Only a nightmare?
The Liars and Caleb walk down a street at night. They discuss Noel’s place in everything that’s been happening. Hanna is annoyed that the other Liars don’t think that Noel is A.D. and she storms off. Caleb follows her and they begin to argue when a car comes out of nowhere, driven by Noel, heading straight for them! Caleb pushes Hanna out of the way just in time but gets hit himself. Caleb is unconscious so Hanna begins to scream, but then she wakes up and finds out that she was only dreaming. The next day Hanna goes to see Caleb to make sure he is all right. Caleb tells her that he has been studying the photos she took of the papers inside Jenna’s locked box and that everything is in some sort of code, except Mary’s DNA. Caleb gives Hanna a new phone to keep her safe from Noel.
Aria comes clean to Ezra!
Aria tells Emily how annoyed she is with herself for not telling Ezra about the phone call from Nicole. Ezra comes home and overhears her saying, “I lied to him.” After asking Aria what she lied about, Aria tells him about the phone call, and Ezra is stunned and doesn't seem to know how to respond to her. He tells Aria and Emily that one of the volunteer trucks that Nicole was in was spotted near a rebel compound in Colombia and that the military is going into the jungle in two hours to see what they can find. Though things between them are obviously strained, Aria hugs Ezra goodbye before she leaves.
Emily worries about Alison's decision!
Alison and Emily are at The Brew when Alison tells Emily that she is going back to teach at Rosewood High. Emily is worried that Alison is returning too soon, but Alison tells her that she is broke and has no other choice. After Alison leaves, Emily bumps into Principal Hackett who tells her about a job opening for head swim coach at the school. Emily tells him that she’ll think about applying. Meanwhile, Spencer thinks she knows who Dr. Cochran is and so she and Aria leave to drive to the doctor's practice in Brookhaven.
A horrible prank is played on Alison!
Back at Rosewood High, Alison goes into her classroom where she finds her students all dressed as hooded figures. Badly shaken, Alison leaves to go and throw up. Later, she meets up with Emily and tells her that her first day was filled with the usual pranks. Emily tells her that she’s thinking about applying for the job as head swim coach and Alison says she would love to have her at the school. Emily gets a text from Aria who is wondering if she can stay with her. Emily worries that it’s her fault Aria didn’t tell Ezra about Nicole’s phone call.
The wrong Dr. Cochran!
Spencer and Aria arrive at Dr. Cochran’s practice only to find out that they’ve got the wrong doctor as she is far too young to have worked at the same address 20 years ago. Dr. Cochran tells them that they must be looking for her father. They ask her for his address, but she says she hasn’t spoken to her father in years and she advises them not to go looking for him.
Emily tries to help!
Emily confesses to Ezra that she told Aria to delete the call from Nicole, but Ezra says that it doesn’t change the fact that Aria did it. Emily tries to remind Ezra how much he loves Aria and that he proposed to her a week ago, but Ezra says he needs time to think things through. Meanwhile, Spencer gets a call from Dr. Cochran who thinks that Spencer and Aria asked someone to ransack her office to get her father’s address. Unable to afford it happening again, she gives Spencer her father’s address and tells her to bring him a bottle of whiskey if she wants him to talk. Spencer thinks that it was Noel who must have ransacked the office and tells Aria.
Mrs. Grunwald pays Hanna a visit!
Hanna has a flashback to the time she was tortured by A.D. when Mrs. Grunwald turns up at her door. She tells Hanna that she had a dream that left her feeling quite unsettled and compelled her to check to see that Hanna and Caleb were all right. Later, they discuss things at The Radley. Hanna tells Mrs. Grunwald that none of them are all right and that someone has been trying to hurt them. Mrs. Grunwald wonders if that person has a connection to the hotel and Hanna tells her that he does.
Class in session!
At Rosewood High, Alison discusses The Winter’s Tale with her class. She asks them what happens to someone’s character when they are wrongfully accused, but her class don't seem that interested. One student makes a sly comment about Alison knowing what it’s like when someone’s lies catch up with them, but before Alison can say anything else, she is asked to report to the principal’s office. Later, Principal Hackett apologizes for the cruel prank Alison’s students played on her and asks her if she’s sure she’s ready to come back to school. An assistant arrives to take a student’s file and Alison watches her before assuring the principal that she is ready to return.
The threat is close!
At The Radley, Mrs. Grunwald tells Hanna that she and Caleb are in danger and that the source of the threat is very close. At this point, Hanna spots Noel and smashes her glass to gain his attention. Noel comes over to their table and Hanna has another flashback to the time she was tortured. Mrs. Grunwald takes Hanna’s hand and her nose begins to bleed. Later, Hanna tells the Liars about Mrs. Grunwald’s visit and that she is now certain that Noel is A.D. but the other Liars are not so sure she's right.
A meeting with Dr. Cochran, Senior.
Spencer and Aria meet with Dr. Cochran who tells them that he was the on-call doctor at Radley. He said that he dealt with both of Mary’s babies. He knows that the first baby was a boy, but he cannot remember what sex the second baby was. He tells the girls that all the babies who were born there were given to the county family services. Meanwhile, Emily arrives at Rosewood High and bumps into her ex-girlfriend Paige who has just applied for the job of head swim coach, too! They leave to catch up, and we learn that Emily and Paige were living together at Stanford. They broke up three years ago, after Emily's father died and she subsequently pulled away from Paige.
Alison steals Noel's file.
Back at the high school, Alison sneaks into Principal Hackett’s office at night to steal Noel’s file. When she opens the file, she finds a note from A.D. that says, ‘I warned you bitches. Do you really want to end up dead?’ Later, she shows the Liars the note and they wonder if Noel wrote it. Hanna has another flashback to the time she was tortured by A.D. and leaves without saying goodbye. Outside, Hanna phones someone and tells them that she will give them the money if they give her the keys. Afterwards, she goes to Caleb’s place and tells him that she’ll be away for a couple of days because of work. They hug goodbye.
Ezra goes to Colombia!
Ezra watches the news unfold about the location of the rebel camp where hostages have been held. Aria arrives and tells him that she has cashed in their tickets to Italy and got him a ticket to go to Colombia the next morning. Ezra doesn’t know what to say, but Aria tells him that she hopes he’ll know once he gets there. Later, Aria drops Ezra off at the airport and they kiss goodbye. Aria tearfully watches Ezra leave. Meanwhile, Sabrina and Emily have another date. Outside, Paige looks in from the window, but turns away when she sees them together. Back at home, Spencer leafs through a family photo album, and in an unknown place, we see Hanna enter a rundown room and block out the windows with newspaper.
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