This week, Pretty Little Liars will officially come to an end after seven seasons. They'll be no more 'A', 'Uber A', 'A-moji', 'A.D', the Liars will finally know all the answers, and we'll have to say goodbye to all these awesome characters.
It'll be the end of an era...
Now, I haven't actually been following the show since the very beginning. Back in 2015, I decided to get Netflix when season 3 of Orange Is The New Black came out, and while waiting for the episodes to become available, I decided to watch something. One of my best friends has been obsessed with the show since the beginning and kept begging me to watch the show. So, with the first four seasons on Netflix, I decided to give the show a go.
After just one episode, I was hooked and ended up binge-watching all four seasons on Netflix, then season five, and finally catching up on the few season six episodes that had already aired. Pretty Little Liars soon became my new favourite show and I anxiously awaited each new episode along with everyone else.
And now, seven years after the show first aired, and two years after I first started watching, Pretty Little Liars is about to come to an end and we will finally know who on earth A.D. is! I'm both glad it's going to be over but sad that this is actually the end. No longer will we be able to turn in every week and see what fresh hell A/A.D. is putting the Liars through.
So who do I think is A.D?
For most of the show, I've always come back to Wren and Melissa. Either they are both playing the A game, or one of them is. And it's very plausible that either could be behind everything that's happened to the girls. Melissa has always been a bitch, and behind his charming accent, Wren is hiding something dark. And after seeing both in the season finale promo, they've got to be playing a big part in the A.D reveal.
What about the twin theory?
Characters having a twin is something that's been theorised about since the beginning. Obviously, it was revealed that Jessica DiLaurentis had a twin, Mary, but characters like Ali and Spencer have also been hit with a twin theory. The theory stems from the books, in which A is a twin (while I haven't finished reading the series, I do know who A is, so I won't spoil for those who haven't read the books). And while A.D. being a twin is super plausible, I don't know if they'd play the twin/secret sibling card again for A.D. Unless, of course, Marlene decided to return to the show's book origins and end with a Twin, which would be cool in that respect.
My thought is that Wren, who would have known Mona and Charlotte in Radley, could also be working with Twincer (if she exists), and could possibly be related/know Archer Dunhill. Whatever the outcome, Wren surely has an important role in the finale.
After the penultimate episode, in which a lot of things were wrapped up - the game ended, Charlotte's killer was revealed and it looked like A.D. was driving off into the sunset - I'm both excited and nervous about what's to come in these final two hours. The promo was filled with so much action and drama - Melissa's back, Wren shooting someone, Mona slapping Spencer, a confrontation between Mary and Spencer, and Mona finding out who A.D. is. The show definitely looks like it's going to go out with a bang!
What I want to see in the final two hours:
No matter what happens - even if the A.D. reveal is a bit of a let down - it's going to be an emotional ending to a really great TV show. It dawned on me recently the PLL is one of the few shows that I've been actively watching and caught up on at the time of it's finale. For a lot of shows, I've either started watching after they finished, or haven't caught up by the time they do. Other shows I've stopped watching by the time they end. But for PLL, I'll be finishing it when everyone else does, and it's a weird feeling. While I'm ready to say goodbye, I'm also not ready. I mean, what the hell am I going to watch now?!
It's weird, I've been rewatching the show over the past week, seeing things that I'd forgotten about, and picking up on clues that hinted at future storylines. I even realised that things I thought happened in the show hadn't, because I'd also starting reading the books and was remembering those moments. The show has changed so much over the past seven years. The characters, and actors, have all grown so much, and I'm so glad I decided to start watching the show.
Bring on the final two hours...
Thank you to Shay, Lucy, Troian, Sasha & Ashley for bringing these Liars to life.
Thank you I. Marlene King for taking Sara's words and turning them into to an onscreen masterpiece.
And thank you Sara Shepard for writing the fantastic book series that kick started all of this!
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