Is Red Coat really Alison, the Pretty Little Liars' Queen Bee best friend thought to be dead?
"We're going into Season 4 with [the question of], is she or isn't she [alive]?" executive producer Oliver Goldstick tells TVGuide.com.
On the Season 3 finale, the battle between Mona (Janel Parrish) and foursome Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) came to a head with the reveal that not only did Mona never know the identity of her boss in the red coat, but that she, Spencer and Hanna ultimately believed her to be Alison (Sasha Pieterse). Does this mean Alison was never killed? Or does she have a twin? And can viewers believe Toby (Keegan Allen) when he claims he was only on the A Team to protect Spencer? Plus: Where the heck are Paige and Jason? Goldstick answers our (many) burning questions.
"Those b----es are finally going to get what they deserve." Or will they?
In the Pretty Little Liars Season 3 finale, Mona (Janel Parrish) is determined to take down Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) once and for all, and it appears she may have some help from the inside.
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"If [Spencer] is on the A team, which it looks like she is, then that would mean that Mona is now her boss," Parrish tells TVGuide.com. "The characters have definitely swapped a little bit. Mona is the new Spencer -- she's smart and in charge and nothing seems to faze her -- while Spencer was slowly spiraling out of control and now she's broken and on the A team."
But is Spencer really on the A team? Or is she simply infiltrating the band of black hoodies to find out intel, specifically if Toby (Keegan Allen) is really dead and the identity of the mysterious Red Coat?
"Someone has been controlling Mona," Parrish says. "This woman appears to be blonde, and a lot of people are speculating it's CeCe (Vanessa Ray), but also keep in mind is that while Mona is taking orders from this person, she was also in a mental hospital! So maybe she doesn't quite know who she was speaking to."
For Pretty Little Liars' A-Team member Toby, it's only a matter of episodes before the jig is up.
"The clock is ticking at a fairly quick pace in terms of the revelation of Toby, and the girls are getting closer to uncovering the truth about it," executive producer Marlene King tells TVGuide.com.
"Mona is back, Toby is in black and Byron may be wack." That's the mantra that Pretty Little Liars executive producer Oliver Goldstick came up with while planning Season 3B.
"This is a game-changer for us because we've never had a parent who was really a suspect," Goldstick told TVGuide.com.
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Pretty Little Liars, Bunheads, Switched at Birth and The Lying Game will return in early January 2013, ABC Family announced Monday.