Last night’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’ finale packed four years of mystery into one hour, but the most shocking moment was the cliffhanger when Ezra got shot. Dare I say, shooting Mr. Fitz was smart? I think it was. But, please don’t kill him off — we need our Ezra!
The Pretty Little Liars Season 4 finale went out with a bang — literally! Alison (Sasha Pieterse) told all, and I’m while still processing the near half decade of revelations, I’m really stuck on the fact that Ezra (Ian Harding) was shot, presumably by a masked “A.” Keep reading to find out why I think this cliffhanger will keep fans hanging for more Ezra in Season 5, and watch our EXCLUSIVE interview with Ian below!
It Was Smart To Shoot Ezra — But Please Don’t Kill Him Off!
It’s still hard to believe that Ezra was actually shot at the end of the March 18 Season 4 finale, but I think it was a good idea to shoot Mr. Fitz — just as long as he doesn’t get killed of Pretty Little Liars!
Ezra has been beyond sketchy all season long, to say the least, from following the girls to hiding out in his creepy cabin — and scaring us to death by thinking he was going to bring death upon Aria (Lucy Hale) — and, of course, by convincing the liars (and viewers) that he was “A!” Although we found out near the end of Season 4 that Ezra’s antics were all in the name of literature, his creep factor still hit a high point.
At the end of last night’s episode, the girls were being chased by a masked assailant who we’ve got to assume is “A,” but then who knows in this show (keep reading to see why “A” could still be Ezra). Once they got up to the roof, they were greeted by Ezra, and their lives were put in danger. Ultimately, Hanna (Ashley Benson) grabbed the bad guy’s gun, but when he jumped across to another rooftop, the girls realized that they were not all safe. Ezra was left with a gun wound.
This came as a huge surprise for viewers, but I think it did more than add shock value. It added sympathy value.
After an entire season of hating on Ezra, the girls are now super concerned about him (rightfully so), as he was left laying, possibly dying, in Aria’s crying arms. In a way, Ezra getting shot could serve as his punishment for an entire season of frightening Mr. Fitz — but again, I will retract that statement if he doesn’t survive!
Ezra Will Probably Survive And Make It To The Next Season
Viewers were left hanging on for Ezra’s dear life, and now we have to wait until the Season 5 premiere on June 10 to find out if he lives on! Cross our fingers, hope to die — eh, maybe we shouldn’t say that, since “A” is lurking somewhere.
However, we have some pretty good intel that Ezra will survive, as he EXCLUSIVELY told us at the series’ red carpet finale event on March 18 in NYC, “Especially after tonight, a lot of going to be called into question.” He said after tonight — that means there should be more Mr. Fitz after the finale!
If Ezra Lives, Could He Still Be ‘A’?
Right now, I just hope that Ezra makes it out alive so I can’t even process that there’s still a chance that he could be “A,” but this is liars’ land, after all, and weirder things have happened.
HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the entire Pretty Little Liars cast last night at the show’s big red carpet finale event, and Ian Harding (Ezra) told us that there’s still a chance. “I don’t know. They could pull something last minute in whatever season we end this on.” Ian added EXCLUSIVELY, “I can jump out and be like, ‘Ha! The whole time, gotcha!’ So there’s always that possibility. I don’t really know. I have a lot of questions and I think there are going to be a lot of questions that come with this finale so I truly don’t know.”
As we reported before last night’s episode, the executive producers clued us in on Ezra’s fate as “A,” and last night, series creator Marlene King also solidified this possibility, EXCLUSIVELY pointing out that the show is called Pretty Little Liars, thus resulting in everyone having major secrets — and Ezra being “A” might just be one of them.
HollywoodLifers, do you think that there’s still a chance that Ezra might be “A?” And will you be sad if he is killed of the show?
— Elizabeth Wagmeister