Mercifully ABC Family has already renewed Pretty Little Liars for another two seasons, so we know we’ll have plenty more from the glam girls of Rosewood in the future, but Shay Mitchell admits she doesn’t think the series has to end with the reveal of “A.”
“I think that A could be found and there could still be problems,” the actress told reporters at a Pretty Little Liars press junket last month. “I still think we could dive in deeper into what led this person to do what they did and torment the girls in this way. And I would want to know the planning of how they did everything, so when you hit Hanna with that car, who was driving? How did you set that up? I think we need a whole season afterwards to explain how this was able to happen.”
This season Shay’s character Emily has problems that aren’t necessarily A-centric—like how she’s going to cope with the fact that her girlfriend and returned-from-the-non-dead bestie don’t get along.
“I just think that now that Allison’s back she might not realize how much the girls have changed,” says Shay. “They were all little followers of her before and now they’re very strong and independent in their own right. Having the Queen Bee come back—you might not be the Queen Bee anymore. I think for each of the girls they have their own problems that they’re going through now that Allison’s back. They thought it was going to be a piece of cake and what they all wanted and they’re realizing it’s not going to be as easy as they thought. I think for Emily it has a lot to do with her relationship with Page. It’s trying to figure out where her and Allison stand. Is it still that love that she had for her before on a romantic level or is it just friends?”
But, of course, the main question on Shay’s mind is still the same as everyone else’s—who the hell is A?
“Like everyone else, I want to know who this person is and I want to know how they’re doing it and I want to know when the girls will be able to just throw their cell phones away and move to a remote island because that’s what I would be doing a long time ago,” she laughs. “Goodbye, school, I’m just going. Pack your bags. But then we wouldn’t have a show and I wouldn’t have a job.”
Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC Family.
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