Is it June 10 yet? “Pretty Little Liars” fans still have a couple weeks until Season 5 of the hit ABC Family series premieres. But fortunately, the cast and crew have been happy to release some scoops along the way.
The latest “A”-worthy spoiler to hit the Web? The front-page script for episode 3!
“Pretty Little Liars” is in the process of filming new episodes, and executive producer, Joseph Dougherty, was nice enough to release a photo taken during the reading of episode 3.
The photo features the four main actresses on the series — Ashley Benson (Hanna), Shay Mitchell (Emily), Troian Bellisario (Spencer) and Lucy Hale (Aria). The shot has the girls out of focus, with the camera’s point of interest being the episode 3 script lying on the table. Based on the photo, the third episode in Season 5, “Surfing the Aftershocks,” was written by Dougherty and directed by Chad Lowe.
What exactly does “Surfing the Aftershocks” mean? It’s not exactly clear, but we have our theories, based on the “Pretty Little Liars” Season 4 finale.
Fans will remember that in the Season 4 finale, Alison came clean to her friends about what happened the night that she “died.” Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna learned that an unknown person knocked Alison unconscious with a rock, leading Mrs. DiLaurentis to believe that her daughter was dead. To protect the person who knocked Alison unconscious, Mrs. DiLaurentis helped to bury Alison’s body in the backyard. The only problem was that Alison wasn’t dead, and the person who tried to kill her is still out for blood.
The episode concluded with “A” chasing the girls up to a New York City building rooftop, where he/she shot Ezra, and then jumped to another roof to escape being unmasked.
Previous spoilers revealed that Season 5 will pick up right where viewers left off at the end of Season 4. If that’s the case, it’s safe to assume that the first few episodes will deal with the girls making it back to Rosewood, finding medical help for Ezra, and coming clean to the police about what has been going on. If the ABC Family series does that, “Surfing the Aftershocks” could potentially be about the Liars and Alison’s integration into Rosewood after Alison’s “I’m alive” shocker becomes public knowledge.
“[Season 5] feels like a whole new show because there are five Pretty Little Liars now,” showrunner Marlene King told TV Guide in mid-March. “It’s going to affect their relationships with their young male and female partners.”
Another theory about the episode 3 title is that it could be about Mrs. DiLaurentis’ potential death. Season 4 ended with her body being buried. Yet, it’s possible that Alison’s mom could still be alive. “Surfing the Aftershocks” may be about how the girls and the rest of the town are dealing with the murder and deception.