After watching last night's wickedly wonderful midseason finale of Ravenswood, we're now absolutely terrified of the following three things: Looking under the bed, swinging chandeliers (a luxurious yet petrifying way to die) and having to wait until January for more new episodes of Ravenswood!
We're currently counting down the hours, minutes and seconds until we're reunited with our five favorite Ravenswood residents and the lovely ladies of Pretty Little Liars. To help pass the time until these ABC Family hits return to your TV screens, we chatted with executive producer Oliver Goldstick, aka then man with all the OMG answers.
From Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Caleb (Tyler Blackburn)'s rocky long-distance relationship, to the "fantastic" PLL winter premiere, and the fate of Ezria, we've got exclusive details that you absolutely need to know about your two favorite spooky shows!
Ravenswood's midseason finale was crazy! We should've known that little girl in the red coat was evil when Hanna noticed her in the Halloween episode. Did you intend for Hanna to be so in tune with the other side?
Oliver Goldstick: I love that you're saying that, because that's important. We're doing an episode right now where Hanna comes to Ravenswood, and that pays off. But I love that you observed that, because that is intentional on our parts. She could definitely a believer.
We chatted with Tyler Blackburn last week and he promised that Hanna and Caleb are going to get a lot more scenes together when the two shows return next year. What are those Haleb conversations going to be like?
Caleb does come back to Pretty Little Liars in the premiere episode and he has to tell her something. But the conversation in 4B, at the top of that first episode, is less than satisfying for him. She senses something else is going on, she can't really put her finger on it, but she knows he's not being completely honest. So by episode 10 of Ravenswood, which will probably coincide with the sixth episode of 4B of Pretty Little Liars, Hanna goes there. Caleb then has to be honest about this stuff, which will be interesting because Hanna, like you just astutely said, is not someone who is a complete disbeliever.
Does their difficult talk in Rosewood have anything to do with the fact that Caleb could have feelings for Miranda (Nicole Gale Anderson)? He seemed to realize a connection or sparks when he crossed over to the other side last night.
I think that's part of it. I mean, yes, he and Miranda, because of the life and death experience they shared, they got very close very quickly. It's unlike any other relationship. It wasn't like they were stuck in a double feature at the mall. They basically went under water and she didn't make it. They have such similar backgrounds that they identify with strongly.
By the end of the first season, are we going to get explanations for all of the random ghosts we've been seeing? The boy with the bloody eyes in Caleb's house is especially terrifying.
Oh, yes. You'll be learning about him. It will take a while, but you're gonna learn about him and all the others too.
Switching from Ravenswood to Rosewood, what shocking things can fans expect to see in the Pretty Little Liars' winter premiere?
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.
Can fans expect to see present-day or flashback Alison in the premiere?
Alison is in the third episode back, but not in the first two.
Are we going to see Ezra really embrace his wicked ways as A? And is there any way that Ezria can romantically recover from this huge secret?
Oh, Ezra is really wicked in 4B. If you haven't already, you're going to see a lot more. Be prepared because, yeah, it's good. As for Ezria, I'll just say never say never, because that's the way we like to put it. Never say never. That's all I'll tell you. There's always a possibility in our series, and there can be a great twist, but never say never.
And lastly, how much longer are we going to see these girls in high school? We feel like they should have graduated from college by now!
[Laughs] They'll go to college when they're 61. They're going to the University of Golden Girls. And they'll all have stylish walkers.
Will A still be coming after them?
Yes, well of course. [Laughs] A is the RA on their dorm floor!
New episode of Pretty Little Liars and Ravenswood will return Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.