Aria: found out the guy she made out with is her new English teacher
Hanna: got hit by a car
Spencer: thought her bf was dead and went briefly crazy
Emily: literally every girl she’s dated has died, tried to drown her, has been married, or used up all her water taking showers and ended up being evil
Ezra: found out he had a son only to find out it wasn’t his son
Caleb: had to be apart of that train wreck Ravenswood
Toby: innocently ate his gf’s gummies only to find out they were pot infested and got unintentionally high on the job
Jenna: is blind
Alison: got buried by her mother after she was hit in the head with a rock, was tricked by Mona into faking her death, came back only to find her mom dead, found out she had a brother named Charles who was dead but then alive who turned out to be Cece her brother’s ex gf who was once Charles then Charlotte then cece and now Charlotte again
Jason: TRICKED INTO THINKING HIS OWN BROTHER WAS IMAGINARY AND WAS ALSO HIS COUSIN NAMED FREDDIE, FOUND OUT HIS DAD WASNT HIS DAD BUT WAS REALLY HIS SISTERS BEST FRIENDS DAD WHO LIVED NEXT DOOR WHO IS HIS HALF SISTER AND ALSO THAT HE KISSED HIS OTHER HALF SISTER MELISSA WHO HE DIDNT KNOW HE WAS RELATED TO AT THE TIME, HIS SISTER DIED, HE ALMOST DIED FALLING DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT, REALLY LIKED ARIA AND HER PINK HAIR BUT SHE JUST WANTED TO DATE HER ENGLISH TEACHER, HIS SISTER CAME BACK TO LIFE, HIS MOM WAS KILLED, FOUND OUT HIS IMAGINARY FRIEND CHARLIE WAS ACTUALLY HIS REAL BROTHER NAMED CHARLES WHO WAS DEAD BUT ACTUALLY ALIVE, WAS PARALYZED BY HIS BROTHER CHARLES WHO TURNED OUT TO BE CECE HIS EX GIRLFRIEND, AND HE HAD TO FIND OUT HE DATED HIS OWN SIBLING WHILE LAYING PARALYZED ON THE GROUND IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL NEXT TO HIS ALSO PARALYZED DAD
This…..This is what we spent our time with. This is what we’ve freely given our money to. To writers who don’t even remember their own stories and directors that just straight up don’t care because everything is a fairy-tale. Oooh, Dream logic. Yeah, let’s use that excuse. Everything in PLL is just one big bubble of fantasy.
But we’re the bad guys! We’re the ungrateful fandom that complains! We’re children just because
we are quick to call them out on their BS.
Let’s just put this out there if it wasn’t already known. With all the lies we’ve been given, years after years, we held the power to keep this show on TV. If it wasn’t for OUR dedication to the show, OUR constant string of hope, OUR love for the characters, PLL would have been another Ravenswood, The Lying Game, Twisted and every other canceled ABCF show. I didn’t think this was possible but ever since the finale, I’ve been getting more and more pissed from the recanting everyone has been doing.
I’ve watched this show from the very beginning. I fell for the story and the girls. I was experiencing the same issues as Emily, coming out of the closet. I understood Spencer’s need to be better, to get good grades, to get into a great college. I loved Aria’s style and man when they introduced Haleb as a relationship, I was head over heels for the show. Maya’s death caused me to cry and Caleb leaving for Ravenswood pissed me off. Toby’s fake death broke my heart for Spencer, and poor Aria when she found out about Ezra.
I’ve invested many years into this show. I’ve invested many hours blogging and theorizing. I went to bed with PLL thoughts in my head. What if this or that. I knew the show was going down hill a little, which was expected when you drag out a show like this for so long. I didn’t blame anyone when they stopped watching cause they were fed up.
But I stuck around.
I was so so so excited for 6x10. I couldn’t wait to see who Charles was. I couldn’t wait to see who Red Coat was and why. I wanted to see who Black Widow was and if she was indeed a widow who felt guilty about killing Bethany.
But the moment CeCe turned around, my stomach sank. No, this couldn’t be right. Maybe CeCe is red coat and Charles was busy dragging bodies to Radley. Yeah, that had to be it. No way CeCe is Charles.
But then she started talking and talking and talking. The more she said, the more anger I felt. Really, a transgendered storyline this late into the show? And she has to be a psycho on top of that.
Now, please understand I’m a lesbian. I am apart of the LGBT community. I have nothing against transgendered people. They have every right to be on TV and movies. They are great people.
But CeCe DATED Jason. CeCe knowingly dated her brother. They probably kissed and made out. Oh sure, they didn’t have sex. But that doesn’t take away the wrongness of all of that. Especially since Jason didn’t know CeCe was his sister. That was just gross on all levels. At least if Charles had actually been a guy, Jason wouldn’t have dated his sister/brother.
Or, Marlene could have at least made it where Jason knew CeCe was Charles and they weren’t dating. They were just pretending so CeCe could spend sometime with her family.
But nope, Marlene went down the incest and transgendered road. ( Now that I think about it, isn’t there some injustice to the transgendered community when the only transgendered on the show is a psycho and into incest?)
But I held out hope that at least Red coat and Black Widow would be someone awesome.
Nope, Sara fucking shower Harvey is black widow and red coat. WTF?!?!?!
Why? Why the hell is someone we have only known for 10 episodes. Only heard of once before season six, playing two extremely important characters.
And boom, Mona of all people hit Bethany. Seriously, Mona? Then why did we spend episodes with Spencer and Emily believing they killed or caused Ali’s death? Why was Spencer covered in blood in the dollhouse? Why leave these clues if you don’t want us looking into them?
Then we have Wilden who somehow magically covered up Marion’s death. Not to even mention the fact that the timing of Marion’s death isn’t possible.
Oh wait, Marlene said Toby and Ali’s flashback was of them being kids even though they’re clearly freaking teenagers!!!!!!!!
CeCe being Charles just doesn’t make sense. Sure, it could make sense if Marlene wrote the story better. If there weren’t so many plot holes. If CeCe’s reasons for torturing the girls made better sense. No mention of why the hell Sara would help CeCe either.
But what really makes me mad, what is making me refuse to watch pretty little liars on TV when it airs, is Marlene herself.
Being a writer is hard ( I know this personally). Taking criticism is hard. But to flat out ignore most of your fans when they have an issue with the plot holes and timeline, is just plain rude. She’s acting like most of her fans and our anger doesn’t exist. Sure, a few people are fine with CeCe and Sara. Some even like it.
But when there’s a petition with over 7000 signatures. When there are three online articles from magazines and such about how mad her fans are, you can’t ignore that.
Ratings have been slipping, viewers are tuning in less and less. And I don’t think 6x10 helped out at all.
I do believe a lot of people on here could have wrote 6x10 better than Marlene did. I really do believe that. I don’t like saying that because I would hate for someone to read my novel and say, I could have wrote that better than you did. That would hurt.
But I can’t write a series, and in Book 1, have A die in June 2013 and in book 2, have a flashback of A dying in December 2010. As I writer, I can’t do that. I have to go back over my work and make sure the timeline makes sense and make sure there isn’t any plot holes. And I can’t publish my work and ignore my fans when they say, hey this doesn’t make sense.
And one last thing. I have never in my life saw a TV show have to go through so many interviews just to explain what’s going on. The answers we didn’t get this week, we got through an interview, which left even more questions for us. The key to writing a good story is showing, not telling!!!!!
This is why I am mad. I don’t care if CeCe is Charles, but you better come up with something better than oh she got mad at the girls because they were moving on with their lives. You better fix the incest and make it a twist instead of something disgusting.
I do care that Sara of all people was red coat and black widow. There is nothing you can do to make that okay. Nothing. Red coat and black widow should have been someone or someones that we have seen for several seasons.
And most of all, address your fans. Tell us you understand why we’re mad. And don’t get get upset when the second half of season 6 loses even more viewers. I know I won’t be tuning in and there are a few more people who are fed up and done too.
Marlene, this story started out amazing, but you killed it. You went from slowing going down hill to just jumping off a cliff.
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For those who didn’t see my previous blog post about why Wren is Big A, go check it out! It’ll definitely help you better understand where I’m going with this theory.
OK. So, I’ve been thinking… And I remembered how Wren and Caleb had a really awkward encounter a few seasons ago (Season 3 Episode 2, to be exact). It was their first interaction on the show, however, Caleb’s initial reaction when Wren introduced himself was far from friendly… I mean, the expression on his face would make you think he was still in Ravenswood and saw a ghost. That made me wonder…. Did Caleb already know Wren?
I believe Caleb and Wren have known each other for quite some time. How’s this possible? Simple! THEY GREW UP IN FOSTER CARE TOGETHER!!!
Let’s break this down:
Wren’s father was a drunk and had mental issues. Wren implied that his father was institutionalized but never mentioned whether his mother was in his life or not, so it’s safe to assume she was out of the picture. Typically, when such issue is present at home, Child Protective Services will take a child and place him or her in foster care.
Caleb’s mother brought him to his aunt’s house when he was 5 years old and never returned for him. From that point on, Caleb went from foster home to foster home. We later find out that the man he considered to be his uncle was actually his biological father. In addition, we find out that Caleb’s mother is a very wealthy woman living in California. They reconnect and we believe that everything is happily ever after.
A few weeks ago, Marlene posted an Instagram picture of two tomatoes conjoined with the caption “homegrown twins”. After the A reveal on Tuesday, it’s safe to think that was implied to represent Ali and Cece. However, I really don’t believe that’s the case, especially because Charles/CeCe never really grew up in the DiLaurentis home alongside Ali. So, what if this is referring to something a little more complex, like the foster care system and Caleb going from home to home? It’s quite possible he made a friend, someone he looked up to and idolized as a brother figure. They influenced each other and learned from one another. With that being said, where the hell did Caleb learn his hacking skills?!?! I always wondered how he developed such a skill if he was going from home to home. Maybe someone who went from home to home with him helped him learn.
In the season finale, we’re made to believe that CeCe owned the Carissimi Group, however, I am convinced that Caleb is the Anonymous owner behind it. How? Well, there are telling signs, for instance, the high tech security. Also, Caleb is probably receiving money from his mother because he’s no longer in foster care. Since she’s super rich, he probably get’s a nice check from her every month. If caleb was/is the anonymous owner behind the Carissimi Group, that would explain the random scholarship Hannah received from them! Plus, as much as we may not want to accept it, Big A uses a lot of high tech equipment that’s very expensive. Caleb can be working the hacking aspect of Big A’s operations and even funding the production of the Doll House and the Carissimi Group!
What’s with this new job Caleb has in NY? It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the 5 year time jump!
If Cece loved her family so much why did she do mean things to them for example; put all those bottles on Jason’s porch? Have Ali put in jail and having her beat up by the other inmates? There are other times but you get the idea.
Another question…when Ali was running away from Ravenswood and went back to Rosewood, was she running from Cece or Ezra?
When Cece was out during the day doing all her A work, was Sara locked up in the dollhouse the whole time until she needed her to help with A jobs?
If Cece kidnapped Sara the day after Ali was gone, does this mean the dollhouse was already built? If not, where did she keep Sara until it was built?
If Cece had to go back to Radley at night being they let her out all day, was Sara all alone locked up? Or, did Cece sneak out every night to return to her?
Did Lucas know Cece was working with Mona being he went to visit Mona?
Why did Mona have to use acronyms to answer their questions about who the new A was, when she was only giving them info about Maya and Nate? If she was only referring to Maya and Nate why would she have to be sneaky and use acronyms? Why not just say Maya knows her ex Nate is after her and she’s not safe, etc…? Why would Cece care about Maya and her boyfriend? I firmly believe it was supposed to be about Maya knowing who the new A was and how the girls weren’t safe. I also think she told them Maya’s website info because Maya had info on it about A and to help the girls because she was afraid A was going to hurt her and she needed the girls to know about A before something happened to her. Just thinking…
Who was holding Ali captive on those tapes we heard and why the hell was someone recording it?
Scratch marks on the creepy rooms door?
Who hit Ali that night she came to Spencer’s when Mrs. Hastings comforted her? She said girls play dirty too….do you think she had a fight with Cece that night?
Did Cece have sex with Eric Kahn?
Who the F is beach hottie???
What was that discussion about between Mona and Wren?
“Steamy with Wren, steamy with me” -A: So, you’re telling me Cece wrote this to Spencer? Since Spencer was steamy with Wren, Cece was going to get Spencer steamy with her? Lol!
I think “Steamy with Wren” obviously meant what happened with he and Spencer but the “steamy with me” was him referring to himself. Wren = Me. I hope this makes sense. It’s hard to explain lol. I believe it was a small clue worded in a way for us not to pick up on right away.
How does Cece fit in there?
AGAIN and I will ask this question til the cows come home….HOW was Ali able to hear A’s conversations and find out what and where the plans were going to happen to torture the girls?
Why the hell would Ian shoot himself when he was excited about marrying Melissa and the baby on the way? Doesn’t add up?
Why did Cece want Toby and Spencer to join her and Mona?
The lodge fire was in 3x24 and Cece used Sara Harvey as the decoy wearing a red coat. Why the hell was Ali wearing a red coat that night too? Is that just a coincidence?
Why did black veil/Sara have a burnt mask? Did she wear it at the lodge fire in her red coat and it got burnt? The red coat was found burnt in the ashes.
How did she get into Spencer’s house and drug Emily’s drink in 3x1?
Did Cece get those Ali masks for Sara to make her wear and pretend she was Ali?