But, looking more into the future… ABC Family has now released an official description and images for the January 21 episode, which is called “Close Encounters.” Here is how they describe it:
ALI REACHES OUT TO EMILY, OR DOES SHE? IN AN ALL NEW EPISODE OF “PRETTY LITTLE LIARS,” AIRING TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st, AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY
Burbank, CA (January 6, 2014) – 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.
You want pics? Here you go:
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - "Close Encounters" - 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). (ABC FAMILY/Ron Tom) ASHLEY BENSON, LUCY HALE, SHAY MITCHELL