But, with Mrs. D. gone, where does that leave Alison, who will be trying to reintegrate into Rosewood in the upcoming season? Well, according to Marlene, Ali will be staying with the other DiLaurentis parental: her father. We know very little about the DiLaurentis patriarch, so it will be interesting to see their relationship play out. According to Marlene, their early Season 5 dynamic will begin with a question: “Her father comes home and wants to take her with him,” said Marlene, “and she has to explore this idea: Do I really want to stay here? Should I make a clean break? That’s all part of her journey.”
Let’s just hope part of her journey is also flashbacks to a time when her mother is alive. We can’t be the only ones who are sad that we may never see the bitterly complex character on our screens again?
Are you sad Mrs. DiLaurentis is gone for good? Do you think she will be in flashbacks? Do you think Ali should leave Rosewood with her father? Sound off in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.
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