So basically, what we learned in last night’s Halloween episode (Season 3, Episode 13: “This Is a Dark Ride”) of Pretty Little Liars was that the “A” team had yet to attack Aria (Lucy Hale) earlier in the season because they had been busy plotting the craziest, sickest thing they could think of for this week’s episode. Putting her in a box with a dead body and shoving her off a moving train? We think it’s safe to say that ranks near the top of “A” team attacks in terms of cruelty.

But despite the fact that she survived and ended the episode in Ezra’s (Ian Harding) arms, we have a feeling she shouldn’t feel too safe just yet.

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When a fan brought up Aria’s attack to PLL writer Andy Reaser on Twitter, he replied that last night was “just the beginning.”

So the “A” team isn’t done with Aria. Could this have to do with the fact that she stabbed one of them (or their helpers) with a screwdriver? Or is it something bigger, such as what Garrett (Yani Gellman) said about Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) last night spent with Byron Montgomery (Chad Lowe)?

Could Byron be involved in targeting his daughter? If so, why? Perhaps we should nominate Byron for the Worst Parent of Rosewood award. Any objections?

Or could it be (please no) Ezra? We were suspicious of his absence last night, and it was clear he was lying about his writing commitment. But we’re holding out hope that he was either visiting his son or really busy contemplating life’s existential dilemma.

Let us know your theories on why the “A” team suddenly decided to target little ol’ Aria in the comments below!

Catch the return of PLL Season 3 on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: @AndyReaser

Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at @samhighfill.

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