The Red Coat is coming! The Red Coat is coming!
After a season of being taunted and haunted by a mysterious blonde in a crimson jacket, "Red Coat will finally show herself to the girls" Tuesday night, promises executive producer Marlene King of Pretty Little Liars' Season 3 jaw-dropping finale (8/7c, ABC Family), which she says "in many ways goes up in flames."
In keeping with the show's tradition of paying homage to the works of Alfred Hitchcock, "there is a party at a very North By Northwest lodge in the woods," King says, adding with a laugh that while "there is no crop-duster, there is a plane" that factors into the hour's action. Also going down in the Rosewood? More twists than you can shake a field hockey stick at. "It is one of those episodes where you're constantly trying to figure who is conning who ...you just don't know who to trust," King previews. "Every 10 or 15 minutes, you'll be saying 'Oh my gosh, I thought I had this figured out but I don't.'"
What viewers will figure out is a slew of so-far-unresolved mysteries, including the "shocking" identity of the person Jenna (Tammin Sursok) met at the picnic table at the end of Season 2; the true makeup of the A Team ("who is on it, who isn't and who is about to lose their spot?"); and something we have been dying know since the late Toby's alliance with Crazy Mona was revealed. "You will find out by the end if Toby was really good or really bad," King offers. "There will be closure for fans."
In addition, Ezria lovers should prepare for what King describes as "a be-still-my-heart moment" for the couple, as well as a cliffhanger that leaves Aria, Hanna, Spencer and Em speechless. "You will understand when you see [this] why Season 4 picks up literally moments later," King teases. "The finale freezes on the Liars looking at something they just cannot believe they are seeing."
Are you psyched for the PLL finale? Who do you think Red Coat is?