We all know that Pretty Little Liars can’t go an entire season without killing someone off. Given that they just offed Mrs. DiLaurentis in the Season 4 finale, Rosewood’s residents probably don’t have to worry for at least the first few episodes of the fifth season, but come time for the midseason finale, all bets are off.  Either way, someone’s most likely going to die in Season 5. Here are our top guesses as to whom the victim might be.

Melissa — So far, the Liars’ families have managed to escape unscathed (or, you know, at least not murdered) by the “A” game, but how long can they really continue? Melissa was a member of the original N.A.T. Club, which has subsequently been killed off one-by-one since the night of Ali’s disappearance. Melissa’s either doing the killing (which we can’t totally rule out), or is on the hit list. We’re not sure how long Melissa can continue to play the “A” game without getting hurt, and we think Pretty Little Liars might try to up the stakes in Season 5 by killing off a Liars’ family member.

Jenna — It seems a bit cruel and/or redundant to go after the character who’s gone blind not once, but twice (not to mention been almost-drowned), but Jenna has always been a top target. Mostly, because she seems to know more than she’s letting on, would cause quite a shock as she’s been around since the beginning, and is evil enough that we wouldn’t feel too bad about it. (We only speak the truth.) If Pretty Little Liars is looking for a mid-season shocker, Jenna could be the one to go.

CeCe — CeCe is spilling secrets left and right, which “A” tends not to like. We just lost Mrs. DiLaurentis, presumably because her death equates to her silence. Will CeCe be the next to be silenced? After all: two can only keep a secret if one of them is dead, amirite?

Wren — It pains us even to present this as a possibility. Wren may be super shady, but he has that charming accent and a smile to melt hearts. We wish he were in every episode. Of course, his charms don’t make up for the fact that he’s obviously plotting stuff behind other characters’ backs, and that’s a sure fire way to get yourself killed on this show. Confession: we’re not so sure he isn’t already dead. Last time someone (i.e. Maya) randomly took off on this show, they turned up murdered not so long later.

“A” — If Season 5 does end up being the last (which is a possible, but still big “if”), then we’ll presumably find out who “A” is. The series will also presumably wrap up with some kind of showdown, an epic confrontation between the Liars and the person who has been tormenting them all of these years. The last time this happened, Mona fell down a hill and nearly to her death. We’d say the chances are 50/50 on “A” making it out of this one alive, especially given that, in the Season 4 finale, he or she showed up to take the Liars out with a gun. We don’t think the Liars would want to kill “A,” but they might in their own self-defense.

Who do you think will die in Season 5 of PLL? Share your theories in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!