CeCe is super bummed when Mona is weaned off the meds and can no longer give her all the gossip. She used Mona’s magical powers to break out of Radley, but didn’t trust her. I mean, this girl loved Hanna and STILL ran her over with a car! #loyaltyfail. Mona looks at Hanna all sad-eyed and apologizes, but Hanna is like, “girl, that was season one. I’ve forgiven you all your transgressions through season 7 at least.”
With Mona’s intel/wizardry, CeCe is able to enter Rosewood and insert herself into the Liars’ group. She promises them free stolen clothing, calls Emily “Americano”, and tosses a snake into Spencer’s dressing room just so she can beat it to death with a mannequin leg. At Radley, they call that field hockey.
CeCe is on a mission to fuck with the Liars, because Mona told her how happy they were to have Ali dead and gone. It pissed her off, those girls were supposed to be Ali’s friends! CeCe kept seeing someone in a red coat stalking the girls, and realized that Ali might be alive. She decided to put the Liars in danger to suss out Ali, knowing that she wouldn’t let her friends die. So CeCe set up the lodge fire (with an assist from Sara Harvey in an Ali mask) to smoke out (lol) Alison.
At this point, Alison’s head is just about ready to explode. If CeCe cared about her so much, then why was she still playing the A game? CeCe confesses that she was ready to bail after the NYC shooting, but the game was too addictive. Ali is furious and starts listing off the fucked up things CeCe did: attacking her in her home, turning Aria and Spencer in popsicles, driving a car through Emily’s house, almost sawing Emily in half. How does CeCe respond? She was only trying to get Ali’s attention! Plus, it’s not like anyone got “really” hurt.
When Ali tells her that she can’t just kidnap people and treat them like dolls, CeCe looks right into the camera and is all, “I can and I did and I would do it again because the world is my playground motherfuckers!” She says that she loves all her dolls, which is why they are still alive. God, I would love to see a supercut of all the scenes of the Liars in jeopardy with CeCe Drake running in at the last minute screaming, “JK, y’all!”