The only thing scarier than Mona Vanderwaal (Janel Parrish) may be the mother who spawned her and we’re finally going to meet her on an upcoming episode of Pretty Little Liars! What can we expect from this epic character introduction? We speculate below!


According to TVLine, Season 5, Episode 12 of PLL will introduce us to Mona’s mother, Leona. Yep, we’re counting down the episodes. It will be interesting to see where Leona falls on the scheming spectrum. The teenagers of Rosewood tend to have much in common with their parental figures. Spencer is clever and driven like her parents. Hanna is street smart and stylish like her mom. And one only had to spend a few scenes with Mrs. DiLaurentis to guess where Ali may have gotten her mean girl streak and skills at manipulation. How far did the apple fall from the tree in Mona’s case? Well, taking into account what Mona was like before she turned “A,” we aren’t really sure what to expect.

We’re also interested to see that Mona’s mom will appear in Episode 12 of the season, which tends to be the summer finale  aka a very important episode. Does this mean Mona will play a big role in the climax of the half-season? Given that Mona’s Army has, thus far, been presented as the Liars’ chief protagonist in Season 5, we can see how their leader will prove important in the wrap-up. We say: bring on the Vanderwaal family dynamic. The more Mona, the better!

What do you think Mona’s mom will be like? What role do you think she might play in the story? Share your theories in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars Season on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.