The Pretty Little Liars Christmas episode may seem further away than ever — seriously, can we just skip to Thanksgiving already? — but at least we have a few juicy spoilers to help tide us over until December.


Thanks to PLL writer Jonell Lennon, we now know that Season 5, Episode 17 is titled “The Bin of Sin.” Sure, this doesn’t really tell us much about the second half of Season 5, but it does seem to imply that Pretty Little Liars is headed down a darker path this season.

According to Marlene King, Mona’s tragic death will change the tone of Season 5. The PLL mastermind called Mona’s death a “dark” and “surprising” turn for the series. With an episode title like “The Bin of Sin” we can only imagine the darkness awaiting us — and the Liars — in Season 5.

Meanwhile, Mona may be dead, but she's far from gone from Rosewood. Not only will she be featured in flashbacks, but she'll also be playing a very special part in the upcoming Christmas episode.

In a recent interview with TVLine, Janel explained that Mona is going to have "a fun part.” in the Christmas episode. “She’s going to be the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future. She gets to mess with Alison, and in a fabulous costume, I might add."

Catch the Season 5B premiere sometime this January 2015 on ABC Family.