'Pretty Little Liars' S4-E10 Recap: Mommie Dearest
Remember when A was being a weirdo and drilling holes in someone’s floor? And removing porch panels so she/he/it could climb underneath a house? Well, like all of A’s secret plans, this one had a purpose–to spy on the DiLaurentis’ home from the safety of their dank, dark basement. That’s right–A, possibly homeless and definitely crazy, set up a cozy little hideaway complete with a sleeping bag and various pieces of trash (A’s a surprisingly huge slob, FYI) BENEATH A DEAD GIRL’S HOUSE. You’re such a psycho, A. But you’re also smarter than everyone on the show, including the police? At this rate, A won’t be caught until season 10, when all of the Liars are homeless orphans settling in for a long-term stay at Radley after their collective mental breakdown.
Whoops, that got dark! Sorry, let’s just talk about “The Mirror Has Three Faces,” shall we? And guess who earned her own paragraph in this week’s recap! The deliciously devious…
If you thought being locked away in a psychiatric hospital would keep Mona from wreaking havoc on everyone’s lives, then you were WRONG. In true Mona fashion, she sassed cutie-slash-possible-A-accomplice Dr. Wren as he attempted to pull the truth from her by poking fun at his inability to spell on her notes and calling him out as a liar. He, in turn, revealed he knew she was off her meds and suspected she had nothing to do with Wilden’s death. The stand-off ended when Wren left and took off for Mrs. Hasting’s to warn her about Mona’s dangerous ways; he suggested Mona hadn’t forgiven any of the Liars and wanted to see all of them, families included, hurt. Mrs. Hastings responded by stopping for a visit with Mona, wherein Mama Hastings threatened a future in prison for a thoroughly-unfazed Mona. Actually, Mona seemed pretty pleased by this confrontation after Mrs. Hastings left–either everything is going smoothly in some plan of hers, or she finds being harassed amusing. Maybe both? Oh, Mona. Never change.
Though Hanna wanted to pay Mona a visit, Caleb successfully talked her out of it and gave her something else instead: the potential address of Cece Blake, located in Philly. Oh, and he also pushed her to tell her parents and the cops about A, which Hanna vehemently refused to do. Not because she believes a handful of teens can handle a psychopathic stalker/murderer alone, but because she’s afraid of how A will react to being outed. Around Caleb’s back, Hanna sought out Dr. Wren and begged a favor; after hearing a blonde had attempted to see Mona, she wanted him to check out Radley’s security cameras. Initially Wren declined, smartly trying to keep out of the Liars’ drama, but caved because he can’t seem to resist the pleas of a pretty teenager. Though, once Hanna left, he paid a call to someone about a “problem” that he would take care of. So, presumably Wren’s gone dark side now–a shame, since he always seemed like one of the good ones (weakness for teen girls aside). Later, Hanna ran into Caleb trying to visit Veronica, the counselor who previously skipped town rather than help the Liars. Caleb’s afraid for Hanna, especially since he can do nothing to keep her safe from an enemy that’s “everywhere and nowhere.” While his concern is undeniably sweet, shouldn’t he have chosen someone other than flighty Veronica? Doesn’t matter–he never made it inside, but kissed Hanna on the sidewalk instead, under the watchful eyes of Wren from his parked car. And, Ashley’s also out of a lawyer, after an anonymous tip (revealed to be WREN) accused Mrs. Hasting’s of obstructing justice and pushing Mona to falsely confess. Poor Ashley just can’t catch a break, can she?