’s ep, they seemed to play some part in getting Veronica Hastings to recuse herself from Ashley Marin’s case. Was his partner the person who phoned in the anonymous tip? Or did they have a more active role in the takedown?
2. Was Mrs. D. telling the truth about Radley?
It seems kind of strange that Dr. Palmer would remember Mrs. DiLaurentis at all if she only visited Radley once. Could Mrs. D. be lying about the number of times she visited the mental health facility? This makes particular sense if, like in the book series, Ali has a twin sister who was a resident at Radley.
3. Does this mean Maggie and Malcolm are leaving?
Ezra was justifiably torn up when he discovered that Malcolm is not his child, but what does that mean for Maggie and Malcolm’s future on the show. It seems like Maggie wants to move to Washington, but this week’s episode left the storyline open-ended. Is this the last we’ve seen of these two?
4. Why is Red Coat living at the DiLaurentis house, and does she still live there?
Sure, it’s a often-abandoned house in a good location, but why there? Does Red Coat have some sort of personal connection to the DiLaurentis home that makes it an ideal option, i.e. Red Coat is either Ali or Ali’s twin? On a related note, is Red Coat still crashing there? Mrs. D. didn’t seem to think it was possible, but we saw Red Coat break into the house in last week’s episode, and we saw her slip past Hanna this week while the Liar was standing in Ali’s room.
5. Was Veronica Hastings representing Ashley Marin pro bono?
It’s not exactly typical pro bono work – a murder charge – but we wonder if Veronica was representing Ashley for free? We doubt the Marins can afford Veronica’s rate. This comes into play now that Veronica has had to recuse herself. Will Hanna and her mom be able to afford another good defense attorney, or is Caleb going to have to put his car back on the market?
6. How much longer will Spencer lie to her friends about Toby?
Things got kind of tense between Spencer and Toby this week when she asked him how much longer she would have to lie to her friends. His answer: until I find out the truth about my mother. That could be a while, Tobe. Not really fair to ask your girlfriend to actively lie to her BFFs in the meantime. We had some sympathy for Toby at the beginning, but we’re starting to get frustrated with him for putting Spencer in such a tough position. And we think Spencer is too…
7. What else did Ali blame the Liars for?
According to Cece’s random former roommate, Cece totally hated the Liars because she thought they were involved in Ali’s ploy to get Cece kicked out of college. This is the second time someone has blamed the Liars for something Ali did by herself (the first was “the Jenna thing”). Are there other people in the greater Rosewood area who hate the Liars for something Ali did?
8. Why did “A” leave the muddy Manolo at Em’s house?
The epilogue to this week’s ep showed “A” planting Ashley Marin’s muddly Manolo in the Fields house. Does this mean she is trying to frame Emily for the murder, or is she just planting more evidence that incriminates Ashley Marin? We might dismiss the former theory outright if not for the video “A” sent to the Rosewood PD showing a person in a red coat and Emily mask holding a “guilty” sign. Yikes!
9. Is Mrs. DiLaurentis for real?
We couldn’t help but feel sorry for Mrs. D. in this week’s episode. She’s not only lost her daughter, but now her husband is divorcing her and she has to live in an empty house with only the memories of her former family to keep her company. Part of us wants to believe that this is the entire story, but we know from flashbacks that Mrs. D. can be a cruel, vengeful person. Is she playing the Liars just like her daughter did?
10. Why did Cece pretend to be Ali?
We’re not really sure why Cece pretended to be an insane Ali, seeking help at Radley. Was she doing it to get back at Ali for something, or did she just do it to be “funny”? Ali’s reactions to the stunt was hard to read, too. She seemed pretty nonplussed at Mrs. D.’s assertion that the friendship was over. Was her lack of reaction because she doesn’t follow her mother’s rules or because she didn’t want to be friends with Cece anyway?
Did we cover all of your burning questions, PLL fans? Or are there still some on your list? Sound off in the comments!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.