The Pretty Little Liars winter premiere — Season 4, Episode 14 (“Who’s in the Box”) — is still two months away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it! We’ve rounded up everything we know about the highly anticipated episode. Between another Alive Ali appearance and plenty of “A”-related drama, it looks like it’s going to be a monster of an episode.
Ali’s back — but not for long. If you were worried that Alison might disappear for another few episodes before popping back up in Rosewood, then you can rest easy. According to the winter premiere promo, Ali will be back and confiding in Emily. We see Ems asking a red-coated Ali, “Tell me who you’re hiding from.” A distraught Ali responds, “I thought I knew. I was wrong.” “A” has outsmarted even her! Later in the promo, we hear Spence saying, “There’s someone Ali’s so afraid of, she can’t come back.” Well, we’re sure it will be nice while it lasts.
Villain powwow. Looks like Rosewood’s villains have started a meetup group! In the promo for the winter premiere, we see Ezra — aka Uber “A” — and Mona — aka Original “A” — chatting over coffee. Ezra tells Mona: “Fear can be a very good thing.” Are these two comparing favorite threatening texts, or is it just a friendly teacher-to-student chat about life after high school?
Haleb drama. Good news: Caleb will be back from Ravenswood to appear in this episode. Bad news: he and Hanna will be fighting. In the promo, we see Hanna yelling at Caleb, “Tell me what happened.” Yikes! This sounds like the super emotional scene both Ashley Benson and Tyler Blackburn tweeted about whilst filming the winter premiere.
Hanna gets put under. In another Hanna-goes-to-the-dentist storyline (she worked at a dental office in Season 1), Hanna gets put under for what is presumably a routine procedure. She comes out with what looks like a note stuck into her tooth. The note is obvi from “A” and tells the Liars to, “Stop looking.” Creepy!
Maggie drama. There’s a shot in the preview that shows Aria knocking a box Maggie is carrying to the ground. Whoa! Is Aria trying to cause a distraction, is there something she wants to see in the box, or is Aria just really pissed at Maggie for lying to Ezra about 7-year-old Malcolm’s paternity?
Sparia goes digging. Yay, Team Sparia! In the winter premiere promo, it looks like Spencer and Aria are going digging for something. They both have shovels in hand. Might they be looking in someone’s grave? Or, are they using the tools as a weapon? (If we were them, we’d always have one handy.)
The diary from “A”’s lair. You may recall that Hanna snatched a diary from “A”’s lair in the summer finale. Well, the journal is back in play in the winter premiere, and will serve as an important clue in the hunt for “A.” According to Marlene King, “That something is revealed in the 4B premiere, and that becomes a great vehicle for the girls to find out more answers about Uber “A” and Alison.” Might it be Aria’s diary?
One of the Liars is onto Ezra. We’re not sure how much of this will go down in the winter premiere, but Marlene also said that “one of the Liars will start to suspect early on” that Ezra is “A.” That Liar will not be Aria, so whichever Liar is onto him, will have a difficult time sharing their concerns with their in-love BFF.
Spencer’s dad is back! That’s right, Peter Hastings will be gracing Rosewood with his presence once again after a long absence — much to Toby’s dismay. According to the tweet Keegan Allen shared, “So Nolan_north kicks ass in video games. But as Spencer's dad, he always shows up at the wrong time.” Trouble in Spoby paradise? Say it ain't so!
Spoby bear to the rescue. No need to fear, Tobes, Spoby bear is on the scene — or, at least, in the scene. According to Marlene, the tiny stuffed bear that comes with an “I heart Spoby” pin and “t” and “s” Scrabble tiles will appear in a winter premiere scene that takes place in Toby’s loft. Most-anticipated cameo of the season!
Which winter premiere spoiler makes you most excited? What are you hoping the Season 4B episode will bring? Sound off in the comments below!