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Is This PLL Character’s Return a Hopeful Sign for the Marin Family?

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During the season of homecomings, another long-lost Pretty Little Liars character has been confirmed to return– which could mean a number of things for the Marin family, specifically.

TVLine has learned that Ed Kerr, a.k.a.Pastor Ted Wilson, will appear again during the second half of season 7. While no details about what brings him back to Rosewood are known at this time, we can only hope it means good things for the Marins, both Hanna and Ashley, who can never seem to catch a break.

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The last time viewers saw Pastor Ted was in season 5. He and Ashley Marin were engaged and happy, and he made it very clear to her that he was willing to stick with both her and Hanna through just about anything. Ashley, on the other hand, made it very clear that she probably wasn’t the right woman for him since he’s a pastor and she’s been one of the shadiest moms in the series (we’re not judging though, we still love her even though she cheated on her fiancé with Jason DiLaurentis and hid the money she stole from an old woman inside an empty pasta box). We haven’t really checked in on him or the status of his relationship with Ashley since the time jump, so we can only wonder what event or circumstances will spark his return.

That being said, we have so many questions about this casting news! Perhaps Pastor Ted and Ashley did split, and he has been missing her big heart and waffles ever since? Will he be back to lead a funeral service since a death seems to occur in Rosewood every other hour, or to officiate a wedding (e.g. Ezra and Aria’s)? Perhaps he’ll provide Hanna with a listening ear, as well as some solid advice about not going after murder suspects on her own (because let’s face it, he’s the closest she has to a father figure)? Or will there be another reason that comes completely out of left field — one connected to the whole A.D. and Mary Drake mystery? We’ll just have to wait and see!

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What do you think Pastor Ted’s return to Rosewood means for the amazing Marin women? Would you like to see him and Mama Marin finally get the happily-ever-after they deserve? Should he bring over another box full of giant peanut butter cookies while he’s at it? Talk to us in the comments!

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