Need a quick refresher on what went down in PLL’s “Scream for Me”? Here goes: Aria turned against Hanna; Caleb drank booze out of a brown paper bag just like the beautiful hobo he is; Emily was voted in as the Sharks’ assistant coach; Spencer got kicked in the face by a possessed ghost; Ali and Noel scared the sh*t out of Ashley Marin; Zack the Muffin Man revealed his true colors and, yes, they are as dark and faded just like his soul. Yikes! Now what? Well, according to ABC Family’s official preview trailer for Pretty Little Liars Season 5 Episode 9: “March of Crimes,” the drama is far from over. In fact, with Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok) back in town, you can say it’s only just beginning….
“It must hard coming back here knowing someone still’s after you,” she muses when Alison (Sasha Pieterse) confronts her at school. Her voice is soaked with sarcasm and it’s clear she’s onto her little cover story about having been “kidnapped.” And apparently Bitch Can See (But Maybe She Can’t) isn’t the only one sick and tired of Alison’s twisted games.
“Your stupid stunts affect a lot of people,” Hanna (Ashley Benson) points out. Can you blame her? Ali put Mrs. Marin’s life in danger. Not cool! As for Alison, she remains silent and averts her gaze to avoid staring into the fires of hell aka Hanna’s angry blue eyes. Unfortunately, even though she knows she messed up big-time by lying to detectives Tanner and Holbrook, Ali dismisses her friend’s advice and goes rogue, unleashing lie after lie to save her own hide and appease “A.” (Honestly, at this point in the show, Ali has woven a web of lies so massive and sticky we’d be surprised if she ever managed to free herself with no drastic repercussions.)
As for Spencer and Emily, they continue their dangerous investigation into the case of “WTH is Bethany Young and Why Was She Buried in Our Pal’s Backyard.” As Aria struggles with the truth about Zach’s perversions and decides whether to ruin Ella’s happiness or leave her mom to dwell in the land of blissful oblivion, Emily stumbles upon a manila envelope containing creepy snapshots of Ali being stalked around Rosewood and Spencer, the Teenage Sleuth, spends some one-on-one time instead a creepy cabin. But hold up – someone’s hiding under one of the furniture sheets and, by the looks of it, Spencer is about to get into physical altercation with a total maniac! (Um, is anyone else also getting some serious I Know What You Did Last Summer vibes here?)
Thankfully, despite her preppy appearance, girlfriend is a tried and true gangster just like her do-rag-wearing hunk of a man, Toby Cavanaugh. “I swear to god I will slit your face open,” she growls, brandishing a fireplace poker and staring the Reaper right in the face.
Watch the full promo video for PLL episode 5×09 below, and get ready to be left aghast!