As fans prepare for (*sob*) the final episodes of Pretty Little Liars, you're likely feeling all sorts of nostalgia about the characters you've grown to know and love — or hate — over the past seven seasons. With no disrespect to the core four, there's one character that may be missed most of all: Mona on Pretty Little Liars.
Sure, she isn't necessarily the most likable person in Rosewood, but she's definitely the most interesting. No one keeps viewers guessing quite as much as Mona. Yes, Ali's motives are often questionable and no one knows what the heck is going on with Aria right now (although her collusion with the A team may just be a major red herring). But Mona? Fans would give anything to know what's really going on inside that brilliant head of hers.
Out of all the show's characters, she's gone through the biggest transformation over the past seven seasons. When she was fed up with being victimized by Ali, she went into villain mode. Post-Radley, she returned to Rosewood and was victimized again, this time by Charlotte. And now? Well, it seems like she has the best of intentions — but there's always something about Mona that you can't quite trust. And that's one of the reasons she'll be missed so much.
1She Rocks That Black Hoodie Like Nobody's Business
Apologies to Charlotte and whoever the heck Uber A is, but Mona will always be the best A on Pretty Little Liars.
2Her Straight-Talking Ways
Friends don't let friends abduct people and go on the run... well, not alone at least.
3She Does Not Need A Guy To Know Her Worth
4If Looks Could Kill...
An eye roll from Mona is worth a thousand words.
5Her Outfits Are Always On Point
Her wardrobe is the stuff of dreams.
6She Puts Ali In Her Place
Someone has to do it.
7Her Amazing (& Totally Creepy) Monologues
Raise your hand if this scene still gives you chills.
8Her Words Of Wisdom
9Even More Words Of Wisdom
Mona is basically a fountain of wisdom.
As the Liars fret and wring their hands, Mona frequently takes matters into her own (very capable) hands.
11Her Dark Sense Of Humor
Sure, becoming A was a little extreme... but plenty of people can relate to the struggle of losing a friend to the "cool" crowd in middle school or high school.
It's not just anyone who can maintain a 4.0 while running the A game and spending an extended period of time at Radley.
15Her Way Of Thinking
Considering they live in Rosewood, this question isn't that far-fetched.
16Her Fascination With The Board Game
If anyone can crack the mystery of this sinister board game and save the Liars once and for all, it's most definitely Mona.
17The Series Wouldn't Exist Without Her
Look, not to condone what Mona put the Liars through — but her actions are what triggered all the show's exciting events. She deserves some credit for that, right?