No Idea how big his role his but as a Days Fan Growing up I watched Blake and Ashley on Days, so pretty excited to see them work together again.
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) August 14, 2015
With so many questions still out there, EW chatted with King post-finale to get the scoop on the big reveal, what’s coming this winter, and whether the Liars’ moms are okay (she assured us that while the DiLaurentis family might be fresh out of wine, the ladies are doing just fine).
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: There’s been some positive and negative response to the twist. How do you feel now after the big reveal?
MARLENE KING: I feel really good. I’m happy that the identity of “A” has been revealed — I don’t have to keep that secret anymore. Always when there’s a big cliffhanger like this, you have to expect that not everybody’s going to be happy. We had a similar revelation of Mona [Janel Parrish] being the original “A.” But as we continued the story, it became clear to our fans that she was absolutely supposed to be original “A.” I think as we move forward, it’ll become clear to fans that Charlotte was absolutely supposed to be the “A” who stole the game from Mona.
When was it decided that Charlotte would be “A”? How long did Vanessa Ray know she was “A”?
We’ve known as creators for three and a half years. But Vanessa only found out the week before we shot the episode, which we did with Janel Parrish. When we told her she was “A”, she was like, “I am?!” [Laughs].
What’s amazing is that she [Ray] just brought so many layers to it [the role]. She did all of her homework and really, really did an amazing job with this.
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TVLINE | First of all, I’m very concerned about the moms. How did they get out of the basement? Did they get out of the basement?
[Laughs] I think they got out of the basement after the end of last week’s episode; the police found out they were down there. That was really just about having a lack of time to follow up on that storyline. Someone let them out right away.
TVLINE | OK, good. I just wanted to make sure they weren’t still down there five years later.
Maybe they just found the wine locker down there and they’re really having fun.
TVLINE | Alison has a new name in the flashforward. Is she married, or did she just change her name for safety purposes?
She is married.
TVLINE | “Rollins” was, I believe, the last name of a doctor at Radley. Is that who she’s married to?
She’s married to a doctor, and that’s all I’ll say. [Laughs]
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Zap2it: What can you tease about the flash-forward — is Alison married? Who is out to get her?
Marlene King: Alison is definitely writing her name on that chalkboard, she is Mrs. Rollins. And I can’t tell you who’s out to get her, that’s part of our big mystery moving forward.
It looks like it brings the girls back to Rosewood at least initially, but does it keep them there? Are you always going to be set primarily in Rosewood?
Those are the struggles and the challenges that the characters are going to face in 6b. There is something that Ali needs, and it’s a reason they come back and then events unfold and they have to find a way to save her for a while and it’s very challenging because they all have jobs and are out in the real world now.
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