Though Pretty Little Liars will have jumped five years into the future when the series returns, let’s make one thing clear: Charlotte is still around. As we saw in the first four minutes of the premiere, Charlotte is actually the reason the Liars return to Rosewood. Well, Ali is, but she’s asking the girls to return for Charlotte’s court hearing.
And now, EW has an exclusive first look at that hearing, which gathers Aria, Ezra, Mona, Hanna, Emily, and Spencer together. Summoned to court, it’s Aria’s turn to take the stand to testify. The question is: Has time changed her view of Charlotte? (From the looks of it, it hasn’t changed Ezra’s.)
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Pretty Little Liars returns Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.