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This article centers around Lucas Gottesman, a TV show character. For another version check out Lucas Beattie (Book Character).


Icebergs turn over. Did you know that? They just roll over and bring up all of that buried junk. You don't want to get too close when that happens.
Lucas to Caleb
Lucas Gottesman
Lucas--
General Information

Gender:

Male

Age:

18

Hair Color:

Black

Eye Color:

Brown

Marital Status:

Single

Occupation(s):

Student
Photographer's Assistant (previously)

Nickname:

Hermy the Hermaphrodite (by Alison and Mona)
Shim (by Mona)
Relationships

Romances:

Hanna Marin (former crush, possibly)
Danielle (girlfriend, possibly)

Friends:

Hanna Marin
Caleb Rivers (bromance)
Jenna Marshall
Shana (acquaintance, deceased)
Melissa Hastings
Mona Vanderwaal

Employer:

Mona Vanderwaal (formerly)
Laurel Tuchman (previously)

Rivals:

Sean Ackard (formerly)

Enemies:

Alison DiLaurentis (possibly, as it's revealed he feels remorse for her)
A (possibly)
Series Information

Education:

Homeschooled
Rosewood High School

Talent:

Computer Skills
Photography
Series Information

Secret(s):

-A's helper (exposed)
-Crush on Hanna (exposed)
-Trashed Ali's memorial (exposed to The Liars)
-Lost Caleb's money in a gamble (exposed)
-Was walking alone in the middle of the night around the time "A" made Emily dig up Alison's grave
-Burned up a note to his parents
-Visiting Mona at Radley Sanitarium
-Being blackmailed into working for Mona (exposed)
-Set fire to the school's shed (exposed to Hanna)
-Gave Emily a massage (exposed)
-Went to Noel's Halloween party in disguise

Status:

Alive

First appearance:

Pilot
The First Secret (chronologically)

Last appearance:

Taking This One to the Grave

Portrayed By:

Brendan Robinson

Lucas Gottesman was often taunted and bullied at school. He found friends in Hanna Marin and Caleb Rivers, which made him a target of A. He had a crush on Hanna but she was oblivious to the fact. He was blackmailed into helping The A-Team, by Mona, and he helped them between Season 2 and Season 3. He was homeschooled, because he didn't feel safe at Rosewood High, when Mona returned. However, he has since returned to Rosewood High School as revealed in "Thrown From The Ride." Lucas is portrayed by Brendan Robinson.

Series

Lucas has had a crush on Hanna since the beginning of junior year even though she was dating Sean Ackard then. Hanna befriends Lucas after a 'Real Love Waits' meeting. He also came to the Homecoming dance to vote for her and take pictures of her as the Homecoming Queen. Lucas later makes his affection's known to Hanna when she is in hospital after the car accident, when he sneaks into her room at night and plants a kiss on her forehead thinking she is asleep. When Hanna confronts Lucas about this he says that she deserves a better boyfriend than Sean. Lucas is still mad at Hanna for rejecting him and treats her badly when she returns from the hospital and also confesses that he trashed Ali's memorial. He also tells Hanna that she is just as mean as Alison was.

Careful What U Wish 4

Hanna is forced by A to dance with Lucas at the danceathon and lead him on. This also causes Sean to break up with Hanna.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Lucas is still mad at Hanna. He later discovers that Mona never gave Hanna the letter that Caleb left for her. Mona tempts Lucas with an offer of transforming him from 'Hermie' to 'Hanna's man' if he keeps the letter a secret from Hanna but Lucas tells Mona that Hanna will never think of him as more than a friend. He seems to have accepted the fact that Hanna is in love with Caleb and drives Caleb back to Rosewood for Hanna's happiness. 

It's Alive

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Lucas warns Caleb not to hurt Hanna again.

When Lucas and Caleb dramatically arrive in Rosewood, Lucas protectively warns Caleb not to hurt Hanna again.

Lucas and his family have Caleb stay in Lucas' bedroom for the time being.

Blind Dates

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Lucas with Danielle at Hanna's place

When Hanna is no longer allowed to see her friends, she decides to help Lucas with the yearbook. At first, Lucas wonders why Hanna is being so nice to him, worried that she has ulterior motives—but Hanna insists that people can change. She even gets a pretty girl named Danielle that Lucas is so obviously crushing on to agree to a date with Lucas. Lucas worries about his upcoming date with Danielle, so he asks Hanna to double with him and tells her to bring Caleb. Unfortunately it backfires. Danielle thinks that Hanna is interested in Lucas! To convince Danielle that there is no longer anything between her and Lucas, Hanna and Caleb pretend to be on a real date. It works, and Danielle reaches for Lucas' hand. Lucas thanks Hanna later for helping him with Danielle and acting so un-Alison like.

I Must Confess

Lucas makes a small appearance while Dr. Sullivan is giving her lecture about cyber-bullying.

The First Secret

In the prequel episode, Mona is insulted by Alison after trying unsuccessfully to sit with her and the other Pretty Little Liars in the school cafeteria. Rebuffed, Mona goes next to Lucas' table.

Later in the school hallways, Lucas bumps into Alison, accidentally dumping his drink on her. Angry, Alison rejects Lucas' apologies, mercilessly calling him "Hermie" and publicly suggesting that he's really a hermaphrodite. When Alison walks away, Lucas growls that she will get what's coming to her, and Mona nods uncomfortably in silent agreement.

At Noel's Halloween bash, after Alison learns that Noel had not been the one who attacked her in The Haunted House, a guy in an identical costume as the one who had been rough with her brushes past her and mutters "bitch." Alison looks offended, and the guy takes off his mask as he walks away, revealing that he is Lucas.

Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares

Lucas helps Hanna by taking down the pictures of her doing community service from the internet. He acts very on-edge, and very suspicious when questioned by either Hanna or Caleb.

A Hot Piece of A

Lucas acts even stranger around Hanna. When Emily and Spencer are doing community service working phones at the crisis hotline, a caller comes in. The woman taking the call tells them to listen in, as it was the same person who called the night "A's" helper dropped their phone. Both Emily and Spencer recognize it to be Lucas' voice. The night of Caleb's surprise party, Emily gets a call on the crisis hotline from Lucas, who still believes he is speaking to the woman he spoke to the last few times.

At the party, when Emily tells him not to do anything he would later regret, Lucas realizes he was speaking to Emily. Lucas then takes the rowboat and goes with Hanna to the pier under the guise of them having to set up the fireworks. Lucas then stops rowing abruptly. Hanna realizes something is wrong, and becomes scared. As Lucas gets up to throw the fireworks overboard, Hanna throws Lucas overboard using one of the oars. Hanna swims back to shore, but Lucas is still nowhere to be found. "A" is seen fishing Lucas' shoe out of the water.

Let the Water Hold Me Down

Lucas as A

As A?

Later, it's revealed that he is alive and well. He has just been laying low outside of Rosewood. He goes to Hanna's house and tells her why he has been acting strange: He gambled away his and Caleb's money and was scared that Hanna and Caleb would never forgive him. Caleb says that they'll find a way to work it out, but Hanna feels betrayed.

UnmAsked

Lucas is seen in at the Costume Masquerade speaking with Jenna and the Black Swan.

It Happened 'That Night'

The girls, on the way back to Spencer's house from Alison's grave, see Lucas drive off somewhere in the middle of the night. Then during senior registration, Aria, Spencer and Hanna notice Lucas talking to a skinny brunette who resembles the Black Swan.

Kingdom of the Blind

Hanna spots Lucas walking into the Mona's room for a visit. Lucas tells Hanna he was visiting Mona to see if she is really "mental" or not. He then suggests to Hanna that Mona might be faking being mentally ill, because being in a mental hospital is better than being in jail.

That Girl is Poison

Aria gets in the car and sees Lucas banging on a storefront. He starts screaming, "Please! Just give me back my stuff!" The next day, Aria finds Lucas' equipment inside the studio she was working to. She pulls out some film and leaves. Outside she runs into Lucas who says "I need to get inside." He initially won't let her pass, but Ezra pulls up and Lucas sprints off. Aria also finds three of the pills in Lucas' camera bag.

This Is A Dark Ride

When Hanna walks in the Brew for the Halloween Train, Lucas takes a picture of her and tells her "She's beautiful". he is later seen talking to Jason DiLaurentis before entering the train. While Spencer and Jason are talking, Jason excuses himself and follows Lucas, and Lucas is seen taking a picture of Alison remains.

She's Better Now

Lucas, in black hoodie, was skateboarding through the quiet and dark streets of Rosewood when a SUV tried to hit him. Toby as "A" was revealed as the driver. Lucas got a his ankle hurt while jumping off the skateboard and onto the sidewalk. He then tells Hanna that Mona has been sneaking out of Radley.

Mona-Mania

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Hanna confronts Lucas.

A hooded figure is seen hiding in Harold Crane's office, but quickly gets away.  Hanna notices his shoes then realizes it was Lucas and confronts him about being there. Lucas says he getting Ali's diary. Later, Lucas says Mona has been blackmailing him since the masquerade ball for selling the answers to all the tests at school. When he told her he was done doing things for her, someone tried to run him over in an SUV. He believes it was Mona, but it was really Toby. Lucas states that he is leaving Rosewood High and is going to be homeschooled.

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

Although Lucas does not appear in the episode, Mona reveals that Lucas was the one who gave Emily the massage in "Touched by an 'A'-ngel." She notes he said Emily was tense. We don't know if Lucas was blackmailed into doing this or if he did it freely as a possible A-Team member.

EscApe From New York

Lucas looking suspicious
Lucas returns for the first time since season three in EscApe From New York; and is seen at the Brew with Mona. Lucas is looking out of a window which has been covered up with newspaper, when Mona tells him The Liars are not in Philadelphia, they're in New York. Lucas turns to face her, and replies "you said there would be more people here". Mona has congregated an army to fight against Alison, and Lucas is one of the members.

Thrown From The Ride

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Lucas is having second thoughts about his and Mona’s fight against Alison’s return, “she was held in a basement, okay. Alison was kidnapped and blindfolded, and I don’t even want to think about what else”. Mona tells him what they’re doing isn’t punishment, it’s a preventative measure. Lucas tells her its semantics, and that he actually feels bad for Alison, “it’s hard to still see Ali as the devil when she’s just escaped from hell”. To get Lucas back on side, Mona tells him that Alison’s story is just that, a story, and she can prove it.

In the Brew, Lucas walks up to Hanna who is sitting alone. Hanna asks if he’s back at school, and Lucas tells her home schooling wasn’t for him, “it’s kind of a game changer when your mom can ground you and flunk you”. Lucas tells Hanna he’s heard about Alison, and Hanna asks him what he’s heard. With a shrug, Lucas tells her that he knows she escaped and is back in Rosewood. He asks her if Alison’s coming back to school, Hanna doesn’t know and their conversation is cut short when Alison rings and Hanna goes off to answer.

Miss Me x 100

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As Alison walks into school, Lucas stands at the top of the school entrance stairs with Mona, watching on.

Hanna and Lucas walking around the courtyard when Lucas suggests they do something no one else is doing, “let’s talk about somebody other than Alison”. Smiling, Hanna tells him gladly and it’s here that Lucas tells her that his girlfriend is coming to town and he’s throwing a party so she can meet all of his friends. Hanna asks if she can bring Travis, and after Lucas agrees, before Hanna walks off. Watching as Hanna walks away, Lucas grabs his phone and starts to call someone as he too walks away.

At his party, Lucas picks up Hanna’s phone after she drops it. Hanna tells Lucas that the punch is so tasty, so he refills her cup with some of his. When Hanna asks Lucas where his girlfriend is, Lucas says he can’t see her right now. Hanna then asks if he’s sure she’s real, and Lucas tells her, “oh she’s real all right”, and Hanna realises that Lucas is sleeping with her.

When Alison and the other Liars walk into the cafeteria at Rosewood High, Lucas stands up and tells Alison that some people “really did hope that you had changed”, before Mona shows the Liars the video she took of Alison slapping her.

Appearances (26/120)

Season 1 (8/22)

Season 2 (9/25)

Season 3 (6/24)

Season 5 (5/25)

Pretty Dirty Secrets

In the webisode "TrAde Off", Lucas sees Shana Fring reading a comic book that he likes. They talk about it and comic con. While Lucas is on the phone, someone in a zombie costume from The First Secret, snuck up behind him and whispered something. They then go into the dressing room and the zombie gives Lucas a piece of paper, and Lucas gives the zombie something in an envelope.

Trivia

  • In the last episode of Season 2, he was seen at the dance talking to Jenna and the Black Swan, by Aria, Hanna, and Emily. Later in Season 3, the black swan was discovered to be Melissa Hastings who was supposedly distracting Jenna due to blackmail from A. What Lucas was discussing with Jenna is currently unknown.
  • After "UnmAsked" Lucas gets blackmailed by Mona and is forced to work for her. He claimed that his main job was delivering messages between Mona and Jason. If he didn't do what he was told, Mona threatened to expose him for selling test answers to other students.
  • In Season 3, Lucas turned "dark", seemingly due to the fact that he was blackmailed into helping Mona.
  • Lucas was the one that gave Emily the massage in "Touched by an 'A'-ngel" as revealed by Mona.
  • Lucas was only blackmailed to do Mona's bidding--he was not an official member of the A-Team.
  • He seems to have a crush on Hanna in the first three seasons.
  • It was suspected that Lucas was the primary A in 3A due to a large number of evidence.
  • He is currently being home schooled.
  • It has been confirmed that he will return for Season 5. Source (the code is, marlenetellsall)
  • He will return in the season 5 premiere EscApe From New York. His first appearance since season 3 episode Mona-Mania

Books - TV Series Comparison

  • In the books, his name is Lucas Beattie.
  • His character is also quite different; in the books, he was popular in the seventh grade until a (true) rumor spread that he had a crush on a then chubby Hanna, and a jealous Alison spread the second rumor that he is a hermaphrodite. After this, he became unpopular. In the TV series, while Lucas had a crush on Hanna, he was never popular.
  • In the books, Hanna and Lucas both like each other. But because of Hanna's obsession with popularity, their relationship doesn't work out. It is suspected in the television series that Hanna has some minor romantic feelings for Lucas.
  • In the books, he has dirty blonde hair and light blue eyes, while in the TV series he has black hair and brown eyes.

Quotes

Lucas [telling Hanna she looks pretty in unflattering photos]: You do, sort of, in a post-apocalyptic, ragtag-band-of-survivors kind of way.

Lucas: Icebergs turn over. They just roll over and turn up all that buried junk. You don't want to get too close when that happens.

Lucas: It's better for a lot of people if Mona stays crazy, right?

Caleb: Dude, You tried to set fire to my girlfriend!
Lucas: Yeah sorry about that, I was being ground down by trivial bureaucracy.

Lucas [about Carl, the janitor]: He’s out of it. Thirty years of breathing floor wax does wicked things to your brain. And there’s the vodka.
Hanna: Ugh, I got three hours of sleep last night. I look like something Carl coughed up.

Lucas [to Hanna]: This is not about the stupid fireworks Hanna

Lucas [about Sean]: I mean who does not want a big slobbering beast who can catch a ball in the end zone

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