'Pretty Little Liars' Mystery: Could Ezra Be 'A'?

Tue, March 13, 2012 4:14pm EDT by 52 Comments

Who do YOU think ‘A’ is? Entertain my latest theory, then share yours. Together, we can figure this thing out!

Can you believe that one week from today, we’ll all know who “A” is on Pretty Little Liars? That also means we only have six more days to post wacky conspiracy theories about the identity of Rosewood’s textual deviant, so allow me to throw one more out there for good measure: Ezra (Ian Harding)! Yes, that’s right, I’m adding Aria’s (Lucy Hale) forbidden lover to my “A”-dar.

As a friend of mine tweeted, Ezra being revealed as “A” would be “THE best moment on television in 2012,” if only because he seems like the least likely suspect — aside from the four main girls, of course. On a show that’s all about mistrust and betrayals, Ezra being the mastermind behind the girls’ misery would truly be the ultimate cross.

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So how could I possibly justify such an outrageous claim? Well…

He’s good at keeping secrets: Aria may have blabbed to her friends about her relationship with Ezra, but as far as we know, Ezra never spoke a word of it to anyone — until he decided to do so on his own terms.

Ezra was a prophet in the Bible: Since Ezra is hardly a common name in the 21st century, I figured I’d do a little digging into its origins. It turns out Ezra was the name of a prophet in the Old Testament — and could “A” not be considered Rosewood’s all-knowing, all-seeing prophet?

“Ezra” also means “help” in Hebrew: While “A” has done unspeakably terrible things to the girls, “A” has also helped the girls out in times of trouble — when it was convenient for “A,” of course.

He’s a tall man: This last one might sound like a reach, but remember when Hanna (Ashley Benson) hit “A” with her car on the winter premiere? That was definitely a full-grown man. Trust me, as a semi-grown man, I’m able to identify them.

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Of course, Ezra is merely the latest person I’ve added to my “A”dar, a list that already includes pretty much every Rosewood resident — minus the four main liars. Ella (Holly Marie Combs), Ashley (Laura Leighton) and Mike (Cody Christian) are also on my short list of surprise “A” suspects.

But who’s on yours? With less than a week until the big reveal, this might be your last time to guess. (Technical glitch: For some reason, Jenna isn’t showing up in the poll for some people. My apologies.)

— Andy Swift

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No name

Posted at 9:02 PM on August 27, 2012  

It’s clearly gonna be a team and Ali will be alive and the team will be Paige Ezra Mona Toby and Ali as the leader

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No name

Posted at 1:57 AM on August 14, 2012  

i think its Jenna

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A

Posted at 6:32 AM on June 23, 2012  

i think its Aria

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No name

Posted at 1:56 AM on August 14, 2012  

what?? u think A is aria? why??

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ur mum

Posted at 8:45 AM on June 8, 2012  

i think it ezra because it will make us cry xxx

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Director guy.

Posted at 1:55 AM on August 16, 2012  

the director guy said in episode 12 season 1there is a minor detail that actually says who the season 3 A is and i found it! when Ezra’s talking to aria, the blackboard behind him has writing which says i am A next to his head! So Ezra is A.

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No Name

Posted at 8:09 PM on August 23, 2012  

What episode?!?!

 
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ashwini

Posted at 6:28 AM on May 31, 2012  

I swr i will cry n never watch pll again if ezra is A!!!!!!!!!!

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Poll ok

Posted at 4:01 PM on May 15, 2012  

Its definently Mona

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poo

Posted at 8:42 AM on June 8, 2012  

no she working for A boy oh

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Director guy.

Posted at 1:58 AM on August 16, 2012  

no it’s not, Mona is a backup for whoever the real A is, this show is decieving but don’t believe everything it says, most of its a lie-pretty little liars…duh?

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Katie

Posted at 9:28 AM on May 6, 2012  

I do believe it’s Ezra!. He is around the same age as Garrett, Ian and Jason so he could be in the NAT club. In the Halloween episode at the party, Noel has a older, college age brothers who brought friends with him. Ezra could have been one of these friends. When Ella gives -A it’s coat and gloves back at the dance-a-thon we can see that -A is number 32. Ezra’s apartment number is 3B, B is the second letter in the alphabet meaning it would equal= 32!

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pllfan

Posted at 8:04 PM on April 3, 2012  

if A is ezra then i am NEVER watching PLL AGAIN! him and aria are waay to cute together and hes just to nice!

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ashwini

Posted at 6:29 AM on May 31, 2012  

I swr!!! N i will cry!!!! No way!!!!

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Sarah

Posted at 10:18 PM on March 21, 2012  

Here’s another clue. In 1×02, when Aria and Ezra make out in his car while it’s raining; just before Ezra pulls up, the sign above where Aria is standing says “Hardware Eyes” and then the song that is playing during this scene is called “A Fresh Pair of Eyes”.
AHA! Ezra is A!

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nancy

Posted at 2:07 AM on March 19, 2012  

MAYA I saw it on PLL Wikipedia

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makeeasweet

Posted at 6:01 PM on March 15, 2012  

YES ,i do think it was ezra that hit her with the car and i think aria is in on it.aria and ezra was in the car together when aria got hannah text on who A was.then all of a sudden aria pop up with emily and spencer when hannah get hit by the car a grown man was driving.aria told ezra what to do then ran back to meet up with the girls.

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natalie

Posted at 6:43 PM on March 14, 2012  

i think i figured it out. well i dont know who A is but i have a theory of how the episode may go. so the girls find out who A is and its a huge shock. i think we all got this. BUT the producers also said someone dies. I think that may be the mysterious A that dies. then at the end of the show the girls will get another text from A saying o im still alive and im the accomplice something like that. then there will be another season!!

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Tanni

Posted at 3:38 PM on March 14, 2012  

Hey it nt ezra with the car thing becuz aria was in the car with ezra n hes a total hottie n sweetie nt him I think jenna or garrett or as in the book there is a twin bt if nt thnmelissa

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LillyH

Posted at 3:27 AM on July 6, 2012  

The Movie Isnt Going By The Books They Switched A Up They Said In The Book Its Maya Or Something But Maya Died And Well Ezra Is A !

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LucyB

Posted at 2:18 PM on March 14, 2012  

ive just seen the canadian trailer and it looks like its maya ..

for the way they show it is 95% her.

it’s thats right i’m disappointed.

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PLLFAN

Posted at 12:19 PM on March 14, 2012  

At this point I have NO clue whatsoever to who A is.I don’t think it is Melissa. Too obvious. So is Garrett and Officer Wilden. Jenna is kind of obvious but she is behind something SHE IS NOT INNOCENT that is for sure. Ezra sounds… i really don’t know how it sounds… Wait A sends that text to Aria when she left her phone at Ezras and he sounded mad… Well everyones a suspect…Right?

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Shiny money

Posted at 5:42 PM on March 19, 2012  

Yeah I think it’s Ezra I don’t watch it so much but my sister does if you watched it Mexican version it was him

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Shiny money

Posted at 5:45 PM on March 19, 2012  

Its ezra

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Maria

Posted at 9:28 AM on March 14, 2012  

It’s MONA!!! and Allison’s Twin sister Courtney!!! and Courtney Killed Allison!!!! and then when Mona dies (or disappeared) Courtney will continue being A!!! and Courtney may have some issues in her Brain!!!

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Anna

Posted at 9:44 AM on March 14, 2012  

hey! yes it is Mona, and Courtney did have problems in her brain! and she was in the hospital, and she ran away. then switched places with Allison. And then Courtney pretended to be Allison a while, and mean while Courtney wrote a dairy! Then the real Allison ran away and came back and killed Courtney, and read the Diary and Mona too! Now, perhaps, the real Allison is have revenge or something like that! and created a team with Mona, and do all these things! I do not know why they are doing this!

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karisa

Posted at 3:58 AM on March 14, 2012  

You forgot mayaq in your poll!

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alissa

Posted at 1:44 AM on March 14, 2012  

I think that A is Spencer’s father.He is very suspicious.

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Jess

Posted at 1:35 AM on March 14, 2012  

Any reason Maya isn’t on the list???

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TERA

Posted at 11:07 PM on March 13, 2012  

I think it’s Lucas:
Lucas was in the Halloween episode lurking around in that creepy costume.
He also is on the yearbook committee which means he can develop photos like A was doing after Spencer & Emily snuck into Jason’s shed.
He took Caleb’s money…giving him money to pay off that creepy doll hospital lady.
He knew Hannah when she was fat & the girls including Alison terrorized him so couldve made her eat all those cupcakes.
He’s also good with computers & technology.
He smashed Alisons memorial.
Hanging around with Hannah, he got a fashion lesson so he was able to learn enough to order those boots to bury that Dr. Sullivan had.

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Pll

Posted at 11:08 PM on March 13, 2012  

I thought so at first too but it’s confirmed that A appeared in the first episode and Lucas didn’t until a few episodes in /:

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PLLFAN

Posted at 12:24 PM on March 14, 2012  

That A was in the first episode could just mean that it was the same person since day 1…

 
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PLLFAN

Posted at 12:22 PM on March 14, 2012  

Lucas is kind of too obvious. I think the big reveal is going to surprise us and that wouldn’t surprise me. they have been leading up to this point for two seasons. the big reveal is going to surprise us for sure. And that waitress said that A has pretty eyes that is exactly what she says so….

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Anny

Posted at 10:39 PM on March 13, 2012  

For once i really don’t have a clue. It must be 1 of the good characters that nobody is expecting otherwise it’s not a surpirse. But than it might be more than 1 person.
Can’t wait for Monday.

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Sarah

Posted at 10:06 PM on March 13, 2012  

They all ready said Mona isn’t it, and Melissa is Too obviouse. Everyone was schocked and that’s how it’s suppose to be. Ive read a lot of good theories on Ezra and even saw GIFS were Ezra is seen leaving the GIRLS bathroom at school then smiling at Emily and another one where he’s in his car and theres an -A written on his window. Idk but I actually hope he is lol. I’m excited!!

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Posted at 8:45 PM on March 13, 2012  

Weren’t Ezra and Aria kissing in a car when Hanna got hit ?

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cataaaa

Posted at 12:37 AM on March 14, 2012  

I agree.. I think you’re right! I read something common.. the difference was that Alison killed her twin.. and now she´s prettending that she’s courtney (her twin)

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Sadie

Posted at 5:54 PM on March 13, 2012  

I read online that ali did have a twin sister who lived in the mental facility escaped, and killed alison. She also pretended to be Ali thats how she knows so much about the girl. Hints at “Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead”

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Lucie

Posted at 4:51 PM on March 13, 2012  

I think A might actually be Alison (or maybe her twin?), either way a character that Sasha plays!
Afterall, Marlene and the cast have all said that finding out who A is, isnt the most shocking part of the episode, and finding out that Ali isnt dead could possibly be more shocking. Also, Norman Buckley (director) said that a major clue that viewers seemed to overlook was in the series one episode where Hanna was in the hospital (which is the episode where Ali appeared to her.

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Penny

Posted at 5:35 PM on March 13, 2012  

I agree. And on a few occasions where Ali appears she makes refernce to siblings. Like in the Haloween special when she tells the story about the girl who murdered her twin? And the time where Ali asks Hanna’s grandmother if she would ever disown her child if she found of they did something bad. All clues point to a secret twin. It helps if you’ve read the books.

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AAA

Posted at 2:44 AM on March 15, 2012  

theyve already said that A wont be the same as the A in the books. So its not mona or alison or her “evil twin”

 
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A

Posted at 7:02 PM on March 16, 2012  

what if they are lying though for us to stop supsecting it and then BAM Its alis twin?

 
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