Several cast members of "Pretty Little Liars" gathered in Hollywood for a screening of the show's Halloween special at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Tuesday, October 16.
While Lucy Hale, Tyler Blackburn, Keegan Allen, Janel Parrish, Lindsey Shaw, Sasha Pieterse, Tammin Sursok, Brant Daugherty and Brendan Robinson tried their best to keep quiet about what's in store for their characters on the episode's haunted train ride and for the second half of the season, they were able to tease a few clues about their characters' fates.
Check out six facts and spoilers about the show's Halloween special -- set to air on October 23 -- and the second half of season 3 below.
1. Someone dies.
ABC Family revealed on October 12 that someone will die during the Halloween episode and even named 13 major characters as possible victims. The list includes the following:- Hanna Marin
- Aria Montgomery
- Spencer Hastings
- Emily Fields
- Ezra Fitz
- Caleb Rivers
- Toby Cavanaugh
- Paige McCullers
- Officer Garrett Reynolds
- Noel Kahn
- Jason DiLaurentis
- Lucas Gottesman
- Jenna Marshall
The network also released a clip of Noel (played by Brant Daugherty) choking on the train after trying to catch food in his mouth. Noel almost collapses on the floor in the clip.
"I worked a lot on my choking, I was very serious about it," Daugherty joked to OTRC.com about the scene. As for who ends up dead, he said, "I have no comment about that. I gotta say just watch for yourself and see what happens."
Lucy Hale, who plays Aria, teased a little more information about the death saying, "I think it'll be a surprise to some. I don't think it'll be a surprise to others."
Sursok, who plays Jenna, later told us, "Someone does die and I think we were all very shocked when we found out who it was."
2. Paige gets "solidified as a good guy."
Paige McCullers (played by Lindsey Shaw) has been suspected of being a member of the "A" team by both fans and some of the four lady liars in the past. Paige certainly has a lot of motive considering her past with Alison and Emily before she started dating the latter. Viewers have seen Paige's bad temper, but the character seems to have changed her ways.
According to Shaw, some of the suspicion may finally fade away with the new episode.
"I think we go a little bit in the other direction, Paige actually gets solidified as a good guy and it's awesome to have a clear name once and for all," Shaw said. "I don't think she's really had that since the start."
3. "A" new suspect?
The mid-season finale ended with Toby (Keegan Allen) being unmasked as part of the "A" team, shocking some fans, but there might be someone else on the team that viewers haven't considered yet.
Sasha Pieterse, who plays Alison in flashbacks, teased about the Halloween episode, "You know what I can tell you is that you see everything in a new light when you see me. There's a new suspect that you would never, ever expect, so it's kind of exciting."
4. One of the girls comes in contact with a dead body.
Speaking of Toby and dead people, Allen teased another bit about the Halloween special involving a dead body and he described the scene as "intense."
"One of the girls comes face to face with the body. You'll see, it's very intense, very, very, intense," he said. "It's astonishing the way that it happens. The way that it comes down, the whole thing. It's scary."
"That's the way the show separates itself consistently because it's so twisted, it's so dark and it really pulls from fears and makes them real," he later added.
5. Adam Lambert 'was a natural.'
Adam Lambert stops by the special to perform his songs "Trespassing" and "Cuckoo." Lucy Hale, whose character dresses up as a "glam" Daisy Buchanan of "The Great Gatsby," got to share a scene with the former "American Idol" contestant. She admitted she was a huge fan of the singer and he ended up being a solid actor.
"I got to do a scene with him and totally normal. I was a fan before he did the show and it's cool to meet someone that you admire and they completely surpass what you thought of them before," Hale said. "But he was a natural. He got to act in a scene and yeah it was great. It was a lot of fun."
Blackburn, who plays Caleb, also complimented Lambert's performance on the show.
"It was really cool actually. He's extremely professional, really just like, every single move is so calculated but yet effortless," he said. "I was watching him perform because I don't perform like that but being a rock star, I mean it's pretty badass. He's kind of a badass and he was very, very nice. So he was cool to work with. "
6. The second half of season 3 is 'devastating,' 'incredible' and 'sinister.'
ABC Family announced on October 4 that the show was picked up for a fourth season but first viewers will need to tune into the second half of season 3, which picks up again in January.
Blackburn, Pieterse and Allen all teased that the second half packs a punch.
"It gets super crazy and people get crazy and it's bitter sweet and sad," Pieterse said about the last half of the season while hinting about an unnamed character's storyline. "There's a lot that goes on in the next half of our season and I think that you really feel for this character and I really can't tell you much but yeah, this character will go through so many highs and lows and some devastating stuff will happen."
Blackburn added that the tone of the show has changed in the third season and said, "I feel like this season, in comparison to the other seasons, this one is a lot more sinister. The other ones seem more playful in a way, you know there was little texts and stuff. Now it's literally like the body count is going up. It just feels darker, you know? And I think it's just going to get darker and darker."
Allen emphasized that the cast and crew always consider the fans when taking the next steps for the show.
"The next part of the season is amazing. It's incredible," he said. "We've been shooting it and working really hard to bring what the fans want. We really listen to our fans. We listen to Twitter, Facebook, people send us notes, letters, everything."
The "Pretty Little Liars" Halloween special airs Tuesday, October 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. The second half of season 3 will kick off in January.
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