So you've just been released from jail. What's your first move? Find a new boyfriend, obviously!
That's exactly what Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) will be doing this season on Pretty Little Liars, which finally returns tonight on ABC Family. Yes, Alison is finally getting out of jail after being wrongfully convicted for Mona's (Janel Parrish) death, and yes, she's getting a boyfriend. Which means Emison is not happening. At least not right now. Sorry, Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison fans, but Pieterse feels your pain!
"She's getting a love interest. I think that's going to be the biggest surprise. She actually has a love interest," Pieterse tells E! News. "Even though it's not Emily and I think Emison fans are going to be kind of sad, I think it's healthy for everyone to see and this person doesn't know anything about Alison and that's the beauty of it. She's able to start fresh and have a healthy relationship with someone, one that would normally develop if someone wasn't going through all these crazy things."
So what could Pieterse actually reveal about Alison's new man? "His name is Lorenzo, and that's about all I can tell you," she says with a laugh. Titus Makin Jr., who appeared on Glee, will be playing her new BF.
Of course, Lorenzo isn't the only new man coming into Alison's life, as the season five finale finally revealed "A"'s name: Charles DiLaurentis! And Pieterse reveals he's definitely a member of the DiLaurentis family.
"I was shocked, honestly. There's a part of me that saw it coming. I was thinking about it because I'd heard some talk from the writers, but I think it's crazy wonderful what they're doing," Pieterse says of her reaction when she first found out Charles' last name. "I'm really glad I confirm that Charles DiLaurentis is a part of our family. I can't tell you how, but he is!"
Too bad Alison will have no idea who Charles is, leading to her own investigation into her family's secrets.
"She knows absolutely nothing about Charles. This is completely new to her. When the girls mention his name, she actually doesn't believe them," Pieterse explains. "She's like, 'That can't be right. I don't have anyone named Charles in my family.' So she has to go and ask her family what's going on and try to understand and put the pieces together and why no one has ever told her about Charles and Charles' place in her family tree."
And we'll start getting answers in the season six premiere of Pretty Little Liars, airing tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.