Pretty Little Liars is a series about four girls who got reunited a year after the murder of their loved one Alison DiLaurentis, who was the one who united the four of them in the first place. Alison Dilaurentis who is played by Sasha Pieterse, was the Queen Bee of Rosewood’s teenage society. She was best friend with Aria Montgomery, Emily Fields, Hanna Marin and Spencer Hastings. Although they were best friends Alison was very different from the rest of the “squad”. Alison was manipulative, secretive, devilish and vindictive, however she was caring and nobody could mess up with her girls or they could get in a huge trouble. She never showed the real her to her parents and she never had a good relationship with her brother Jason DiLaurentis. She was a bad behaved girl but she could make her friends feel very special in a way that only she could. That is why she knew so many secrets about everybody and had a lot of enemies, but nobody knew any of her. A year after her murder, the four girls started getting messages from an anonymous person who was identified as –A. At the beginning the girls thought that the messages were from Alison because the messages were talking about old secrets that only Alison knew about., but later on the threats became about present secretes that were meant to be kept by the four of them, and they started to realize that Alison wasn’t -A until the four started to see their dead friend in their dreams and when she save them from fire.
In one of the episodes of the series Alison appeared to Aria (in her dreams), after the girls found out that Alison knew about the affair that Aria’s dad was having with one of his students. The episode was really interesting for everybody not only because Aria was sick (so everybody knew that it was a dream) but also because Meredith (the student who had the affair with her dad) and now her teacher was staying at her house and was looking for the pages of Alison’s diary that were proving that Aria’s dad was having a affair with one of his students and that makes him a suspect on the murder of her friend Alison because he saw her on the day that she got missing. Anyways, Alison appeared to Arian to protect her from Meredith. Which was something that Alison always did, protect her friends. But that only made Aria question more about her best friend’s murder. Alison was so caring that took with her the pages of her diary in order to protect her friend and her friend’s father in a way. But that was just the ways Alison was, she protected the four girls and took something from them (their secrets) in order to have them under control. Even though Alison wanted to have them under control, that was also her of showing how much she cares about her best friends.
One of Alison DiLaurentis’ traits was to be manipulative and that was one of the reason most people kept watching the series, just to see how far Alison would go and to see what and who she was manipulating before and after she went missing. She manipulates everybody or was manipulating everybody before and after she repapered. She was so manipulative that in order to get what she wanted she used to hold her breath until she was given what she was asking for. Along with manipulation she was a liar and bully, which is why she got a lot of enemies. Everybody wanted to get revenge for something she had done. And she got a lot of people in her web of lies which is why as the episodes go by we realize that everybody was connected to Alison, -A and Mona in a way. Even people that nobody would think that would be involved in this messed up story that seems to not a have and end. Alison lied in every way you can imagine, from her name, age, school and lifestyle. And what made people believe in her lies is that she believed in her own lies otherwise nobody would believe in her.
In Episode 13 “Grave new world” (season 4) after a long day looking for clues to find Alison, the girls finally had the chance to be face-to-face with their suppose dead friends. And even though they got to see her for a few minutes Alison had to disappear again because she was scared and not ready to go back home. That made the girls question if it was Alison playing with them once again as she usually did. Once more Alison disappeared without answering any questions from her friends. That episode was one of the best episodes of season 4 of Pretty little liars, not only because they all got to meet up with Alison together, but also because is when it starts to get more interesting and addictive. It is one of those episodes that as long as you really want to stop to watch you just can’t because it gets more and more intense. And as the episodes go by we get to know little more about the character Alison DiLaurentis.
In Episode 24 “A is for Answers” (season 4) Alison Dilaurentis finally gave her friends everything they were looking for, the answer for every question they had, yet she couldn’t answer the one they all (including Alison and the public) were curious about. Just to make you understand how Alison’s “Frienemies” were a complicated thing, because the ones she trusted the most are the ones who were actually behind all this threats and deaths. And after everything that happens in this episode, after going back home and to the Police department, Alison still lies about all that happened to her in those 2 years she was missing. Alison’s lies continue throughout season 5 and we all want to know how this story ends for Alison Dilaurentis. The manipulative, liar, secretive, devilish but although caring Alison DiLaurentis.
*Frienemies- a combination of the words Friends and Enemies.