The Liars found what seemed to be “A”’s lair in the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 summer finale, and it was chock full of clues as to who Uber “A” might be. One such clue that hasn’t been getting as much attention was the wardrobe full of classy black suits. What was the significance of these suits? We speculate below.
Uber “A” is a man — probably
The most obvious take away from the closet of black suits is that Uber “A” is probably a man. However, we can’t say that for sure as suits can just as easily — though not as frequently - be worn by a woman. After all, we saw Paige wear a tuxedo and top hat — traditionally a male ensemble — in Season 3, Episode 13: “This is a Dark Ride.” Just saying.
Marlene on the black suits
As much fun as it is to speculate, sometimes it can be hard to determine what on PLL is actually a clue, and what is just a nice piece of set design. Luckily, showrunner Marlene King points us in the right direction from time to time. She told Entertainment Weekly in regards to the wardrobe of black suits: “It’s a clue. It will pay off later.” From the horse’s mouth!
Connection to Halloween flashback episode
Though Marlene’s response may seem like we’ll have to wait to find out why the black suits matter, one clever PLL fan has connected the suits to an on-set photo of a suit Marlene snapped way back in Season 2. The photo was taken on the set of the Season 2 Halloween special, which — as you may recall — flashbacked to the Halloween before Ali “died.” The suit in question was seen in-episode in the old house where the Liars found Ali hiding from “A.” If this is the case, it implies a connection between the current “A” and the Original “A”. Could Mona still be “A”?!
Fashion statement or costume?
We know that “A” likes to play dress-up, which leads us to the question: are the suits something “A” wears on his (or her) everyday business, or are they just another costume worn to make people think he (or she) is someone else. This is an important distinction because, if the latter is the case, the suits could just be another red herring, and might mean that Uber “A” really is a woman. After all, what better way to disguise yourself than to dress up as the opposite gender?
What do you think the suits might mean? Share your theories in the comments below!