‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Lucy Hale Wants The Show To End ‘Really Tragically’

Pretty Little Liars will come to an end soon. There’s no denying that, even though most of us wish it could go on forever. Even so, Lucy Hale, who plays Aria Montgomery on the series, says she has her own ideas about how the show should go out and it’s not good.

Could Hale be preparing us for something? It seems likely, considering the suspicions her character has been drawing toward herself this season.

Lucy Hale On Bringing Pretty Little Liars To An End


Lucy Hale was talking about events following the time jump recently with James Cordon, when he asked if season 7 would be the last for Pretty Little Liars. Lucy, as cagey and coy as her on screen personality, would only say that the series was winding down and would soon reach its conclusion.

On conclusions, the Pretty Little Liars actress couldn’t help but reveal her own thoughts on how the show should end.

“I used to say I wanted the show to end with them walking away in the sunset, they’re all happy living an A-free life, like no drama, right?” Hale said. “But I don’t. I want it to end really tragically.”

Cordon revealed early on that he has been a long time fan of Pretty Little Liars, so it’s not surprising he found Hale’s comments disconcerting. He told her that, no matter how the series ends, the mere fact that it is ending will be a tragedy.

Lucy explained that she felt it was time for Pretty Little Liars to call it quits, after having spent her twenties on the show. She says she’s thankful for the experience and loves her co-stars and all of those she works with, but she also says even the best of experiences must end.

“I love that show, I love the people I work with, it’s really fun, it’s the best job in the world, I, you know, count my blessings every day, I can’t believe I get to wake up and do that. But, you know –”

How Much More Proof Do You Need That Aria Is A?


Let’s think back to the last episodes of Pretty Little Liars, before the time jump and Aria’s PTSD as a result of Charlotte’s games in the dollhouse. That never was resolved for her, and psychological wounds like that have a way of festering.

Now, fast forward five years into the future for Pretty Little Liars‘ time jump. Charlotte is dead, and Aria was caught on video leaving The Radley at just the right time to have committed the murder.

Could Pretty Little Liars make it anymore obvious?

If that weren’t enough, recent episodes have had Lucy Hale’s character lying to pretty much everyone she knows. She lied to her boss and to her boyfriend about Ezra’s manuscript. She lied to Spencer, Emily, and Hanna about her alibi for the night of Charlotte’s murder.

It seems Pretty Little Liars fans aren’t the only ones suspecting Aria of either killing off Charlotte or of becoming the new A, because the next episode will have Aria standing up in a police line up.

It would be just like Pretty Little Liars to offer up Aria as a suspect, only to pull the rug out from under us a few episodes later. Sure, Aria is probably a red herring, but what if she’s not? Suppose Lucy Hale’s comments to James Cordon were more than just casual remarks. It could be that, as Hale suggested she wanted to see Pretty Little Liars end “really tragically,” she was really dropping a clue. Was Hale really in character, as she sat in on that interview with Mr. Cordon? Time will tell.

The next episode of Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesday, March 1, on Freeform.

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