Rant on Alison
Now that PLL is approaching again, I’ve been rewatching for fun and I noticed a big change in Ali’s character the most. It actually makes me really sad that they made Alison’s character so dynamic and mysterious in the first 3 or 4 season where she disappeared, she had a pregnancy scare, she had all these different secret relationships, and seemed to be scared of her own family, along with some vulnerabilities and insecurities of her own. When Alison returned it was exciting. But I thought her story would be a little more important. Technically, whatever Ali was doing that night didn’t even matter because she was just collateral damage.
The whole mystery revolved around Alison and that night. But somehow it wasn’t even about Alison or the girls for that matter. They were just bystanders. I’ll accept that Ali isn’t a terrible person anymore - but I feel like Ali’s character should have been explained more. Who got her pregnant? Why did she really pick the girls as her friends? Why did she have a weird relationship with Jason? Garrett? Byron? What was her life like in NYC actually? Did Mrs. D actually think she was alive or was the clothes in Ali’s room actually for Cece? I feel like there was no steady understanding of how evil manipulative Ali became church and kind Ali. I just need a storyline for her dammit. Now I feel like the new season is going to start but much of Alison’s old character won’t be addressed. It’s not like she’s even herself.
How do you feel about Alison’s character development???