Production on Pretty Little Liars Season 5 is moving right along. In fact, the creative team is starting prep for Season 5, Episode 3 today, and the director is someone we know and love: Chad Lowe (Byron Montgomery)!
“Prep starts tomorrow on my script for #PLL #503 with director @ichadlowe,” writer Joseph Dougherty tweeted yesterday. This will be the ninth episode of Pretty Little Liars Chad has directed, including such doozies as the Season 4 winter premiere and Season 3’s “Hot Water,” He also directed one of our favorite Paily scenes of all time, their dockside heart-to-heart in Season 4, Episode 9 (“Into the Deep”). Basically, we’re in safe hands.
We also wonder if this episode might feature an intense Paily scene or two of its own. Not only is Chad directing, but Joseph is writing. The latter recently told Alloy Entertainment: “I sort of inherited Emily and Paige and I feel like I’m shepherding them through their relationship,” and has written a popular Kindle Worlds fanfiction about their relationship set in 1960s Rosewood called “The Yellow Sweater.” Hopefully, Season 5, Episode 3 will dive into the Paily dynamic, which has become particularly juicy with Paige’s betrayal and Ali’s upcoming return to Rosewood. Joseph even went so far as to call the dynamic “arguably … the most interesting triangle of the season.”
Now, if only we could get Chad back in front of the camera. We love his directorial turns, but we miss Byron! The last time we saw him, he was convincing Ella to go to Europe with her baker boyfriend. He didn’t even pop up in the episode that saw Aria visiting him at Syracuse. Lame!
Are you excited to hear that Chad will be back behind the camera? Do you want to see him as Byron again? Sound off in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.