After living in Iceland in the year following her friend's disappearance, Aria Montgomery returned to Rosewood in the series premiere.
She's no longer tight with her old friends, but A's mysterious messages bring them together again. Aria's family also has many secrets of its own, as she's close to her mother, but her father had an affair that Aria knows all about.
Within the first few minutes of viewers meeting Aria, she's making out with an older man that turns out to be her high school teacher. Nice!
Aria: Have you found a way to forget?!?
Spencer: Aria, it was an accident.
Emily: We all know she's dead, right?
Aria: Right. I just never heard anyone say it.