Oh and Aria should have been A, the theories I read about her were sooooo brilliant and could’ve worked to tie so much together. It would have blown my entire life and kinda fixed up the controversial Ezra + Aria storyline bc Ezra’s creepy predatory shit would have just been another layer of the villain that he was, and he sucked Aria into it - maybe she found out about him and Ali, his book.. turned on Ali and the girls and just had a mental break (say, it triggered an underlying mental issue or an alternate personality) that caused her to terrorize them under the radar. She could hate Ali for having history with Ezra and Ezra could hate Ali for being who she was before and hurting Aria so much in the past.
It would’ve truly shocked me to know that the Ezra reveal WAS real, and we’d been tricked into trusting him again because Aria forgave him, but only because she joined him.
And hey maybe her and Wren could’ve been fraternal twins and he was conflicted in helping her because of his ties to Melissa and Spencer, but he could’ve felt slighted by Spencer, and ultimately rejected by the Hastings family. Eddie Lamb recognized Aria because she never went to Iceland, she was in Radley during a brief psychotic episode that no one knew about besides her immediate family.
Aria could’ve been “kidnapped” instead of Spencer, and Ezra could’ve been the one to lead them all to another remote location in hopes of trapping them all for good. Once the girls found her trapped with Wren, he’d be killed by Ezra in what they think is a heroic act to save Aria, but would suddenly turn and we’d see his dark side come out, his rage toward Alison and the rest of the girls as he shows us that he is no friend of theirs. Aria could still be visibly terrified until there’s a sudden shift in her demeanor and she’s revealed as being the uber A.
Imagine this all happens within the first hour or so and we have an hour left for all the pieces to align and all the littlest things the girls do to upset Aria become so big to her that in her mind, they have done her wrong and they deserve it all. I just thought up all this cuz I’m still mad and I can’t sleep but that would be an awesome idea. My head still doesn’t get that there’s no chance of an incredible twist ending. 😩