Welcome to my new trilogy! It will be a combination of Pretty Little Liars and Scream! I cannot wait for your comments!
Plot and Setting
Before it all began, Rosewood seemed to be the perfect town. However, a legacy of blood and murder begins on the third year anniversary of the suicide of tormented student Jenna Marshall, starting with the murder of the entire Dilaurentis family at the hands of four mysterious killers, known only as “The Liberators” The residents of Rosewood are plunged into a game of life and death, and not everyone will make it out alive. For those who do, their lives will never be the same again.
EMILY FIELDS (16): The main Female lead of the story. She’s the most sweet, caring and loyal to her friends. Emily is the most targeted by the Liberators, and will do everything she can to protect her friends. She’s bisexual, but her friends still support her, especially her girlfriend, Paige McCullers.
SPENCER HASTINGS (17): The secondary final girl of the story. Spencer is the strongest of the final girls. Spencer is motivated to protect her friends and family from the Liberators and works hard to uncover them. She’s also slim and athletic.
ARIA MONTGOMERY (17): The tritary final girl of the story. Although Aria wasn’t a big target in the show, she will be the most devastated and targeted by the Liberators throughout the series. She looks to her brother, Mike, for help.
MONA VANDERWAAL (17): Mona is Alison’s right hand woman and her lesbian lover. She is the most distraught at Alison’s death. Although in a bad friendship with them, she works with Emily and her friends on the motive of gaining justice for Alison.
ALISON DILAURENTIS (18): The Queen bee of Rosewood. Every bit of a jerk as she was in the show, worse than Nina Patterson. Her main enforcers are her brother Jason, and her girlfriend Mona. She also unintentionally caused the suicide of Jenna Marshall. Alison’s deeds have earned her the full wrath of the Liberators.
HANNA MARIN (18): Hanna is one of the more pretty girls at school and of the group. She once beat Alison in a beauty pageant at school, which quickly earned her spite. Hanna is the most nervous of the group, and tries to harden against the Liberators.
NANCY HASTINGS (8): Based on PLL’s Melissa Hastings and DCN’s Nancy Carter. Spencer loves her little sister more than anything in the world, and becomes very scared of losing her. She’s very cute, and very fun to have around.
JENNA MARSHALL (16): A main target of Alison's bullying, and tormented for a long time. A horrific accident called "The Jenna Thing" happened three years ago, which caused her to give in to her depression and commit suicide. She is the Maureen Prescott of the trilogy, as her deaths leads to the rampage of the Liberators.
MAYA ST. GERMAIN (17): Emily’s lesbian ex-girlfriend. Maya has deep feelings for Emily, but broke up with her to be on the good side of Alison, who she is deeply afraid of. With Alison dead, Maya tries to get back with Emily, but is impeded by Paige and the Liberators.
PAIGE MCCULLERS (19): Emily’s lesbian girlfriend and a victim of Alison. She is a suspect for the police, but not for her friends when the Liberators strike. Paige is also in a feud with Maya over Emily.
EZRA FITZ (22): A young psychology teacher in Rosewood high school and the boyfriend of Aria. Like the show, the two met in a bar and ended up making out. However, Aria’s parents are skeptical of him, wondering if Ezra has his own motives for dating their daughter.
BYRON MONTGOMERY (40): The protective father of Aria and Mike, and Ella’s wife. He is kind and caring for his children, and grows nervous when the Liberators arrive, especially with his daughter’s relationship with Ezra.
MIKE MONTGOMERY (17): A romantic interest of Mona. She has not returned his feelings due to love for Alison. He tries to help his sister and her friends, but draws suspicion. He is basically the Gustavo Acosta of this story.
ELLA MONTGOMERY (38): The mother of Aria and Mike, and Byron’s wife. She’s more relaxed when the killing spree begins, although still concerned. She is also less nervous, but still cautious about Ezra.
NOEL KAHN (18): Caleb’s best friend, Eric’s brother, and a big horror geek. He is very interested in the Liberators and their “revolution”, despite Eric’s disapproval. He gives friendly advice to his friends, but his interests will put him in danger.
ERIC KAHN (18): Noel’s brother. He is less interested in horror than his brother, and tries to get him to relent on his hobby as the Liberators come in.
WAYNE FIELDS (42): Emily’s father. Like the show, he was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He’s coming down to visit Rosewood to visit his wife and daughter for a week. He quickly realizes he could not have come at a worse time.
PAM FIELDS (44): Emily’s mother. She is keeping a secret, one that her husband and the Liberators know full and well. Wayne tries to get her to tell Emily, but Pam is torn apart of what to do as her family is thrown into chaos.
LIBERATOR D (??): The newest of the Liberators. D made a deal with A and is contributing the least to the murder spree, causing C to be cautious of him. He will be revealed at the end of the story.
LIBERATOR C (??): The secondary mastermind of the Liberators and larger accomplice than D. C is very cruel killer and comes up with brutal ideas for the victims. A goes to him for advice. C will be revealed at the end of the story.
LIBERATOR B (??): The main muscle of the Liberators. He does a significant amount of the killings and take out C’s ideas to torment the victims. He will be revealed in the sequel.
LIBERATOR A (??): The main mastermind and antagonist of the Liberators and trilogy. He is the one who organized everything, and all the murders go by him. He is the one who hears C’s ideas and passes them on. A will be revealed in the third story.
Episode 1: Pilot Part 1
Following the brutal murder of the entire Dilaurentis family, the entire town of Rosewood is stunned. The Liberators make their main target aware of their intentions: Emily Fields
Episode 2: Pilot Part 2
Following the brutal murder of the entire Dilaurentis family, the entire town of Rosewood is stunned. The Liberators make their main target aware of their intentions: Emily Fields
Episode 3: Introductions
The Liberators quickly make themselves clear at a band party, announcing their “revolution” and leaving multiple deaths. Meanwhile, another family is confronted by a Liberator.
Episode 4: Hunted
The teens go to Eric and Noel for help in solving the murders, while one gets a lead on their own. The Liberators choose their next target, leaving a main character distraught.
Episode 5: Heartbond and Heartbreak
Two main characters bond as a result of previous tragedy, while another conducts a solo investigation. Emily reels over the death of her father, further heartbroken when she learns a shocking secret.
Episode 6: Searches and Answers
Aria deals with a “problem” Later, four of the teens go to the killers’ lair in hopes of gaining answers and saving one of their own, leading chases, murder, fights and a revelation.
Episode 7: Regrets and Apologies
Byron, having been exposed, makes a difficult decision about what to do next. Meanwhile, Emily and her remaining friends gather a meeting, discovering another shocking secret.
Episode 8: Liberation
The Liberators prepare for their finale, leading to another kidnapping and more deaths. To save their remaining loved ones, Emily and Spender engage in a final confrontation with Liberator C.
Episode Detailed Summaries
Episode 1: Pilot Part 1
We cut to the Dilaurentis home. Inside, we see siblings Alison and Jason Dilaurentis. Their parents, Jessica and Kenneth, are at a Chinese restaurant to pick up food for dinner. Alison just got back from somewhere and has a bruise on her face; she covers it up with makeup so nobody can see it. The siblings talk about what tomorrow is: the first anniversary of the suicide of Jenna Marshall, which they unintentionally caused. Jason feels guilty about what they did; Alison does too, but not as much as Jason.
Alison wonders what’s taking them so long, as it’s almost midnight. Jason suggests that they are just slacking off, but decides to call them to be sure. He leaves the room to use the house phone. He dials Kenneth’s number and asks him what’s taking so long. The voice responds “I’m afraid that he’s tied up at the moment” A confused Jason asks what this means before he is hit in the head with a frying pan by an unseen figure, knocking him out.
Alison, noticing Jason is missing, goes to look for him, but doesn’t see him anywhere. However, she does find a message written in red on the wall. The message says “Justice has arrived” As Alison stares at it in confusion, and a hand grabs her shoulder and spins her around. Alison is punched in the face by Jason’s attacker, knocking her unconscious. We now get a full look at the figure.
This is a Liberator, Liberator B in fact. We can tell its B because the letter “B” is written in red on the costume. This applies to the letter on the other three Liberators as well. They are wearing the Brandon James costume, and a brand new mask in the franchise. The eyes are black, and the rest of it is mixed with white and black. We can hear breathing behind the mask, less normal and more ghostly like. B drags Alison off. She wakes up outside, tied to a tree.
Liberators B, C and D are standing before her. There are three figures tied in chairs in front of her, all of their faces masked by bags. Alison is terrified of the Liberators, and asks why they are doing this. Just then, someone approaches. The Liberators step aside to let the figure pass: Liberator A, the mastermind of the Liberators. A gets close to Alison’s face. He tells her that they are planning a “revolution” against Rosewood, and all that it stands for.
Alison calls him crazy. A says that if she wants her family to live, she should shut up. Alison asks what he is talking about. Just then, B, C and D unmask the people tied in chairs: It’s Kenneth, Jessica and Jason, all of them having been kidnapped. Alison is even more terrified now. She begs A to let them go. A tells her that after all she’s done, she’s begging to be let go now? A says it’s far too late for an apology, and now she is going to feel the pain she inflicted on everyone, physically and emotionally.
A forces Alison’s eyes wide open to force to watch what happens next. A turns to D and C, and tells them to enact their part of the plan. C responds by gutting Jessica, while D slits Kenneth’s throat right open. The parents die right in front of their horrified children. Alison is starting to go into hysterics, as is Jason. She tries to close her eyes, but A’s grip is firm. B asks if it’s his turn yet. A says go ahead. B takes out a hammer.
B brutally bashes Jason’s head to pieces, mercilessly beating him to death. Jason Dilaurentis, brother of Alison Dilaurentis, is dead. Alison is completely and totally hysterical at this point, screaming her lungs out. A covers her mouth with duct tape in case she draws too much attention. B then takes out a lighter and match, which A takes and lights. She holds the flame close to Alison’s face. A tells her that Alison's had experience with being an arsonist, and that she should be familiar with how burning feels like.
A takes off Alison’s duct tape to hear her last words. Alison begs A to let her go, promising to leave Rosewood and never come back. She’ll anything A wants, anything at all, and go anywhere he wants. A responds “How about you go burn in hell?” A lights Alison on fire with the match, who screams in hysterical pain. B, who has taken out his cell phone, records Alison as she slowly and painfully burns to death. Eventually, Alison goes limp.
Alison Dilaurentis, sister of Jason Dilaurentis and queen bee of Rosewood, is dead. We cut to the next morning to the Fields home. We are introduced to Emily Fields, and her mother Pam. As they are having breakfast, the doorbell rings. Pam opens it to find her husband, Wayne Fields on the other side. He hugs Emily and Pam, and tells them he’s come down to visit from his job (working in the Pennsylvania National Guard) and he’ll be staying for a week.
We cut to Rosewood High School. Emily sits with her girlfriend Paige McCullers, and main friends, Spencer Hastings, Aria Montgomery, and Hanna Marin. Also there is Maya St. Germain, Emily’s ex-girlfriend. They congratulate Emily for having her dad back. Emily thanks them, and asks Paige if she wants to come over to meet him. Paige says that would be nice. Aria goes off to psychology class, where her teacher/boyfriend, Ezra Fitz, is teaching. Two of her classmates are Noel and Eric Kahn, two horror nerds she’s known.
Ezra starts class off with paying respects to Jenna Marshall. We learn that this is the three year anniversary of “The Jenna Thing” and Jenna’s suicide. Ezra asks if any of the students can tell him what happened. Noel raises his hand. He narrates what happened: flashbacks reveals that three years ago, Jenna was one of the main targets of Alison’s bullying. Jason, Alison and Mona, Alison’s lesbian girlfriend, plotted “the ultimate prank” on Jenna.
The trio got their hands on a stink bomb and decided to throw it into Jenna’s house, sneaking in from the back door. Jason was the most reluctant, but Alison convinced him it would be fine. Jenna’s parents Margaret and Waylon were home, as well as her brother, John Marshall. Alison snuck in the back and threw the stink bomb into the garage before running off. However, the stink bomb was far more explosive than they thought, similar to the show. This caused a fire to start in the garage.
The family went down to the garage to investigate what was happening. When they arrived, the fire spread to a nearby gasoline tank that was stored in the garage; the tank ignited and exploded, burning Waylon, Margaret and John. Horrified, Alison, Mona and Jason ran off. When the police arrived, Waylon and Margaret were pronounced dead on the scene. John was nowhere to be found; his fate remains a mystery to this day. Nobody knows that Alison, Mona and Jason were the ones who started this.
Alison was cleared of charges due to Kenneth, who is brother of the mayor and son of a U.S senator. An innocent man named Richard was falsely blamed and found guilty of this by a corrupt judge. Richard was sentenced to death by lethal injection. This happened 3 months ago. Distraught by her family’s death, Jenna took her car (in which she was driving back home with at the time of the fire) to Lookout Point, a cliff outside of town.
Jenna drove her car off the cliff and committed suicide. The body was unrecognizable due to the resulting explosion and the fall. It was known the body’s was Jenna’s when the car was discovered to be hears. Noel ends his narration with that he doesn’t believe Richard did it. We cut back to present day. Most of the class agrees that Richard was innocent, but nobody says it aloud.
After this finishes, Ezra asks where Alison is, and realizes she is not here. The students find this odd, as Alison has had perfect attendance, and her parents have not made a call to say what happened. Just then, the bell rings. The students exit the room. We cut to lunchtime. Mona is sitting alone on a table outside the cafeteria. This is called “the popular table” where only the most popular kids sit.
Alison usually threatens to regular students if they try to sit her to have Jason kick their asses. Intimated, they would leave. Mona, Alison and Alison are usually the only people who sit here, but now, she’s all alone. Mona sends several text messages to Alison’s phone, asking where she is, with no response. Just then, a person sits next to her. Mona looks up and sees Mike Montgomery, Aria’s brother.
Mona gets annoyed, and tells him to leave. Mike says that Mona doesn’t have be “such a bitch” as she always is. This time, she has to listen to him as she can’t have Jason force him to leave. Mona looks around for other tables, but they’re full of other students. She is stuck with Mike. Annoyed, she asks Mike what she wants. He tells her that Alison and Jason aren’t her only friends.
Mona tells him that everyone looks up to her. Mike replies that they look up to her out of fear, not respect. Mona then interrupts Mike, telling him that lecturing him on good and evil isn’t going to win her over. Alison will always be her girl. Mike does admit he likes Mona, but they should at least be friends. He suggests Alison will betray her someday. Mona says Alison would never do that.
Mike says Alison is “the physical incarnation of evil and manipulation” and that she’s using Mona for her own selfish gains. He then suggests that Alison does not love Mona at all; Mona, outraged, slaps Mike across the face. Mike responds that he might have deserved that. Seeing that he is offending Mona, he walks off, but tells her to consider what he is saying. We cut to after school. Instead of going home, Mona goes over to Alison’s house.
This is partly because she wants reassurance from Alison that he loves her and to see why she has not come to school today. When she arrives, Mona gets a phone calls; it’s Liberator A. He tells her that “the revolution” has begun. Mona asks him what he’s talking about. Liberator A tells her that Rosewood is on trial after its “crimes against society” The Dilaurentis family was the first witnesses called to the stand.
Mona dismisses Liberator A as some “religious fanatic” A tells her that he would kill her now for that comment, but he’s saving her for later, besides, she need to see what he did to Alison. At that, Mona freezes. She asks what he means. A tells Mona to head to the backyard before hanging. Mona races around the house into the backyard. She becomes completely frozen at what she sees.
She is seeing Alison’s burnt corpse tied to a tree, barely recognizable. She also sees Jason’s corpse with his skull bashed in, as well as Kenneth and Jessica’s corpses. Mona sinks to her knees and starts screaming in hysterics and anguish. Her screaming is so loud that it scares off nearby birds. The episode ends as Mona’s breakdown continues.
Episode 2: Pilot Part 2
We cut to the next morning, at the Hasting’s home. Spencer is with her parents, Veronica and Peter. We are also introduced to Nancy Hastings, Spencer’s 10 year old sister. She looks adorable and cute, like Nancy Carter from DCN’s trilogy. Spencer kisses Nancy on the forehead, as she feels in a good mood this morning. Spencer morning routine is breakfest, drive Nancy to elementary school, and go to high school herself.
We also see Emily’s morning routine. Emily has no siblings, but has slept with Paige today. She introduces Paige to Wayne, who seems to take a liking to her. Before they go to school, the family likes to check out the news. They discover the murders of the Dilaurentis family. Everyone is shocked by this, especially Paige. Pam suggests Emily and Paige not go to school today, but they say that it’s fine.
We cut to the crime scene. There is crime tape all over the place. Some police officers are investigating around, taking the bodies away and talking about the case. They mention that Mona was still hysterical when they arrived on the scene and they had to tranquilize her in order to calm her down. It is also shown a camera was left on the scene by the Liberators, showing exactly how the murders went out.
The officers wonder what kind of sick psychopath would do something like this to an entire family. At school, the teens are talking about Alison’s murder, including Eric, Mike and Noel. Noel admits that he knew that someday Alison might be murdered. Maya asks him why. Paige tells her to face the facts: Alison was and always will be the bitchiest, manipulate and deserving teenager in the world who could have deserved to be murdered.
Noel, agreeing, tells them that the cause of death was being burnt to death after seeing her family murdered as well. This drives everyone to temporary silence. Emily, Spencer, Aria, Mike, and Eric say that even Alison doesn’t such a horrible demise. Maya, Paige and Noel, however, think differently. Maya admits that if anyone killed Alison, it would most likely be her. Emily asks her why that is. We experience a flashback taking place the night before Alison’s murder.
Maya was at the Rosewood church that night, praying for a chance to come back with Emily. She was admitting her feelings to God and asked him to at least make sure she is unharmed. When Maya tries to leave the church, she runs into Alison. Maya asks Alison what she’s doing here. She says that it’s none of her business and tells Maya to let her through. She refuses unless Alison apologizes for a prank she pulled on her last week.
They mention that the prank was that Alison put a dead fish into Maya’s locker, which heightened tensions between them. Alison refuses to apologize, stating that Maya doesn’t deserve it. Maya says that she is sick of Alison being the “queen bitch” and that she needs to have a change of attitude. Alison gets close to Maya’s face, and asks her what she’s going to do about it.
After noticing that Alison is alone, Maya says that Alison really doesn’t want to push this any further. It quickly becomes clear Alison has no intention of backing out. Alison asks Maya if she is here praying for Emily, whom she calls a “slut that’s beyond God’s redemption” Maya has clearly had enough. She pushes Alison, who pushes her back. Maya punches Alison in the face. The queen bee of Rosewood cannot believe that Maya just decked her in the face. Maya, rubbing her knuckles, says she wanted to do that for a long time.
Alison tells her that if she ever does that to her again, she’s going to break Emily’s heart in a way she’ll never recover from. This wipes Maya’s smug grin off her face; for Emily’s sake, she lets Alison into the church and walks off without another word. We cut back to present back. Emily asks Maya what Alison would have done. Maya says she doesn’t know, but she knew Alison was being serious, so she backed down.
Mike wonders how Mona would be reacting to something like this. Eric says the news mentioned Mona was so hysterical that she had to be tranquilized. It’s clear that if even Alison, Jason and Mona were bitches, the teens still feel bad about what’s happened to them. Noel also wonders if Alison was really the end of it. Hanna asks if he thinks Mona will be murdered next. Noel says “who knows?”
Hanna tells them she thinks that’s enough talk about murder, and they should focus on the band concert tomorrow. Her favorite band, Carpe Diem, is playing tomorrow night at the school auditorium. She has a crush on the lead singer, Isaac Colbert. The teens say that they haven’t forgotten. Eric says that this is a good time for Noel to finally get his mind off of horror. Noel says that he never understood his brother’s opposition to horror before the bell rings.
After class, Aria talks to Ezra, who has just found out about the murderers. Aria admits she is glad to be rid of Alison, but this is not the way she wanted it to go. She says that she wants to introduce Ezra to her parents when they come to pick her up today, telling him that her father, Byron, isn’t trusting of him at all. Ezra agrees. We cut to the parking lot. Byron and Aria’s mother, Ella, are waiting to pick Aria and Mike up. Aria and Mike arrive with Ezra.
Ezra introduces himself, and shakes hands with Byron and Ella. Ella says that it’s nice to meet Ezra, and that he looks like the type of guy Ezra would want. Byron is more skeptical of Ezra, asking whether teachers dating students is really acceptable. Ezra points out they’ve been dating for two months, and if Aria wanted to break up, they would have already. Mike tells his father that Aria knows what she’s doing.
Although Byron acknowledges his daughter is a smart girl, he tells Ezra if he does anything to his children, he will not hesitate to confront him, and asks if he understands. Ezra says “I get it” The Montgomery family drives off. We cut to later tonight. Emily is in her room, changing into her pajamas. She admires herself in the mirror for a few moments. Emily looks a bit sexy. After this, her phone rings. Emily wonders if Paige is calling her.
Emily picks up the phone and hears Paige’s voice, who asks Emily if she’s calling at the wrong time. Emily says it’s alright, they can talk for a bit. Paige starts flirting with Emily, who tells Paige she could never be as pretty as her. The two girls laugh. Eventually, it is revealed that “Paige” is really Liberator B using her voice. When Emily becomes confused, she realizes this is Alison’s killer when he brags about her death. B informs her that there is four of them, called “Liberators” He is Liberator B, and their leader is Liberator A.
Emily asks what they could want from her. B tells her that her family is full of liars; there are secrets that nobody knows about, except for them. He says that Rosewood is corrupt and unredeemable, but the deaths of the Dilaurentis family were the first step of their “revolution” Emily has a large role to play, including her parents. Emily tells B that she’ll kick his ass if he tries to hurt anyone else. B laughs, and says that “playing” with Emily is going to be so much fun.
He says that soon, he’ll make his point clear, and everyone will learn that Rosewood is beyond redemption. When they are finished, Emily and all her friends will die along with the town. Emily calls him “bullshit” along with his whole revolution. B says that they’ll see, and tells Emily to have “a good night’s sleep… while she can” B hangs up. Smash to black.
Episode 3: Introductions
The episode opens in the next morning, with Mona is sitting on her sofa alone at home. She has obviously been utterly devastated after Alison’s death and being tranquilized. She looks inside a journal, which has the good times she’s had with Alison in the past, as well as several pranks she’s done with her, including the dead fish in Maya’s locker. Mona gets up and washes off her tears, trying not to look weak. She remembers a quote from Alison: “The weak rot, the strong reign”
Mona stops her crying, and looks more determined now. She goes downstairs and takes a butcher knife from the kitchen. Mona picks up a picture of her and Alison together; she vows to make sure these “Liberators” pay for what they did to her, and that she won’t stop until she’s gotten her revenge. Mona takes out a “suspect list”, hoping to come up with some suspects for Alison’s death.
After some thinking, she begins to write down a name, though we don’t see who it is. We cut to school, where Emily, Spencer, Hanna, Paige and Noel, Aria, Mike, Eric, and Noel are gathering. Hanna says she is so excited for the band party to begin. Most of the teens agree, but notice Emily is acting strange. Maya asks her what’s wrong. Emily tells them about the call she got from Liberator B, and everything he said. She didn’t tell her parents because she felt confused on what to do.
The teens are surprised by this, and they wonder why they would want to target her. Emily starts to cry, feeling scared and afraid. Paige and Maya start to hug her; Paige reminds Maya that Emily is her girlfriend now, not hers. Maya backs off, but Emily insists that it’s fine, and she’s still a friend. Although slightly jealous, Paige agrees. Emily asks if she can look forward to her friends for help if she needs it.
They all agree simultaneously, except for Eric, who is worried about his brother. Eric and Noel talk privately, with Eric trying to dissuade Noel from getting himself hurt. Noel says that he can take care of himself, with Eric saying that he hopes Noel is right. Meanwhile, we cut to the Hastings home. Peter asks Veronica if Spencer and Nancy should stop going to school.
He is concerned about the Liberators. Veronica tells him that the police can handle it, and it’s not like they are in “a horror story written by some fanatic” Peter says that’s true, and goes to the garage to mow the lawn. He begins to mow the backyard when a rock is suddenly thrown through the air, hitting his back. Angry, he demands for the thrower to come out, and sees a figure in the bushes.
When Peter tries to confront the figure, a firepoker gets shoved into his throat; the figure is then revealed to be Liberator C, who shoves the firepoker deeper into his throat. Peter Hastings, father of Spencer and Nancy Hastings, is dead. Liberator C then goes inside the house through the open garage door. When Veronica hears someone entering, she assumes its Peter and asks how he finished mowing the lawn so fast. Liberator C turns on the stove to high temperature before Veronica turns around.
Before she can act, C grabs her and slams the side of her face onto the active stove, setting her head ablaze. As Veronica burns in agony, her face starting to melt, C goes to the garage and comes back with rope. He brutally strangles Veronica with it until she dies, either from the flames or the strangulation. We then cut to Spencer and Nancy driving home, unaware of what has happened. Nancy is happy in the back seat, having had a good day in school today.
Spencer brings up a children’s song that she likes to listen to in the car, which Nancy enjoys greatly. They park the driveway and go inside. When Spencer notices her parents are not there, she gets a call from C. He tells her that Alison wasn’t the end of all this, and all of Rosewood, including Spencer, is being targeted. Spencer accuses him of being a prank caller, but he tells her to check the kitchen. Worried, Spencer tells Nancy to lock herself in the car, giving her the keys before going into the kitchen.
As Nancy does so, Spencer finds the corpses of her parents, strung up to a ceiling fan. Just then, C jumps out. He stabs Spencer in the shoulder. She screams (for both the pain and for seeing her parents dead), and runs for the garage. She almost gets to the car, but Nancy had locked it. After Spencer shouts at Nancy to unlock it, C grabs her and throws her against a wall; Nancy asks Spencer who the “scary man” is, and starts crying out of confusion and fright.
C goes to stab Spencer, but she resists and kicks him in the stomach. She gets into the car with Nancy, who tells Spencer to “make the scary man go away!” C attempts to break down the driver’s window with the firepoker, but Spencer manages to drive out of the driveway, and also ram C, who is only stunned due to low speed. Spencer escapes with Nancy, driving to a hospital, but she is also crying. Nancy asks her what happened; Spencer cannot bring herself to answer.
We cut to nighttime at concert in Rosewood High School, with pretty much all the teens there, whom are unaware of what has happened to the Hastings family. Aria and Hanna are dancing. Aria says that Hanna always has the right taste of parties. Just then, an announcer comes up. He says that Carpe Diem, the band, will be performing in 5 minutes, and everyone should get ready for “epicness”
Isaac Colbert, the lead singer, is practicing backstage with his band, including the guitarist Albert Baker, and the drummer Emma Winters. Isaac who goes to talk with the announcer. He says that it’s a great honor to have the band here. Isaac says that the pleasure is all his, and asks if they can get some refreshments. The announcer goes off to an unoccupied room to get some water.
As he does so, Liberator D appears. He takes out a nail gun, and fires three nails into the announcer’s forehead, killing him. Just then, Liberators A and B appear. They say that Liberator D is proving himself, as his C. Liberator D thanks his superiors, and tells them he’ll do well as long as they “honor their bargain” A and B go to deal with the band. Meanwhile, Isaac sends Emma to check on why the announcer.
When Emma goes into the room, B grabs a frying pan. He bludgeons her to death with it. A claps at B while he does this, who bows to his partners. A and B then go to backstage, while D takes drags the two corpses with him. Isaac is getting annoyed on why Emma hasn’t gotten back yet. Just then, B and A jump out. They tackle Albert and Isaac. B brutally stabs Albert 10 times in the chest and stomach, killing him.
A initially considers using his knife, but instead strangles Isaac to death his with bare hands. The entire Carpe Diem band is now dead. Liberator D comes with Emma and David’s corpses, and places them down. Shortly after, the stage curtains lift up. Everyone, especially, Hanna is excited to see her band, only to discover their corpses. Just then, a projector turns on, and a live video starts playing with liberator A on it. He starts giving a speech:
LIBERATOR A: Hello residents of Rosewood. Allow me introduce myself. We are the Liberators, None of you understand what has happened so allow me elaborate: the revolution has begun. Alison Dilaurentis was the incarnation of the devil himself, and we, unlike you, took action. You should thank us, but you will never understand. We are not finished, not until all of Rosewood is destroyed. Allow me to make my determination more clear:
We cut through a video of all the murders: Kenneth, Jessica, Jason, Alison, Spencer’s parents, and finally the whole Carpe Diem band. After this, Liberators B, C and D walk up beside their leader, forming a straight line. As Liberator A continues his speech, we see the crowd’s expressions, especially Emily.
LIBERATOR A: Alison Dilaurentis caused so much pain and misery, especially to our dear friend, Jenna Marshall, the martyr of our cause. I will tell all of you one thing, nobody in Rosewood is safe from us, especially our final girl (Emily) Yes, I know you’re in there and you KNOW what I am talking about, and let me tell you this: By the time we are finished here, Rosewood, the town that god has forsaken, will DIE.
The projector screen goes off. Smash to black.
Episode 4: Hunted
We cut back to the school, still nighttime. The cops are everywhere, questioning everybody, including most of the teens, who are taken away one by one by her parents. Wayne and Pam arrive and pick up Emily, who tells them that the Liberators are going to target them. Wayne says that they know about the phone call last night: Liberator B called him and told Wayne about it. Emily apologizes, stating that was confused. Pam says that it’s alright.
After they go back home, Emily goes to bed, while Pam and Wayne talk. Wayne asks Pam if this could be about her secret. Pam says that it doesn’t matter, and that it couldn’t possibly be connected to this. Wayne notes that the killer made it clear that Emily is one of their priority targets, and reminds her that Liberator B they called Pam “a whore” when they called them. He also says it’s not like confessing her secret will get her arrested. Pam says although that it is true, it will still shock and upset Emily.
Wayne persists, but Pam shouts at him to stop, which he does. We cut to the next morning, Saturday morning, at Mona’s home. We take a look at her suspect list, consisting of three. Her 1st suspect is Maya, knowing of her confrontation that she had with Alison at the church, as Alison texted Mona about it, plotting to get back at Maya for it. Her 2nd suspect is John Marshall, believing that he could have returned to Rosewood to get revenge for his family’s deaths. Finally, her prime and 3rd suspect is Mike.
We learn that Mike has had a romantic interest in Mona for a little while. He’s tried to talk to her, and occasionally ask her out, but she repeatedly called him a “loser” and rebuffed him. Mona believes he killed Alison to get closer to her. She wonders how she’ll get Aria to believe her. The scene switches to the hospital, where Emily, Nancy, Aria, Maya, Paige, Eric, and Hanna are in Spencer’s room.
Spencer recalls the events of last nights and is devastated of her parent’s deaths, as well as Nancy. She is further shocked when she learns how the band concert went. Spencer is still taking care of Nancy and doesn’t want to lose her. Emily says even a Liberator isn’t cruel enough to kill a child, to which Spencer agrees, but wants to make sure. She vows never to leave Nancy’s side unless someone else can be with her. Just then, Eric steps up.
He says that he could have him and Noel babysit Nancy whenever Spencer needs it. Eric has always wanted to have some fun time with a young child. Spencer is nervous, but after Eric vows not to harm Nancy, she decides to let Nancy stay with Eric is she says yes. Nancy agrees to stay with Eric and Noel. Eric picks up Nancy, who seems to like him. Emily says that she’s so sorry about Veronica and Peter’s deaths, and wishes she could have done something.
Spencer says that this isn’t her fault, but they can’t ignore what is happening anymore. The teens make a vow to catch the Liberators and stop them before they can deal further damage. Just then, another voice joins them; they turn around to see Mona, surprising them. Mona tells her about her vow to avenge Alison, and was going to recruit them, but that’s been done the other way around. Now she wants to join, and she is not taking “no” for an answer. Aria can tell that Mona is serious by the look on her face.
Hanna is more skeptical, questioning whether Mona really can be trusted.Mona says that she may have been a bitch to everyone, but she just lost the person she loved the most in her life, and now Spencer lost her parents, and Hanna her favorite band. They have faced loss at the hands of the Liberators, and as a result, they need to work together to survive and get revenge. Inspired by Mona's speech, the group decides to let her onboard. She says she wants to show Aria something at her home.
After Emily leaves, she gets a call from Liberator A, who asks Emily if she liked his speech. Emily asks him how he could do this Spencer and why he is targeting Rosewood. He first corrects Emily by explaining Liberator C killed Spencer's parents, before telling her to think back about what he said. Emily asks him if this is about Jenna. A says that it is, almost everyone’s motive is related to her in fact. Emily asks Liberator A if Jenna would have wanted a murder spree in her name.
A tells Emily she has no idea what happened that day at Jenna’s house, and nobody except the Liberators and Mona know the truth. Emily correctly guesses that Alison started that fire. A confirms this, and tells her that they want to get her to know better. He sends her a photo: It’s Pam and Wayne, on the floor and unconscious at Emily’s house. A tells her to come home, or Spencer and Nancy won’t be the only orphans in this town. Emily tries to threaten A, but he hangs up on her. Emily runs off.
We cut to Mona’s home, where Mona has told Aria her theories of Mike being a Liberator. Aria firmly refuses to believe that her brother could be a murderer. Mona tells her not to be too trusting of everyone. Aria asks Mona how she would feel if she accused her brother (if she had one) of murder. Mona does not know how to respond to that. Aria tells her that the Liberators want her to do this, to suspect an innocent victim, and orders Mona to take Mike off her suspect list.
When Mona refuses, Aria pushes Mona against a wall and threatens to “beat the shit” out of her if she tries to harm Mike in any way. As Aria leaves, Mona shakes her head, indicating that she is not letting this go. We cut Emily’s house, where Pam is on the floor, unconscious. Emily arrives, wakes her up, and asks her what happened. Pam says a psychopath with a black suit and mask, with a "A" on their suit (meaning it was Liberator A), attacked them and knocked her and Wayne out. She then realizes that Wayne is nowhere to be found.
Just then, Emily gets a video call. It’s B, who tells them to answer a facetime call if they want Wayne back. On the video call, they see Liberators A and B waving at them, with the latter walking over a man, whose face is covered by a bag. B dares them to guess who the main in the bag is. Pam says to just tell them. B rips off the bag; it’s Wayne. A tells them that they are going to play by his rules: play a game of horror trivia, with five questions. If she gets three right, Wayne will live, but if she gets three wrong, Wayne will die.
There will also be a consequence if she gets a single question wrong. Pam is not a horror expert, so Emily has to answer the questions. He first asks her who the killer was in the first Scream film, which she gets right. Liberator A asks her the room in The Shining, where Jack encountered a ghost. Emily answers Room 236; B informs her that the correct answer is Room 237, and orders B to “do it” B takes out a power drill and drills into Wayne’s shoulder, causing him extreme pain. Pam and Emily beg him to stop, which he does.
B asks the next question: name the main weapons of Leatherface, Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees. Emily gets all three of them right. For the fourth question, he asks Emily what the name of the monster was in the 1954 monster movie Creature from the Black Lagoon? Emily has never heard of this film, and is unable to think of an answer. Saying that she took too long, B goes to the next punishment. He takes out a hacksaw.
He slices through the wrist of Wayne’s entire right wrist until his hand is completely severed. Emily and Pam scream again. B says that he can make the bleeding stop if they want; he takes out an iron, and puts it into the stump, causing Wayne even more extreme pain. He eventually passes out. Emily calls A and B “bastards” A reminds that Wayne still has another hand, plus, he’ll survive if she gets the final question correct.
Pam tells him to get on with it. After telling Pam not to rush him, he gives the final question: Name the killer in the horror movie, Black Christmas. Emily shouts that it’s “Billy! Just Billy!” A then reveals he was referring to the remake, which had two killers; B takes out something to execute Wayne. Emily and Pam scream at them to stop, and that this is unfair. A tells them they clearly didn’t learn from the video last night, and now, they will learn from personal experience.
B takes out a firepoker; he brutally stabs and beats Wayne to death with it. This extends to almost every part of his body. Wayne Fields, father of Emily Fields and wife of Pam Fields, is dead. A then tells them to go to the garage if they want what’s left of Wayne; it is then revealed that the video call was taking place in Emily’s garage all along. Emily and Pam rush down there, only to find Wayne’s corpse. Pam and Emily are completely devastated by Wayne’s death, combined with the fact that he was right in their home.
Emily cries, and Pam takes her daughter in her arms, and they mourn together. We cut to Ezra’s home, and he is visited by Hanna and Aria. They asks him how much he knows about psychopathy. He tells them that psychopaths are basically people who like to torment other people, without empathy. Ezra says it’s hard to identity a psychopath just by looking at him. He also says that psychopaths are defined by their arrogance, believing they can get away with it, and that they can be driven by pain and loss.
It would be hard to think of a suspect for a Liberator, and asks if Hanna has any. Hanna suggests that John Marshall could be back, pointing out that he’s the only living member of the Marshall family. He could be delusional with the town and Alison for everything that happened. Ezra says that’s a good point, but that would only identity one of the Liberators, and there are four in total. Just then, Aria gets a GIF on her phone; it’s Wayne’s corpse, after being stabbed and beaten to death with the firepoker. There’s also the words “You’re going to need a new boyfriend now”
The trio are horrified at this. Just then, Hanna notices a car through a window. It’s speeding toward the house, heading right toward Ezra. The driver jumps out of the vehicle before it hits the wall; it’s Liberator D. Hanna shouts at Ezra, but he is too paralyzed with fear to move. Hanna shoves Ezra out of the way before the car bursts through the living room wall. The car strikes Hanna before she can move out of the way, severely injuring her.
Horrified, Aria runs to get help, while Ezra tries to help a barely alive Hanna. Just then, Liberator D comes up through the hole in the wall, and begins to run at Ezra, forcing him to flee. However, Liberator D stops chasing him, and looks at Hanna. He places her into the car, which has been doused with gasoline, before lighting it with a match. D then departs, leaving Hanna to die in the resulting explosion, which also sets most of the house on fire. Hanna Marin is dead. Smash to black.
Episode 5: Heartbond and Heartbreak
The episode begins the next morning, with Eric talking with Noel. He’s learned of the events and deaths of yesterday. Noel says that if the Liberators are trying to destroy Rosewood, then they are doing a great job. Eric says there has already been around a dozen deaths, and one of the first was Alison Dilaurentis, the queen bee of Rosewood. Noel says he just learned an interesting fact: the car used to ram Hanna was Alison’s, which was stolen after her murder.
As he continues talking, we cut through several of the characters of what they’ve been doing. Eric has been taking care of Nancy for Spencer, who has been at the hospital recovering from her stab wound. They’ve been playing board games, and Eric has banned horror movies while Nancy is here, knowing she’s been through enough. At one point, Nancy called Eric “daddy”, which symbolizes that she likes him.
Emily and Pam are shown to be hugging as Wayne’s corpse is taken to the morgue. Finally, Aria and Ezra are watching as Hanna’s corpse is taken away; both are horrified, not just by Hanna’s death, but Ezra’s near death. Byron and Ella take Aria home. Noel says that he if he doesn’t make it, Eric or someone else has got to take over his horror stuff. Finally, the brothers finish their speech by wondering if that they’ll become targets, as the whole town is part of the Liberator’s “revolution”
They conclude the best thing to do is to continue helping their friends. Just then, they hear a knock on the door, and open it to see Spencer, who has recovered and wants Nancy back. Eric gives her Nancy, and tells her she can always turn to him and Noel if she needs help. Spencer thanks Eric, who tells Spencer he is sorry about Hanna. Spencer asks Noel for a killer theory.
Noel says that he thinks it could be Paige or Maya; the killer would usually have to be close to the final girl, if they were the main target. He took this from Billy Loomis and Kieran Wilcox. Spencer says Emily would have a mental breakdown if that happened, and she’s close to that already. Spencer, not wanting to discuss this further in front of Nancy, drives off.
We cut to Mona, who is writing down stuff in her journal. She has become convinced that Mike is one of the Liberators, despite the fact Hanna was killed in front of Aria. Mona has watched Scream 2x06, seeing Brooke torture Branson. She has decided to kidnap Mike and force him to confess being a Liberator, after which she will likely kill him, if he directly killed Alison. Mona also writes down that she can’t wait any longer, and she’s done mourning.
She doesn’t care what Aria, or anyone has to say about this. Alison was her girl, and she knew her better than anyone. If she dies in the attempt, then let her die trying. We cut to Maya, who is preparing to go check on Emily. When she tries to leave, she finds a package on her doorstep. She opens it and finds papers that says “Emily needs to be careful who she trusts, read on” Maya reads the rest of the papers and is shocked by what she sees; she rushes to Emily’s home.
She arrives to find Pam and Emily mourning, and tells Emily she needs to talk to her immediately. Although initially wanting to be left alone, Emily sees Maya’s urgency and lets her speak. Maya shows her the papers, which reveals that Paige and Alison had placed a bet: Paige’s first time with Emily was actually a bet to see if she could get her to sleep with her within the month. It’s very similar to Will Belmont’s reveal. This is how Alison was threatening to break Emily’s heart in her fight with Maya in the church.
Emily is further heartbroken by this. Just then, Paige comes in the room. She tells Emily that she was also coming here to help her, only to discover that she now knows about the bet. Paige tries to tell Emily that she really does love her. She says that she was going to reveal the truth right after their first sleep together, but she grew attached to her and couldn’t bring herself to break up with Emily, who is convinced that Paige is lying.
She tries to remind Emily how manipulative Alison is, but Emily is too heartbroken, over this and her father’s murder, to listen to her. When Paige continues attempting to get Emily’s attention, at one point grabbing her wrist, Emily turns violent. She begins to attack Paige by repeatedly punching her in the face. It’s much worse than what she did to Sara Harvey in the show. Maya and Pam pull Emily off of Paige, who is shocked by Emily’s violent outburst.
They've clearly never seen Emily this angry before. Maya implores Paige to leave before this gets any more intense; Paige runs out, crying. Emily also goes back into tears. Maya and Pam try their best to calm her down. We cut to the Montgomery home. Ezra is having lunch with the most of the family, except for Mike, who is out buying a new video game.
Ezra informs the family that he is now living in an apartment located above The Brew, a coffee shop, (Ezra comes from a rich family, and can afford it). He doesn’t want to move out of Rosewood out of fear of losing Aria. Byron is starting to warm up to Ezra, having seen him comforting his daughter after Hanna’s death.
He also acknowledges that Ezra was nearly murdered, and admits he was wrong about him. Ezra thanks Byron for changing his mind. Ella asks Aria how she’s doing. Aria says its fine, but Ezra knows this is not the case. Aria then admits she is devastated by Hanna’s death, and cannot bring herself to continue eating; she goes and cries on the couch. Ezra and Byron comfort her. Meanwhile, Mike has bought his game and begins to walk home.
Before he can finish, a baseball bat hits him over the head, knocking him unconscious; the attacker is then shown to be Mona, who takes Mike and drags him off into the woods, making sure nobody has spotted her. However, she does not notice that someone indeed has spotted her, though we don’t see who it is. We cut to Spencer and Nancy, who are both in bed, neither having the resolve to get up and looking away from each other.
They seem at a loss for words or actions, until Nancy looks at Spencer, who looks back at her eyes. They are obviously trying to comfort each other, without words. At this moment, Spencer comes to the realization that Nancy is the only family she has left, and she needs to be like a mother to her. She doesn’t want to be apart from her, she wants to be closer than ever. She hugs Nancy, who calls Spencer “mommy”; reminded of Veronica’s death, Spencer and Nancy cry together.
At nighttime, Mike has not returned to the Montgomery home, and the family is worried. This is cut short when “Mike” texts them that he is with Mona, who is using his cell phone. “Mike” tells them that he’s staying with Mona for the night, who asked him out. Byron and Ella, unaware of Mona’s suspicion toward Mike, are calm and satisfied about this. Aria immediately realizes Mona has kidnapped Mike.
After her parents have gone to bed, Aria, remembering how she warned Mona earlier, sneaks out of the house to rescue Mike herself. She does not even hesitate, showing how much she loves her brother. We cut to Paige’s home, where she has several bruises on her face and is sulking over Emily’s breakup. She is clearly distraught that something like this could happen.
Just then, she gets a call; it’s Liberator C. He asks if Emily broke her “little heart” today, or was it her face. Paige asks if it was him who told Emily this. He tells her that he sent the packages with letters to Maya, knowing she would give it to Emily out of fear. Also, Paige should look around her home more. Paige asks what he is talking about. C says that she will see in about two seconds.
Just then, two black arms pop out of bottom of Paige’s bed; Liberator A was hiding under the bed. A grabs Paige’s feet and begins dragging her. Paige screams as she is pulled under her bed. Before we see what A does to Paige, we cut to Mona’s house, where Mike is tied to a chair. Mona is waiting for Mike to wake up so that she can begin interrogating him. Soon, Mike does wake up, and asks where he is.
He realizes what is happening when he sees Mona, who is holding a baseball bat. She tells him that Mike killed Alison, and so, Mona is going kick Mike’s ass. She’ll make it quick if Mike confesses now. Mike insists he is not a Liberator, but Mona is unconvinced. She starts beating Mike with the bat. The chair falls to the ground, leaving Mike injured and bleeding. Mike starts crying, and tells Mona that she needs to stop doing this.
Mona asks for a good reason. Mike asserts that he is not a murderer, and that he may like Mona, but he wouldn’t kill anyone just to get her to love him. Even if he did, he wouldn’t make it so that he’s the obvious suspect. Although Mona considers this for a moment, she is still unconvinced, telling Mike she will never love him back. Before Mona can continue beating him with the bat, someone comes in.
Mona tells the person to “piss off” The figure lifts their head; it’s Aria, coming to save her brother. Aria tells Mona to let Mike go. Mona ignores her, stating that she doesn’t know her brother at all, and that this is none of her business. Aria asks again for Mona to let Mike go, stating this is her last chance. When Mona ignores her, and tries to resume beating Mike, Aria tackles her. Before we see how Mona retaliates for this aggression, the episode ends.
Episode 6: Searches and Answers
Picking up immediately where the last episode left off, Aria and Mona are fighting over Mike, whom Mona firmly believes is a Liberator. Mona responds to Aria’s tackling by punching her. Aria punches Mona back. Soon, it’s a bitch fight. Mike is horrified by this. He begins untying his rope and freeing himself, as he learned how to tie and untie knots when he was a boy scout.
As he is doing this, Aria and Mona start pulling each other’s hair, which we can tell hurts a lot. Before the fight can escalate any further, Mike breaks free and pushes the girls away from each other. He shouts that this is exactly what the Liberators want: They are trying to tear Rosewood apart, piece by piece, and turning its citizens against each other. If Aria and Mona continue what they are doing, they are still being manipulated by the Liberators.
Mona and Aria stop attacking each other. Mike says that they need to unite together against the Liberators; only then, can they prove to them, that Rosewood is a town worth saving. Mona and Aria are inspired. Mona apologizes to Mike and Aria, who both forgive her. The trio have a group hug. Mona asks if they can keep this a secret, and confesses she feels embarrassed. Mike says that he and Aria should be able to sneak back home, and they can put this behind them.
Before he leaves, he asks if Mona and he could get along better next time. Mona says that she’ll be more cooperative from now on. We cut to the next morning, at an unknown place where the unconscious Paige is being kept, restrained in a similar fashion to Will in 1x07. B walks up, and says soon, they’re going to have some fun.
We cut to Emily’s house, where she is having breakfast with Maya and Pam. Emily confesses that she feels guilty about what she did to Paige last night, and that she may have overreacted. Pam says she’s never seen Emily so angry before. Emily admits that with everything that’s been happening, she’s had an outburst of emotions. She decides to go apologize to Paige. Maya looks disappointed, and Emily asks her why.
Maya admits that part of the reason she exposed Paige’s secret to Emily was because she hoped to get back together with Emily, but she also did it out of concern Paige might be a Liberator. Emily refuses to believe Paige could be a murderer, and wants to get back together with her. Maya apologizes for telling her the secret; Emily says she forgives her, but she has to tell Paige, and she might not be so kind.
Emily and Maya go to Paige’s home and go in her bedroom, where they see signs of a struggle and the window open; they realize something has happened to Paige. Just then, Maya’s cell phone rings; it’s C. He says that Maya should be thanking him, now there’s nothing standing in the way of romancing Emily, who takes the phone. She demands to know what he has done to Paige. C says that it’s time that Emily got a real introduction to the Liberators.
Emily must go tonight to the Lost Woods Resort, a motel outside of Rosewood that went out of business a couple years back, and is now abandoned. Emily asks if this is the hideout they’ve been using; he says it is. Liberator C says Emily must bring three of her friends with her, any age will do, with her. Emily says she can go alone. C replies that he wants to make this interesting, so take three friends with her, or Paige dies.
Also, none of them can be cops. He hangs up. Maya insists that she should come with Emily, but she doesn’t want to risk her. Emily admits that Maya still means a lot to her, but she also loves Paige. She also doesn’t want to risk losing both Paige and Maya on the same night. Maya asks who she will recruit. At that moment, we cut to Aria’s house. Byron and Ella are out shopping. Emily is talking to Ezra, Mike and Aria. She explains the situation to them and asks for their help.
Emily says she chose them because having an adult on their side would be good, and she also doubts she could do it alone, whether or not it was allowed. Emily also didn’t want to recruit Spencer out of risk for Nancy. The trio agree to help Emily rescue Paige. Mike says that they need to stop the killers now before they get out of hand. However, Mike suggests that he doesn’t come, and Mona take his place, pointing out her determination, and admits she would do better in a fight than him.
Emily agrees with this, and asks Aria and Ezra if they are sure they can come. Aria says she is not going to lose any more of her friends to these bastards; she already saw Hanna die. Ezra says that if Aria’s going to put herself in danger, he won’t let her go alone. At Mona’s house, Mike tells her about the plan to rescue Paige; Mona immediately agrees to go along. She says that this could be the opportunity she’s been waiting for. Mike tells her to be careful; Mona says she can handle herself.
First, she wants to show Mike something. Mike asks what it is; Mona kisses him on the cheek. She says that if she survives this, she’ll start dating Mike, having decided that maybe he’s not a loser after all. Mike thanks her for this, and says that he’s sorry if he was pushing it. Mona admits that she felt the same way about Alison when the first met. They smile at each other. Clearly, they’ve put behind their hostile past. Later that day, Emily, Mona, Aria, and Ezra arrive at Lost Wood Resort. Emily wishes Eric and Noel were here right about now; they’d know what do to.
Emily suggests they split up to cover more ground, but nobody goes off alone: Aria and Ezra are together, while Emily and Mona are together. Emily says she never thought she’d be working with Mona. She says she never thought anything like this would happen either. They go into Room 3, where they find some newspapers. Mona examines them and learns they are about Jenna’s suicide, and her parents’ deaths.
Emily says that she knows Alison did that, along with Jason and Mona. Mona admits she was horrified when the explosion went off, but she couldn’t bring herself to turn Alison and herself in. Emily deduces that at least one of the Liberators is doing this to avenge Jenna. Mona agrees. Ezra and Aria are walking around the lobby. Aria says she never thought she would be in a haunted house before. Ezra says it’s going to take more than some psychopath to get past him; Aria reminds him that’s “easier said than done”
Just then, a creaking noise is heard. Ezra spins around; it’s Liberator D. D runs at Ezra with his knife, but Ezra tackles him, and manages to get the knife away. D and Ezra struggle in a fist fight. Ezra yells at Aria to run and get to safety, but she cannot bring herself to leave him. Aria tries to help Ezra, but D repeatedly shoves her out of the way. Ezra slams D against a wall, and starts punching him, but D headbutts Ezra, and starts beating him on the ground. Before this can continue, Aria leaps onto D’s back, and tries putting him in a chokehold with her elbow.
Annoyed, D throws Aria off of him. He gets his knife back, and stabs it down at Ezra, who grabs his wrist. D overpowers Ezra’s grip, and succeeds in stabbing Ezra in the chest. Aria screams. She kicks D in the stomach, and grabs his mask. She succeeds in ripping it off, revealing his identity to them. Before the audience can see it, we cut to Mona and Emily. They search Room 2, where they find Paige, restrained as she was before. The women free and wake up Paige, who asks Emily why she’s saving her after what she did.
Emily says that she overreacted when she found out about the bet, and says she now knows Paige still loves her. Emily tells Paige that she loves her back; Emily kisses Paige on the lips to make her point. As they make out, Mona calls the police, and tells Emily and Paige there will be time for sex later. The trio begin to leave when they encounter Liberator B, who has a bow and arrow. He says that Liberator A was originally going to show up, but B has more expertise in ranged weaponry. B starts chasing the girls around the motel, shooting at them several times.
One shot hits Paige in the shoulder, and another hits her in the back, which forces Emily to carry her wounded girlfriend. Eventually, they arrive at the back door, but it’s locked. This allows B to shoot his last arrow at them, hitting Paige in the chest. Emily screams, and begins to panic. She tries to run again, but B blocks their path. Knowing Paige’s condition is critical, and that B has no more arrows, Mona tells Emily and Paige to go on. She walks toward B, who seems amused.
Mona asks B if he is a coward. B asks what she means. Mona gives Liberator B a proposal: drop the knife, and they fight hand to hand, that is, if B is not scared of her. B contemplates. He says that could use a challenge, and he thinks that sounds like a wonderful idea. He drops the knife. While Emily and Paige flee at Mona’s instructions, B attacks Mona, who fights back. B and Mona appear to be evenly matched for a while.
Mona proves that she is better in close combat than she looks to be, but B is clearly an expert killer and holds his own. They start punching and kicking each other. B tries pining Mona to a wall, but she gets B off of her. Mona punches him hard enough to disorient him. This allows her to knee B in the face, knocking him down. She begins punching him on the floor. B, not having any of this, kicks Mona off of him.
He starts strangling Mona, who fights back, clawing and slapping at B’s face. This doesn’t work, partially due to protection with his mask. B says that Mona is an impressive fighter, and he would kill her now, but A wants her alive. Before Mona passes out, B informs her Liberator A directly killed Alison. We cut back to Ezra, Aria and Liberator D, who has been unmasked. We first see Aria and Ezra’s reactions, shock and disbelief, before we see D’s face and identity.
Liberator D is BYRON MONTGOMERY, Aria’s own father. Aria and Ezra are speechless, and just stare at Byron, who is clearly shocked that his daughter managed to unmask him. Aria eventually says “Daddy?” Byron responds “it wasn’t supposed to happen like this” Ezra asks him what kind of father would try to kill his own daughter and her boyfriend. Before Byron can respond, he flees when he hears police sirens. Aria chases after him, shouting at her dad not to leave her. She screams at him that this can’t be true, he can just explain it to her.
Aria loses sight of Byron when he turns a corner. Aria gives up the chase, and sinks to her knees, sobbing at the revelation at her father is a murderer. Ezra catches up, and hugs Aria, who cries on his shoulders. Ezra doesn’t say “it’s okay” because he knows it’s not. He takes Aria outside, unable to stay here any longer. They run into the police that Mona called, who take the wounded Ezra away. We cut to Emily and Paige, who is clearly severely wounded. Emily lays her down outside. She informs her that the police are here, and tries to go get them.
However, Paige grabs Emily’s wrist and prevents her from leaving. Emily takes a better look at Paige, who is deteriorating and breathing less; she is dying. Emily realizes this and starts crying. Paige wants Emily to stay with her in her last moments. Emily, close to tears, tells Paige that she doesn’t want to lose her. Paige says that not everyone gets what they want in life, and holds Emily’s hand. She tells Emily that she loves her, and in death, she always will.
Paige tells Emily to never give up; that is exactly what the Liberators want. Emily promises Paige that she will always keep fighting, and that these bastards are going to pay. Paige asks if she can go for “one last time” Emily pulls Paige’s head up and kisses her. Their lips remain locked until Paige dies. Paige McCullers, girlfriend of Emily Fields, is dead. Emily falls to the ground, and mourns for her loss. During this, Pam and the police come up. Pam tries to comfort her daughter, to little avail.
We cut to Byron, who is running off into the woods. Getting unmasked this early was clearly not part of his plan. He clearly has no idea where to go now, terrified of what his partners will think once they find out he’s been exposed. He certainly can’t go back home either. Byron continues walking off. Fade to black.
Episode 7: Regrets and Apologizes
Byron goes to take shelter at Thornhill Lodge, a lodge in a wooded area outside of town. He’s obviously very conflicted on what to do next. Byron has come to two conclusions: He can go back to his partners, who will obviously will kill him for his exposure. The second option is heading back home and try to explain himself, which will certainly result in a life sentence in jail whether or not his family listens to him. Just then, he hears some footsteps approaching. Byron hides under a nearby table; it’s a pair of black boots, clearly one of the Liberators.
He searches all over the place, but doesn’t check under the table Byron is. The Liberator says aloud that if Byron’s here, he should know this: He can’t run forever, he can’t hide forever, and eventually, he or another one of the Liberators will find him. Besides, will his family ever forgive him, even if he gets away? The Liberator walks off. Byron, fearing the truth of the Liberator’s words, starts to cry. We jump to the next morning at the Rosewood hospital, where the Montgomery family are destroyed by Byron’s revelation.
Ella asks Aria why Byron would want to kill her or Ezra. Aria says she absolutely has no idea, and she never thought Byron would do something like this, even if he disapproved of her relationship with Ezra, who tells her that maybe Byron isn’t doing this willingly. Ella asks what he means. Mike suggests that maybe Byron was being blackmailed or forced to help. Aria and Ella say that this could be true. Ella tries to call Byron using her cell phone, and he doesn’t respond.
As this is the fourth time Ella has tried this morning, Aria informs Ella that Byron isn’t going to answer their calls. Ella says that she doesn’t care if she’s tried 300 times; she’s going to keep going until Byron answers. Just then, a doctor comes up. He tells them that Ezra got lucky: the stab wound didn’t hit anything major, and he should be alright. The same goes with Mona, though she’s a bit torn up. Both are available for visiting.
Mike goes over to Mona’s room. She tells her him of the fight she had with Liberator B, and confesses he is “one tough son of a bitch” It’s not every day someone is able to beat her in a fight. Mike asks how Mona knew to fight back. Mona reveals that her sister, Maria, took some self-defense lessons and taught Mona. They did it mostly for fun, but also out of concern. Maria isn’t here because is out on a space program.
Mike flirts, saying Mona is the most badass girl she’s seen yet. Mona chuckles, and reminds Mike that he hasn’t seen her in action yet. They look at other, and Mike kisses her. We can tell that Mona likes it, and so does Mike. We cut to Ezra’s room, who tells Aria he is very sorry about Byron’s revelation. Aria asks how Byron could do this to them. Ezra reminds her that he hasn’t revealed his motive yet, maybe it’s more than just psychopathy going on here.
Aria says she hopes it is, but makes Ezra promise something. Ezra asks what it is; Aria demands that Ezra promise that he is not a Liberator, and will never betray her. Ezra promises that he isn’t a Liberator, and will never betray Aria. He loves her. Aria confesses that she loves Ezra too; they kiss, and like Mona and Mike, both of them enjoy it. We cut to the Fields home. Emily is obviously very destroyed over Paige’s death, but is trying to take her advice to not let the Liberators control her.
Pam and Maya are trying to comfort Emily, who says that she can’t lose any more people. She wants to talk about why the Liberators could be targeting them. Maya says that she has no idea why they could be doing it, but maybe Pam could. She notes that Maggie kept a secret from Emma in Season 1. Emily tells Pam that if she has any secrets, any at all, she needs to tell her, now more than ever. Pam thinks for a moment, she’s conflicted. She eventually says “alright”
We cut to sometime later. Emily, Pam, Nancy, Maya, Noel, Eric, Spencer are at Emily’s home, waiting to hear what Pam has to say. Pam reveals that Emily is not her biological daughter, and she adopted her from an orphanage. Emily asks what her biological name is. Pam reveals Emily is actually Charlotte Dilaurentis, the cousin of Alison. The teens are shocked. Noel guesses that the Liberators could be targeting Emily because she is Alison’s biological cousin.
Pam explains that is most likely correct; she and Wayne adopted Emily and brought her into her family. Emily is absolutely stunned. Pam tells her that her real mother’s name is Mary Drake, and her father is Archer Dunhill, Mary’s wife. Spencer says that this doesn’t make sense; why didn’t Alison tell anyone Emily is her cousin? Pam says that she heard the family didn’t get along with Mary, and maybe Alison didn’t even know she had a cousin.
Pam apologizes that she didn’t tell Emily about this earlier; she was going to when she was older. Emily says that it ok, and that she couldn’t have known that it was going to lead to a killing spree. As Emily hugs her mother, she says that even if she does die, it will never be Pam's fault. Eric asks Noel what they should do. Noel says that if John is the killer, they may just have to wait for the finale, as they have no way of tracking down a man who has been missing for three years.
He also reminds everyone that there are still four Liberators out there, and they only know one’s identity, who apparently has no relation to Jenna. Spencer asks if she can leave with Nancy, as she doesn't want Nancy to stay for the discussion about murder. She brought Nancy with her because she didn't want to leave her alone. Everyone agrees. After Spencer and Nancy walk out, Byron appears. He hits Spencer in the chest with a crowbar, and grabs Nancy. Hearing the noise, everyone rushes outside, where they see Spencer getting up as Byron flees into the woods.
Spencer and Eric run off on their own to chase Byron, who evades them by running between trees and turning corners. He manages to escape with Nancy, much to Spencer’s distress. Emily and Aria catch up to Spencer, and tell her they will get Nancy back. Spencer too distressed to listen, horrified at the thought of losing the last of her family. We cut to later that night. Aria and Mike are simply unable to sleep, and they go to Ella’s room, who is also unable to sleep.
The three agree that they can’t lie here while Byron is out in the woods. Just then, Ella’s phone rings; it’s Byron. Aria takes it and demands to know why he’s doing this. Byron explains that he got a message from A, which gave him a final chance to redeem himself: if he kidnapped Nancy, and brought her to the Lost Woods Resort, Byron would be given a second chance. Byron says that he was going to turn her in, but cannot bring himself to do that to an 8 year old child, and is hiding out at the Thornhill Lodge.
He wants the family to come down here so that he can give Nancy back to them, and turn himself in. Aria asks why they should trust him; Byron says if they don’t, Byron won’t be able to keep Nancy safe for long. He implores them to come down before he is discovered. Refusing to abandon Nancy, or Byron, the trio go off. At the Lodge, Byron is taking care of Nancy, is in a baby crib, and he is trying to keep her calm. He gives her some milk to drink. During this, Liberator A appears, but Byron is too distracted with Nancy to notice.
When she shouts “Scary Man!” Byron realizes A is here, but is too late to react. A stabs Byron in the leg. Byron screams. A slashes his leg open, causing him to bleed profusely. Liberator A walks up to Nancy, and starts cradling her. He says he wouldn’t hurt a baby, at least not right now. He needs her as bait. A thanks Byron for giving him Nancy, even though that wasn’t his intention. A stabs and slashes Byron’s other leg open to ensure he bleeds to death. A then walks off with Nancy.
As Byron tries to cling to life, Ella, Mike and Aria arrive. They see Byron bleeding, and run up to him. Byron explains the situation and tells them that Liberator A has taken Nancy hostage. Aria asks Byron why he became Liberator D. Byron explains that he knew of the Liberators a week before they murdered the Dilaurentis family. He had a series of private phone calls with Liberator C, who threatened to murder his family and mailed him the Liberator D costume. Byron, terrified for his family’s safety, agreed to C’s terms.
Byron became Liberator D, and did what they said, so they would leave his family alone. He would also have the opportunity to stop Aria’s affair with Ezra, who Byron was skeptical of. He confesses that he figured out Ezra is a good person during his fight with him in Episode 6, when he told Aria to go and leave him behind. Byron was supposed to reveal himself at the same time as Liberator C. Mike asks him who the other Liberators are, but Byron confesses that he was distrusted and as a result, none of the Liberators ever unmasked in front of him.
Byron deduces they had anticipated him betraying them or failing before. Byron apologizes to Aria about what he did, explaining that he just wanted to protect his family. All three forgive Byron, who tells Aria to keep being with Ezra, he’s a good man. He regrets that he didn’t realize this until now. Byron tells Mike to keep Mona with him, and tells Ella that he loves her; Ella kisses Byron.
He gives a final smile at his family, before the life finally fades away from him. Byron Montgomery, Liberator D and father of the Montgomery family, is dead. Aria, Mike, and Ella start crying. We cut to the Lost Woods Resort. A enters with Nancy, and is greeted by Liberators B and C, who ask if this is it. Liberator A says that he has only half of the bait he needs; next, they need distractions and the “other bait” B is in charge of the bait, while C is in charge of the distraction. A says that soon, Liberation will come. Smash to black.
Episode 8: Liberation
We cut to the Sheriff’s car, which also has the deputy in it. They are responding to a 911 call from the Montgomery family, due to Byron’s death. The Sheriff says he can’t believe that so many people have fallen under his watch. The deputy says that it’s not his fault. Just then, a dark figure appears on the road, and the sheriff panics; he swears the car to avoid hitting the figure, crashing into a light pole.
Although the sheriff survives, the deputy is flung through the windshield, as he forgot to put his seatbelt on, killing him. The dark figure is then revealed to be Liberator C, who walks toward the car. He grabs the sheriff, and takes out a power drill. He drills into the sheriff’s throat, killing him. We cut to the next morning at Emily’s home, where she reads on the news that the police department is in disarray due to the deaths of its leading figures.
She also learns of Byron’s death, before noticing that Pam is not downstairs. Emily goes up to her room and discovers that she is missing. Just then, her cell phone rings; it’s Liberator B. He says that she should install an alarm or something, getting into the house was easy. Emily demands to know what B has done to Pam. B says that he kidnapped her because C was busy dealing with the police department, but he doesn’t have her anymore; C does.
At that moment, B gives the phone over to Liberator C, who explains to Emily that he is holding both Pam and Nancy captive. If Emily wants them back, she and one other person must come to Lookout Point, the place where Jenna committed suicide, unarmed. If C sees they have a weapon, he will immediately execute Pam and Nancy. Emily says she’ll be there, and when she is, she’ll kick C’s ass. C laughs, and says this is going to be so much fun.
He tells her to be there at 8:00 PM, and reminds her that she needs to bring someone else. C hangs up. We cut to Spencer’s home, where Emily is explaining the situation to Noel, Eric and Spencer, who demands that she be the one that comes with her. Emily quickly agrees, and asks Noel how a final showdown with a Liberator would turn out. Noel says that there is usually only one final girl left standing, but, with Eric’s help, he’s come up with an analysis.
Eric says that he believes this will evolve into a trilogy, due to the amount of killers. Spencer asks Eric what he means. Noel suggests that only one Liberator will reveal themselves per story. As in, Liberator C gets revealed tonight, but, B and A keep themselves hidden. Emily says two more murder sprees would drive her insane, and tells Noel not to suggest that. Eric and Noel apologize, but do tell final suspects for the killer’s identity.
They have concluded Liberator C could be in Emily’s circle of friends, the prime suspects being Maya, Ella or Mike. Eric says Ella or Mike may have recruited Byron, pretending to threaten their family. Noel also points out Maya has never been attacked, and yet is one of Emily’s most reliable friends. Devastated at Noel and Eric’s suggestions, she asks them to leave. Realizing they took it a bit too far, Eric and Noel go. Spencer comforts Emily.
Emily admits that it would be too much for her if Maya turned out to be the killer, and that she has feelings for her. To make her trust someone, Spencer vows to Emily that they will always be friends, and that he would never try to hurt her. Touched, Emily hugs Spencer. They make a pact to get out of this alive, and rescue Pam and Nancy. Spencer wants to tell Aria about it first, and Emily agrees.
We cut to Lookout Point, where Pam and Nancy are tied up, with Liberator C watching over them with an axe. Pam asks C what he wants. C tells Pam that he is cleansing Rosewood of the corrupt, and he has known this town has been corrupted since Jenna’s suicide. Pam tries to convince him that Rosewood can be redeemed, and points out that if Liberator C kills Nancy, he will be no better than the town he is rebelling against. In response, C walks toward Nancy, who tells him to go away.
C says that he’s not going to hurt her, stating that she’s too cute for that. Pam, however, is not. Liberator C tells them about how Emily and Spencer are coming, and he is using Nancy and Pam as bait. Nancy asks “Mr. Scary Man” not to hurt Spencer. C says that an 8 year old doesn’t get to decide what happens next, he does. As a preparation for the upcoming battle, Liberator C has studied Piper’s defeat in Scream season 1.
Liberator C will not take any chances, although he promised that Pam will remain alive until the finale, he didn’t say anything about Nancy to Emily. C then walks toward Nancy with the axe, contemplating whether to murder her or not. Before we see his decision, we cut to Emily and Spencer at the Montgomery home. They are telling the Montgomery family, as well as Maya, Mona and Ezra (who have gotten out of the hospital) about the final showdown.
Mona wants to be the other person Emily goes with, but agrees to stay behind when she learns Nancy is being held hostage, knowing it’s a personal matter for Spencer. Mona promises to continue investigating the Liberator if Emily and Spencer happen to die. Aria says that Spencer and Emily are some of the best friends she’s had, and a group hug ensues. Ella says she opposes not calling the police, but understands that innocent lives are at risk, and she just wants this to end.
Mike and Ezra say they feel the same. We cut to nighttime, around 8:00 PM. Emily and Spencer are heading toward Lookout Point. When they arrive, they find the two chairs where Pam and Nancy are tied too. Both of them are covered with a blanket, and there is blood pouring out of one of them, meaning either Pam or Nancy have been murdered by C. Frantic, Emily and Spencer rip off the blankets.
It is then shown that Pam has been hacked to death with C’s axe, while Nancy is unconscious. Emily screams at the sight of her slaughtered adoptive mother. Spencer hold her head, trying to comfort her. Just then, Liberator C comes in with his bloody axe. He apologizes for murdering Pam, stating that he got “too eager” and knocked out Nancy because her ensuing crying annoyed him. Liberator C says that Emily can resume crying like a baby if she wants now. Emily screams at him to get to the point. C tells Emily not to be rash, and all she needs is patience. It took him years to get to this moment. C takes off his mask.
Liberator C is NOEL KAHN. Emily and Spencer are shocked at their friend’s revelation. He tells them that he made it clear he was a major horror nerd, and yet, they never knew a thing about him. Spencer asks why he is doing this. Noel reveals that he was adopted into the Kahn family, and Noel isn’t his real name; his real name is JOHN MARSHALL, Jenna’s brother. Noel/John lifts up his sleeve, revealing burn scars from the fire.
After admitting his true identity is kind of predictable, John explains that he was in a coma for over a year after the fire, but eventually awoke and recovered. John was placed into an orphanage where he was adopted by Eric, who didn’t want to reveal his tragic past and hid the fact he was adopted. When the killings began, John convinced Eric that he was innocent and that the Liberators were going to frame him. He further adopted this by giving the group horror advice.
Emily asks John how he got to be a Liberator. John says that he was approached one day by A and B, whose identities he is fully aware of. A had discovered John’s true identity and recruited him into their crusade. John was their idea man: he thought of their introduction to the town, Alison being their first kill, and recruiting Byron as Liberator D. He says that A and B convinced him that Rosewood needed to die; they framed an innocent man for the fire.
John and his family never got justice until the killing spree began, where John finally got to watch Alison die. He also got bullied at a lot in school by Alison along with Jenna. John also tells them that Emily was the main target due to her biological connection to Alison. Emily asks him to reveal who Liberators A and B are. John refuses to confess, explaining he was forbidden to reveal that part.
Spencer asks again if they really were never friends. John assures her that Death and the Liberators are his only friends and family left. Emily says he’ll never get away with this, but John says that’s where she’s wrong. He explains that he intends to frame Eric as John, as they both look alike. After Emily is dead, he will tie up Spencer, and kill Nancy in front of her. After this, he will kill Spencer, kill Eric and bring his corpse over here, making it look like Eric did all of this.
Spencer says that she’ll die before any of this happens, and calls John “a fucking psychopath” Emily stands with her. John admires their bravery, and says that both of them could make good Liberators, that is, if they weren’t targets. Then, he attacks them both with the axe, but they resist and fight back. Although Emily is able to land several punches on John, he slams the blunt end of the axe onto Spencer’s head, knocking her out.
Emily is able to knock the axe away from John, who demonstrates that he is very capable in close combat, having trained with A before the killing spree began. He overpowers Emily, gets the axe back, and slams it into Emily’s shoulder, seriously injuring and incapacitating her. Before John can turn his attention to Spencer, who has woken up, she leaps onto John’s back, hitting him and causing him to drop the axe. John throws Spencer off of her. She gets up off the ground.
John taunts her, stating that the more she struggles, the more he will hurt Nancy. The thought of Nancy getting hurt enrages Spencer; she lands a swift kick on John’s face, knocking him down. Spencer screams that she will die before she will ever let John hurt her little sister. John gets up. He says that he can hurt whoever he wants, and Spencer can’t do a thing about it. The duo continue brawling. It’s a brutal fight to the death between killer and big sister, both of them refusing to lose. John starts pulling and yanking Spencer’s hair, while Spencer slashes John’s face with her fingernails.
Eventually, however, John gets the upper hand. He begins to strangle Spencer, but before he can finish, someone comes up behind him. The person grabs John’s axe, and comes up behind him. John doesn’t notice as the person swings the axe across John’s neck, decapitating him. John Marshall, brother of Jenna Marshall, and foster brother of Eric Kahn, is dead. John’s severed head rolls down the cliff. The attacker is then revealed to be Eric, who couldn’t bring himself to let Emily and Spencer fight Liberator C alone and came to help.
Eric asks who he just decapitated. Emily cannot bring herself to tell Eric what he just did. Spencer is able to inform Eric he beheaded Noel, who is actually John Marshall. Eric is completely frozen, and in denial. He examines John’s corpse, and realizes he is wearing Noel’s clothing. Eric collapses in shock and grief when he realizes what he has done, and that his brother was playing him. He just can’t stop sobbing on the ground. Emily is the same, due to Pam’s death. Spencer just cries along with them, as Nancy wakes up.
We cut to the next night. Liberators A and B are meeting up at the Lost Woods Resort, where there is a makeshift altar, with lots of candles around it. In the center of the shrine is John’s severed head; B had gone and retrieved it from the bottom of lookout point at A’s orders. A is treating John as a martyr, and orders B to kneel in respect. Liberators A and B kneel in respect of their fallen comrade. It’s similar to the altar of Pamela Voorhees. Afterwards, B asks A if he purposely sent John to his death, and why Byron isn’t being mentioned.
After reminding Liberator B that they blackmailed Byron, A reveals that he did set John to die at this reveal. A explains that he wants to extend his killing spree to have more time to effect all of Rosewood, but John wanted a faster conclusion, so he had to go. Liberator B informs his boss that throwing away John like that was a huge mistake, and now it’s just the two of them, and asks why they are mourning for him if A had him killed to begin with. A says that John was still an important part of their crusade, and his unwilling sacrifice gets them further motived.
As for being alone, A informs B that he has a backup plan; at that moment, Liberator C appears. However, if John is dead, than how can this be possible? Liberator A then explains that he had recruited another killer before the killing spree even began. Anticipating Byron and John’s failures and deaths, A had a new accomplice prepared. This was completely known to everyone except to A and the new C, who tells them that he is at A’s command.
Liberator A says that the three of them will return, and he has planted a “message” in someone’s home to make it clear. Liberator B asks A if C can really be trusted, and asks C for his identity. Before C does this, Liberator A reveals that he already had C “prove his worth” to him earlier. When Liberator B asks A what he means, he says that they’ll get to that later. Right now, B needs to learn about his new friend. Off-screen, Liberator C unmasks himself and reveals his motives.
During this, we find out what the message Liberator A left is. We cut to the next morning for this. When Mike and Aria go downstairs for breakfast, they notice Ella is not there and conclude she is oversleeping. When they go upstairs to her room to wake her up, they discover that Ella has been murdered by A, as there is a sword stabbed into her mouth with the “A” logo on it. There is also a message on the wall that says “WE WILL RETURN” The season ends as Mike and Aria scream over the loss of their mother.
- The story will be the beginning of the trilogy.
- This story take place in 2010, the year where Pretty Little Liars first aired.
- In this version, Jenna Marshall is not a mean girl, but a tormented one. She was one of the main targets of Alison’s bullying. The Jenna Thing happened, which lead Jenna commit suicide.
- Avenging Jenna is one of the main motives of the killers.
- The Jenna Thing is FAR worse than what happened in the show and very dark.
- Like the show, Alison started a fire at Jenna's house, but this also resulted in the deaths of her parents, and apparently the death of her brother, John Marshall.
- The opening kills will be not just Alison, but the entire Dilaurentis family.
- Alison’s death, in particular, will be very brutal and disturbing.
- The main female lead and target of the Liberators will be Emily Fields
- The other Liars, Spencer, Hanna, Mona and Aria, will still play very active roles.
- Unlike the show, Mona was Alison’s right hand woman and is distraught at her death, willingly helping the Liars on the motive of catching Alison’s killer.
- Instead of Ghostface, the four killers will call themselves “The Liberators”, each called “A”, “B”, “C”, and “D”, the letter printed in blood on their cloaks.
- “C” and “D” will be revealed by the end of the story, while “B” will be revealed in the second story, and “A” is revealed in the 3rd.
- The Liberators wear the Brandon James cloak, but have a brand new mask never used in the franchise. The origins of the new mask will be revealed quickly.
- The Liberators are trying to destroy Rosewood itself, and will target everyone and everywhere, believing the town itself deserves to die.
- Their motive is inspired from JMO’s fanfic trilogy with Riverdale.
- The main female characters (Emily, Spencer, Hanna, Mona and Aria) won’t be called the Liars, as they have less to hide, and more to uncover.
- They will not be as invincible or “deathproof” as in the real TV series: a Liar can and WILL die.
- All of them, except for Mona, were not friends with Alison and were subjects to her bullying. They will nevertheless be shocked and surprised by her death.
- It will take more than a stab to the stomach (referring to Lyndon James), and WAY more than a simple punch (referring to Sara Harvey) to stop the Liberators.
- There will be 8 episodes.
- The season will have a high body count, especially in it's early episodes.
- There will be a massacre in Episode 3, with a VERY high body count.
- Liberators A and B will make it clear they will be back, killing another character after C's reveal.
- In Episode 7, it is revealed Emily is in fact Charlotte Dilaurentis, Alison's biological cousin; Emily was adopted from an orphanage by Wayne and Pam.
- This is the reason why Emily is the main target of the Liberators.
- We will meet Emily's biological family in the sequel.
- Noel's death is taken directly from the show, where he also got decapitated with his own axe
What would have happened
- Hanna was originally going to find out A's identity, try to tell Aria, Spencer, and Emily, but get run over and killed by A in Alison's car, like in the show. I decided to change this for the car explosion that destroys Ezra's house.
- Byron was originally not going to be revealed until the finale, but I decided to make it more early for dramatic effect.
- Spencer was originally going to be the lead, but as Emily is my favorite Liar, and she has had the most life-threatening expierences, I figured she should be the lead.
- I considered making Ella Liberator D, but I decided on Byron due to his rivalry with Ezra in the show.
- It was originally going to be revealed that Mary was going to be Pam, but as Mary is white in the show, this was scrapped.
- Byron was originally going to last until the finale and kill Liberator C when he tried to kill Aria, but get fatally injured in the process.
- Spencer was originally going to kill Noel/John, but I figured it would be more shocking if Eric did it.
- Pam was originally going to survive, but I had her die to make room for Emily's biological family in the sequel.
|1||Kenneth Dilaurentis||Throat slit open||Byron Montgomery||1|
|2||Jessica Dilaurentis||Gutted||Noel Kahn/John Marshall||1|
|3||Jason Dilaurentis||Head bashed in with a hammer||Liberator B||1|
|4||Alison Dilaurentis||Tied to a tree and burned to death||Liberator A||1|
|5/6||Waylon and Margaret Marshall||Burnt in an explosion caused by gasoline tank and stink bomb (Flashback)||Alison Dilaurentis (Accidently Caused)||1|
|7||Random Girl, thought to be Jenna Marshall||Handcuffed in Jenna's car and driven off a cliff (revealed in Season 2)||Jenna Marshall||1|
|8||Richard Wilden||False accusation of killing the Marshalls and lethally injected (Flashback)||The Dilaurentis family (Caused) State executioner (Directly)||1|
|9||Peter Hastings||Firepoker shoved into throat||Darren Wilden||3|
|10||Veronica Hastings||Face burnt on a stove, and strangled with rope||Darren Wilden||3|
|11||Announcer||Shot three times in forehead with a nail gun||Byron Montgomery||3|
|12||Emma Winters||Bludgeoned to death with a frying pan||Maya St. Germain||3|
|13||Albert Baker||Stabbed 10 times in the chest and stomach||Maya St. Germain||3|
|14||Issac Colbert||Strangled to death||Jenna Marshall||3|
|15||Wayne Fields||Shoulder drilled, right hand sawed off, and stabbed/beaten to death with a firepoker||Maya St. Germain||4|
|16||Hanna Marin||Rammed with a car, killed in car explosion||Byron Montgomery||4|
|16||Paige McCullers||Shot in the shoulder, back and chest with arrows, died in Emily's arms||Maya St. Germain||6|
|17||Byron Montgomery (Liberator D)||Legs stabbed and slashed, bleed to death in his family's arms||Jenna Marshall||7|
|18||Deputy||Flung through windshield during car crash||Noel Kahn/John Marshall||8|
|18||Sheriff||Drilled into throat with a power drill||Noel Kahn/John Marshall||8|
|19||Pam Fields||Slaughtered with an axe||Noel Kahn/John Marshall||8|
|20||Noel Kahn/John Marshall||Decapitated with his own axe||Eric Kahn||8|
|21||Ella Montgomery||Sword stabbed into mouth||Jenna Marshall||8|
|Identity:||Byron Montgomery, John Marshall/Noel Kahn, rest unknown|
|Gender:||2 male, 1 female, rest unknown|
|Motive:||Revenge on Rosewood for his family's deaths (Noel/John), Obey the Liberators to protect his family (Byron), Win Jenna's love and help her get revenge (Maya), Revenge on Rosewood for her parents' deaths (Jenna)|
|Target:||Rosewood residents, especially Emily Fields|
|Secret:||He is Liberator D (Byron), He survived the fire, was adopted and was Liberator C (Noel/John) They were accomplices (Maya and Jenna).|
|Status:||Deceased (Byron and John) Alive and escaped (Jenna and Maya)|
|Alias:||Liberator D, Liberator C, Liberator B, Liberator A|
The Rosewood Nine
|1||Emily Fields/Charlotte Dilaurentis|
|9||Maya St. Germain (Liberator B)|
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