Alison DiLaurentis' return to Rosewood is going to have unfortunate consequences for the Liars, especially Aria, who’s still struggling to come to terms with Shana’s death. As for Ali, reclaiming her Rosewood High throne is going to be a lot tougher the second time around.
The newly released synopsis for Pretty Little Liars Season 5, Episode 4 (“Thrown From the Ride”) reveals that “with Ali now back in Rosewood, she attempts to regain the role of leader of the group, but she finds her four friends are not as willing to blindly follow her every whim as they once were.”
It sounds like this will be the start of Hanna’s downward spiral, as she struggles with getting compared to Ali. But she’s not the only Liar spiraling. According to the synopsis, “Aria’s depression continues to spiral, and she looks for comfort from an unlikely source.”
Who could this “unlikely source” be? Perhaps Aria is leaning on Ali for support? Or is she going to try and make amends with Jenna? We can’t imagine Jenna wanting to comfort Aria after what happened with Shana. After all, if Jenna’s feelings for Shana were actually genuine, is she really going to want to talk to the girl responsible for her death? Or will Jenna try to manipulate Aria the same way she manipulated Shana? Whoever it is, it sounds like Aria is really going to need someone to talk to this season. Now that Ali’s back in Rosewood, all eyes are on her former besties.
The synopsis adds: “Besides feeling the pressure from Alison, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are also feeling under the microscope at school with the high school focusing their attention on the Liars. While most kids are morbidly curious about what happened to Ali, some are more focused on planning for Ali’s return to school.”
Clearly, Mona’s Army is preparing for Ali’s return to Rosewood High. Something tells us they’re going to give Ali a taste of her own medicine.
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, June 17 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.
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