With Ali now back in Rosewood, she attempts to regain the role of leader of the group, but she finds her four friends are not as willing to blindly follow her every whim as they once were. Besides feeling the pressure from Alison, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are also feeling under the microscope at school with the high school focusing their attention on the Liars. While most kids are morbidly curious about what happened to Ali, some are more focused on planning for Ali’s return to school. Meanwhile, Aria’s depression continues to spiral, and she looks for comfort from an unlikely source.
ABC Family describes the show as follows:
“The series revolves around the Mercedes-Benz, mega mansions, and perfectly manicured hedges in the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania. Everyone has something to hide. Based on the book series of the same name, the series follows four estranged best friends – Spencer, Hanna, Aria and Emily — who are reunited after their best friend and queen bee of the group, Alison, goes missing, only to discover they are receiving messages from an anonymous “A” who knows all their secrets.
“No longer just wanting to sit by and wait for A’s latest cruel attack, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer take matters into their own hands and try to finally put a stop to their tormentor. As relationships are put to the test, new and old secrets are revealed and the stakes are raised higher than ever before as the Liars come closer to the truth. Will all of their sacrifices be worth it in the end?”
Pretty Little Liars season 5, episode 4 airs July 1 at 8 p.m. on ABC Family. Take a look at the spoiler video below: