August 27, 2013 7:51pm PT by Stephanie Chan
'Pretty Little Liars' Summer Finale: 'A' Revealed in Ravenswood
What were the biggest reveals from Pretty Little Liars?
[Warning: Spoilers ahead from Tuesday's summer finale.]
Not only has Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) been revealed as being alive, but Ezra (Ian Harding) is "A."
When Hanna (Ashley Benson), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Aria (Lucy Hale) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) take a trip to Ravenswood for a magic show, they learn from Mrs. Grunwald (Meg Foster) that Alison is still alive and discover at least one person behind Red Coat.
THR rounds up the major developments during Tuesday's episode:
Freed Woman, New Suspect: Hanna's mom, Ashley (Laura Leighton), is no longer under suspicion for the murder of Detective Wilden. Instead, a new suspect has been found: Cece Drake (Vanessa Ray).
Magic Trick: When the girls receive a package -- a saw in a coffin with the words, "Watch me make a girl disappear. Kisses, A" -- they figure out "A's" message involves magic. Once they discover there's a magic show, The Great Charlemagne, in Ravenswood, the Liars make their way over to the nearby town. During the show, Aria gets chosen by a clown-like mime to be part of his magic trick, in which he makes her disappear in a box.
Kidnapped Emily: While Spencer and Hanna watch Aria disappear during the magic show, Emily goes missing. It's not until "A" sends the text, "Leger de main" (which means sleight of hand), that the girls realize Emily has been kidnapped. The girls receive a call from a panicking Emily and end up finding her locked up in a wooden coffin where she is nearly sliced by a sawing machine. Luckily, the girls rescue her in time. As the Liars save Emily, they spot two Red Coats.
Red Coat Revealed: Aria chases after one Red Coat, tackling her to the ground. The moment Aria knocks the mask off, Cece is revealed as the girl behind Red Coat. Cece tries to escape Aria by climbing up a rope, but it snaps, and she tries to grab onto Aria's arm. However, Aria loses her grip and Cece falls flat on the ground.
"A's" New Lair Discovered: Meanwhile, as Spencer chases after another person in a red coat, she uncovers "A's" new room filled with photos and documents about Alison and the girls. When she brings the rest of the girls in on her discovery, they realize "A" is actually a man. The big clues? Bank statements tell the Liars that this "A" guy was paying Cece, and there are men's blazers hung in the closest.
Alison Is Alive: As the girls leave "A's" lair, they run into Mrs. Grunwald, who hints that Alison might still be alive. She tells them that she has the "gift of insight," which led her to help Alison on that fateful night. She reflects back to the evening when Alison was said to be "killed." With her gut feeling, Mrs. Grunwald drove to Rosewood and pulled Alison from the grave. During the time in which Mrs. Grunwald tries to take Alison to the hospital, she loses her and hasn't seen her since.
Ezra Is "A": Just as the finale ends, a figure dressed in all black walks into "A's" lair. It's then that "A" is revealed: Ezra.