Did “Pretty Little Liars” creator Marlene King just drop a clue about Season 6B? On Saturday King took to Instagram to share a video, and fans of the ABC Family drama are freaking out about it.
The video is of a neon sign that says “Lost Woods Resort.” The lights on the sign are flickering, likely giving viewers a spooky feeling. But one thing is clear – the motel has a vacancy.
“Déjà vu,” King teased in the caption. “Or not.”
— I. Marlene King (@imarleneking) September 12, 2015
Fans of “Pretty Little Liars” will remember that the motel was introduced in Season 2 and has appeared in Seasons 3 and 4. Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) visit the Lost Woods Resort after finding a postcard marked Room 1 in a bag of Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) belongings. They decide to check into the same room, which is located just outside of Rosewood, in order to do some investigating. Once there, they discover that Alison did stay at the hotel – only as her alias, Vivian Darkbloom.
But that wasn’t the big reveal. Spencer returned to the hotel with just Mona (Janel Parrish) and discovered that Room 2 had been rented out by “A” the whole time. The room was full of pictures of the Liars, along with dolls and other things tracking the girls. It was then that Mona revealed herself to Spencer as “A.”
Of course, “Pretty Little Liars” viewers ultimately learned that Cece (Vanessa Ray) stole the “A” game from Mona and took over. Cece’s identity as “Big A” was revealed during the Season 6 summer finale, wrapping up the “Who is A?” mystery. However, that doesn’t mean the girls are free from drama. Season 6B will pickup in 2016 with a five-year time jump ... and someone after Alison.
The plotline for the second half of Season 6 isn’t completely clear, but it appears King is hinting the series will return to the Lost Woods Resort. In Season 3 it was revealed that the motel was up for sale. In the five years, it’s possible someone from Rosewood bought the Lost Woods Resort, or spooky owner Harold Crane could have abandoned it. Another option is that the building could be featured in a flashback.
As one Twitter user pointed out, behind-the-scenes set photos from the Season 6 finale seem to prove that filming took place at the motel. Check out the similar wallpaper:
— Emily (@PLL_KeeganX) September 11, 2015
Troian Bellisario also appears to have posted photos of filming from the Lost Woods Resort set. The pictures show actors Keegan Allen, Ian Harding and Lucy Hale. A chair that says “Caleb Rivers” is also pictured, meaning actor Tyler Blackburn will more than likely have a scene at the building. Based on Spencer’s haircut, it looks as if filming at Lost Woods Resort will take place during the five-year time jump rather than a flashback.
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