So, you’re still dying to know who else is on the “A” team on Pretty Little Liars. Don’t worry — we’ve got our crack team of sleuths on the case, analyzing every clue for your mystery-solving pleasure.
Who is “A”? Here are some hints from Season 3, Episode 20: “Hot Water,” that may help us solve this thing for good.
And don't forget our 10 Burning Questions from the episode for even more clues and hints!
4. Aria Montgomery
Why she might be “A”: It’s quite a coincidence that Aria happens to walk by Spencer’s steam room just as Spence is begging to be let out. And we wonder if Aria’s expression on her face at the end of the episode — when Spencer says she knows who’s helping Mona — looks a lot like the expression of someone who’s worried that Spencer just uncovered her secret identity.
Why she might not be: Okay, so it makes zero sense as to why Aria would want to lock Spencer in that steamy death trap. Killing Spencer can’t be what Aria meant by wanting more Team Sparia moments, is it?
3. Melissa Hastings
Why she might be “A”: Melissa not only knew Spencer was lying about having hung out with Wren — which is something “A” would know — but Melissa also has a motive for wanting to punish Spencer by getting her a little extra steamed. Plus, we know how much “A” loves taking photos — and now we know photography is also a hobby of Melissa’s, as she took the Cape May pic.
Why she might not: Melissa and Spencer certainly aren’t as inseparable as, say, the sisters in Little Women — but that doesn’t mean they’d necessarily want to kill each other. Plus, Melissa shows off a cute new ‘do during this episode, and we show our appreciation by putting her on this list? That’s not cool of us!
2. Alison DiLaurentis
Why she might be “A”: We get a subtle hint that Ali is still alive when Spencer tells Wren about having buried a paperweight in her backyard — which of course reminds us of Ali being buried in her own backyard. And with Spencer seeing the “Red Coat” girl shortly thereafter, we wonder if Ali was keeping tabs on Spencer during her date. Ali certainly stays busy for a dead girl.
Why she might not be: It’s possible that Ali is still dead, and maybe Spencer’s paperweight story had nothing to do with Ali. Plus, the “A” team owns blonde wigs, so perhaps the red coat isn’t a natural blonde at all.
1. CeCe Drake
Why she might be “A”: The big reason why CeCe is our top suspect this week? We see a red article of clothing in her suitcase as she packs up. Could that be the infamous red coat? If it’s not, it’s a bad sartorial choice on CeCe’s part! So between her suspicious behavior this week, along with lying to Aria about her car last week, CeCe is definitely up to bad things.
Why she might not be: Emily catches CeCe just as she’s about to leave Rosewood — but would “A” ever get caught red-handed (so to speak) just before fleeing a scene? We think not. Also, CeCe might be Ali’s killer and not actually “A.” Either way, we don’t trust CeCe as far as we can throw her — and come to think of it, throwing CeCe would be kind of fun.