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Pretty Little Liars Post Mortem: EP on Mona's Next Move, Charles' Agenda and the 'Juicy' Season 6 Time Jump

Pretty Little Liars Season 6

Pretty Little Liars‘ Season 5 finale may have answered one burning question (#CharlesIsA!), but it left fans with, arguably, more new questions than any previous finale — and that’s saying a lot.

Fortunately, TVLine got executive producer Oliver Goldstick on the line — after making sure it wasn’t being tapped, Andrew — to clear up some confusion about Mona’s return, Jason’s (potential) twin and the now-confirmed time jump in the works for Season 6.

TVLINE | What’s next for Mona, now that she’s back among the living?
Her plan didn’t work, did it? She had a very intricate plan, but she was beaten at her own game, and she’s pretty damn smart. We’ve taken three characters from the books who were the brainiacs — Spencer, Mona and Andrew — and we’ve made a really interesting, surprising trinity. They’re all bright and resourceful; I can’t think of a better way to describe this “A” than “resourceful.”

Pretty Little Liars Season 6TVLINE | But she’s not giving up, right?
Oh, she ain’t giving up. She was tortured, too! And she was made to wear that horrible wig — for how long?

TVLINE | Oh, that wig was truly the greatest injustice.
RuPaul would have rebelled against that thing.

TVLINE | Like many viewers, I assumed that Charles is Jason’s twin. Is that a fair assumption?
It’s a fair assumption, but don’t go to Vegas and bet on that. I would hold out, because answers are going to come. We’re looking at Season 6A as a compressed season; not only are we doing less episodes — we’re doing 10, whereas we usually 12 or 13 — but it takes place over three weeks. In those three weeks, the girls are dealing with the fallout from the bunker trauma. They’ll be pursuing and receiving real answers, as will the audience.

TVLINE | With that time jump approaching, have you already mapped out where each of the girls will be in the future?
Oh yes. We’ve been talking about [the time jump] for years. This is the same group of writers who have been here since Day 1, so a lot of the ideas that have been bandied about, even two or three years ago, are just now coming to fruition. We’ve had the writing on the wall — literally, on the board of our writers room — as to where these girls are going to end up. But we’re surprising ourselves, too. There are some juicy developments that we didn’t expect, which I think the audience is going to love.

Pretty Little Liars Season 6TVLINE | Regardless of whether or not Charles is Jason’s twin, will we see more of Jason in Season 6?
Yes, you will indeed. It’s a very powerful story, actually.

TVLINE | I also have to ask about that creeper Andrew. What can you say about his role moving forward?
All I’ll say is that there are some elements to Andrew that are really going to surprise you. I think I read in one of the tweets that he’s a father, but no, he’s no one’s daddy. That’s another ABC Family show.

TVLINE | Now that Spencer’s parents know about “A,” and I assume the other parents will be clued in, will this change the way they look at the girls? Will they apologize for doubting them all these years?
That’s a great question, because there’s going to be a domino effect. Not just the families, but the school — everybody — will have to look at these girls differently. All of the crying wolf and strange, erratic behavior starts to make a lot of sense. So they’re thrown a big pass because of this now; there’s reason to believe these girls have been lying for a legitimate reason, out of fear and self-preservation. But that doesn’t mean they’re suddenly going to start sharing everything with mommy and daddy. There are still things you can’t tell them, as we all know.

TVLINE | I’m mostly excited to see Tanner’s reaction. She’s the worst.
She might retire. This might be the end of Tanner. She might start selling wind chimes in New Mexico after this case.

TVLINE | I have to say, I was surprised when Spencer mentioned Maya last night. Was that for any particular reason?
I think that’s a word that would make “A” perk up, just as it made you perk up. Given Maya’s history with the series — she was sort of clued in by the end, and possibly had some answers — it was not “A” that killed her, but that doesn’t mean “A” didn’t try.

TVLINE | Lastly, let’s talk Aria and Ezra, the only original couple not together right now. What can you say about their future?
I would say it’s complicated. Just when you think it’s over, a huge event like this can create a seismic shift, and you have to look at this person again and think, “Should we go our separate ways, or is the universe telling us we need to be together?” The universe sends them some messages that are really mixed.

PLL fans, I know you’re still reeling from the finale, but let’s try to work this out together: What do you make of these new teases? Do you believe Charles is, in fact, Jason’s twin? Drop a comment with your thoughts and theories below.

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  1. alistaircrane says:

    Terrible episode. Still can’t believe Seasons 3, 4, and 5 all took place during their senior year….and they still haven’t graduated yet!!!

    • Cornelius says:

      I find that hilarious so we’re to assume that the Halloween special in season 4 and the Christmas special in season 5 everything inbetween only took place within 2 months? Of all the things the writers do wrong the timing on the show is one of the worse.

      • Shelly Bort says:

        HAHAHAHA i KNOW. i swear i started watching this show when the girls were 16, and i was 19. now they’re 18, and i’m 37.

      • ReallyQueen says:

        Haha, it’s even worse than that. The season 4 Halloween special didn’t take place on Halloween. The season 3 episode did. That means that the time between episode 13 of season 3 and episode 12 of season 5 was literally a month.

      • A says:

        No, you’re kind of off the timeline in Pll. The Halloween special in season 4: it was not actually Halloween, but there was a dress up party. The real Halloween that they had during senior year is the Halloween in season 3, so that was October 31. Mona died on thanksgiving, so that was November 27. Everything that has happened, from the Halloween Train, Alison being revealed as Alive, Alison coming back to Rosewood and school, leading up to Mona’s death, happened in 27 days.

    • Briana says:

      Remember that they may not have graduated because of all the schooling that the girls have missed due to A. Graduation was coming as was college but now it all has to be put back because they’re missing

      • Cobra says:

        Yet none of the four, nor their parents have ever said anything about ALL FOUR OF THEM having to stay back in school, especially with the huge focus Mrs. Hastings has put onto Spencer’s education. You don’t think somewhere along the line one of these four may have said “because of A we didn’t even graduate”?
        Face it, it’s just a faulty timeline.

    • I’m failing to see how this is unbelievable? Just because other shows jump in time chunks doesn’t mean every show does. If anything how awesome the writers are at getting all the details out and taking their time to tell a good story.

      • Cobra says:

        It’s unbelievable because as ReallyQueen points out, it was the Season 3 Halloween special that took place on Halloween, and ergo, “episode 13 of season 3 and episode 12 of season 5 was literally a month.” Even if every episode covered only a single day (which is clearly not the case), that is a very faulty timeline.
        It’s just poor writing.

        • I think the timeline doesn’t matter as long as the viewers are loving the show. If events will occur in real time then the PLLs would be a lot older that they could be parents now w/c will not interests the viewers anymore. The writers do this to make the series longer as ABC has renewed the show for 2 more seasons. Just saying.. :)

          • Alison says:

            We’re not talking about the show being in real time though lol. We’re talking about the timeline in the actual show. Seasons 3-5 have been their senior year. Season 5 ended in an uncertain month, but I’m guessing around March. Season 3 began right before school started. The season 3 Halloween episode was actually ON Halloween in the show. All the events that took place on the Halloween train were on the night of Halloween in the show. Season 5 episode 12 was the episode where Mona was “killed.” Mona was killed on Thanksgiving in the show, which I don’t even get why they had to do. I don’t know why they made it where she had to be killed on Thanksgiving, because the timeline would be a lot simpler if she were killed not too long before Christmas. It would extend the time out more, so it wouldn’t be impossible, per se. The episode after the season 3 Halloween episode mentions that it has been at least a couple weeks since the events on Halloween. That means, like someone else has said, that the events between the episode after the season 3 Halloween episode, and the Fatal Finale of season 5 where Mona dies, have to have happened in 2-3 weeks. That doesn’t work.

    • Katie says:

      They probably got held back for cutting classes all the time. I remember they kind of broke the fourth wall in an episode in Season 4 when Aria mentioned graduation and Spencer said something like “Believe me, NONE of us are graduating this year.”

    • Lee says:

      You also have to understand there are dozens of books that tell the story of the liars. And it all takes place in high school.

    • Me says:

      it was the best episode of the entire amazing series, moron.

      cluelessly cry some more ; )

  2. Eric7740 says:

    I wonder why I Marlene King didn’t answer questions??? Is she finally tired of coming up with cryptic answers and giving us fans false hope about real answers???

    • Kyla says:

      Marlene did give answers if you go to the etalk website or the pll page on Facebook the link is posted there for the article. She confirmed that Charles is in fact Jason’s twin.

      • Cobra says:

        Yes but how long until they backtrack on that and undo it the way they’ve undone so many other things the show has done over the years.

      • nancy says:

        she didn’t say it was jason’s twin she just said it is his brother (and ali’s). they ask her if we are goin’ to see an actor we know to play charles (meaning the one who plays jason) but she never confirmed it.. so we r not sure it is a twin yet.

        • dani says:

          sooo, If Charles is Jason’s brother (not twin), he could be a half brother. Mrs. D is the one with the twin sister. Ali’s dad had Charles with Mrs. D’s twin sister the same time Jason was born. And Bethany was Charles sister.

      • when did she say Charles is Jason’s twin?
        I’ve gone over everything and not once has she said that.

        she said, “ChArles is A. yes. he is A. …”

        she did not however say, “charles is jason’s twin” or “charles is Big A”

        she’s leaving loopholes for herself to wriggle out of on technicalities.

    • Lisa says:

      She did but it was with a different company. :) She didn’t give much more info than what was already covered here.

  3. Trisha wisecup says:

    No I don’t think Charles is Jason ‘ s twin. In the video they showed of the little boys mrs. Diluarentis and ali, the boy was blonde and Charles has like a dark brown hair. And they could be playing with our heads to make us think it’s this Charles person but in reality it could be someone else ad A

  4. agnes says:

    I think it’s Alli’s twin. Wasn’t there an older child there looking at the baby? Plus the episode with the two dresses in the piano, they looked the same size and remember, one was for Alli.

  5. I read this thinking that maybe there would be something salvageable. No, still feel very tricked, like everything I’ve watched in the last couple of season was for nothing. My brain is still saying, WHO? Charles, who? Awful plotting, writers!

    • Cristy says:

      This is how I feel. I use to think that if you were a GENIUS, you could unravel this mystery. That if you dedicated some time to re-watch episodes, take notes, go back, look through theories, you could potentially figure it out. I have become a detective genius in mystery movies and shows. I can call the ending of movies in the snap of a finger because compared to PLL, it’s so easy. It turns out that you do not need to be a genius to uncover this show, you have to be a psychic. Remember when they revealed who Jenna was talking to in the park… and it was Shauna? (sorry if I spelled it wrong). How were we suppose to know that back then when she wasn’t even a character on the show? How could we have guessed Bethany Young or Sara Harvey when we had no idea who these people were. And now, they are an important part of the plot line, tied in to affairs and adultery. How could we have possibly known that? What kind of clues could have pointed to it? Then, Mona being alive. Even Grunwald, the actual psychic on the show, didn’t even guess that one! Now, about Charles. I really don’t know if someone on the show, Jason’s twin, Jason’s brother, I don’t know! But, what I do know is that we’ve never heard of Charles… and suddenly, he’s Big A? The main mystery of the show… and it’s revealed to be a name we’ve never heard on the show?! you don’t need to be a detective, you just need to be a psychic. lol

  6. Azerty says:

    I don’t call what we had yesterday an answer. Yes Mona is alive, that was a shocker but that’s it, there is nothing else, not more than a regular episode. Charles is NOT an answer. Basically Spencer had a dream and found out that name. We don’t even know if it is his real name, 2 weeks ago it was Varjack, Charles could be an alias too. The video is not an answer since there is nothing sure about who is who beside Mrs D. This episode could have been good if they didn’t hypped it that much or reveal A’s face. Marlene King should stop doing interview or be on twitter. 2 years she says we will get answers and know who is A, how he does what he does and why. But today I am not sure she knows more than us.

    • Katja says:

      I totally agree with your opinion. If Marlene hadn’t made such a hype out of this last episode of the season, the disappointment wouldn’t have been that high.
      There was really nothing special in it in comparison to any other epidsode, besides that Mona is still alive…
      Marlene should seriously consider not to give false hope and stop tweeting about how big the reveal is going to be…..

      • Jericho says:

        The “reveals” have never been big. And we will never truly know who A for another 2 years. If we do, we will soon see A#3. They’ve done it before afterall.

    • Mimi says:

      And remember when Mona hid that anagram in her mirror. That means she already knew who “Charles” was. Why didn’t she tell the girls this? She acted like she had no idea when she walked in A’s lair. “A has a soul” WTH

  7. Mkerrwood says:

    Well, it is pretty clear Charles is Jason & Ali’s brother, maybe a twin, maybe not. One theory I have thought of is that maybe Charles died and Jason has split personality and took on the personality of his deceased brother. So, Jason is Charles, therefore A and he doesn’t even know it. But that is just a thought. Charles could be Wren, Lucas, Andrew, Caleb, Toby……..or he could be someone totally new that we have never seen before.

    • jody says:

      Yes agree . there is no real confirmation that A actual name is charles . it could be someone we seen before during season 4 and downwards who have left or died . ots really interesting but they need to make quicker on revealing who A really is and why A is doing this

      • kristal says:

        Doesn’t the next season start in two months. They say the first 10 episodes explains the why and that leads to the who. But they want us to see the story of why and in watching that we will figure out on our own exactly who Charles is.

    • Kacey says:

      Ooooo the split personality idea after his real twin’s death would be an awesome twist!

    • this is the BEST assumption I’ve hear do far – I like where you are headed with this!! Opened up my eyes to see the light in a different “color”. :-)

    • Sarah says:

      That is actually an awesome assumption n would b awesome to c if that IS in fact their plan

    • Lacey says:

      I think Charles could be Garrett. I know he is “dead” but On another site Marlene King made a comment about how Mona may not be the only person that has appeared dead (when asked about how Mona looked so dead, but really wasn’t.)

      • ElisaD says:

        I thought Mona looked like she had been drugged. I never believed she was dead, that face did not look lika a dead person, no, more like a passed out person. I think that maybe “Charles” is a brother, but not that much of Alison more like of Jason and thereby Spencer and Melissa. I know the Melissa theories are many but I had a crazy feeling that Melissa and “Charles” worked together for a while, but then he turned on her when she thought it had gone too far… but iv’e also had a thousand theories so wouldn’t count on it

    • Jeana says:

      And we now that Jason is Spencer & Melissa’s half brother because Spencer’s Dad and Jason 7 Ali’s mom got together and it was hush hush.

    • Judy says:

      Isn’t it weird for a brother to be that obsessed with his sister? In this episode, Charles wants to go to prom with Allison but why? He appears to show affection for Allison more which seems not like a brother/sister relationship.

    • CLove says:

      How could he be Caleb or Toby when they were with the cops during the prom scene and Charles was in there with them?

  8. Terryann says:

    I think that Andrew is really Charles there was a clue in the spring finale when they showed him listening into a phone call.

    • zadiera says:

      And also when he made that comment about Mona. . . Like what did Mona ever even do to him?

      • -S says:

        AND he was some leader in boyscouts or something, he said it might come handy one day. Than suddenly alison’s (fake) bow shooting diploma appears and she was found guilty.. Some A trick?

      • kristal says:

        Remember those episodes about debate and how everyone worked really hard but Mona always ended up in the spotlight even though you win as a team.

    • kristal says:

      I think Andrew is just a crazy Aria stalker who wants to find her and save the day so she finally forgets about Ezra for good. Remember how weird he got at the yearbook photo shoot.

      • Jenn says:

        I agree with you. I think he is a simple side story – an Aria stalker. He is jealous of Ezra and was listening in so he could find out what was going on and save Aria.

  9. scotlore says:

    Who was filming the video we saw of Ali’s mom, and the baby and the two boys?

  10. Katja says:

    I don’t believe that it is Jason’s twin. I somehow believe that we will see Keegan Allen in another role…. Just a feeling… I do believe that Marion Cavanaugh and Jessica DiLaurentis are somehow related.
    In the video Jessica only tells one boy to kiss his sister. She speaks directly only to one boy, so he must be Jason, but not to the other boy… It doesn’t mean the other boy is necessarily going to be his brother / twin…

  11. Sophie says:

    Can somebody who read the books fill me into Andrew’s story there? I think he being Charles would maybe make more sence if we knew his backstory.
    Also, there is a theory that Jason was killed in the elevator scene (and/or that Spencer saw his body in the woods when she thought it was Toby) and that Charles took over his identity since then.

    • Jordan says:

      telling you the what happened in the books will not give you any back story for Andrew. They are completely different than the show. I don’t even remember Andrew being in the books.

      • Sophie says:

        Oh I thought it would help since it says that in article that the writers took 3 braniacs from the books- Spencer, Mona and Andrew. And Marlene said A is a genius so it adds up. But Marlene also said Toby is A and Mona is dead so-.-

    • Estee says:

      In the books Andrew briefly dates Spencer but not much comes of it.

  12. Mikayla says:

    Charles IS JASONS TWIN! If you read other articles it’s been confirmed that it is. I think the best theory that has come up has been that that ties Bethany in with everything and that it wasn’t her that was in the grave but Sara. Read up on the articles yo. Charles is Jason’s twin, also means he’s Ali and Spencer’s half brother.

    • Sophie says:

      It was also confirmed that Mona was dead. We even saw her body! And even Janel was told she was dead. So I wouldn’t believe a thing they say.

      • Cobra says:

        Tell me about it!

      • Essie says:


      • Brianna diaz says:

        We saw her body but didnt mean she was dead. Coulda been her just knocked out from the gas like the girls.

      • Georgia says:

        Marlene told everyone she was dead to fool us all for when she was alive. Janel didn’t find out she was alive until a few weeks before they filmed the episode; the rest of the cast found out at the table read. They wanted to avoid hackers

        • Cobra says:

          Marlene told everyone she was dead because she intended her to be dead. And then she decided to backtrack, because she no longer has any idea where to go with the show.
          I’ve stuck with the show for a long time, but I think I’m finally done. There’s no way that they can possibly explain everything and have it make any kind of sense.

          • Sophie says:

            Yeah, you’re probably right. I read somewhere that Marlene had 3 people in mind when she choose who will be the next Big A after Mona and she probably hasn’t decided yet.. Eventhough this show is a mess I’ll still watch it, the girls have grown on me and I’m intrigued by the time jump ahead..

        • Jenn says:

          You can’t believe Marlene – she also said recently (I can’t remember when) that A would be someone who has been in the storyline since the 1st season.

    • PllFan says:


  13. quesha says:

    I believe that Ezra is the twin ..
    Why ? Because is season one he specifically stated that his parents split because of infidelity on both sides. And then in class he made them read a book that sounded a lot like the plot of the show . Also as arias mom mentioned in season one Ezra does look to young to be a teacher . I think it all leads back to season one. Ezra is charles

    • Stephanie says:

      They can’t be twins if Charles was the result of one of his parent’s infidelity.

      • gs says:

        I don’t think this theory is right, but the infidelity that broke up Ezra’s parents wouldn’t have to be the one that cause his mom to get pregnant with him and Charles. It could have happened later.

  14. Stephanie Leigh says:

    I don’t like this article. Mona didn’t wear a wig. Makes me question the creditablity of the whole article.

    • Essie says:

      Well obviously Janel wouldn’t dye her hair blonde for real because it doesn’t suit her, hence the wig but in the show they pretend it IS her own hair, A made her dye her hair?
      Even though to us it’s obviously a wig, but maybe we are meant to ignore that fact haha.

  15. Brianne says:

    I believe Charles is Jason’s twin. I think that Charles had a troubled childhood and was sent to Radley. I want to go with him being Transgender, thus the reason for being an outcast jealous of Ali and her friends and the two dresses. Or he was in Radley and became a best friend to Bethany Young. However, if he was transgender, it could mean he full on changed into Cece Drake. Same initials and we haven’t seen her for some time.

    • Elyse says:

      Holy crap I never even thought that Charles and CeCe could be the same person!

    • Shelly Bort says:

      OOOOMGGGGG that is so brilliant. BRILLIANT. i love that. it also harkens back to psycho/hitchcock with him dressing up as his mother and murdering women… and we know PLL loves to reference hitchcock…. GOOD call… that’s super fun :D

    • Taren says:

      I was thinking the transgender theory with Melissa being the twin, since she is Mr. Hastings daughter to begin with. Then Mrs. DiLaurentis took Jason and Mr. Hastings took Charles, who became Melissa, hence the dress like Ali’s.

      Plus Spencer mentioned that the prom theme A had given them was the one that Jason and Melissa had. I thought maybe that was a hint.

    • kirsty says:

      CeCe is in jail for murdering Wilden, remember? x

  16. Anthony Chatman says:

    I’ve seen lots of theories that maybe Charles was shunned because he wanted to be a girl and wanted to be like Ali which would explain the two dresses in the piano. Plus I also saw from a photo that one of the boys shoelaces were pink. And the other boys was blue. So maybe that theory could be true. I’ll admit the episode was great. I liked it. It gave me chills and it goosebumps. Hanna made the episode amazing with her powerful lines. Him, her, it, B****. My favorite. I was like let’s go Hanna lol. And all of their “prom” dresses were amazing looking. But Mona being alive was the only hyped up moment for me. But the way they hyped up the episode was misleading to say the least. Charles name being an anagram a few weeks ago just made everyone not be so surprised of him being A. It was a subtle reveal. I just mainly want answers to who this Charles person really is and why does he have such an interest with the girls. Is it because they were friends with Ali and he didn’t get a chance to be with his sister Ali? Who knows. We’ll find out in season 6A since the A story will be wrapping up. I just wonder what they are going to do in season 7 if A storyline will be finished and they will do the time jump. Still wish one of the liars turned out to be A or nonetheless they made Courtney a character. But I’ll take what I can get.

  17. amber says:

    Just to throw it out there since i havent seen it….if in fact Charles is Jason’s twin, that would make Spencer and Allison his half sisters.

    • Emilie vp says:

      No why would they be? If charles is jasons twin it just means that he is spencer’s halfbrother and ali’s half brother but spencer and ali still have 2 different parents

  18. Elissa says:

    So now that Tanner saw that video of all the girls will Ally be released because Mona is alive?

    • Emilie vp says:

      I did’t even think about this! I hope so! And ali could help them she knows a lot about A, she knows him/her better than the boys

  19. Kyle says:

    Yes, it is far too obvious that Charles is Jason’s twin. The show is too smart for that cop out. Besides, the boys in the video were NOT identical. There’s gotta be a LOT more to this story.

    Regardless how Jason factors in, I’m very excited to hear he’ll be back with a new story arc! He’s my favorite!

    • renee says:

      How about Charles being Tobys twin? Then with the death Mrs. D took care of him growing up. He could very well be CeCe Drake with the same initials.

  20. Krystelle says:

    i think Charles is Jason’s twin bother but Charles turned out to look more like mr. Hasting (hints brown hair) so mrs.D exiled him from the family and made him as crazy as she was. He got revenge on mrs.D when he killed her now he is just playing games.. I’m interested in finding out what happens

  21. Nikkita says:

    I do believe Charles is Jason’s twin because in the video Spencer watched the boys look to be the same age. It still shocks me that Mona is alive, and Tanner is speechless when she sees Mona alive… I can’t wait for season 6 !!

  22. meg says:

    Okay so they say he has beended there since the first episode hmm anyone notice the guy walking Jenna into the funeral it wasn’t Toby but he does have similarities to Spencer Ali and Jason hmm and in season 3 the name Charles was mentioned so who knows

    • BrittBrat says:

      That was Toby with Jenna. Keegan wasn’t Toby in the pilot episode, another actor was. They had different actors for Jason, Toby, Mrs. D, Kate (Hanna’s step-sister), and Ian.

    • Tina says:

      It is Toby walking her in in season 1, the character later got re cast to Keegan

  23. Paul says:

    So, they tell us who A is and still people are mad. Really? For one, they said they would reveal who A is, which they did (Charles). They never said we would actually get to SEE who A is but rather know who A was. I liked the episode and was happy to see MONA IS ALIVE!!!! Plus, not finding out everything leaves the mystery alive. That is why we love the show. It keeps you guessing and thinking for ourselves who A is and why he is doing this to begin with. Props to the writers and Marlene!

    • BrittBrat says:

      We are mad because who the hell is Charles? They made it seem like it was going to be someone we knew already. Plus it’s been like 2 seasons and don’t know much more than we did when Mona was the first A. We didn’t have many questions answered, but now we have even more questions. The episode just didn’t live up to the hype.

    • Emilie vp says:

      On the one part I want to know everything now but on the other hand I’m glad this means there will be another season because I just love pll so much, it’s amazing how long this show has been on but they still have so many great plots and they can keep this interresting

    • kjt says:

      I totally agree with you, I thought I was the only one to think this way. I loved the episode I love the little reveals that we got in it, it makes us wonder a little more about A and his motives. I’m re watching some episodes and reading all of the spoilers I think if we pay close attention to the little details we can figure out who A is. Just remember Charles says that Alli is his favorite, maybe his favorite doll and wants to play a little bit longer with her? I also think that Tanner has something to do with A, just think about it, everything that she has done and said, and I didn’t really perceive her as being surprised when finding As lair. Just a thought.

  24. Hannah says:

    i just don’t like the fact that PLL basically pulled a random character out of a hat to be A, which seems illogical. Also, the fact of the time jump is stupid! Season 6 should be about the girls bringing down A and the once they do that, they get into college, move into their dorm rooms, and meet up before class and you hear all four of their phones ring, give the worried looks to each other, and then fade to black! I don’t care about Ezria, I never liked the couple so don’t care, I’d root for Caleb and Hanna but nothing’s happened yet. Anyway, was a little disappointed with the season 5 finale because of the very weird A choice, and then hearing about the time jump in the storyline, it’s just TOO STRANGE! I’ll still watch the show but it’s not great ideas floating around the storyline…………. 😑

    • Hedda says:

      I am so disappointed too! Why did they get a new A? A person we have no relation to!! and btw… I Marlene King said Big A would be in the pilot… was Charles the black widow? Maybe… But I just feel so sad because of the new character.

    • the first half of season 6 will resolve this Big A/ Charles business… supposedly.

      6A to 6B will most likely be the time jump.
      the story continues on to resolve what actually happened to Sara Harvey/ bethany Young
      and also to reveal who Black veil is.
      supposedly this person is endgame

      which i think is lame because, A has always been the central character.

    • kristal says:

      They won’t go the Pill the college years route because statistically shows that do that lose slot of viewers and just get cancelled.

  25. If the twins are boys then someone please explain to me the 2 yellow dresses Mrs. D had in the piano!!!

    • Annemette says:

      Did anyone ever explain why Ali called Lukas Hermie? I know that Ali has lied a lot, but she has also been right about a lot of stuff. What if Lukas really is what she says. What if Lukas is Ali’s “sister”. Would that be more crazy than any of the other stuff going on here? If he got disowened by the family, he would have a very good reason to hate all of them. Ali, mrs D. And it would explain why Ali was after him all the time. Sibling war??
      Aside from that, it was said that they found a body in the barrel, if it isnt Mona, who is this unidentified dead person? That is what I am wondering after this episode.

      • Mary says:

        I agree i mean I did noticed that from the beginning when Lucas had a huge grudge against Ali but, I didn’t understood why and when he made friends with Hanna I was a bit skeptically at first but, now it’s starting to make some sense. i mean Ali hated a lot of people.. Mona, Paige, Lucas, Toby (sort of friends) i think but, now your theory makes a lot of sense… i’m glad they made Mona alive she was my favorite :)

        but, I was just about to ask the same thing,.. if it wasn’t Mona inside the barrel then who is… and did you saw the look on Tanner’s face (OMG priceless) right there hahahahhaha

  26. Lizzie says:

    I don’t care! I want more. I’m glad there’s still cliff hangers I love PLL and I can’t wait till the next season. I loved to last episode nothing but love for you mar!

  27. Hayley says:

    I think Charles is Lucas! A sent them a message saying that they’d known him for years

  28. Cynthia says:

    So as we all know Charles is A but is he or is he not Jason’s twin has us troubling. Maybe he could be an adopted son or maybe some one Mrs. D thought of as a son. In the clip she only tells one boy about his baby sister to kiss her. Charles can be Andrew wearing a wig and mask as well. They are in his family’s farm. I expected much more. Truly disappointed.

  29. Hailey says:

    I think that charles is in fact Jason’s twin. I think it because in the season finale it shows a video of Alison’s mom with two blonde boys as little kids. Could those blonde boys be related? I think they are also because there is something weird about Jason arnd a twin it could be. Jason went away for a while and then came back. He could have been visiting charles and came back, which was giving enough time for charles to plan something devious for the liars. That’s my theory.

  30. Mikayla Guile says:

    i think that Marlene King wants to have a plot twist to the show. What if one of the girls is apart of the A team? Is Andrew involved with A? Why was he ease dropping on the phone with Spencer’s parents to Melissa? Does Melissa come back? How do the girls escape from the electric fence and barbed wire.

  31. -Theory–
    Bethany IS charles(Either Jasons twin or brother because they didnt “look’ like twins to me but could be). Charles was jealous of Ali because she was born a girl that is what gender he identifies with and had the perfect life thats why the picture drawn had a melted face and other things and thats why mrs dfreaked out at the dress and had ali lie. Her husband didnt want to encourage him since he wanted to be bethany. They hid him away because he didnt fit into their “perfect” society. this is why we will feel sorry for -a-..

    • Betsy says:

      i agree ! And that explains why Mrs. D would take “Bethany ” horse riding !

      • Sairah says:

        Bethany can’t be Charles, because when Mona&Spencer were listening to the tapes at Radley, Bethany had a girl voice. Remembering calling Mrs.D a b****. ? I think Charles is Jason’s twin, but so many plot twists it’s hard for me to think just one answer. Can’t wait for Season6!

    • busad says:

      that’s not possible though because when A captured them and kept them hostage the body of the person controlling the switches was a male body form… i would be able to tell if it was a female…

  32. Tasha says:

    all I know is I want Aria and Ezra to be together when it’s all said and done also Hanna and Caleb those are my two fave couples. As for the A stuff and Charles can’t wait for the answer to all our question.

  33. Beverly Kingsley says:

    I need some help here. I watch every week, but being 77 years old, its been hard to keep all the lesser seen characters in my memory. Who arer Charles and Jason as regards to the 4 (or 5 counting Alison and 6 counting Mona) girls. I can keep track of the girls, their boyfriends, their parents, but those additiional characters are hard for me to remember.

    • BrittBrat says:

      Jason is Alison’s older brother. He is also Melissa’s and Spencer’s half-brother (their dad cheated on their mom with Alison’s mom). We don’t know who Charles is yet, but he could be Jason’s twin. They didn’t give us much information on who Charles really is and why he is mad at the girls.

    • Nikki says:

      Jason is Ali’s older brother, son of Mrs. D and Mr. Hastings, which also makes him Spencer and Melissa’s half brother. Charles is an unknown character, many are assuming he is Jason’s twin.

    • lalala says:

      Charles is a new character, and Jason is Alison’s older brother!

  34. rita says:

    how can Jason and Charles be twins? Isn’t Jason Spencer’s half brother? Or did I miss something?

    • BrittBrat says:

      If Jason and Charles are twins, then they both would be Spencer’s half brothers.

    • Stephanie says:

      It’s still completely possible. Mrs. D conceived twins with Spencer’s dad which would make both Jason and Charles Spencer’s half brothers.

  35. jasmine says:

    Ali had a twin called Courtney which she killed when they were 13 but Jason also has a twin called Charles but Charles is trying to get revenge back on Ali for killing courtnry . and that is why Ali won’t say who a is becuase she knows.

    • BrittBrat says:

      Courtney is the character in the book, not the show. The producers said they weren’t going to do the twin thing with Ali’s character on the show.

    • Emilie vp says:

      Wow wtf this is mindblowing, i don’t read the books ( I started though but isn’t like 1 episode 1 book? ) but this courtney-thing is very intriguing, can someone tell me what happened

      • Rhi says:

        basically ‘Ali’ was murdered. Courtney, Ali’s twin shows up.

        Stuff happens

        It turns out that Ali wasn’t the one who died, Courtney was, Ali killed her and took her place.

  36. Cobra says:

    The showrunners keep promising “real answers” but never actually deliver. And as soon as they do something interesting like kill Mona, they go ahead and undo it.
    I’m sincerely contemplating whether it’s even worth continuing to watch next season.

    • Vicki says:

      You couldn’t stop watching if you wanted to,pll is soooo addictive,I know they’ve been giving us the run around for god knows how long and they don’t always deliver even when promised but you’ve gotta just keep thinking it will all come together in the end and and that will be awesome. Remember once they reveal everything,that’s it ppl done! I personally want them to drag it out as long as poss because it will be a sad day when they air there last ever episode. But then I guess once it’s over we will all be re watching to make sure all the reveals match up and that it all makes sense. I’m sure you all are but fans of pll should always go online after each episode and watch pll as its an after show and it’s really good the four girls that host it always analyze the crap out of each episode and always come up with great theories and ideas.

  37. shawn says:

    I also agree Charles is Jason’s twin. Spencer mentioned that the prom theme was Melissa & Ian’s, which wouldn’t that have been Jason’s also? Maybe Charles was trying to re-create the prom he was never able to attend.

  38. Kimberly says:

    Charles is Jason twin Charles was obsessed with ail he wanted to be like her Transgender got sent him to Radley the mother knew y she had the extra girl clothes Mr hastings knows about him why he tried to stop Spencer and Tobey looking into t obeys mothers death cause Charles was there when she slipped I also think Charles is Bethany name he used in Radley why Mrs d was involved and took Bethany riding at the stables and now he’s Andrew coming back for revenge so basically A is Charles Andrew and Bethany

  39. Brianna says:

    Since the other twin had darker hair could it be Ean’s twin??

  40. Nikki says:

    I’m pretty sure Mrs. D had a legitimate love affair with Mr. Hastings and Jason wasn’t their only love child. That would explain why the video showed them at a place Mrs. Hastings said she used to take Spencer and Melissa. I feel that the baby Mrs. D is holding, is Bethany Young. I still can’t decide whether or not I think she is Ali’s twin, but at the very least a step sister to her and the Hastings girls. Charles is probably Jason’s twin, maybe Mrs. Hastings hid him away like she did with Bethany and he is here for revenge… I still strongly feel Mr. Hastings has something to do with this all.

    • Nikki says:

      I meant Mrs. D in that second to last sentence***

    • kristal says:

      I agree about Mr. Hastings. Remember Ezra said there are slot of the pareparents secrets in the boxes. That could gave been a big hint saying Mr. Hastings has more secrets than just Jason.

  41. sarah b says:

    Does anyone else still think that Mona IS dead. We saw her in a trunk and it was confirmed. How could she be alive? I think Mona is the one with the twin and that’s who “Mona” is. I also think she’s the one that killed her. I mean its the same hair, and if I remember right, shirt of the girl who killed her. Also, janel stated in an interview she would be coming back next season in a “different way.” So I think Charles is just Ali and Jason’s brother, not twin. Maybe they were working together because they were both neglected? Idk that’s as far as I got.

    • SamG says:

      Great theory!

    • BrittBrat says:

      Well A likes drugging people. They could have drugged her with something that makes her seem dead and with a little costume blood/make-up made her look dead. Then A could have broken her out of the morgue. But then again A would need a way to cover for Mona’s missing body, so… I’m so confused, but your theory is a good one. The twist should be everyone has a twin!

  42. exceteraetc says:

    I believe it is Jason’s twin, but I think Jason’s twin wanted to be a girl. Nobody would approve except maybe Alison’s mom, in the episode that Ali finds 2 identical dresses in the piano when she was little, proves that the mother maybe accepted it more than their father. I think Jason’s twin was the one put in to Radley because he wanted to be a girl. And that’s why he has been so obsessed with Alison, her friends and lies.

  43. exceteraetc says:

    I believe it is Jason’s twin, but I think Jason’s twin wanted to be a girl. Nobody would approve except maybe Alison’s mom, in the episode that Ali finds 2 identical dresses in the piano when she was little, proves that the mother maybe accepted it more than their father. I think Jason’s twin was the one put in to Radley because he wanted to be a girl. And that’s why he has been so obsessed with Alison, her friends and lies.

    • BrittBrat says:

      If Charles is Jason’s twin then they would be 7 years older than Ali. The dresses were the same size, so they probably wouldn’t be wearing the same size clothes especially since Charles is a boy (which would make him bigger than Ali right?).

  44. Jenni says:

    Hoping and praying that Charles is Cece! It would make so much sense.

  45. SamG says:

    I think Charles being Jason’s twin would be a great twist on the books! An outcast brother getting even on a sister and her friends! Ali probably found out about Charles when she found out about Jason being Spence’s half brother! Lots of twists and turns to come. Mrs. Dilarentes is probably still alive too!

  46. chris says:

    I’ve read an article that lists 5 episodes that may hold some clues. Perhaps a rewatch is needed for some answers. 1.) It happened that night, s,3 ep 1. 2.) a dangerous game, s3 ep 24. 3.) a is for answers, s4 ep 24. 4.) taking this one to the grave s5 ep 12 and number 5.) how a stole Christmas s5 ep 13.

  47. Jared says:

    I can’t even comment on that PLL “reveal” because it was such a let down but does anybody know if the actor who plays Jason will be back on the new season of Devious Maids as Remy?

  48. kathy says:

    So are going to find out whobkilled Maya?

  49. Lily marshall says:

    I think that Charles is Jason’s twin and they both got kidnapped and Jason got away but Charles didn’t and he got mad and started torturing the girls