Pretty Little Liars showrunner Marlene King has said again and again that we will get answers in Season 4, but she’s getting specific in a recent tweet. Marlene has promised the answer to one of our most pressing questions.

“You will know if Ali is alive by the end of the summer,” tweeted Marlene yesterday, impressing us with her straightforward vow. OK, then. Thanks, Marlene.

This gives the Liars and their compadres five episodes to track down the truth. Team Liars seemed to make some serious strides in last night’s episode (Season 4, Episode 7: “Crash and Burn, Girl”) when Caleb and Toby tracked down Nigel Wright and got him to confess that Cece Drake paid him to fake a flight record. Who knows if Mr. Wright was telling the truth, but Toby and Caleb seemed to think they were onto something...and they do have a bulletin board. However it is the Liars discover the true fate of their BFF, it will happen in Season 4, Episode 12: “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t.” And that’s something to seriously look forward to.

Do you think Ali is alive? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.