Whatever Alison Dilaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) and/or her twin is up to in Pretty Little Liars Season 4, she won’t be up to it in Episode 3PLL writer Joseph Dougherty tweeted that Sasha will not be appearing in the third episode of the season, which means no flashback Ali either!

Luckily, it sounds like we’ll have plenty else to distract us in the ep, creepily called “Cat’s Cradle.” Nia Peeples (Pam Fields) tweeted after yesterday’s read through yesterday: "I can't even speak about the new #pll script . too #frightening.”

We’ll also have a new character to fill Ali’s possible evil shoes: “a Tim Burton-ish character named Hector Lime, an unkempt sculptor who makes props and statues for horror movies” and who happens to specialize in masks. Eek! Let’s hope the Liars don’t get too tangled in this cat’s cradle!

Do you think Ali is alive? What do you think she will be up to in Season 4 (flashback or present)? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.