Jenna returns to Rosewood
As Dougherty pointed out, the last time that Ali and Jenna spoke was the night that Ali disappeared. And now that Aria has killed Shana, the original bad girl is returning in a way fans might not expect. “Well we know that she was with Shana, and we know that Shana is dead,” King said. “She is a very sad grieving person, a broken person. She comes back to really grieve with her family.” And surprisingly, Jenna will stay away from Ali for the most part, though she will find herself relating to another Liar. “Initially she has some interesting moments with Aria, because Aria wants to reach out to her,” King said. “Both of them are grappling with the same emotional issue.”
But looking past the grief, Jenna is still Jenna. “I think she represents a threat to the girls and she represents unfinished business,” Dougherty said. “It is one thing to make amends with someone, but it’s another thing to tell you ‘Go screw yourself.’ I think Jenna arguably has an agenda [that's] complex and ‘A’-like. Perhaps there’s a reason for that, perhaps there’s not.”
And as for interactions with the other Liars, Shay Mitchell said Jenna and Emily won’t cross paths but that Jenna “comes back in a very strong way.” And as far as Benson is concerned, “She is still pissed at us for us making her lose her eyesight.” So it seems the only other Liar who has to deal with Jenna is Spencer. According to Bellisario: “Jenna calls Toby and needs him for something. Spencer is kind of like, ‘I guess you have to go,’ [but] Spencer has very mixed feelings when Jenna asks Toby to do things.”
Who’s in the box?
It’s not a 100th episode without a big reveal, and King promises “you will find out who’s in the grave this summer in the 100th episode.”
Although King claimed that no one is returning to Radley as a patient (yet), she did confirm that they’re building the Radley set, which means we’ll likely be seeing a lot more of it in the future. And Goldstick added, “[Radley is] part of the 100th episode. I don’t want to spoil that. It’s really juicy.” But we do know that Radley’s return definitely has something to do with the mystery of Toby’s mom. “It’s correlated,” Goldstick said. “It’s not the whole reason they come back to Radley, but it’s definitely wrapped up in that.”
Pretty Little Liars 100th episode airs Tuesday, July 8 at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.
— Reporting by Stephanie Robbins