pretty little liars season recap
by: rashell vasquez, '18
Tuesdays seem to be bland and ordinary, nothing special. However, PLL Tuesdays are game changing. Full of thrill and excitement, Pretty Little Liars redefines Tuesday nights. For 6 years, the hit TV show has managed to bring excitement to the homes of many viewers. Sadly, this may come to an end in April, 2017. Until then, reminiscing on season 7 seems ideal.
The season 7 summer finale went out with a bang. From sudden deaths to unexplained surprises, the finale left viewers’ wanting more. Although the series is known for its great mysteries and sudden plot twist, Marlene King, creator of the show, announced that all PLL mysteries will be unveiled. That being said, the upcoming half of season seven has to live up to expectations. Fans have already swirled up their own theories on who Uber A is. However, the upcoming season promises much more than the reveal of the unmasked mastermind.
The summer finale was full of jaw dropping moments. The first highlight of the night had to be when Mary Drake revealed to Spencer that she was her birth mother, as Spencer laid on her deathbed. This was suspected from a couple of episodes back when Spencer was seen holding a baby album questioning if her parents were really hers, foreshadowing much! The next draw dropping moment had to be when Alison told Emily she was expecting a baby. This was probably the least shocking out of three highlights because Marlene created and built up Emily’s storyline in relation to her selling her eggs. Fans suspect that the baby Alison is expecting is actually Emily’s. Finally, the last highlight had to be Noel Khan’s death. The antagonist has had a long run in the Pretty Little Liars’ series. The wrath of Khan ended when Hanna hit Noel from behind, causing him to drop the weapon he was carrying. He then tries to retaliate by taking a swing, but is pushed back, hits the wall, and falls right on the axe he dropped. Although his death didn't go as seemed, it was liberating for the four liars and the audience.
After 6 years of airing the show, fans have learned how the mind of Marlene King works. That being said, here are some of the top things that can be expected in the upcoming episodes.
Fans are suspecting that Alison’s pregnancy is Uber A‘s doing. Why? In the beginning of the season, Emily was seen going through the process of having her eggs sold. Nowadays, ‘A’ has gained much more power as well as built up his/her momentum. Fans are assuming that A got his/her hands on the eggs and manipulated the pregnancy.
Another suspicion would be Spencer’s death. At the end of the summer finale, Spencer was shot by Jenna and then was told that Mary Drake is her birth mother. Many fans think it’s a form of closure for Spencer and an ending to her character’s storyline. However, this is highly debated considering Spencer is one of the five Liars and it would not make sense to have one of the most important characters killed.
At the end of the day, there are various ways these last ten episodes can play out as well as an endless amount of theories. Marlene King never ceases to amaze the PLL audience. But, what is known for sure is that Pretty Little Liars will go out with a bang.
After six years, we will surely know who the mastermind ‘A’ is.