Mona Is Back! Janel Parrish Returns to 'Pretty Little Liars'

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As Janel Parrish hinted this summer, Pretty Little Liars hasn't seen the last of Mona Vanderwaal just yet.

Following Mona's shocking murder during the summer finale of the show, Janel will be back for the season 5 finale, tweeting fans that she had returned to set.
While it's not clear exactly what role Mona will play in the finale's major drama, it looks like she'll be back in the form of a flashback.

Back in August after her character's shocking death, Janel dished to the Hollywood Reporter about how executive producer Marlene King told her Mona was going to be killed, and what she would be doing on the show in the future.

ABC Family's "I was told the day before the table read," Janel told the mag. "She gave me the call. I always heard rumors that when a series regular gets killed from a show, they're going to get the call from the creator. So when I heard that Marlene was on the other line, I was like, 'Oh my god, is this my time? Has it come to an end?' She was so sweet and so wonderful about it. She was like, 'Hey, I want you to know that this is happening - you are getting killed. But don't freak out. You still have a job. You're not leaving the Pretty Little Liars family, you're just going to be the flashback girl like Sasha [Pieterse] was for three years.'

"I was so relieved because I thought I was getting killed off my show and that was it and that was my last episode," she continued. "That would've been so sad because I love being a part of the show and I love Mona. I've played her for five years now, and it would have been so sad to part with her. I parted with 'alive Mona' but I'll still be haunting Rosewood in some flashbacks."

According to TVLine, Janel will also have a big role in the upcoming Christmas special as well. "She's going to be the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future. She gets to mess with Alison, and in a fabulous costume, I might add," she told the site.

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