50 People Who Are Definitely A on Pretty Little Liars

Tonight is the season 5B finale of Pretty Little Liars, and apparently we are for sure or absolutely not at all going to find out who Big A is. But you don’t have to wait until 8:00 p.m. for the reveal because I have compiled all the evidence I’ve been collecting for five seasons and sussed out the answer. These 50 people are definitely A.


1. Jenna Marshall

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The Liars blinded her by throwing fireworks at her face, and remember how A announced that she wasn’t Ali at the end of the Christmas episode? Uh-huh, honey: Fireworks in the shape of an A.

2. Lucas Muddy Shoes McGee

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The Grunwald said Emily had been touched by the one Ali feared the most and it was Lucas who gave her that creepy-ass gloved massage in secret that one time.

3. Jason DiLaurentis (Original Head)

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Maybe he’s mad because he got an entirely new face and no one even cared.

4. Johnny Garbage Art

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Clearly a psycho.

5. Ben Coogan

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As soon as Emily stopped using him as a beard, A texts started coming in.

6. Big Rhonda

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Rhonda said Bethany did those drawings of a Godzilla eating Mrs. D, but how do we know that’s true? Maybe it was Big Rhonda herself. Also, Aria kept stealing her shit, so she probably wants revenge for that, and who can blame her.

7. Coachprah

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She certainly had access to Emily’s sports cream (that was secretly poison cream!).

8. Diane Fitzgerald

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Maybe she thought she could encourage Ezra to date adults if she made the lives of the children around him seem terrifying.

9. Maya St. Germain

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She moved into Ali’s old bedroom and had access to all of Ali’s old stuff, which means she had access to all the Liars’ secrets, and anyway, we know the dirt in Ali’s backyard is breathable. Maya doesn’t have to be dead just because she got buried.

10. Wesley Fitzgerald

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What kind of monster ruins a perfectly good pizza by hurling it down the street?


11. Paige McCullers

PAIGEEEEEE

No, you’re using this list as an excuse to post a photo of Paige McCullers in her hoedown getup.

12. The Grunwald

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A literal witch with actual magic powers. She’s the second most capable person w/r/t doing all the things A can do.

13. Malcolm Mack

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I’d want to set the world on fire, too, if I found out Ezra was my dad and Aria was my babysitter.

14. Samara Cook

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Maybe she learned how to cope with break-ups at the Jenny Schecter School of Emotional Health. Maybe she went nuts after Emily went back to Paige.

15. That Kid in the Doll Hospital

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Follow him, end up like him.

16. Jason DiLaurentis (New Head)

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He fell down an elevator shaft and lived, so obviously he’s indestructible, and he’s a known pervert and misanthropist.

17. Cece Drake

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We’ve seen what this broad can do with a mannequin leg. Imagine what she can do with a shovel.

18. Adam Lambert

LUCY HALE, ADAM LAMBERT

Only a real vampire would be that excited to talk to Aria.

19. Meredith Jody Sawyer

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She did lock the Liars in a basement one time like it was a dungeon, and anyone who would go to those lengths to date Byron Montgomery is completely unhinged.

20. Holden Hobbit Strauss

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He was in a fight club, I think you’ll remember, so he’s definitely got the ninja skills.


21. Sydney Driscoll

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She traded souls and skin with Jenna the way Cece did with Alison, so there’s something bigger than just run of the mill lesbianism going on here.

22. Talia Empanadas

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She’s her own personal secret machine.

23. Jackie Molina

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Maybe she wanted to get revenge on Ezra for breaking off their engagement to date a 14-year-old, and so she decided to engage in emotional warfare against the 14-year-old and her best friends.

24. Uncle-Dad Jamie

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Fact: Loves barns. Fact: Two-thirds of everyone who dies in Rosewood ends up in barns.

25. Sean Virginity

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He made Hanna go to chastity club to shame her for wanting to have sex just because he was gay. A known butthole!

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Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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44 Comments

  1. Maybe she’s playing a J. Walter Weatherman-style long game. “That’s why you never be gay in Rosewood!”

    ….LOLOLOLOL thank you so much for writing these..also your dog Margaret looks just like my dog Buffy and I haven’t ruled her out as A yet either.

  2. My guess is Hanna or Aria. Aria because shit didn’t start happening until she returned to town. Hanna because they have spent WAY too much time this season making comments and showing just how smart she REALLY is.

  3. Okay, I think I’ve FINALLY figured it out!

    A is THE FIRST, and lives in the Hellmouth that is located underneath Rosewood High School, and keeps taking on the guise of various members of the town of Rosewood, to manipulate OTHER members of the town of Rosewood into performing dastardly deeds.

    It’s the only plausible explanation.

  4. OMG, This is so hilarious! I am So Glad I logged on and saw this before watching tonight’s episode because I will now be thinking of all the suspects’ new names during the show. [It took me two readings to get “Coachprah” – LOL!] I guess I will be okay with the reveal of Big A as long as it’s not Emily, Hannah, Pam Fields, or Ashley Marin. Did you see in the last episode how the camera panned over to Caleb as soon as Emily and Aria speculated that someone must be giving instructions to that lawyer? That spooked me. Hope A is not essence of best boyfriend Caleb.

  5. “She started brainwashing Alison and teaching her guerrilla manipulation techniques when Ali was like four years old.” i laughed at this so much. it reverberated into all of my PLL memories and ricocheted off that one image of Alison angrily holding her breath while at lunch with her mom. ive never gotten over that scene. who the hell can control their breath like that!!!! alison’s relationship with her mother is so creepy and interesting

  6. I’ve been marathoning PLL for the past week and a half while working on cosplay because dear god why is Matsuri only 3 and a half days away oh god why

    and I’m only on season 3, but the SO and I have come to the conclusion that the only plausible solution at this point is every single member of the own is A (minus the 4 PLL) and the PLLs are being molded through harrowing torture to become the sacrifice for a ritual to summon an eldritch horror.

    Series finale = apocalypse.

    I mean, it’s the only thing that makes sense. (Also, I’ve been suspicious of Aria since ep 1, just because of her presence in the opening credits. But I’m loving the idea of it being Hanna.)

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