UPDATE 8/23: Based on this sneak peek, it looks like some does die, and someone else is injured. Hanna is definitely upset, but it could be over the injured person.
Thanks to TV Guide we now have our first look at the Pretty Little Liars Season 3 summer finale (Season 3, Episode 12: “The Lady Killer”), and wow is it a good one.
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We already know that the summer finale will reveal the identity of Maya's killer and might even include a death. Now, based on this photo, it seems clear that something very bad happens to someone close to Hanna (Ashley Benson). In fact, this picture reminds us of exactly how Emily (Shay Mitchell) looked at the end of Season 2, Episode 25: “UnmAsked.” The presence of police tape combined with Hanna's distress makes us think that someone really does die.
But who? Based on this photo, here are the people we think are most in danger.
Ashley Marin (Laura Leighton): Obviously, Hanna would be beyond inconsolable if her mother died. The emphasis on Ashley's love life this season also makes us worried for her — getting too happy in Rosewood is always dangerous. Plus, the death of a parent is a topic the show hasn't explored yet, so it could be an interesting new angle.
Caleb (Tyler Blackburn): Again, this would devastate Hanna, and now that Caleb has thrown himself into the fight against "A" he's an even bigger target than ever before. On the other hand, wouldn't this story be a bit too much like Maya's (Bianca Lawson) death?
Mona (Janel Parrish): This would explain why Aria (Lucy Hale) and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) look shocked, but not nearly as upset as Hanna. Plus, if Mona starts defying the new "A", she could be in trouble.
Lucas (Brendan Robinson): He's been acting sketchy all season. If he's involved with the "A" team, he could easily wind up injured or killed. As with Mona, Hanna, unlike Spencer and Aria, was once pretty close to him.
Wren (Julian Morris): Wren and Hanna have gotten pretty close this season. On the other hand, we'd expect Spencer to look more upset if it were Wren, since they share a romantic history, too.
Hanna's dad: We haven't heard anything about Papa Marin making an appearance this season, but hey, anything is possible.
On the other hand, maybe it's not a death at all. Perhaps someone was attacked, but not killed. Another theory: Perhaps Alison's (Sasha Pieterse) body has turned up again, and that's what the Liars are looking at.
We should also keep in mind that this is just one moment in time. It looks like Hanna is way more upset than Aria and Spencer, but maybe that's misleading — perhaps she got to the scene first, and the other two haven't had time to register and react to what she's looking at.
A final thought: Where in the world is Emily?
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Source: TV Guide
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