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The "A" Reveal On "Pretty Little Liars" Was Outrageous

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In Tuesday's sixth season finale of Pretty Little Liars, A was FINALLY REVEALED.

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IT'S CECE. DRAKE.

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Who the hell is CeCe Drake? you might wonder. Last seen in 2014, CeCe was an older friend of Alison, Jason's ex-girlfriend, and the probable murderer of Detective Wilden. Got all that?

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OK. So we found out a while ago that A is really named Charles. But we had no idea who Charles was.

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But now we know. Charles is CECE. CeCe was born Alison's older brother and turned out to be Michael Myers crazy, so he got sent to a psych ward. And then she transitioned into a woman named Charlotte, before changing her name to CeCe Drake.

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WHICH MEANS CECE KNOWINGLY DATED HER GODDAMN BROTHER!

GURL BYE!
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GURL BYE!

After I was done being grossed the eff out, I realized that I'd seen this story before. On the popular NBC daytime soap opera Passions.

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On Passions, Vincent Clarkson was separated from his parents at birth and returned to town to get revenge on them.

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Part of his plan involved SLEEPING WITH HIS BROTHER.

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The other part involved running around town in a mask blackmailing everyone in sight. Kind of like A.

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Then another woman, Valerie, came to town and was ultimately revealed to BE VINCENT.

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Granted, Vincent/Valerie identified as both a man and a woman, unlike CeCe Drake, but the similarity between both stories isn't hard to miss.

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The other similarity? Passions' portrayal of Vincent/Valerie was horrifying and offensive. And with Pretty Little Liars' five-year time jump in its finale, CeCe's reveal also seems to be a stunt.

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For a show that's told such a beautiful story about Emily coming out of the closet, and strong female friendship, seeing a mentally unstable killer's reveal become a transgender story is incredibly disappointing.

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