Tonight, we were promised that we’d learn the identity of A. So..who was it?
A wants their phone back. So, it only makes sense that A would cordially invite the girls to the Masquerade Bash. Another dance? Why does this town have so many dances? The girls spend the majority of the episode being incredibly stupid and investigating what Alison was doing the days before her disappearance. They realize she stayed at a creepy motel in the middle of the woods. Looks incredibly safe. So much so that Hanna thinks it’s alright to just take a shower there. When she’s left alone in the room, A pops in to say hi…or to just..watch Hanna through the shower curtain. Weirdo.
The girls are getting ready for the dance when Spencer tries one more time to get Toby to forgive her. No dice. When she leaves, he gets a call from Dr. Sullivan. What? Is he a patient? Before the dance, Jenna goes to see someone in the woods. She’s “Glad to see them again.” Then, she gives them something wrapped up in some cloth. What is it? I have my theories but more on that later. She tells the mystery person that the girls are all at the dance and “you know what to do.” Hmmm.
Caleb and Fitz show up to the dance to be knights in shining armor for their girls. Emily is walking around trying to convince Spencer to come back to the dance. She left with Mona because she figured out a clue. The hotel room was rented out by A and Alison stayed next door to spy on them. They get inside and it is insane. The entire room is wall to wall pictures of Alison and the girls. It’s A’s creepy, psychotic lair.
Mona is in the corner chewing her gum and tells the Spencer to warn the girls that someone dressed as the black swan at the party has to be A. Spencer finds Alison’s diary among the rubbish and inside is a gum wrapper. Spencer turns around and Mona is in her little black hoody.
Mona is A.
Are we supposed to be intimidated by Mona in that hoody? She looks like a smurf. There’s no way that’s the person who threw Ian off the bell tower or attacked Emily in the green house. She knocks Spencer out and takes her on a crazed chase in her car. She tells Spencer she can either “join the A team” or get shot with her dad’s gun. How did Mona get the gun? Spencer calls her friends secretly and they meet up with them half way when Spencer escapes from the car.
Mona and Spencer struggle and Mona is hurled over a cliff.
But she’s not dead! She’s just now in a psych ward. Dr. Sullivan reappears to say that Mona threatened her son and only came back because Toby insisted. Spencer and Toby get back together. Blah blah. Someone in a red coat visits Mona in the hospital. Mona tells them “She did everything they told her to.” So is Mona just A’s pawn? Are there more than one A? Marlene King is going back on everything she’s said in the past so right now your guess is as good as ours.
Were you disappointed with the reveal?
Oh yeah. Maya is dead. The ending is reminiscent of when Maya tells Emily they found Alison’s body.