Here is a possible way of producing such forbidden configurations. Suppose you have $(ab)^k$ for some large $k$. Then I'd like to claim that $a$ and $b$ must be nearly parallel (see Thurston's answer). So produce a sequence with three mirrors containing $(ab)^k$, $(bc)^k$, $(ac)^k$ and a forbidden configuration for parallel mirrors such as the one you gave above (which you then have to prove also is forbidden for nearly parallel mirrors).
Here is a possible way of producing such forbidden configurations. Suppose you have $(ab)^k$ for some large $k$. Then I'd like to claim that $a$ and $b$ must be nearly parallel. So produce a sequence with three mirrors containing $(ab)^k$, $(bc)^k$, $(ac)^k$ and a forbidden configuration for parallel mirrors such as the one you gave above (which you then have to prove also is forbidden for nearly parallel mirrors).