Pretty Little Liars Speculation: Who Did Ali THINK Was After Her?
Pretty Little Liarsfans are used to thinking of Alison (Sasha Pieterse)/Red Coat as a semi-omnipotent secret keeper who has an ear to every door and an ability to manipulate just about anyone. However, the promo for the winter season proves that this mistress of disguise doesn't know everything. In it, she tells Emily that she "thought [she] knew" who she was hiding from, but she "was wrong."
The promo tries to hint that the real culprit is Ezra, and while we're not positive that's the case, we're going to assume for now that, either way, he's not the person Ali thought she was on the run from.
Of course, that raises a new question: Who did she think was after her? We've got a couple of theories, based on what we know about Ali's past.
Board Shorts. Whoever Board Shorts is, Ali may have thought he had it out for her.
Wilden. We know Ali had some sort of history with Wilden, and he's a scary, powerful guy. She may have originally gone into hiding from him, but realized before his death that he wasn't who she should really be frightened of.
CeCe. We know CeCe can be very twisted. By this point in the show she seems to be answering to someone else, but maybe back when she first disappeared Ali thought her mentor in evil was the one to watch out for.
Mr. Hastings. We've always thought Ali's dad knew more than he let on, and as a grown man with a law degree, we'd believe he was scary enough to frighten Ali into hiding. Perhaps she attempted to blackmail him about Jason's true parentage, and things went south for her?
Who do you think Ali (wrongly) believed to be the person she should hide from? Share your theories in the comments below.
Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!