Warning: This article may contain spoilers for the Pretty Little Liars season finale.
There’s no shortage of mysteries on Pretty Little Liars, and just when one mystery has been solved, another big mystery presents itself and brings into question everything else PLL fans thought they knew about the show. The fifth season finale of Pretty Little Liars revealed that Big A, the mastermind that has been tormenting the liars for five years, is Charles DiLaurentis, which doesn’t really mean much to PLL fans and viewers, especially when Charles’ face still hasn’t been seen.
So who is Charles DiLaurentis?
While Pretty Little Liars showrunner I. Marle King has been tight-lipped about the actual identity of Charles DiLaurentis, Alloy Entertainment has compiled an impressive list of 40 clues to support the theory that Wren Kingston is the Big A that PLL fans have been seeking. Among the most compelling evidence is that, as a physician, Wren has access to medical facilities and the knowledge required to accomplish some of the things A has done to the liars.
Among the most obvious clues throughout the series run of Pretty Little Liars was the incident of the steroid-laced creams that ended Emily’s swimming aspirations. In the PLL episode “Save The Date,” Emily was rushed to the hospital, after being mysteriously drugged, and it was discovered that her blood was saturated with the HGH steroid. The list of clues points out that Wren would have access to those drugs as a licensed medical professional, as well as raising suspicions regarding the fact that he just happened to be the attending physician when Emily was admitted.
Come to think of it, Wren happens to be in close proximity to the liars more often than not. Mere coincidence? The list also points out that Wren has aggressively pursued a romance with both Spencer and Hannah, but each of those situations ended badly for Wren.
Perhaps the most compelling clue that Wren and Charles are one and the same is the fact that in the fourth season episode of Pretty Little Liars, “The Mirror Has Three Faces,” Wren is seen coloring in a red coat on a sketch of a family. At the time, that Pretty Little Liars scene implied that Wren knew the identity of red coat.
While that may have been true (lending even more support to the theory that Wren is A), it also seems likely that the woman wearing the red coat was actually Mrs. DiLaurentis wearing the red sweater, as seen in the video discovered by the liars in this season’s Pretty Little Liars finale, “Welcome to the Dollhouse.”
While there does seem to be massive support for the theory that Wren is Charles, that would also raise even more questions. Why does Wren have a soft spot for Mona and an obsession for Allison? What did the liars do to deserve the ongoing tormenting that A has been unleashing on them for five seasons of Pretty Little Liars?
Ms. King assures fans that those answers will come, but, in true Pretty Little Liars fashion, those reveals will no doubt raise even more questions.
The summer season will premiere with the first episode of Season 6, entitled “Game on, Charles,” and as Ms. King hints, things may not be going well for Charles by the second episode.
The next episode I write for PLL will be titled “Game Over, Charles.” #PrettyLittleSummer
— I. Marlene King (@imarleneking) March 25, 2015
King also reported that the new season of Pretty Little Liars will see much more from Jason DiLaurentis, suggesting that he and Charles may be the twins that Ms. King had previously teased PPL fans about prior to the finale. There will also be more revealed about Bethany and how she may be involved with Charles DiLaurentis. Perhaps an even more interesting twist coming to Pretty Little Liars has to do with the time frame for the sixth season, according to Ms. King.
“We’re going to do a four-year time jump and we will honour that before the end of season six. It’s really exciting I can’t wait to see the girls after they come back from college. It’s going to be awesome…We will start next season right were we left off, with the girls trapped and they don’t get out immediately… Season six takes place in a very condensed period of time.”
Pretty Little Liars will premiere on ABC Family this summer.