‘Pretty Little Liars’ — Does This New ‘A’ Even Make Sense?

Wed, March 5, 2014 11:26am EDT by 8 Comments
Pretty Little Liars Mrs. DiLaurentis A
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A few weeks back, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ fans were either thrilled or extremely disappointed when we learned that Ezra (Ian Harding) was not, in fact, ‘A.’ A new ‘A’ was revealed on March 4, but does this big bad suspect even make sense?

Minds were blown left and right on March 4, when a new A was revealed on Pretty Little Liars. However, do we like this new reveal? The verdict is still out.

‘Pretty Little Liars’ — Mrs. DiLaurentis Is ‘A’ — Question Mark?

After years of being the most evolved, high-tech emotional terrorist on television — like come on, A puts Dan Humphrey from Gossip Girl to shame — she supposedly came out of hiding last night, essentially “outing” herself to at least one Liar.

This carelessness when it came to threatening Spencer (Troian Bellisario) with that dirty sheets comment, as well as the far-fetched notion of a mother trying to murder her own daughter, makes me feel hesitant when it comes to the big reveal that Mrs. Jessica DiLaurentis (Andrea Parker) might be A.

I do understand why she might want to torture our four favorite Liars after the night of her daughter’s disappearance — she did, after all, witness Spencer holding a freaking shovel. But one of the most exciting things we’ve learned about the person terrorizing Alison (Sasha Pieterse) in recent seasons is that A had a vendetta against Ali that may have had to do with a past sexual relationship, and that premise turned thrilling when it was revealed that Ezra (Ian Harding) was a suspect.

‘Pretty Little Liars’ — Ezra Was The Best ‘A’

I mean, Ezra just made so much sense. He had a weird history of having sexual relations with minors. He arrived at the EXACT time of Ali’s not-death. He had access to all of the girls on a daily basis, and a close, personal relationship with Aria (Lucy Hale). He also came from money, so A’s incredible resources actually began to make sense.

Mrs. D? Not so much. She drops in and out of the picture like most of the B-characters on the show, so the reveal that she’s up to no good lacked the emotional power of the Ezra — and even the Toby (Keegan Allen) — reveal.

Also, I don’t know about you, but my mom can barely send a text, let alone commit acts of emotional cyber-terrorism. And I’m all about girl-power, but A has killed at least two fully grown men (police officers!) at this point — could the female, middle-aged Mrs. D really take on two men with actual police training? Seems far-fetched to me.

What did you think of the big reveal, PLL fans? Are you satisfied, or do you still wish it was Ezra? Is there someone else you think it might be? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

– Shaunna Murphy

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Bob

Posted at 4:00 PM on March 6, 2014  

Where is her hoodie if she is A?!

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bryantmann

Posted at 12:47 PM on March 6, 2014  

Reblogged this on Gay College Daily and commented:
I don’t know what to think yet about Mrs. DiLaurentis being A. I’ll have to think over it.

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stylehights

Posted at 4:05 AM on March 6, 2014  

so So SO glad it isnt ezra :)

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xtinah

Posted at 10:42 PM on March 5, 2014  

I am not sure but the comment about clean sheets and her saying no mother should watch there child die I think its possible, especially her being in Spencer’s room in the dark then slipping away when her mom came if she isn’t maybe when Spencer confronted her last week asking if Mrs. D saw her attack ally, it pushed her far enough to have a breakdown and she thinks ally was killed by spencer and wants revenge meaning maybe it’s Spencer’s mother would find it hard to see her die if she was killed. I still think Ezra is part of it with the costume and all the computers monitoring everyone and hiding them and then panicking when Spencer digs around also almost going into his apartment. …I don’t know but they could bothl be A

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John Jacob

Posted at 4:50 PM on March 5, 2014  

If you compare it to ‘Scream 2,’ Billy Loomis’s mother had a younger male sidekick. There’s a chance she does too.

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janoskians☺ (@fartunmahameda)

Posted at 4:03 PM on March 5, 2014  

I think actually she has help, we have known that Mona was the one who was sending texts to the girls, and the fact she is the big A doesn’t make sense because it doesn’t get revealed until the series finale. But i have a feeling she tried to kill Ali, it was so weird when she said “No mother should WATCH their child die.” it was so suspicious.

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Mister Baja

Posted at 12:03 PM on March 5, 2014  

……no.

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Courtney

Posted at 4:30 PM on March 5, 2014  

Oh and even if you don’t read the list, your argument for Mrs. D not having resources and money like Ezra is totally invalid. Mrs. D has money and resources the same way Ezra does. Plus she’s got a lot of time on her hands in between knitting and building creepy shrines to Alison.

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