'Pretty Little Liars' Season Finale Scoop: Marlene King Reveals How 'A' Will Be Unmasked

Fri, March 16, 2012 1:51pm EST by 22 Comments

Plus, Marlene says the finale features the series’ creepiest moment yet! (Yes, even ‘creepier than the dolls.’)

I’ve got good some very good news for Pretty Little Liars fans — especially those of you with anxiety issues: creator Marlene King promises HollywoodLife.com we won’t have to wait until the final moments of the March 19 season finale to find out who “A” is! “You’ll have time to process it and understand it as the girls are processing it and understanding it,” she teases.

There’s a popular rumor online that “A” will be revealed only to the audience, and not the girls, but Marlene is happy to say that’s not true.

“The audience and the ‘PLLs,’ as we call them, will all find out together,” she confirms.

So who will remain in the dark about “A,” even after the finale? The girls’ parents, of course!

“[The finale is] more about the PLLs,” Marlene says. “It’s a very PLL-centric episode. Their families don’t play a huge part in it.”

And speaking of finding things out, Marlene says the finale contains a major discovery that just might make for the creepiest scene in Pretty Little Liars history.

“One of the characters uncovers ‘A”s lair, and your jaw will drop to the floor,” she says. “[That scene] gives me goosebumps. It’s creepier than the dolls.”

Also, Marlene invites fans to go back and re-watch every episode of Pretty Little Liars after “A” is revealed because, she promises, every random plot point will suddenly make sense.

“‘A’ has never changed from the get-go,” she tells me. “It was designed to be that way so that when we revealed it, it would make sense. I don’t think we have any holes we have left to fill!”

I’ll post more of my interview with Marlene a little later, but for now, let’s share some ‘A’ theories. Vote for your prime suspect below, then hit up the comments section with your craziest theories! (And remember: No theory is too crazy.)

— Andy Swift

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Maria

Posted at 7:09 PM on March 19, 2012  

I think that A is Mike! And seriously! How could it be Ezra? He was mad at Aria when he thought she was telling people about the two of them.

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BzZz

Posted at 5:17 AM on March 18, 2012  

I think -A is Toby !

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Gerlinda

Posted at 3:38 PM on March 17, 2012  

1. Ezra’s short story ends “everything she had known disappeared, drifting into the summer sky.” Who died in the summer? Ali.

2. Ezra didn’t seem all too surprised when Aria told him she was the one who blinded Jenna.

3. The night Ella got A’s letter, Ezra kept trying to delay Aria going home. Maybe he wanted to be sure Ella would have read the letter by the time Aria got there.

4. There are many references to A’s eyes in the show, as well as many references to Ezra’s eyes. Example: the text Aria sent him that ended up going to Ella was about how pretty Ezra’s eyes are. In one episode, someone calls A “pretty eyes.”

5. People used to call him “Z” in high school, which is the last letter of his last name. Last letter of his first name? A.

6. He has a typewriter. Byron and Ella have both received letters written on typewriters. Aria has mentioned his typewriter a few times, and the camera is constantly focusing on it.

7. It was Ezra’s apartment that got robbed by A before they told the therapist about A. It was his diploma hanging in the office. He could easily have put it there himself.

8. He probably has easy access to student’s lockers. Most High Schools give the teachers their student’s locker combos.

9. The dark-haired couple… Ezra and Jackie?

10. He was a student at Hollis while Byron was having that affair… He could’ve found out by accident. Meredith was just sitting all over Byron’s office with a giant “MISTRESS” sign on her foreehead.

11. A has always been pretty easy on Aria. This could be because he actually loves her, or because his final torture for her is finding out her “twue wuv” is A.

12. Hanna was hit by the car because “she knew too much.” But if Hanna didn’t know who A was, why did she get hit? Because she knew about Ezra’s affair with Aria.

13. When Ella asks if Ezra knows anyone who would want to hurt him, he says “there might have been… but not anymore.” We assume he’s talking about Jackie. But IS he?

14. After the danceathon, A went to get their coat from coatcheck, where Ella was working. She was smiley and said “hope you had a good time tonight!” That was the night she had set Ezra up with Simone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCGz3fJ8kJc

15. In that same scene, A’s coatcheck number is 32. Ezra’s apartment is 3B (B is the second letter of the alphabet).

16. A makes lots of literary references.

17. Why was Ezra at Ali’s funeral if he didn’t know she was friends with Aria?

18. A knew which book Ezra had been published in.

19. He drove by on his bike right before they got the note saying “ding dong the bitch is dead.”

20. The writers said that episode 1×13 has a big hint as to who A is, and in that eipsode, the chalkboard says “but I was A” right behind Ezra.

21. THIS SCENE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsy54JB22Ao What is Noel REALLY using to blackmail Ezra? He never says anything about Aria, and he writes a big A on the paper.

22. Aria’s creepy doll said “make Jackie go away.” It was pretty clear at this point Ezra wanted to get rid of Jackie.

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Katie

Posted at 1:24 PM on March 17, 2012  

Did anyone notice in the pic Aria is wearing black leather gloves?

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maddie

Posted at 12:27 AM on March 18, 2012  

You r right. That is really weird. Could she possibly be A? I’m not gonna sleep until I figure this mystery out. Why would Aria be A and why would she be wearing A’s same gloves? Please reply when you get a chance. -A

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Heather T

Posted at 6:01 PM on March 19, 2012  

I think Aria got the gloves from Ezra..who I think is A

 
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angie

Posted at 2:02 AM on March 18, 2012  

“A” is Byron and Aria. Allison new about byron having an affair. I think they got rid of her so it wouldnt break up their family.

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Jay

Posted at 11:44 PM on March 18, 2012  

That’s something I wanted to point out, too!

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Heather T

Posted at 6:01 PM on March 19, 2012  

I totally think Ezra is A. Perhaps she found the gloves at his place?

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Shazza Rose

Posted at 12:15 PM on March 17, 2012  

I’ll bet it’s Caleb, just because I love him and he’s my fave PLL guy, they’ll do it just to spite me and every other Caleb fan lolll

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Kennedy

Posted at 10:17 AM on March 17, 2012  

All I know is that Ezra isn’t A. Not to spite anyone, but he can’t be.

But as far as who is, I prefer to not have a theory so I can be more open-minded.

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-A

Posted at 9:36 AM on March 17, 2012  

A is alison/courtney ;)

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BzZz

Posted at 7:56 AM on March 17, 2012  

No, it’s not Jenna ’cause in 2×13 (halloween) Ali was already persecuted by A and Jenna met Ali for the first time in this episode.

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Mel king

Posted at 11:07 PM on March 16, 2012  

Shy, it’s Jenna, mellissa can’t run with belly, Garrett in jail, Jason too lonely + daddy issues. Jenna miserable life with revenge plans, if she got the queen bee why not it’s babies too to reach into the honey..shh not mike, Ezra or any parents dah! Mona loves hanna too much to lose her

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kate

Posted at 7:46 PM on March 16, 2012  

Wren is not even on the list… Noel, Caleb and Lucas weren’t in the pilot so definitely not them.

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Neha

Posted at 6:47 PM on March 16, 2012  

I actually think it might be Mike..He’s been so awol, and the whole breaking-and-entering/needing therapy bit? It fits. He knew about Ezria, even supported it. He snuck around, hid files on his computer, acted mad shady in general. he might have had an unlikely alliance in maybe Jenna or Melissa or someone, but I think it’s a possibility that make a lot of random plot twists and turns make more sense.

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Heather T

Posted at 6:03 PM on March 19, 2012  

I thought it might be mike for a while too- with all the stealing etc. but now I just wonder if perhaps he might be an accomplice….like to Ezra?

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Britneyy

Posted at 5:59 PM on March 16, 2012  

IT IS NOT MONA. Jesus Christ. Marlene has said a gazillion times that A from the show WILL BE a different person than A from the books.

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Naomi

Posted at 8:44 PM on March 19, 2012  

She could just be saying that so when they reveal A everyone will be surprised

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Amber

Posted at 5:51 PM on March 16, 2012  

Trying to make connections between the money Jason found and the money Lucas ‘lost’ of Caleb’s, or even the money Ashley took from the bank.. Bit tenuous, but if the identity of A has been planned all along then we need to think back to all the clues we’ve been given and make links!

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Erica

Posted at 3:57 PM on March 16, 2012  

I think it could be Mona. But idk. I’ve read the books and the first A was Mona so I think they will stay true to the books and have it be her. So excited for the reveal!!

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apple

Posted at 6:11 PM on March 16, 2012  

it has already been said that they will not follow the books with this aspect of the show -_-

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