PLL Episode 4x01 - A is for A-L-I-V-E
Clues in this Episode that Aria is A
In this episode, the girls take a trip down memory lane. There are five little girls all playing together. The little girls are all supposed to represent Aria, Hanna, Spencer, Emily and Mona. Hanna, Spencer, and Emily are all sitting on top of the playground while Aria and Mona are the ones spinning them. This is definitely a major clue. We all know that Mona has been a part of the A team for a while now and for a while Mona was calling the shots. Then apparently someone stole the game from her, but she still was a part of the A team and tortured the girls. Notice how little Aria and the little Mona are the ones that are spinning the other girls. It is implying that Aria and Mona are controlling the other girls. They they are going to do what they want them to do. Since we know that Mona was apart of the A team manipulating the girls lives, could this also imply that Aria is on the A team? Is she manipulating the other girls as well? Is that why Mona and Aria are spinning the other girls. This could also mean that Mona and Aria are working together on the A team...It all seems to point to Aria being A!
When we see Aria's little mini-me, she is wearing quite and interesting looking outfit. She is wearing a black jacket and a red skirt. We know that A loves to wear black and red. Looks like to me she's liked wearing those colors long before A even existed. Maybe it was Aria's idea to dress the A team up in black hoodies. Even as a kid she seemed to like those colors and we have seen her wearing a lot of black and red as well! I don't think theres any coincidences!
What Aria imagined happening
Because Ezra has just been introduced to Maggie and his son, he really needs to get a job. He used to teach at Rosewood high and Hollis college but now he is found jobless. He is still trying to search for a good job to help support his family that he just found out about. He got offered a job at Rosewood high, the school that Aria and her friends go to. This could obviously cause major problems in Aria and Ezra's relationship and it probably wouldn't be a good idea for the relationship to continue if he took the job at Rosewood high. The principal knew already that Ezra and Aria saw each other after he left The school and wasn't her teacher anymore. In an earlier episode he asked if they were still together because he had applied for a teaching position at Rosewood high. In this episode Aria is called down to the principals office to speak with him. While she's waiting she has a hallucination that Ezra gets arrested because the principle finds out that Aria lied to him about Aira and Ezra still seeing each other. Once she realizes that is that it is a hallucination the principal comes out to talk to her. He just wanted to give her a slip of paper for her mom to sign because she has been out sick the past couple days. This is not the first time that Aria has imagined things that did not actually happen. It looks like to me Aria might have a mental illness. We know that Aria's family has a long history of mental illness'. One of them definitely could've been passed down to Aria and that might be a motive for her to be Big A. (What Aria imagined is shows above, what actually happened is shown to the left)
When we see the A scene at the end of the episode, we see the black veil looking in a mirror. We see some things in the background of the mirror. We can see Aria in the background in the mirror. Looks like she was in A's layer. This is a HUGE clue that Aria is A! Why else would Aria be in A's layer unless she is a part of the A team? Aria MUST be A!
Songs in this Episode