Tuesday’s Pretty Little Liars finale (ABC Family, 8/7c) promises to answer every question fans have amassed during the past six seasons. And when that’s over, it’s pulling a Madonna.
“When we go to the flashforward, which is five years later, we literally reinvent our show,” Sasha Pieterse (aka Alison) tells TVLine. “The finale tells us everything — who ‘A’ is and why everything happened — so you kind of think, ‘OK, where do we go from here?’ The writers have done a great job with what happens next and what our characters have gone through in these five years. The show is definitely not over, but there are also no more questions when it comes to the past.”
And good luck trying to guess where Alison will end up in five years. Not even Pieterse, who I’d say knows the character pretty well after playing her for 130 episodes, was blown away by her whereabouts.
“It was the opposite of what I thought would happen to her,” Pieterse admits. “It made sense once the writers explained the storyline for Alison. I was able to kind of understood their mindset after that. So the fans are going to be shocked, but at the same time, they’ll appreciate it. Alison had such a weird childhood, and you’ll see more of that as you get answers in the finale. She wants normality, which she gets, but in a way you wouldn’t expect. The location is not where you’d expect her to be.”
We’ll have more scoop on the finale, time jump and beyond over the next few days. But for now, where do you think Alison will end up in five years? And which major finale reveal are you most looking forward to? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.