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On June 8, 2010, something amazing happened. Five girls stepped into the lives of millions of people and changed television. On June 27, 2017, seven seasons of mysteries, romances and weird texts came to an end…but have they? It seems like another show could end up happening, this time with Addison going missing from the barn house instead of Alison. While it’s unclear whether a spinoff will actually be happening, here are some reasons I think we should just bury PLLin the ground and throw away the shovel.
We don’t need another A.
At some point during the past seven years, literally everyone has been suspected of being A or part of the A team. That’s why everyone was taken by surprise when CeCe Drake was revealed to be A, because we had suspected her but also discredited her multiple times. But at least Charles was character we actually knew, unlike the A.D. reveal that introduced an entirely new person into the mix (anyone else furious about this?).
The point is, there’s no one left in Rosewood to make a bad guy out of, and we certainly don’t need another A reveal that ends up being more frustrating than satisfying.
The games have become tiring.
We’ve definitely seen enough of the Liars living with a psychopathic murderer on their tails. After so many repeated habits like Mona going evil, Jenna helping A and someone getting kidnapped, I think the writers have created every possible dramatic situation––twice. Plus now that we know basically everyone in Rosewood is either a twin or a child of Peter Hastings (lol), we doubt that Marlene King could bring a new mystery to the table and not have us solve it.
Times have changed.
Seven years ago, cyberbullying was not something that people talked about. It was swept under the rug or not even seen as harassment. Now, with the help of the show, many people have grown uncomfortably aware of what cyberbullying is and what it can cause. Seven years ago as a teenager, I don’t think anyone would have ran to their parents or the police about creepy texts from an unknown number threatening to spill some secrets. Now, if I got a text from an unknown, strange person, I would immediately block the number and tell someone.
All good things come to an end.
It has been a long time of questions, mysteries and tears. As an audience, we grew up with the characters, and they helped shape so many lives without even realizing it. Pretty Little Liars made endings seem less horrible and new beginnings feel less scary. It has inspired many, and proved that through thick and thin, friendship can survive all odds. But good things must come to an end. The series has dragged out as far as it can go, and we should let the Liars be free. After seven years of A, they deserve to move on.
So, with that last episode, Pretty Little Liars is over. Cheers to final endings and new beginnings!