Pretty Little Liars Ep. 3.18 Recap: Emily Does Hypnotherapy, Spencer Speaks French
Caleb and Hanna sort through what seems to be a mix between a barn and one of the units on Storage Wars. Caleb’s uncle Jamie is there as well, and he and Hanna have a pretty deep, personal conversation for two people who just met. Before she leaves, Jamie, who has been acting curiously dad-like, gives her a photo of Caleb at six months, and asks her not to show it to Caleb just yet. Hanna, of course, shows the picture to Caleb and points out that the ring on the hand holding Caleb in the picture matches the ring Jamie was wearing earlier. Could Caleb be in for another parental reunion?
While Emily is under hypnosis, Dr. Sullivan asks her to recap “that night,” which Emily mistakes to mean the night Ali disappeared. Emily recalls holding a shovel and looking at Ali threateningly. She yells out to Dr. Sullivan, “I’d like to wake up now!” (not sure that’s really how hypnotherapy works) and then babbles incoherently as she remembers killing Ali with the shovel. After waking herself up, she leaves Dr. Sullivan’s office, clearly freaked (Nice work, doc). But, good on PLL’s producers and writers for continuing to pay homage to Hitchcock – this time to Spellbound with the Doc in the Ingrid Bergman role and Emily in the Gregory Peck role. Nice!
Realizing the message about her being capable of killing someone might have been in reference to Ali and not Lyndon (Not-Nate), Emily has an Ali flashback. In an empty but very well decorated classroom, the Emily and Ali plan an imaginary seemingly romantic trip to Paris. Out of the flashback and taking a page from the book of Spencer, Emily succumbs to stress and snaps at her mom when she comes into Emily’s room, telling her she’s not an innocent little girl anymore.
Aria and mini-Ezra are hanging out alone in Ezra’s apartment, which is totally not weird. Wesley looks spooked when Ezra’s phone rings, and after Aria insists he answer, the person on the other end hangs up. The new best buds ignore this and go to get pizza, and after lunch, a man approaches Wesley, clearly not looking to share leftovers. Feeling threatened, Wesley does what any of the Three Stooges would do and hits the man on the head with the leftover pizza box. He explains to Aria that the man is the husband of his physics teacher, whom he hit on to try and get kicked out of prep school. Able to relate to illicit teacher-student/adult-minor relationships, Aria commiserates.
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