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As if we needed any more reason to anticipate the Pretty Little Liars winter premiere (Season 4, Episode 14: “Who’s in the Box?”)! ABC Family just premiered a new promo for Season 4B of PLL, full of tense glimpses into the half-season ahead. What did we learn from the tantalizing trailer?

The promo actually includes clippage from both the PLL and Ravenswood winter premieres -- set to air back-to-back on Tuesday, January 7 (mark your calendars, people!) -- and things look tense in the Pennsylvania towns. In Rosewood, the Liars are all struggling to deal with the reveal that their presumed-dead bestie still hangs in the land of the living.

“She’s really alive,” an emotional Aria says to Hanna. “Why am I not insanely happy.” Maybe because you suspect your former BFF is secretly behind the “A” hijinks you have suffered for the past two years? After all, if she lied about her death, what else is she lying about?

“It’s really you,” Emily says, presumably to Alison. We also get a shot of Em lighting a candle in a church. Is this where she meets Ali? And do the other Liars know about it? Emily was arguably in love with Ali pre-disappearance. Would she be willing to keep secrets from the other Liars for her back-from-the-dead crush?

Though much of the footage is the same as previous promos, we do get some new stuff. We see the Liars in dark, lightning-flickering cemetery. Of course. Are they going to check whose body is currently in Ali’s grave? We’re on board with this plan, but couldn’t they have waited for a night without thunder and lightning? That just seems like they’re asking for trouble. But, whatever, they’re experienced grave digger-uppers, so they probably know what they’re doing.

We also get a shot of Hanna saying, “I’ve been keeping count, and I’m running out of fingers.” What could she be referring to? Number of times they’ve thought they know who “A” is? Because it has to be getting into the double digits. Check out the full trailer for all of the exciting sneak peeks!


What did you think were the most revealing parts of the new promo? Do you think the Liars will decide to trust Ali? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 winter premiere, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.