For two and a half years, “Pretty Little Liars” fans have been dying to know the identity of A, the mysterious person who has been tormenting the four girls via text. Monday night, she was finally unmasked, in the season finale of the same name.. Savvy viewers knew that since Spencer’s (Troian Bellasario) sister Melissa (Torrey DeVitto) looked guilty as sin last week, she could not possibly be A. In fact, there was one person who had access to all of the information that Melissa did, and seemed awfully eager to prove that Melissa was guilty. Watch the clip below if you missed the epic reveal before reading further.
Yes, that’s right. Mona (Janel Parrish) is A. Hanna’s so-called friend, was only too happy to kiss Hanna’s boyfriend Caleb last week to set up a sting that would “prove”Melissa was A in the previous episode. Of course, plenty of fans noted she could have just as easily sent the text to Hanna saying that Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) was cheating on her.
This week, the liars learned that Alison (Sasha Peiterse) stayed at a creepy motel that was obviously inspired by “Psycho” the week before she was murdered. Then they decided to smoke out A at a conveniently scheduled masquerade ball. Only on PLL will a life and death situation get interrupted for a romantic slow dance sequences (Caleb-Hanna and Ezra-Aria).
Spencer figured out that Alison must have been visiting who ever was renting Room 2 of the motel. Mona cheerfully volunteered to leave the masquerade to help her check it out. Room 2 turned out to be A’s lair, filled with memorabilia about Alison’s murder and the Liars. When Mona left to get more gum, Spencer should have realized what was going on. Mona returned, wearing A’s Black Hoodie of evil, knocked Spencer out, carried the girl to the car (Mona has superstrength), then, when she woke up, took her on a wild ride to rival Mr. Toad’s. Spencer regained a few I.Q. points and phoned Hanna while she asked Mona about her evil plot. Mona did it all because the Liars “stole” Hanna from her.
The other Liar met Mona’s car at a cliff where Spencer managed to hit the parking brake and get out of the car. In the struggle, Mona fell into a ravine, but survived, and was taken to a mental hospital, seemingly catatonic. Dr.Sullivan (Annabeth Gish) returned, thanks to Toby (Keegan Allen), who was only pretending to have fallen out of love with Spencer.
Yet, that was not the end of the story. The Liars returned home to find Maya’s body being carted away by the coroner. Mona had a mysterious visitor. Mona, crazy like a fox instead of insane, told him/her that she did everything they asked. Was it Jenna (Tammin Sursok), who is hiding the fact that her sight has been resoired, and also had a mysterious visitor? Was Jenna also the girl who showed up at the masquerade dressed like the black swan, on Lucas’s arm? Did Officer Garrett really kill Alison, or was he framed?
It turns out that learning A’s identity does not solve all the mysteries of PLL. It’s just the beginning if a new chapter.