I love how Aria spells her name with the last “A” looking just like the symbolic -A we know so well from Pretty Little Liars in This is a Dark Ride (3x13) I also find it interesting that Aria’s name is erased leaving a single “A.” Like her name is Aria but she also goes by -A. :)
Now, I know what most of you are thinking… that was -A who did that on the Halloween Train and then they drugged Aria, put her into a box then almost pushed to her death. Yeah, well… Obviously Wilden is NOT -A, and Mona told us that Melissa was the other person, which could have been a lie but if it was her, I REALLY don’t think she isn’t -A either…and I truly believe that she is honestly trying to protect Spencer. So if it was Wilden and Melissa or Wilden and someone else… MAYBE, they suspected who -A was and were trying to get rid of that person. Or who they suspected to be involved with -A. If Aria is guilty of something that would explain why someone might want to hurt her. The liars are probably not the only people in Rosewood who are trying to hunt down -A.
So with that being said, let’s get back to Aria and her name spelling…
In The Silence of E. Lamb (5x07) we see Aria’s name as she spelled in on her name tag at Radley. She really does seem to have a very “-A” style handwriting.
I know we have seen similar handwriting all over Rosewood, For example on Chalk Boards, which obviously isn’t Aria’s. But, what I find interesting is that this same type of handwriting is used to spell HER NAME specifically. I have never seen anyone else spell their name in this type of text?
E. Lamb takes notice of Aria the minute he saw her walk into the room. From the look on his face he recognized her immediately.
When Eddie Lamb says her name, he says it perfectly even though he says he probably didn’t pronounce it correctly…I think it’s possible he knew her name. He remembered it. Just like he recognized her, and went on to ask her if she volunteered for the “Reading program” last year? That was a very specific recollection.
We know an unidentified person was visiting Mona in Radley. Could Aria have volunteered for this “reading program” to get her foot in the door? Or could she have been there for something else?
“I feel like we’ve met before.” E.Lamb insists.
Aria tells him No that it’s her first time there. E. Lamb looks very doubtful and suspicious of Aria.
Aria then starts to panic as he leaves the room.
Later, E.Lamb comes in to break up the confrontation between Aria and Big Rhonda. He instantly seems to take the Big Rhonda’s side angrily asking her what she thinks Aria stole from her and insists that she answer him… E.Lamb doesn’t seem to trust Aria AT ALL. I mean with Spencer, you can tell he likes her, and trusts her to some extent. But I think he definitely knows something more about Aria that makes him appear very suspicious by her presence.
As she was leaving he followed he out to her car and approached her. Ultimately he ends up asking her, “What are you looking for?” Obviously, he knows she is up to something, and we know she is… BUT, there is something more here. How did E. LAMB recognize Aria? What does he know about her?
After Aria gets in her car and quickly drives off. E. Lamb makes a call to Ezra. Is that the same call that Ezra refers to when he knocks on Aria’s door confirming that she saw Eddie before he left? It looks like E. Lamb called Ezra to set up a meeting AFTER he confronted Aria BUT never showed. That is a little strange…
Did he want to share his suspicions about Aria, and what he may have known about her among other things?
Ezra seemed to know that Aria saw Eddie Lamb before she left Radley, it’s not clear if she told him at some point, or if E.Lamb mentioned it in his message to Ezra… but it is really suspicious that he went missing just after he questions Aria… Did somebody want Eddie to stop asking questions? Maybe some of those questions were about Aria?
There are a few possibilities as to why Aria acted as if she didn’t know E.Lamb:
1. Aria could have denied meeting him before because she didn’t think he would remember her and she didn’t want him too.
2. She could have multiple personality disorder, which there is some evidence to suggest.
3. She could be the one with a twin or doppelganger.
What is Aria’s connection to Radley and Eddie Lamb specifically?
And YES, we all know Aria has been to Radley before BUT Eddie Lamb remembers MEETING her not just seeing her around. If he met her while visiting Mona or Spencer it wouldn’t have been a secret and she wouldn’t have had to act like she didn’t know who he was, especially to Ezra. When they saw him on the security footage she lead him to believe she didn’t know who he was.
So, did Aria have something to do with The Silence E. Lamb?
Spencer gets a text from Alison. It’s about Mrs. D and how the cops still need to determine her cause of death. To which Hanna and Aria respond:
Hanna: Cause of death. It was a murder, duh!
Aria: Maybe the cops think that she was poisoned?
Hanna: How do we know she wasn’t buried alive?
Wait, back up? Did Aria just suggest that the cops might think that Mrs. D was POISONED? Hasn’t -A been working very hard to make it look like Mrs. D was poisoned and potentially frame Peter Hastings who Aria later throws out the idea that he might be -A?
I mean why would that thought of poisoning even cross Aria’s mind, considering the timing it’s very peculiar.
Because once again Aria appears to be on the same page as -A when she suggests poison as the cause of death. Because -A seems determined to make Spencer believe that Mrs. D was poisoned by her dad.
So, how would Aria know this before she was even told. Where did this idea about poison come from?
Aria was very quick to help Ezra research his theory about Mrs. D and Bethany and help him go through his files…
Then after a visit from Lieutenant Tanner, Aria convinces Ezra to move all of his “research” to HER attic. Looks like Aria will have COMPLETE access to all of his files.
Remember Aria WAS one of Ezra’s suspects, he even noted her potential motives. Aria also told the liars that he thinks one of them is -A. Why haven’t we heard more from Ezra or Aria about that theory?
Lieutenant Tanner seriously has the LiArs on her radar. She was very suspicious why so much trouble seems to surround these girls, and I am guessing it’s because somebody is guilty of something.
Does Aria want to hide any potential incriminating evidence about HERSELF from the cops. Also, having access to Ezra’s files gives her access to ALL the secrets Ezra has found out about EVERYONE else in Rosewood.
Ezra receives an envelope anonymously. Of course Aria rushes to his side to see it’s contents.
Inside is a piece of artwork that is clearly foreign to Ezra but IMMEDIATELY Aria says confidently that the women in the drawing is Mrs. D.
Ezra definitely seemed surprised by how quickly Aria identifies this as Mrs. D and asks her “How can you tell?”
Aria then gets paranoid and asks Ezra, “Who would want you to have this?…My money is on -A!”
First on all, they really made it seem like it was SUPPOSED to be strange that Aria recognized the woman as Mrs. D right away, because they made it a point to show us Ezra’s confused reaction.
Could this possibly be a clue? Could Aria know the artist? And if so is it a ally? or an enemy?
And then there Aria goes again, pointing her pretty little finger. It MUST be -A who sent this! But, nope. It wasn’t -A. It was Eddie Lamb. Why is E. Lamb delivering this information to Ezra? Could this information potentially lead to exposing -A as opposed to being from -A. Whoever sent this seems to have a motive.They want Ezra to find the connection between Mrs. D and Bethany Young. If -A is responsible for the death of Bethany Young then -A wouldn’t want this information getting into the hands of the “enemy.” Would -A? Maybe -A would do this was if it is all just another “Red Herring” Anything is possible.
If Aria is -A or part of the A-Team she would definitely be threatened by anybody finding out the truth if they could use it to hurt her or whoever she might be working with.She did look very uncomfortable when Ezra told her he still had the surveillance cameras on. Or if this is just another piece -A is playing in the game, then Aria will be leading the liars in the wrong direction. Far away from -A.
Either way, you can’t deny it’s suspicious that Aria pointed that out as Mrs. D as soon as she saw the drawing! Something is up there!
Spencer reveals to her friends that her dad did not kill Mrs. D and is overwhelmed with guilt for accusing him. And what does little Miss Aria say? “Unless your dads -A.” SERIOUSLY ARIA? This sounds more like a diversion tactic to me. It seems like Peter Hastings is clearly being framed by -A. So, -A wants the liars to suspect him. It seems like Aria may want to distract the liars too by just “throwing it out there” that Peter is -A.
The idea that Peter Hastings is -A is seriously laughable, and I can’t believe Aria would even suggest it. Anyone but you, right Aria?
Season 5, Episode 5 “Miss Me X 100” There was an explosion at the Cavanaugh house, and remember little Miss Aria was the last person we saw SNEAKING inside the house! Could she have had something to do with it?