After what felt like years of waiting, we finally found out who was behind the A.D. mask in the series finale of Pretty Little Liars. And you know what? It did not disappoint! We were totally shocked -- although looking back now, we've found that there were a few subtle clues dropped along the way.
It was weird that Hanna had such a vivid dream and what's more, the Spencer she imagined didn't have any bangs whereas the real Spencer did. Why would Hanna have imagined a Spencer that looked different to the one she knew? We should have known something was amiss.
2. Mary saying that Spencer and Melissa looked like twins.
Mary seemed very deep in thought at this point. At the time, we thought she was only interested because she was a twin, but looking back now, she could have been deep in thought because she was thinking about her other child.
3. Mary saying this:
She was telling Hanna that all families have secrets -- little did we know she was talking about her own daughter.
4. Dr. Cochran telling Spencer and Aria that Mary had a child who was put into the temporary custody of County Family Services.
We wouldn't have noticed anything suspicious about this at the time, but we should have picked up on the clue when Veronica told Spencer about her birth. She said that Spencer was in her arms five minutes after she was born so if we remembered what Dr. Cochran had said, we could have realized that Mary had given birth to another child that night.
5. "Spencer" looking through a family photo album.
There was something strange about her posture here -- she wasn't sitting like a person in her own home. What's more, when she came across a photo of her parents, she stroked Peter's face and not Veronica's. Spencer has always got on better with Veronica so why was she showing more love towards Peter? Had we watched this scene after finding out who Spencer's biological parents are, we might have seen it differently...
6. "Spencer" asking to kiss Toby in the 7A finale.
Look at her sweater! It's the same one she was wearing the night she was looking through the photo album. When have we ever seen a Liar wear the same thing twice? And wasn't this preppy style a little out of date for Spencer? We only ever saw her wearing clothes like this in the season 1 flashbacks.
7. The Season 7B poster.
Spencer is the only Liar who has her two eyes revealed and who is looking directly at us. What's more, the position of her face within the triangle makes it look as though she's wearing the A hoodie. Bit of a stretch or blatant clue?
8. The letter that Spencer got from the board game.
It was written on Radley Sanitarium stationary and had "For my child" on the front. Watching Spencer read the letter the first time around, we totally thought it was meant for her, but now that we know who Alex is, it's clear that it was hers. How else would A.D. have got a hold of it? And Alex was the real orphan -- not Spencer.
9. The majorly shady scene at the airport.
Everything about this scene was suspicious. If Spencer had gone to keep Wren company on the layover from hell, why were they arguing? And why didn't Spencer want Ezra to tell Aria he had seen her? None of this made sense until the A.D. reveal.
10. And "Spencer" sleeping with Toby.
Toby actually said the words, "That's not the Spencer I know." The clues were there all along!
Watch A.D.'s reveal in the series finale of PLL right here.
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