Pretty Little Liars Season 2 Finale: Is "A" the Cliffhanger?

Pretty Little Liars Season 2 Finale: Is "A" the Cliffhanger?

The Pretty Little Liars season 2 finale, "unmAsked" airs next week, and PLL producer Lisa Cochran-Neilan has dropped another spoiler bomb on us - that there will be a cliffhanger, and it just might have to do with "A".

In response to Zap2It's pondering, "...is the "A" reveal the cliffhanger? Or perhaps does it happen before the final frames of the episode?", Lisa had this to say:

"Both. How's that?" she laughs. "Basically, there's a new chapter [starting]. [Executive producer] Marlene King made a comment in the very beginning when she went off to write the finale that this was going to be an ending and a beginning. And she delivered."

It's been said that a character death will be one of the plot points contributing to this "ending", and as TV OverMind points out, we do have some clues as to who the death might not be:

"You may recall that way back in October, before the midseason premiere, there was a preview touting 'Somone Will Die' this season. Well, the death still hasn't happened yet, and we're starting to dread what is sure to be a heartbreaking season finale. Thankfully, we can cross a few people off our death watch list: Caleb, Melissa, and Paige are all said to be returning for season 3, and we're almost positive Toby and Ezra will be back as well. Unfortunately, everyone else in the cast is still fair game."

It's also been confirmed by showrunner Marlene King that Brendan Robinson (Lucas) and Holly Marie Combs (Ella Montgomery) will also be returning next season. So does that mean we can rule them out as possible character deaths, too? Speculate away about that, and the season finale "cliffhanger" in the comments.