We’ve been wondering about the identity of the girl in the red coat on Pretty Little Liars for a while now. She seems to be the leader of the “A” team, the one calling all of shots in the daily torment of Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Aria (Lucy Hale), Hanna (Ashley Benson), and Emily (Shay Mitchell). Well, it looks like all of our patience is about to pay off! The cast and creators of PLL recently told Entertainment Weekly that the mysterious red-coated figure will be revealed in the Season 3 finale, as well as dropped a few clues as to her identity.
Spence has lost more than most in Season 3B (Toby, her sanity, etc.), so it seems fitting that she will be the one to confront the red-coated figure in the Season 3 finale. In Season 3, Episode 24: “A Dangerous gAme,” Spence will meet the Liars’ chief tormentor face-to-face. Here’s what Troian had to say about the big reveal: “There’s something about the ‘Red Coat’ that they all recognize as part of their past.”
Could this mean that the red-coated figure really is Ali’s twin? Or is it Ali herself? Could she have faked her own death? Troian’s phrasing about recognizing rather than knowing implies the red-coated figure looks like someone the Liars knew. Or are we grasping at identical twin straws here?
PLL producer Oliver Goldstick said that Red Coat is “who you might think, yes,” but added: “It’s not definitive. The finale is a shocker.” This makes us worry that it will be Sasha Pieterse (Alison) in the red coat, but we won’t find out until Season 4 if she is playing Ali or her twin. We’re not sure if our hearts can take that kind of hiatus suspense!
Lucy did put a positive spin on that prospect with her hint that Red Coat “could be the keeper of a lot of answers and a lot of things they’ve been searching for.” Even if we have to wait until Season 4 to find out the details of the Red Coat, we’re still excited for the big reveal! Check out Spencer's confrontation with the "Big A" below!
Who do you think Red Coat is? Are you excited for the big reveal? Let us know in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.