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When Mrs. DiLaurentis (Andrea Parker) was killed off in the Season 4 finale of Pretty Little Liars, we didn’t expect to see her again. But she’s back! PLL showrunner Marlene King just shared a photo from the much-anticipated Christmas episode featuring none other than Mrs. D. herself. What’s the deal?


“Love having this lady back on set. #CreepyMrsD,” Marlene captioned a photo of Mrs. DiLaurentis smiling cheerfully at the camera. The thing is: the image looks like a photo of a photo, so is Mrs. D. actually coming back, or is Marlene just referring to having a picture of Mrs. D. around?

We actually think it might be the former. Christmas sounds like a time for flashbacks, especially if we’re ever going to figure out the connection between Mrs. D. and Bethany Young. We’re thinking PLL might take a page from A Christmas Carol and show us a Christmas past.

Another possibility, of course, is that Andrea Parker won’t be playing Mrs. DiLaurentis, but her twin sister! One of the more persistent fan theories circulating since the Season 4 finale speculates that Mrs. DiLaurentis is the one with a twin, and that the twin is the person she was protecting by not reporting Ali’s apparent murder.

Do with this information what you will. Now we know it’s going to be a very creepy Christmas in Rosewood, but, really, would we expect it any other way?

Do you think Mrs. D. is back? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars Season 4 on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 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+!