Speculation: Reasons Why Ezra is A on Pretty Little Liars, Part 2

To get the pArty started right after the Pretty Little Liars summer finale aired (Season 4, Episode 12), we posted a list of 21 reasons why Ezra Fitz (Ian Harding) could very well be “A.”. We also promised that there were way more tell-tale signs that our favorite Rosewood High English teacher could have a texting addiction and penchant for torment, and that we were working on a follow-up article. Well, guess what? It’s done and ready for your perusal. Join us below for a fresh round of clues as we continue the investigation into Mr. Fitz’s shady past as well as an assessment of his suspicious-sounding quotes!

(*Please note that the list below begins at number 22 since it’s a continuation of our initial twenty-one findings listed here. Thanks for your understanding!)

22. A’s reign of terror began when Ezra began teaching in Rosewood during the pilot episode. Coinky-dink? Maybe yes. Maybe no.

Ezra Fitz - Season 1

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23. Aria is the Liar to have been least affected by A so far. Sure, she got locked up in a box with dead Garrett on a Halloween train — but what’s that compared to your parents being thrown in jail and your house being demolished by a road demon? While the rest of the girls suffer and enroll themselves into Radley, Aria spends her days sipping coffee at the Brew and taking pottery classes.

Ezra and Aria kiss in "A dAngerous gAme"

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24. Not that it proves anything, but what the bleep was Ezra doing on the Ghost Train. More importantly, why did he appear at the very end? “I’ve got a meeting in Philadelphia about ghost writing an autobiography. Actually somebody worth writing about this time,” he told Aria earlier in the episode. Is ghostwriting code for I was busy sending anonymous texts? Hmm.

25. Ezra Fitz loves The Great Gatsby. Aria dressed up as Great Gatsby character Daisy Buchanan in the Halloween Season 3 special. Daisy Buchanan falls for a rich bootlegger with a shady past. Ezra has a shady past. Moreover, in Season , 15 the word “Daisy” is spotted on Ezra’s blackboard and, at the end of episode, A leaves daisies by Mrs. Potter’s grave. Draw your own conclusions if you must, but we remain suspicious.

Aria Montgomery as Daisy Buchanan

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26. Hey, remember when Noel Kahn tried to blackmail Ezra into giving him a higher essay grade? Their interaction is filled with tension and Noel, using Mr. Fitz’s red pen, crosses out the C on his paper and changes it to an A. (At first, Ezra seems scared but now when we rewatch it, he looks more stunned as though he’s saying, “You want an A? Well, you’ll get an A. You’ve been marked bitch!”) Soon after, a key to test answers are confiscated from Noel’s locker and he gets suspended. Who put them there? Well, it wouldn’t be unusual for a teacher to have access to locker combinations is all we have to say.

Ezra changes Noel's grade

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27. In PLL Season 1, Episode 13 Spencer received an email from A asking “Married for love or an Alibi? – A” Later one, “Married for Love” was spotted on Ezra’s blackboard of infinite clues.

married for love or an alibi

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28. Alison DiLaurentis’s alter ego is named Vivian Darkbloom, which is an anagram of “Vladimir Nabokov.” Nothing special here right? Wrong. Nabokov wrote the controversial yet powerful novel about Lolita, which is about an adult English teacher named Humbert Humbert who falls in love with his 12-yr-old stepdaughter. Even more intriguing, is that Vivian Darkbloom is the alias Vladimir used to appear as a character in his own books. And more intriguing than that? Nabokov wrote The Eye.

Vivian Darkbloom screenshot from Pretty Little Liars

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29. In  PLL Season 1, Episode 19, when Aria confesses to Ezra that she, Alison, Spencer, Emily, and Hanna were the ones who blinded Jenna Marshall during a prank gone wrong he barely flinches. It’s as though he already knew what went down!

30. The short story that Ezra read during open mic night in PLL Season 1, Episode 5 ended with the following description: “And in a moment, her life was undone. Everything she knew disappeared, drifting into the summer sky.” Alison was supposedly killed in the summer the night she disappeared during the Liars’ barn sleepover. (FYI: We know she clawed her way out of the ground after being buried alive but we don’t know if she survived afterward since she disappeared from Mrs. Grunwald’s car.)

31. In Episode 1×04, the instant Mr. Fitz bikes past the Liars, who are sitting on a park bench and figuring out ways to blocking texts fro A, a flyer of Alison’s lovely face smeared with a message written in red (“Ding Dong the Bitch is Dead”) flutters into their midst. While we don’t think that Ezra set this loose since that would be impossible, it seems like the writers and producers may have done this on purpose.

ding dong the bitch is dead

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32. Not to say that owning a black hoodie automatically means someone is A, but it seems that only A members wear such grotesque comfort clothes in the fashion runway known as Rosewood, PA. In episode 1×04, while enjoying some dinner with Aria at his apartment, Ezra is keeping it low key in a black hooded zip up sweater. He wore a black hoodie again in the Halloween special. Interesting.

Ezra Fitz in a black hoodie

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playing dress up for your man on halloween is one thing

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33. In the season 2 premiere, Aria is visiting Ezra (and smooching him) at his apartment and he tells her, “Ask me anything.” Later on that night, when the girls are snooping around in the greenhouse, they received a text from someone and it reads, “Ask me anything.”
ask me anything

34. In PLL episode 2×12, Aria receives orders from A to bust Jackie Molina for plagiarizing her thesis and even sends her the papers that prove she did. Earlier on the episode, Ezra is seen reading papers that are very similar to those — so similar that they are even stapled the same way. It’s no secret that Ezra wanted Jackie gone because she kept getting in the way of his relationship with Aria. Moreover, the doll that A sends Aria in this same episode wants her to “make Jackie go away.”

Ezra reading papers

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35. “Big Brother is always watching you.” What’s the importance of this quote? It’s what Jenna tells Aria in the bathroom right after Aria spies Jenna and Ezra going over her short story in “Person of Interest.” It’s from George Orwell’s 1984 and while Ezra is far from being Aria’s big brother (he’s just Wesley’s bro) and this quote could easily apply to Jason DiLaurentis, it’s interesting to point out the theme of eyes comes into play again. And, again, Ezra is in some way connected.

big brother is watching

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36. At the end of PLL episode 2×11, Dr. Sullivan was reviewing her patients’ files and to look for major hints. And boy did she stumble on a gold mine! “A” (apparently) began visiting a therapist before the Liars did (and was either born in 1994 or began therapy sessions in 1994), thinks it’s his/her job to “police,” refers to unnamed adversaries as “nosey bitches” and is treated for “overpowering feelings of revenge” and anger manage. We know Mona had been one of Dr. Sullivan’s patients — but her issue was that she was living in a perpetual state of hyper reality that fueled her feelings of omnipresence and omniscience. In PLL episode 4×12, Ezra demonstrated that he’s the kind of fellow who snaps when under stress and takes his anger out on poor closet doors. (FYI: His family also has the cash to fund therapy sessions.) What the hell was Ezra’s framed ‘Master of Arts in English Literature’ certificate doing in Dr. Sullivan’s office in PLL 2×01 (“It’s Alive”)?!

Ezra Fitz - Master of Arts in English Literature

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37. Does anyone recall Ian Thomas’s supposed suicide note from “The Devil You Know” (episode 2×05)? We know Emily played detective and discovered her own set of clues in it. However, there is still something else to point out. In the letter, ‘hide’ is crossed out right after the phrase “I can’t.” The word “run” takes its place instead.  When Aria complained to Ezra about Jenna being in the same pottery class as her in episode 2×03, Ezra replied “You can run, but you can’t hide.”

you can run but you can't hide

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38. In PLL 2×24, when the Liars head to Brookhaven and visit a creepy doll shop, they meet a little boy named Seth. Upon asking him if he’s ever seen Alison, he responds that she stopped by their store to see if they sell voodoo dolls and informs them that a man and woman with dark hair are trying to hurt Ali. He points to Aria’s locks as an example. While Ezra doesn’t have flowing, voluminous curls by any means, his hair is longish and it’s dark. (P.S. We’re eliminating Caleb from the equation because he’s heading to Ravenswood. Moreover, the couple was not Jenna and Garrett since the woman was not blind and since Garrett was killed on the Halloween train, which means he’s off our “A” suspects list. )

Seth from Pretty Little Liars

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39. While Ezra hangs out with his college buddy in PLL Season 1×05 (“Reality Bites Me”), we find out that his nickname during his undergrad years was a single letter: Z. Sure, it’s not the letter we want it to be (A!), it’s unusual that it’s not Ez or plan ol’ Fitz.

Patrick J. Adams with Ian Harding

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40. Remember when Emily’s parents were trying to sell their house and a real estate agent named Mendez (Daniel Desantos) was showing a potential buyer at the end of “It’s Alive” (2×01)? The client had to have been an adult and Ezra had a steady job at the time and enough cash to buy the place. Needless to say, whoever entered Em’s house caused major distress for the Liars because he/she erased all of Emily’s computer files, including the videos recorded by Ian Thomas/N.A.T Club!

A looks at a frame in Emily's room in "It's Alive"

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So what do you all think? Are you convinced Ezra is A or do you think he’s guilty of something but sending vicious texts isn’t one of them? What is your theory about the PLL Season 4, Episode 12 reveal?

About the Author: Theo is a television enthusiast/digital editor at Alloy Entertainment. A conspiracy theorist at heart, this Greek gal is constantly on the look-out for horcruxes and is still trying to make sense of Lost Season 6. All in all, she enjoys freshly brewed iced tea, ancient poetry, and Whedonverse. Follow her musings on entertainment at @theodorag13.

COMMENTS

  1. Alice Said:

    Make Ezra A! It would be so lame to take back such an awesome reveal. It’s becoming obvious that the writers are making it up as they go along. Grow a set and make it stick. The character is so much more interesting with a sinister edge.

  2. shea becker Said:

    I was really surprised when Ezra is A I was like don’t turn around that is when I found out the Ezra was the big A the leader of the A team

  3. Ashley Said:

    Unrelated to Ezra BUT I’m re-watching all the episodes seasons 1-3 and did anyone else notice a long red trench coat hanging up on EMILY’S closet door? Season 3, episode 5, around the 29 minute mark. Don’t believe me? Check it out on Netflix if you have access.

    Just a little observation..

  4. Ashley Said:

    REVISED! My apologies.. I meant Season 3, Ep 5 at the 14 minute mark.
    CHECK IT OUT!

  5. Nicole Said:

    hell no Ezra is not A. he probably like Toby. he probably has a reason to do this just like Toby. remember when we found out that Toby was A and he had a reason for doing that. i think Ezra is not A.

  6. Lola Collins Said:

    OMG this is all so shocking!!!! What if Ezra is only one of big A’s worker bee’s and Ali is the big A??? Gahhhhh

  7. alyssa Said:

    I was like, WHAAAT! How could he!?! Noo! Ohmigodness!!And now I’ve read this, and part 1, and it makes sense! It’s not one of those stupid theories that doesn’t connect. Anyways, I think he plays a big part of the A Team, and I am dreaming for his reason to be A is to protect Aria, but it just doesn’t add up, you know? And I was so sad! I’ve always thought Ezria! Forever. And I had hope for them getting back together, because they didn’t stop his character, but know I know it’s because of this!!

  8. Emily DE fieltandioste Said:

    what???? ezra is not a. alison is dead. not toby either. basically, “alison” had a twin called alsion. strange. eccept that the alison we all know is in fact called courtney. courtney known as “alison” was mental she was going to be put in rehab but she said that she was alison. everyone believed her. her parents kept this a secret. so aloson, not the one we knew seeked revenge. she killed her sister. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED IN THE BOOK!

  9. jasmin Said:

    I cant believe its ezra…how can he be A!!!!
    Such a shock and a great twist if its true…he is the last person i would expect!!i cant wait to see the next episode,anyone know when its coming out?????

  10. Bridget Said:

    I hope Ezra is A. I’ve never like him or his relationship with Aria. If he turns out to be A it will make him less boring.

  11. Jessica McConaha Said:

    Emily DE fieltandioste:

    1st, the author has said they’re going so far off from the plot she wrote that she has no clue who it is now. Tv/Film is good for that. I’m not complaining, I’ve yet to read the books & adore the show so I really could care less at this point.

    2nd, thanks for ruining that for myself & everyone else who hasn’t read the books & possibly giving away the ending of the show.

    Why’ it so hard for people online to be thoughtful & attach a simple “SPOILER ALERT” :(

  12. Diane Said:

    It’s already been said that Mona was “A” in the first two seasons. it was during her stint in Radley that the “Liars” were stolen from her and she was made an offer. IF “Board Shorts” is to be “A”, it can’t be Ezra. Ali’s letter posted on the board in the lair states that he was the town’s “Best kept secret” and that she was surprised she met him there since she thought she knew the town. WHOEVER the guy is, he was from Rosewood…and Ezra didn’t come there until he got his first teaching job.

  13. Alicia Said:

    If you’re still shouting “It’s so-n-so, that’s what happens in the books” you’re REALLY only proving that either you’re slow or *DING DING DING* you’ve never actually READ the books & are just repeating what other idiots are saying. This show is nearly ENTIRELY different from the books. They don’t even have all the same characters, storylines, plots. So just shut up and stop embarrassing yourselves. THERE IS NO COURTNEY, producers have said 1000 times they’re NOT following that route!!!

  14. miranda Said:

    I’m confused…was that just a big lie…Ezra didn’t love Aria,he pretended the whole time :/

  15. Theo Said:

    @Miranda I don’t think his love for her was fake. You can’t pretend when it comes to chemistry. However, I don’t think his main intentions for moving to Rosewood are honorable though. That’s just my take!

  16. emily Said:

    oh…is it true?is ezra really join “A” team?
    how can you say that surely???
    i dont watch season 4 yet…maybe it,s something there that make you suspicious …can you explain me about season 4 …i read your reasons up, but i still think that it,s maybe just a Trick for Mislead viewers…or maybe you are right and he is in “A” team…i dont know…

  17. Alison b Said:

    I personally think that Ezra Fitz is A 1 because he had never been suspected before. 2 because he had all the right things to be A. And 3 he had the opportunity. I mean sure there is a possibility that he is not A of course there is but i think that it is true. Ezra is A.

    -A

  18. Leenarose Said:

    I am stuck on the twin theory. Now the one clue that stuck out to me is the little boy in Brookhaven. For one, we know that Vivian Darkbloom has dark hair with curls. If we are playing with the theory that Ezra was dating Ali, maybe it is Ezra but maybe he is not dating Ali but is dating her twin sister which could be using Vivian Darkbloom as a cover because she is hiding her true identity. Maybe she had to pose as Ali as Vivian because she was almost caught by Emily. Somehow I find it hard to

  19. Leenarose Said:

    believe that whoever A is will willingly let Ezra have such an attached relationship with Aria. Since we know that it is a couple that is after Ali, I don’t see him as the other half of that couple.

  20. Liz Said:

    Ezra MUST be A. The writers promised this time this will not be another lame Toby story. PLEASE FOR GOD’S SAKE don’t cave in to the ezria supporters like you did the Spoby fans. Maintain consistency in your stories dear writers.

  21. micasta Said:

    It’s a logical theory, but in one episode, it’s party in school, and Aria’s mother keep the jacket’s of guests. When ,,A” take a jacket, Aria’s mother say: Good evening, do you have good time tonight? Goodbye, like she dont know that person.

  22. Emma Said:

    Okay are we forgetting about the fact that there are two red coats in 4×12?? Cece was one. And I don’t care what anyone says Ezra is too big to be the other. So there’s another red coat we have to find out about and if Ezra is big A why was cece outside his apartment listening to him and aria? I think Ezra has a part to play but he couldn’t be big A. I really hope it isn’t true that the person who decided to spoil Ali possibly having a twin. The biggest ‘A’ Shock for me is still mona!

  23. Cassandra Said:

    Last season I was getting missed feelings with Ezra. I was even looking up Ezra as A theories, but I gave the idea up because I couldn’t really find anything or anyone who agreed with me. And now they’re saying A is Ezra!! Look at that hide out he had, that cost a lot of money. Sounds like he’s getting his family money after all. Or that big bag of cash in his dresser?? Right after Jason put up that reward?? And now Jason is hiding or dead for all we know. Ezra + Aria :(

  24. Meg Said:

    You left out a big clue. While rewatching season 1 I noticed this –

    When Aria decides to tell her mom the truth about her Dad’s affair she is with Ezra and abruptly leaves. He tries to get her to stay with him but she tells him that she has to tell her mom and then leaves. She decided to tell the truth just then in the middle of the conversation with Ezra and you can see how taken aback he is.
    By the time she reaches home A has already sent a letter to Ella about the affair. How convenient.

  25. A Said:

    __

  26. TaylerRae Said:

    If they actually reveal who the real leader of team A is, the show will be close to an end. Once we find out who that person is, it won’t be long before the girls find out (because what fun is it for us to watch them look like idiots when we know the truth?). And once the girls find out, A will be arrested or killed off, and the show is over. I think other reveals will happen first… We will at least find out if Ali is alive (or if it’s her twin!) and what is up with red coat before who A is.

  27. AA Said:

    it’s important to remember the writers claim that when they write, they always make sure they leave the door wide open for anyone to be A. I think you could make a plausible argument for any of them to be A. A big clue we have is that A is in S1E1. I’ve suspected Wren for a long time, and after this season, and re-watching S1E1, I’m convinced. Wren is even shown in board shorts in S1E1. But Mona def. implies Big A is a girl, so who knows, really. I think it’s too early for the Big Reveal.

  28. Bree Said:

    What about that one episode where (it was a Halloween one) where Hana’s mom invites this little girl into her house and later that girl disappears? Possible ghost girl? What is the significance of her in the story? I don’t think she was just there because it’s spooky and it’s a Halloween episode…

  29. Carah Said:

    Ezra is A because in Ezria, add an a after z, a s after i, and it spells Ezraisa

  30. shemira Said:

    I want to see spencer vs. Ezra.i have 10 bucks on spencer

  31. Kelsey and Darien Said:

    We really don’t understand how Ezra is “A”! It just doesn’t make sense!

  32. Carolina Said:

    When he is meeting Aria in the first episode, she tells him that she loves the song that is being played in the bar, which is the same song at the end of the episode, when A “appears”.

  33. Sarah Said:

    Ok what is up with the train painting in Ezra cabin? It looked just like the artist Wren used at Radley and only painted red!

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