Warning: Do NOT read if you have not watched passed the Christmas episode!
“Who is “A?” That is what every person in the PLL Army is asking. However, I suggest, we stop asking, “Who is ‘A,’ and start asking, “Who isn’t ‘A?’” Everyone has a theory about who might be “A.” Many think it is Aria or Alison, maybe Ezra, or possibly someone’s secret twin. I highly doubt it’s any of them though.
I. Marlene King is a BRILLIANT writer. She is smart, incredibly clever, and extremely sneaky! I doubt that she would ever make any of the five girls be “A.” Smart writers never have their sleuths double as the villain. The whole reason people read and watch mysteries, like Pretty Little Liars, is to figure out “Who-dun-it.” Stalker/Murder mysteries are supposed to be as realistic as possible. If any of the girls are “A,” then it would mean that they have tortured themselves for the past two years for no other reason than to make friends, family, and fans alike believe that it couldn’t be them. Realistically, no one would torture themselves the way “A” has tortured them just to throw away suspicion. Furthermore, Spencer has not only technically already been a part of the “A TEAM,” but she is also suspect number one on the Rosewood Police’s suspect list, which can pretty much rule her out as being “A.” As for Alison, who did everyone, including the other four Liars suspect of being “A” in the very first episode? That’s right, Alison; therefore, she couldn’t possibly be “A” because we’ve all kind of been suspecting it the whole time. A great writer wouldn’t allow her viewers to discover the criminal in the very first episode. As for the other girls, most of the “Clues” gathered for theories against them can be picked apart so fast it will leave your head spinning, rendering the theories weak, at best.
Other popular theories try to prove that one of the “bed buddies” is “A,” which is absurd! Ezra, Toby, and possibly Caleb each have alibis as to why they couldn’t be “A,” Maya was murdered, and Paige… well, Paige could still possibly be “A,” but I highly doubt it. As we all know, if you abided by the warning signs and only began to read this upon watching season four of the show, Ezra’s alibi is that he was writing a true crime novel about Alison’s disappearance and that he originally only talked to Aria because he knew she was one of Ali’s closest friends. Then, upon finding that he was truly attracted to Aria, he stopped writing the book, only to pick it up again when everything in his life was seemingly upside down. Toby’s alibi was that he really was on the “A TEAM,” but only because he wanted to protect Spencer. Finally, Caleb’s alibi is that he worked with Jenna, before falling for Hanna, and probably that he faced a lot of crazy crap in Ravenswood that now makes him weary and skeptical of everything else. However, until we find out if he and Alison are connected in anyway (they always seem to share strange glances now that she’s back in Rosewood), we can’t completely rule him out as a suspect.
We also can’t really claim that Melissa could be “A” anymore either, because she revealed that the reason she was being so sketchy was because she buried Bethany Young in order to protect Spencer, whom she thought had killed Bethany in the first place. Thus, also potentially ruling out Peter Hastings, whom we know knew the truth about Melissa.
Furthermore, we may also be able to rule out Peter as a suspect, because his secret was that he is really Jason’s biological father, as well. However, we can’t know for sure if that’s a reliable alibi or not, because Peter is such a shady guy, that he may have very well attempted to kill Alison for blackmailing him and later killed Jessica DeLaurentis for saying that she couldn’t protect him anymore.
It’s liable that we can also rule out Noel Kahn and Cece Drake as suspects as well, because as it seems, their sketchiness has been based on the fact that they knew Alison was still alive. And that they have been and probably still are helping Alison escape the evil clutches of “A” and now the distrusting, watchful eyes of Alison’s “ex” best friends.
Other than that though, we can’t for sure rule out anyone except for those characters that have been killed. There are few characters that we can possibly rule out, based on certain evidence, but it’s not really proven evidence, so I won’t include them in this post, but in another post at a later date.