“The Jenna Thing”
Episode #102
Written By
Marlene King
Directed By
Liz Friedlander
Production Draft – 1st Revision (Blue)
April 12, 2010
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Pretty Little Liars
“The Jenna Thing”
Episode #102
Aria Montgomery
Emily Fields
Hanna Marin
Spencer Hastings
Alison DiLaurentis
Ashley Marin
Byron Montgomery
Ella Montgomery
Ezra Fitz
Maya St. Germain
Ben
Detective Wilden
Jenna Marshall
Melissa Hastings
Mona Vanderwall
Pam Fields
Peter Hastings
Sean Ackard
Wren
Mike Montgomery
Jock
Jock #2
Reporter (O.S.)
Waiter
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Episode #102
Set List
INTERIORS
Aria’s House
Dining Room
Entryway
Living Room
Hanna’s House
Kitchen
EXTERIORS
Street Outside Rosewood Grill
Street Outside Music Shop
Street Outside Boutique (omitted) *
Residential Rosewood Street
Emily’s House
Bedroom
Spencer’s House
Backyard Patio
Spencer’s House
Bedroom
Hallway
Emily’s House
Front Porch
Rosewood Grill
Rosewood High
Practice Field
Parking Lot
Rosewood High
Hallway
Cafeteria
Principal Henchman’s Office
Mr. Fitz’s Classroom
Ben’s Car
Rosewood Movie Theater
Ezra’s Car
Rosewood Mall (new) *
Parking Garage
Cavanaugh’s House
Backyard
Rosewood Movie Theater
Street Outside Coffee Shop
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Script Days
Night One:
Scenes 1-4
Day Two:
Scenes 5-14, 17-18
Night Two:
Scenes 19-23
Day Three:
Scenes 24-28
Night Three:
Scenes 29-33
Day Four:
Scenes 34-43, 45-49
Flashbacks
Scenes 15-16, 44
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TEASER
FADE IN:
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EXT. STREET - ROSEWOOD GRILL - NIGHT (N1)
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It’s a quiet night in Rosewood and most of the town’s shops
are closed and empty. Through the pane glass window of the
Rosewood Grill, we see EMILY, ARIA, SPENCER and HANNA wearing
their black funeral dresses, sitting at a table. They are the
only patrons in the restaurant, creating an iconic Edward
Hopper-like image.
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INT. ROSEWOOD GRILL - NIGHT (N1)
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Except for a few servers and one OLDER COUPLE, the place is
empty. However, the girls talk in hushed tones.
ARIA
Why was Jenna there?
SPENCER
I guess she’s back.
HANNA
That cop acted like we were
suspects or something.
EMILY
Do you think we looked guilty?
ARIA
Why would we? We haven’t done
anything wrong.
HANNA
-- except lie about “The Jenna
Thing.”
SPENCER
We promised we’d never bring up
“The Jenna Thing” again. Remember?
It never happened.
ARIA
Have you found a way to forget?
still wake up sometimes in the
middle of the night --
I
SPENCER
Aria, it was an accident.
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Emily looks down at a friendship bracelet and nervously plays
with it. She hasn’t forgotten.
Hanna dumps the last of the booze from her silver flask into
her diet coke. The OLDER MALE PATRON sees this. Hanna catches
his look HANNA
It’s medicinal.
He continues to judge her with his stare Cramps.
HANNA (CONT’D)
He finally looks away.
EMILY
I don’t get it. How does “A” know
something about me that only Alison
knew?
They share a look.
ARIA
Ali knew all of our secrets, but we
didn’t know any of hers.
Spencer reveals SPENCER
I knew some.
They all snap their attention to Spencer Go on.
Talk.
I can’t.
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ARIA
HANNA
SPENCER
Spencer is reluctant to share more.
ARIA
Spence, you are not going to drop a
bomb like that and clam up.
SPENCER
She’d so kill me if I told you.
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HANNA
She’s dead!
Off their looks, recovering.
SPENCER
Ali was seeing someone that summer.
EMILY
I knew she was keeping something
from me. From us.
ARIA
Why didn’t she want us to know?
SPENCER
He was an older boy. And he had a
girlfriend.
EMILY
Who was it?
HANNA
Can we at least have initials?
SPENCER
She never told me his name.
HANNA
That’s only half a secret.
SPENCER
It’s more than you ever got from
her.
ARIA
How was it that Alison told us
nothing and we told her everything?
EMILY
She made us feel like we were a
part of something special.
We were.
HANNA
ARIA
I miss that.
Me, too.
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SPENCER
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EMILY
I miss Ali.
Moment. A server refills Spencer’s coffee cup and drops a
packet of sugar onto the table.
ARIA
She’s gonna need more than that.
EMILY
(off the server’s look)
She hates the taste, but loves the
rush.
He drops three more packets and, sure enough, Spencer pours
all of the sugar into her coffee.
As Emily hands Hanna a spoon, Hanna notices a friendship
bracelet that Emily wears.
HANNA
I can’t believe you still wear
that.
EMILY
We swore we’d never take them off.
Alison still wears hers. Wore.
After a moment...
ARIA
So for the entire year I was gone,
Jenna was away?
SPENCER
She left Rosewood that night and
never came back.
ARIA
If Jenna is “A” then this is about
revenge.
HANNA
Sorry, but “A” is “watching” us and
that rules out Jenna.
The girls shoot Hanna a look.
their looks -
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Did she just say that?
Off of
HANNA (CONT’D)
Those sunglasses aren’t a fashion
statement. She’s blind.
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Hanna grabs a sweet potato fry from the communal plate on the
table. She mindlessly munches on it.
Emily continues to nervously play with her friendship
bracelet. Spencer watches this and the discussion takes a
turn down memory lane.
SPENCER
When Ali didn’t come home I knew
something terrible must have
happened to her, but there was a
part of me that imagined someday
she would just show up.
ARIA
I used to think maybe Ali had run
off with some guy.
EMILY
That she was laying on a beach
somewhere HANNA
Getting a tan with that hot
lifeguard who worked at the pool.
ARIA
What was his name?
HANNA
Who cares? “Save me!”
They laugh and for a moment they’re just four friends again.
And then, after the laughter fades, Spencer almost cracks.
SPENCER
I can’t believe she’s gone.
Then the rhythmic sound of a repeated TAP TAP grows closer
and louder. The girls look in the direction of the sound.
ANGLE ON: A white cane with a red tip tapping back and forth.
PAN UP TO REVEAL -JENNA, wearing dark sunglasses, as she stands in the doorway
of the restaurant.
Aria, Hanna, Spencer and Emily practically hold their breath
as they watch Jenna find her way to a seat at the counter.
She is far enough away that they don’t hear her order from
the server. The PLLs exchange silent looks. Spencer is the
first to stand. Her friends silently follow her lead.
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The PLLs don’t utter a sound as they walk past Jenna and out
of the restaurant.
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EXT. ROSEWOOD GRILL - NIGHT (N1)
Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily file out of the restaurant and
walk off in four different directions. CAMERA rests on the
image of Jenna, who wee see through the front window, sitting
alone.
END OF TEASER
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ACT ONE
FADE IN:
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EXT. MUSIC SHOP - ROSEWOOD COMMERCIAL STREET - NIGHT (N1)
Having just left her friends, Aria walks home alone. She
sees, up ahead, EZRA walking toward his parked car. He has
taken off his tie, but still wears the dark suit he wore to
Ali’s funeral. As he is about to climb into his car, he
looks up and sees Aria. They lock eyes for a long moment.
Then he offers a charming and disarming smile that invites a
smile from Aria.
EZRA
I thought about you all day.
you okay?
I will be.
Are
ARIA
EZRA
It’s hard to lose someone you’re
close to. It changes you.
ARIA
We lost Alison a year ago. Today
was more about admitting it to
ourselves.
After a moment EZRA
I’d offer you a ride ARIA
- but I’d have to say “no.” I
meant what I said, Ezra. I’d never
do anything that would get you into
trouble.
EZRA
And being alone with you in my car
would probably lead to trouble.
She considers the kind of trouble they would get into and a
flirtatious smile comes across her face.
Yeah.
ARIA
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EZRA
(playfully teasing)
But if it’s only a few miles...
Now they are both thinking about the kind of trouble they
would love to get into and it’s sizzling.
ARIA
(playfully prudent)
Ezra...
Aria notices the small shopping bag he’s holding.
ARIA (CONT’D)
So what did you buy?
He pulls out a CD.
B26.
It’s The Fray.
EZRA
The look they share tells us they both recognize the
significance of his purchase. He wanted to savor their
moment.
BETH, a female student from Rosewood High, approaches and
recognizes both of them.
Hi, Aria.
STUDENT
Hey, Mr. Fitz.
Both Aria and Ezra shift their personas to a student-teacher
dynamic.
Hey.
ARIA
Cute car.
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Hi, Beth.
STUDENT
Aria locks eyes with Ezra.
EZRA
(CONT’D)
This sucks.
ARIA
Good night, Mr. Fitz.
He wants to grab her and kiss her but EZRA
I’ll see you at school.
She watches him get into his car and drive away.
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EXT. SPENCER’S BACKYARD PATIO - HASTINGS’ HOUSE - MORNING (D2)
Spencer sits at the outdoor dining table. She peruses a
HOLLIS COLLEGE CLASS CATALOGUE as she pours a lot of sugar
into her coffee cup and eats a healthy breakfast.
ANGLE ON the CATALOGUE where Spencer circles an INTERIOR
DESIGN CLASS.
PETER HASTINGS, Spencer and Melissa’s father, walks out of
the house. Dressed for work in a well-fitting suit and tie,
he joins Spencer at the table.
PETER
You’re thinking about a college
credit class, Spence? That’s a
great idea.
MELISSA and WREN approach from the barn and join the
impromptu family meal.
MELISSA
I took a Poli-Sci class at Hollis
my junior year. It was fun.
SPENCER
That’s what I was thinking.
looking for something fun.
I’m
PETER
For a local college, Hollis has an
excellent Economics program.
WREN
Economics, that sounds like a
bloody load of fun.
Melissa gives him a playful shrug.
MELISSA
Like her older sister, Spencer is
on the fast track to an Ivy League
education.
PETER
Spence, I really do like the idea,
but I want to make sure you have
time for the commitments you’ve
already taken on. Class President
has always been a big undertaking
for you.
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SPENCER
Nominations are today, Dad. I
don’t even know if I’m in the
running.
WREN
(playfully)
A modest Hastings. Now that’s
something one doesn’t see every
day.
PETER
The Hastings girls are ambitious,
Wren. That’s why they’re so
successful.
His tone suggests he doesn’t appreciate Wren’s humor.
knows to back off.
Wren
PETER (CONT’D)
So what are you thinking, Spence?
Poli-Sci or Econ?
Spencer closes the catalogue.
SPENCER
I haven’t decided yet.
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INT. HANNA’S KITCHEN - MARIN HOUSE - MORNING (D2)
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With the television BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS in the
background, Hanna, dressed for school, refills her coffee
cup. ASHLEY, dressed for work, enters, sets her mug on the
counter and opens the refrigerator. Hanna tops off her
mother’s cup as Ashley empties the nonfat carton into both of
their mugs.
ASHLEY
That’s the last of the milk.
HANNA
It’s on the list.
Hanna and Ashley do a last minute vanity check and share a
wall mirror. Ashley applies a dusting of face powder as
Hanna colors in her lips.
REPORTER (O.S.)
Rosewood Detective Darren Wilden
held a press conference this
morning.
Hanna freezes and in the mirror we see reflected -
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ON TELEVISION - DETECTIVE WILDEN makes a statement.
WILDEN
The coroner released his findings
this morning and although Alison
DiLaurentis’ body did show signs of
a blunt force head trauma, the
cause of her death was suffocation.
ANGLE ON - Ashley who picks up the remote and turns off the
television. They both watch the screen go dark. After a
beat ASHLEY
Are you okay going to school today?
HANNA
I’ll be fine.
ASHLEY
I don’t want to think about what
the police are saying and you
shouldn’t either. Try to remember
Alison as the beautiful girl you
knew.
HANNA
I’m sorry, Mom.
For what?
The cop.
ASHLEY
HANNA
Ashley wants to forget about it.
ASHLEY
It’s over, okay. We both wanted
something and we both got what we
needed.
End of discussion.
Ashley watches Hanna apply her lipstick.
ASHLEY (CONT’D)
Is that Amber Rose?
Ashley applies a smile.
ASHLEY (CONT’D)
It’s a great color for you.
Hanna applies a similar smile as WE PAN OFF OF the mirror to -
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INT. ARIA’S DINING ROOM - MONTGOMERY HOUSE - MORNING (D2)
Aria sits at the table with her mother, ELLA.
refills their coffee cups -
As Ella
ELLA
I had to look twice to make sure
that was Hanna.
Right?
ARIA
ELLA
That was some funeral dress. Her
mother didn’t buy that at Curvy
Girl.
BYRON walks into the room BYRON
Who shops at Curvy Girl?
ELLA
No one anymore.
Byron walks into the kitchen, then walks back out with a togo cup. He’s on the move this morning.
ELLA (CONT’D)
No time for breakfast?
He pours himself a cup of coffee.
BYRON
No, and I’ll probably be late
tonight, too.
ELLA
Late nights already?
back.
You just got
ARIA
Yeah, what’s that about?
Ella’s tone was joking, but Aria’s is serious.
BYRON
What’s it about? Being gone for a
year. Playing catch-up. Faculty
meetings, changing my curriculum,
demanding students.
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ARIA
Maybe your family’s demands should
come first.
They exchange a look.
ARIA (CONT’D)
I’m gonna be late.
She kisses Ella on the cheek.
ARIA (CONT’D)
Love you, Ella.
She leaves without looking at her father.
Byron.
Ella turns to
ELLA
What was that about? You two got
along so well when we were gone. I
don’t get it.
BYRON
She’s a teenage girl, Ella. Aren’t
they all moody and unpredictable?
As Byron quickly packs up to leave CUT TO:
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EXT. EMILY’S FRONT PORCH - FIELDS’ HOUSE - MORNING (D2)
Emily, dressed for school, reads To Kill A Mockingbird as she
sits on her front porch. She looks up and finds herself
smiling as MAYA approaches.
As Maya sits next to Emily MAYA
So, are you okay?
Emily doesn’t have an immediate answer.
MAYA (CONT’D)
That was a dumb question. Of
course you’re not okay. I thought
about going to the funeral, but I
didn’t know her and it didn’t feel
right.
EMILY
I understand.
Maya glances toward Emily’s coffee cup.
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MAYA
Can I have a sip?
Sure.
EMILY
You want your own?
MAYA
I’d rather share yours.
Emily hands Maya the cup. For a brief moment their hands
touch. As Maya takes a sip of coffee -EMILY
You look tired.
MAYA
I haven’t slept much. My mom found
another box of Alison’s things in
the basement. There were pictures
of her in my room. Her room.
Maya’s usual perky exterior falls away.
MAYA (CONT’D)
She’s everywhere. And that poster.
EMILY
Someone should take down the
posters. It hurts way too much to
look at them.
Emily is on the verge of breaking down.
MAYA
Emily, I’m so sorry.
Maya hugs her friend.
Comforts her.
PAM, wearing tennis whites and looking extremely fit after a
practice match, walks up the front walk.
PAM
Is everything okay?
Emily breaks their hug and inches away from Maya. She looks
for a reaction on her mother’s face then realizes she has
done nothing wrong.
EMILY
Mom, this is Maya St. Germain.
Maya, hi.
PAM
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Pam offers her hand to say hello, but Maya surprises her with
a friendly hug. Pam accepts the hug and offers Maya a warm,
reassuring smile.
PAM (CONT’D)
I’d say welcome to the neighborhood
but EMILY
- it’s kind of hard when your
backyard is a crime scene.
Still?
PAM
MAYA
It’s where people come to be close
to her. They light candles and
leave teddy bears. I get it but it
still feels like “her” house.
EMILY
I can understand why you’re not
sleeping.
PAM
Maya, maybe you should stay with us
for a few days. You can sleep in
Emily’s room.
*
Pam does not register the “I can’t believe this is happening”
look on Emily’s face as we CUT TO:
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EXT. PRACTICE FIELD - ROSEWOOD HIGH - MORNING (D2)
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Ten field hockey balls are perfectly lined up on the grass.
CLOSE ON - focused and intense eyes, lining up the shot.
CLOSE ON - fingers gripping the hockey stick.
CLOSE ON - hockey stick lining up with the ball.
Then WHACK.
TILT UP to see Spencer (wearing her plaid skirt and a
practice T-shirt) as she watches the ball fly into the
practice net.
Spencer tilts her head from side to side, obviously
stretching a sore neck. She lines up the next shot then
WHACKS the ball. It soars quickly and directly into the net.
Nice.
EMILY (O.S.)
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Spencer looks up to see Emily and Maya as they walk toward
school. They stop to talk.
EMILY (CONT’D)
I heard you’re gunning for varsity
captain.
SPENCER
I have a shot, so...
EMILY
If a Hastings has a shot, she takes
the shot.
MAYA
Is that a drinking game?
Spencer appreciates Maya’s humor.
fresh air in Rosewood.
She’s like a breath of
SPENCER
It should be.
Emily makes the introductions EMILY
Spencer, this is Maya Spencer immediately registers the name.
Oh -
SPENCER
MAYA
Yeah. New girl who moved into dead
girl’s house.
For a moment they fall silent.
It’s extremely awkward.
MAYA (CONT’D)
I can’t believe I just said that.
SPENCER
I can’t believe you did either.
MAYA
I think Brad Pitt and I are missing
the same sensitivity chip.
It’s fine.
SPENCER
Spencer cracks a warm smile.
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SPENCER (CONT’D)
We’re all trying to find a way to
deal with it.
EMILY
Maya and I are going for caffeine.
Wanna join?
SPENCER
I’d kill for a latte Then she has second thoughts.
SPENCER (CONT’D)
- but this is my only time to
practice.
EMILY
We’ll catch you later.
Spencer returns her focus to her practice shots. CAMERA
stays with Maya and Emily, heading toward the entrance of the
school.
MAYA
She’s intense.
EMILY
If you knew her parents you’d
understand.
As they round the corner WE CUT TO -10
INT. HALLWAY - ROSEWOOD HIGH - MORNING (D2)
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The halls are almost empty. Ezra walks slowly toward his
classroom while reviewing his lesson plan.
ARIA
Can I talk to you?
He looks up to see Aria as she approaches. He smiles sweetly
then catches himself. He looks around. They are alone.
Of course.
EZRA
ARIA
I’d like to transfer out of your
class.
His face reads surprise and disappointment.
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He opens the door to
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EZRA
Will you come inside, for just a
minute?
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INT. MR. FITZ CLASSROOM - CONTINUOUS - (D2)
Aria follows Ezra into the empty classroom.
close the door behind her.
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He decides to
EZRA
I understand where you’re coming
from, but I wish you could stay in
the class.
ARIA
This isn’t an easy decision, but I
feel like it’s the right thing to do.
EZRA
I can keep my feelings in check.
ARIA
I can’t. And even if I could, I
don’t want to.
She looks at him longingly.
ARIA (CONT’D)
It’s too hard to sit in this room
everyday and call you “Mr. Fitz.”
I can’t pretend like I don’t know
you.
She hands him a school form.
ARIA (CONT’D)
Will you sign it?
He glances down at the document which reads: CLASS TRANSFER
REQUEST.
EZRA
Are you sure?
I’m sure.
ARIA
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He reluctantly signs the paper then hands it back to her.
Thank you.
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ARIA (CONT’D)
INT. HALLWAY - ROSEWOOD HIGH - MORNING (D2)
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Students are filtering in for the day.
ANGLE ON - Hanna, who stands with MONA, but looks past her
friend to see Ezra, standing in the doorway of his classroom.
He watches Aria walk away. The look on Ezra’s face is one of
interest and adoration. Hanna is intrigued.
Mona, who’s in a perpetual scan-the-crowd mode, comments on
another STUDENT walking by. She steals back Hanna’s
attention.
MONA
I’m all for boob jobs but when I
see those I want to “Moo.”
Hanna shifts her gaze to see the cow boobs but then MONA (CONT’D)
I spy a Sean.
Hanna spots him.
HANNA
(to Mona)
See you at lunch.
SEAN, Hanna’s hottie boyfriend, approaches. Gifted with good
looks, brains and athletic ability, he is Rosewood High’s
most likely to succeed at everything he tries. Sean gives
Hanna a morning kiss and they peel off together.
ANGLE ON - Emily who closes her locker and turns into a KISS
from her swimmer-boyfriend, BEN. He’s all boy and all jock
and the kiss surprises Emily. She pulls back.
BEN
What’s wrong?
EMILY
You surprised me.
BEN
Are we still on for the movie?
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EMILY
My mom invited Maya to stay with us
tonight He imagines a fantasy moment for himself BEN
What kind of jammies do you think
new girl wears?
Emily is unnerved by the question.
EMILY
How would I know?
He gives her a quick kiss.
BEN
See you at practice Ben exits leaving Emily with a clear view of Maya, who hangs
with some Girls at the end of the hall. She talks to a
student, laughs and smiles. What kind of jammies does she
wear? An ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE OVER THE P.A. SYSTEM.
ADMINISTRATOR (O.S.)
Will the following students please
come to the office? Emily Fields,
Aria Montgomery, Spencer Hastings
and Hanna Marin.
Emily’s look reads “what now?”
First BELL RINGS and students disperse to their classes,
leaving only the PLLs standing in the hallway. Together they
start the long walk toward the office. Aria’s phone RINGS and
they stop in their tracks. Aria as she pulls the phone from
her purse and looks at the screen.
ARIA
It’s from “A.”
She shows them her phone. Hanna reads the text.
HANNA
“Dead Girls Walking.”
The four girls walk the long hall to the principal’s office.
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INT. PRINCIPAL HENCHMAN’S OFFICE - ROSEWOOD HIGH - MORNING (D2) 13
Looking and feeling like four guilty little girls, the PLLs
squeeze together on the couch. Detective Wilden stands while
he questions them.
Wilden reviews his notes then WILDEN
(to Spencer)
You thought you heard her “scream.”
SPENCER
I said that, yeah.
He looks to Aria, Emily and Hanna WILDEN
And when you three woke up in the
barn - Alison was gone but so was
Spencer?
SPENCER
Yes, I woke up before them and I
realized Ali was gone WILDEN
(recounting her statement)
- So you went to look for her?
SPENCER
That’s what happened.
WILDEN
Was this a slumber party?
SPENCER
Is this an interrogation?
WILDEN
No. Just a routine follow-up. Why
did you all fall asleep?
ARIA
I guess we were tired.
WILDEN
Is that how it was, Hanna?
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HANNA
SPENCER
We’ve told you everything we know.
Just like we did the night she went
missing.
WILDEN
Yeah, I know. It’s almost exactly
what you said last year. Almost
like it was rehearsed.
After a long beat and a stare down ARIA
Like Spencer said, we’ve told you
everything we know.
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The PLLs sit together at a table. Their lunches are in front
of them, but no one is interested in eating.
ARIA
He knows we’re lying.
HANNA
Lying’s not a crime.
SPENCER
It is when you’re giving false
statements to the police. It’s
called obstruction of justice -HANNA
Oh, please. We lied about drinking.
The truth that matters is we don’t
know anything about what happened
to Ali that night.
SPENCER
We also know about someone who
might have wanted to hurt her.
EMILY
We should have told the police the
truth about Jenna’s accident the
night it happened.
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HANNA
I wanted to, remember?
ARIA
We had a chance to do more than
tell the truth. We had a chance to
stop Ali.
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SPENCER
But we didn’t.
As they exchange a remorseful look, Mona, carrying her lunch
tray, approaches. She sees Hanna sitting with her old BFFs.
Hurt, she walks away.
SPENCER (CONT’D)
Telling the police now about what
happened to Jenna isn’t going to
make her see again. It’ll just
ruin our lives.
Aria looks past Emily and sees Jenna, standing alone, carrying her lunch tray.
HANNA
Oh, my God, she’s back in school
too?
A boy, who’s not paying too much attention, bumps into Jenna.
She’s vulnerable. Lost. Without a second thought, Aria
stands and approaches her. The PLLs watch as Aria approaches Jenna.
ARIA
Jenna, it’s Aria.
to join us?
Would you like
The invitation surprises Jenna. After a moment:
Sure.
JENNA
Aria leads Jenna toward the PLLs who can’t believe she is
heading their way.
ARIA
Here’s a chair. You’re between
Hanna and Spencer and Emily is
directly across from you.
Jenna and Aria both sit down.
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JENNA
So this would be Alison’s chair?
EMILY
No. We’re not even sitting at that
table.
JENNA
You know she came to see me in the
hospital after the accident.
SPENCER
(incredulous)
Alison did?
Hanna nervously pops a tater tot into her mouth as the PLLs
share an extremely surprised look toward Jenna.
Jenna is pleasant as pie.
JENNA
So many people misunderstood her.
But I knew exactly who Alison was.
What else does she know?
SPENCER
When did you get back, Jenna? We
heard you were in Philadelphia at a
school for the visually impaired.
JENNA
You can say blind, Spencer.
not a dirty word.
It’s
The girls exchange remorseful looks JENNA (CONT’D)
(playfully)
So quiet. This used to be the fun
table. What happened to you girls?
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It’s July 4th. One year ago. The PLLs and ALISON listen to
music and try on festive outfits for tonight’s festivities.
Emily innocently looks on as Alison pulls on a skimpy, summer
top. Alison catches Emily’s gaze in the mirror and shoots
her a fun smile. Hanna watches Alison as she models the top.
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Is she studying her? Alison whips around and glares!
shit she can be scary.
The PLLs all snap back.
Holy
Who is she pissed at and why?
ALISON
I see you!!!!!!
Alison storms over to the window and throws it open.
looks outside at a tree -
She
ALISON (CONT’D)
Oh, my God. I can’t believe it!
The other girls run over.
EMILY
Who was it, Ali?
What did you see?
ALISON
He was in that tree, spying on us.
I am so creeped out!
Outside the window - the tree branches still shake.
SPENCER
Who was it?
ALISON
That perv Toby Cavanaugh.
ARIA
Are you sure?
Yes, Aria.
ALISON
He was right there!
Alison shakes of the creeps like you shake off cooties.
ALISON (CONT’D)
I’m sure he saw us all naked.
Hanna cringes at the thought of it.
ARIA
We should tell someone.
We could.
idea.
ALISON
But I’ve got a better
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Fireworks explode in the distance. Alison leads the charge
as the PLLs follow her and sneak across the lawn, toward a
free standing garage.
As they near the garage, Alison pulls a stink bomb
firecracker from her pocket.
ARIA
Are we sure he’s not in there?
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ALISON
(looking at the dark barn)
He’s not, okay? You’ve got the
lighter, right Spencer?
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EMILY
Let’s wait a second.
They stop.
Alison, annoyed, turns to her.
ALISON
What, Emily?
EMILY
I don’t want to do this.
ALISON
Fine. Go back. You’re on your own.
She doesn’t want to be on her own and Ali knows it.
ARIA
Maybe Emily’s right. If we tell the
police they’ll bring him in.
They’ll take care of it.
ALISON
What’s the fun in that?
(nobody answers, then:)
Toby Cavanaugh is a freak and we
need to teach him a lesson. If he
thinks he can come and spy on us
while we’re in your bedroom, Emily,
he needs to know that his “domain”
is no longer a safe little hideout.
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Alison looks over at the garage.
ALISON (CONT’D)
Who knows what he does in there all
day, that freak.
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SPENCER
Are you sure it was Toby?
ALISON
Yes, and it’s a stink bomb for
God’s sakes. We’re not nuking the
place. Now let’s do it.
She sneaks closer to the garage. The PLLs exchange cautious
looks, but then one-by-one they follow their leader.
When they reach the garage, Alison opens the top half of the
*
Dutch door and peaks inside. ALISON’S POV: the garage is Toby’s *
lair. Exercise equipment. Computer stuff. Cool band posters
decorate the walls.
ALISON (CONT’D)
Give me the lighter.
Spencer hands Ali, who is gleeful, the lighter. She ignites
the firecracker fuse and when it sparks, she tosses it into
the garage. She takes one last look inside. For a beat she
locks eyes on something (Spencer clocks her). Then Alison
snaps her attention back to the PLLs.
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*
ALISON (CONT’D)
Let’s get out of here.
She runs back across the yard and the PLLs run along side of
her. What they don’t see is that behind them - inside the
garage - flames have erupted. Then they hear it, the sound
that changes their lives forever - A TEENAGE GIRL’S TERRIFIED
SCREAM.
Alison and the PLLs stop dead in their tracks as the garage
burns behind them.
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INT. CAFETERIA - ROSEWOOD HIGH - DAY (D2)
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We see Spencer reflected in Jenna’s dark sunglasses. As WE
PULL back to reveal the PLLs are all still sitting at the
lunch table with Jenna, their cell phones and blackberry’s
simultaneously sound.
Jenna picks up Spencer’s phone which vibrates on the table JENNA
Aren’t you going to get that?
She hands the phone to Spencer.
the text they just received.
The PLLs all look down at
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INT. MR. FITZ’S CLASSROOM - ROSEWOOD HIGH - MORNING (D2)
Ezra writes on the chalkboard, then turns to the class.
EZRA
Let’s take our seats, people.
Emily, Spencer and Hanna huddle together near Spencer’s desk.
EMILY
Where’s Aria?
Hanna glances at Ezra.
HANNA
Maybe you should ask Fitz.
They give her a look. What does she know that they don’t
know? The girls take their seats as the door opens.
Everyone turns to see - Mona. She realizes everyone is
looking at her.
Am I late?
MONA
EZRA
It’s Mona, right?
MONA
That’s right, Mr. Fritz.
The class laughs.
What?
MONA (CONT’D)
EZRA
Take your seat, Mona, please.
She sits down and Hanna whispers to her.
HANNA
It’s Fitz not Fritz.
Oops.
MONA
They crack up as Fitz passes out worksheets.
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EZRA
If the mockingbird represents the
idea of innocence - what characters
in the book are innocent? Take a
minute to list your ideas.
As the class reviews their books and jots down their ideas,
Ezra writes on the blackboard. He hears a chorus of WHISPERS
and turns to see Aria walk into the classroom. She lays a document on his
desk and walks to her desk. Ezra glances at the document:
It’s her TRANSFER REQUEST FORM stamped DECLINED.
Hanna watches Aria as she sits down and pulls out her copy of
To Kill A Mockingbird.
When all heads are looking down, Aria finally allows herself
to look up at Ezra. He is staring straight at her and they
share a private, aching look. Hanna clocks their personal
moment.
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INT. HANNA’S KITCHEN - NIGHT (N2)
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Hanna and Sean sit at the kitchen table and study. Hanna
steals a look at him while he has his nose buried in a book.
She stands and walks to the refrigerator. She comes back
with a soda and refills his glass.
Thanks.
SEAN
She stands behind him and leans in to kiss his neck. He
smiles, but keeps his focus on the text book. She runs her
hand down his chest. It’s turning him on.
Hanna.
What?
SEAN (CONT’D)
HANNA
She slides her hand down his stomach, toward his - SEAN
It’s too hard to stop if we go
there.
HANNA
There’s no one here but us, Sean.
It’s okay.
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SEAN
Come on, Hanna.
He pulls away from her. Frustrated and feeling rejected, she
sits back down in her chair. She tries to study, but can’t
concentrate. She looks back up at him.
HANNA
You do like me like that, right?
Yes!
SEAN
This is hard for her to ask - she hesitates then HANNA
Maybe you still think of me as just
a friend. As that girl I used to be.
He leans in and kisses her.
away -
It’s a sexy kiss.
When he pulls
SEAN
Do you kiss your friends like that?
No.
Hanna’s smiling now.
HANNA
She needed the validation.
SEAN
I liked that girl you used to be.
Just like I like the girl you are now.
HANNA
Is this “waiting” really something
you want or is it about your dad?
The front door opens and Ashley walks inside. Ashley is in
the middle of a business call on her cell phone.
SEAN
Hi, Mrs. Marin.
ASHLEY
(into phone)
We’ll submit those loan docs in the
morning. Great. Thanks.
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Ashley hangs up the phone and grabs a cold bottle of water
from the refrigerator ASHLEY (CONT’D)
How’s the studying going?
Fine.
HANNA
ASHLEY
Sean, please tell your dad we
really have been trying to make it
to church but - I’ve been working
on the weekends and SEAN
- I’ll let him know, but it’s okay.
He understands, Mrs. Marin. He
works on the weekends, too.
HANNA
Cute preacher humor.
Ashley tosses Sean a friendly smile. She likes this boy for
her daughter. The moment is interrupted by the DOORBELL.
Ashley leaves the kitchen HANNA (CONT’D)
She loves that you call her Mrs.
Marin.
A beat later, Ashley walks back in and Hanna reads a look of
concern on her mother’s face. She understands when she sees
that Wilden is walking in behind her.
ASHLEY
Look who stopped by for dinner.
Hanna is stunned to see this guy again.
pack of beer and a to-go bag of food.
Wilden holds a six
DETECTIVE WILDEN
I brought Thai take-out.
As he grabs opens a beer for himself, Ashley whispers into
Hanna’s ear.
ASHLEY
It’s time for Sean to leave.
Ashley turns her attention to Wilden.
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Let’s eat in the dining room.
Hanna glares at Wilden as he follows her mother out of the
room.
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INT. ROSEWOOD GRILL - NIGHT (N2)
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Peter and Spencer sit at a table. As they wait for Melissa
and Wren to join them, Peter reads his blackberry as Spencer
flips through a design magazine, i.e. Elle Decor. She
musters up the nerve to announce SPENCER
I’ve decided on the class I want to
take at Hollis. But it’s not for
credit, Dad, it’s for fun.
Peter hears her but he’s not listening.
PETER
What’s the point of that?
(while reading)
Mom’s coming back a day early.
She’ll be home tomorrow.
Peter starts typing. Aria enters and heads to the counter.
Peter, engrossed in his e-mails, barely notices Spencer leave
the table. She approaches her friend as the server hands
Aria her to-go order.
Hey.
ARIA
SPENCER
Hey, I was gonna e-mail you when I
got home. How weird was that lunch?
ARIA
I’d say on a scale of one to ten,
eleven.
SPENCER
Do you really think Alison went to
see Jenna in the hospital?
Maybe.
ARIA
SPENCER
Why would she keep that from us?
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Because she didn’t want us to know
what they talked about.
Aria looks past Spencer to see Melissa and Wren arrive then
join Peter at their table.
ARIA (CONT’D)
Is that the new fiance?
Spencer looks over and Wren catches her gaze.
but definite connection.
It’s a quick
ARIA (CONT’D)
Is he as uptight as Melissa?
SPENCER
No one’s as uptight as Melissa.
ARIA
I heard you were nominated for
class president today. Congrats.
SPENCER
I actually think I’m going to pass
on it this year.
Aria is truly taken aback.
ARIA
Will the real Spencer Hastings
please stand up?
SPENCER
My parents let me redo the barn
this summer and I loved doing it. I
want to take a design class at
Hollis and there’s no way I could
do both.
ARIA
When can I see it?
SPENCER
You won’t. Melissa’s living there
now.
Spencer glances over at her family’s table.
seated now.
Everyone is
SPENCER (CONT’D)
I’d better get back.
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ANGLE ON - The WAITER approaches the Hastings’ table as
Spencer rejoins her family.
WAITER
Can I get anyone a drink?
SPENCER
I’ll have a vodka and soda.
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MELISSA
She’s just kidding.
PETER
I’ll have a glass of the house cab.
Melissa?
MELISSA
The same please.
WREN
I actually will take a vodka and
soda.
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INT. EMILY’S BEDROOM - NIGHT (N2)
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Emily sits in her guest chair. She’s as far across the room
as possible from Maya, who surveys Emily’s display of
swimming medals and trophies.
MAYA
So I get your connection to
Spencer. You both like to win.
EMILY
Winning’s great, but if I’ve done
my best I usually feel good about
the outcome, no matter what it is.
MAYA
And Spencer?
EMILY
Spencer needs to win.
Maya looks at several framed photographs of all FIVE PLLs
together (including Alison). In each photograph, Alison is
the focal point.
MAYA
She was always in the middle.
center of attention.
The
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Have you ever known anyone like
that?
MAYA
I usually run from those girls.
They scare me.
EMILY
“Those girls?”
Maya drops back on the bed MAYA
The queen bees.
EMILY
You seem like a person who wouldn’t
run from anyone.
MAYA
Do you have a side?
Sorry?
EMILY
MAYA
Of the bed.
EMILY
I kind of sleep in the middle.
MAYA
I kind of sleep in the middle, too.
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The Waiter delivers their drinks.
MELISSA
Hi/low anyone?
Wren sips his cocktail, then nonchalantly sets the glass down
on the other side of his plate. Just next to Spencer’s hand.
She looks over at him. Did he just do that on purpose?
Hi/low?
WREN
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SPENCER
It’s a game. You guys don’t play it
in bed?
PETER
Wren, you can play, too.
WREN
I’m a bit lost.
PETER
You’ll catch on.
MELISSA
I’ll go first. We just started
classes this week and When all eyes are on Melissa, Spencer picks up Wren’s
cocktail and takes a sip. She sets the glass back on the
table - his hand is waiting for it. She clocks him looking
at her.
MELISSA (CONT’D)
- I’ve already been nominated to
serve on the business school’s
Leadership Committee.
Spencer can’t believe it.
PETER
Melissa likes to play the game when
she’s fairly certain she’ll win.
MELISSA
Guess who I learned that from?
PETER
Don’t taste victory yet. The judge
ruled on my brief today. The class
action suit against Winslow is
dismissed.
Wren is taking this all in.
his daughter.
Peter is truly competing with
WREN
(to Spencer)
What happens if I don’t play? Do I
still get a second drink?
PETER
You’re up, Spencer.
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Wren sees she’s struggling to come up with something I’ll go.
WREN
He attempts to lighten the mood.
He thinks about it -
WREN (CONT’D)
I got a brilliant parking spot
today. Right in front of the chemlab.
Melissa stares blankly at him.
MELISSA
He’s kidding.
(to Spencer)
So you’re not gonna play? Then I
guess I won.
SPENCER
I got nominated for class president
today.
Peter is taken aback.
PETER
Three years in a row. That’s a
tremendous achievement, Spencer.
SPENCER
And I’m going to win!
PETER
That’s the spirit!
He offers his daughter a genuine “I’m proud of you smile.”
She feigns a return smile while she wonders how she got
sucked into this. She closes her design magazine and tosses
it into her bag.
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Maya sleeps
her, Emily,
practically
create some
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soundly in Emily’s bed. Mere inches away from
wide awake, stares up at the ceiling. She can
feel her heart beating in her chest. Hoping to
distance between them, Emily turns on her side.
A moment later, Maya’s hand rests on Emily’s hip. It is an
innocent move, but it’s torture for Emily. In a bold and
sweet move, Emily rests her hand on Maya’s hand. It’s a
lovely, satisfying moment. She can breathe now. But it’s
just a moment.
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Across the room - EMILY’S PHONE VIBRATES.
Emily looks at the phone. The tension reads on her face. A
beat later the RED FLASHING LIGHT signals she has received a
text message.
With her eyes transfixed on the dreaded flashing light, Emily
pulls her hand from on top of Maya’s. In sync with the
rhythm of the flashing red light we can hear Emily’s panic
building inside of her. Her heart sounds like it’s going to
beat out of her chest. She works up the courage to look at
the text.
ANGLE ON TEXT: “Did you get a goodnight kiss?
from me.” xo - A
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INT. HANNA’S KITCHEN - MORNING (D3)
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Hanna, wearing shorts and a tank pajama outfit and still
waking up, saunters into the kitchen. She is astonished to
see her mother, standing at the stove, flipping a piece of
bacon.
HANNA
You’re cooking?
Before Ashley can answer her Morning.
WILDEN (O.S.)
Startled, she turns to see Wilden sitting at the table behind
her, reading The Rosewood Observer.
WILDEN (CONT’D)
Over-easy, okay?
For the love of God he stayed over! Hanna steals another
look back at her mother, who would like to take the pan and
hit this ass over the head with it.
Ashley turns to Wilden and offers an extremely placating
smile.
Of course.
ASHLEY
Hanna tosses her mother a “What the fuck?” look. Ashley
shuts her daughter down with a glare that screams, “I’ll
handle it!”
Ashley cracks an egg and plops it into the skillet.
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Emily sits in the passenger seat and Maya sits in the back as
Ben drives into the school parking lot.
BEN
So Maya, now that you two have
slept together, you’ve gotten
farther with Emily than I have.
What should I know?
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Good girls don’t kiss and tell.
BEN
You don’t strike me as a good girl.
EMILY
Shut up, Ben.
He parks the car and doesn’t let up BEN
Did you get much sleep?
wouldn’t have.
Cause I
MAYA
I don’t know about Emily, but I
slept like a baby.
Maya opens her door.
MAYA (CONT’D)
Are you coming, Em?
EMILY
I’ll catch up.
Maya is not sure how to read Emily’s mood.
car and heads into school.
She leaves the
BEN
We were just messing around. What
are you so weirded out about?
Shocking Ben, Emily leans over and plants a major kiss on
him. It’s a serious lip-lock. He grabs her. It’s passionate
and builds. THUD. THUD. Someone POUNDS on the car window.
Emily pulls back from Ben. A pack of HORNY GUYS are hanging
on and around Ben’s car, watching them.
JOCK
Get a room, Ben!
And rock it!
He pumps his fist, urging his friend to go for it.
JOCK #2
Looking good, Emily.
She realizes he is looking at her chest. She notices a
button has popped open and she quickly fastens it closed.
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As Emily climbs out of Ben’s car, she sees Hanna who happened
upon the moment. Hanna shoots a look at the jock guys.
JOCK #2
(to Hanna)
You’re smokin’, too.
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Hanna stares him down.
HANNA
Are you talking to me?
The “it girl” speaks and the guys back down.
Whatever.
JOCK #2
Emily hurries away from the car, heading toward school.
Hanna keeps up with her.
HANNA
Are you okay?
EMILY
Not really.
Hanna is more curious than concerned.
HANNA
I’ve never thought of you as
someone who’d be so comfortable
with PDA.
Emily stops and turns to her old friend.
EMILY
Maybe I’m not the person everyone
thinks I am.
Who is?
HANNA
First BELL RINGS AS WE CUT TO:
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The light begins to drain from the sky. Close on a marquis
that reads: Tonight’s classic couple, Gable and Colbert, IT
HAPPENED ONE NIGHT.
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EZRA (O.S.)
She spots Ezra walking toward her. Sporting well worn jeans
and a boyish T-shirt, he looks damn cute as he heads her way.
A big smile comes across his face and it’s obvious that he is
thrilled to see her.
Mr. Fitz.
ARIA
Hi -
He only has a second to process her hello as Aria turns to
reveal ARIA (CONT’D)
This is my mother, Ella.
Oh, shit. He immediately checks his composure and assumes
his “teacher” demeanor.
ELLA
Mr. Fitz, you’re the new English
teacher.
He extends his hand to greet Ella.
EZRA
It’s nice to meet you, Mrs.
Montgomery.
ELLA
Ella, please. We’re an extremely
informal family. Are you here to
see the movie.
EZRA
It’s one of my favorites.
ELLA
Aria’s, too. She told us a lot
about you, but she left out the
“you’re very young” part.
Aria wants to die. She wants to put as much distance as she
can between them... and fast.
ARIA
We should get going.
starting.
The movie’s
ELLA
(to Ezra)
See you inside.
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Aria walks toward the entrance to the theater ahead of her
mom - Ella catches up to her.
ELLA (CONT’D)
You also forgot to mention how cute
he is.
Ella doesn’t see the “this is so damn awkward” look that
washes over Aria.
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The theater is almost empty. Aria and Ella are sitting in
their seats, waiting for the show to start. Ella spots Ezra,
obviously alone, walking down the aisle.
ELLA
Mr. Fitz -Mom.
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ARIA
ELLA
Come sit with us.
Oh, for God’s sake. Ezra tosses Aria a quick look of “well
here we are” then sits in the empty seat next to her. The
lights go dark. With Aria’s hand on the armrest and Ezra’s
on his leg, their fingers are only inches apart and they ache
to reach out to each other. As the film begins we can feel
the sexual tension building between them.
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Emily sits on her window seat and stares out at the quiet
night. Pam passes by her doorway and reads the pensive look
on Emily’s face. She walks into the room and sits close to
her daughter.
PAM
Are you alright?
Emily looks over to her mom. Those three words were all she
needed to hear to have permission to lose it. The tears roll
down her face. Pam comforts Emily with a loving hug. A hug
she so desperately needs.
PAM (CONT’D)
It’s all going to be okay. I
promise you. Things will get back
to normal.
Emily tries to pull herself together.
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EMILY
I don’t know what normal feels like
anymore.
PAM
You’ve been missing her for a year.
It’s a lot for a teenager to take
on.
EMILY
It’s not just that.
Pam waits for her to reveal more EMILY (CONT’D)
I think there’s something wrong
with me.
PAM
There’s nothing wrong with you.
You lost a dear friend and you need
to find a way to say goodbye.
Emily looks back out the window. She’s not going to set her
mother straight about this tonight.
PAM (CONT’D)
What about reaching out to the
girls? Have you talked about it
with them? Have you shared how you
feel?
EMILY
In some ways finding out Ali was
really gone has brought us back
together. But it’s still not what
it used to be.
Why?
PAM
EMILY
We were friends because of Ali.
PAM
Then use her to get close again.
Find a way to say goodbye together.
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It’s late and Spencer would love to climb into bed, but
instead she finishes her homework.
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She stretches her sore neck and rubs her shoulder. Wren,
carrying a basket of laundry, passes by the open door and
notices WREN
Still having trouble with that
bursa sac?
SPENCER
I can’t take you seriously when you
say bursa sac.
They both get a smile out of it.
WREN
Shall I give you another rub?
She’d like to say yes but No.
SPENCER
That’s okay.
WREN
Yeah, it’s late.
SPENCER
Early for me. I’ve got a history
test Monday and a paper due in
Latin.
WREN
Ascendo tuun.
Spencer is taken aback.
SPENCER
Do you know what you just said to
me?
WREN
I think so. “Up yours?”
SPENCER
Yeah, okay.
WREN
It’s the only Latin I remember.
(beat)
Can I help with anything?
SPENCER
With your extensive knowledge of
the language.
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Spencer walks across the room and pulls a text book from her
shelf.
WREN
I didn’t grow up in a family like
yours so I don’t know that kind of
pressure. But I can imagine it
could be unbearable at times.
SPENCER
You’re not exactly a slouch, Mr.
Oxford. That drive came from
somewhere.
He walks over to her.
WREN
It came from me.
my choice.
My life has been
SPENCER
You’re lucky.
She’s so tired and he’s so understanding. She forces back a
well of emotion that comes extremely close to the surface.
I’m sorry.
WREN
I’m being intrusive.
SPENCER
No, you’re being nice.
He notices her collection of architecture and design books.
He flips through one of the books and admires a page of Frank
Gehry designed chairs. He moves closer to show her a
photograph WREN
Gehry said that the “hat trick”
chair was inspired by an apple
crate. Remarkable.
She looks at the page.
They’re now almost touching.
SPENCER
I didn’t realize you were into
design.
She can feel his breath as he slowly turns the page.
looks up at her -
Then as
WREN
I appreciate beauty.
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When she finally looks up from the book she realizes that
he’s staring at her. They lock eyes and he leans in and
kisses her.
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Melissa stands still in the hallway. HER POV: She sees Wren
and Spencer locked in a salacious kiss. Melissa stands
frozen, watching with steely eyes, until they move out of her
view.
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INT. SPENCER’S BEDROOM - NIGHT (N3)
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Still kissing, they move away from the open door.
gets a hold of her emotions and pushes Wren back.
SPENCER
You can’t do that.
not right.
We can’t.
Spencer
It’s
He looks at her for a long beat, then leaves without saying a
word.
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INT. HALLWAY - HASTINGS’ HOUSE - NIGHT (N3)
Wren walks out of Spencer’s room and into the hall.
empty. Melissa is gone.
END OF ACT FOUR
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INT. SPENCER’S BEDROOM - MORNING (D4)
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Spencer wakes when she hears the front door of the barn SLAM
SHUT. She crawls out of bed and walks over to the window.
SPENCER’S POV: Wren carries a box and a duffle bag away from
the barn and across the lawn.
A confused Spencer walks away from her window.
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Hanna, with Mona as her sidekick, carries a shopping bag
toward Mona’s car.
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HANNA
So we’re sure those Maddens are
right for the dress?
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*
MONA
This sounds totally gay, but if I
saw you strutting in that dress and
kicking up those heels, I’d think
about doing you.
*
As Hanna pulls a necklace out of a shopping bag --
*
HANNA
And we love the necklace, right?
*
*
MONA
We adore it.
*
*
Hanna’s face drops. Mona follows Hanna’s look to see WILDEN
leaning against his unmarked cop car, watching them.
(CONTINUED)
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MONA (CONT’D)
Relax, you actually paid for that.
She tugs on Hanna’s arm.
Let’s go.
MONA (CONT’D)
Mona climbs into the driver’s seat of her car.
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HANNA
I’ll be right there.
Hanna approaches Wilden.
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HANNA (CONT’D)
Are you spying on me?
WILDEN
I’m doing my job.
She musters up all of her courage.
I’ll
pick
I’ll
want
HANNA
pay for the sunglasses. I’ll
up trash along the highway.
do whatever it takes, but I
you to leave my mother alone.
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WILDEN
The thing is, Hanna, I don’t care
if you were drinking the night
Alison went missing. What I care
about is you and your pretty little
friends knowing who killed her HANNA
(shocked)
What?
WILDEN
Your mom may be hot, but she’s not
hot enough to make that go away.
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Spencer sits on the steps and laces up her running sneakers.
She looks up when she hears the door open.
Ready?
SPENCER
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Her eyes quickly read an unhappy father who is dressed in
Saturday casual clothes, not running clothes. He can barely
look at Spencer, but in that brief moment his silence speaks
volumes.
Peter walks past her and heads toward the barn where a
devastated Melissa waits for him in the doorway. Melissa’s
cold eyes shoot daggers at Spencer. The weight of the moment
washes over Spencer as she stands alone on the porch and
knowingly looks on. THUNDER RUMBLES in the distance.
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EXT. STREET - COFFEE SHOP - ROSEWOOD - DAY (D4)
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THUNDER continues as Aria exits the coffee shop and walks
home. It starts to RAIN and, caught without an umbrella, she
pulls up the collar of her jacket.
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INT. EZRA’S CAR - MOVING - DAY (D4)
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Windshield wipers SWIPE the rain from the window to reveal
Aria, walking alone on the sidewalk.
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EXT. STREET - ROSEWOOD - DAY (D4)
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Aria hears the car and glances over to see Ezra approaching.
They lock eyes. Aria wants him to stop. So do we.
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INT. EZRA’S CAR - MOVING - DAY (D4)
Ezra slows his car and locks eyes with Aria.
stop.
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Aria’s heart pounds with anticipation as Ezra slows down Is he going to stop? The look on her face tells us the
answer as he decides to do the right thing. Aria, feeling
dejected, watches him drive on. Just when we thought it was
over, the GLOW OF RED TAIL LIGHTS illuminate in the rain.
Ezra brakes and opens the passenger door.
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INT. EZRA’S CAR - MOVING - MOMENTS LATER - DAY (D4)
Aria sits in the passenger seat as Ezra drives. Neither says
a word. But for the rain, it is perfectly silent. Ezra
pulls over on a quiet street and parks the car. They both
stare straight ahead, knowing that if they look at each other
they will give into their passion.
Finally, she turns to face him.
(CONTINUED)
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ARIA
He turns to her. They kiss like the last two people on earth
who have just found each other.
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INT. ROSEWOOD GRILL - DAY (D4)
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Emily sits at the counter. She looks down at the friendship
bracelet the girls commented on earlier.
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The PLLs with their leader, Alison, sit in a booth on the
bright summer day. Their mood is happy and carefree.
ALISON
I got you guys something.
She reaches into her bag and pulls out four small velvet
jewelry pouches.
SPENCER
What’s the occasion?
ALISON
You’ll see. Open them.
The PLLs each open their pouches and pull out personalized
friendship bracelets.
ALISON (CONT’D)
We’ll be friends forever.
Alison pulls hers from a pouch.
ALISON (CONT’D)
Will you put mine on for me, Em?
It’s an honor Emily cherishes.
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Present day. Emily looks down at her wrist and touches the
friendship bracelet.
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EXT. ROSEWOOD GRILL - DAY (D4)
Emily sits alone at the counter.
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Aria, damp from the rain, walks into the house to find her
dad sitting alone on the couch. He looks up from his book.
BYRON
We need to talk.
She stands frozen.
Is she busted?
BYRON (CONT’D)
What you’re doing isn’t right.
She looks at him, wondering what he knows.
BYRON (CONT’D)
You’re not very good at hiding your
feelings. Your mother knows
something’s wrong.
So this isn’t about Ezra. Relieved, Aria takes off her
jacket and walks into the room. She sits across from him.
BYRON (CONT’D)
Look, Aria. I don’t like to lie,
but sometimes telling the truth
does more harm than good. When we
were in Europe, you found a way to
let go of what happened.
ARIA
Are you seeing her again?
BYRON
She teaches at Hollis, so I do see
her. But not like that.
ARIA
Were you in love with her?
Moment.
BYRON
I had very strong feelings for
Meredith, but my attraction to her
was as much of a surprise to me as
it was to her. I had no intention
of being unfaithful to your mother,
and you’re probably too young to
understand this - but the truth is I gave into my emotions.
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She’s not too young to understand.
Ella and MIKE enter with take-out food.
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ELLA
Mr. Chung was very happy to see us.
BYRON
By the look of all that food, I’m
sure he was.
Mike starts setting out the food.
ELLA
(to Aria)
We got you Kung Pao.
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*
*
BYRON
Are you going out?
*
*
Aria thinks about it. Then offers up:
*
ARIA
No, I’ll stay home.
*
*
ELLA
I like the sound of that.
Aria and Byron exchange an understanding look, it feels like
they’re making progress.
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Spencer, alone, jogs down the wet street. Her jog is
inspired today - she runs like she’s trying to escape
herself. Then she stops when she sees -Jenna sitting on a bus bench. Jenna holds a voice activated
cell phone to her lips and quietly commands it to -JENNA
Send text now.
She lowers the phone and sensing someone’s presence, looks up
at Spencer. It feels like she can see her. (We know she
can’t.) Spencer stands frozen as Jenna finally stands and
walks off in the opposite direction.
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It’s a warm and fuzzy family bonding moment as they dig into
their take-out meal.
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ARIA
I’m getting out of these wet
clothes.
Aria walks toward the staircase. She stops and looks back at
her family. It’s a picture-perfect Hallmark card moment as
they look and feel like the happy family Aria has always
cherished.
She smiles. It’s all good. Aria’s cell phone RINGS.
looks down at the text - the reality of “A” hits her.
like she’s pumping ice water into Aria’s veins.
She
It’s
ANGLE ON PHONE: The text reads: “When students kiss teachers,
someone gets HURT. That’s a promise I’ll keep.” - A
Off of Aria’s terrorized look we SMASH CUT TO BLACK.
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