If you haven’t seen the season finale of Pretty Little Liars, beware! Spoilers ahead!
In one of the most buzzed about finales this season, the villain of Pretty Little Liars – “A” – was revealed. Turns out, “A” was Hanna’s friend, Mona, all along. I got a chance to chat with Mona herself, Janel Parrish, in a conference call. Now that she’s been made a series regular, we know the finale wasn’t the end of Mona or “A,” and she gave us the scoop on her role as “A” and the upcoming third season, which starts in June.
Having read the books, Janel had a thought that perhaps she was “A,” but she only found out for certain the week before the finale started filming. Though, in the episodes prior to the finale, she caught a few hints. “I started to suspect that it was me once [Mona] started getting texts from ‘A,’” she said. “I was trying not to get my hopes up too high.” But after filming the finale, she had a big secret to keep until it aired. “It was so hard! I had such an amazing time filming the finale, and I just wanted to be able to tell everybody about it.”
And while a few of our biggest questions were answered in the finale, several others were let wide open. Janel couldn’t tell us much, but she did give us a few hints. The premiere of season three, she said, will take place six months after Maya’s body was found, and Mona is still in the Radley Sanitarium. As for whether or not Mona had anything to do with Maya’s death, Janel wasn’t sure, but she did say, “Nothing is unconnected in Rosewood. It’s a creepy little town.”
“Season three’s going to get start to get crazy,” Janel said. “I think there’s a lot more going on that hasn’t been told yet.” And while Janel admitted to knowing very little about the upcoming season, she did have a guess about Mona and Hanna’s relationship from here on out. “It’s safe to say their friendship is ruined.”
After the finale, we know that Mona is “A,” but there are definitely others involved. That makes sense because, as Janel pointed out, there are a few things Mona couldn’t have done. For example, that creepy massage Emily got in an earlier episode in season two definitely wasn’t Mona – she was with Hanna riding horses at the time. Though she has faith these questions will be answered. “The writers do everything for a reason. […] Nothing is an accident.”
But we’ll have to wait a few months to get all the details. Pretty Little Liars has its third season premiere on June 5th, and after talking with Janel, I have a feeling the new season is going to be pretty exciting. And Mona definitely isn’t going away any time soon.
“A summer has passed since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer found out about Mona being ‘A’ and Maya’s death…. Each of the four girls spent their summer in different ways – Aria taking a photography class, Spencer taking college courses at Hollis, Hanna taking cooking classes with Caleb and Emily building houses in Haiti. But… with post-traumatic stress, anger and the acquisition of more secrets the four Liars are anything but fine. Now all back together and coming upon the second anniversary of Alison’s disappearance, the girls find themselves back on the defensive when a shocking event rocks Rosewood.”
Vanessa Ray is headed to Pretty Little Liars season 3.
Suits’ Ray will play the role of Cece, a charming blonde who works as a stylist in a hip boutique. But that’s not all!
Executive producer Oliver Goldstick tells us that the Rosewood newcomer — who will first appear in Episode 7, with a possibility to recur — is actually Jason’s ex-girlfriend and the person that “schooled Alison in the wicked ways of the world… She taught her everything she knows!”
Pretty Little Liars season 3 will premiere on June 5 with episode titled “It Happened ‘That Night”.”
I see my baby, Caleb, has grown his hair out again.
(But he doesn't look to happy to see Wren. I wonder what's going down.)
As for the new season, I'm very excited...but I wonder what they're going to do now. I hope they don't just recycle the same plot like they did for the books. :P
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