Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Spoiler: Holly Marie Combs to Return as Ella Montgomery

Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Spoiler: Holly Marie Combs to Return as Ella Montgomery

Ever since the tease that one of our beloved Pretty Little Liars characters (but not one of the girls) will get killed off by the end of this season, there have been no shortage of rumors as to who it will be. Lucas (Brendan Robinson) or Mona (Janel Parrish) were early favorites. There was also quite a scare there with Bianca Lawson's Maya St. Germain, and even Aria's mother Ella Montgomery (Holly Marie Combs).

The latter, showrunner Marlene King recently addressed on Twitter, when a fan subtly brought it to her attention:

"I'm confused, some people are saying that it's confirmed that @H_Combs is returning for Season 3 and others aren't."

To which Marlene said:

"@h_combs will def be in season 3."

Which might not mean anything, as far as her rumored but unconfirmed character death goes. It's quite possible the rumor is true and we'll be seeing Ella again in flashbacks (as it's been pointed out, she is a target for "A" now). But I'm feeling that this character death is a no-go and Ella Montgomery will be alive and well in season 3.

If all goes well (and knowing PLL, it probably won't), Aria's relationship with Ezra will be alive and well next season too. Marlene also shed some Twitter light on the Ezria front, saying "yes" to a fan questioning whether Ezra will "fight for Aria soon". She also said that she thinks the season 2 finale, "unmAsked" is the best Ezria episode of the season (it must be good if it can beat that epic kiss in the rain).

PLL/Ezria fans, what do you think season 3 will bring? Good things, bad things?