All About ‘A’: Uncovering Top Moments in ‘PLL’; Season 6 Finale

Warning: Major Spoilers Below

The Season 6 summer finale of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars (PLL) aired Tuesday night to a most anxious audience. While many loose plot points were tied, perhaps the show’s biggest revelation was answering the question that was five years in the making: “Who is A?”

While fake reveals in past seasons left fans frustrated, the Liars (and fans, alike) finally came face-to-face with A, who is also known as Charles, who is also known as Charlotte, who is also known as CeCe.  

To wrap our heads around what exactly happened, we used Canvs to conduct an investigation of our own and discovered how fans truly felt about the finale.



Pretty Little Liars
Season 6 • Episode 10 - "Game Over, Charles"
Tuesday, August 11 • 8:00 - 9:00PM
Total Reactions: 520,509


Top Show Moment

As expected, the show’s biggest moment occurred between 8:05 and 8:10 p.m. when CeCe was revealed to be A. The first five minutes post revelation drew 38,854 reactions out of 117,746 Tweets, where 38% thought it was crazy and 14% expressed disappointment.

'A' Reveal

Most 'Loved' Moment

The most loved moment of the finale occurred between 8:55 and 9:00 p.m. when Emily punched Sara in the face. This scene inspired 4,072 love reactions and 2,112 good reactions.


'Unsure' Reactions over Time

The Season 6 summer finale of Pretty Little Liars made almost 30,000 fans feel unsure. In the 15 minutes after CeCe was revealed to be A (8:05 p.m.), unsure reactions spiked.


Most Reacted-To Character

Unsurprisingly, CeCe was the most reacted-to character of the episode and drove the most mentions in six of the eight core emotions captured by Canvs. She was the top driver in crazy, excited, hate, disappointed, annoying, and unsure reactions.


Final Thoughts

Despite the superabundance of information revealed, 56% of users thought the finale was good based on the reactions measured 15 minutes after the episode ended. In the same time frame, just over 3,500 users expressed they "couldn't wait" for the new season to premiere, when we see the Liars five years in the future.

Agreed. The five-year time jump looks exceptionally exciting. We can hardly wait for the new season to return, where we're certain we'll be taken on a roller coaster of emotional twists and turns. Don't mind us; we're not complaining.

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