The Liars are in a race against time to get to the Honey Bee Inn before “A” — but will they make it in time to save Ali?

The promo for Pretty Little Liars Season 4, Episode 16 (“Close Encounters”) is action-packed with suspenseful moments — Ali wants to meet with Emily (alone), Jake may have some dirt on Ezra (“I always wondered if Ezra was the one you were afraid of”), and Spencer thinks Ali is trying to divide the Liars. Will it all come down to a big reveal? Watch the promo below and decide!

But first, here’s the synopsis for “Close Encounters”: 

Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer must decide if new information about Ali is true after Shana returns to Ravenswood. There she tells Emily that she has a message from Ali, but it’s unclear whether Emily and the girls can trust Shana with all that they know about her.

When Shana ups the stakes and says that Ali wants to meet Emily — and only Emily — could it all be part of an “A” plan, or is Emily really Alison’s favorite? As Emily grows more hopeful by the minute, Spencer is determined to not let her friend get hurt. Meanwhile, Aria and Hanna deal with matters of the heart.


Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things Pretty Little Liars. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!