“Table read #PLL 501. Woohoo!” director Norman Buckley tweeted, along with a photo of the ridiculously attractive PLLers sitting around a table with their scripts. Included in the shot is not only Brant, but Janel Parrish (Mona) and Lindsey Shaw (Paige). This is going to be a full episode!
We’re particularly excited to see that Noel will be in the episode. In the Season 4 finale, he nonchalantly helped the Liars connect with Ali, then provided Alison with the documents necessary to fly away from NYC once the powwow was over. How long has he known Alison is alive? And why is he helping her? Ali said she can trust him because he has secrets of his own. Is that all their relationship is: an alliance of secret-keeping? Or do these two characters actually care about one another? The Season 5 premiere is called “EscApe From New York, which implies the Liars will still be hanging in the Big Apple (aka the location of their rooftop showdown). Will Noel be an ally in helping them “escape” from the city? Or will they only see him when they return to Rosewood? How will his relationship with the Liars change now that they have a common friend? All questions we want answered in the Season 5 premiere.
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