Warning: This post contains Pretty Little Liars spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole show, then proceed with caution.
A little note: In August 2014, I started watching Pretty Little Liars. That November, I started blogging about it until it ended in 2017. I haven’t watched it since, but people are still reading my posts in 2021. So, I’ve decided to add thoughts and comments based on the feelings and opinions I have in 2021. Because you’re reading this now, I want to thank you! Tbh, after the disappointment of the series finale, I felt like I wasted time writing these posts. Because you’re reading this, it doesn’t feel like a waste anymore. So, thanks!
(Unless otherwise noted, parenthesis indicate thoughts from 2021)
**Originally published on January 5, 2016. Republished on May 11, 2021. Yes, on a Tuesday in honor of the show originally airing on Tuesdays.**
I’m posting this post at exactly 7:00 pm central time on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. I want it to post exactly one week before Pretty Little Liars season 6b premiers on ABC Family. Unfortunately now known as Freeform. I want to post now before we see anything in context. This is my prediction for what will happen between now and the last episode of season 7. I’m basing it off what we didn’t learn in the finale and things we have learned from previews and interviews.
The biggest question is, “Who is “he?” We hear someone talking about “him” in the previews for the time jump. So, who is he? Who’s the new big bad? Who’s the final “A” going to be? And for crying out loud, who or what is in the barrel!? Is Marlene going to leave us hanging? Red herrings still get answers! We need answers! Also, what’s going to happen to the core couples? What about their families? We have so many questions and so little time! This isn’t even touching all the questions I still have! (It’s been 4 years and I still have so many questions! The show left us so desperate for and so lacking in answers.)
Let’s be honest, the revelation of “Big A” was disappointing and Marlene King’s explanations only made it worse. That said, I still believe she doesn’t place things in the show for no reason. (Yes, she did. So many things happened in that show for no reason.) Everything’s a red herring or actual evidence. Speaking of red herrings, I’m still holding out hope that “Miss Aria You’re A Killer, Not Ezra’s Wife” was more than that. I hope it has a secret meaning. It would be interesting to find out Aria is or was somehow a killer or something.
My theory for “he” is that the NAT Club leader is going to be the final A. In season 3, Jason tells Spencer, “Sometimes, I think they were taking orders from someone else.” “They” are Ian and Garrett, the only other official members of the NAT Club. I hope Jason’s comment wasn’t a red herring. Not enough people have talked about it. It would be perfect for leading us to answers. I hope it’s going to have some kind of relevance for the rest of the series. If it was a red herring, I hope it was to throw suspicion off himself. In that case “he” could Jason. It could also be Wren. Wren’s been around town for a while. He could’ve been around before we knew it. He could’ve been pulling the strings. It could, but I doubt any of this has anything to do with Wren. He was one of the most talked-about suspects toward the end of 6A. The mystery is supposed to be guessable, but not obvious until you go back and watch. Wren seems like the most obvious choice. I don’t think it’s him, but it’s always a possibility.
Now, what’s going to about the relationships? If only one of the couples ends up together, I’m guessing it would be Ezria or Spoby. But I’ll give the pros and cons to all the couples getting back together.
EZRIA: Aria and Ezra have been such a toxic couple. Aria was pretty much addicted to him and he was a little bit crazy. As we come into the new season, the previews show Aria will have a new boyfriend and Ezra will be an alcoholic. I’ve also read since Aria is a publisher—or an editor, I don’t remember—she’ll be working with Ezra on his new book. We’ve seen a preview of her picking his book. A deep reminiscent look floods over her face, so one can assume she still has deep feelings for him. Of course, she would, he was her first love. The kind of feelings she had for Ezra don’t go away. Not completely. Despite the fact they were toxic with each other, they were good for each other. Together, they got through things in their lives they may not have been able to get through otherwise. I also think Aria is going to be the one who brings Ezra out of his slump and back into a good, healthy place in his life. (I was pretty much right about most of this. Ezra was definitely in a worse slump than anyone knew. And there were moments when they were still toxic. Overall, I think their adult relationship was okay.)
SPOBY: Spencer and Toby were also a bit toxic for each other. Even more than Ezra was a drug for Aria, Toby and Spencer were drugs for each other. I mean, Toby drove Spencer crazy! And, because of Spencer, Toby almost died because he didn’t know he was eating her secret drugs. Despite that, other than Emily, Spencer was the only person who believed in Toby. And Toby was often the only one who believed in Spencer. When their lives were falling apart, they held each other together. Not always in the healthiest ways, but they did hold each other together. They were also always good sleuthing partners. So, I’m sure they’ll end up sleuthing together again. If they don’t end up together, they will for sure have a few Spoby moments. (I was pretty much right about this. I’m not sure what my thoughts were or are. Spoby are somewhat together, but not as much as I’d like them to be. It’s kind of a bummer.)
HALEB: Hanna and Caleb have the healthiest relationship in the whole show. They were even healthier than the relationships the parents had. For that reason alone, I’m afraid they won’t end up together. It would be so like the writers to have the healthiest relationship of the whole show not end up together. Hanna’s engaged but I’m sure she’ll end up with Caleb for a temporary period anyway. Hannah will likely have a few issues with her fiancé and run to Caleb for comfort. She does love him and has major daddy issues after all. If Pretty Little Liars goes for a cliché storyline, then Hannah and Caleb will end up together. That’s how it is in all the cliché love stories. The girl goes back to her hometown while engaged. She runs into her first love, they click again, and they end up together. (That’s what I want to happen. I want Hanna and Caleb to be together. I love them. They might be my favorite.)
PAIGE AND EMILY: In a sneak peek of Mona and Allison, Emily and Paige have been talking again in California. I don’t have much to say about them, but I don’t think they’ll end up together. They never trusted each other and they were always fighting over one thing or another. And Paige is awful. (Glad she didn’t end up with Paige. Not glad she did end up with Alison. I didn’t like any of Emily’s love interests. I liked Alison on her own, but not with Emily.)
MIKE AND MONA: This is the couple I want to be together! They were so cute together. Mike was the only person who believed Mona could be more than the crazy stalker girl from Radley. (They didn’t end up together. I’m bummed about that.)
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