Save for the annual Halloween special, we've been without our "Pretty Little Liars" for months now, without so much as one titillating text to taunt us. Thankfully, the ABC Family series returns January 8, making it oh-so fitting that star Lucy Hale appears on the cover of next month's Nylon, dishing a bit of dirt on our favorite drama.
As you'll recall, Toby was unmasked as a member of the nefarious A Team, during the mid-season finale, working in cahoots with mad Mona. And with all that's happened, we have numerous reasons to suspect the two aren't operating alone. So who does Lucy hope turns up next as an A ally?
"I want it to be a Bonnie and Clyde thing," Lucy told the mag. "Where Aria and Ezra are in it together. Or Spencer and Toby. But something romantic, [where] you root for them [even though] they're the bad guys."
That would make for one jaw-dropping twist (and something we'd never put past "PLL" producers). But how would fans react? Well, Lucy knows one thing: it'd be fervent! She recalled a recent enthusiastic incident when she and co-star Shay Mitchell departed a plane:
"[We] got to the airport in Brazil and there were like 500 people there with signs and gifts. How did they even know we were coming?" she mused.
No doubt those admirers will follow wherever Lucy goes next, whether its a burgeoning country music career ("It's absolutely terrifying," she said of cutting her new album) or a big-screen tale.
"I'm searching for something eye-opening," she said, describing the roles she'd like to add to her resume. "I love movies like '500 Days of Summer' and 'Juno.' Something offbeat without the glamour and the makeup and the clothing."
No glamour, makeup or clothing? Don't tell Aria!
Are you a fan of Lucy Hale? Are you dying for the return of "Pretty Little Liars"? What kind of project would you like to see her tackle next? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!