All good things (and even the not-so-good things) must come to a close, and such is the case with Pretty Little Liars, which will wrap up seven seasons of crazy twists, weird fashion choices, and incompetent police work by revealing just who A.D. is! I’m excited and also a little nervous for the reveal (I’ve been hurt before, especially by I. Marlene King), so between now and the show’s finale on June 27, I’ve been doing a lot of sleuthing and research into how everything goes down. How will Pretty Little Liars end? There are spoilers from the cast and creator abound, but there are no 100 percent solid answers.
The pacing of Season 7B has been pretty intense, and that’s for good reason — there is a lot of story to tell in order to wrap up seven seasons of abandoned storylines (remember Emily’s weird stalker? Or Meredith?) and leave viewers feeling mostly good about the ending. That being said, King has played coy and not-so-coy, depending on her mood. In an interview with US Weekly, King confirmed that Alison will definitely be having her baby (which means that kid is growing Twilight fast or they are spacing out the timing of the season) and two major characters will die. I consider major characters to be the Liars or their families and significant others, and no one has croaked yet. This makes me nervous, since besides that whole “being chased by a murderer” thing, the liars (minus Spencer) are coupled up and kind of happy.
Oh, and another thing? A.D. will definitely be revealed, and, obviously, it’s not who we think it is. Brendan Robinson, who plays Lucas on the show, appeared on the Entertainment Tonight Pretty Little Liars after show and had this to say of the reveal:
“When I found out who it was, I hadn’t read the script yet, because it was a couple weeks in advance and it didn’t make total sense to me at first. And then, when I saw the script and I read it and we all sat down — and the people that are involved in those scenes do a really, really phenomenal job — all the questions are answered and it made sense.”
But does it make sense, Brendan? Does it? Like I said, I’ve been hurt before. There are also plenty of flashbacks in the finale, Robinson says. “You will see those things, and several of the things are not spoken but you actually see it as [a way to remember].”
If A.D. has actually been around since the beginning of the show, I’m gonna need a lot of flashbacks to fill in the gap. Luckily, King told The Wrap that the Pretty Little Liars finale is going to be a two-hour movie event, so there’s no being stuck with 43 minutes of reveals. We get double that time, and I think we’re going to need it.
Oh, and one more spoiler — according to Entertainment Weekly, there is one line in the finale that made every cast member burst into tears. Alison says, “I feel like this is the end of something.” An end it is, and hopefully, it will do the show justice.