We knew that Mona’s (Janel Parrish) days in Radley Sanitarium were numbered on Pretty Little Liars, but ever since we found out that Mona is going to re-enter the lipstick-wearing world, we’ve been curious as to how exactly she’s going to pull it off.

And now, we realize that sometimes the simple excuses are the most believable ...

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TVLine caught up with PLL executive producer Oliver Goldstick, who tells us that Mona will officially escape the hospital in the 3B premiere (Season 3, Episode 14: “She’s Better Now”) on Jan. 8. But how?

“She has most people fooled. She plays the part of the victim quite well when she returns, because remember, she was bullied. That’s why she had the breakdown — that’s the spin, at least,” Oliver said.

So Mona’s escape boils down to something as simple as bullying. We’d say it’s hard to believe, but we’ve seen crazier things happen in Rosewood. And if there’s one thing that Mona has proven to us, it’s that she’s one heck of an actress.

What do you guys think Mona’s escape will mean for the Liars? It’s not as if Radley has been keeping a close eye on her anyway, but will her complete freedom endanger the Liars even further? Do you expect the drama to pick up (if that’s possible)?

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

Source: TVLine

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