'Pretty Little Liars' S7E19: Farewell My Lovely

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"Jump or I'll push you."

That's what Charlotte's killer said, pushing PLL's biggest villain to the edge of the church's bell tower. Who killed her? Well...

This episode begins with Mona looking a lot like AD and Aria talking to the dead body in her trunk. It wasn't even a short conversation either; she had a full-on chat with him. After driving around town acting totes casual with a body in the back, Aria enlists Ezra's help ditching Dunhill's corpse. But before Rosewood's creepiest couple gets the chance, the body's taken again.

Meanwhile, Haleb follow Mona to the Two Crows Diner hoping to dig up some information. After being given the slip, courtesy of Mona running through a hidden pathway in a dirty woman's bathroom, Team Liars discovers a note. AD told Mona to leave the diner, she's not the big bad!

In disappointing news that should surprise no one, this episode had the flash-forward from S6E10 showing a mysterious attacker coming after Ali. It was a dream sequence! :(

In less disappointing news, Spencer took Haleb's marriage pretty well. It seems like just yesterday Cancer/Spaleb was a real ship.

Now let's get to the mystery!

Raining flower petals catch Hanna's eye, leading her up to the bell tower where Charlotte died. There, waiting in nerdy glasses all her glory, is the original A, Mona. In a flashback of the two As arguing the night of her release, Charlotte's shown to be the same angry bully.

"None of you are sure when you look in the mirror. None of you are really certain who you are. I did that. I took that away from you."

Proud of the ways she hurt the Liars, Charlotte makes it clear that was a picnic compared to what she's going to do now. Then Mona finally gets aggressive. Picking up a weapon, she forces Charlotte to the edge of the tower.

"Jump or I'll push you."

After insisting that Mona doesn't have the guts, the flashback ends. Mona thinks Hanna is Charlotte and has fully reverted back to Mona 1.0. The Liars know she killed Charlotte. Only later on in the episode is it revealed that Mona didn't push her off the tower. She let Charlotte go, the two of them fought, and ultimately Mona slammed her into a piece of metal jutting out of the wall.

So Mona broke Charlotte's neck, accidentally murdering her (putting her at 1 and a half kills, counting her Bethany bashing). Is it better to half-kill someone on purpose than to accidentally totally kill someone? Does it matter that Bethany died because Melissa buried her or that Charlotte kidnapped Mona/tortured her for months? Oh, PLL logic!

With the game over, AD finally showed off the mystery location on the Liar's Lament board. It's Alison's Aunt Carol's house from Season 6! The empty grave of Charles DiLaurentis is no longer empty. AD buried the body, essentially giving it back to the Liars.

Huddled around the grave, and after seven seasons of bad decisions, the Liars finally make the right choice. Instead of digging up his body and thrice desecrating a corpse, they put the shovels down. Just in time for the police to show up and arrest them anyway.

At the police station, the Liars consign themselves to finally telling the truth and being sent to jail for it. But of course Mary Drake takes the rap for that. Confessing to the murders of Archer Dunhill and her sister Jessica DiLaurentis, Spencer's bio mom saved her daughter. A happy ending for everyone except for the murderess Mary Drake.

Liar's Lament has ended. AD has nothing to hold over the Liars anymore. Charlotte's killer has been revealed. It's all over. At least it would be if AD were done.

The ending of this episode makes it crystal clear AD can't live without them. This series finale is going to be one last epic flex of power by the show's final anonymous tormentor. If you're excited for this series finale make sure to check out the promo below.

Who do you think is AD? Are you surprised Mona killed again? Are you ready for the finale? Leave your comments in the space below.


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Jun 22, 2017 7:18AM EDT

am looking foreword to know who is A.D

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