It was nice to hear that Jason DiLaurentis (Drew Van Acker) is “down South” helping Grandma D. fix up the place in last night’s Season 4 premiere, but we still can’t help but worry about the man. Last time we saw him, he did almost died in a freak elevator “accident,” before mysteriously vanishing from the hospital. Luckily, executive producer Marlene King is here to soothe our fears.

The Pretty Little Liars showrunner confirmed that, in Season 3, Jason left the hospital of his own accord, i.e. he wasn’t kidnapped from his hospital bed by “A” or Red Coat or whoever the hell else is running around Rosewood snipping elevator cables. Phew.

This does make Jason one of our prime suspects in Wilden’s murder, however. We don’t want to believe the elder DiLaurentis could do it, but he did look pretty pissed when Spencer mistakenly told him that Wilden had gotten Ali pregnant the summer she died. And he did nearly plummet to his death gathering evidence that Wilden and Ali were together that summer in Cape May. He lost the evidence in the fall. Could he have decided to take justice into his own hands?

Do you think Jason is really down “South”? Do you think Jason killed Wilden? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: @imarleneking