Pretty Little Liars Season 5 seems to be the Season of Returning Supporting Characters  and we couldn’t be more excited, especially given the latest return appearance to hit the upcoming-on-PLL list: Holden (Shane Coffey), aka Aria’s martial arts-loving, unpredictable heart-having childhood friend.

PLL showrunner Marlene King recently took part in a Reddit AMA, and spilled the beans about the return of Shane Coffey’s Holden: “I miss him too!” Marlene told the asker. “He's back, he'll be back this Summer, you'll see him in the show.”

Woo-hoo! Holden has been seriously underutilized on this show. We saw him at the beginning of last season when we discovered he had seen Emily at a party the night she was drugged, but, since then, nada. What has he been up to? And why is he returning to PLL? We can’t wait to find out!

The other reason this news is so lovely is because Shane is real-life BFFs with Troian Bellisario (Spencer). The two are college friends who recently starred as Romeo and Juliet together in the re-imagined short written and produced by Troian. Maybe Shane and Troian will get a scene together when Shane returns to PLL?

Are you excited to hear Holden will be back this summer? What do you think he will be up to? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars Season on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.