Credit: Jonell Lennon

Ezra (Ian Harding) is not only alive, but up and talking in this photo glimpse at Pretty Little Liars Season 5! We knew the true crime novelist would survive the gunshot wound he sustained in the Season 4 finale, but it’s nice to see the photo evidence that he will be OK.

Who do you think Ezra's talking to... ? #PLL #506,” PLL writer Jonell Lennon tweeted Friday, along with a photo of Ezra looking spry in his apartment. All praise the TV gods! But who is Ezra talking to? It will be interesting to see what direction the show takes his character in Season 5 after the fall from grace he endured in Season 4. The answer to Jonell’s question may well give us a clue to where his character arc is heading.

Of course, there’s a good chance Ezra is talking to Aria (Lucy Hale). Not only is it statistically likely given his conversations in the past, but their relationship seems to be a top priority of the show moving forward. ABC Family released this Season 5 promo set to ZZ Ward’s “Last Love Song” based entirely on the Ezria romance, and Aria seems to be glued to Ezra’s hospital bedside in this promo for Season 5.

We’re hoping Ezra’s character continues to see development outside of his relationship with Aria. One of our favorite post-Ezra’s-reveal-as-a-true-crime-novelist scenes came when Emily confronted him about his betrayal. Because, though Ezra may have hurt Aria the worst, all of the Liars put their trust in him as their teacher and friend. If his character is to be salvaged, which is arguably possible, then he is going to have to prove himself to all of the Liars.

Who do you think Ezra is talking to in this scene? What do you hope to see for his character in Season 5? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 5 premiere on Tuesday, June 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!