It is bittersweet that I present to you my last ever theory for Pretty Little Liars. I apologise in advance for the insane length, but this is covering all those frustrating loose ends across the entire series. I hope you can make it to the end so we can discuss. My only fear for this theory is that it is too daring and gutsy; it would re-define the show we thought we knew. Are the writers willing to ‘go there’ in just 10 episodes? I don’t know! Regardless if this is all right, partially right, or so damn wrong, I hope you have as much fun reading this as I did putting this together the past two months! For the last time before the show ends… I hope you enjoy!

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Remember when Mona revealed to the Liars in 4x01 (“A is for A-L-I-V-E”) that Melissa was one of the Queen of Hearts, along with Wilden?

Well, no. She wasn’t.

When they were watching the tape, Emily questioned who the second Queen of Hearts was. Mona, eyeing at Spencer, responded, “Your sister.”

The video was shut down by Big A (Charlotte) before it could be proven it was her sister, aka Melissa, which is what everyone was thinking as she is Spencer’s only known sibling.

I don’t understand why they couldn’t have shown that Melissa was the Queen of Hearts to the audience if she was. That’s because she wasn’t, and it was Spencer’s twin!

Melissa and Mona, as well as Charlotte, all knew of the existence of Spencer’s twin, who is now A.D. When Spencer was questioning Melissa about her being the Queen of Hearts, Melissa abruptly kept stopping her at sentences, or not replying to some of her questions. Melissa claimed that she has been protecting Spencer since the beginning, but I think not. Not Spencer, but her twin.

Veronica (Melissa’s mother and Spencer’s supposed mother) has had cancer twice (as we know of). What if after she had Melissa, she developed cancer, and this stopped her from having children? She could’ve wanted a second child after she had beat cancer, so Mary Drake became the surrogate mother of her child. However, she fell pregnant with twins, but Veronica only wanted one.

When Spencer and Aria went to see Dr. Cochran in 7x08 (”Exes and OMGs”), the man who delivered Mary’s babies, he said he dealt with two of them. Now, if he had delivered Charlotte too, who is the eldest child, why couldn’t he have said, “I delivered two separate babies.”

Mary wasn’t allowed to keep the second baby after a while due to the strict rules at Radley, and also because she was a mental patient who had history of “killing a baby” (when that was actually Jessica). The twin was probably raised in Radley too somewhere.

Charlotte knew of the twin’s existence and the twin was the TRUE Black Widow! Sara Harvey claimed herself to be the identity of the BW to protect Spencer’s twin, whom she was good friends with herself and knew that’s what Charlotte wanted her to do.

The Black Widow had brunette hair, and her body was identical to Spencer’s structure:

Her twin’s motive would be that Spencer got to live a normal life—while she was raised in a mental institution. She was jealous and sick of Spencer. Initially, she wanted to meet her twin for the first time, but something must’ve happened that stopped her.

On the night of Jenna’s blinding, I believe her twin might’ve been watching Spencer, and/or possibly wanted to meet her. When the stink bomb set off, it burned the twin, and she was scarred for the rest of her life with them. This made her HATE the Liars and Spencer. She has despised them since then.

The BW ending scene in 4x01 (where she had a burnt mask) could’ve hinted towards this:

Of course, she didn’t have that mask when she was there the night Jenna was blinded, but the mask was burnt at the night of the lodge fire. Spencer’s twin was working in two different divisions—the “A” Team and Melissa’s alliance (with Jenna and Shana). They could possibly know the existence of Spencer’s twin too. The twin could’ve set fire to the lodge originally to get revenge on them burning her, partnering with Jenna too as they blinded her in the same accident.

In 4x23 (”Unbridled”), Veronica said to Spencer: “It was as if there were two of you living in this house—the Spencer we recognized and your evil twin. We never knew which one was coming down for breakfast.” Foreshadowing much?

Spencer was drove to madness in Season 3 after Toby supposedly died, and she was admitted into Radley. This could foreshadow her twin especially, and her twin could’ve planned this whole thing to make her end up crazy. 

Sometimes I think some scenes we’ve seen Spencer in isn’t really Spencer. For example, in the ending scene of 7x08 (”Exes and OMGs”) we see Spencer flicking through a family photo album, as if she’s searching for answers. I believe this was her twin in this scene.

I believe that it wasn’t Spencer who Toby kissed in 7x10 (”The DArkest Knight”), it was her twin! She was wearing the same sweater in this scene as she was wearing in 7x08.

“Spencer” was acting quite odd in this scene. May I also note that Spencer wasn’t wearing that sweater later on, because we later see her in a plain white sweater (the one she got shot in).

How could I forget the heart-warming scene between Hanna and Spencer in 7x01 (”Tick-Tock, Bitches”)?

This was NOT a dream! The Liars have always had dreams, such as the many that included Alison, and they always turn out to be reality. Spencer mentioned Uber A’s alias (A.D.) in the dream, yet how could Hanna have dreamt that when they were sent the first text that was signed off saying “- A.D.” after Hanna was kidnapped?

Most importantly, Spencer did not have her bangs in this scene. She has had them since the five-year time jump that started in 6B. People say that she didn’t have her bangs in this scene because Hanna wanted to remember the “clever” Spencer. She’s still as intelligent as ever, so I don’t see why it was necessary for her to not have her bangs in this scene. That’s because it was her twin!

As Jessica always said, “You can never turn your back on a Hastings.” Spencer turned her back and she was SHOT by A.D. 

Jessica knows how dangerous they can be, like Spencer’s twin. What if it was Spencer’s twin who hit Ali that night, and it was Mary who buried her alive? Charlotte could’ve easily covered for her beloved sister.

Melissa is definitely part of Uber A’s game, and so is Mona. I believe Mona is only doing so because she wants to protect the girls (by stopping A.D. doing anything extreme). However, I think she probably left the gAme after Hanna’s kidnapping. She was so distraught over Hanna seemingly being dead.

She knows she can’t tell the Liars everything though—it’ll cost her their friendship, her redeeming, their forgiveness over her being Original A, and quite possibly her life as we all know A.D. is dangerous and doesn’t like to mess around.

As for Melissa, well… bitch doesn’t care. Everything mostly points towards her and she’s one of the most, if not the, shadiest character(s) in the show. She’s always despised Spencer, and she always blames her for her unhappiness. Melissa wants to partner with Spencer’s twin because she knows how much it’ll destroy Spencer.

Melissa likes to lie, and she likes to trick others. Maybe she was protecting Spencer’s twin when she buried Bethany? She knew Spencer would find out about this sooner or later, so she told her she was protecting her and not anybody else. Really, Melissa?

If I recall, Spencer was talking to Toby in 1x20 (“Someone to Watch Over Me”) about running away, and she mentioned that when she was a child, she had a fight with her sister and her parents took her side. Yes, I believe that was Melissa, but Spencer said she ran away after that. What if her twin took her place while she was gone? She said that when she returned, her parents hadn’t even noticed she had gone. Strange much?

When Spencer first “met” Mary in 7x01, they were discussing about twins almost. Mary mentioned how much Spencer and Melissa look a little like twins. Hinting much? Could Mary possibly be Melissa’s surrogate mother too? Perhaps Veronica couldn’t have children at all. This would explain the resemblance between Melissa and Spencer. They look too much alike to not be biological sisters.

In the 7B trailer, we see A.D. slightly taking their hood aback. We can see that their hair color is BROWN/BRUNETTE.

A.D. IS Spencer’s twin. There is so much more to this, and I will most definitely expand on it soon!

Thank you for reading. ^_^


I got these spoilers by someone who allegedly works at Warner Bros and knows the ending of the show. They say you won’t get all answers of past seasons in the finale but that’s what is basically going to happen.

- Uber A and Charlotte’s killer are both characters from season 1

- Uber A is Melissa Hastings but there is more to that. There is a huge twist in her reveal. Melissa isn’t Veronica’s biological daughter. She is also a Drake. Mary also had Melissa but couldn’t take care of her. Mary gave Spencer a hint in 7x01. Charlotte and Melissa met at Radley and worked together in season 3. 

- Charlotte’s killer is Mona. She killed her because Charlotte was going to start the game again and was planning to kill the liars including her. You will see a flashback of this

- Mary Drake is the evil twin, not Jessica. She is working with Melissa to find Charlotte’s killer and ultimately kill Alison.

- Charlotte and Melissa were planning to kill Alison ‘that night’ by using Bethany

- Charlotte was never treated at Welby. She never got well. 

- Charlotte lied in 6x10 about her story. She killed Marion Cavanaugh. Bethany witnessed the murder and Jessica covered it. 

- Mary killed Jessica (you will see a flashback of this)

- Noel’s motive will be discussed at the beginning of the season

- Jennas’s true motive will be revealed

- Melissa killed Sara Harsaravey (there’s no flashback)

- Wren and Bethany are related. He moved to Rosewood and started working at Radley to find her killer. He was Melissa’s boyfriend and doctor at the same time (this is the twist about him). This is why she got back and went with him to London 

- Jason will die saving Alison

- Executive Producer I. Marlene King will make a cameo 

- Jenna, Mary Drake and Melissa will also die in 7B

Did You Miss Me?

Originally posted by ourfearlessnightingale

This theory is going to work against most of my ‘A’ or ‘A.D’ theories but…. I think that Alison Lauren DiLaurentis might be ‘A’ this time. (or ‘A’ all of the time)


Since the summer finale I can’t stop thinking about how Spencer literally risked her life for Ali and how she has ALWAYS protected her. In every scene that ‘A’ has targeted Ali and the Liars together, Spencer stands in front with her arms and body shielding Alison. It’s her natural instinct. 

Funny enough, it’s actually all of the Liars natural instinct, to protect Ali before themselves. Why is that? Because Alison conditioned them to protect her at all costs. 

She knew that if she was ever in danger and asked for their help that they would run to her rescue. Even if she were crying wolf… even if she were lying… 

And ever since then (with the exception of when they let her get arrested for Mona’s murder) they have never once let Ali down. She ensured that. She played them like they were dolls… or puppets. Just like ‘A’. 

Ali’s puppets. 

A’s dollhouse.

Why didn’t ‘A’ capture Alison if she is their favorite doll? Is Alison the ultimate puppet-master? 

Jenna even gives the audience a little foreshadowing before the doll house and reminds us all that the Liars have always been Alison’s puppets. 

“Like they were her dolls…”

“We’re coming full-circle on this show.” -Marlene King

Back in the pilot episode after Aria gets the very first ‘A’ message she automatically assumes it’s Ali. And she’s not the only one..

In fact, Emily and Aria both admit to each other that they think ‘A’ is Ali. How could it be anybody else, right? Alison is the only one they told their secrets to. “Friends share secrets, it’s what keeps us close.”

It’s been right in front of us this whole time and we chose to not see it. We chose to see Alison as a victim based off of what we have learned about her and her family, but that doesn’t excuse her actions. It doesn’t change her past.

The Liars only dismissed Alison as an ‘A’ suspect after the police found her “remains” buried in her backyard. It was a perfectly well thought out plan, don’t you think? ‘A’ sends the Liars their first message and then Alison’s body is mysteriously found and she’s declared dead, making her appear as a victim rather than a suspect. Classic ‘A’ move. Classic chess move. Check.

Alison being ‘A’ would make things come full-circle.

It would tie the Liars into the plot and it would explain how ‘A’ has always been one step ahead. Alison knows the Liars better than they know themselves and it wouldn’t have been hard for her to anticipate their next move. She is who the Liars thought was ‘A’ in the very beginning and how ironic that ‘A’ now goes by ‘A.D’, Alison’s initials. 

This show is centered around Alison. 

All roads lead back to the DiLaurentis house.

All roads lead back to Ali.

Originally posted by infinifi

A is for Aria


Let’s start at the very beginning when Aria and her family return home from Iceland. The threats begin right when she returns home, if that wasn’t suspicious enough, the very first text of the show is sent to Aria herself.

Holden tells us that Green Pepper pizza is Aria’s favorite,

and what kind of Pizza does A order for Hanna’s party? You guessed it, green pepper. 

Mona was still A when this happened, but we’re thinking that Aria is the ringleader, she would have told Mona exactly what to order. 

Then there’s this gem that I think seriously went under rader. 

Aria texts Ezra with an unknown number, maybe because of her parents finding out she as meeting Ezra, but how would she be able to gain access to a burner phone this quickly if she didn’t already have one?

Mona calls Aria “Big A” perhaps this is Aria’s code name for the game she and Mona made up together. 

It also helps that Marlene tweeted this out 

Not to mention she knows secrets about others that she shouldn’t possibly know. Like the one she whispered to Mona in the theatre. 

She knows how to hurt people to get what she wants and she’s proven that she isn’t afraid to do it.

Remember when Ezra’s diploma ended up in Anne’s office? 

The only person who could possibly get in and out of Ezra’s apartment without being detected is Aria.

In 7A the girl’s (Minus Aria who is conveniently missing) find Jessica’s lair, and something is off about it. 

Yep, there’s a file for Spencer, Hanna, Emily, even Alison, but not for Aria, almost like Aria was in on it. 

Finally, Lucy said that her favorite episodes are the final 10 because she “Never imagined that Aria could be bad.” 



(The above video becomes relevant when I start discussing D. I couldn’t insert the video exactly in the position I want, sorry!)

In this ‘mini’ theory, I explore this concept posted by Marlene:

From this, I take that A and D are two different people. Call it a mini A Team, so to speak.

Let’s start with the A.

The A in AD is for Mona. It just has to be her - let me tell you why. She was original A. She wants her game back. The girls still treat Mona like shit despite her apologising time and time again AND despite both going through the dollhouse together where the girls clearly saw that Mona is was not the enemy! Hanna literally gave Mona the silent treatment when Mona came to her bridal shower party with a smile and a loving present. Hanna then threw the thoughtful, personalised gift in the trash, causing Mona to say “it seems everything I do ends up this way”. Spencer exclaimed “what is she doing here!?” in 620 at the Lost Woods Resort. It is precisely this type of constant rejection that brings back that anger from seasons 1 and 2 when she was A, and now she wants to do it all over again. She wants to punish the liars for constantly rejecting her. One way she did this, was by taking Hanna from them.

She scared the girls, whilst simultaneously getting Hanna all back to herself. Besides, wasn’t that Mona’s original motive for being A? That she lost Hanna to the girls? (It was Alison’s death that reunited the girls, not Mona’s texts, so there is no plot hole here in Mona’s motive.)

Obviously, Mona never killed Hanna despite kidnapping her. It was just a doll that she hung from the bell tower! The symbolism in this is that she kidnapped her out of hatred, but didn’t want to overly harm her because a love remains.

Then how do we explain this horrible stuff, if Mona simultaneously loves Hanna?

Let me quote Mona; the one who did this to Hanna: “it’s much easier to forgive an enemy than it is to forgive a friend”. So yes, Mona is extremely angry with Hanna! But do not forget the symbolism here: Mona would have never killed Hanna. This is all just a game. Emotional venting. That’s all it’s ever been. Well, with Mona, at least. Wait until I explain the D in AD!

Let’s not forget that Mona was supposed to be watching Noel in 710, yet somehow he escaped. Also, amongst the ever so minor plot progression in 6B we did learn that Mona called CeCe from the Two Crows Diner the night she was killed. Clearly, Mona was involved in the sequence of events the night a Drake family member was killed. Mona followed Spencer and Toby in 620 to the discovery of Mary’s Radley file! This bitch is really involving herself in the Drake-related-stuff yet it’s going unnoticed! (I highlight Mona’s constant involvement in the Drake family because this provides evidence to her teamwork with D in AD - D’s main aim is associated with the Drakes.) Also, we can’t forget the “thanks for giving me Hanna” text. That was entirely A, not D, if that makes sense.

Mona involving herself in the Drake family issues is exact proof that Mona is the A in AD; helping their partner, D, which I will explain now.

Unfortunately I can’t include it here at this point in the post, but please go to the above video posted by the official PLL Instagram. It gives us confirmation that Spencer indeed was AD’s target that night. It was no accident that Spencer got shot, it was entirely deliberate. Jenna missed, and so AD swooped in to finish the job.

The D in AD must stand for Drake. 

Noticed how everyone in the Drake family has been killed?

- Spencer was shot (99.9% chance she’ll survive, but it’s the attempt to kill that is significant)

- Jessica, who was born as a Drake (but has the last name DiLaurentis because she married Ken) was killed. Surely, this is the reason why they have not told us who killed Jessica yet - why are they dragging it on for so long if the answer is as simple as her evil twin killed her!? Well, maybe Mary didn’t kill Jessica. It was AD.

- Charlotte was most likely killed by AD, following this trend of all Drake family-members being killed. Therefore, AD is playing a game - AD is not avenging Charlotte’s death because AD is the killer!

- I won’t be surprised if something bad happens to Mary soon. She’s a Drake. Surely, again following this trend, Mary is on the hit-list too. It is entirely possible that the reason she was even in the house in 710 is because she had been kidnapped by AD! It kind of looked like she was in a dark room, perhaps a closet… maybe she wasn’t intentionally there to help Jenna or AD like we thought. Maybe AD kidnapped Mary and it was AD’s plan to wipe out the Drake family that night (with the help of Jenna).

The big question remains: why does AD hate the Drakes? Well, going back to what I stated before, I believe the D in AD stands for Drake. Maybe the A in AD stands for their first name, or it could be for their partner’s name - that is, A and D are two different people. Nonetheless, I believe AD is a Drake, and something terrible happened to them (similarly to Charlotte’s upbringing) and they’re here to kill their entire family. And that’s why this is the most ‘deadly’ A so far - they’re literally here to kill family. How brutal.

- It’s worth noting that as per THIS THEORY, I am 100% sold that Bethany is also a Drake. Mary had two daughters: Spencer and Bethany. (I should add to that theory, that the Doctor that Aria and Spencer visited in 7A said “I dealt with one of Mary’s babies”, whereby the ambiguity implies more than one baby.)
Who killed Bethany? 610 revealed that was Mona (then Melissa buried her). So, following this trend of Drake children being killed… who started it? MONA, when she killed Bethany! 

- Note that the last time we saw Eddie Lamb, he was delivering to Ezra some drawings that Bethany had done! It’s no coincidence that Eddie Lamb went missing once he involved himself in the Drake family. (Again, there’s more evidence that Bethany is indeed another one of Mary’s daughters!)

What do you all think about this idea of A and D being two different people who are working together? They have different agendas, but of course, we have seen them at times cross paths. 

(Crossed paths? When? Well, for example, AD knew that Hanna had ordered Mona to watch Noel in 710, so what does AD do? Call their partner and say “release him”, that way AD can shoot Spencer easier because there’s another person in the house to stop Spencer from escaping.)

My Ideal PLL Ending

Just think about this for a second… The last episode of pretty little liars, ever. A five or ten year time jump after Alison is murdered. Aria, Hanna, Emily and Spencer are in jail for the murder of both Alison and Charlotte (falsley accused) Aria is released based of new evidence, but the other girls remain in jail. We see aria driving at night to a cabin, noels cabin. We see her walk into the cabin, pour herself a glass of wine, and we see dark figures of a number of other people. As the camera pans around the room, it reveals that Aria is with, Jenna, Melissa, Wren, (possibly garret, ian, wilden IF they are alive somwhow) and finally, we see her lean over to kiss someone. As they come out of the kiss, it is revealed to be Jason, not ezra, who she was with before going to jail. A scrapbook filled with photos of the girls over the years, photos taken by “A” and “A.D”, is open on a coffee table. The group reminisces and flips through the book. On the final page, we see the girls mugshots, or some kind of cryptic photo. The book is passed around the room, as everyone signs their names. Finally it reaches jason, it shows that he signed the book “NAT Forever”. He closes the book, and the show has ended.

  • Who killed Charlotte and why
  • Who killed Jessica and why
  • Who’s Charlotte’s father
  • Who’s Spencer’s father? It is Peter?
  • Since we already know Spencer’s Mary’s daughter, why Jessica wanted Bethany to call her “Aunt Jessie”?
  • Did Jessica do that just because she had something with Bethany’s father?
  • Why did Bethany draw Jessica’s at her house? How did she know how her house was? I mean, the drawing is exactly the same as Jessica’s house.
  • Why were Noel and Aria’s file stolen from the bunker before the fire? WHY ARIA’S??
  • Why was Noel helping Charlotte? Since when?
  • How long has been Jenna helping Uber A?
  • Who wrote “He’s going to kill me -M” at the dollhouse closet? Who’s M? Maya, Mona, Melissa? And who is “he”?
  • For how long was Sara Harvey helping Charlotte? Since she disappeared?
  • At Radley (6x10) and in Season 7, Sara tells Emily she was always trying to protect her. From Charlotte? From Uber A? But if she was, why she still helped Charlotte?
  • What were Melissa and Charlotte talking about THAT night?
  • And why Charlotte/Cece was wearing the yellow top?
  • For how long Charlotte knew she was a Drake? She used the Drake name for her “Cece” identity.
  • Who were Wren talking with on the phone in 4x10?
  • Why was Wren painting a family drawing with a brunette hair red coat?
  • Why was Wren so shady visiting Mona at Radley?
  • And since Charlotte was a patient, why Wren gave her a visitor pass with the name CECE DRAKE? HE KNEW?
  • Why was Wren shady?
  • Mona was high on drugs so she didn’t recognized Charlotte but she created a plan to escape sometimes?
  • How the blood did get to Spencer’s bag in London? It was Wren or Melissa?
  • Who were part of the original A-Team? Just Toby?
  • If Wilden was paid off from the beginning, then why the fuck was he trying to solve Alison’s disappearance for all those years?
  • What Maya knew?
  • Where’s Eddie Lamb? Why he disappeared like that? 
  • Why Eddie Lamb recognized Aria in Radley?
  • Did Aria went to Radley instead of Iceland?
  • Does Aria know her brother is now a werewolf?
List of PLL questions!

I am praying at least the main ones get answered by the end of 720! If the minor questions aren’t answered explicitly, I just hope that the answers we do get help us to fill in the blanks ourselves. Whilst the list does look stupidly long, it actually is possible to answer the majority of them as they are all intertwined. Answering one will naturally bring the answer to the next, on the same topic. 

  1. Who is AD/Uber A?

  2. Why was Charlotte A?

    Whilst we already have this answer, I have a feeling it is going to change because she evidently lied in 610. I will update this after we get confirmation.

  3. Why is Charlotte’s death so important to AD?

  4. Who was Alison so scared of throughout season 4? “I want to come home, but it’s still not safe for me”. Charlotte, as A, actually wanted Ali to come home and stay home, so who was forcing her away from home?

  5. The emoji texts from 6B were never signed, so were these sent by AD or someone else?

  6. Is Ali actually reformed, or is she the same girl she was in high school, putting on an act for some ulterior motive?

  7. Who killed Charlotte, and why? 

  8. Who killed Jessica, and why?

  9. Who killed Sara Harvey, and why?

  10. If Mona killed Bethany and Melissa buried her, how, why and when did an Alison bracelet end up on the body?

  11. Who shot Spencer?

  12. When and why did Archer Dunhill take on the identity of Doctor Elliot Rollins? If he’s not a real doctor, how did Charlotte get better over the 5 years? Maybe she didn’t get better?

  13. Why did AD take Jenna - is it a rescue or a punishment?

  14. Did Charlotte help Mona escape Radley, or did Mona help Charlotte escape Radley? Charlotte says in 610 that “I’d play the game with her if she helps me get out of Radley”, yet Mona says in 324 “she gave me a way in and out of Radley”. Who’s lying, and why?

  15. Why was Sara Harvey working for Charlotte as Red Coat and Black Widow? 

  16. Why was Noel helping Charlotte in the dollhouse?

  17. Why is AD attacking the liars, if they didn’t have anything to do with Charlotte’s death?

  18. Who did Rollins message saying “Alison didn’t kill Charlotte” (705) - and therefore, why did Rollins take Ali out to the lake if it wasn’t to kill her?

  19. Who is coming for Alison? In 610 Aria says “he’s coming for you” and in 513 Jessica/Mary says “they’ll be coming for you soon”.

  20. Why was Mary at the school for the blind in 710?

  21. What happened to Toby and Yvonne in 710?

  22. Was AD ever giving Mona and Charlotte orders in the earlier seasons, or did AD start the game immediately after Charlotte’s death?

  23. What made Jessica think that Ali may be alive? She buried her, yet she launches a lair to go find her?

  24. Why was Jessica spying on the girls, and why was Aria’s file missing from her ‘lair’ in 7A? 

  25. Who was Bethany talking about in her recordings at Radley? “She’s a bitch, an evil bitch. Is it like mother like daughter? Is there anyone in that family I can trust?”

  26. Is Archer really the father of Alison’s baby?

  27. Who was the British person calling Archer’s phone in 7A saying “next time you bury someone, make sure they’re dead”?

  28. Did Charlotte know she was adopted?

    Yes, as per 707. Charlotte was taken away from Mary the very second of her birth and put into the arms of Jessica. Mary said she never even got to hold baby Charles. Charlotte’s use of the alias “CeCe DRAKE” means she was aware of her birth mother. In 7A, we saw Charlotte ask Jenna if she FOUND her birth mother, too. Charlotte and Mary have never met, but they definitely know of each other’s existence. 

  29. Who is Mary’s second child?

    Spencer Hastings/Spencer Drake.
    Confirmed in 710.

  30. Who knows that Spencer is a Drake, and why was this kept a secret for so long? 

  31. Who bought Toby’s house?

  32. What was on Jenna’s laptop in 706 in her “Charlotte DiLaurentis” folder? Does Jenna know more about Charlotte’s murder than letting on?

  33. Who was Beach Hottie?

    Wilden. Charlotte has told us throughout season 3 that Ali thought Wilden was “hot” (hence asked him to go on his boat) and also she thought Wilden got Ali pregnant. There’s no way Beach Hottie can be anyone else, given these clues.

  34. Why did AD have a box in their lair (706) saying Letters to AD? Is AD writing letters to themselves? 

  35. Why did Jessica get so mad when she found out about the prank Ali and CeCe pulled, that CeCe was at Radley - CeCe was already a patient there?

  36. “Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister” - who is this about?

  37. Who were the man and woman voices we heard trying to throw Aria off the Halloween train?

    Jason was the male voice: he was the one Aria stabbed, evident in his hip wound. Melissa was the female voice: she was trying to protect Spencer and her friends from harm that night on the train.

  38. Why was Jason trying to throw Aria off the train?

    It was Wilden who put Aria in the box, however Jason and Melissa didn’t know Aria was in the box. Jason and Melissa were taking orders from Wilden; to throw Garret’s dead body off the train (Wilden killed Garret and ordered Jason and Melissa to ‘destroy’ the evidence). Remember, everyone was afraid of Wilden, perhaps due to his police authorities and frightening demeanour. Jason and Melissa had to do as told, and they didn’t know Aria was in there. I quote Melissa from 404 “we didn’t know about hurting you”. 

  39. Melissa tells Spencer in 404 that someone was giving Wilden orders to be on the train and hurt the girls. Who was giving him these orders and why?

    The show will never go back to this topic, so we must assume it was Charlotte. Big A was telling Wilden to be on the train and hurt her sister, Spencer, out of jealousy of having a better life. Spencer’s other sister, Melissa, tried to protect her from Charlotte/Wilden. Charlotte was telling Wilden what to do because she knew what a dirty cop he was: he took Jessica’s money to shut up about her hitting Ali. So, Wilden had to accept Big A’s orders. 

  40. Why did Jason follow Lucas on the Halloween train?

    In the webisodes that took place between 3x12 and 3x13, Lucas gives Mona an envelope. Later in 3B, Lucas tells Hanna that the envelope was from Jason, which implies that Lucas was the one who Jason gave the reward money to. This explains why Jason was hanging around Mona; he thought that she would lead him to who stole the body from the grave.

  41. What happened the night of the lodge fire?

    Melissa sent Jenna and Shana to keep an eye on Spencer and also to find out who Spencer was going to meet - potentially Alison. Melissa needed to know if Ali is alive, because if she is, that means she buried an innocent person, and she may begin to see the repercussions of that.

     Melissa’s orders to protect Spencer and see if Ali is alive went in one ear and out the other, because little did Melissa know, that Jenna and Shana had their own agenda: kill Alison. Jenna and Shana were pretending to accept Melissa’s orders out of fear, as Mona confirmed in 401 (”they’re both afraid of Melissa”). 

    Shana lit the fire thinking Alison is inside, thinking she’s getting justice for The Jenna Thing (on behalf of Jenna whom she fell in love with). 

    Wilden was with Jenna and Shana, as he too wanted Ali dead because if Ali came home alive, he will get in trouble for doing dirty work as a cop (accepting Jessica’s bribery money to stay quiet on Charlotte hitting Ali). So Charlotte killed Wilden, for Ali’s sake, and her own sake, as Wilden will throw Charlotte under the bus for Ali’s ‘murder’. 

    Melissa told Spencer in 404 that “Jenna and Shana didn’t light the fire, it was Wilden, they saw him”. Jenna and Shana played Melissa like a fool: they were the ones to light the fire, but they’re blaming the dead guy to save their own assess. 

  42. Who hit Toby over the head at the lodge fire in 323?

    Jenna. A few episodes later in 4A, she said to Emily “tell Toby I never meant to hurt him”. She was protecting him by ensuring he doesn’t find out if Ali is alive, because as Jenna said, it seems everyone that knows about Ali is waking up dead.

  43. Why does Rollins want to avenge Charlotte’s death?

    They were in love.
    Confirmed in 620 and again in 706.

  44. Why was Rollins seducing Ali before Charlotte had even died?

  45. Who let Noel go whilst Hanna had him tied up in 710?

  46. Did Charlotte ever truly get better during the 5 years or was it all an act? 

  47. Why did Mona say she became A because the girls stole Hanna from her, when it was precisely her texts that made her lose Hanna?

    Essentially, not only did the girls allow Alison to bully Mona, but the discovery of Ali’s body in the pilot brought the girls back to Rosewood, and the thought of the girls being reunited scared Mona. Therefore, she began texting them under the alias of A in order to scare them and keep them apart. This backfired, and she lost Hanna as a result of becoming A. More info here.

  48. Why are we only hearing of Mary Drake six seasons later? Where has she been all this time and why has she come back now?

    Spencer asked Mary in 701 what brings her back to Rosewood, and Mary replied “I found out Jessica is dead”. (Side note: this is hinting to Mary having NOT killed Jessica.)

  49. What did Jenna and Sara team up to do?

    To find Charlotte’s killer, as confirmed by Sara. “All we’re doing is looking for the same thing as you are.” Confirmed in 706. However, they also want to hurt the girls, as they are responsible for Jenna’s blinding and Sara’s paralysing in her hands.

  50. Why do Sara and Jenna care about Charlotte’s death?

  51. Sara was hinting to Emily that someone is dangerous in 706 - who is Sara talking about?

  52. Who was buried first: Alison or Bethany?

    Bethany was buried after Alison because Melissa pushed Bethany in an already caved grave, which Jessica caved for Alison first. 

  53. Jenna says she met Charlotte at the hospital during the 5 year break, yet in 4A Shana told Spencer that Jenna is scared of CeCe. What’s the truth: when did Jenna and Charlotte meet?

  54. Who killed Bethany?

    Mona. Melissa buried Bethany alive to protect Spencer, but Mona bashed her in the head with a shovel thinking it was Alison.

  55. Did Alison know Bethany?

  56. Where has Wren been since season 4, when we last saw him?

  57. Why was Wren colouring in a red coat?

  58. Is there a reason Eddie recognised Aria at Radley, or was that just a friendly coincidence?

    He recognised her because Aria was visiting Spencer in Radley in 3B. He had probably seen her face as she was signing in to see Spencer. It’s not something to worry about.

  59. We’re not having the same problems again, are we Eddie?” said Wren. Then Eddie said “from the minute that guy got here, it wasn’t for the right reasons”. What is going on between Wren and Eddie?

    Mona was under very strict supervision: no visitors whatsoever. Eddie knew that Wren was breaking these rules for Mona, as Wren was authorising Charlotte to visit Mona. This poses the question however: why did Wren authorise Charlotte to visit Mona if she wasn’t allowed visitors?

  60. “We have a problem, you take care of your end and I’ll take care of my end” said Wren last time we saw him. Who was he talking to and what was this problem? 

  61. Why did Charlotte need a visitor’s pass to see Mona if she’s already a patient at Radley?

  62. How was Charlotte listed as prom queen if she was a patient at Radley?

  63. Why did Melissa tell Charlotte that Mona is in Radley? 

    Melissa believed that Charlotte would serve as a good role model for Mona, and help her truly get better. That may pose the question: why did Melissa care that Mona gets better? 

  64. What was going on between Wren and Mona? They had trust issues (”that was before I realised where your loyalties are”) and Wren also allowed Charlotte to visit Mona during a time she was strictly not allowed visitors.  

  65. Who was in Jason’s house in season 2? Remember we saw a shadow through the window and blood in the trashcan. 

  66. Who was Jessica hiding at Aunt Carol’s house?

    Mary was in the house. Mary had just learned that Charles is “dead” and was begging Jessica to tell her why. Jessica replied “you gave birth, but he was my son”, so Jessica was hiding from Mary the fact that Charles transitioned.

  67. Is it significant to the story that Rollins was also Mona’s doctor at Radley, according to Mona’s files?

  68. Who attacked Ali at Halloween in 213? 

  69. Why did Mona help Ali fake her death, if she was the A harassing her?

    Mona thought she ‘killed’ Alison. She didn’t find out it was actually Bethany until Charlotte confessed to hitting Ali in 610. So, when Mona saw an alive Alison wandering the streets after she just ‘hit’ her, she wanted to make herself look innocent to Ali. Helping her would come across as “OMG who did this to you!? Let me help you!” … little did Mona know, she was innocent to begin with. Further, Mona wanted Ali to disappear. That’s why she was A: to harass Ali. By encouraging her to run away and stay away, she gets what she wanted: an Ali-free world. “Let A think you’re dead” was all an act.

  70. Marlene tweeted during 6B that there might be more to Maya’s storyline. Let’s see what this is about.

  71. What was it that “Maya Knew”?

    Maya knew that Nate, her stalker from True North, is back in town. 

  72. Who killed Maya?

    Her stalker from True North, Lyndon James (Nate St Germain).

  73. Where is Eddie Lamb? He disappeared after delivering Bethany’s paintings. 

  74. Why was Bethany drawing Jessica as a devil?

  75. Who was Seth-baby talking about in 224, in regards to a man and a woman wanting to hurt Ali?

  76. Why were members of the NAT club slowing being killed?

  77. Did Melissa and Charlotte actually speak that night? In 3B Charlotte tells Emily she did, because Ali forced her to ask Melissa where the NAT videos are, and then later in 610 she says she wasn’t there. Which is true?

  78. Does Sara Harvey really have Emily’s best interest at heart, like she claims in 706? Is she a villain or not?

  79. Why was Sara staying in CeCe’s old room at The Radley hotel? What was she looking for and why did she do that huge hole in the wall?

  80. Jason said he saw Charlotte talking to Melissa that night. In 319, Charlotte confirmed this. Then later in 610, she denies it, claiming Jason saw Bethany. Which is true, and why does Charlotte keep changing her story?

  81. When Charlotte was A, did she love Ali or not? Did she hold a grudge against Ali for getting her kicked out of college?

  82. Why did Charlotte put Ali in jail?

  83. Why did Charlotte put the girls in jail?

  84. Why were Jenna and Shana having secretive meetings in 4A?

    Marlene confirmed on Twitter than Jenna knew Alison was alive, and she felt scared holding that information, because A was going to come after her to find her. (This is new information - unfortunately, it’s not said in the actual show.)

  85. Why was Ali in Spencer’s backyard in 507 in a hoodie?

  86. Why even tell us that Andrew is adopted?

    To fuel the fire to the theories that he is Charles/Mary’s other child. This show is full of red herrings.

  87. Why did Lucas and Jenna go to prom together? What’s going on there? Are they together?

  88. Why did Leslie have so many pairs of glasses in 6A?

  89. Why did Wilden say in the pilot “Rest assured, I will find out what happened that summer” if he already knew Charlotte ‘killed’ Ali (Jessica paid him to stay quiet)?

    In the early seasons, Wilden is desperate to pin Ali’s murder on someone. He illegally searched Hanna’s things and Emily’s bag in the library and he also questioned Hanna and tried to make her say that she was jealous of Alison. He wasn’t looking for Alison’s killer, rather he was looking for someone to take the blame for it, so that no one will find out what he did (accept Jessica’s money to stay quiet on Charlotte hitting Ali). 

  90. Why is Sydney Driscol still in the show?

    To expand Jenna’s storyline and to make us think Jenna has a twin. This show is famous for red herrings; not everything has a meaning.

  91. Who was the fourth person to the picnic with Jenna, Sydney and Mona and what were they discussing?

  92. What is Ali’s sexuality?

  93. What was Rhys Matthews’ purpose in the show? They went through a lot of effort to cast a Jason-look-alike and within 2 episodes he was totally gone. 

  94. Who put the “Chandelier’s Rituals, sister launched lair, A ruler’s list chained” note in Mona’s room?

    Marlene tweeted in January 2017 that Mona was trying to crack A’s anagram. Therefore, it was an anagram that Charlotte gave to her. 

  95. “You know me Spencer, you killed me”. What does this message from Charlotte mean and is it tied to the blood that Charlotte had Noel put on Spencer in the dollhouse?

  96. Who put the vials of blood in Spencer’s bag in London?

  97. Who is Cyrus Petrillo and what is he doing in the show?

    He is the man that Alison tricked into taking the fall for Alison’s kidnapping story. 

  98. Who is Varjack?


  99. What was in the envelope that Mike gave Cyrus in 519?

  100. “One of you has been touched by the one Alison feared the most”. Who is this about?

    Aria and CeCe literally just touched 30 seconds ago when Aria was trying to pull CeCe up from falling off the high-ledge. The camera even deliberately zoomed in to Aria and CeCe’s grip.

  101. Why was there a ghost-girl in Hanna’s house in 313?

    Marlene has actually said this: I think that will play out, definitely by the time the series ends there will be an answer to that ghost girl.
    There are 10 episodes left, I’m holding you to this Marlene.

  102. Did the twin-story that Ali told in 212 actually happen between Mary and Jessica?

  103. Was the Radley car outside the DiLaurentis home in 212 for Mary?

  104. Jason was offering $50,000 for Ali’s remains. We saw him writing this check, and then on the phone to Wilden said “meet me in the parking lot in 15 minutes”. Did Wilden have Ali’s remains?

  105. How did Emily get to Ali’s grave that night? Was that CeCe or Mona responsible for the stunt that night? Why?

  106. CeCe said in 610 that “mum didn’t know CeCe was Charlotte until the day we left for Cape May”. How did Jessica not realise that this CeCe person is her niece, since she used the surname Drake? Jessica practically allowed incest.

  107. Marlene said Ian did commit suicide. Why?

    The answer is rather intricate, which can be read here in great detail. However to summarise it, Ian was about to serve jail time as a rapist, kidnapper, child pornographer and attempted manslaughter (of Spencer). As if that wasn’t bad enough, he therefore wouldn’t be able to raise his baby that Melissa was pregnant with. He couldn’t just run away either, because his injuries from the rope in the bell tower would have been incredibly painful, and he can’t go to a hospital or else he would be turning himself in. Hence, things weren’t going as good as first met the eye, and so he made the decision to end his own life. 

  108. What was Peter and Jessica’s “understanding” from 424?

  109. What was in those boxes in 525 that made Peter Hastings get nervous especially when Ezra said “your secrets are in there too”?

    That Spencer is a Drake.

  110. Hector Lime said that “Ali wanted masks made for all her friends”. Why did the liars never receive these masks, and why did Ali want them made?

    “Ali wanted masks made so that all her friends can look like her” said Hector. That’s the best explanation we will get.

  111. Why did Melissa have a horse-riding helmet at the stable Jessica took Bethany to? Did Melissa ever come across Bethany and Jessica there?

  112. Who was the mysterious blonde with Mona, watching Hanna through the glass whilst she was getting a hair makeover in 5A?

  113. What did Aria whisper to Mona in the movie theatre in 511 that made her so upset?

    “You’re not welcome in this family. My dad still hates you for what you did to me. Don’t get too comfortable with Mike”. Although not explicitly stated that those are the exact words, if you re-watch, we know it is something along those lines. Mona says to Aria “you know right where to insert the knife and twist it”, implying it was something nasty. Then she says “you’re right” (implying she agreed with what Aria said) - “your dad should hate me after all the things I’ve done to you”. This was Aria’s attempt to break up Mike and Mona, because Aria felt she was too dangerous for her brother.

  114. Why did Charlotte push Jenna in the lake in 409?

    Jenna held the precious information that Alison is alive, as confirmed by Marlene on Twitter the night of 610. Charlotte was scared that Jenna would tell people this, and needed to keep her quiet in order to bring Ali home safely. (If the whole town knew Ali is alive, Ali may run away and never come home.) 

  115. Who pushed the girl down the stairs at the frat party?

    Noel Khan.

  116. What did Alison do to get CeCe kicked out of college?

  117. Charlotte, Jenna and Noel exchange awkward eye contact in Truth or Dare in 309, and now in 7A, Jenna and Noel are avenging Charlotte’s death. How do they all know each other and how close are they?

  118. Who dug Alison’s grave in 301?

    Charlotte. She wanted to know if Ali is alive after she began seeing a blonde in a red coat wandering around town.

  119. Why did Ali say that combined, the girls know enough to piece together what really happened to her that night? 

  120. Why did Ali say that telling the truth to the wrong person at the wrong time is how I ended up where I am?

  121. Why did Ali react with shock to seeing the painting at the funeral-arrangement place in 503?

    We already have this answer but I’m including it here because I’ve seen lots of people ask it: Cyrus also had this painting in his basement where he physically assaulted her, and so seeing this painting brought back those memories with Cyrus. This was confirmed in a flashback which clearly showed Cyrus having this same painting as we saw in 503.

  122. Who was Charlotte giving a bunch of flowers to in the A ending scene of 523?

    Noel, because he was in the dollhouse with her.

  123. Who was that at the end of 401 wearing the burnt Alison mask from the lodge fire?

    Sara Harvey. She was at the lodge fire in 324, and got burnt in her red coat whilst helping CeCe distract the girls by making them think they are seeing Alison. As we saw in 401, Toby found Sara’s red coat burnt and destroyed. Hence, Sara moved onto the Black Veil costume at Wilden’s funeral (under CeCe’s orders to ensure that Wilden really is dead). She was seen at the end still wearing her burnt Ali mask but in her new costume instead of the red coat.

  124. Why was Noel helping Charlotte in the dollhouse, and pouring fake blood over Spencer?

  125. Who killed Wilden and why?

    Charlotte killed Wilden because he would never allow Alison to come home alive, as he accepted bribe money from Jessica to keep quiet on who ‘killed’ Alison (Charlotte by throwing the rock). He was a really dirty cop and Wilden would need to kill Alison to save his own ass. Hence Charlotte killed him, to protect Alison, but also herself: she was the one who hit Ali and Wilden was going to tell.

  126. Who killed Garret and why?

    Although not explicitly said in the show, Marlene has confirmed that Wilden killed Garret because he knew what Wilden did that night: accept bribe money to lie about what happened to Alison. (Confirmed by Marlene that Wilden is his killer.)

  127. Who killed Maya?

    Lyndon James, her stalker from True North. He loved her and could never have her.

  128. Who was wearing the Alison mask on the Halloween train?

    Mona. She said to Hanna “to think we were this close to our first kiss.”

  129. Who were the Queen of Hearts on the Halloween train?

    Melissa confirmed in 404 that Wilden was the one who tried to kill Spencer, whilst she had the same costume. She was there to spy on Wilden, to protect Spencer.

  130. Who was CeCe talking to on the phone in 411? “Where are you? I sure as hell am not going back to Rosewood”.

    Ali, because very next episode, the two worked together in Ravenswood.

  131. Why did Ali write on the table in prison “Mona told everything”. What is “everything” and who was supposed to read this message?

  132. Who did Jenna talk to in the park in 225?


  133. Is there a twin in the series, like in the books?

    Mary Drake is the identical twin to Jessica DiLaurentis.

  134. When Jessica told Holbrook that she is certain Alison is in that grave, was she doing this to protect herself or Alison?

  135. Did Mary or Jessica bury Alison?

  136. Who shot Ezra when he showed up in New York to protect the Liars?

    Shana. She was A in 424 and 501, trying to kill Ali to get justice for The Jenna Thing (Shana fell in love with Jenna). 

  137. Who turned in CeCe to the police at the A ending scene of 423 and why?

    Shana. She and Jenna were friends with Wilden (evident in them coming to Wilden’s rescue right after Ashley ran him over with the car) and they wanted to avenge his death by arresting the one responsible. Shana knows it was CeCe who killed their friend Wilden, because CeCe killed him the night of the lodge fire, and Jenna and Shana were there too. They must have seen her do it. 

  138. Who nearly killed Jason in the elevator at his father’s apartment building? 

    That was Charlotte. When Charlotte gets mad, she sometimes acts out in very strong and harsh ways. I don’t think the intention was to kill Jason. It was definitely an impulsive act of revenge. (Source)

  139. If Ali saved Hanna from the Thornhill Lodge fire, who saved the other girls? 

    Sara Harvey. (Source)

  140. Who kidnapped Emily, put her in a coffin, and chained her to a sawmill conveyer belt? 

    That was Charlotte. The PLLs were getting close to discovering Charlotte’s identity at that time, so that was a real “listen to me” kind of a moment. (Source)

  141. Who drove a car into Emily’s house?

    That was Charlotte, but to quote Charlotte, “Nobody got hurt. (Source)

  142. Who blew up Toby’s house?

    That was Charlotte. She was very mad. But no one got hurt! She has perfect timing. She’s a genius. (Source)

  143. Who knocked Jenna unconscious and left her to drown?

    That was Charlotte because Jenna knew Ali was alive. That’s something we have not discussed on the show so that’s totally new information. (Source)

  144. Whose body was in the barrel that the Liars found in a storage unit (and originally thought was Mona’s?

    Charlotte stole a cadaver from a medical school. (Source)

  145. Who put snakes in Spencer’s dressing room?

    Charlotte. Charlotte was very busy. (Source)

  146. Who put finger bones in the girls’ wedding dresses at the fashion show?

    Charlotte. I think Charlotte wanted you to think they were Bethany’s bones, but Charlotte has access to bodies and bones. Medical school corpses is what she has used occasionally on the show. (Source)

  147. Who left a message in Hanna’s teeth?

    Charlotte. That was very invasive, very creepy. (Source)

  148. Who was the intended recipient of Jessica’s email that read “I can’t protect you anymore?”

  149. To whom and why was Melissa mouthing “do it, just do it” in 510?

  150. Why did Ali tell Spencer in 323 that “you didn’t even know me when you knew me?”  

  151. How does Garrett know who took the body, and how does he know “it’s not over” in 301?

  152. Who’s medical records was Garret talking about?

  153. Who sent Emily the text in 301 reading “I bet you remember me”? Doesn’t sound like Charlotte, given they had never met at this point.

  154. Who called Emily’s phone the night she was at Ali’s grave?

    Charlotte, to provide more evidence that the girls were there that night (to frame them). 

  155. Why was Peter Hastings so determined to shut down Radley?

  156. Why didn’t Mona tell the girls that Ali is alive all this time? Why keep that a secret?

    It might ruin the group dynamics again.

  157. What was Jenna doing there the night Ali’s grave was dug up?

  158. In 521, why did Veronica call Spencer and tell her to come home from London ASAP… what did she find in Alison’s file?