Another tormenter has been crossed off the Pretty Little Liars' list, but was she A? The girls certainly think so.
Season 5 of the addictive ABC Family drama picked up immediately after the finale's shooting, with Ezra (Ian Harding) being rushed to the hospital. Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison (Sasha Pieterse) took action to lure out A and it worked. As a gun-wielding Shana (Aeriel Miranda) showed up to the Fitzgerald Family's Broadway theater revealing that she was responsible for the cabin fire, among other things, and trying to prove her love to Jenna (Tammin Sursok), Aria showed up in time to save the foursome by bludgeoning her.
OK, Liars lovers, Season 5 kicks off Tuesday (8/7c on ABC Family) and as we all know, Ali (Sasha Pieterse) is alive and ready to head back to Rosewood.
Of course, before that, there's also the teeny matter of making sure Ezra (Ian Harding) is OK after being shot in the season finale, (hopefully) uncovering what the heck happened to Mama DiLaurentis, and figuring out if Ali can play nice with Aria and the others. Has she really changed? Will she try to regain her position as Queen Bee? And really, should anyone ever trust her again? ...
Will Ezra survive the Pretty Little Liars premiere? And will he be conscious enough to tell the girls who "A" really is?
On the show's winter finale that led the girls to New York City, Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison (Sasha Pieterse) found themselves on a rooftop, trying to escape "A." When Ezra (Ian Harding) appeared — throwing off the audience (and the girls) for a moment — he was soon in a battle with "A" that ended with a gunshot. At the end of the episode, Ezra held his bleeding stomach, and fell into the arms of Aria.
Remember when the girls found worms in their Chinese food? Or the very first time they saw A's lair?
The first four seasons of Pretty Little Liars have featured some pretty crazy, scary and outlandish moments at the hands of A. After all of their close encounters, the girls were thisclose to revealing their tormentor's identity in the season finale. When Season 5 picks up, Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison (Sasha Pieterse) will continue their desperate search for answers on the streets of New York.
"The title of the season finale is 'A Is for Answers,' and it really is the answer episode," promises Pretty Little Liars executive producer Marlene King, who also directed the hour. "We've been planning this episode since midway through last season and have steadily built to it since the start of this season."