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Game Over.

Mental disorder; told Mona she would play the game with her in exchange for the Liars' secrets; stole the game from Mona and became the only 'A' because Mona told that the Liars were happy that her sister was dead.

Real Identity: Charlotte DiLaurentis
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September 7th




Leader of The A-Team


Jason DiLaurentis (Younger half-brother)
Alison DiLaurentis (Younger sister)
Jessica DiLaurentis (Mother)
Kenneth DiLaurentis (Father)
Carol Ward (Great Aunt; deceased)


Sara Harvey
Mona Vanderwaal (former)
Darren Wilden (former)
Toby Cavanaugh (double-agent; former)
Spencer Hastings (double-agent; former)
Melissa Hastings (blackmailed; former)
Lucas Gottesman (blackmailed; former)


Alison DiLaurentis
Aria Montgomery
Spencer Hastings
Emily Fields
Hanna Marin
Mona Vanderwaal
Bethany Young
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- Was in Radley Sanitarium from a young age
- Saw who killed Marion Cavanaugh (exposed)



First appearance:

Crazy (as CeCe); Game Over, Charles as 'A'/Charlotte DiLaurentis

Latest appearance:

Game Over, Charles

Portrayed By:

Dylan Garza (young)
Vanessa Ray

Intentions Unknown

"A" (Sara Harvey)
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Platinum Blonde

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The Black Widow


Emily Fields (ex-girlfriend)


Charlotte DiLaurentis


Alison DiLaurentis
The Liars
Charlotte DiLaurentis


The Liars
Alison DiLaurentis
Toby Cavanaugh
Caleb Rivers
Lucas Gottesman
Jenna Marshall
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- Stalking
- Blackmailing


- Sneaking
- Hiding identity
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- Is Red Coat (exposed)
- Is The Black Widow (exposed)
- The connection with Charles DiLaurentis



First appearance:

A DAngerous GAme

Latest appearance:

Game Over, Charles

Portrayed By:

CC Mason (Masked)
Dre Davis (Unmasked)

Original founder; was obsessed with, stalked, and cyber bullied Alison until her disappearance; stalked and cyber bullied Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna

"A" (Mona Vanderwaal)
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October 8, 1994




Three rats (previously four) named Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer
Tippi, the bird (stolen)


Self (former)
Red Coat (former)


Lucas Gottesman (helper; former)
Toby Cavanaugh (former)
Spencer Hastings (former)
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- Identity (revealed)
- Ran Hanna over with a car (exposed to Caleb)
- Knows about "That Night" (revealed to the girls)
- Helped the liars by giving them Maya's website (exposed to the Liars and Caleb, possibly unknown to Big A)



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Latest appearance:

A is for Answers

Portrayed By:

Janel Parrish

Double-Agent (joined to protect Spencer)

"A" (Toby Cavanaugh)
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A (former)


"Pretty eyes"


Red Coat
Mona Vanderwaal (former)
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- He is the second A to be revealed (exposed)
- Tried to run over Lucas Gottesman with his SUV
- Hurt Hanna in the fake interview
Joined the "A-Team" to protect Spencer (exposed)


Alive (no longer on the "A-Team")

First appearance:

The Lady Killer

Latest appearance:

A DAngerous GAme

Portrayed By:

Keegan Allen

Double-Agent (joined for information about Toby; recruited by Mona)

"A" (Spencer Hastings)
Spencer is A
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Mona Vanderwaal


Red Coat
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- Became a member of The A-Team (exposed)
- Kidnapped Malcolm Cutler from his karate lessons (exposed to the Liars)
- Is a Double Agent (exposed)



First appearance:

I'm Your Puppet

Latest appearance:

A DAngerous GAme

Portrayed By:

Troian Bellisario

Blackmailed by Mona

"A" (Lucas Gottesman)
Lucas as A
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Shim, Hermie


Mona Vanderwaal (blackmail)
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Giving massages/messages
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- Mona's helper by blackmail only (exposed)

- Trashed Ali's memorial (exposed to Hanna Marin)
- Lost Caleb's money in a gamble (exposed to Caleb and Hanna)
- Was walking alone in the middle of the night around the time "A" made Emily dug up Alison's grave
- Visiting Mona at Radley Sanitarium
- Being blackmailed into working for Mona (exposed to Hanna)
- Set fire to the school's shed (exposed to Hanna)
- Gave Emily a massage (exposed to the Liars by Mona)



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Brendan Robinson

Blackmailed by Mona and Wilden

"A" (Melissa Hastings)
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Dark Brown


Queen of Hearts
Black Swan


Mona Vanderwaal
Darren Wilden (possibly)
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- She is the Black Swan (exposed)

- She is the Queen of Hearts (along with Wilden; exposed to the Liars)
- Drugged Aria



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Latest appearance:

This Is A Dark Ride

Portrayed By:

Torrey DeVitto

Acted on his own; Garret found out he was a "dirty cop"

"A" (Darren Wilden)
2 Queen of Hearts
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Late 20's - early 30's

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Melissa Hastings (by blackmail)
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- Is the Queen of Hearts (exposed)
- Garrett Reynolds (exposed)
- Tried to kill Aria and Spencer (exposed)
- Blackmailed Melissa to be his helper (exposed)



First appearance:

The First Secret (chronologically)

Latest appearance:

'A' is for A-l-i-v-e

Portrayed By:

Bryce Johnson

"A" is the main antagonist of the series. "A" is an anonymous character who sends threatening messages to Alison DiLaurentis, Aria Montgomery, Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields and, recently, Mona Vanderwaal. The first and original "A" is revealed to be Mona Vanderwaal in UnmAsked, who was the primary antagonist for the first two seasons. In Game Over, Charles, CeCe Drake was revealed to be "Big A" using her birth name, Charles DiLaurentis.


"A" makes appearances as a figure with black leather gloves, a black hood, dark pants, and dark shoes. Throughout the seasons, the story focuses on the mystery of "A". However, "A" has sported many different disguises, including the disguise of Red Coat.


Mona, using the nickname of "A", began bullying Alison through texts and other written messages, while also stalking her. At one point during Labor Day weekend, she even threatened to kill her. Mona never actually seemed to mean the text though; however, someone did end up trying to kill Ali that night, although it wasn't Mona. After Ali's supposed "death", Mona temporarily stops playing her game, until a year later, when Aria returns to Rosewood. After this point, Mona began to once again cyberbully, this time, The Liars using her signature nickname of "A", Mona cyberbullied Emily, Aria and Spencer so that they would stay away from Hanna, because she wanted to be her best friend; shutting the others out. Mona was exposed as being "A" in UnmAsked and sent to Radley Sanitarium. It is revealed that while Mona mostly acted alone during the first two seasons, a brand new "A" had taken over the reigns from Mona while she was in Radley for five months. This person, Big A, had presumably started a team of people to threaten The Liars. This A-Team, at one point, consisted of Toby Cavanaugh, Spencer Hastings's boyfriend, who was only part of the A-Team to protect Spencer and gain information about Red Coat, who they presumed to be Big A at the time. What started out as a simple bullying tactic had turned into a deadly game, and Mona had also agreed to do Red Coat's bidding until the Season 3 finale, when Mona was finally cut from "A" completely.

In "Now You See Me, Now You Don't", one Red Coat (the good one) is revealed to be Alison, while the other Red Coat (the evil one) is revealed to be CeCe Drake, but Ali claimed that she asked CeCe to wear the coat as a decoy to distract Big A. We later learn that this was a ruse, as CeCe (alias for Charlotte DiLaurentis) was "A" herself, the Big A, the true 'A' that "stole" the game from Mona.



Each of The Liars receives a text from "A" tying in a secret from her past with present-day events. When Ezra Fitz sees Aria in his class the first day of school, Aria receives a text from "A" implying "A" knows they hooked up and also knows about her father's affair with his student. Emily finds a note from "A" in her locker after swim practice that reads, "Hey Em! I've been replaced. You've found another friend to kiss! -A," referring to a kiss she and Maya shared the previous day. Spencer receives a text from "A" as she stands at her window, watching Melissa and Wren kiss, saying, "Poor Spencer. Always wants Melissa's boyfriends. But remember, if you kiss I tell. -A." "A" sends a text to Hanna, who lost a significant amount of weight over the last year, after she is arrested for shoplifting that says, "Be careful, Hanna. I hear prison food makes you fat. -A."

After Ali's funeral, the Liars all receive the same text from "A": I'm still here, bitches, and I know everything. -A."

The Jenna Thing

"A" continues to send texts to the Liars about their secrets from the Pilot, and "A" reveals knowledge of The Jenna Thing.

To Kill a Mocking Girl

"A" is seen listening to Jazz music as he/she prints copies of the photos Maya and Emily took in the photo booth at Noel's cabin party.

Can You Hear Me Now?

The Liars try to avoid "A"'s messages by blocking unwanted emails and calls on their cell phones. "A" still manages to infiltrate though, throwing a crunched up flyer in their direction and later, by breaking into Spencer's home and scrawling a message on her mirror in lipstick. "A" also creepily arranges the broken flowerpot in Spencer's kitchen to look like a tombstone. When Spencer is escorting Wren to his motel room, "A" calls in a song dedication to the radio station, to which Hanna is listening.

Reality Bites Me

"A" sends Hanna a video of the LIars taken from inside Spencer's closet, and they realize that "A" was hiding in there while they were. Later, "A" sends Hanna the photo booth pictures of Emily and Maya, exposing to her that Emily is gay. Ezra sees a text from "A" on Aria's phone that hints at their relationship and, assuming she has told her friends about it, breaks up with her.

There's No Place Like Homecoming

"A" custom designs fortune cookies for the girls and somehow slips them into their bags of Chinese take out. "A" also tampers with a Tarot card at the fortune telling booth leaving Spencer a message. At the end of the episode, the black hooded figure is seen vandalizing a Rosewood town sign. The figure sprays paint over the last digit in the population census (the 8 in 7988) and changes it to 7987. It is possible that "A" is referring to Emily but this is unknown.

The Homecoming Hangover

Emily sees a smashed-up motorcycle in front of Toby's house, and when she tells her friends about it, "A" texts her, "Thanks for getting Toby out of my way. -A" A gloved figure (assumed to be "A") is seen pulling the sheets of Toby's file out of the water at the end of the episode.

Please, Do Talk About Me When I'm Gone

Spencer receives a text from "A" threatening her to do Ali's memorial "right." At the end of the episode, it appears "A" is destroying her memorial, but it is later revealed to be Lucas Gottesman.

The Perfect Storm

"A" torments Emily by reminding her of a letter that she had once written to Alison in an angry mood. "A" slips the letter into a copy of 'Great Expectations' and cues Emily to find it, letting her know that her secret crush on Alison is not so secret. At the end of the episode, the black gloved figure anonymously sends a file to the Rosewood Police Department. The file contains footage of Alison the night she disappeared. Before filling in Anonymous in the top left corner of the envelope, "A" scrawls the letter A then a few seconds later, fills in the remaining letters. This leaves no doubt that "A" and the black gloved figure are one and the same.

Keep Your Friends Close

"A" leads Aria to a poem by Ezra Fitz which is left in Aria's locker. In the same episode at the climax of the episode, Hanna seems to figure out who "A" is while spying in the forest. But before she can reveal the identity of "A," she is run down by a car while running to the other liars and loses consciousness. Just then the girls receive a text from "A" claiming responsibility for the hit and run.

Moments Later

In the hospital after her accident, Hanna tells the girls that Noel Kahn wrote the message on the back of Ezra's car and he is presumed to be "A". However this is proved untrue when "A" plants the answers to three midterms exams in Noel's locker because he was going to tell the principal that Aria and Ezra were dating. "A" also leaves a message on Hanna's cast, meaning they paid her a secret visit while she was in her hospital room.

Salt Meets Wound

Hanna gets back to her house and Mona decides to throw a "Welcome Back Party" By the end it, the money Ashley had stolen from the bank is missing and "A" can now blackmail Hanna. If she does what they say, Hanna will get her mother's money back. "A" then begins to leave Hanna notes with bills, attached in the most public places including her locker. He/She also continues to taunt her and reiterate that Hanna is under his/her control. In the same episode "A" decides to break up Spencer and Alex by confirming Alex's opportunity to go to Sweden even though Alex did not want to go. Spencer being the only one that knew about this, was blamed. Alex has yet to been seen in the series since. We then see "A" slipping the hundred dollar bills from Hanna's kitchen into a creepy clown piggy bank.

Know Your Frenemies

"A" torments Hanna continuing with the blackmail in exchange for Ashley's stolen money. "A" forces Hanna to consume half a dozen cupcakes at 'Lucky Leons' which "A" pre-orders his/herself. Later "A" decides to give them the entire video of Alison's disappearance. That is when the liars suspect Ian as the murderer of Alison. Right after viewing the video, they chase after "A," but he/she has time to hide in the woods while the girls go back into Spencer's house.

Careful What U Wish 4

At the end of the episode, it is revealed that "A" had been among the guests at the school's dance marathon. Acting as a coat check, Ella gives "A" back a pair of black leather gloves and a black jacket, bidding him/her goodnight. Clearly "A" had gone to the dance in order to dictate Hanna her dance instructions for the evening and deliver Hanna's pay check to her coat pockets.

If At First You Don't Succeed, Lie, Lie Again

It becomes clear that "A" had commissioned the bead lady to fashion a fake Alison bracelet and a fake Jenna bracelet, placing the order under Spencer Hastings' name. At the end of the same episode, the eccentric old woman prepares a cup of tea for her house guest. The black gloved figure takes it from her as the lady comments on the beautiful black gloved figure's eyes. She also tells the guest not to worry... she has done everything exactly like the black gloved figure told her to do.

Je Suis une Amie

At the end of the episode, the black gloved figure is listening to a record playing a French tutorial for English speakers while arranging some clue-like objects - there is a wrench, a pipe, a knife and a rope resembling a noose and a marble box which rests on a candlestick which seems fiddled with somehow. The record skips, repeating "Je Suis" (I am) three times.

The New Normal

"A" calls an exterminator to visit Hanna's house under the pretense of taking care of the infestation in the basement. (In directly letting Hanna know that he/she is aware that Caleb is staying with her). Apparently "A" has a sense of humour. At the end of the episode, the black gloved figure approaches Mrs Potter's grave which reads 1929-2011. He/she places flowers on top of it and walks away.

The Badass Seed

In the last scene (after the trophy fallout), it is presumably showing a room in "A"s house. There are four cages, each containing a white rat, animal feed and a wheel. Each cages has one of name of each liar taped to the top of the cage. The cage labeled 'Spencer' is missing a rat however earlier, "A" had planted a phony trophy with rats blood in the props room compartment in the schools drama room for the liars to find.

A Person of Interest

"A" seems to be messing with Spencer and Toby's heads. The Neumann's bag which Jenna had taken from Ian, is filled with ice on the bed of the motel room that "A" must have rented. A recording of Jenna's flute music is playing on the stereo, whereas Spencer actually thought Jenna was practicing inside. At the end of the episode, the black gloved figure is sitting comfortably in a room somewhere, beside a bowl of popcorn, watching the footage of the girl's reaction to "A"'s text on Spencer's front lawn which let them know that Spencer is now a person of interest in Alison's murder investigation. "A" replays the footage of their surprise over and over again.

Someone to Watch Over Me

At the end of the episode, we see "A" preparing a gift for Hanna; a glass heart with Hanna's name on it, hand smashed by "A" with a hammer and some crazy glue with a custom made note: Dear Hanna, try putting the pieces back together -A.

Monsters in the End

"A" vandalizes the haunted house by scrawling threatening messages in red paint on the mirrors. At the end of the episode, the black gloved figure is seen swiping the key from underneath Ezra's doormat.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Spencer is saved from being murdered by Ian by a hooded figure that is believed to be "A." This was later revealed to be Alison DiLaurentis. Although, she didn't kill Ian and saw him walk away. After Ian disappears from the church, "A" sends the girls a text assuring them that their nightmare is not over.

It's Alive

"A" plants Ezra's stolen bachelor's diploma in Dr Sullivan's office for the liars to see during their session. At the end of the episode "A" is seen in Emily's home erasing her computer hard drive (which contains all the videos).

The Goodbye Look

When the liars sit at separate lunch tables, "A" sends them all the same text: Look at you, all alone in a crowd. I win! Xoxo - A.

My Name Is Trouble

After Emily tears up the fake Danby letter and tosses it in her trash can, an unharmed replica of the letter gets sent to the Field's residence. Emily scrambles to her trash can to find the torn up letter, but instead finds a letter from "A."

Blind Dates

"A" haunts Emily by sending her a box full of Danby paraphernalia (mugs and sweatshirts bearing the Danby logo) Pam is delighted as the A reference goes over her head. Later on in the episode after Spencer pawns Melissa's engagement ring for what she hopes is only 48 hours, A finds the cash to buy it from the Pawn Shop owner. After Hanna's visit to Dr Sullivan, A trashes the office and leaves a note on the wall saying NOSEY BITCHES DIE. Although the message isn't signed by A, it is pretty obvious based on Ezra's degree and the text message that A ravaged her office after Hanna's visit. At the end of the episode A stages the suicide of Ian Thomas. When the girls run to Melissa's aid, A puts Ian's phone in Spencer's bag and leaves unnoticed. This is the same phone "A" was using when texting Melissa pretending to be Ian.

The Devil You Know

It is revealed that "A" wrote Ian's suicide note. "A" composed the note from old "A" messages he/she sent to the girls. "A" also sends a text to Spencer telling her to admit the truth about Melissa's ring or there would be consequences. As Spencer is about to, "A" calls Ian's phone which Melissa finds and becomes convinced that Spencer was pretending to be Ian. In the same episode, "A" reveals to the girls via video that Ian may not have killed Alison. It reveals the full video of her and Ian on the night of her disappearance. It shows Ian getting up and walking away from a giggly happy Alison smiling at the camera. They go in search of the projector but "A" runs away, projector in hand.

Never Letting Go

At the end of the episode, "A" tampers with the tapes so that in the middle of the fashion show the screen pictures changes so as to make Alison look like the devil, with fire around and peeling black eyes. The screen flashes, "the bitch is dead," and the music changes from sentimental to hellish rock. The girls flee from the run way as well as Jessica DiLaurentis. Spencer turns it off leaving the audience ill stricken. "A" later projects a note on the screen only when the liars are left which says "My Dresses, My Games, My Rules." As they leave it becomes clear that the candles at the show are in an "A"-formation Then in his/her room somewhere disclosed "A" purchases a pair of Tory Burch designer feminine, black boots online.

Surface Tension

"A" has a gift basket delivered to Hanna's house, stating the he/she knows that Emily and Hanna are living under the same roof ( Hanna declares the candy crappy) At the end of the episode, "A" is seen using a syringe to siphon liquid Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and neatly release it inside Emily's tube of pain relief cream.

Save the Date

"A" is seen to be under a sheet at the morgue where Spencer and Aria were earlier to get a look at Alison's autopsy results. "A" also sends Emily a message while she's in the hospital, letting her know that "A" introduced the hormones on her creams.

Picture This

While Emily is with Samara and her friends, "A" sends her a message ordering her to get Zoey's phone number. Emily obviously had not wanted to, but since "A" had the results that showed the presence of the hormones in her body, she had no choice.

Touched by an 'A'-ngel

Emily opens an individual-sized box of Alpha Bits cereal at school to find it only contains "A's," and "A" has left her a message in a plastic capsule meant for cereal box toys. Later "A" crashes Emily's massage, giving her the massage instead of the professional without Emily realizing until she sees the letter "A" etched into the condensation of her water glass. At the end of the day, "A" takes Emily's psychological therapy session when Emily doesn't show up.

I Must Confess

It is revealed that "A" has been a consistent patient of Dr. Sullivan. While Dr. Sullivan is perusing the files in her office, a black hooded figure is seen standing outside her window, watching the woman inside. Dr. Sullivan scans "A's" file, which shows that "A" has an obsession with revenge and refers to her enemies as "nosey bitches." The file also states that "A" wouldn't kill him/her self, only others. Dr. Sullivan calls the girls, wishing to tell them who "A" is. They show up to her office, but she is missing, something for which "A" takes credit in a text message. At the end of the episode, the black hooded figure is seen removing a sound device, which had been planted under the bobble head Freud in Dr. Sullivan's office.

Over My Dead Body

"A" takes a seat opposite Dr. Sullivan in a booth at an unknown diner. Dr. Sullivan tells her captor that she's done everything you've asked. The black gloved figure doesn't reply, rather only hands her a manila envelope. Full of money? Dr. Sullivan looks disgusted and goes. Next, a waitress approaches the table where "A" is sitting, fills her coffee cup and inquires how her pretty-eyed patron is doing.

The First Secret

In this prequel episode, "A" sends Alison two texts, one when she is in the costume store and one at the end. From the second text, it becomes clear that "A" had posed in the doll-mask and burlap cowl while in The Haunted House and possibly also in the costume store. "A" had been the one to fight Alison with a butcher's knife and push her around. Alison had gotten away though when she kneed "A" and ran for it. At the end of the episode, "A" had taken off the mask, but his/her face was not shown; only a cellphone in hand was.

Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares

The liars trick "A" by pretending to fight with each other over "evidence" of "A's" identity, which in reality doesn't exist. They hope this will reveal A's identity to them by forcing "A" to meet them in person. This plan fails, but they come away with "A's" cell phone.

A Hot Piece of A

At the beginning of the episode, someone calls the phone from a blocked number. When Emily is volunteering at a crisis center to fill her community service, she reads a transcript that sounds much like the situation that happened with Hanna, Aria, Spencer and Emily. When the person calls back again, Spencer and Emily's boss tells them to listen in and take notes. They realize that the caller is Lucas and he must be a helper for "A." At the end of the episode, "A" is seen fishing Lucas' shoe out of the river that he fell into after Hanna pushed him in.

Let the Water Hold Me Down

Hanna and Mona get into an argument, resulting in Hanna running into the bathroom crying, she quiets down when she hears someone else enter, after a while she notices the sink is overflowing. She sees a small boat floating in it and a piece of paper that says, "Life is but a dream, Hanna. And I'm your worst nightmare - A". At the end of the episode, "A" is seen climbing some scaffolding and loosening a bolt in the wall of an unknown location, which is later revealed to be the barn in Spencer's house.

The Blond Leading the Blind

"A" follows orders by hurting Toby because Spencer made out with him. Toby has a broken arm and Spencer ends the relationship. At the end of the episode, "A" is seen cutting up pictures of Spencer/Toby, Aria/Ezra, and Hanna/Caleb, and burning them in a metal trash can. The final picture "A" burns up is not seen.

A Kiss Before Lying

"A" threatens Hanna to stop Caleb from working on "A's" phone or "A" would expose her mom's secret of stealing money from the bank. At the end of the episode "A" is seen unlocking the drawer of Mr. Hastings' desk, and taking a gun out.

The Naked Truth

"A" isn't seen until the very end where he/she walks by a sleeping Caleb and takes his laptop out of his bag.


"A" leaves a typewritten message on Byron's car, which has the info of Aria and Ezra's date on it. At the end of the episode, "A" watches Emily through her window as she tries to call Maya.

Breaking the Code

"A" sends messages to Mona, accusing her of shoplifting, and also a picture of Hanna's mom, Ashley, and Wilden the night the two got together. "A" also sends Mona Hanna's shoplifting report and threatens Mona to give them to the newspaper or she would be filling out a police report. Ashley and Ella, Hanna and Aria's mothers, find "A's" message and reports and become concerned about who "A" is and what "A" is doing. At the end of the episode, a gloved figure is seen shooting with the stolen gun at a target.

Father Knows Best

At the end of the episode, "A" is seen putting two quarters into the newspaper holder for the day's copy of the Rosewood Observer. She takes a paper featuring a huge picture of Maya on the cover with the headline "Missing Girl."

Eye of the Beholder

It is assumed by the girls that "A" was the one who texted Jenna and brought her over to Jason's house, shortly after setting it on fire, with the intention for Jenna to die there. Hanna pulls Jenna out after coming back for Ali's bag Jason gave the Liars. The house blows up, but only the downstairs is damaged. The final scene shows a gloved figure scrummaging through the wreckage from the fire and planting a police badge at the scene.

If These Dolls Could Talk

At the end of the episode, Martha tells "A" she kept her end of the deal but the giant mess she has to clean up is much more than she bargained for. "A" hands her an envelope full of money, and gives Seth a lollipop. Seth is seen staring intently at "A."


The Liars take a room in the Lost Woods Resort motel. They stay in room 1--the same room Alison stayed in while she was alive—while, "A," lurking in the shadows, weaves in and out of their room without the girls ever knowing. She even visits while Hanna is in the shower, though "A's" intentions are unknown. She also spies on them from room 2, where "A" has presumably rented her own room.

At the costume ball, Mona shares with the Liars a story of how Alison, dressed as Vivian Darkbloom, had been spying on someone in a costume shop the week before she died. This prompts Spencer to realize that Alison had been searching for "A" all along and must have rented Room 1 in the motel in order to spy on the person in Room 2 - "A!" Together with Mona, Spencer sneaks the key from the desk and goes into Room 2 to find A's lair. Spencer is freaked out; the room is covered with pictures of all the Liars and Alison. There are Bratz Dolls that resemble each of the five girls perched in "A's" dollhouse.

Then, when Spencer spots a gum wrapper of the same type that Mona offered her, in Alison's stolen diary, she suddenly becomes suspicious. When she sees the bag of cashmere sweaters, the understanding that Mona is "A" dawns on her. She turns around to confront Mona, who is now wearing her signature black hoodie. Mona knocks her out with a flashlight in return.

Next, Spencer finds herself riding in the front passenger's seat of Mona's car. Mona threatens her to join The "A-Team" or die at gunpoint from Mr. Hastings' stolen gun. Spencer gets Mona to reveal her motive. She is angry at the liars for stealing Hanna, the only friend she ever had. She claims to be over Alison and the way she had treated her. Spencer uses her phone to convey the message to the other liars, and Mona, without knowing it, is caught on video conversation for the other three liars to hear. Hanna is devastated when she learns that Mona is "A". Spencer lets the girls know where Mona is taking her by warning Mona that if she doesn't slow down, she won't make it to Look Out Point.

The girls move fast to go rescue their friend. Hanna catches up to the other two with her car and stops just short of hitting "A" with her car in anger. "A" runs towards Spencer and starts to fight her near the brink of a cliff. The other girls jet out of the car to help, and as a result, Mona falls several feet into a state of unconsciousness.

Later, the police declare "A" alive, and Dr. Sullivan returns to town to comfort the girls, revealing that "A" was threatening her son which forced her to flee. The police take her to a room with a one-way mirror. The girls look on with Dr. Sullivan who reveals that Mona has a personality disorder that causes her to be in a state of hyper-reality and mixed with her high intelligence level, it fueled her feelings of omnipresence and omniscience, while Mona has a monologue inside her head. She is unrepentant, cocky, and reveals that having the girls feeling safe and leaving their windows open and their doors unlocked is exactly what "we" wanted.

Later, Mona is sent to a mental institution. There, someone in a familiar red jacket comes to visit. Mona tells her: "I've done everything you asked me to," suggesting that "A," is in fact, working for someone else and Mona is perhaps part of a team of "As."

It Happened 'That Night'

"A" breaks into Spencer's car, and litters it with pictures of the girls in front of the open grave and burying the shovel. Then, "A" sends them all the text that says, "Mona played with dolls, I play with body parts. Game on, bitches. -A."

Blood Is The New Black

Emily finds a necklace inside her bag (presumably from "A") that looks like human teeth, spelling "dead girls can't smile." "A" was also seen watching Ella as she grades Emily's test paper. Aria finds another grave present in her locker; a single earring she put into Alison's casket to remember the times they spent together - the earrings represent the one time they trashed her dad's office pretending to be his college-age mistress. Aria then gets a text from "A", threatening to out her to the police if she doesn't tell her dad. At the end, "A" is seen buying various black sweaters and gloves while wearing a red hoodie. The cashier says, "You buying this for a team?" It might refer to the "A-Team."

Kingdom of the Blind

"A" (one that was wearing a black hoodie) is seen at the end of the episode around a table of teeth, beads, and string. "A" is also pouring a glass of vodka and then puts it into a large freezer with a bag presumably containing Alison's body.

Birds of a Feather

We see "A" sitting at the Montecito airport, hacking the computer system of the Radley Sanitarium allowing Mona visitors. The speaker says something about boarding for the flight to Philadelphia, and "A" pays and leaves.

That Girl is Poison

We see "A" after Garrett's mom went to hospital. "A" was watching from the other side of the street with a black hoodie. In the end of the episode we see "A" with Maya's purse, taking things out of it, including some pills that have Maya's name on the bottle.

The Remains of the "A"

Spencer gets a text from "A" after Garrett is released telling her Garrett didn't kill Ali and Maya . "A" is seen placing their ice-cream/sherbet cup on a table and picking up a newspaper with its story headline Garrett's innocence for Ali's murder. We the see "A" circling in red an ad on the Rosewood Observer, about a room for rent, and then taking her/his phone and typing in a number (possibly about the room).


"A" plants the Ouija board and planchette from the flashback on Hanna's kitchen counter. All the letters and numbers are scratched out except the letter 'A'. Underneath the planchette is a note which reads "See how easy it is for me to get your blood." Also "A" placed a voice recorder into the doll that Mona was brushing later in the end of the episode. "A" takes out the voice recorder hearing what Mona, Hanna and Aria said.

Stolen Kisses

After Spencer enlists Caleb's help to crack the password for Maya's site as he wants to help Hanna and crush the Mona Monster, "A" sends Spencer a text which reads: "Mona's almost gone, Hanna's next" This episode closes with "A" collecting a large sum of money from a bank and taking a mint from a bowl while the teller says: "Just looking at you in that hoodie makes me shiver, I guess summers really over."

The Kahn Game

We see "A" in a cat obsessed woman's office, who gives them a key to their new apartment- Unit A.

What Lies Beneath

Emily and Hanna find that Maya was living at the Kahn Cabin after she disappeared. They go to the cabin and find a secret room behind a bookshelf which inside contains a sleeping bag and a bag full of Maya's things such as a knife, clothes and a card Emily gave to Alison. However "A" locks them in this room so Emily begins breaking windows to get out and Hanna ends up getting a flesh wound. When they escape they go around the front of the cabin to see that "A" had spray painted the message "I'm saving you for later" on the walls. At the end of the episode, we see "A" watching the news, which mentions Garrett's trial that will be starting soon. A hangs a hoodie then changes the channel and begins to watch the Wheel of Fortune.

Single Fright Female

A black gloved figure is seen turning on the jukebox and grooving along to the music while handing a key to another black gloved figure suggesting that there are more than 2 members on the "A-Team."

The Lady Killer

Many of "A"'s actions in the episode show "A" setting up an attempt to frame Paige for Maya's murder, which ultimately fails because Nate kidnaps Paige on her way to the cemetery and ends up taking the blame for the murder.

While at the cabin with Nate, Emily is woken by a phone call on the cabin's land line, and a digitally-altered voice warns her, "You have one minute... Get out!" At the hospital later she receives another phone call, and the same voice says, "Emily, I owe you one." It is assumed this is an A-team member because the same voice is heard and associated with "A" in some future episodes.

At the end of the episode, Mona is seen wearing a nurse's uniform and going into Radley. The hooded "A-team" member she is talking to is revealed to be Toby Cavanaugh, and it's implied he has been on the team for a while.

This Is A Dark Ride

At the beginning of the episode, Mona is shown in Radley, painting a paper-mache mask and talking to a person in a black hoody whose face is not shown. Mona hands the person pills and bullets. Later, we see that the mask she was working on is tucked into her bed to look like she is sleeping, but she is not in the room.

An "A-team" member dressed as the Queen of Hearts puts unknown drugs in Aria's drink, in one swift motion. Aria writes her name in condensation on the train window to communicate it over loud noises, and after she is abducted by "A," the other letters are wiped away leaving only A behind. Spencer receives a text from "A" that says, "Guess who won't be making it to the end of the line? – A." Aria is locked in a crate with Garrett's corpse, and unknown "A-team" members attempt to push the crate off the moving train.

She's Better Now

Toby is seen driving a car and trying to hit Lucas, who is on a skateboard, but Lucas manages to avoid direct collision with the car.

Meredith is given a note, telling her to go into the shed..which later caught on fire. Byron accuses Aria of luring her into the shed, saying that Meredith thinks that Aria or one of her friends wrote the message.

Aria finds a baby basket of gifts "A" planted outside of Ezra's apartment, with a card reading, "Like babies, lies grow bigger. Then they start talking. When will YOU?" A balloon in the basket says, "It's A Boy."

A hooded figure is later seen tampering with a boy's bike, consequently in him to falling down.


Hanna, Spencer, and Emily go back to the basement to get Ali's diary only to find it swapped with a blank one with a note from "A". A hooded figure was also in the room but got away. The figure was later to be Lucas and he was the one who sit fire to the school shed. It is assumed that "A" tampered with Brad's bike so that Mona could join Academic Decathlon, a club which Spencer is in. They later would compete for the team captain spot, Mona would win as Spencer would become to cocky. Mona, as "A", was revealed to be outside of Byron's office and when he leaves she is talking to someone. Another "A" is shown covering the Caleb look a like mask and the Queen of Hearts mask under some leaves.

Misery Loves Company

Toby, in his "A" hoodie, talks to Mona, who is disabling an alarm system, about "tomorrow's" plans in the "A" lair. "A" set Hanna up for a fake interview in an empty, except for faceless white manikins, bouquet store. When she enters, "A" chases her until she falls down. "A" precedes to leave, with (maybe) unknowingly leaving behind the "A" key. Hanna picks up the key and heads to Spencer's, she also texts Emily to meet her there. Spencer ends up getting the key and later places it in her kitchen counter drawer, in front of Toby. "A" is seen breaking into the Hastings household and looking threw the drawer. "A" hears Spencer's voice and stands still, revealing their face. Toby. When he turns around, she throws the key down, and walks towards her. Toby says her name and she slaps him. He asked how long she knew and she showed him his Radley I.D. card, that was seen earlier in the episode. As Veronica enters the kitchen, Toby leaves. Spencer's goes to Toby's to get him to say it wasn't true, but ends up crying on his doorstep. A hooded figure is seen adjusting the blind's and sitting down at the table, Spencer set up. The hooded figure, Mona, is seen drinking wine, having a piece of lasagna in front of her, listening to music and in the end, seen smiling. It is assumed that Mona changed Toby's locks.

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno

"A" sets up Spencer by sending a text from Aria's phone, causing Spencer to confront Ezra in the park about breaking up with Aria, inadvertently informing Ezra that he has a son, and Aria knew about it.

The Liars realize that "A" was threatening Ali, too, when they find notes from "A" hidden amongst some of Ali's belongings.

Dead to Me

Spencer goes to the new "A" liar, only to find it empty - in pictures wise. Emily has a flashback revealing that she stood over the grave, while "A" was digging up Alison's body. When she wouldn't stop yelling at them to stop, "A" got out of the grave and covered her mouth to shut her up. Emily also sees a women in a red coat watching. "A" is seen buying Whiskey and showing the clerk, Kyle, his/her ID, but right as the ID is about to come out of A's wallet, the scene fades out.

What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted

"A" continues to torture Spencer about Toby and warns her not to tell anyone that Toby is part of the "A-team." It is revealed that "A" placed the whiskey on Jason's porch and was watching him and Emily. "A" tempered with the elevator which end in Jason getting hurt. "A" has four bottles of Whiskey with the girls faces on them. He/She places an empty one in the middle and gives it a spin. It originally lands on Aria, but another "A" turns it around to land on Spencer. The other "A" sets down two glasses and pours them a glass of Whiskey.

Hot Water

Spencer notices the Uber A spying on her, but disappears before Spencer can follow her. Later, one of the "minor A's" in a black hoodie is seen walking past Spencer's bathroom, while she is the shower. When Spencer tries to leave, she sees the message "A" left for her, and that "A" placed a plunger in between the handles of the shower, locking her in the steam room. Aria would found her just before Spencer can pass out and saves her.

At the end of the episode, "A" is turning on a record and cuts the stems from a handful of roses, which he/she place on a wreath. The words "Deepest Sympathy" are on it.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The episode begins with Spencer telling the Liars that Toby is part of the A-team. Spencer receives the wreath of flowers "A" was shown making in Hot Water, and she interprets coloration in the banner to mean that Emily is the next Liar "A" is targeting. Meanwhile, Emily has a difficult time accepting Spencer's story. After repeatedly attempting to contact Toby, she receives a text from him and goes to the address indicated. Emily sees Red Coat walk into a warehouse, and when she goes inside she sees Toby's co-worker, whom she spoke to earlier, and he tells her no girl walked in before her. When he uses Emily's name in conversation, she is taken aback. Emily returns to her car to find her driver's window smashed and a funeral program for Toby in the seat.

Hanna finds Wilden's cop car in her garage. Inside the car, the laptop plays Ashley and Wilden's confrontation on a loop.

After overhearing a phone call, Spencer follows Mona from the coffee shop into the woods, where she finds a corpse with a motorcycle helmet and Toby's tattoo. Before she can pull of the helmet, Mona says, "he's dead," from somewhere nearby, and Spencer begins chasing her through the woods, eventually losing track of her.

Will The Circle Be Unbroken?

Mona visits Spencer in Radley and offers her a second chance to join the "A-Team."

I'm Your Puppet

Aria arrives at karate to pick up Malcolm and finds he has been picked up already, apparently by her, and there is a flyer for a carnival in his cubby. Aria rushes to the carnival and sees a hooded figure with Malcolm, but when she reaches Malcolm, the figure is gone. Malcolm tells her that her friend Alison was the one who picked him up. It is revealed that Spencer accepted Mona's offer to join the "A-team" and was the one who took Malcolm to the carnival.

A DAngerous GAme

Mona tells Spencer in the Lair that they like her plan. Spencer spies on Jenna as "A." Spencer obtains Toby's contact info from the A-computer and secretly meets with TobAy at a diner, where it is revealed that Toby is "pretty-eyes" that the waitress has referred to in the past. Toby reveals that he does not know who the A-team leader is.

Spencer sets up a way for the Liars to figure out she is part of the A-team, and the Liars set up a way to confront her about it. They devise their own plan for the Thornhill Lodge party.

At Thornhill Lodge, Mona, in black A-attire, talks on the phone with someone, telling the person "it's safe to land" and "you're finally getting what you've always wanted." She starts to take Spencer outside to "take care of her," but Toby offers, and Mona accepts. Later the lodge is set on fire with Mona, Aria, Emily, and Hanna inside, and Mona reveals she does not know Red Coat's identity. Meanwhile, Spencer sees a blonde in a Red Coat get out of a plane and walk towards the Lodge. Later the Liars see Ali, who apparently pulled them from the fire.

The Liars plus Mona arrive in Rosewood after escaping the fire and find Wilden's police car, freshly pulled from the lake, parked in front of the church. The laptop inside plays on loop, showing the scene between Ashley and Wilden, then skipping to later that hour as Shana and Jenna arrive to help Wilden. The Liars open the trunk of the car and gasp.

CAll Security

"A" hides in the Halloween store after Shana closes up. "A" then admires a blonde wig that resembles Alison's hair and takes a police badge from a nearby display. "A" hides and gets out a knife when a security guard enters, but the guard's attention is averted by a text and he leaves just before reaching "A's" hiding spot. "A" checks all the videos on the computer that was put through the security camera's. "A" looks at the video of CeCe and Jason and pauses to stroke the image of CeCe on the computer. The next video is of Noel and Garrett talking. The hooded figure zooms in on the mystery woman emerging from the dressing room, and nods. The last video is of Lucas and the "baby face" talking. The figure rewinds and zooms in on an individual passing in the background, wearing a red hooded trenchcoat like Vivian Darkbloom's and black boots. "A" copies the videos on a hard drive and deletes the video's on the computer.

The "A" Train

"A" is seen looking over plans for the Halloween Train.

'A' is for A-l-i-v-e

It is revealed by Mona through a video that Melissa and Darren were the Queen of Hearts on the Halloween train. Darren's face is shown but just as Melissa's is about to be revealed, "A" begins deleting all of Mona's files.

It is also reveled that "A" gave five little girls dolls of the liars. The girls tell the liars that their friend Alison gave them the dolls.

"A" sends Toby a text to have him bring the lair in exchange for information about his mother.

At Darren's funeral, a woman dressed in black with a veil over her face is in attendance. She sits behind Jenna and Nigel during the service. Afterwards, she quickly gets into a limo and leaves.

She is later shown in a lair. She lifts the veil revealing an "Ali mask." When she turns to the side, the left side of the mask has burn marks.

big>Turn of the Shoe</big>

The Liars and Mona go to where they left the lair and find it missing. "A," wearing an Ali mask and black hoody, tries to strangle Mona when she gets back into her car. When Mona manages to get out of the car, "A" jumps in the driver's seat and tries to run over Mona, Emily, and Aria, and Emily injures her shoulder on a rock while diving out of the way.

Toby reveals to Spencer that he gave the lair to "A" in exchange for information about his mother's death. He shows Spencer the file "A" gave him, which includes notes from her last session with her psychiatrist at Radley, which occurred the same day as her supposed suicide.

Hanna adopts [[Tippi the bird from Jessica DiLaurentis and gives her to Spencer. Later, Spencer finds Tippi's cage empty and the window open, and they assume "A" broke in and freed Tippi. At the end of the episode, we see "A" in Mona's old lair, wearing the traditional black hoody and feeding caged Tippi a piece of meat.

big>Cat's Cradle</big>

Hanna worries that "A" is planning on making her mom look guilty for Wilden's murder. Later, Toby remarks to Spencer that "A" has always "felt like a 'she.'"

After Emily's mom and Emily make a scene in front of the school, Aria receives a text from "A" saying, "Cleaning up Rosewood, one mean mommy at a time. Dig we must. Kisses -A." Pam later tells Emily that someone called Family Services, and they suspected all of her recent problems with her shoulder, ulcer, and the police were caused by family problems. Emily immediately assumes "A" was the person who called Family Services. Towards the end of the episode, Emily gets a message from "A" of a picture of her mom, edited to make her look like she is behind prison bars.

At the end of the episode, "A" puts on a record of the song "Dry Bones" and looking at an X-ray of Emily's shoulder.

Face Time

Upon returning home after the conversation with Melissa on the pier, Spencer receives a text reading, "Melissa is guilty of plenty but she's not 'A' material. Kisses."

At the end of the episode, "A" is shown gluing together the broken pieces of Melissa's mask casting, having apparently fished them out of the lake.

Gamma Zeta Die!

Ella is attacked by bees "A" apparently trapped under the front hood of her car so they would fly in through the vents. Aria receives a text right after she sees the attack that says, "This is just the first taste of my venom. Kisses – A." Aria goes to her dad and brother in a desperate attempt to convince her mom to go to Austria, where she'll be safe, with her boyfriend.

After "A" apparently calls the cops on Hanna while she is at Cicero trying to bury the gun she found in Ashley's closet, Spencer receives a text that says, "Just a friendly tip. Maybe Hanna and her mom can share a lawyer. Kisses –A."

At the end of the episode, "A" is shown in Mona's old lair, dusting off a picture of Carla Grunwald, the former house mother of the sorority Emily and Spencer visited.

Under The Gun

Emily tells Hanna that maybe it's time to tell her mom and dad about "A," but Hanna receives a text from A with the warning, "You bark, I bite. Say my name, they BOTH get the blame. Kisses – A."

Mona exposes to the Liars that Toby gave the RV lair to "A," and Spencer already knew about it. Later Toby refuses to tell the Liars why he gave the lair away because he is afraid "A" won't give him any more information about his mom.

Emily attempts to anonymously turn in the hard drive from the laptop of Wilden's car, hoping the video of Jenna and Shana helping Wilden will lead the police to new suspects in Wilden's murder, even though Hanna is worried "A" will retaliate if they do. Emily leaves the drive on Lt. Tanner's desk with a note, but "A" apparently intercepts the disk and replaces it with a video of someone with black hair (or a wig) in a Red Trench Coat, holding a sign saying, "GUILTY." Emily tells Lt. Tanner that the video must be a prank. In the final scene, "A" breaks into and hot wires a car, and we see that "A" is wearing an Emily mask, a brown hoodie, and brown leather gloves.

Crash and Burn, Girl!

While digging around at Wilden's apartment, the Liars find an unopened package of (now) decaying steaks with a note that reads, "CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AT OUR LITTLE BARBECUE! Kisses, – A."

Emily receives a message on her computer from #4$%{!!*} telling her, "You crashed Wilden's. Now I'll make it all come crashing down. Kisses, – A."

A seemingly-driverless car crashes into Emily's living room, heading straight for where Pam is standing. Pam manages to get out of its way before it hits her, and Emily rushes in to guide her away from the wreckage. In a hardware store in the final scene, "A," wearing a black hoody and gloves, purchases a roll of duct tape, a copy of Home Repair for Morons, and a $50 gift card to the hardware store.

The Guilty Girl's Handbook

At the end of the episode, "A," wearing a black hoodie and gloves, lies in a crawl space and drills holes into the overlying hardwood floor.

Into the Deep

At Emily's surprise party, Jenna is found floating face-down in the lake after apparently suffering a head wound. She is comatose, but she survives the attack, which is assumed to be an attempt by "A" to murder Jenna.

After seeing Jessica is upstairs in her bedroom, Red Coat undrills an small door on the side of the DiLaurentis houseand goes into a crawl space.

"A," wearing a black hoodie and leather gloves, sets an overturned bottle of red wine beside a wine glass on a piano top, picks up crumpled sheet music titled "Any Time," briefly plays part of on the piano, then puts it in an envelope labeled "Toby Cavanaugh."

The Mirror Has Three Faces

Toby receives the envelope with sheet music seen at the end of Into the Deep, which includes a post-it that advises him, "Leave The Lamb alone and go for The Lion. Kisses, -A." Spencer immediately determines that "A" means for them to focus their investigation efforts on Dr. Palmer rather than Eddie Lamb.

An anonymous phone call is made to the police after Veronica visits Mona at Radley To avoid more harm for Ashley's case, Veronica resigns as her lawyer, which the Liars assume was "A's" intention.

[Bring Down the Hoe]]

"A" puts a CD of Marion singing and playing piano in Toby's car. Later "A" sends a message to Toby containing an address and an image of Dr. Palmer's car. Against Spencer's warning, Toby goes to the address to check it out, but it turns out to be a set up, with the police arriving just after he attempts to break into the car.

CeCe Drake is shown in a black hoodie (although her heels and black skinny jeans are not typical A attire), listening to Aria and Ezra talk from outside his apartment door, and it is assumed that CeCe Drake is on the A-Team.

"A" visits the ruins of Emily's living room and plants Ashley's muddy heels in the rubble.

[Now You See Me, Now You Don't]]

A package is delivered to Spencer's house whiles the Liars are hanging out there. Inside are Magic 8 balls for each of them, which spell out the phrase: “If she goes free, you’ll hear from me. Kisses —A” They worry that if the police drop the charges against Ashley, it'll unleash "World War A." The charges are dropped, and the girls receive another package. They open it and find a small white coffin, and inside is a doll that represents Mona. They receive yet another package, which appears to be an empty, black, wooden box. Spencer finds a trick door in the box, and written on a handsaw inside is, "Watch me make a girl disappear. Kisses, -A." The Liars believe they need to find Mona before "A" can get to her.

"A" (whether Red Coat or not) kidnaps Emily from the magic show in Ravenswood (location). The other Liars get a text from "A" that reads “Leger de main (transl. Sleight of hand). Kisses Bitches, -A.” They chaseRed Coat and find Emily in the sawmill, locked in a wooden box that is chained to a conveyor belt moving it toward the spinning saws. As the girls unsuccessfully try to open the box, Red Coat runs out and presses a button on the control panel that stops the belt motion and turns off the saws. A second Red Coat wearing an Ali mask runs is seen running upstairs, and Aria chases after. Aria fights Red Coat, kicking off her mask and revealing her as CeCe Drake. Aria is unable to save CeCe from falling over the ledge, and CeCe's body vanishes when the Liars look away for less than 4 seconds.

Spencer follows Red Coat who turned off the saws to an apartment nearby in Ravenswood. The apartment is assumed to be Uber A's lair, and we see Ezra storm in at the end of the episode (although later it is revealed Ezra's Lair is not connected to the A-team).

A is for Answers

It is revealed that Mona had helped Ali when she ran away from Carla Grunwald. Mona used her powers of persuasion and manipulation to convince Ali that she should dissapear. In the room next to where Mona is nursing Ali back to health we see Mona in A's lair humming and stroking a doll whilst saying 'pretty girl.'

Later on in present day 'A' is searching for the liars and Ali there are shots as 'A' tries to reach the girls with a gun. 'A' breaks a glass window with the gun and then whilst chasing the girls shoots a door open. Furthermore he chases the girls and fires some shots while leaning out of a window to the fire escape, however he/she misses. They then dissapear whilst the girls are running up the stairs, however they come back through a door on the roof just as Ezra also appears. Ezra attempts to tackle 'A' whilst the gun is being shot, the gun then falls from 'A's hands and Hanna is able to retrieve it. Hanna and Aria demand that 'A' takes off their mask however 'A' has other plans and jumps from the current building to another then looks back at the girls and leaves with his/her mask still intact. We find out that 'A' has shot Ezra when Ezra collapses with a gunshot wound.

At the end of the episode we see 'A' dragging a presumably dead Mrs. DiLaurentis to a grave and burying her.

EscApe From New York

A is revealed to be Shana by Ezra at the hospital when Aria awakens him. Shana is attempting to kill the Liars (excluding Aria) at the theatre when Aria makes it there. She picks up the prop shotgun that was previously examined by Hanna in the same episode. Shana shoots the gun into the air and Aria takes this opportunity to hit her with the shotgun which causes Shana to fall off of the stage and die.

Miss Me x 100

At the end of the episode, Uber A blows up Toby and Jenna's house and as one last reminder that she's back and here to stay she sends the Liars an all too familiar text. The scene then cuts to A in her lair with an open box of pizza next to her and a load of packed boxes everywhere seeing as she's moving into a new apartment. She adjusts a police radio and then moves to a box where she picks up a doll representing Alison and positions it against a dollhouse.

Welcome to the Dollhouse

A kidnaps the Liars on their way to prison and place in a dollhouse like prison where they find Mona is alive and A is a man named Charles. In the dollhouse, is a room where Charles has a video with Jessica DiLaurentis three other children; one of them believed to be Charles.

Game On, Charles

After the girls attempt to escape the dollhouse, Charles punishes them by leaving them outside the compound for days before letting them back in and separating them for three weeks

Just as Alison, herself, comes to the dollhouse, the girls fight back again. This time they force "Charles" to let them go by burning all of his treasures inside his vault. It is also revealed that he kept Sara Harvey in the dollhouse for four years.

Songs of Experience

Charles sends Emily a face-chat request. When she answers the call, Charles films Sara Harvey sleeping and holds a knife near her head. A threatening message appears on Emily's screen to leave Anne Sullivan's office or else someone will die. Later that episode, Charles is standing outside the DiLaurentis house while Kenneth DiLaurentis tells Alison and Jason that Charles is their brother.

Don't Look Now

Charles puts a note in a dark-room in Hollis where Aria goes. The note is attached to a hair-dye bottle and says "You're MY doll, bitch. -A". Aria remembers that Charles cut her hair and made her dye it in the dollhouse.


These are the people who have acted as "A" at one point, whether it was through blackmail, double agent, or being a true "A." These are people who have been confirmed as being "A" at a time.

"A's" Revealed

  • Mona Vanderwaal was the 1st "A" to be revealed (the Original A), and the only actual real "A" so far. Mona was revealed in 2x25 "UnmAsked".
  • Toby Cavanaugh was the 2nd "A" to be revealed. Toby was also the "betrAyer" and was revealed in 3x12 "The Lady Killer". He was later revealed to be a double agent to help the girls.
  • Spencer Hastings was the 3rd "A" to be revealed. Spencer was revealed in 3x23 "I'm Your Puppet". She only joined to see if Toby was alive and to find out who Red Coat is.
  • Lucas Gottesman was the 4th "A" to be revealed, Mona's helper by blackmail and revealed in 4x01 "A is for A-L-I-V-E". He gave Emily the massage in season two.
  • Melissa Hastings was the 5th "A" to be revealed. She was The Black Swan and the Queen of Hearts, under blackmailed orders. Also, it is implied in Season 5 that she is working for "A".
  • Darren Wilden was the 6th "A" to be revealed. He was the second Queen of Hearts on the Halloween train and was somehow helping Big A in Season 3 before his death.
  • Charles DiLaurentis is the 7th "A" to be revealed. He was revealed in 5x25 "Welcome to the Dollhouse". He is Alison's brother, she only found out about him after the girls told her about the name Charles. It is revealed that Charles is a transgender woman, Charlotte DiLaurentis, better known under the alter ego CeCe Drake.
  • Sara Harvey is the 8th "A" to be revealed. She is Red Coat and The Black Widow as a decoy for Charlotte. She is revealed in "Game Over, Charles".

Big A

Big A is the main "A" that stole the game from Mona. In "Game Over, Charles" Charles was revealed to be a transender woman, Charlotte DiLaurentis using the alter ego CeCe Drake. She attempted to kill Bethany Young however almost killed Alison DiLaurentis and more recently, set up Mona Vanderwaal's fake murder.

Psychiatric File (Mona Vanderwaal)

Physician: Dr. Rollins
Patient DOB: 10/8/1994

  • Overpowering feelings of revenge and anger management.
  • No desire to kill themself, only others.
[...] prone to sudden outbursts of anger and aggression. Client seems confused about the nature of [...]; assumes it is their job to "police" and monitor all activity in the neighborhood that [...] us." Often refers to unnamed adversaries as "nosey bitches."
[...] "impulse control" [...] Perhaps the driving force behind recent problems. May have [...] their own omnipotence. Client appears to demonstrate the ability to [...]
[...] demonstrates a total [...] Client becomes agitated [...]


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The Alternate endings for pAige and cAleb

  • In the episode "The Lady Killer", the betrAyer and 2nd member of the "A-Team" is revealed to be Toby. Multiple endings were shot to avoid the real one from being leaked. Alternate's for the betrAyer's role were Caleb and Paige. These alternate endings are on the Season 3 DVD.
  • The first appearances listed in the characters' info boxes are for their reveals. For A's appearances see A's biography. For the first appearances of the characters as individuals see their individual pages.
  • When Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily start therapy, Dr. Sullivan states that she cannot tell the police - or anyone else what is said in the therapy sessions unless she believes that they are a danger to themselves or to others. In the files that Dr. Sullivan is searching in "I Must Confess" it states that "A" is more than willing to hurt other people, has an obsession with revenge, and even refers to the liars as "nosey bitches."
  • Mona was clearly horseback riding with Hanna at the time "A" gave Emily a message in "Touched By an 'A'-ngel", indicating Mona had a helper (Mona reveals this to be Lucas in "'A' is for A-l-i-v-e").
  • In "This Is A Dark Ride", it was thought two members other than Mona and Toby were on the Halloween train. They were wearing the Queen of Hearts costume who sedated Aria, then trapped her in a wooden coffin with a dead Garrett Reynolds (who the fans suspect that Wilden killed). Also, when Aria was being pushed off a train, you could clearly hear a female voice (Melissa) encouraging a reluctant male voice (Wilden) to help push.
  • In "Dead to Me", Emily recalls remembering another event from That Night. She saw an "A-Team" member (Mona) trying to open Alison's coffin while the Big A watched and supervised (?).
  • A reasonable estimate is that there were at least 3-4 members on the A-Team, including the leader. Now, in Season 5, Big A is presumably working alone.
  • "A" carries around Vivian Darkbloom's driver license and uses it.
  • Shana Fring was revealed to be the New York "A" (as called by the Liars), however, it has yet to be established whether she was on The A-Team or not. Anyway, she has been officially cleared as Big A.
  • Throughout the series, it is suspected, then confirmed in Welcome to the Dollhouse, that A's favorite liar is Alison. This is shown when "A" gives Mona-as-Alison a gas mask with a note that reads: Because you're my favorite.
  • In Game Over, Charles it is revealed that Charlotte DiLaurentis (formerly Charles DiLaurentis; a.k.a. CeCe Drake) is A.


  • "A" is left-handed. This affirmation was for the Original A (Mona), it is unknown if Big A is left-handed too.
  • In an interview for ABC Family, Oliver Goldstick and Marlene King discuss "A," clearly referring to "A" as a she multiple times.
  • Mona as "A" often used Wizard of Oz references, custom designing a fortune cookie that reads "Lions and tigers and bitches, oh my!" (from "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my") and There's No Place Like Homecoming (Dorothy's words at the end of the film: "There's No Place Like Home"). In Can You Hear Me Now? "A" sends a flier towards the liars that reads, "Ding Dong, the Bitch is Dead," a reprisal of the film's song "Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead."
  • "A" is extremely talented at hacking into computers and databases.
    A symbol

    A's lipstick symbol

  • Money must not be a problem for "A" to come by, because "A" can afford extravagant pieces.
  • In "A is for Answers," Alison confessed to be the person that saved Spencer from Ian, although she didn't kill him.
  • Fans believe that it was Toby who gave Emily that call towards the end of "The Lady Killer." However, it's not confirmed.
  • In the same episode, Mona revealed that the "A-Team" was plotting to frame Paige prior to Nate/Lyndon disclosing murdering Maya.
  • Mona and Toby seem to be following the orders of another person, therefore neither is The Black Widow.
  • While "A" exists in both the books and TV series, in the books, the two "A's" are not affiliated with each other, whereas the "A's" in the TV series seem to all be connected.
  • In Seasons 1 and 2, multiple people have commented on A's pretty eyes.
  • Throughout 3A, there were more than one "A" doing the dirty deeds. This is known because the episode before CeCe Drake came to town, A rents an apartment. In addition, in "Single Fright Female" one A gives an apartment key to another A. In "Game Over, Charles" those two A's were revealed as Charlotte DiLaurentis (better known as CeCe Drake) and Sara Harvey.
  • "A" has used both the phrases "act normal bitch(es)!" and "dead girls can't smile" on more than one occasion.

A's Expenses

  1. A long-term rental room in a motel. (UnmAsked)
  2. A presumably designed "Black Swan" dress (UnmAsked)
  3. A large amount of money in an envelope for the doll maker. (If These Dolls Could Talk)
  4. Numerous cell phone's with a talk and text plan (Costing Approx. $2 per day of use, plus initial purchase fee) Specifics revealed in Let the Water Hold Me Down from the packaging.
  5. Four custom-made pull-string porcelain dolls that "A" can program to repeat specially designed voice messages as well as four gold nameplate necklaces for the dolls. Over My Dead Body (although, it is revealed in A Hot Piece of A that the dolls may have belonged to some Hastings ancestor, and may have been found in The Hastings' Cabin).
  6. Therapy sessions with Dr. Sullivan. (Touched by an 'A'-ngel)
  7. A $450 pair of designer Tory Burch boots (ordered online). (Never Letting Go)
  8. Melissa's diamond ring from the pawn broker (approx. $7000). (My Name Is Trouble)
  9. A complete set of dark room equipment (unless stolen). (Picture This)
  10. Multiple boxes of AlphaBits cereal. (Touched by an 'A'-ngel)
  11. A gift basket for Hanna and Emily delivered to Hanna's door (with stuff dolls and candy). (Surface Tension)
  12. A box of syringes and a bottle of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). (Surface Tension)
  13. A box of Danby paraphernalia (mug, sweatshirt) shipped to Emily's house. (Blind Dates)
  14. Two custom-designed beaded bracelets ('Alison' and 'Jenna', approx. $72). (To Kill a Mocking Girl)
  15. A fake marble trophy. (The Badass Seed)
  16. Sustaining three (previously four) pet rats. (The Badass Seed)
  17. "A" seemed to have rented a room in a motel for at least one night. (A Person of Interest)
  18. Owns high-tech equipment, including surveillance cameras, room bugs, and a projector. (Numerous occasions shown, however prominent in I Must Confess & The Devil You Know)
  19. Half a dozen custom-designed cupcakes (for Hanna). (Know Your Frenemies)
  20. A ticket to an art opening in Philadelphia (for Hanna). (If At First You Don't Succeed, Lie, Lie Again)
  21. Custom-designed fortune cookies (for the girls before homecoming). (There's No Place Like Homecoming)

  1. Leather gloves and multiple black hoodies. (Blood Is The New Black)
  2. A large deep freezer large enough to hold a body/corpse. (Kingdom of the Blind)
  3. A bottle of Vodka. (Kingdom of the Blind)
  4. Plane tickets to Montecito, CA and back to Philadelphia, PA.
  5. An apartment to rent. (The Remains of the "A")
  6. $50,000 in cash. (Stolen Kisses)
  7. Two Tickets for the Halloween Ghost Train Party. (The Lady Killer)
  8. Queen of Hearts costume ($179.99). (seen on This Is A Dark Ride, price shown in Hot Water)
  9. A gift basket with an "It's A Boy" balloon attached. (She's Better Now)
  10. About 100 bottles of Whiskey. (Dead to Me, What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted)
  11. Four bobble heads that resemble the Liars.
  12. An RV (rented).
  13. Possible pilot lessons and a plane or s plane ride. (A DAngerous GAme)
  14. A Funeral dress ('A' is for A-l-i-v-e)
  15. Construction manual and gift card. (Crash and Burn, Girl!)
  16. An apartment as her/him lair. (Miss Me x 100)
  17. A Mona doll. (Taking This One to the Grave)
  18. A storage locker (Over a Barrel)
  19. An underground dollhouse that includes a copy of each girl's room, prom room and more rooms to torture the PLLs. (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Game On, Charles)


Hanna: If Ian didn’t kill Ali, did "A"?

Aria: "A" knows everything.

Emily: If that bitch is "A", then this could be a trap.

Alison: You know, I really should do something about that "A". That bitch is genuinely getting on my nerves.

Mona (A) [to Spencer]: You're not the only genius in this car. You bitches underestimated me.

A: I'm still here bitches, and I know everything.

A: Mona played with dolls, I play with body parts. Game on, bitches.

A [after removing all messages from the girls' phones]: Let's all start with a clean slate.


A: You'll get your $$$ back if you do what I say. Sweet dreams.

Toby [about "A"]: It's always felt like a "she", hasn't it?

A: Be Careful, Hanna. I Heard Prison Food Makes You Fat.

A [in a note placed in Hanna's mouth so small it required a magnifying glass to read]: I told you, dead girls don't smile. Stop looking.


  • Alternate Ending "A's"
  • Team Members
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  • Original/First "A"
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  • The Black Widow
  • Charles Dilaurentis -- Big A
  • Big A/Charles & Spencer
  • Charles and Red Coat
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