Ali is appropriately grossed out by CeCe dating their brother, but CeCe is super nonchalant about it and promises she never fucked Jason…that’s why he was so frustrated in high school! CeCe then admires herself in the mirror and is all, “who could blame him? I’m a hot piece of ass” and Ali’s face is like, “oh shit this bitch is cray.”
Eventually, Jason introduces his hot girlfriend to his parents, and Kenneth doesn’t recognize CeCe at all. Jessica is horrified that CeCe is “running around with her children” and CeCe is heartbroken that she’s not considered one of her kids. Jessica confesses to CeCe that she told Kenneth Charles was dead, and CeCe realizes that Jessica did it not to protect her, but to protect her dirty secrets.
Jessica protests that Kenneth would never have let her transition, but CeCe feels rejected and heartbroken. CeCe goes to leave, but Kenneth thought she was coming with the family to Cape May. CeCe looks at her family, all packed up and blonde and shiny and ready to go to the beach and decides to join them. She spends the summer with the DiLaurentises in Cape May, partying with Jason and getting super close with Ali.
Ali tries to put together the pieces of that summer in light of this earth-shattering news, and asks CeCe why she didn’t tell her the truth after they got close. Apparently CeCe was planning to, but Bethany broke out of Radley to come after Jessica for having an affair with her father. So Bethany steals some of CeCe’s yellow tank tops and storms the DiLaurentis house.