The end is near: On October 26, Pretty Little Liars officially wrapped production, meaning that our days of casually Instagram-stalking the picture-perfect cast on set are over. While the series doesn't begin airing its final episodes on Freeform until April 2017 (thank goodness!), our emotions just weren't prepared for show creator I. Marlene King's goodbye letter to the PLL cast and crew.
King took to Cosmopolitan's Instagram account to post the message, calling the show "my home away from home for the last seven seasons." She promised that all five PLL ladies will be featured in the show's last shot and that "friendships have been made and sealed over the love our passionate fans have for PLL."
@imarleneking opens up about the end of #prettylittleliars (grab a tissue, PLL fans): "Today marks the series wrap on 'Pretty Little Liars,' my home away from home for the last seven seasons. When I call 'cut' on the very last scene, all five PLLs will be in the shot. Tears will be spilled, gifts will be exchanged, and final memories will be made. The most meaningful gift, however, is that we call ourselves 'PLL Family' because that is how much we mean to each other. We have created a worldwide family of fans who have come together to watch and celebrate the show. Friendships have been made and sealed over the love our passionate fans have for 'PLL.' In an age where technology often separates people, we used social media to bring them together. In season six, Spencer quoted A. A. Milne, author of 'Winnie the Pooh': 'How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good-bye so hard.' And those words have never spoken to me so loudly. Thank you to the cast, the crew, and all the fans who have kept Rosewood alive; we would be nowhere without you. And as this chapter ends, to my 'PLL' family all over the world, I won’t say good-bye, I’ll say, 'See you soon, bitches.'"– I. Marlene King, #cosmoinstagramcolumnist #pll
We don't know which part of this letter made us cry more—was it the throwback to Spencer quoting Winnie the Pooh or King's perfect last line? An extra tear or two may have been shed after reading it because of the group shot King posted when Keegan Allen finished his work on the series. While it's great to know that we still have a little more PLL to look forward to, we can't help but feel nostalgic and weepy about seeing messages like this. Congrats on an amazing run, PLL!