PLL Episode 6x08 "FrAmed"
Clues in the Episode that Aria is A
We catch up with Aria who is at the coffee house telling Ezra that she won't be attending the gallery show that night b/c her parents are concerned about safety so they are going to Mikes sports banquet instead. Ezra thinks they should find a way for her to attend the gallery show and Aria comes up with the idea that he get Tanner to talk to her mom to ensure her safety at the show. Aria then makes a point to show Tanner the photographs she is choosing for the show. Tanner looks at Aria's pictures for the gallery and says, "You have a real eye for detail Aria. Every one of these pictures is so declarative, succinct."
Tanner seems suspicious with this statement especially since all of the photos are of dolls experiencing the same torment the girls faced in the doll house. Showing Tanner the photos for the show seems a little deliberate especially since we later find that A supposedly changed the gallery show photos.
This is the perfect set up for Aria: she clears herself of guilt when the real dollhouse photographs are shown, and she gets to go to the show to see the reaction to her pictures.
When Aria and the girls arrive at the gallery show and Aria's photographs are revealed, we see they are the real dollhouse photos and not the tortured doll photos that Aria showed to Tanner. It is assumed that A switched the photographs to torture the girls at the show. But what if the REAL doll house photos were the photos that Aria entered in the photography contest and that these were the actual winning photographs??
Aria is A so has the photographs taken from their time in the dollhouse. She knows these are the photos that will be on display since they are the winning photos from the competition! She didn't seem upset about not being able to attend the gallery show because she couldn't go and explain how she had those photos. It wasn't until the plan to involve Tanner and show her the more innocent doll photographs to set up an alibi allowing her to go and set up an A ruse in the process. She also spent time this episode making sure the girls attend the show.
Very clever AriA!!
BBefore the gallery show, we see Emily at Aria's house helping her pick out an outfit for that night. Emily asks what is in the garment bag and Aria is quick to stop her from opening the bag saying that it isn't for tonight. When Emily persists, Aria tells her it is a vintage dress for prom that she is making changes to and wants it to be a surprise when its finished. She seems a little jumpy that Emily is going to open that garment bag. Makes you wonder what is really inside of that bag right?? Well it is an interesting coincidence that in the final A scene, we see A also has a garment bag that looks VERY similar to the one in Aria's closet that she was trying to keep Emily out of! Never a coincidence in Rosewood right?