The Pretty Little Liars writers have a magical way of giving fans answers that only create more questions, and the Season 5 premiere of PLL was no exception to that rule. If you don’t want to read any Pretty Little Liars spoilers, then you should probably stop reading now. Just like PLL fans all over the world, we are still trying to wrap our minds around all of the shocking reveals during the June 10th episode.
So, who is “A”…Well, according to the Season 5 premiere, the “A” that has been tormenting the liars is none other than Alison’s confidante Shanna. Is Shanna really “A” though? We all suspected her of being so when she popped up in Rosewood during Season 3; however, as the series went on, it was revealed that Shanna was just another red herring and actually was helping Alison DiLaurentis. Which makes total sense, and no sense, all at the same time. Shanna had motive; according to Alison, she was in love with Jenna Marshall and was getting revenge for the firecracker incident that blinded her the summer before Alison went missing.
But, there are some things that just aren’t settling well with us over the whole “A” reveal. Shanna claims she orchestrated the fire at the lodge, but if you remember correctly, Emily caught Melissa ordering Shanna and Jenna around and telling them something was going down at the lodge. So, who was really running the “A” show? Melissa or Shanna?
And if Shanna was “A” and was in love with Jenna, then who hit Jenna over the head and threw her in the lake for dead? And who attacked Shanna in her car and left her at the Rosewood town line? It almost seems like the PLL writers just wanted to wrap up a ton of open-ended storylines and pinned half of them on Shanna so that the series could move along.
It was revealed on June 10th that ABC Family has renewed Pretty Little Liars for Season 6 and Season 7. If Shanna really is “A” then what are the next forty plus episodes going to be about? Do you agree with Shanna being “A” or do you feel like the PLL writers just used her as a scapegoat to clean up their mounting mess of storylines? Feel free to rant in the comment section below and don’t forget to check CDL for all of your PLL spoilers and recaps.