Who Is “A”? Our Top 5 Suspects From Pretty Little Liars Season 5, Episode 2
The Liars are convinced they finally finished off "A" when they killed Shana (Aeriel Miranda) on the Pretty Little LiarsSeason 5 premiere, but we're not buying it. We're sure the head honcho is still out there, and every week we'll look for more clues about who it could be.
So, who's looking the most shady afterSeason 5, Episode 2 ("Whirly Girlie")? The episode didn't include any clear actions from "A" (though the Aria string music thing might be "A" messing with her), but here are five people we've got our eyes on.
Why he might be "A": After all his shady behavior this week, we can't not include Jason (Drew Van Acker) on this list. He was cleaning out his car, he barely seemed to care Ali was back, he was in New York when the Liars were, and he was generally acting shady as all getout. Suspicious to the max.
Why he might not be "A": Jason was being way too suspicious way too early in the season. He's probably hiding something (who isn't?), but right now he seems like a major red herring. Plus, we doubt "A" would be so obvious about his or her sketchy moves.
Why she might be "A": Melissa (Torrey DeVitto), Melissa, Melissa, what are you up to? We've always found Spencer's sister questionable, and now that we know she never actually saw Toby (Keegan Allen) in London — at least according to him, but he's way more trustworthy than her at this point — we're more suspicious than ever. Why did Melissa come back to town exactly when she did?
Why she might not be "A": Again, Melissa seems a bit too obvious at this point. And, more fundamentally, we continue to think that under it all she really does care for her little sis, so we have a hard time seeing her as the person behind the tortue. She obviously has huge secrets and seems like a major player, but we're not totally sold on the idea that she's "A." But we'll never say never in Rosewood!
Why he might be "A": As we said last week, we're always suspicious of Wren Kingston (Julian Morris), and the news that Toby never saw Melissa in London, but did see Wren, just makes us wonder about Wren even more. Did he tip Melissa off and tell her to go back to Rosewood? Is he the one pulling the strings?
Why he might not be "A": Again, as we said last week, we still don't know why Wren would be "A," which is kind of a big strike against him.
Why she might be "A": It seemed like "A" was messing with Aria (Lucy Hale) over Shana's (Aeriel Miranda) death this week, and no one has as much motivation to get back at Shana's killer as Jenna (Tammin Sursok). Plus, she has the brains to pull it all off, and one of the strongest motivations of anyone to hate the Liars and Ali. Finally, Jenna being "A" would explain why Shana turned on Ali in such a dramatic way — after she really did fall in love with Jenna, it would be easy for Jenna to then convince her to take part in her very bloody cause.
Why she might not be "A": Well, the whole being blind thing seems to make being "A" difficult. But a) that could just be one long, extended, amazing fakeout, and b) at this point it's clear "A" has an extensive network of helpers, so it's possible Jenna is the brains of the operation and has lots of other people actually carrying out "A"'s dirty deeds. That said, we just plain think Jenna is more interesting as an independent agent with a justified grudge against the Liars; she's fun when she's morally ambiguous, and we think the writers might want to keep her that way.
Why she might be "A": After this week, we still have no idea what to make of Alison (Sasha Pieterse). Did she really just tell that huge lie to protect Aria, or is this more of her games, trying to keep the Liars under her thumb? Was she upset or happy when Mrs. D was found? It was hard to tell, and that's a red flag. Plus, she was in all black in that last scene... Is it possible her story about "A" harassing her is a lie? Or perhaps she took over the "A" game at some point?
Why she might not be "A": Why would she be? At this point, it doesn't really make sense — but this is Ali. We never know what she wants.
Who do you think "A" is? Let us know in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars Season on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.