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It’s flashback time on Pretty Little Liars! No, we’re not talking about the summer before Ali (Sasha Pieterse) disappeared, we’re talking full-on childhood flashback. Check out the spoilery photo writer Joseph Dougherty just shared on Twitter!

#PLL Hmmmm,” Joseph captioned a photo of a table read place-setting for “Little Alison.” If our assumption is correct, then we may be getting a glimpse into Alison’s childhood. This could be the key to figuring out what the Hastings and DiLaurentis are hiding, not to mention insight into how Ali turned into such a liar. We are so there.


This hint at a PLL flashback also bodes well for all of the twin theories out there. If any of the characters we know and love have any knowledge of a secret twin potentially Ali’s secret twin, as in the books then that knowledge probably comes from childhood. Rosewood doesn’t seem to have any suspicion that there may be a DiLaurentis twin, which makes us think that, if there is, she hasn’t been part of the DiLaurentis family unit for a while. At least in public. More likely, she has been hanging out as a patient at Radley Sanitarium in recent years.

Whatever this potential flashback reveals, we’re excited to get a glimpse at what Ali was like as a child. One of the most intriguing questions raised by Season 5 has been the question of Ali’s authenticity. Has she really changed? Or is her relatively empathetic behavior part of an elaborate ruse designed to manipulate everyone in her life? Maybe Little Alison will answer the question for us.

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on July 15, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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