Pretty Little Liars Season 5: Hastings Family Photo — “What Lies Beneath”
Credit: Troian Bellisario Instagram    

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Pretty Little Liars Season 5: Hastings Family Photo — “What Lies Beneath”

We love the Hastings family on Pretty Little Liars, but that doesn’t mean its members don’t scare the bejesus out of us. And now we have the evidence that every time our backs are turned, their true natures are revealed. Check out this family photo from the set of Season 5!

“The Hastings. (Or what lies beneath),” Troian Bellisario (Spencer Hastings) awesomely captioned the Instagram photo montage of herself with on-screen parents Lesley Fera (Veronica Hastings) and Nolan North (Peter Hastings). The montage is composed of two photos: The first shows the three smiling happily at the camera, seemingly the perfect family. The second has Lesley’s hands around Troian’s neck as Nolan gives a cheery thumbs-up. Twisted, but somewhat accurate.

Well, we don’t really think Spencer’s parents are out to get her. We think they love her, and that love is often manifested in unhealthily controlling ways. We also think they are tired of trying to clean up Spencer’s messes — or, at least the messes they perceive Spencer to have created. We’re thinking specifically of the notion that Spencer was responsible for the alleged murder of Ali or the actual murder of whomever the girl is in Ali’s grave. In the Season 4 finale, Melissa confessed to her father that Spencer wasn’t the one who killed that girl. Unfortunately, we were unable to hear the identity of the true killer when Melissa whispered it in her father’s ear, but hopefully the Hastings parentals will lighten up on Spence now that they know she’s not a killer. Probably not, though.

We’re excited to see that both Hastings will have a prominent role in the first few episodes of the season. We believe this photo is from behind-the-scenes of Season 5, Episode 4, and we know that Lesley at least was in both the second episode and will be in the fifth of the season. That’s a lot of Hastings family time!

How do you think the Hastings family dynamic will change in Season 5? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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