Pretty Little Liars writer and executive producer, Oliver Goldstick chatted with E! Online about the second half of season 4, when PLL returns with new episodes in January.
Oliver revealed a couple juicy tidbits about season 4B, both having to do with Alison (Sasha Pieterse).
"There's a fantastic piece of evidence, which you saw that in the summer finale that was taken from A's lair, that will crack open Alison's (Sasha Pieterse) disappearance, what happened to her that summer. It will absolutely crack it open, so that's really what you guys can look forward to as far as the clues as to what happened that summer, the attempt on her life, and all that other good stuff.
"Alison is in the third episode back, but not in the first two.
So we can't expect to see Sasha Pieterse's Alison DiLaurentis in the winter premiere episode, season 4 episode 14, "Who's in the Box?"...but we can expect to see her in episode 16. Do you think the girls will be seeing real-live Alison again, or will it be another flashback/dream sequence?