Yep, Ali’s still in jail. If you thought Mike’s revelation at the end of last episode might result in a quick release from prison for Alison, then you would have been wrong. The Australian promo treats us to a little montage of Ali looking sad in prison. Guys, we're already crying.
Alison is trying to change someone’s mind about herself. Ali is not the type to generally care what people think about her, but she is trying to get back on someone’s good side. In the promo, we hear her tell someone: “I know what people think about me. And I know it’s hard to change someone’s mind once it’s made up. But I have to try.” Is she talking to and about the Liars? Or could it be someone else? Perhaps, her brother? Or perhaps it is the “someone surprising” she’s looking to for help with her murder trial? Or could she be talking about the jury on her case?
Emily feels bad for Alison. Could this the (very) beginning of an Emison revival? We see Em tell Aria: “She’s on trial for a murder that she didn’t commit. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy.” Could this sentiment be in relation to Aria’s insistence the Ali not bring her brother, aka one of the few people who knows Ali didn’t kill Mona, into this?
Spencer thinks that Alison will be convicted. If there were any doubt about the outcome of the trial, Spencer lays it out for the Liars: “Ali’s gonna be tried and she’s gonna be convicted.” And we have to trust her: her parents are both lawyers.
The Liars recognize their part in this. Though “A” may have been the one to mastermind Ali’s framing, the Liars certainly played their part in keeping Alison behind bars. As Spencer points out: “We destroyed a lot of evidence that could have proved that she was innocent.” Well, at least someone is saying it out loud.
But will they go to the police? Moment of truth, people. It’s one thing to recognize your part in something nefarious. It’s another thing completely to do something about it. Hanna asks the others: “Well, are we gonna say anything before her trial?” Uh oh. Once the Liars start debating telling the truth, they rarely ever do. Will the Liars keep quiet on this, too?
Hanna seems willing to fess up. Could this be an instance when the Liars disagree about the correct course of action? We know that Aria seems reluctant to go to the cops because of the “serious repercussions” it could have for her family. But, from the looks of this promo, Hanna might vote the other way. She is the one who suggests the idea, and she looks particularly distraught when Spencer mentions Ali will probably be convicted. Are the Liars about to face off?
What did you learn from the Australian promo? Are you as excited for tomorrow’s episode as we are? Sound off in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars Season 5 on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.