Finding out that the best friend you thought was dead is actually alive should be cause for celebration, right? Well when you live Rosewood, typical moments of joy end up causing you major confusion and pain. And in Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Episode 16, Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell) learns this the hard way when Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) supposedly establishes contact with her. Unfortunately for Em, Ali is still in hiding and she begins to suspect that someone else is reaching out to her.
The mystery surrounding Alison, including why she disappeared and who her stalker is, grows thicker by the day and poor Em and her friends are forced to hunt down answers in the most questionable of place. Want the full 411? Here’s the official synopsis for PLL episode 4×16, courtesy of ABC Family:
Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer must decide if new information about Ali is true, in “Close Encounters,” an all-new episode of ABC Family’s hit original series “Pretty Little Liars,” airing Tuesday, January 21st (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT).
Shana returns to Ravenswood to tell Emily that she has a message from Ali, but can Emily and the girls trust Shana with all that they know about her? And when Shana ups the stakes and says that Ali wants to meet Emily – and only Emily – could it all be part of an “A” plan, or is Emily really Alison’s favorite? With Emily becoming more hopeful by the minute, Spencer is determined to not let her friend get hurt.
Meanwhile, Aria and Hanna deal with matters of the heart.
“Pretty Little Liars” is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive produced by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Leslie Morgenstein and Joseph Dougherty. The series stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Shay Mitchell, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse.
So, now for the big question: What the heck is Alison’s big secret? (We need to know…ahh!) Post your predictions in the comments!
Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Episode 16: “Close Encounters” airs Tuesday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. Will you be tuning in?