Ezra In 'Pretty Little Liars' Season 1 Left Clues That He Was A, We Just Never Noticed Them
With a guarantee that viewers will find out who the uber-A is on Pretty Little Liars by the end of this season (that’s only a few more episodes, you guys!), the pressure is on. Seriously, I’m on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out just how they’re going to do this reveal, but I am so ready. So who could uber-A be? Unfortunately, I think we’ve heard more discussion about who A won’t be versus who A will be. A year ago, Marlene King told E! News that "Ezra is not A, but he is a pretty little liar." I'm not buying it.
Because you know what, Marlene? I used to watch a little twisty-turny show called LOST, and because those showrunners (Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, to be exact) lied to me SO HARD, I can never trust another showrunner ever again. Like, ever. I’ve just been hurt too many times, you know? I don’t care what you say, King: Ezra could still very well be A. The fact of the matter is that Ezra has been showing signs of A-ness since, well, Day Freakin’ One. He’s been calculating and conniving and all that jazz since we first met him. All of that stuff he said about writing a book about Ali and the liars he only said because he had been cornered by the group. Let’s take a look at some of the glaring reasons why Ezra could totally be the A we've been waiting for all this time.
Bad Things Only Happen To Aria When She’s Single
Aria and Ezra’s relationship, especially when he was a teacher at Rosewood, was certainly the easiest to blow wide open. I mean, this was a student dating a teacher. This is literally against the law. A managed to screw with literally every other couple on the show, gently tousling Ezria so as not to make it look too obvious. How did Noel Kahn get set up with stolen tests in his locker before he could tell everyone that Ezra and Aria were dating? Perhaps… a teacher set it all up? It’s too hard for A to torture Aria when she and Ezra are always together. When Ezria has split and starts seeing dojo teacher Jake, A goes after Jake pretty viciously, stocking his punching bag with shards of glass. Yikes. Jealous much, A? Currently, Aria and Andrew are doing some smooching of their own, and Aria almost killed herself with Mike’s weightlifting machines. I mean, come on.
Ezra Flies Under The Radar
Ezra’s never been named on any official suspect list of anything happening in Rosewood. I’m willing to bet that part of that has to do with him tweaking his name: Ezra was born with the last name Fitzgerald. He avoids his very, very wealthy family, seems to live within his means, and literally changed his name to avoid suspicion. He’s been ghosting us all for years.
A Loves Literature Way Too Much
We all know that Ezra is an English teacher with a big love for Shakespeare and F. Scott Fitzgerald (maybe that’s because it’s his name), and A seems to carry all of this over into his plotting. When Hanna nearly gets mowed down with a car in Season 1, Ezra’s class is reading The Great Gatsby, authored by none other than F. Scott Fitzgerald. Does anyone remember a major plot point of The Great Gatsby being that a buxom blonde gets mowed down by a car (spoiler alert)? What a perfectly poetic coincidence. Nothing like really embracing that source material, Ezra.
Ezra Has Access To A Lot More Than We Thought
A lot’s been said about Wren having all sorts of doctor privilege to access records and all that, but how? He’s barely had any job for more than a year, and I have to believe that he wouldn’t have access to everything A would need to do his deeds. You know who would have all sorts of important records? A teacher. Ezra would have been able to steal tests to frame Noel Kahn and basically find out anything he needed to know about his students and the liars.
Ezra Owns A Typewriter
Who owns a typewriter today? Anyone under the age of 40? Nope. No one. Ezra HAS to be A.
Coincidentally (or not really), all of this A nonsense only started happening when Ezra rolled his moppy-haired head into town. I’ll ride this Ezra-as-A train all the way into the station, folks. Perhaps I’ll be vindicated in mere weeks: We’ll just have to wait and see.
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