aeriel miranda pretty little liars season 5 premiere shana 'Pretty Little Liars' Season 5 premiere: Shana is 'A'? Doubt itThe final frames of “Pretty Little Liars” Season 5 premiere, “EscApe from New York,” seem to imply that Shana Cruz (Aeriel Miranda) is “A.” But we don’t think so (and neither do the fans on Twitter).

Surely that cannot be the answer. Surely after three seasons of watching uber-“A” terrorize these girls, it cannot simply be that it was Shana going crazy on Alison and her friends because she fell in love with Jenna Marshall, right?

That would be anticlimactic, to say the least. Shana has been a minor character who only pops up now and then and seems to have no real beef with the Liars. It would be hard to swallow her as “A.” Plus, what happens the rest of Season 5 (and Seasons 6 and 7) if “A” has been revealed. We’re not sure we can handle a third person as “A.”

Since this is “Pretty Little Liars,” we’re taking that reveal with a grain of salt — and we’re comforted by the fact that Marlene King says in her Reddit AMA that the audience will only be given “clues” about “A’s” identity.

What do you think, fans? Sound off below and tweet your thoughts @Zap2itAndrea.
Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."