Things are getting a little complicated on Pretty Little Liars as we find out who Charles is… or isn’t.
Imaginary Friend- When Ali confronted Mr. DiLaurentis about Charles he told her no one by that name existed. Obviously Spencer knew it was a lie and she decided to confront Jason, who maybe knew a little bit more. After all, the theory here is that Charles was Jason’s twin brother. Jason’s reaction revealed that he did in fact know more than he was letting on. Charles was in fact Charlie, Jason’s imaginary best friend. Mr. DiLaurentis told Jason that Charlie had to go and that’s the last Jason “saw” him. Well… Charlie wasn’t imaginary at all and the girls were on a mission to prove it. Doesn’t it seem so absurd that the DiLaurentis’s could actually convince their kid that his TWIN brother was imaginary. What the hell.
Family Reunion– When they told Ali about their findings, she began to put pieces together- like that time Jason said he always felt like something was missing from the family. The photo albums are empty for a reason. Thankfully, thanks to Aria’s detective skills, which are a little questionable, I mean who would look at a jar of pins and think “that’s where they must be hiding the evidence.” Anyways, they found a picture of Mrs. D and both boys… similar to what Charles had in his dollhouse. Ali and Jason confronted their dad about it and he knew he couldn’t lie much longer. From next weeks promo things get even more messed up because now apparently Charlie is dead. (We know better than to believe something unless we see proof and a body though, so nice try dad!) And “Charles, Charlie, A” whatever we want to call him was watching all of this go down through the window. If he’s really alive, he’s probably more pissed then ever.
Andrew Campbell– The girls really wanted to believe Andrew was A, but why would it ever be that easy? They literally fell into A’s plan and poor Andrew was set up. Okay, maybe not poor Andrew. There’s still a ton of shadiness about him. Ezra called his doctor and found out two things- Andrew’s birth date is sealed which means he could be lying about his age and be much older than the girls IRL. Two, he’s adopted. This totally fits in with the Andrew is Charles and was adopted out of Radley storyline. But he seemed pretty mad at the girls when he left the prison. He should have understood that they were just scared and all the evidence pointed at him but he literally let them know how much he hated them. Hmm… enough to lock them in a dollhouse? I still think so. And why was Aria so quick to forgive him and apoligize when less than 24 hours ago she was ready to testify and make falls claims against him. Aria is falling apart man… could she really be A?
No One Can Change- Andrew made a good point in this weeks episode- despite going through all of this, no one in Rosewood actually trusts these girls. No one believes them. Everyone thinks that they are the reason this is happening. But in fact, it could very well be all the parents’ fault. Sadly, once you get a reputation in a small town, it stays with you. Ali’s already figured that out. A had one goal in mind when he took the girls down in that “dollhouse”… to isolate them and make them feel alone. Even though they got out, they still feel that way. They might be home, but happiness is nowhere near.
A’s Games Are Getting More Twisted- A has always been playing games with the girls. Sometimes he’s playing games within games that they don’t even realize. This was the case in the dollhouse. He wanted to break and crack them- to make them turn against each other. For the past 3 episodes, they struggled to look at each other because of what they though A made them do, hurt each other, pick which one gets food and water that day, etc. But when they finally came face-to-face it turns out none of them ever took the bait… and none of them ever got hurt. The screams, they were all to fake them out. It’s nice to know these girls love each other on a such a level that they won’t succumb to a delusional persons standards. Girl power. I am excited to see what else happened to them during their month of captivity however.
Lorenzo- Is so weird. It’s nice that Spencer wants to help give Ali a fresh start and believe in her, but even if Ali isn’t up to anything, people who want to hurt her still lurk. Does anyone else find it odd that Lorzeno is a grown man trying to flirt it up with a high school girl? Like pedophile alert! Toby sees what’s up and is trying to intervene but unfortunately, it’s unsuccessful for now. Could Lorenzo be working for A?
Sarah Harvey- We, the viewers, have been conditionally trained to never trust anyone on this show. I don’t care how long Sarah Harvey has been trapped in A’s dollhouse, I don’t trust her. Sure, she might have PTSD and all that, but she might also be full of crap and leading the girls on in another round of A-games. This became especially apparent when she didn’t want Ems to go to school and then again later when A came into the room to threaten the girl and stop them from talking to Sullivan. Did Sarah not hear A in her room? And after that she was just showering and Em’s hugged her and she didn’t freak out like the first time? She’s full of it. Oh and that haircut- why did I get the feeling she was trying to become a boy… possibly, Charlie. Maybe Charlie was a girl!
Theory- Johnny is totally Charles. He’s knew Spencer’s sister and was older. Tried to move in closer to Spence and just close enough to Ali. Those two are technically his family. He built that “truth” thing in the cafe. Maybe Sarah is actually Bethany and she’s working with Charles? Maybe Mrs. D had an affair with Mr. D’s brother and these are the cousins? This is why Ms. D was taking care of Bethany in Radley. Maybe Bethany really did die and Charles went crazy and kidnapped Sara because he thought she was Ali and he wanted to make them pay for hurting Bethany? There’s a lot to figure out here but I think we’re onto something.
We’ve also seen Johnny before in episode 1 and remember Marlene King said we saw ‘A’ in the first episode? He was the dude staring creepily at Spencer at Noel Kahn’s party. Why else would he be just looking at Spence? And why else would he roll through and then leave mid season? He was close enough to Spencer and Ali’s house… we’ve seen him stealing stuff from her fridge. What makes you think he didn’t steal stuff from their rooms and put it in the “dollhouse.”
Apparently, he’s also in episode 21 of season 1 standing in front of the funhouse, behind Spencer, before entering with two girls.
- Where is Mona? Why do we still continue to take everything at face value? Hannah says Mona’s mom took her on vacation so that must be the truth. Did she? Is Mona ok? Is she still being controlled by A?
- Where the heck is Mike? For someone who cared so much about Mona, he sure shows NO interest.
- How are these girls not forced into therapy?
- How will they graduate… it seems like they never go to school or do homework or anything.
- Will Spencer become dependent on the anxiety meds again?
- Anyone else think the pencil “Charlie, Charlie” game might have been promo for PLL? It makes it THAT much creepier.
The Cast of Pretty Little Liars Is Reuniting & Fans Can Join In LIVE – Get All The Details
This isn’t a secret, Rosewood’s finest are coming together again for a good cause.
The cast of Pretty Little Liars will be reuniting for a virtual reunion.
All your favorites will be tapping in including Troian Bellisario (Spencer Hastings), Ashley Benson (Hannah Marni), Shay Mitchell (Emily Fields), Sasha Pieterse (Alison DiLaurentis), Lucy Hale (Aria Montgomery), Ian Harding (Ezra Fitz), Janel Parrish (Mona Vanderwaal), Tyler Blackburn (Caleb Rivers) and creator I. Marlene King.
So, what’s on tap for the live event?
A panel with the cast likely catching up on what’s happened since the show went off air three years ago and reminiscing about best moments. There will also be a fan Q+A portion and one-on-one video chats with each cast member and King.
Those who wish to join in on the fun can do so by purchasing a ticket for $15.
All one-one-one chats with the cast are currently sold out. A chat with King costs $95. Tickets can be purchased at Cast4Good’s website.
All proceeds benefit Feeding America. The reunion will take place on Friday, May 15 at 12pm ET and can be watched on the Looped app. It’s being led by Cast4Good, a fundraising platform, which aims to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
So, grab your black hoodie and pretend its 2017 all over again.
Pretty Little Liars – Farewell, My Lovely (7×19)
Have you heard the tale of the “twisted sister?”
Doesn’t ring a bell? Think hard…. it’s a story you’ve been hearing about for roughly 7 years, masked under the nickname A.D.
The final round of A.D’s game reached it’s end on Tuesday night, leaving even the strongest of fans a hot mess.
This was the last time that the liars would solve mysteries in Rosewood and you know that the writers and Marlene would “go big or go home.” How could you expect anything less? The pressure was really on for Pretty Little Liars to impress a fandom waited several year’s to find out the identity their tormentor.
After the reveal, negative comments began swarming in about how they were disappointed with the outcome but realistically, despite their best efforts, any “A” revelation was going to be a letdown simply because it was so hyped up…. we’ve imagined it in our minds on so many occasion. I’v heard complaints that it was far fetched but if you think that, you must not have been paying attention the past few years. This is the same show that blows up telephones, that had the liars trapped in a doll house with exact replicas of their bedrooms, that had a board game dictating their every move. When has anything ever been REALISTIC in Rosewood? Last time I checked, the definition of Rosewood was “batshit crazy” so really, when it came to the finale, it was best to leave expectations at the door and strap in for a wonderfully bonkers ride. No one comes to Rosewood for realism, we come for the crazy and the twisted and in that regard, the finale delivered.
Charlotte’s death marked the end of A and the beginning of A.D and while the tricks and torments may seem the same, they aren’t the same person, nor do they have quite the same motive. But they are connected by blood because as it turns out, every motive that A, Uber A or A.D ever had was motivated by a dysfunctional family.
Without further ado… A.D is….
Never heard of her? We don’t blame you. Up until a few hours ago, we hadn’t either. You might not recognize her name but you’ll definitely recognize her face because it’s Spencer Hastings. Well, her evil twin.
Let’s backtrack a bit though shall we?
Last weeks strange episode saw “A.D” driving off into the sunset as the liars figured they’d finally beaten Liars Lament when Mona confessed to killing Charlotte. Even though they didn’t really know who A.D was, they just assumed it was #endgame and that was the last they’d hear from him/her… but that was naive. A.D has a way of sneaking up on you and showing up at the most innoportune of times, in this case, a year later when everyone was happy and Aria and Ezra were about to exchange “I do’s.”
When we catch up with the liars, you realize what a difference a year can make. Emily and Alison became parents to beautiful TWIN girls (definitely foreshadowing here), Spencer’s working as a paralegal at her mother’s firm and finishing up law school, and Toby is returning from a soul-searching trip to Africa.
The couple you thought would continue to be the strongest, Caleb and Hannah, were having marital problems because of their struggle to have a baby. That and Mona was finally released from Welby and Hannah, who felt indebted to her former BFF, allowed her to stay at their loft. “She has no one else,” she kept telling her friends and family, but that wasn’t enough for Caleb. He’s always been the wisest of the group and knew that there was no way they could trust Mona after all that she’s put them through.
Seems like we should trust Caleb’s gut because the minute Mona got her freedom, she went right back to doing A.D’s bidding. She still didn’t know who was running the game but was eager to find out so she followed the instructions, wearing a Melissa mask to spy on the girls. Fans briefly thought that Spencer’s sister was the ringleader and well, they weren’t too far off – it wasn’t Melissa but it was Alex, who Spencer came face to face with after being knocked out by Mona and locked up in a cell. Yep, we were right on the money with that twin theory!
Seeing Spencer and Alex stare at each other was equally as eerie as it was insane. The British half of Spencer, who had a terrible English accent, was thrilled to meet her sister. She was also borderline insane but you probably could have guessed that considering her mother is Mary Drake and she was born in Radley. The phrase “all roads lead to Radley” has literally never been clearer.
It didn’t take long for Alex Drake to open up to Spencer and give her the backstory as to how she got there. She was given up for adoption when she was an infant but once she began showing troubling signs, the family gave her up to an orphanage. Wren discovered her in a bar at London and filled her in on this whole family that she literally never knew she had, including half-sister Charlotte, who became the only family she’d ever known. She loved Charlotte, she was loyal to her, she became her friend and then, when she was killed, she channeled that anger on the liars.
So yes, the game was started by Mona, stolen from her by Charlotte and when she died, taken by Alex, who wanted NOTHING more than to get revenge on her “dolls” for killing her sister. But despite being a villain, she also had a soul and she was jealous of Spencer and her friends for having everything she never did. She quickly realized that despite everything that A threw at them, they were always going to be friends, always going to stick up for each other, always going to be there for each other. And she wanted that, so she devised a plan to infiltrate the group by assuming Spencer’s identity. She wanted her life and she wanted Toby.
Literally, every scene where you thought “that’s unlike Spencer” was your gut telling you that it is in fact Alex. That hallucination Hannah had after being kidnapped and tortured – Alex. Kissing Toby before he left with Yvonne – Alex. Sleeping with Toby in the cabin – Alex. Running into Ezra at the airport – Alex. If you caught on, go tell your friends you told ’em so.
After clearing the air, Alex locked Spencer and Mary back up and left for Aria’s wedding, fully knowing it would never happen because she kidnapped Ezra who had figured it out. Sadly, Aria didn’t know any of that and thought that maybe the fight they had the night before about her infertility gave him cold feet.
If I was Spencer, I’d be pissed that none of my friends figured out that some imposter was pretending to be me. I mean, Alex was good at nailing Spencer’s talk, walk, and character to a tee but she wasn’t Spence. How did no one pick up on that? But crazy always starts showing and soon enough, Jenna, who knew all along that Charlotte had a sister, figured it out and informed Toby, who was also skeptical after seeing Spencer’s beloved horse get hostile around her.
After that, he pieced it together – the book she gave him before he drove off with Yvonne didn’t have any notes in it, which was unlike her. It was also unlike her to kiss him when he was engaged or to pounce him after his wife passed. “What if twins run in the family,” he told the liars. “That would give A.D motive,” Caleb retorted.
Before you know it, they had located Spencer’s phone and surprisingly, it was at Toby’s old house. This CRAZY person bought the house Toby built for Spencer, keeping her and Ezra prisoners smack dab in the middle of Rosewood. Spencer’s craftiness came in handy and she was able to break them both out using a bobby pin she pulled out of Mary Drake’s hair when they embraced.
If we learned anything from the dollhouse it’s that escaping a psycho with unlimited funds is virtually impossible. When they ran outdoors, they found themselves trapped inside a huge underground dome that was built to mimic Rosewood and an axe-wielding Alex right behind them. Literally, you could see the crazy in here eyes.
As a sister fight ensued, Ezra was knocked to the ground. Thankfully, the liars along with Caleb and Toby found them just in time and came face to face with a set of identical twins dressed exactly the same. Which Spencer was the real Spencer? Easy, Toby simply asked for Spencer’s favorite poem from the book, which the real Spence gladly recited. Toby asked them both for real Spencer’s favorite poem and just like that, they figured it out.
Mona, who was accused of once again conspiring with A.D, revealed that she was always playing the game simply to help them this whole time. It’s definitely a redeeming moment for her and while it’s normal that the liars had their reservations, it speaks volumes to Hannah for always sticking by her friend and defending her, even though she tried to kill her multiple times.
With their tormentor finally gone for good, the girls were ready to start their next chapters. They took their final walk around Rosewood, a town that for once could enjoy some peace and quiet. Aria and Ezra were gearing up for their honeymoon in the South of France, Emily and Alison were just enjoying being parents to beautiful daughters Lily and Grace, whose biological father turned out to be Alex’s ex-Wren. She admitted to killing him when she decided to fully go through with her plan to assume Spencer’s identity and kept his ashes close to her in a diamond because “diamonds are forever.” (RIP Wren, you didn’t deserve this, although I was always convinced you did.) I don’t think Alison and Emily ever found out who the biological father was and I guess it’s for the better.
Spencer and Toby finally found their way back to each other after he stepped up to save her. Toby sat much of season 7 out and wasn’t really involved in the AD madness, at least not that he knew of. It was nice to see him brought back into the loop the way Caleb and Ezra have always been.
And thankfully, things for Hannah and Caleb worked out because she revealed that she was expecting a little baby Haleb. Not to jinx it but it seems like everyone got their happy ending.
“It feels like the end of something,” Alison admitted and I’d have to agree… it’s the end of A.D, of the games, of the threatening text messages and constantly living in fear. It’s the end of our relationship with the liars as we know it. But there’s beauty in the end because it also opens the door for a new beginning, which these girls needly BADLY. We can leave Rosewood knowing that their friendships will weather any storms… I mean, they all survived AD!
As for Mona, she got an ending that only she deserved. She moved to France, began dating some Robert Pattison lookalike cop who was completely unaware that she had split personalities and was holding both Mary Drake and Alex Drake hostage in the basement of her doll shop while forcing them to partake in “afternoon tea” parties. Literally, MONA TOOK THE GAME BACK! “She can’t keep us here forever,” Mary exclaimed. “Yes she can, she’s Mona,” Alex said while rolling her eyes. Game recognizes game. I could totally see a spinoff with Mona and Alex taking on the game together.
To me, that was a fitting ending but for some reason Marlene decided to assure us that even without AD and without the liars, the mythology of Rosewood continues. The mini-me liars aka Addison and her friends recreate the very first scene of the series when the girls woke up in the barn only to find Ali had disappeared. Throughout the season, they kept teasing that these girls would be the next liars, with Maya’s niece even finding a stabbed doll in her locker. While I get that it comes full circle, I don’t believe that history would repeat itself in this same way. Let it go, Marlene, let it go. Rosewood has seen enough.
- The moms are goals. I want to join their mom club and drink with them. Kudos to them for acknowledging that they too were too drunk to remember how they got out of the basement.
- Alison’s proposal to Emily while wearing a pug hoodie was everything. I’m glad Emison got their happily ever after, even if it was forced by someone impregnating Ali against her will.
- Turns out, Archer Dunhill was never actually involved with Alex’s plan. He loved Charlotte so much that after she was killed, decided to get his own revenge on Alison and her friends. Turns out creepy is as creepy hangs out with.
- I’m surprised that Alex, Charlotte, Wren and Archer “hung out” all the time in Rosewood yet no one ever saw anything. This town needs better law enforcement I swear.
- I feel a bit jipped when it comes to seeing the liars’ stories play out, specifically Hannah telling Caleb that she was pregnant. I definitely wish we would have seen his reaction.
- Maybe I missed this but was Spencer’s relationship with Caleb and Marco actually her or was that all Alex?
Saying goodbye to these girls was hard. I watch a lot of shows and haven’t formed such a bond with other characters as I did with Aria, Spencer, Hannah, Emily and Alison. It felt like I was watching my friends grow up, start new lives and finally free themselves from a cyber bully that took it too far. It’s bittersweet but like they say, don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
And to echo Spencer, how lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?
What did you think of the finale? Was it everything you wanted it to be? Did you want more closure? Let me know what you’re thinking.
6 Burning “Pretty Little Liars” Questions We Need Answered During The Series Finale
We never thought we’d actually make it to this day but here we are, mere hours from finding out who A.D finally is and ending this game once and for all.
It’s been 7 long, long, LONG years and we’ve gone through so much with the Liars, some of which we don’t even remember because we got lost somewhere in the twists and turns of the Lost Woods.
After tonight’s 2-hour SERIES FINALE of Pretty Little Liars, we will finally have all the answers we’ve been so patiently waiting for.
Aria, Spencer, Hannah, Alison and Emily’s stories will come to an end but these friendships we’ve made, they’ll live on forever. (Hopefully until the movie comes out!)
While we still need to find out who A.D is, there are some other pressing questions still lingering and we need some closure.
1. Why Did A.D do all of this?
I think more fascinating than the ‘who’ is the ‘why’ here. Sure, we were shocked when it was revealed that Charlotte was Uber A but it was more twisted, more mind-blowing to find out why she did what she did. Up until this point, we’ve narrowed down a list of possible suspects, but the backstory, the reasoning behind all the torture is still something we’re having trouble piecing together. Why would someone go through all this trouble to torture 4 small town girls?
2. Who is the father of Emily and Alison’s baby?
Will this person be the same as A.D? We know A.D stole Emily’s eggs and inseminated Alison with them but we don’t exactly know who the other half is. Marlene says both the A.D reveal and the father reveal are “rewarding, satisfying and surprising.” Ah, the anticipation is killing me!
3. How did the mom’s get out of the basement?
No… I won’t let it go. Did they crawl out through a window? Did someone let them out? Do they really not suspect any foul play in Rosewood?
4. What’s The Deal with Bethany Young?
I have to consider that Bethany Young is somehow connected to this A.D madness. If you don’t remember, she’s the girl that’s allegedly in Ali’s grave, was Charlotte’s BFF in Radley and also allegedly killed Toby’s mom. We’ve mentioned her on so many occasions but never actually saw her in teen or adult form…. why?
5. Who Killed Sara Harvey?
We know Mona accidentally killed Charlotte but who killed Sara Harvey? Was it A.D because she was getting too close to the truth?
6. How Is Wren Involved?
Wren, who has been in and out of the show since season 1, has to be serving a bigger purpose here. Especially since he was just whispering about something with Spencer in an airport…. why is he back in town? Who is he shooting in the final promo? How has been involved this whole time?
We have a theory about A.D’s identity, which you can READ HERE.
See you tonight little liars!
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