The role of Sydney was written specifically for the 22-year-old actress “seasons ago” and creator and executive producer Marlene King has just been waiting for her to become available.
“She’s a swimmer and she befriends Emily and Paige, becoming very instrumental in helping Emily and Paige reconnect as friends — at least in the beginning of our story. Last we left them, things were very estranged,” Marlene told IBTimes about Chloe‘s character.
The episode, “Thrown from the Ride”, with Ali (Sasha Pieterse) now back in Rosewood, she attempts to regain the role of leader of the group, but she finds her four friends are not as willing to blindly follow her every whim as they once were. Besides feeling the pressure from Alison, Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) are also feeling under the microscope at school with the high school focusing their attention on the Liars.
Meanwhile, Aria’s depression continues to spiral, and she looks for comfort from an unlikely source.
Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays @8PM ET/PT on ABC Family.