There’s also a shocking attack on more than one of the Liars and Ali’s (Sasha Pieterese) body mysteriously showing up on the “A” train. There is so much to process. While we’ve already spilled some scoop on what’s ahead on the rest of Season 3, including Mona’s (Janel Parrish) release from the sanitarium and the reveal of Toby (Keegan Allen) as a member of the “A” Team to the Liars, there are plenty more surprises on the horizon.
Here are six more things to know about the upcoming season of Pretty Little Liars.
1. “A” picks a favorite.
When Lucy Hale was asked whether or not the attack on Aria in the Halloween episode indicated that she may be “A’s” new favorite Liar to torture, she told us, “There’s definitely one girl that’s targeted more than the others, but I don’t know if I can disclose who that is.”
“What’s so crazy is that ‘A’ knows everything about everyone’s life and knows what they’re going through personally, emotionally and targets them at their weakest point,” she explained. Given the attack on Aria, the situation with Maggie (Larisa Oleynik) and her father as a suspect for the ‘A’ team, is Aria at her weakest point? We think so! Who do you think will be “A’s” main target?
2. Expect to see more Ali than usual.
“I think you’ll see me a little more prominently,” said Pieterse. “It gets really interesting. There are a lot of surprises that come in the second half of the season. A lot of juicy, crazy, dark stuff and you get to learn very surprising facts about Ali. It’s a crazy possibility and there’s a little bit of science involved in that.”
3. Jenna will push people away.
“Jenna (Tammin Sursok) definitely feels scared of the girls for some reason that you’ll find out,” Sursok teased. “She kind of doesn’t want to be around for a little while. She does these underlying things to kind of push everyone away, which you’ll see as the season unfolds. She comes back with a really big bang soon.”
4. What’s ahead for Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Paige (Lindsay Shaw)?
Shaw told us Season 3B will be when the trauma sets in for Paige. “Paige is kind of isolated from the rest of the group besides Emily,” she revealed. “Emily kind of has to take care of her and Emily herself is drawn away from the group. Paige is concerned with her own feelings and worries right now.”
5. Lucas (Brendan Robinson) goes away?
Robinson told us, “We’ll see Lucas in the first couple of episodes and then the last couple of episodes of the next season. “ But what about the middle? While Robinson said he couldn’t elaborate, he did tell us that it will all make sense as we see the new episodes. He also dished that Lucas will be toning down the creepy a bit this season, as we saw hinted at in the Halloween episode. Because of this, “his relationship with Hanna is going to move a little bit closer to where it started.”
6. More Maggie (Larisa Oleynik) means major drama for Ezria.
Hale told us, “You’ll definitely see more of Maggie and you’ll see more of his [Ezra’s] son or what you think is his son. That causes a lot of chaos and a lot of hurt for Aria and Ezra.”
She continued, “They’re sort of trying to figure out what is best not only for them as individuals but he now he has someone he has to take care of. Aria has to grow up even more and sort of figures out what she wants for her life and her future.” Uh-oh could this mean an Ezria breakup in the near future?
Season 3B of Pretty Little Liars premieres Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 8 PM on ABC Family.
What are you looking forward to the most for the second half of the season? Let us know in the comments below!
Watch our interviews with the cast at the PLL Halloween premiere below.
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