How Did The PLL Moms Get Out of The Basement?

The one PLL mystery that remains unsolved.


The Pretty Little Liars series finale answered all of our questions, except one.

We still don't know how the PLL moms got out of the basement! They teased us with it but right at the moment we thought we would finally find out, Veronica simply said, "Forget I brought it up." Let's revisit that fateful night, and the wine moms' reunion in the final episode, to see if we can figure out how they might have done it. Then vote on how you think they escaped.

The event took place on the night of the Liars' prom in S6E9.

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Rosewood High stopped the Liars from going to the school prom because they were worried they would endanger the other students. So the moms decided to throw them their own prom in the Hastings' barn where they could be close by.

Then things started to get a bit boozy.

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As they bonded over the cabernet, they started to share their secrets -- including Jason being Peter's son.

And they decided to turn detective.

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After discussing Pam's theory that Kenneth DiLaurentis killed Jessica, Veronica decided they should just ask him, and they all headed to the DiLaurentis house -- but without their phones.

But when they arrived they found an empty house.

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By this point Kenneth had already been kidnapped by Charlotte and taken to Radley.

Then they were surprised by the arrival of Rhys from the Carissimi Group.

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He was looking for Mr. D, but after a tense conversation with the moms, he left saying he would come back at another time. After he had gone, the moms decided he must be Charles, however, we later found out that Rhys was completely innocent and was hired by Charlotte as a decoy.

While searching the house for clues about Charles, they heard a noise coming from the basement and went to investigate.

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Veronica assumed that was where Mr. D was, but once they were downstairs the door was locked behind them.

They desperately began to search for a way out.

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Ella tried another door in the basement but it was locked. Ashley tried to fit up the garbage chute but there wasn't enough room. And the cops who were outside guarding the house couldn't hear them. It was looking bleak for the moms, but we know they did eventually get out. However, we never found out how.

In the season 7B finale, the PLL moms reunited over wine.

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We thought the answer to their escape was finally going to be revealed.

We got really excited when Veronica said these words:

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Ashley also mentioned how Pam didn't drink for a year after it. Why? Was their escape that dramatic or did she just feel guilty about drinking while they were meant to be keeping watch over the girls in the barn?

But then our hopes were quickly dashed when she said this:

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NO! Why would she do that to us? Will we ever know what happened? They were still quite drunk while they were trapped. Maybe they did something so embarrassing that they vowed never to talk about it again?

Based on all of the above, we've come up with the following theories on how they might have escaped.

Vote for the theory you think might be right:

How do you think they escaped the basement? Share your theories in the comments.

Did you love the wine moms' reunion in the Pretty Little Liars series finale? Watch it again here on Freeform.

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