The surprises involve multiples of five. Season 5, Episode 25 of Pretty Little Liars, titled “Welcome to the Dollhouse,” shocks viewers with a few twists and turns guaranteed to shed some light (and provide more mystery) on a few story arcs.
Spoilers up ahead, so proceed with caution.
The Liars are seen taken while on their way to the prison. They soon wake up in the dollhouse. A’s dollhouse, which is basically the product of a deranged person’s imagination.
It is revealed that Mona (Janel Parrish) is alive, and she has been “playing” inside A’s dollhouse for a few months now. While inside, the girls are forced to play a twisted game involving winning a prom date, in exchange for the lives of Ezra, Toby and Caleb.
Spencer, played by Troian Bellisario, finds a seemingly random stack of blocks, which he then rearranges to discover it was indeed a mixed-up anagram of A’s real name: Charles.
“…we think it’s safe to say that ‘A’s full name is Charles DiLaurentis,” Leanne Aguilera from ET Online said.
The most shocking twist of the episode, however, happens when Spencer stumbles upon a tape showing Mrs. DiLaurentis and two boys who appear to be twins. Ali is seen on the videotape, which brings the possibility that A, who is now known as Charles, is the brother of Jason and Ali.
The episode comes after Sara Shepard, the author of “Pretty Little Liars” books, teased about the shocking finale.
When asked by ET Online about the success of the show, Shepard had this to say: “I think they’re all thrillers, they’re all edge of your seat stories and I think the characters are all really relateable. I just try to make everything really real and funny and soapy and scary — that sort of seems to be my thing.”