Emily may not be single for the duration of season 7 of Pretty Little Liars. Her ex is returning to Rosewood.
Lindsey Shaw, who plays Paige McCullers, will first appear in several episodes of what showrunner Marlene King is calling the “season of homecomings,” EW confirms. She’ll first turn up in episode 8.
Paige and Emily’s relationship came to an end in the Freeform series’ fifth season, when Paige and her family moved to California. Her name was mentioned in the sixth season, following the five-year time jump.
“There are a lot of old faces that are going to feel like new faces when we see them again this year,” King has teased. Sure enough, Jason DiLaurentis (Drew Van Acker), Noel Kahn (Brant Daugherty), and Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok) are confirmed to return to the fray as well.
The series is also getting an important new face in the form of detective Marco Furey, played by Nicholas Gonzalez. Read more about him — and which characters he’ll compete with intellectually — here.
Pretty Little Liars returns Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.
THR was the first to report the news.