March 20th, 2012
10:11 AM ET
“Pretty Little Liars” isn’t always an easy show to watch.
With additional clues to digest each week and a new character/suspect introduced almost every episode, it sometimes feels like even the writers aren’t sure about A’s identity, or where the series is headed.
Still, we tuned in to ABC Family every Monday (previously on Tuesdays) to watch the mystery unfold - hoping that by the season 2 finale we’d have some clarity, and that it would all be worth it. It wasn’t.
After assuring fans that the show wouldn’t follow the book series, we can safely say the writers are a bunch of pretty little liars.
Just like in Sara Shepard's novels, Hanna’s friend Mona turns out to be A. The former smart girl with no friends wanted revenge on the PLLs for stealing her friend Hanna.
(Though, last I checked, Mona was still friends with Hanna. Looking back, it seems like A’s presence was the main reason the PLL’s shut Mona out to begin with.)
All along, Mona seemed like the obvious choice - with her extra cell phones and jittery demeanor.
And if that’s not enough of a cop out, now there’s an "A team," which basically means everyone could also be A: Jenna, Garrett, Melissa, Lucas, Ezra and Caleb. Maybe even Paige, who distracted Emily at the masquerade party. We might as well throw Toby in there too, just for good measure.
After Mona revealed herself to Spencer, was almost run over by Hanna, fell from a cliff and placed in the custody of police, Dr. Sullivan reappeared. She apologized for skipping town, saying Mona was threatening her son. (That’s nice. A grown woman put the lives of four patients in danger because a teenager was blackmailing her.)
Despite a disappointing half-conclusion, the episode did have its moments. The “Psycho” shower scene had us on the edge of our seats, and Jenna’s cryptic exchange with a stranger in the park peaked our interest. A’s lair was even a high point, until Mona offered Spencer a stick of gum, commencing the most anti-climactic twist that’s graced primetime TV in some time.
So what did you think of the season 2 finale? Were you pleased with the outcome? And more importantly, will you tune in for season 3 when it airs in June?
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