10 Surefire Ways To Survive the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Hiatus

Spencer cries in "Dead To Me"

Hiatus = pain.

Does the mere glimpse of a red coat send you into a tizzy? Do you lay awake at night, still trying to solve the “Who is A” mystery because you’re convinced the grand reveal was all a lie? Do you refer to every Pretty Little Liars premiere and finale as an unofficial international holiday? Are you counting down the days until you can reunite with Aria, Emily, Hanna, Alison and Spencer? Do you crave fresh Mona-isms every single day? If you responded yes to at least one of these questions then you’re experiencing what we like to call “PLL withdrawal.”

Taylor Swift tapping on a desk

No PLL? So bored.

The bad news is that aside from the instant gratification we get from diving into Sara Shepard’s book series or re-watching our favorite PLL eps, there’s no real long-term cure. The good news, however, is that we do have some viable suggestions on how to make it through the next few weeks while simultaneously learning some new skills.

Here’s how to pass the time until the hit ABC Family series returns with a brand new episode (and intro).

1. Whip up some delicious desserts. (Professional birthday cake eater Ezra Fitz approves of this hobby.)

Glee characters bake

Bake away!

2. Hit up the Rosewood club scene with your besties. Order three pink drinks: One for you, one for your friend, and one in Hanna Marin’s honor.

Nicki Minaj dancing

Bust a move.

3. Spend Tuesday nights like any true Hastings would: organizing your closet, color coding your lecture notes, and looking up new PLL clues and spoilers.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

The To Do List motto.

4. Get a job. Make lattes at the Brew or babysit Malcolm — whatever gets that moolah rolling in.

cash money

Fiddies.

5. Hone your skills as a puppeteer. Nothing would make A more proud!

Franklin from Arrested Development

I see you.

6. It’s perfectly okay to spend your evenings dreaming up new ways to smooch Toby and Caleb.

Summer kisses Seth on The OC

Our spider sense is tingling.

7. Perfect your strut so that you can rule those Rosewood streets like the fierce vixen you are.

Beyonce struts on stage.

Get it, girl!

8. Get back into shape so that you can escape from Rosewood psychos who try to run you over and/or trap you in a creepy dollhouse.

Gimli from LOTR: Two Towers

You can do it!

9. Crack open those books and start studying. We expect you to beat Spencer Hastings at the next academic decathlon meet. (No pressure, though.)

Studying is hard and boring.

Don’t listen to her.

10. If Hanna Marin can successfully tackle detective work in her spare time, so can you. (No offense, Hannakins.) Who ate the delicious red velvet cupcake that you were saving for dessert? Where did your favorite cashmere sweater disappear off to? What’s the name of the cute guy in your eighth period gym class who rocks at volleyball? Um, don’t look at us. We’ve done our part just by making this list. Sleuth mode, homies.

Harriet the Spy

I spy a spy.

Tell us, loves: What’s your top tip for overcoming Pretty Little Liars separation anxiety? Or does a worthy remedy not exist?

*PHOTOS! BEHIND THE SCENES*


PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Adam Taylor) DREW VAN ACKER

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Adam Taylor) SASHA PIETERSE

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Gilles Mingasson) ASHLEY BENSON, SHAY MITCHELL, SASHA PIETERSE, SEAN FARRIS, JOANNA KERNS (DIRECTOR)

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Adam Taylor) DREW VAN ACKER

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Gilles Mingasson) SEAN FARRIS

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Adam Taylor) DANIELLE MACDONALD, DREW VAN ACKER, SASHA PIETERSE, CREW

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Gilles Mingasson) SEAN FARRIS

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Adam Taylor) PRODUCTION SET

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Gilles Mingasson) SHAY MITCHELL, ASHLEY BENSON, LUCY HALE

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Gilles Mingasson) JOANNA KERNS (DIRECTOR), SHAY MITCHELL, SASHA PIETERSE, SEAN FARRIS

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Gilles Mingasson) SASHA PIETERSE, SEAN FARRIS

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Adam Taylor) SASHA PIETERSE

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Whirly Girlie" - The girls are on edge as questions arise regarding Mrs. DiLaurentis'€™ whereabouts in €œWhirly Girlie, an all-new episode of ABC Family's hit original series, Pretty Little Liars, premiering Tuesday, June 17th (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/Gilles Mingasson) SASHA PIETERSE, SEAN FARRIS, JOANNA KERNS (DIRECTOR)

Theo is a television enthusiast/digital editor at Alloy Entertainment. A conspiracy theorist at heart, this Greek gal is constantly on the look-out for horcruxes and is still trying to make sense of Lost Season 6. Follow her musings on entertainment at @theodorag13.

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