It's weird to think that we're not even two episodes into Season 6 of Pretty Little Liars, and already I feel the need to think about the season's end. I mean, we know so much and so little about this season at the same time. For one thing, I. Marlene King has promised us that this will be the #SummerOfAnswers, we'll know who Charles is within the first 10 episodes, and that there will be a significant time jump of sorts at some point, but that's about it. No specifics, no real answers. Since there's so much left to our imagination, I think the best place to start in trying to figure out what's going to happen on PLL this summer is to figure out our timeline, and to do that, we need to know when PLL Season 6A will end.
According to the series' IMDB page, Episode 10 "Game Over, Charles" airs on Aug. 4, 2015, and Episode 11, the name of which has yet to be revealed, will air in 2016. So I think it's safe to say that Season 6A will end during the first week of August. But is 10 episodes really enough to answer all of our questions? And will the time jump take place this year, or will we have to wait until the winter premiere? For all of our sakes and sanity, I hope we get more answers in the coming weeks than we've gotten in the past. In fact, from the episode titles, it certainly looks like there's a lot in store. Here are seven things we'll probably learn before the PLL Season 6A finale.
1. Charles' Identity
We've been promised time and time again that we will learn Charles' identity in the first 10 episodes (it would certainly make sense, considering the title of Episode 10 is "Game Over, Charles," and all). I'm hoping King will follow through this time, but she has been disappointing with answers in the past.
2. What Andrew's Really Up To
Guys, there's just no way that Andrew is Charles. I literally refuse to accept that the writers would choose to be so obvious as to make Andrew act all shady for an entire season only to make him the villain in the end. There has to be more to his story. Were the journals that Detective Tanner was reading through in the Season 6 premiere really Andrew's, or were they planted? Is he being framed? Is he Varjack? Considering the fact that the last episode that Brandon Jones, the actor who plays Andrew, is listed as starring in is Episode 4, we may find out soon.
3. How Sara Harvey Is Connected To All Of This
We know very little about Sara Harvey other than that she lived in a nearby-ish town, she disappeared around the same time as Ali, and seems to have been Charles' first prisoner. How did Charles even know about her? Were they both patients in Radley? Did he just happen upon her one day, and her resemblance to Ali triggered him in some way? Her storyline was so fleeting that it was a bit of a shock to see her return in such a significant way, and I'd be shocked if the writers left this connection unexplored for much longer.
4. Where Charles Gets All Of His Money
So I guess this isn't a huge issue, but I have to know, and Sasha Pieterse suggested that we may discover how A funds his projects soon.
5. Why Rosewood Apparently Only Attracts Corrupt Cops
I mean, honestly, guys, let's look at the roster. Darren Wilden. Detective Holbrook. Detective Tanner. Garret Reynolds. What do they all have in common? They're the worst. Sure, Detective Tanner hasn't necessarily revealed herself to be corrupt just yet, but considering it took her an entire season to believe the obvious (that the girls were innocent and being framed by A/Charles/Varjack/Whoever), I'm not exactly on her team. Oh, and btw, according to the IMDB synopsis for Episode 5, a new cop is coming to town, so we have that to look forward to.
6. How Radley Sanitarium Fits Into All Of This
The brief plot synopsis for Episode 4 reveals that the girls head to Radley to unveil some secrets about Charles after getting some more information about him from Ali's father. The liars all have some kind of connection to Radley (Spencer and Mona stayed there, Aria volunteered there, Toby's mom died there, etc.), so it's not surprising that there's something about the place that's more important than we may realize. Also, I'm curious about what Maddie Ziegler's role will be like, since the behind-the-scenes photos indicate that Radley is going to be her main stage.
7. What Made Charles The Person He Is
If the PLL writers have one weakness, it's the ability to establish compelling motives. I'm still not over the whole "Ezra seemed like A because he was writing a book" thing. I mean, guys. Really. We can do better than that. Keegan Allen has stated that the Charles reveal will be "heartbreakingly beautiful," so I'm hoping for something big here, not another letdown.