“Wow. Season 4. It is my favorite season yet. HEAVY,” tweeted Keegan, and he would know. By our count, the PLL cast and crew are already filming Season 4, Episode 7 — they are well into the season and far enough along to see the shape of the narrative. We’re glad to hear the show will be able to carry over the suspense and drama of the Season 3 finale into new, sustained story arcs.
We’re particularly intrigued by Keegan’s use of the word “heavy,” which makes it sound like this season might be even darker than previous ones. With a funeral in the first episode and Caleb departing halfway through the season, we can see how that may be true.
We also think Keegan’s excitement over Season 4 may have something to do with his character’s journey. From all accounts, Season 4 will be the season we learn more of Toby’s mysterious backstory — including, hopefully, what exactly happened to his mother and why she was in Radley Sanitarium. Keegan said that, while Spoby will be strong at the beginning of the season, it will be a reversal of their traditional dynamic: rather than Toby acting as Spencer’s rock, she will be there for him as he delves into his painful past.
We. Can’t. Wait.
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Pretty Little Liars Season 4 premieres on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.