Could the protagonist of Pretty Little Liars actually be its main villain? Some fans love the idea that Aria (Lucy Hale) could be "A", but is it actually plausible?

PLL writer Andy Reaser has something to say about this idea in the wake of Season 3, Episode 16: "Misery Loves Company."

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"Lord, let tonight's episode finally [put] to rest the theory that Aria is A," he tweeted.

Huh. We can kind of see why he'd say that. Getting drugged and attacked by Meredith (Amanda Schull) doesn't seem like a very "A" thing to do, and Aria's confusion over what happened between Byron (Chad Lowe) and Alison (Sasha Pieterse) back in the day shows a lack of "A"'s normally omnipresent knowledge.

On the other hand, we were pretty convinced Toby (Keegan Allen) had to be a good guy, and we all know how that turned out...

While we doubt Aria will actually turn out to be "A", we're not 100 percent convinced it's out of the question, either. What do you think?

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: @AndyReaser