I’m Calling It: WREN KINGSTON IS A! (2021 Thoughts Added)

Warning: This post contains Pretty Little Liars spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole show, then proceed with caution.

A little note: In August 2014, I started watching Pretty Little Liars. That November, I started blogging about it until it ended in 2017. I haven’t watched it since, but people are still reading my posts in 2021. So, I’ve decided to add thoughts and comments based on the feelings and opinions I have in 2021. Because you’re reading this now, I want to thank you! Tbh, after the disappointment of the series finale, I felt like I wasted time writing these posts. Because you’re reading this, it doesn’t feel like a waste anymore. So, thanks!

(Unless otherwise noted, parenthesis indicate thoughts from 2021)

**Originally published on August 4, 2015. Republished on April 27, 2021. Yes, on a Tuesday in honor of the show originally airing on Tuesdays.**

It was August 2014 when I started watching Pretty Little Liars. I watched 4 ½ seasons in the 9 days leading up to the season finale for season 5a. One of those nine days I watched it for 23 hours straight, only breaking to shower and eat. I crammed more than 100 episodes (4708 minutes. 79 hours. 3.2 days.) on top of work and sleep, so I didn’t have a lot of time to theorize until after I finished catching up. I did have two theories or gut feelings. Either Wren or Jason is A. With all the theories flying about Wren being A now, I want to emphasize I’m not saying this to join the bandwagon. You can ask any of my coworkers or read many of my posts. Wren has been my consistent answer to “Who is A?” I haven’t written a lot about him because I’ve been lacking motive.
I’ve also had a lot of time to doubt it. The thing is though, I’ve spent a LOT of time in my 21 years watching and reading mysteries. My gut instinct has rarely been wrong before! I pretty much always know, at least halfway through the story, who the real suspect is. That’s why I’m finally writing this post about Wren and following my roommate’s advice. I’m not holding back anymore or leaving any room for doubt. WREN IS A. If I’m wrong, then I’m wrong. But it won’t be because I didn’t say what I believed to true.
I’m not even going to list all the reasons it makes sense for Wren to be A. There are already so many blog posts that list all the same reasons I agree with. I just wanted to accuse Wren of being A once and for all. I’ve thought it all along, even amongst theorizing about other people, so I needed to make it clear. So far, I’ve said Wren could be “A.” With one episode left before the reveal, I’m now saying WREN IS A. (Could you imagine if I was this confident about everything in life? I would be a force to be reckoned with! ha. ha.)

Other Thoughts:

1) Eddie Lamb is in the Barrel! (Still not sure what happened to him? Or the barrel?)

2) Melissa or Jenna is Black Widow. (Melissa actually was Black Widow, wasn’t she? Or…? Am I completely making that up?)

3) CeCe or Sara are Redcoat! (Wasn’t Alison redcoat? Or am I making that up too? Was it Sara? I don’t even know anymore.)

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Radley Sanitarium and Rosewood Secrets (2021 Thoughts Added)

Warning: This post contains Pretty Little Liars spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole show, then proceed with caution.

A little note: In August 2014, I started watching Pretty Little Liars. That November, I started blogging about it until it ended in 2017. I haven’t watched it since, but people are still reading my posts in 2021. So, I’ve decided to add thoughts and comments based on the feelings and opinions I have in 2021. Because you’re reading this now, I want to thank you! Tbh, after the disappointment of the series finale, I felt like I wasted time writing these posts. Because you’re reading this, it doesn’t feel like a waste anymore. So, thanks!

(Unless otherwise noted, parenthesis indicate thoughts from 2021)

**Originally published on June 17, 2015. Republished on April  Yes, on a Tuesday in honor of the show originally airing on Tuesdays.**

What is Radley Sanitarium? Radley is a mysterious psychiatric hospital. More than that it’s a home. Home to Rosewood’s biggest secrets. Home to two of our Liars. Home to one of our Liar’s boyfriend’s mother. Home to Rosewood’s two biggest mysteries—Bethany Young and “A” himself.

Tonight, Alison and Jason confronted their father, demanding he tells them about Charles. Mr. DiLaurentis sat down, looked up at them, and answered their question. Of course, we didn’t get to hear the answer. Instead, we saw a hooded character watching them from outside the house. In the preview following, we heard Alison telling the Liars her father said Charles is dead. The look on his face when he sat down to tell them seemed to prove he believes what he told them. It seems clear Mrs. D did NOT believe Charles was dead. Charles must have been in Radley for some reason. Then something happened to him while he was there to lead Mr. D to believe he was dead. But Mrs. D knew the truth–Charles ran away. I bet that’s why Mrs. D was so involved with Radley.
I also believe the theory that Spencer was in Radley as a child is also true. She might have known Jason was her brother but was lead to believe she was crazy? Or it could’ve been far more sinister. I don’t know. I do believe Spencer was in Radley and that she met Charles there in Radley. Or she might have known Bethany Young and Bethany talked about Charles because she knew him. Think about it. Why and how could Spencer seem so comfortable in Radley if she had not at some point spent time there? This would explain why Peter Hastings felt the need to be so involved in Toby’s search of Radley. He wouldn’t have wanted Toby to know Spencer had been in Radley. If I’m wrong, then Spencer must have known Jason and Charles as a child but was told, like Jason, Charles wasn’t real. It’s also possible since she and Alison are the same age, she was too young to remember him. But wait! Didn’t Peter Hastings claim there was a time when the DeLaurentis’ didn’t live in Rosewood? It’s possible they didn’t live in Rosewood until after Charles’ disappeared.

Fast-forward a few years in Radley’s timeline and we see Toby’s mom was once a resident. Maybe at the same time as Bethany Young. The public records say Toby’s mom jumped out of a window at Radley and died. What if that’s not true? What if someone pushed her? Why would someone do that? Well, she was blonde and so was Mrs. DiLaurentis who was allegedly working at Radley at the time. It seems obvious Bethany loathed Mrs. DiLaurentis. She must have plotted to push Mrs. D off the roof. But she mistook Mrs. Cavanaugh for Mrs. D and pushed her instead. (This show is so messed up. Like what even?)
Fast-forward a few more years. We see Bethany Young does have some major connections to the DiLaurentis family. She was even at their house the night Alison disappeared. So far, we know Byron Montgomery, CeCe Drake, Ezra Fitz, Jenna Marshall, Melissa Hastings, Spencer Hastings, and Toby Cavanaugh were all there that night. And they all had something to be angry with Alison about. Aria Montgomery, Emily Fields, and Hanna Marin were each there that night too. For whatever reason, Bethany escaped Radley to be there that night. Alison, Bethany, and CeCe were all wearing the same outfit. So, someone must have mistaken Bethany for Alison, since they had something against her.

Side note: What if Sara Harvey has nothing to do with that night or any of the Liars on a personal level at all? What if the next morning, as Alison and Sara were both running away and they ran into each other? Then, Alison somehow managed to convince Sara to trade clothes with her. A could’ve captured Sara instead of Alison. If Sara does have more to do with the Liars, I think she was also in Radley at some point as a child. She could be the real person whose father had an affair with Mrs. DiLaurentis.

A year and a half later, Mona gets put in Radley for being “A.” While there, she pretends she’s mentally unstable and incoherent. She only communicates with “A” or “Redcoat.” We see them talking in the very last scene of season two. This is the first scene to lead us to believe Mona may have been “Original A” but is not “Big A.”

Mona might have started the “A Game,” but someone much darker and more psychotic took it over. Mona might have been happy to give him the game or he might have threatened her. Who knows? One thing is for sure. A woman working with “Big A.” She might be a minion or she is “Uber A.” I suspect the woman is Sara or CeCe. Sara either has no choice or she wants to get back at Alison for being the reason Charles captured her. I have always been a fan of CeCe, but the more I think about it, the more it seems like she may not be on Team Alison as I have hoped. (Still not happy about this, but I am happy I was open enough to admit it could be true.) After a while, Mona gets out of Radley, but then she goes in again for a little for some extra investigating.
Not long after Mona got out of Radley, one of our four beloved Liars lands herself in Radley as “Jane Doe.” We never did get a satisfying answer why Spencer was so willing to be in Radley as someone else for a few days. I think in the next few episodes we will see why Spencer was content to be in Radley for a while. I think it could come down to the fact that Spencer somehow felt like Radley was a familiar place. Perhaps because she was in Radley for a little while as a child?

Let’s not forget Aria was volunteering in Radley for a while. She was trying to figure out the secrets about Bethany, Mrs. DiLaurentis, and Radley in general. She and Hanna also snuck into Radley one night to speak with Mona about who might still be threatening them. Because she knew others were listening, Mona spoke in a code that only Hanna could understand. What she said was strange but possibly relevant. “Miss Aria You’re A Killer, Not Ezra’s Wife.” We know based on their code, she was saying, “Maya Knew.” What we don’t know is what Maya Knew. Did she know who A was? What we also don’t know is if the words Mona used were significant or not. Did Aria kill someone? In the preview for next week, Spencer asks, “What if we really did hurt somebody?” Marlene once said in an interview that each Liar still has a big secret yet to be revealed. I bet at some point we’re going to find out the Liars have more to do with “that night” than they remember.

Finally, we someone in a black hoodie watching the DiLaurentis’ as Mr. D told Ali and Jason about Charles. So, I no longer think Jason has anything to do with “A.” I do believe Wren Kingston is both Charles and “A.” Since the first time I watched Pretty Little Liars (in August 2014 before 5A ended) I’ve had a gut feeling Jason or Wren is “A.” To this day I haven’t been able to pinpoint why I feel like Wren is “A.” If he’s A, he probably has something personal against each of the Liars. I can’t figure out what, but my gut instinct has never been wrong before, so I’m gonna go with it. Wren has been around way too much, and at way too intense of times, to only be a love interest. Dr. Kingston is the only one in Rosewood who has access to medical supplies and we know “A” has a steady medical supply. “A” and Wren have also both shown a preference for Vodka. And, you know what? It doesn’t make sense for Wren to be around so much. Of all the characters still alive, Jason and Wren are the only two old enough to have their own money. Sure, Ezra is old enough too, but he’s not rich. He’s been a teacher, and now the owner of The Brew. Neither job pays well enough to pull off all “A’s” elaborate schemes AND to build the dollhouse for the Liars. Besides, he’s pretty much always with Aria or Caleb and Toby. In season Jason received a large sum of inheritance money from his grandmother. Wren Kingston is a doctor, which means he very likely has a large sum of money lying around. So, yeah, my theory is that Jason or Wren is “A.”

P.S. I think Eddie Lamb’s in the barrel! It could be Paige. “A” never lets someone leave Rosewood that easily. But she said where she was going and Eddie Lamb disappeared without a trace. (I still can’t believe we never found out who or what was in the barrel. What was the point in all that? Did we ever find out what happened to Eddie Lamb?)

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A lArge bAnk Account (2021 Thoughts Added)

Warning: This post contains Pretty Little Liars spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole show, then proceed with caution.

A little note: In August 2014, I started watching Pretty Little Liars. That November, I started blogging about it until it ended in 2017. I haven’t watched it since, but people are still reading my posts in 2021. So, I’ve decided to add thoughts and comments based on the feelings and opinions I have in 2021. Because you’re reading this now, I want to thank you! Tbh, after the disappointment of the series finale, I felt like I wasted time writing these posts. Because you’re reading this, it doesn’t feel like a waste anymore. So, thanks!

(Unless otherwise noted, parenthesis indicate thoughts from 2021)

**Originally published on March 3, 2015 Republished on April 13, 2021. Yes, on a Tuesday in honor of the show originally airing on Tuesdays.**

Okay, let’s think about “A” and Pretty Little Liars logically. Please correct me if I’m wrong. When Mona was “original A,” she didn’t have money for her plans to be elaborate or expensive. “Big A” seems to spend more and more money as each scheme escalates into another. Let’s suppose three things are true. 1) “Big A” has a lot more money at his/her fingertips than Mona had at hers. 2) “Big A” has quick and easy access to money. 3) The money comes straight out of “Big A’s” checking account without the help of anyone else. This theory eliminates Mona, Jenna, Toby, the Liars, and the Liars’ siblings as suspects. The only money they have access to is the money in their parents’ checking accounts. So, unless the parents are in on it, the kind of access “Big A” has to immediate funds is more or less impossible for the kids. That means the only remaining suspects are Ezra Fitz, *Doctor* Wren Kingston, and CeCe Drake.

I already talked about Ezra so I won’t say much about him here. I will point out he likely doesn’t have much money. His family is rich, but sort of disowned them, and he’s a teacher. Even professors don’t get paid well. And he did help Emily and Aria find Varjack, so it makes sense to remove him from our list of suspects.

Then there’s Wren Kingston. He’s a freaking Doctor, so of course, he has money! He’s also as sketchy as or sketchier than anyone else in Rosewood ever has been. We know he has a thing for younger girls. First, he had a three-season long on-again/off-again fling with Spencer. Then, he seemed to have a bit of chemistry with Hanna. Finally, he seemed to get along a little too well with Mona. As far as we know, he doesn’t have any reason to have a vendetta against the Liars, but that could be the point. A is psycho; Wren is… something… He might have decided to prey on the unsuspecting lives of a few young girls for no reason. In many stalker/murder cases, the vendetta has less to do with the victims and more to do with the suspect’s past. There might be something about Wren’s past that’s triggering him to do what he’s doing. Regardless, he’s doing something awful if he is “A.” That or he’s another older man who had a thing with Alison and she pissed him off enough that he went after her friends.

Finally, there’s CeCe Drake. More times than not, I will defend her, because I want to believe she’s the only person who never turned her back on Alison. I can’t ignore the obvious though. Alison did get CeCe kicked out of school. And Cece never has seemed to actually like Aria, Emily, Hanna, or Spencer. We also know she spied on Aria and Ezra for a while and that she was on Ezra’s payroll for some reason. I don’t know if she has any money, but I would assume she does. So, even though I don’t want to, I have to acknowledge she could be A. (I don’t know if I could ever express how mad I was about CeCe being A.
Not because CeCe was A, but because the story was so ridiculous and far-fetched. CeCe had more than enough reason to be A from what we knew of her before we met Charles/Charlette. It was so ridiculous. All of it. The first 2 seasons were great. The 3rd season was good. The 4th season was okay. Then it got progressively worse until I regretted watching it.)

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PLL s05e10: Recap and Review (2021 Thoughts Added)

Warning: This post contains Pretty Little Liars spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole show, then proceed with caution.

A little note: In August 2014, I started watching Pretty Little Liars. That November, I started blogging about it until it ended in 2017. I haven’t watched it since, but people are still reading my posts in 2021. So, I’ve decided to add thoughts and comments based on the feelings and opinions I have in 2021. Because you’re reading this now, I want to thank you! Tbh, after the disappointment of the series finale, I felt like I wasted time writing these posts. Because you’re reading this, it doesn’t feel like a waste anymore. So, thanks!

(Unless otherwise noted, parenthesis indicate thoughts from 2021)

**Originally published on February 17, 2015. Republished on April 6, 2021. Yes, on a Tuesday in honor of the show originally airing on Tuesdays.**

Always when I start to think nothing big is going to happen, something momentous happens! In two previous posts, I discussed the possibilities of Mona faking her death. In another post, I discussed how Jason could be “A.” And, in my second to the last post, I spoke about Alison and everyone else. Tonight’s episode of Pretty Little Liars may have shed light on many of the things I said could be true! So, let’s talk about what we saw tonight. Recently, Mike has been acting super shady. Many people suspected that was because he is “A.” I theorized, with my friends, that it had more to do with the fact that he knew something about Mona that no one else knew. Tonight, we found out what he knows.

In one episode, the Liars suspected Mike stole their blood and gave it to “A.” Because he does love Mona and love, especially in Rosewood, makes you do crazy things, we can’t rule that out. That said, we do know the blood he was most concerned with was Mona’s blood. And many have theorized that Mona collected her own blood and used it as “evidence” for her alleged death. Tonight, we see that that was true. Mona had been taking her own blood and storing it in a mini-fridge. She told Mike she was going to use it to stage her own death and meet “A.” While Mike was telling Aria about this, he started to cry, proving that he does love Mona. We all know he’s not going to cry unless he means it.

Was Mona telling Mike the truth? Was she bottling her blood, so she could disappear, blame it on Alison, and meet A? Things are rarely so simple in Rosewood, especially when it comes to Mona and the other liars. Also, Mona seemed way too excited to be meeting “A” to be trying to save the girls. I suspect there are two other options here besides, Mona maybe telling the truth for once. Mona and Alison may be working together on this whole thing. They might have a brilliant plan to take “A” down. If so, it’s likely unrealistic to believe they’ll both come out of this alive if neither of them is A. If I’m right, then Mona was either murdered and stuffed into that barrel, or she’s “A.” And everything she’s been doing has been to throw the trail off herself and onto Alison and the other liars.

I also think someone’s going to murder or injure Mike in a strategic and revealing manner. If Mona is dead, then Mike will be injured. If she’s alive, then he will be murdered. (Did anything happen to Mike? I know the actor sort of disappeared to act in Teen Wolf, but I don’t remember what happened to him in PLL.) I don’t think Marlene would have two major characters murdered at the same time. Not when we’re about to get the most major clue ever. Besides, that would be depressing. We need as many of our Liars as clear-minded as they can be for this next stretch before we find out who “A” is! They won’t have clear minds if someone dies, especially not one of their brothers.

In the end, when we saw “A” or “A’s” minion in Mike’s room, and it looked a lot like a man, or at least a girl wearing extra layers. There are two men Alison has tortured but have yet to come up with cover stories—Jason and Lucas. It doesn’t seem unlikely either of them would be doing “A’s” dirty work. Then, there’s always Wren, who we still know nothing about, and who has always been super sketchy!

Now, let’s talk about the relationships! Spencer and Toby. Aria and Ezra. Under all the intense “A” action, we’ve been having some mild couple drama too! Toby’s been avoiding Spencer because Tanner still suspects Spencer of criminal activity. And she didn’t stop Jonny when he kissed her! Geez, Spenc! What kind of a girlfriend are you? If you’re feeling lonely, you could have at least kissed him BEFORE Toby told you why he’s been avoiding you! Not afterward! Gosh! (I’m glad I had a somewhat rational response to at least some of the awfulness that came with the PLL couples.)

Then there’s Aria and Andrew. If he’s not gay, then he has a thing for Aria. But she’s still sort of dating Ezra, even if we haven’t seen him or them in a while! I mean, they never agreed they would take a break for her to “experience life” did they? Didn’t think so! So, I’m suspecting that Aria and Andrew are going to have a thing. That or Ezra’s going to step in and win Aria back, even though he hasn’t lost her. He’s being over-sensitive about Aria’s letter. Yes, it a little truthful, but her relationship with him has been the most normal part of her life in high school. (How twisted is that? Rosewood is so messed up, the most normal thing in Aria’s life is her relationship with her high school English teacher.) How could he not see that? Why would he try to push her away again? I hope SOMETHING happens with them soon because I’m kind of getting worried! (SMH. I still can’t believe I shipped them so hard…)

P.S. Happy 19th Birthday to Sasha Pieterse! (Dang. I forgot how much younger she was than the other actors. She’s still younger than the other actors were when the show ended. She turned 25 in February 2021. Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale, the other youngest of the show, turned 27 in the show’s final season. Crazy!)

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you need anything! Like seriously. I’m here for you!

Find me on Twitter and Instagram @ogbrittanyalex

Find my podcasts “The Mask; Her Aid” and “Obsessive Girl Podcast.”

You can also buy my book “The Mask; Her Aid” by Brittany Alexandria on Amazon for Kindle.