We’re calling shenanigans on the “reveal” that CeCe (Vanessa Ray) is Red Coat on last night’s episode of Pretty Little Liars (Season 4, Episode 11: “Bring the Hoe Down.”). The identity of the mysterious figure isn’t set to happen until the Halloween special and the whole thing just felt way too easy. Which means, CeCe Drake is up to something else! But if not on the “A” Team, then why was CeCe snooping on Ezria and in possession of a red coat? Here are a few reasons why we think CeCe might be on her own hunt for Red Coat.
CeCe was afraid of someone
Last time we saw CeCe (prior to last night), she feared for her life and fled Rosewood because of it. The Liars have been assuming that she has stayed in hiding to partake in her Red Coat shenanigans, but what if she is on a search of her own? We’ve been assuming all along that CeCe is in cahoots with the “A” Team, but what if she’s running an independent inquiry (we really want to call it the “C” Team, but we’ll resist). Has CeCe launched her own quest to find the hooded bully known as Red Coat?
We saw her with Red Coat’s coat
In last night’s episode, we saw CeCe hanging in what looked like “A”’s lair, but could it have been Cece’s own work? She was frenemies with Ali. Has she been trying to figure out what happened to her the summer of her supposed death? CeCe was in possession of a red coat, but — you may recall — so were the Liars after snagging one in that truck bed’s haystacks. Is Red Coat leading both the Liars and CeCe on a very staged pursuit, complete with parallel clues along the way? If so, a tip of our hoods to her.
Does Cece think one of the Liars is Red Coat?
If this theory is correct and Red Coat is leading both the Liars and Cece on wild goose chases, then who is Red Coat using as her decoy for CeCe? If the Liars believe CeCe to be Red Coat, wouldn’t it be fitting for CeCe to believe Red Coat is one and/or all of the Liars? It would certainly explain CeCe’s eavesdropping outside of Ezra’s apartment door at the end of the ep. Maybe she wasn’t spying on Aria for Red Coat, but because she thinks Aria is Red Coat/part of the “A” Team. How awesomely ironic would it be if CeCe was just as certain of the Liars’ guilt as they are of her’s?
Do you think CeCe could be on her own search for Red Coat? Why or why not? Sound off in tbe comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liarson Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.