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'Pretty Little Liars' Secrets Revealed!
Why did Jason return to Rosewood? Who is hiding in the shadows of his house? Will he come in between Aria & Ezra?
Those are just a few of the questions Pretty Little Liars creator Marlene King promises will be revealed in the August 30 summer finale! "You’ll find out what ‘The Jason Thing’ is in the season finale. You will actually find out a lot of answers to a lot of the questions fans have about him," she tells TheInsider.com exclusively.
Ezria fans can also take heart knowing that Aria's entanglement with Allison's brother will also be resolved. "You have to have some sort of conflict," Marlene says about driving Jason between Ezra and Aria. "They can't be constantly perfect. But the love triangle will be resolved by the end of the summer season. That’s not to say it can’t be reintroduced in the next 12 [episodes] because there is a definite connection between Jason and Aria.
And it sounds like Aria won’t be the only Montgomery girl with love complications in the offing. "There is a huge Ezra/Ella moment in the summer finale -- it's kind of major," Marlene teases. But how will this season ender compare to the epic Bell Tower showdown from last year? "I think the bell tower asked a lot of questions, while this finale answers a lot of questions," Marlene adds.
But don't assume that means all will be resolved by the time August 30 rolls around. "After the finale, we'll come back in the winter but one month will have passed in Rosewood. And let me tell you, a lot happens in that month," Marlene says. "Fans will be playing catch-up in the winter premiere because the girls didn’t go off on their own. Life continued on and it's going to leave fans going, 'What?!? What?!? What?!?' The winter episodes are going to make season one look like bubble gum. Seriously, it’s really kick ass."
Also sure to work fans into a tizzy is a change to the initial PLL game plan. "Originally we talked about not giving up who A is until the very end of the show, but now we’re thinking it might be fun to move that up and reveal who it is much sooner," Marlene says.
But before A's identity can be revealed, PLL is going back -- way back -- for a special Halloween episode titled The First Secret. "It’s a prequel, not a flashback," Marlene says. "It takes place on the Halloween before Alison went missing and it is very much her story. We find out why Alison picked these girls to be her friends, what she’s getting from them and what they’re getting from her. Once you see it, you’ll understand why we're calling it The First Secret. It shows you many people’s first secret on the show."
As an added bonus, fans can expect some familiar Rosewood faces to pop up in The First Secret! "Ezra didn’t know Aria at that time, but, we came up with a fun way to get him in the episode," Marlene reveals of Ian Harding's character. "Unbeknownst to each other, Aria and Ezra did meet before they met in the pilot. It’s almost like a Where’s Waldo kind of thing."
Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays at 8pm on ABC Family.