Alison was never reunited with her mother.
On Pretty Little Liars Season 5 Episode 3, the gals will all be trying to work within the confines of the lie Ali devised... while they support her in the death of her mother after Mrs. D was found buried in the back yard in Pretty Little Liars Season 5 Episode 2.
Who killed Mrs. DiLaurentis? It sure seems like someone is after the entire family and Ali was never the only subject of the chase.
In the photos from "Surfing the Aftershocks," we see the Liars confronting Mona as everyone waits for Ali's return to school, surely delayed by the death of her parent (is Mona having a Get Well card signed for Ali?!), along with some shots of Emily's new friend on the swim team, Sydney Driscol.
Scour the photos for details and clues and then be back here next week for a full review of the installment after it airs.
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