— -- WARNING: Spoilers below. Don't read any further if you haven't watched the series finale of "Pretty Little Liars.”
"For some reason this feels like the end of something," Alison DiLaurentis says in the last episode ever of "Pretty Little Liars."
In a lot of ways, Tuesday’s two-hour series finale was the end of a seven-season-long mystery, but it also brought the beginning of new mysteries and questions in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania. (And I guess we'll never find out how the moms got out of that basement.)
But most importantly, we learned that ultimate villain A.D. -- the mysterious figure who has been torturing the liars Alison, Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, Aria Montgomery and Emily Fields after Charlotte Drake died -- is none other than Alex Drake, Spencer's twin sister.
When we last left the liars, they won the game, and A.D. was riding off in the sunset as Harry Nilsson's "Without You" played on the soundtrack. And one year later, the girls are thriving.
Aria and her fiance Ezra Fitz learn that their book, "Then And Now," will be made into a movie and are about to finally get married. Emily and Alison are happily raising their daughters Grace and Lilly together. Spencer and her sister Melissa Hastings are getting along, and Spencer is also reunited with her ex-boyfriend Toby Cavanaugh, with the two still clearly sharing feelings for each other. Even Jenna has found her calling as Rosewood High School's life skills teacher.
Though Hanna's fashion designs are taking off and her husband Caleb Rivers sold software to their friend Lucas Gottesman, the couple are in a fight about Mona Vanderwaal, who has completed her treatment and come to live with Hanna and Caleb in the loft they bought from Lucas. Caleb doesn't trust Mona and believes Hanna is making decisions without thinking about how they affect their relationship.
Later, at the Lost Woods resort, the gang comes together to surprise Aria and Ezra with a party before their wedding. Meanwhile, Mona disappears from Hanna and Caleb's apartment, and Melissa, wearing a black hoodie synonymous with the A-Team, is watching Spencer, Toby, Emily, Alison, Aria, Ezra, Hanna and Caleb from afar.
As the couples retire to their rooms, Spencer, who has been going to law school full time, and Toby find themselves alone. They end up playing Scrabble in Toby's room, and after Toby falls asleep, Spencer finishes their game.
In their room, Hanna and Caleb are arguing and reveal that they've been trying to have a baby. Aria receives a phone call and cries to her friends that she can't have children.
Melissa, who has been watching through the resort's windows this whole time, takes off her mask and reveals that she is actually Mona. She communicates with someone over the phone that we assume is A.D., and it’s clear Mona has no idea who it is.
Aria eventually tells Ezra she can't have children, and Ezra says they'll do whatever they have to in order to have kids. In another scene, Spencer visits her birth mother, Mary Drake, in prison and asks her for help.
At Aria and Ezra's rehearsal dinner, Hanna and Caleb continue to fight because they brought Mona to the party, and Byron gives Ezra his blessing for his marriage to Aria.
At the bar, Aria's mom Ella Montgomery, Hanna's mom Ashley Marin and Spencer's mom Veronica Hastings share a bottle of wine at the party and reminisce about the time they were trapped in the basement.
"Sometimes I wish we were still in the basement," Ella says. "At least there was peace and quiet."
"Oh my god, do you remember how we get out of there?" says Veronica.
"You know Pam [Emily's mom] didn't drink for a year after that?" says Ashley.
The moms don't reveal how they ever broke out of the basement they were locked in, but they do leave together, wasted.
Outside, Toby catches Spencer before she takes the drunk moms home. He tells her he knows she finished their game of Scrabble with the word "limerence," which is a type of unrequited love. And Ezra leaves Aria, upset because Aria admits she knew for a while she couldn't have children.
At their home, Emily confronts Alison because she saw her mom give her something secretly. It turns out Emily's mom gave Alison her grandmother's ring to propose to her with. “You loved me when I was an ugly human being," Alison tells Emily. "You make me a better woman because you searched for one. Do you promise to do that every day for the rest of our lives?"
Spencer finds Toby in his hotel room wearing nothing but a towel. The towel comes off and they find themselves in bed. Afterwards, Spencer hears a piano being played as she gets out of the shower. Mona, dressed in a black hoodie, steps out from behind her and knocks her out.
Spencer wakes up locked in a room and encounters her identical twin, as Emily and Alison learn that Mary Drake escaped from prison. Mary appears and injects Spencer with something to sleep. As she comes to, Spencer, chained to the floor, meets her twin Alex Drake, who has a British accent and the initials A.D.
Wren met Alex in London while she was working as a bartender and told her about Spencer. Wren and Alex quickly began a relationship, and Alex reveals that she took over the game as uber A when Charlotte, Spencer's half-sister, died. "I needed the closure," she tells Spencer. "On my own terms."
Alex has been studying Spencer's life, including her family photos. She's also the one who comforted Hanna when she was being tortured and hooked up with Toby before he moved away. When the game was over, Alex returned to London but she couldn't stop thinking about the liars, even though Wren tried to dissuade her.
"Spencer has got everything and I got nothing," Alex told Wren in a flashback. Alex wanted to know what it felt like to have friends like Spencer's who love each other no matter what happened. Wren implores Alex to give up the game and tell the girls the truth, but she convinces him that she needs to become Spencer. She even has Wren shoot her so that she has the same gunshot scar as Spencer.
Alex says the plan was to become Spencer, but Wren only wanted her as Alex. She implies to Spencer that Wren is dead and that she had his ashes made into the eternity stone she wears on her necklace.
Alex assumes Spencer's identity and meets the other girls at Aria's wedding, where she reveals that the father of Alison's daughters is Wren. And back in her prison, Spencer talks to Mary, who tells her that she sold Alex, who ended up at an orphanage in England. Mary comes in to comfort Spencer, who takes a bobby pin from her hair.
At her wedding, Aria is crying, having received a text from Ezra who said he wasn't coming. It turns out that Alex knocked Ezra out when he asked her too many difficult questions and that he is being held in the same place as Spencer.
Alex returns to explain that she wants Toby. She also says that Sydney Driscoll was only helping her because Alex caught her stealing. Charlotte left her money to Alex, who used some of the money to pay for Jenna Marshall's surgery to help her see again. In exchange, Jenna helped her with the game.
In a flashback, Alex shares that Charlotte met Archer Dunhill, also known as Dr. Elliot Rollins, on a flight to Paris, and the two fell in love. In fact, Archer was acting on his own when he tricked Alison into marrying him and convinced Mary that it was what Charlotte would have wanted. In Paris, Wren helped Charlotte and Alex meet for the first time. Wren, Alex, Charlotte and Archer did everything together. And just before she left London, Charlotte gifted Alex with a record of Patsy Cline's greatest hits. But Alex never saw Charlotte again, and she reveals that she is going to kill Ezra.
Back at Aria and Ezra's apartment, the girls are looking for any clue as to what happened to Ezra. They’re convinced he planned to marry Aria, especially after a hot air balloon surprise for the couple appears. Jenna also senses that something is wrong when she encounters Spencer and notices she has a different scent. She calls Toby and tells him, “I know this may sound weird, but I don’t think Spencer’s Spencer.”
Caleb, Hanna, Aria, Emily and Alison are gathered at the loft when Toby enters and reveals that he believes Spencer is possibly being impersonated by a twin. He says there's no way the book Spencer gifted him before he moved was hers because there weren't any notes in it. The scene pans out and shows Mona watching the events unfold at the Brew cafe. She calls A.D. and demands that she tell her who and where she is.
Mona reveals to the gang that she is playing the game to beat A.D., and they realize that Spencer's twin must have bought the house that Toby built. As soon as they arrive to the house, they find furniture identical to the tables and chairs in Spencer's own home. They then find a passage underground.
Alex hits Mary with an axe, but before she could kill them, Spencer and Ezra break out of their cells. Alex eventually corners the two, and Spencer jumps on her before she can kill Ezra. At this moment, Caleb, Hanna, Emily, Aria, Alison and Toby find them. Spencer and Alex both try to get the group to believe they are the real Spencer, but it's Toby who figures it out:
"Tell me your favorite poem from the book you gave me," Toby whispers into one of the twin's ears.
The real Spencer responds with a line from the poem in French. And police arrive to take Alex away. "I called 911," Mona calls out.
In a happy ending, Ezra and Aria are finally married. (Their ceremony is interrupted by the ring of executive producer I. Marlene King's cell phone in a surprise cameo.) Aria tells her friends that she and Ezra plan to look into adoption after their honeymoon. Spencer says that Toby is staying in the area to help veterans, and Hanna says she is pregnant.
Mona works in a toy store in France and has a handsome French boyfriend. As she promises to meet him later, she walks downstairs to find her dolls Alex and Mary Drake, who she is keeping prisoner.
The final scene is of Alison and Emily's students who find themselves in a very similar scenario to the first episode of "Pretty Little Liars."
A.D. stands for Alex Drake, CeCe's half sister and the identical twin of … Spencer Hastings. The idea that Spencer (or any of the Liars) had a nefarious evil twin was a long-floated fan theory, so the reveal wasn't completely unexpected.Who gets married at the end of Pretty Little Liars? ›
Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson) and Caleb Rivers (Tyler Blackburn) are married and expecting a baby in the PLL series finale.Who was ad in Pretty Little Liars book? ›
In the novel series, the first and original "A" was revealed to be Mona Vanderwaal. The second, and final, "A" is revealed as Alison Dilaurentis and her helper as Nick Maxwell. In the television series, the first and original “A” was revealed to be Mona Vanderwaal.Who is ad in Pretty Little Liars season 7? ›
Marlene King and portrayed by Troian Bellisario in the American television series Pretty Little Liars. Officially introduced in the series finale, Alex Drake is both the identical twin of main character Spencer Hastings and the previously anonymous identity known as "A.D."Do we ever find out who ad is in PLL? ›
'Til Death Do Us Part A.D is revealed as Alex Drake, Spencer's identical twin sister who attempts to kill Spencer and takeover her life.Did Ezra get Alison pregnant? ›
Ezra got Alison Pregnant Before She went missing... and she had the baby | Fandom.Does Alison get pregnant with Emily's baby? ›
Alison carried Emily's babies.
Emily's eggs were harvested and stolen in season 7A. Later, they were fertilized (the father's identity: currently unknown) and implanted into Alison when she was unconscious.
During the course of the show, Aria enters into relationships with a few characters, but she never has a baby. At the end of the series, Aria is in a committed relationship with Ezra Fitz, and she eventually finds out that she is pregnant.Do Aria and Ezra have A baby? ›
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After the second episode it was revealed that Aria and Ezra adopted a baby girl who they named Katherine Ella. It was also revealed that Aria's first book will turn into a movie which will feature Reese Witherspoon.
Alex is the daughter of Mary Drake and Peter Hastings. She is also the identical twin sister of Spencer Hastings, and the younger half-sister of Melissa Hastings, Jason DiLaurentis, and Charlotte DiLaurentis. She is also the cousin of Alison DiLaurentis.
It is later revealed that he was actually Lyndon James, Maya's stalker from True North, and Maya's true killer.Who is the girl in Alison DiLaurentis grave? ›
During last week's 100th episode of Pretty Little Liars, the name of the girl buried in Alison's grave was finally revealed—Bethany Young, a patient at Radley who escaped the same night that Ali disappeared.Who was pregnant in Pretty Little Liars? ›
Melissa announces she is pregnant in "The New Normal". It is later revealed that Taylor was a girl.Is Emily pregnant in Pretty Little Liars? ›
Best friends with Alison, Emily was also in love with her, which caused her great anguish and continuously affects her judgment in the present. It was revealed in Twisted that she had hidden an accidental pregnancy from her family, later giving her child up for adoption.Are CeCe and Spencer sisters? ›
Mary then cradles Spencer's body and reveals that she is indeed Spencer's mother, making Spencer the biological sister of Cece Drake.Why is Sydney pretending to be ad? ›
By the end of the conversation Sydney let's down her guard because Aria sees her earpiece. She tells Aria that she joined AD because "It was no fun being on the loosing side". It is clear that AD asked her to approach Aria as if she was AD or Uber A.Did Toby sleep with Spencer or Alex? ›
Well, because that wasn't Spencer. Every season 7B Spoby hookup was actually an Alex/Toby hookup. Alex even admitted in the finale that she mostly went after Toby just because she could. This content is imported from twitter.Why did Aria join the ad team in PLL? ›
Aria explains she joined the A.D. team to protect Ezra. (Remember, she wrote a fake police report accusing him of sexual assault, which A.D. found and has been using against her all season.)Who did Ezra get pregnant? ›
Maggie Cutler was Ezra's ex-girlfriend whom became pregnant the summer after high school graduation.Did Ezra sleep with Alison? ›
Did Ezra sleep with Alison? Ezra and Alison "didn't do anything," and in fact she lied about her age when they first met at a bar; he dumped her when he found she wasn't 21. So, Aria and Ezra didn't sleep together until he quit his job at the high school.
The main characters sometimes dated older guys, especially Ali, who also had a fling with Ezra before Aria even knew him.How did Ali get pregnant with Emily's baby? ›
Emily and Alison fell in love after Alison was artificially inseminated by Archer; she was actually carrying babies made with Emily's eggs, and the two got together and eventually got married, raising their twin daughters.Why did Emily and Alison get a divorce? ›
Alison revealed that the two were having trust issues, but that she was "not giving up" on their marriage. Shay Mitchell, who played Emily Fields, has no plans to appear in the new series, so this was kind of expected. But, fans had hope that their fave couple could work it out somehow.Was Ali pregnant when she died? ›
Alison had a pregnancy scare, she wasn't actually pregnant. But they discovered she wasn't pregnant off of Bethany body since Ali was never killed so she could have been pregnant but the writer retcon Ali sexual relationships with many men.Who is Alison's twin sister? ›
Courtney DiLaurentis was the identical twin sister of Alison DiLaurentis. She was also the girl who Aria, Spencer, Emily, and Hanna knew as "Ali" and was their best friend. She was actually not mentally insane, Alison just made a plan to make Courtney look like it.Who does Aria have A baby with? ›
The show revealed on Thursday (via social media) that Aria and Ezra have welcomed a baby girl. The news was presented as a faux text conversation between Alison and Aria, which also revealed that their daughter got her middle name from Aria's mom: Aria: I have exciting news. Alison: You brought home the baby?Did Aria have A child? ›
Aria was later engaged to Ezra. Their relationship was strained when Nicole was found after missing for two years. Aria later found out that she was infertile and can't have any biological children.Do Hanna and Caleb have a baby? ›
It was revealed after the 3rd episode that Hanna and Caleb had a baby boy named Aidan.Does Ezra know he has a son? ›
9. Malcolm Is Ezra's Son. This was more a lie to Ezra, who had no idea that Malcolm wasn't his son. He actually didn't even know he had a son at first, as Maggie was paid off and sent away, but he finds out — after a DNA test — in season four that she got drunk and slept with someone else, and the baby isn't his.What episode does Ezra get pregnant? ›
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|Episode no.||Season 7 Episode 10|
|Directed by||Arlene Sanford|
|Written by||I. Marlene King & Maya Goldsmith|
|Produced by||Jonell Lennon Hynndie Wali|
Mary Drake is the twin sister of Jessica DiLaurentis and biological mother to Charlotte DiLaurentis (born Charles Drake), Spencer Hastings and Alex Drake (Spencer's twin sister). She was first committed to Radley Sanitarium for an incident involving the death of a child who was under her care while she was babysitting.Who is Spencer's real mom? ›
Mary is a former patient at Radley Sanitarium, a mental institution, as well as the biological mother of Charlotte Drake. In "The DArkest Knight", Drake is also revealed to be Spencer Hastings' biological mother.Who is Spencer Hastings real mom? ›
Biography. Spencer Hastings was born on April 11, 1994, at Radley Sanitarium. Her birth mother, Mary Drake, was a patient at Radley while she was pregnant. Jessica, Mary's sister, told Veronica Hastings that Mary was pregnant with Veronica's husband, Peter Hastings's child.Who killed Noel Kahn? ›
Noel and Jenna lure the Liars into an abandoned blind school to take back the evidence the Liars have on him and plan to kill them. However, Noel is accidentally killed by Emily Fields after she punches him, causing him to drop his axe and fall onto it.Why did Maya died? ›
In the television series, Maya died in Season 2 finale, "UnmAsked" after being murdered by her stalker ex-boyfriend. This plot occurred in the book series, as Maya stayed alive. In the books, Maya suffered from depression and self-harmed, something that TV-Maya never did.Does Ezra have A kid? ›
We found out Ezra has a child on season three, but then on season four, we learned the child wasn't actually his. During season three, viewers were introduced to Ezra's high-school girlfriend Maggie and her 7-year-old son Malcolm, who was believed to be Ezra's child.Who was killed instead of Alison? ›
Bethany Young was a minor character in Pretty Little Liars television series on Freeform. She is portrayed by Jessica Belkin and Jennifer Cain. She was a 17-year-old Radley Sanitarium patient that was murdered the night of Alison's disappearance.Who killed Alison's mom? ›
In the Season Four Finale: "A is for Answers", Jessica was reveal as Alison's Burier and murdered by her twin sister Mary Drake and was later found by her niece and adopted daugther, Charlotte, who then buried her in the Hastings' backyard. Her body was later found in "Whirly Girlie".Who killed Sara Harvey? ›
She is portrayed by Dre Davis. She was unmasked as part of the A-Team, being Red Coat and The Black Widow in the season 6A finale, Game Over, Charles. She was murdered by Noel Kahn in "Wanted: Dead or Alive".Do Emily and Ali have a baby? ›
Lily DiLaurentis-Fields is the daughter of Emily Fields and Alison DiLaurentis. She is also the twin sister of Grace DiLaurentis-Fields. She was born during the time jump in "'Til Death Do Us Part". She was created with Emily's eggs, Wren's sperm, and carried to term by Alison.
Chip flat-out said he was the father of Imogen's baby, which honestly should have been the biggest giveaway of all. Not only did he insist on accompanying her to the adoption center, but when the worker mistook him for the baby's father, he stopped Imogen from correcting her and said he was the baby's dad.What happened to Melissa and Ian's baby? ›
It was also revealed that for sometime Melissa had been faking a pregnancy due to the fact she had a miscarriage. Melissa had miscarried the day after she found Ian's body. In "Birds of a Feather", Melissa is accused of being the Black Swan due to significant evidence being found in her closet.Who did Emily Fields marry? ›
Emily Fields was engaged to Alison DiLaurentis in the finale. They were later married and divorced.What is Emily's secret in Pretty Little Liars? ›
During her college years, Emily's father died which caused her to spiral completely out of control and drop out of school to drown in grief. She lied to her mother and friends about still being enrolled in college. When she finally admitted her lies, she did everything she could to make it right.Do Ali and Emily end up together? ›
At the end of Pretty Little Liars, Emily and Alison were happy and raising the twins. Now, Emily and Alison are not together and Alison is far from the twins.Who is Spencer Hastings real dad? ›
Peter Hastings is the father of Melissa, Jason, Spencer, and Alex Drake. He had an affair with Jessica DiLaurentis which resulted in the birth of Jason DiLaurentis. He also had a one night stand/affair with Mary Drake (who he thought was her twin sister, Jessica), which resulted in the birth of both Spencer and Alex.Are Alison and CeCe twins? ›
A turned out to be CeCe Drake, the adopted sister of Alison DiLaurentis, who went missing and was presumed dead by the end of the show's pilot episode.Who is a after CeCe? ›
Charlotte DiLaurentis was introduced to the game and the A alias during her time at Radley Sanitarium, where she met the recently admitted Mona Vanderwaal. Charlotte was intrigued by Mona, who she described as the, "craziest girl".Why was Lucas helping AD in PLL? ›
Lucas was often taunted and bullied at school. He found friends in Hanna Marin and Caleb Rivers, which made him a target of "A." He had a crush on Hanna, but she was oblivious to the fact. He was blackmailed into helping The A-Team by Mona, and he helped them between Season 2 and Season 3.Why did Aria join the ad team? ›
Aria explains she joined the A.D. team to protect Ezra. (Remember, she wrote a fake police report accusing him of sexual assault, which A.D. found and has been using against her all season.)
Alexandra "Alex" Drake is the final antagonist of the television series "Pretty Little Liars", serving as the main antagonist of Seasons 6B and 7. She is Uber A, better known as "A.D.", and the identical twin sister of Spencer Hastings, half-sister to Charlotte DiLaurentis, Wren Kingston's girlfriend.Did Alison know CeCe was her sister? ›
Alison was unaware that CeCe Drake was actually Charlotte until "Game Over, Charles" when Charlotte revealed herself. Ali found out that she had another sibling in, "Game On, Charles", and heard a portion of the story in "Songs of Experience"/"Don't Look Now".How did Mona know all the secrets? ›
Mona had Ali's old diaries. I guess they weren't too explicit about that on the show, but they did show that Mona had Ali's diary in her lair. Spencer was looking at it when Mona revealed herself to be A. Then last season she said she had digital copies of Ali's diary pages and knew where the rest were hidden.Whose baby is Alison pregnant with? ›
2. Alison carried Emily's babies. Emily's eggs were harvested and stolen in season 7A. Later, they were fertilized (the father's identity: currently unknown) and implanted into Alison when she was unconscious.What is Kate's secret on pretty little liars? ›
|Secret(s):||Threatened Hanna Got Hanna drunk at rehearsal dinner (exposed) Used Hanna's phone to send racy photoshopped photos of herself (exposed)|
|First appearance:||Can you Hear Me Now?|
(This was a nickname created by Alison implying that Lucas was a hermaphrodite).Why did Ezra stalk Aria? ›
If his romance with an underage girl was not enough to send Ezra to prison, his actions while writing his book should have been. Ezra stalked and spied on Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily while they were teenagers to learn the truth about Alison's disappearance.Why was Alex Drake obsessed with Aria? ›
Aria's loyalty to Ezra and even the girls (despite it being broken for a few episodes, she did have limits and showed remorse.) attracted Alex to her, and Alex who probably chose Aria just because of Team Sparia found someone she really liked.Why did Aria reject Ezra? ›
Aria was afraid to accept the proposal because, as she told Hanna in last night's episode, "I can't promise Ezra forever when my future could be spent behind bars." Which is actually a pretty fair point — she hadn't yet confessed to Ezra that she had accidentally run over Archer/Elliott.Did Veronica know Spencer has a twin? ›
The first born, Spencer Hastings, was taken from her and placed in the care of Peter and his wife, Veronica. The two were unaware of the existence of a second twin, Alex Drake, who was born minutes after they had left with Spencer.