Spoiler alert: If you didn’t catch the summer finale of Pretty Little Liars and don’t want to know the identity of “A” — and a few other things — stop reading.
This article contains spoilers about Tuesday’s midseason finale of Pretty Little Liars. Do not read any further unless you want to know who “A” is, and other long-held show secrets.
After five long years of fake-outs, countless deaths and more creepy dolls than we’d like to dwell on for any significant amount of time, Tuesday’s midseason finale of Pretty Little Liars finally revealed the identity of “A”.
For the first few seasons of PLL, I thought this day would come—maybe at the end of season 2, like a normal murder mystery show. Maybe after season 4—make us work for it a little bit, right? But then, as the show got renewed for seasons 5, 6, 7… it started to feel like maaaybe we were being played, and would continue to be played forever. I was beginning to make my peace with the fact that we’d never find out ‘A’s identity, or that when we did, it would be completely bogus and random, like last season’s “Charles DiLaurentis” letdown.
Spoilers: If you haven’t watched the season 6 finale of Pretty Little Liars and don’t want to know the identity of “A” — amongst other things — stop reading now.
After years of mysteries and threatening text messages, the biggest question on Pretty Little Liars has been answered: Who is “A”? And with one answer comes, well, many more questions, so we interrogated PLL showrunner Marlene King, asking her for definitive answers on some of the most memorable whodunnits over the years.
Below, we’ve rounded up everything — from questions that were answered in the season 6 summer finale, to questions that were never answered on the show — all in one place. Finally, it seems King is ready to tell all … except for that one question.
First, a key:
A is Charles DiLaurentis, who later transitioned to become Charlotte DiLaurentis, whom we’ve known for years as CeCe Drake.Black Widow is Sara Harvey.Red Coat is also Sara Harvey.
The Summer of Answers will finally come to an end on Tuesday as the identity of Charles will soon be unmasked. After all these years of lies, twists and torture, it’s the episode fans have been waiting for, and Sasha Pieterse promises that the Pretty Little Liars finale will deliver the answers they’ve been craving.
Dying to know what that song was in the Unreal finale? Or what played when A lost it (yet again) on last week’s Pretty Little Liars? EW’s got you covered with the latest rendition of TV Jukebox. Here are the songs we heard on TV that we’re dying to hear again.
When the Pretty Little Liars finale airs on Tuesday, fans will finally get the answer to the question they’ve been asking for years: Who is “A”? But once that mystery is solved, the show’s not wasting any time when it comes to moving on.
When season 6B picks up in early 2016, the Liars will be five years older, one year out of college, and EW has an exclusive first look at the girls — er, women — post-time jump.
UM… Can this recap just be two pages of exclamation points and question marks?! Or just the entire transcript of the Mama Liars’ wine-drunk sleuthing? (Yeah, we’ll get to that.) I’ve said this a couple times lately, but this, more than any other recent episode, is Classic PLL: A gasp-inducing, pulse-pounding thrill ride, just scary enough that you don’t want to watch it alone.
Well, this episode’s purpose was definitely to build tension—but not to come to any conclusions. Kind of figured this was the point when black-hooded “A” appeared right smack in the middle of the show, as opposed to showing up in the last 10 chilling minutes. (I mean usually the last 10 are chilling. Tonight, not so much.)
Anyone else breathing a little sigh of relief knowing the summer finale is in sight? It’s not that I don’t love the show — though at this point, my “love” might be better described as Stockholm Syndrome — but I just want to see Charles’ freaking FACE. And even though for six years it’s felt like the Liars were getting “so close” to discovering “A’s” identity pretty much every episode, this week it actually did feel close. But of course, not close enough.
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