Pretty Little Liars: Finally, a satisfying finale!

 

SPOILER ALERT 

The Pretty Little Liars mid-season finale seems to have really divided opinion but I can officially say the episode Game Over, Charles was probably the most satisfying pay-off this show has even given us loyal viewers. It made sense, it confirmed ages-old suspicions while teasing a really interesting time jump.

I won’t recap the entire episode because you can read that sooo many other places. My reaction when Cece Drake (Vanessa Ray) was revealed to be A was not of shock, which I think everyone was preparing for. I have been suspicious of Cece for a long time and whenever a big reveal was teased, I always picked her as A, but oddly enough, the one time I didn’t think of her is the time she is actually the PROPER A!! She had just been gone so long that I had forgotten about her (which was the point, I guess).

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I was not shocked or surprised by this revelation cos it all made sense and her backstory fits with what we already know. Sure, some people are taking issue with the transgender storyline, but I think it is a good twist. Sure, her dating her brother is a tad creepy but she’s not totally sane right?! She has been tormenting Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Hanna (Ashley Benson) for six years and almost killed them simply because they seemed relieved Ali (Sasha Pieterse) was gone. But then she kept going when Ali was alive – why?! What was the purpose of the dollhouse?

I was bracing myself for someone I wasn’t expecting so I was slightly deflated it wasn’t same major shocker, but I think if it was a character totally out of left field, it would be harder to accept and make their story stick. At least Cece’s explanation answers pretty much all the questions I have, which is rare for Pretty Little Liars. I wasn’t even that stunned by Sara Harvey (Dre Davis)’s involvement in the plot (she’s Red Coat/Black Widow/general assistant) because I never trusted her. I knew something was up with her. I just feel sorry for Emily and really want to know more about how Sara was recruited and why she wanted to help.

The revelation that Mona (Janel Parrish) killed Bethany doesn’t seem to be getting much attention when I found that the most interesting plot point. We’ve known for ages that Melissa buried her but now we have the whole story. It’s also a relief to know how Bethany fits into the plot – that’s if Cece is telling the truth. I want to know more about Mona and Cece in Radley – cos I don’t buy that Mona didn’t know A’s identity if they shared the job originally.

I really hope they explain what happened to Cece and Sara during the five-year time jump. Also Jason and Mr. D were knocked out and all the girls’ mums were trapped in the DiLaurentis basement – what’s happened to them? The time jump is going to be hard to get used to as we’ve known the girls in school for so long but it will be interesting and will put a fresh spin on things. How is Ali now a teacher named Mrs. Rollins?! And who is after her?! I imagine it has something to do with the fact the murder of Jessica DiLaurentis is still unsolved.

While there were no massive shocks like I was prepared for, I’m still happy we have a resolution and I buy Cece as A. As promised, most questions were FINALLY answered except the murder so after many finales of feeling short-changed by red herrings, fake As and backtracks, I am satisfied by this. I feel very surprised saying that.

What did you think about the episode?

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  1. […] was problematic for some too because of the whole transgender thing but it was more satisfying (as I said before) as it made sense and was a character we already knew, CeCe Drake. She was a recurring character on […]

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