"It's the least expected person in Rosewood."
In a video interview with Celebuz, Pretty Little Liars showrunner, Marlene King and writer, Joseph Dougherty were asked to tease a little bit about who dies in this season's Halloween episode, "This is a Dark Ride"...and Joseph accidentally let the gender of A's next target slip out!
"I would say he'd be the least expected person to not make it to the end of the line...and, he's got a secret, and I don't remember if he gets a chance to share it."
Knowing the death is a "he" definitely narrows the list down. Ezra (Ian Harding), Caleb (Tyler Blackburn), Jason (Drew Van Acker), Garrett (Yani Gellman), Lucas (Brendan Robinson), Noel (Brant Daughtery), and Toby (Keegan Allen) are all in danger - and, based on behind-the-scenes photos and leaked spoilers, we know for sure that most of our main PLL guys will all be in later episodes of season 3. Leaving the real suspect list narrowed down to just Garrett, Lucas, and Noel.
To make things even more confusing, PLL cast member, Chad Lowe (Byron Montgomery) scared us a bit with his, "I’ve asked the writers...what happened to Toby, who killed Toby...", via another Celebuz video interview shared by Oh No They Didn't! But PLL writer, Andy Reaser stepped in on Twitter to clear things up.
At the end of 3A we filmed several alternate endings to maintain secrecy... we did the same in Halloween...no one in the cast knows who dies
— Andy Reaser (@AndyReaser) October 18, 2012
While we're definitely hoping it's not Toby, it might explain why, in the table read for season 3 episode 21, PLL writer, Bryan Holdman didn't "recall seeing [Keegan]… but there sure was a lot of talk about Toby in the episode.” Yikes. Although Marlene King says that, while the death in the Halloween episode is "shocking", it's not as shocking as Toby's big 'A' reveal. (And one would think Toby getting killed off would be really shocking, right??)
Whoever "he" is, there's a reason he dies, as Marlene tells us:
"This character dies because he has a huge secret and is about to reveal this secret to a Pretty Little Liar, that's the reason this character is killed."
Based on these teaser spoilers released by Entertainment Weekly, could it be Garrett?
"...Garrett is not only back in this Tuesday’s special Halloween episode of Pretty Little Liars – he’s got some info to share, too. Turns out the cop is ready to spill what he knows about Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) final hours...Garrett is about give up what he knows to Spencer (Troian Bellisario), just as Toby (Keegan Allen) arrives and kicks him out."
EW also spoils that, after seeing the full Halloween episode, "Garrett does make good on his promise to tell Spencer what he knows about Alison’s final hours — just not until later in the episode. And: The reveal is good. And well… the episode itself is — as all PLL episodes are — especially juicy, tasty, deadly, and all that good stuff."
It's looking an awful lot like it may be Garrett that 'A' strikes next. What are your thoughts? (By the way, you can watch the clip described above with Toby kicking Garrett out, right here.)
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