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I give this episode 5/5.I was never a fan of Mona's until this episode and so I am sad that she is dead.I have thought for weeks now that Ali is A, and Mona said she had proof and the girls all seem to think she is A as well. However that being said, the fact that we did not see the face of the blonde that killed Mona, it is leading me to believe that either Ali is not A, or she is and the person that killed Mona put on a blonde wig and a black hoodie to make us think it was Ali. I think I will stick with the latter as Ali has to be A...right?No matter what Ali is an evil person: Getting Spencer arrested for Bethany Young's murder (not for one second to I think that Spencer killed anytone). I am also sure that Ali knows how to manipulate a lie detector test so that she would be cleared of any wrong doing. (It can be done). Then the smirk on Ali's face that turned into a frown before she turned around and faced Emily when they had they fight at Emily's house. So was Toby on the accelerated police academy program? It sure seems that his graduation came fast.I am happy that Paige was not made at Emily for lying to her about being sick and that Paige now seems on board to help the girls, also it looks like Em and Paige will get back together!Mona told the girls at the beginning of the episode not to tell their bed buddies what they are up to, but Caleb knew something was up and Mona knew that Hannah would tell Caleb and also knew that Caleb would come help the girls. Then Spencer told TOby after his car accident and we can assume that Paige and Ezra know. I am looking forward to the xmas episode and the rest of the season.
The thing is though, if Ali is A, why fake her own death in the first place and leave rosewood? She could have done far better damage as A in Rosewood as the "Queen Bee" she was than running from place to place faking her death. Plus, if she had been A, she would've manipulated Ezra's suspicious activity in trying to write his book a long ass time ago and destroyed Ezria several seasons ago because it's clear she doesn't approve or like the fact that Ezra didn't want to be with her when he found out her age but was willing to risk the age thing with Aria. If Ali was A that would've been played out a lot sooner than it had and it would've been 10x worse than it was... But then again... If Ali was A it would make better sense of why whatshername that Aria killed had decided to turn on Ali to save Jenna.... Cuz honestly, that never really made much sense to me... Also, if Ali was A and everything and faked her death and lied about the story of being buried and all of it, the thing is... Ali always always always hated Mona and never would've gotten into Mona's car that night and she definitely would never have taken Mona under her wing to make her a big player on the A-team for so long. That just doesn't add up. So I don't really think that Ali is A, but that Ali has definitely done some serious shit in playing her game and is becoming an even bigger player to rival A.
Yes but this is Ali we are talking about, she is a sociopath and I would not put anything passed her. I still maintain she is A.Think to all the stories and lies she has told. She made up the whole fake kidnapping story with Cyrus just a couple episodes ago. She pretended to like Emily so on and so forth. She could have manipulated Mona too. Do not underestimate Ali!!!!Also the name of the girl Aria killed is Shanna!
I really like this show and I felt for Jamal but for anyone to say Barry is a worse person than him blows my mind. Jamal is a murderer. He literally rapes and murders women. Barry knows the type of person his brother is and even though it KILLS him to betray his brother he did what he felt was best for his country. I know Jamal said he would have given Barry the presidency but I don't know if I TRULY believe that because he loves power far too much and I don't think the people around him would let that happen and Barry knows that too.
So I let myself get excited for this episode because I thought we might actually get some type of answer to a question seeing as it was the finale. Instead though we got yet another mystery: who killed Mona. The whole episode they want to set it up to look like Ali killed her and make Ali look like Ali is A so that basically means it wasnt her. Does anyone actually think it was her? If it wasn't a wig then my guess is Cece but it definitely could have been a wig. Also did anyone notice that the person looked possibly pregnant? Or maybe just chunky? I felt like they made a point of slowly panning up on the body to show us this. I had read in an interview going into this finale where Marlene or one of the writers said that some characters would find out who A was and that we would get a major clue to their identity but I guess that was a lie. The only talk about As identity was about it being Ali but them outright saying it is Ali isn't a major clue so who actually found out As identity? And what was the major clue? Was it the blonde hair? My friend pointed out maybe the snow globe was a clue pointing to jenna. How did the police get to issue a warrant for Spencer's arrest? There is no evidence actually proving she killed Bethany. And Ali gets off just because she took the polygraph when you can trick a polygraph. All the evidence is actually pointing to her being the one that killed her but nope we will go with Spencer doing it to prove her loyalty to her. Really? And don't even get me started on the fact that they tell Ali that the polygraph works by seeing whether you are using your memory or imagination yet nothing is hooked up to her head so how can they measure what part of her brain she is using? I'm not going to lie I was completely heart broken at the end when they showed Mona's body in the trunk but I don't feel like her death was done right. I was convinced she was alive up until that point. I was like okay Cece showed up to help her fake her death to keep her safe from Ali and so I wasn't upset at all. Then we see the body and I was like really?!?! For such an important character, they should have let us feel the impact of her death. It was like they tried to trick us just to give us that little surprise at the end. Hopefully when it returns and we get her funeral I will feel some closure on her character and get to grieve for her.
That is an incredibly valid point... And you know what, you're right... I am sick of the writers lying to "keep us surprised" it's just false advertising and that's a petty ploy. As a writer myself, there is absolutely no excuse to lie to your fans. So if they said Mona is staying dead, then I hope she really is dead, because they really need to show some consistency, otherwise the show is just a series of lies and the writers are a series of lies and we can never trust the real story to ever be given to us.
Ya know... I'm almost tempted to devote a portion of my blog to going back through every single episode and writing out every single hint, clue, reveal, etc. to create a solid map for PLL fans to look at to measure whether or not certain individuals that the writers try to make us think A is, could actually be A or not. Fight back on the writers constant lies and games and tricks with some actual intelligence. Maybe I could create a fan following for this blog so us as the fans can unite and force the writers to stop screwing with us and to stop ruining the show with their now predictable methods... However at the same time that is an incredibly daunting task lol
I agree, no answers, more questions. It's like the writers are grasping at straws to keep seasons going and this episode was such a let down. But I wonder if Mona truly is dead, yes we saw her body in the trunk... But the show has established mask utilization of faces to trick us and characters into thinking certain people have done certain things or are deadOr alive etc. what if the Mona in the trunk was someone else dead with a mask of Mona's face... Cuz the body in the trunk didn't fully look like Mona and in this show I've learned that if we didn't actually see the murder, then it didn't necessarily happen.
Yeah but Janelle has talked about the death of Mona now and a lot of people involved have said whoever died will stay dead so as much as I would love for her to be alive it will feel like the writers tricked us if she isn't dead. I am sick of the writers lying in interviews and what not to keep us surprised. It is a ridiculous tactic.
That is so funny that you said that because I have a pll Facebook page and I started to do that. I mean not super in depth like you described but going through every character and giving reasons and clues for why they could be A and why they couldn't be A. Unfortunately I only got to Toby because I got a concussion and haven't really been able to do stuff for the page since but I'm gonna pick that feature back up again when I'm better. And yes the writers on this show have gotten out of control with the lying. When Toby got revealed as A they swore he really was A and that he was evil then it turns out he did it to protect Spencer. Then they reveal Ezra as A and they swore it was exactly what it looked like and nope he is writing a book. I will say that is surely not what it looked like in the summer finale lol. It has just gotten old and I don't trust the writers at all anymore.
And you're right, if they really did kill Mona. They didn't do it right and we need something more fitting for such an important and significant and intelligent character.
Joss better choose Scott, if she chooses Harry I will be so mad. Harry was so mean to her and Scott is the sweetest. Joss would not be the only one with Mother in Law issues and that should not stop her from marrying Scott!Mistresses may not get a season 3 and if we are left with a lot of cliffhangers I will not be impressed.Savi's moment of clarity is that she wants Harry, she had the talk with Joss at the cake tasting about Harry and their first date. So her lingering feelings for Harry are coming to the surfaceIf we by chance get a season 3 and if Joss marries Scott then I think Savi will tell Harry she wants another chance and it will come out that he kissed Joss but they will play it up as he just kissed Joss because he missed Savi, however we all know that he likes Joss.I was a little surprised that April told Paul the FBI was on to him, however it may not matter now if Paul is killed. I hope Dom can get the charges dropped. I have a feeling Daniel will do something illegal to help out April and prove his love for and will lose his job at the FBI.So is Karen going to be a nun now? Either way she will be come religious.
Could it be Annie? that the target
The show was cliche and terrible in the beginning but it got better as it went on. Bassam is the worse one because you really do get the sense that Jamal was telling the truth when he tells Bassam that he would've given up the presidency to him if all he did was ask.
First wanted to say that this was one if the better episodes in awhile. I actually will miss Mona, was starting to like her. Like many I thought it could be staged and she faked it until the last shot, which was very unsettling. Second wanted to say I'm happy Emily and Paige are back together I like Paige, I know I'm in the minority but I do, however I think Lindsay has gotten way too skinny. Either Ali is A or I'm back to the twin theory. But I don't think Ali killed Mona herself, yes we saw blonde hair, but could've been CeCe too. The little smirk on Ali's face when she watched the cops around Mona's place after hearing it was a homicide was unnerving and certainly points to her being a sociopath. I'm not sure why the writers don't say who A is. It won't ruin the show, what they are doing is ruining the show. You reveAl A and there's still a whole bunch of stuff for episodes. Why? How? If it is Ali go back to when she started planning it all out. How did she get all the help and money to do all this, so on and so forth.
EXACTLY!!! Telling us who A is can actually provide a massive amount of material for a plot over atleast one season to give us the information on how, why, what actually happened over the past few years etc. Then if they want one more season, then they have A escape from jail and make a season of A trying to murder everyone and can continue to play off of the drama of who betrayed who during A's long long game that is revealed in the season where they reveal A. There are plenty of possibilities to keep the show good in the process of revealing A. They are ruining the show and only making fans fed up and walking away from it by continuing this ridiculously annoying guessing game.
Exactly! I would love for us as the viewers to find out who A is during a season finale and then the next season we get to see how A works and the girls can find out in the mid season finale and the second half of the season can be what happens after they know who A is.
IM very happy!!! <3 Kristin Bauer van Strate see you soon!
Come to think of it, Tyrant is finished.
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