By Tanner Stransky
February 28, 2013 at 08:00 PM EST
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Get ready to meet “Red Coat”! As you can see in this exclusive photo from Pretty Little Liars‘ March 19 season 3 finale, the ever crazier and crazier Spencer (Troian Bellisario) meets the until-now elusive “Red Coat” face-to-face for the first time. The details around her meeting with “Red Coat” are sketchy, but the show’s actors and producers have already heavily teased to EW that crimson-hooded spook largely factors into the season’s denouement.

On the subject of “Red Coat,” Bellisario says: “There is something about her that is so familiar that it’s almost more frightening than ‘A,’ which is a completely new terror.” Maybe that explains Spencer’s stunned look in the above photo? “There’s something about ‘Red Coat’ that they all recognize about their past. There’s some kind of haunting to it — not to say that there’s a supernatural element — but the girls are all kind of getting that feeling from it, that it’s more frightening than ‘A.’ This must be one person, and we must know them.”

Is “Red Coat” the “A” team captain? Is she CeCe (Vanessa Ray)? She’s “who you think it might be, yes,” says executive producer Oliver Goldstick, but “it’s not definitive. The finale is a shocker.” Lucy Hale — who plays Little Liar Aria — adds that the hooded villain “could be the keeper of a lot of answers and a lot of things that they’ve been searching for.”

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