While the world is reeling over the latest victim’s death on ‘Pretty Little Liars’, the actual dead girl is talking — she’s coming back as ‘flashback girl’! Click to find out who was killed off ‘PLL’ and what her plans are for her murderer, ahem, Alison.
Another one bites the dust. After the shocking death on Pretty Little Liars August 26 episode, fans are dying to who the killer is in Rosewood! HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the victim who tells us how the shocking death will change the course of the show. And yes, we will learn what really happened during that brutal bloodbath. Warning: SEASON 5 SPOILERS AHEAD!
‘Pretty Little Liars’: Mona Dead — Janel Parrish Thinks Alison Killed Her
“I’m not really, really gone,” Janel tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “I will still be back. I will still be a regular. I’ll just be on the show in a different way — flashbacks — which I think is really positive because fans will know finally get a lot of back info on Mona.”
Good thing Mona is returning because her flashbacks will help to solve tons of mystery — including who killed her and where her body is hidden. But while Janel hasn’t learned who actually killed her, she’s pretty certain.
“I do not know. I don’t have a set in stone answer, but I do have my suspicions and I do think its Alison,” Janel reveals. “I do think it’s Alison. She looked pretty smug standing outside my house.”
Janel thinks that Mona was killed by Alison, and so do the liars. Keep reading for more Season 5 spoilers.
Janel Parrish Q&A: Reveals Season 5 Spoilers
HollywoodLife.com: Were you sad to be killed off?
Janel Parrish: “No, actually. I was kind of excited. Now that I know I’m still on the show, it’s kind of like a new experience for me is being “flashback girl” and I think it’s going to be very positive in the end. It was pretty crazy. I’m really happy that people are shocked, and that it’s hitting them emotionally because that’s what we want and it makes me feel great. I’m like, ‘Aw, you’re sad that I’m gone?’ I feel so loved!”
How much Mona will we see in flashbacks?
“I’ll basically be filling Sasha’s shoes — she was flashback girl for the first three years, and now that will be me, and so it will be great because now the mystery will be, What happened to Mona? Who killed Mona? Where is Mona’s body? It’ll be great to be on the show in a different way and to finally give fans and myself some answers.”
Will the Mona flashbacks bring the answers that fans are dying for?
“I hope that Mona’s flashbacks lead to a lot of answers, once Hanna starts digging through her memories and coming up with things. Or other people’s memories about Mona — maybe in that, there will be some answers and it will help them solves a lot of mysteries.”
How will Mona’s death affect the girls?
“It was affect them a lot — especially Hanna. It will affect her more than ever. They had a really intense relationship, and at one point, she really loved me and I really loved her so that definitely affects her more than everybody. But it is going to be a big part of their lives now. They’re going to be obsessed with the mystery of what happened to Mona.”
Is the focus of the rest of the season and Christmas episode ‘Who killed Mona?’
“It will definitely be one of the biggest mysteries, as well as, who killed Bethany? And what happened?”
Will we find out where Mona’s body is?
“That will be the next mystery in the next few episodes.”
Do the liars think that Alison killed Mona?
“Yes, they do. Now, it turns them into straight up enemies. It will be split into teams. Alison versus the liars now. That will definitely unfold over the next few episodes and the girls are definitely intent on taking Alison down.”
If Alison did kill Mona, were there other people on her team that we’ll learn about?
“There might be a few surprises here and there, in true Rosewood fashion.”
At the time of Mona’s death, did she really hate Alison? Were they at all teaming up in some twisted way?
“No, I think she really, really hates Ali and I think that Ali might have killed her because of it.”
So Mona really believed that Ali is ‘A’?
“Yes, I definitely think she figured out some Ali incriminating information”
Was Mona truly a good person?
“I really do think that she was a good person. I think that she redeemed herself. I think that she came through and she died because of it.”
Did the girls actually like Mona at the end?
“I do think that Mona redeemed herself with them, and I do think that they’re truly, truly sad that this happened to her and I think that they are harboring a lot a guilt, wondering if there’s something they could have done differently or if they could have treated her differently or if they believed her and not bullied her years ago if this would have happened to her. They’re going to be dealing with all of those feelings.”
Did Mona die because she knew too much?
When did you find out that Mona would be killed?
“I found out the day before we did our table read. Marlene gave me a call and told me, but she was so sweet about it — she wanted to make sure that I knew that i wasn’t getting killed off the show. I was just getting killed, but I was still on the show.”
How was the experience of filming your death scenes?
“It was fun. As you can see, the death scene is kind of like a before and after, but the aftermath is crazy. You might get a little bit more information, as far as you’ll see a little bit more of what really happened and that was really fun to film. You’ll see how much Mona fought til they very end.”
When your dead body was in the trunk, was that really you? It looked so creepy!
“That was actually me! It was very hard to keep my eyes open. I don’t know how I did it. I was just focused the entire time on keeping my eyes open and not blinking. It was also like 3 in the morning when we filmed it so my eyes were really tired and heavy so it was definitely difficult for me to keep them open and wide. No blinking!”
HollywoodLifers, will you miss Mona’s character on the show or are you happy that she’ll be the “flashback girl” now? Sound off below, and let us know, do you think that Alison killed Mona or was it someone else?
— Elizabeth Wagmeister