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It’s been a dangerous season to be a Marin on Pretty Little Liars, so it’s about time Hanna (Ashley Benson) and mom Ashley (Laura Leighton) broke out the safety equipment. But what’s up with the Marin girls wearing protective goggles?

Hmmm protective goggles for mommy and I today on set. WHAT. ARE. WE. FILMING,” Ash posted, along with a blurry photo of herself and Laura sporting some safety goggles. And might we say no duo has ever made safety goggles look quite so fetching?

We’re not sure what the Marins are up to, but we hope it has to do with clearing Ashley’s name of Wilden’s murder. Things took a turn for the worse in this week’s episode (Season 4, Episode 10: “The Mirror Has Three Faces”) when Veronica Hastings recused herself as Ash’s lawyer and the muddy Manolo placing Ash at the scene of the crime popped up again (courtesy of your neighborhood “A”). With Ash’s case going from bad to worse, could the mother-daughter duo finally be taking the investigation into their own hands?

And while we love speculating about what’s next, the PLL cast and crew are already well into filming the winter season. Honestly, we kind of hope the whole “Ashley Marin on trial for Wilden’s murder” plot has wrapped up by then — and we think it will have, given that the identity of Wilden’s killer is set to be revealed in the summer finale. If the Marins aren’t hard at work proving Ash’s innocence, then what’s with the goggles? Is Hanna getting in some extra credit to make up for all of those school days she missed? Knowing these two, they could be sporting the goggles for something as minor as a burst water pipe. They do love their accessories!

Why do you think Ash and Hanna are sporting protective goggles? Share your theories in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.