For those Pretty Little Liars fans that have recovered from the spooky Halloween episode “This is a Dark Ride”, new spoilers hint at what fans can expect for Aria (Lucy Hale) during the rest of the third season.

According to a TV Line interview with executive producer Oliver Goldstick, the biggest shocker of the episode, the reveal of Byron’s (Chad Lowe) conversation with Ali (Sasha Pieterse), will play into the rest of the third season.

“You’re going to like the season opener — and by no means is this a red herring. We are definitely going down this path. I’m sorry to tell you, but even the adults in Rosewood have been doing some lying — and they’ve got some real stuff to hide! You’re going to find out a lot more about his relationship to Alison in the first couple episodes… A parent may have killed one of his daughter’s friends. This is a huge secret that’s been swept beneath the rug. What does it do to any family in this town if, in fact, one of those parents goes to jail?”

Aria looks to have a hard rest of the year ahead of her. After being stuffed in a box and almost thrown off the train, she will have to deal with doubts of her father’s innocence and the development of Ezra (Ian Harding) and Maggie’s (Larisa Oleynik) storyline.

According to an interview with Hale by Celebuzz, Maggie will feature into the upcoming half of the season and it sounds like Ezra finds out about his son. “You’ll definitely see more of Maggie and you’ll see more of his [Ezra’s] son or what you think is his son. That causes a lot of chaos and a lot of hurt for Aria and Ezra.” Do you think he’ll find out from Aria or do you think his brother Wesley (Gregg Sulkin) might spill the beans?

In the same interview, Hale hints at a rough time for the Ezria pair. “They’re sort of trying to figure out what is best not only for them as individuals but he now he has someone he has to take care of. Aria has to grow up even more and sort of figures out what she wants for her life and her future.” Do you think they’ll make it through the season? Do you still like Aria and Ezra together?

What do you think the season holds for Aria? Are you worried that she will be targeted further by A?

Season 3B of Pretty Little Liars premieres Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 8 PM on ABC Family.

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