OK, we can’t take this hiatus anymore. We’re going to have to see Pretty Little Liars Season 4, Episode 21 immediately. A Paily scene and now this tantalizing teaser from PLL writer Jonell Lennon?! Read on to find out why Episode 21 might make us sob.

“Moving performance by @lucyhale today. Had even @ichadlowe tearing up,” tweeted Jonell yesterday, leading us to believe that while Season 3 might have belonged to Troian Bellisario and Spencer’s break down following Toby’s betrAyal Season 4B is all Lucy Hale’s (Aria). After all, we just got word that Lucy “blows it out of the water” in Season 4, Episode 20: “Free Fall,” and now this? How did Lucy respond to the high praise?

@jonell_lennon @ichadlowe thanks guys :),” Lucy tweeted at her writer and director, respectively. No word on whether Chad will be in the episode as Aria’s on-screen dad, Byron Montgomery, but he will definitely be there in his directorial capacity. The actor/director started working on the episode last week: “Day 1 #prettylittleliars episode #421 written by the wonderful and talented @jonell_lennon!” Chad tweeted on September 26. As much as we love Chad’s direction, we think he should step back in front of the camera soon. It sounds like Aria might need her dad.

Why do you think Lucy’s performance has people tearing up? Share your theories in the comments below!

Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Halloween special on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

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