Ashley Benson has revealed that A is not the same person as it is in the books. The show wants to “throw its audience off a bit.” They “twisted it.” When the cast got the script and did the cold reading, finding out who A was for the first time, “Everyone’s jaw was on the floor,” according to Lucy Hale. Ian Harding started laughing because he couldn’t believe it. Everyone was yelling and talking at once. Lucy said, “I think it’ll make people want to go back and watch the show from the beginning because there are clues and it all kind of makes sense.”
Supposedly, if you do a series marathon, the clues are all going to be there. If you re-watch everything from the pilot onward, it will make sense. Keegan Allen said that the writers did a good job linking everything and making it realistic and that everyone is shocked at who A is. Shay Mitchell says that the finale should please fans and that it might be her favorite episode. Keegan Allen said that the finale opens up lots of possibilities for the show.
We are excited about this, because we want to be surprised about who A is, but we also want it to make sense. The best twist is one where you are shocked, but then you look back at all the clues and wonder how you could have missed it. We know who A was in the books, and while it is a good twist that would do the TV series justice, it’s better for everyone that it’s different.
We are a little nervous that Ian Harding was laughing. The revelation should not be funny. We hope it was mostly shocked laughter or laughter in gratitude to the writers for making a twist so good. There is little chance that we will re-watch both seasons of Pretty Little Liars soon, because we have so much TV to watch. We hope that we will be able to remember most of the clues. It would be a shame if the only way to appreciate the revelation would be to go back and have a series marathon.
Finally, we hope there is another A for season three, or some other mystery that is equally as good. While the personal lives and dramas of the girls are fine and interesting, they are not enough to carry a whole show, in our opinions.