'Pretty Little Liars' Halloween: A 'Ravenswood' villain and juicy ending, teases EP Oliver Goldstick
"I think there's something awfully juicy at the end of the episode. Stay tuned, do not give up, do not go away, do not even reach for a Pringle because you'll miss it," says Goldstick. "It's a fun episode, it's a ride. Ravenswood ends up being a very worthwhile journey for our girls."
Over the course of the Halloween episode, titled "Grave New World," Caleb meets Miranda Collins ( Nicole Gale Anderson), who is coming to Ravenswood to meet her long-lost uncle, Raymond.
"Miranda and Caleb have a lot in common. She's been shuffled from foster home to foster home, believing she had no living relatives ... until she found out through a bureacratic snafu that she actually has an uncle. Her mother's brother is very much alive in this town called Ravenswood and she has set out to meet him," says Goldstick.
And while Miranda and Caleb has an instant connection, it's not something that should have Haleb fans worried.
"The connection isn't romantic. It's almost as if they're looking into a reflection. There's a commonality that most people would not understand," Goldstick continues. "The two of them bond immediately. There's a sense of, not guardianship, but wanting to take care of the person."
However, not everyone in the town is so keen on Caleb's arrival -- the former high school BMOC Luke Matheson ( Brett Dier, right) and his twin sister Olivia ( Merritt Patterson) are leery.
But Luke's girlfriend Remy Beaumont ( Britne Oldford) isn't as scared as the twins. In fact, she's very interested in what Caleb's arrival means.
"Remy is fascinated," says Goldstick. "Remy has her own theories about what is going on in this town. We like to say we'd like to put Remy and Spencer Hastings in a cage match. ... They're similar characters as far as relentless, tenacious about processing information, they're very quick on the draw. But also very -- they both uncover things very quickly because of their tenacity. So Remy is more intrigued by Caleb than wary."
As you may have heard, "Ravenswood" is intended to be a good old-fashioned ghost story -- and we can look forward to some supernatural powers working their way into the mix.
"This town is haunted, it's safe to say. This is a haunted town," says Goldstick. "There are some powers that those who are no longer with us may possess. That comes to fruition very early on. By the third episode, you'll know that those who are no longer alive seem to have some special abilities.
"But one of our characters has a sleep disorder and the sleep disorder leads her to have visions, which can have an otherworldly, a supernatural quality to it," he adds.
The supernatural aspect of the new ABC Family drama had us wondering if there was a villain -- an "A" -- that the teens are facing and Goldstick says that there is. Several, in fact.
"There is [a villain] and very much like 'A,' it might not be the same person you think it is. But you know who it is pretty early on. It's just a little more of a conspiracy. ... I would say in Ravenswood, there's reason to believe there's more than one person who the kids are up against," says Goldstick.
And what should you do for the PLL/Ravenswood double feature Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family?
"Turn off the lights and close the curtains and pray there's not something crawling beneath your couch," teases Goldstick. "And jump in 'cause it's a really fun ride."