Pretty Little Liars showrunner Marlene King is at it again: giving out hope to desperate fans. It’s pretty much a public service at this point, especially for Ezria shippers who have been freaking out since their OTP took a nosedive in the summer finale with the “Ezra is ‘A’” reveal. Is there any chance Ezria’s love will survive this rather sizeable obstacle?

When asked if she could give Ezria fans a little hope, Marlene tweeted, “Yes I can.” OK, so it’s not much to go on, but we’ll take what we can get! To be frank, we’re not really sure how Ezria is going to pull out of this narrative nosedive. Right now, it seems that Ezra has been tracking Alison and possibly caused her to fake her own death and stay on the run for more than a year. On top of that, he has potentially been harassing the Liars, including the girl who loves him and who he claims to love in return. We’re not sure how a ship can come back from that -- but, if PLL manages to pull it off, it’s going to be epic. Which is pretty much Ezria’s style, so…

Regardless of Ezria endgame, it sounds like things are going to get much worse before they get better. If you check out our Ezria-themed spoiler roundup for Season 4B, you’ll notice that the writers have confirmed that Ezra is “A” isn’t a fake out, one of the Liars will almost immediately be on to Ezra, and that Ezra will be hanging with Mona during the winter run. We trust you, Marlene, but that doesn’t mean we’re not worried about these developments…

Are you as worried as we are? How do you think Ezria might survive this storyline? Share your theories in the comments below!

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