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

Wed, March 5, 2014 11:26am EDT by Shaunna Murphy 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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