WARNING: We're about to discuss all of the biggest spoilers from Pretty Little Liars' season 5 premiere. If you do not wish to know the secrets, leave now. For everyone else, brace yourselves, because we've got a whole lot of crazy coming your way!
TV's most adrenaline-pumping series is officially back!
Pretty Little Liars returned tonight with an action-packed episode that left us completely dizzy from all of the twists, turns, and blindsided attacks. And of course, in true PLL fashion, for every answer we received, we also added at least three more questions to the ever-growing list.
Let's quickly run through all of the night's biggest jaw-droppers…
A Shocking Reveal: Ezra was able to pull through his surgery, and, with Aria at his bedside, he leaned in to tell her the identity of A. And the answer was… Shana?!
By the end of the episode, Shana tracked the liars to the Fitzgerald Theater and, with a gun in hand, revealed herself to be A. She was hell-bent on killing Alison and admitted that she once got close before. It turns out, Shana was the one who had locked the liars together at the lodge—aka the night of the fire.
When Hanna told Shana that she was sick, like Mona, and needed help, everything escalated. "I'm not Mona, this isn't a game!" Shana snarled before revealing that she was getting "justice" for her lady love Jenna. However, don't assume that Jenna was the mastermind behind all of this—apparently, Jenna doesn't even know what Shana has been up to.
Just as it look like Shana was about to fire, Aria snuck up behind and knocked her off balance with a theater prop—which also just to happened to be a gun. Shana fell off the stage, hit her head on a metal music stand, and died right then and there.
Lady in Red: Cece was never redcoat—Ezra had been paying her to gather information for his tell-all book, that's why she was in Ravenswood. A was actually the one who locked Emily in the box, not Cece. Ali had asked Cece to wear the coat as a favor to distract A while Ali stopped the machine and save Emily life. Cece was last seen boarding a plane disguised as Vivian Darkbloom.
A New A Army: Mona decided to start recruiting members to join her We Hate Alison DiLaurentis Club. "I want us to stick together," Mona commanded to the group. "There's strength in numbers, the bigger we are, the harder she falls." So far the majority of her gang include a group of nerds who were once tormented by Alison, Lucas, potentially Paige, and (dun dun duuuun!) Melissa Hastings.
Sister With a Secret: Melissa has a deep dark secret that she claims would "give Spencer a reason to come home." However, after multiple attempts of trying to tell Mrs. Hastings and Detective Holbrook the truth, Melissa's dad made it clear that she is never to tell anyone her secret—ever. We think it most definitely has something to do with the girl who is buried in Ali's grave.
Alright, PLL fans—Now we want to know what you think! Do you think that Shana was really A? What secret is Melissa hiding? Is Mona starting an entirely new group of A's to torment the girls? Sound off in the comments below and tell us your amAzing theories!