Shay told reporters that once Season 3 begins, as far as the Little Liars know, Maya’s murder “has to do with ‘A’. Just like Alison’s murder did.” One obvious possibility is that Mona (Janel Parrish) acted alone and killed both Maya and Alison. Shay continued, “In Emily’s mind, and the way the character’s being played, is that she does think … ‘A’ is the one that killed her. So she is not too happy with that.”
Then again, even though Shay says, “I haven’t cancelled out Mona at all,” she also hints at someone on the “A” team that is even more powerful and dangerous than Mona. “If there is a higher ‘A’ character that’s even controlling her, then that could be crazy,” Shay says.
Someone controlling Mona? That would be one frightening puppeteer! Who can you think of in Rosewood that would be persuasive and tough enough to order Mona around?