After our in-depth analysis on the identity of Gossip Girl, the YKYLF Forensic Squad have teamed up to provide this highly scientific investigation into the identity of A.
A might be a person, a team of people, or a highly organized military unit. How else is/are he/she/they able to constantly monitor every action of so many people, as well as maintain a careful wardrobe of black hoodies and leather gloves?
One of the show’s producers said that we met A early on in season 1, and that they have appeared in season 2. That eliminates a few people, but still leaves several suspects, namely…
Pros – Was blinded by Alison/the PLLs (motive to torment them) – Stole a page from Alison’s autopsy report – Is in cahoots with Garrett and the NAT Club – Hired Caleb to seduce Hanna
Cons – We don’t know that Alison’s murder has anything to do with A – The PLLs have suspected her for ages, which makes her possibly too obvious a choice – Being a terrible person doesn’t necessarily mean she’s also A – Is blind, and if she had to send texts by voice command, people would have noticed by now
Verdict: Probably not A, but probably involved in Alison’s murder.
Pros – Has a vendetta against Alison – Overall shady behaviour – Trashed Alison’s memorial – Knowledgeable about photography (we’ve seen A processing photos) – Helped Hanna sell her stuff online (A was shown online shopping one time…)
Cons – In love with Hanna – PLLs have suspected him (see: Jenna)
Verdict: Probably a red herring and/or a minion of A.
Pros – Is knowledgeable about computer hacking – Was treated poorly by Alison & the other PLLs (motive for revenge) – Fast texting fingers – Knows her way around technology – Comfortable in the woods (as seen during her Glamping party) – Threw away Caleb’s love letter to Hanna in Season 1
Cons – Has been victimized by A (but she could be faking it)
Pros: – Has motive for revenge (!!!) against Alison, who had been sleeping with Ian (Melissa’s BF) – Lied about what happened at the Hilton Resort with Ian and Alison – Was involved with the NAT Club via Ian
Cons: – She may have been mad at Alison, but what would she have against Emily, Aria or Hanna? – Doesn’t live in Rosewood anymore, which would make it harder to stalk them
Verdict: Not likely. But possible. Maybe she was the Original A who stalked Ali, and then someone else took over from her after Ali’s death?
Pros: – Ridiculously smart – Kinda crazy – Makes sense when you think about it
Cons: – Spencer is a target – A made her break up with Toby, which broke Spencer’s heart – All of her BFFs are having their lives ruined by A
Verdict: Maybe. If Spencer has multiple personalities (which is possible) she could be A but not even know it’s her. This would explain why Spencer, the smartest human in Rosewood, can’t solve the mystery – she’s her own nemesis.
Pros: – Arrived in Rosewood at the same time the “A” messages started to arrive – Owns a typewriter (A has sent typewritten letters) – As a teacher, he’d have access to students’ lockers, class schedules, etc. for stalking purposes – Aria hasn’t been victimized as the other PLLs
Cons: – Can you imagine the outcry from the Ezria-shippers if it turns out their whole relationship was a lie?
Pros: – Mysteriously moved into the DiLaurentis’ old house at the same time that “A” came on the scene – Living in that house, she would have access to Alison’s old diaries, to get info to use to blackmail the PLLs – In Over My Dead Body, Hanna noted Maya’s boots, which are similar to the ones we saw “A” ordering online – A wrecked Emily’s relationship with Samara (because Maya/A was jealous?)
Cons: – The show’s been very respectful of Emily’s coming-out storyline, and making her first girlfriend a psycho stalker would kinda wreck that
Verdict: Unlikely. She’s just a moody hippie.
What do you guys think? Is A one person, or a team? Who do you think is “A”?