Pretty Little Liars: Who Do You Think "A" Is Gonna Be?

For two full seasons, Pretty Little Liars has dangled one big secret over our heads: the identity of master manipulator, "A." For a while it seemed as though we'd never find out, but tonight's season finale promises to unmask "A"—and there are plenty of suspects to choose from.

Judging by the comments on our review of last week's episode, it seems many of you are pulling for Mona, and there's also a theory that "A" is Alison's long-lost twin sister. But with only hours left until the big reveal, we want you to officially weigh in: Who do you think "A" will turn out to be?


Alison

The girls' best friend and queen bee, Alison died mysteriously one year before "A" began haunting cell phones and creepy church towers. If, for some reason, Alison is still alive, she's the likely culprit.


Jenna

Toby Cavanaugh's stepsister has always been a prime candidate. Her blindness is a result of one of Alison's pranks, and it's no secret that she's no fan of the girls. Controlling and manipulative, Jenna's personality is a fitting match for "A."


Mona

Once a direct target for Alison's cruelty, Mona climbed the social ladder quickly after Alison's death, befriending Hanna along the way. Though not an overt threat, she's taken on a number of Alison's nasty queen bee qualities —namely her obsession with popularity and her affinity for calling Lucas a hermaphrodite. She may not be the obvious choice, but the motives are definitely there.


Melissa

Spencer's sister has always been notably mysterious, and isn't Spencer's biggest fan on account of her involvement in her fiance, Ian's, death, as well as past love-affairs Melissa lost to her younger sister. It's also revealed that Melissa was the last person to be seen with Alison on the night of her death. Though she did have a motive to kill Alison, who was obsessed with Ian while Melissa dated him, was that enough to push her to torture all four pretty little liars as "A?"


Garrett

Once Emily's neighbor and now a hometown cop, Garrett is in a creepy, secret relationship with Jenna. He plays nice guy to the girls, but is still shady enough to be questionable: He's keeping secrets with Alison's brother, Jason, and burning pages in Alison's autopsy for Jenna. And he always manages to show up at just the right time.


Noel

If his intense, mischievous grin isn't enough to cue mistrust, his impervious attitude and fondness for bribery might be. While dating Aria, he finds out that she's in cahoots with then-English teacher, Ezra, who he promptly blackmails for a better grade. Since, he's dated Mona, but dumped her suddenly in pursuit of Jenna. Sure, being a player doesn't make you a suspect, but it's his impeccable timing and sheepish smile that keeps us guessing.



Give us your best guesses in the comments! Then tune in to ABC Family tonight at 8pm for the big reveal.

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WOW!!! acl06 I Never though of that! The A-Team. We now know that Toby and Mona are in so your idea isn't way off. But Alison being alive is something I thought of from the beginning. I guess we shall see
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I think its the A Team!

A- Alison

T- Toby

E- Ezra

A- Aria

M- Mona
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Spencer
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Hanna

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Can someone please explain how a midget like Mona managed to untangle Ian's body from the bell tower rope and drag it out of the church without ANYONE seeing?
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Suspend your disbelief. It's a television show.
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who else still thinks mona isnt A?



i just have a feeling it was all an act, even more so because of what she said at the end.





i was so mad when it was revealed, it is ment to be different then the books.
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yeah, I was pissed too... but I'm holding out hope for season 3.
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Mona is only part of the story, remember when she ask Spencer their was still time to be on A TEAM, plus at the end who visited MONA, that person is the real "A"
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So "A" stood for your buddy's Aunt then?
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Haha! This rip is so good they should have left the spam comment up there.
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I'm like, totally, a 11 year old girl and like watching this like show because its like so awesome!



Jk never seen it & im not a girl :) Game of Thrones & 24 > Everything on TV
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Eleven-year old girls generally write better than that.
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Well that was the biggest letdown not at all shocking, they totally took the easy way out!
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I'm kinda mad that it was Mona, I really liked her, also there were so many creepy parts which I loved
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That sucked! So annoyed they totally lied, no surprise whatsoever.
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None of the above. I think it's Mike.
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I think it's Mona(?
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i think it's gonna be either alison, jeena, melissa,noel, or garrett
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I'm so excited for this, so ready for it
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ALISON, JENNA OR NONE OF THE ABOVE
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If this long lost Alison's Twin thing is true for real? It wouldn't be like The Lying Game and Ringer at all. Because both of the twins into those 2 shows are well alive and present. Pretty Little Liars will just reveal the other Twin to Alison and her twin sister killed Alison. And poseing as A into Alison's identity terrizing the current members of the show. Who or once was friends to Alison from that time.



If it is Alison's long lost twin? It's actually a new added character into the show. And none of the characters above is A then.
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None of the above is what I'm guessing. My thought is it's going to be someone out of the blue like Caleb or Toby or worst of all some random new character that adds a new "wrinkle" to the mystery (and makes fans go crazy because there's no damn payoff).
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Alison's long lost twin sister was killed by accident, mistaken for Alison.

Then Alison became A and started tormenting the girls because she suspects everyone, but not exactly!!! Alison wants to know who killed her sister and she's been using her friends all along, in order to learn the truth.

I know it's very clich but that'd explain lots of stuff. for example, in last week's episode, we have Spencer talking to Alison while sleeping but since she's taken medecines, she's not sleeping at all. Moreover, it's not the first time we "see" Alison since her death. last, but not least, the kid's face at the end of the episode!!! He looked totally traumatized as if he was seeing a ghost, by the way, didn't he say earlier it must have been awful to die suffocating, hence his face, since according to his eyes he's really seeing A ghost!!!

A is a mirror for the liars, because even though she's often frightening, she's sometimes helpful, as if they were dolls she's playing with.

A's identity might lift a weight on the show cuz the mystery was starting to be quite long. It might also kill it if not treated with attention.

A could also be Jenna's twin like I read in a review .

someone (Melissa probably) killed a twin and the other became A to learn about the killer's identity and then decided to go after the girls. But since twins have almost the same dna, and this explains the missing page of the autopsy, A will probably be Alison, IMO.

Again, lots of theories :)

CAN't wait any longer!!!
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I'm starting to think maybe A stands for aria, because even though it's not likely to be one of the girls, there are a lot of suspicious things connected to her, for start this all tormenting SMS thing started when she came back from Alaska or whatever, she was chosen the better liar by all the other girls, not to mention she seems to have it a lot easier than the other girls , A doesn't seem to pick on her so much as the rest of them and she is the one ithat gets the focus in the end of the credits , so that's my guess but if not her then probably maya.
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I've often wondered if it could be Aria and you make a good point, she's not as picked on as the other girls. I've spent the past several days rewatching seasons 1 and 2 before the season finale airs and if Alison was gettting messages from A before she disappeared I have a strong feeling now that it might be Jason, to me at least it makes sense that it would be someone who's known the girls for a long time, and his mysterious trips out of town could be a cover. As for not picking on Aria as much, it's been made clear that Jason has feelings for her and I read an article somewhere that one of girls will be devastated when they find out who A is, that could refer to Aria because her and Jason have an understanding of each other, or it could be referring to Spencer because she's recently learned that Jason is her brother.
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oh I just remembered one other important thing , all the girls seen alison in a dream but aria -thats gotta mean something right!!!!
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I really think it's Maya she had access to all of Alisons stuff she is always talking to noel she is creapy and nothing bad has happened to her in result of "A's" actions. I dont think it will be mona because they didnt want it the same as the book at one point i did think it was Aria's brother but i dont think it is tbh now x
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I have absolutely no idea, but I'll be pissed if it's Allison's long-lost twin sister. We already have Ringer and The Lying Game for that storyline (maybe more?). Then again, I wouldn't mind seeing Sasha Pieterse more often...
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I think Allison is alive and A is a group of people, no way A could logistically be only one person, only if it has everything bugged and lives in front of multiple tv screens watching big brother all the time. But I don't think they are gonna attribute to a couple of people. It would be great if it was one of the nice guys, Ezra would be great, though he hardly has a motif. wouldn't be great if it was one of the parents. hummm how about allison's mom, that would be perfect, she knows how bitchy her child was/is and she probably hates the Hastings...wow it would be so wicked and played by andrea parker would be a dream come true!!!
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I really dont know!!! The producers have said before that it is someone who has been in the show since the very first episode. I am thinking Maya or Ezra honestly. I doubt they will have Ezra be A because of his Romance with Aria and how much everyone loves them (not me). I dont think its one of the parents though. I hope not at least because if it is, that is even more messed up for some reason. I hope its Ezra so him and Aria will be finished for good.
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Well,



What brings solving a mystery, is seeing the less appearing person on screen not shown for quite a while. That's your first major clue solving the mystery...



So,

1 - It might be Janna

2 - It might be Melissa

3 - It might be Maya

or

It might be both working together as partners into crime. The killer always has supporting person working with her or him as partners into crime.
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My guesses for the not so obvious are Lucas, Wren & Maya. I don't think its Mona/Jenna that would be to obvious. Allison could be, but who the F did they find in her old backyard then. I kind of hope that its Melissa, the Hastings are already a screwed up family so that would just be the cherry on top. Garret and Noel are more the muscle kind of guys i doubt that they have the brains to think of such a devious plan.
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Toby. Or Ezra. Or... Caleb. But no one listed. I wouldnt suspect the liars men. I want to be surprised. L
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a23us



It's Hana's mother Ashley.
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I think spencers... Ashley seems too most about whats going on.
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i think its jenna. hands down. i think she's not really blind from the beginning. she is everywhere. the hand that always shows..... it think its garrett who help the school. it could also be mona. its messing my head. so reveal it already. i can't wait....
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Well first off, It is DEFINITELY, for SURE not Mona, because the cast has said on the record that its not the same A it was in the books. Really the only reason that people are considering that and the twin thing is because those were the culprits in the books.

I'm not sure its any of the above choices, all are kinda obvious? I'm pretty sure it has to be a girl, from the clues they've given us throughout the series.
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i think its toby.
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No way. Not Toby. I like Toby. (lame reason for it not to be him). Toby has always seemed so sincere unlike Jenna who is miss creepy from creepsville.
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Since season one I have been of the opinion that it must be Mona, that is if A is only one person. The reason for this is that those times A has been doing his/her shenanigans, all other possible candidates have been either away or in close vicinity of the events. Ever since the show began, I have tried to rule out candidates for A's identity by seeing if these people were either far away or too close to the the girls when A played her tricks. And Mona is so far the only one who has every time been close enough but always conveniently "out of the picture" to play A. In those cases she needed the muscle (e.g. to confront Emily in the shed) she used Noel Kahn as a sidekick. These two were suspiciously close at the lake house when Lucas' boat tipped over. Mona has always been the outsider wanting to get in the group which is the reason she resented Alison and the girls. She arranged the texts to herself to make it look like A was after her too. A also needs to be a person who is able to move around freely at school without raising suspicion.

A has been in so many different places, is so close to the girls while staying hidden, and is tech savy, which might be the secret talent of a bitter but seemingly nice girl (Mona). I was suspicious of Lucas for a time too, but then when fingers started pointing at him, it became impossible for him to be A. It's like in a classic detective story: evidence points at all people for a while, until the end when the last person who has not been indicated at all is shown to be the villain. Jenna has been the bad girl from the beginning, Lucas was under suspicion, then Melissa, now Garrett is arrested, and the girls have been afraid of both Noel and Jason too. It would be too obvious to pick one of these.

If however A is someone else of the candidates above, I will be slightly disappointed. Because that'll mean that the writers have forgotten the times when this person was in the scene when A sent a message, or could provably not have acted as A. On the other hand if A is a group of people, then all options are on the table.
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Spencers mom is where my money lies
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I hope it's the twin thing!
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One of the girls' parents
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I think it has to be someone IN the girls school, because A knows too much of what happens there, RIGHT after it happens. My guesses are Mona or Lucas or Aria's mommy.
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Garrett, Melissa or Maya!
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Maya! or someone completely above suspicion like wren or ezra. I dont want it to be either of them but I think it will have to be a shocking revelation and someone that was in the series from day 1. The show has been too clearly pointing to all of the others and if theres one thing that the show likes to do is mess with your head but then saying that it will probably be the most obvious person as that would make them the least likely? (does that make any sense?) See what I mean, this show lives to torture us!!! I am curious how they are going to keep the suspense going though. Is it possible they will let the audience see who A is but not the girls? As otherwise, though they will be looking for Alisons murder, it wont nessasarily have the same creepy 'I see all' mentallity. I do think something is definatly up with Mona though, she may be used as a warning to the other girls.
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Kristen Bell
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It'd be great if she wasn't Gossip Girl's voice, or currently on House of lies, but I love your suggestion!!!
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Earth to stofeu, it was a joke okay.



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A is totally going to be the original Gossip Girl.
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lol love that idea.
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Ezra he's the only one that didnt get texts from A
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few hours to go! :) hmmm i don't know who it is but it's not me! :P
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I have no idea who it is but I am pretty sure it will not be Mona according to the cast/producers. But I do know who ever it is will be shocking or at least I hope so and it is not one of the obvious choices like above!
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I think it's going to be hanna's mom no matter how much I hope it's not.
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