ravenswood-season-1B-premiere-revival.jpgWe’ve seen the first episode from when “Ravenswood” returns for the back-half of Season 1 and it’s a doozy — in fact, we liked it better than the “Pretty Little Liars” return episode, but shhhh, don’t tell the Liars. Here are a few spoilery tidbits for “Revival.”

  • The season comes back with a very spooky episode. Hope you’re not afraid of scarecrows.
  • For those of you wishing there was more Mrs. Grunwald (Meg Foster) in the first half of the season, you’re in luck. She features heavily in “Revival” and it is glorious. Can’t have enough of Grunwald, we say.
  • Remy’s sleep disorder is a big focus of the episode as well, leading the kids to a few answers about the origin of the curse. But also more questions. Because that’s how these shows roll.
  • We do get to see original Caleb and Miranda again, which is a lot of fun, plus we meet original Miranda’s mom and original Caleb’s dad — and boy, did they do a good job casting him. He looks like he could be Tyler Blackburn‘s dad in real life.
  • All you Ciranda shippers out there will enjoy the episode, though it’s not like everything is suddenly rainbows and cartoon hearts. There is still the small matter that she’s, you know, dead. So Haleb shippers … don’t get too angry just yet.
  • There is a reference made to “the grinder.” We do not know if that is literal or not. We are not sure we want to find out.
  • But speaking of nightmare fuel, Max and Dillon are still lurking around, eating ice cream and having Dawson Leery hair (respectively) while they plot and scheme.

Overall, it’s a slam-bang way to come back — a scare-filled, action-packed hour of TV. We can’t wait to see more of what “Ravenswood” has in store the rest of the season.

“Ravenswood” returns Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. If you need a refresher course, check out our exclusive sneak peek video here at Zap2it.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."