While fans don’t have to say goodbye to the Pretty Little Liars TV show until 2017, yesterday marked the final day of filming for the Freeform series’ cast and crew. Sasha Pieterse, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Keegan Allen, Ian Harding, and I. Marlene King, took to social media to mark their final day in Rosewood.
Bellisario also posted an email from fiancé, Patrick J. Adams, — which he wrote as Spencer. Adams also bid the show adieu in a separate post. Check them out, after the jump.
Pretty Little Liars Cast & Crew Say Goodbye As Series Wraps
— I. Marlene King (@imarleneking) October 26, 2016
— Ashley Benson (@AshBenzo) October 26, 2016
As I reflect on these years together in my dressing room on stage 6 on the WB lot (apparently James Dean once climbed above it and hid in the rafters) it is silent. I am unable to find the words to equate how tremendously emotional I feel. It is unlike anything I could ever explain. I will think about this often, and look back fondly on what we all shared together. I can't even believe it. So grateful for the support of our fans and friends. I will miss this family so very much.
There are not words that I can write (here) that could express the gratitude I have for walking next to this man for 7 years. @keeoone you know how I feel about you. You know what this part of my life means to me, you know all of the darkness and the light that we have shared over these years, the insane pants pissing laughter and now the heaving and hiccuping sobs that will live in my heart forever. Even if Spencer and Toby only exist in Rosewood you will always have me. Love you friend. Thank you.
This isn't a good photo, but it's an important one. I snapped it quickly from across a subway platform several years ago. Keegan and I were both working in the city, but managed to catch up one afternoon. We walked and talked for hours, waxing poetic and picking apart the little moments of our lives. It's a habit he and I continue to this day. Of the many blessings this show has bestowed upon me, meeting and befriending this fellow counts as one of the most important. Much love and happy wrap my friend. @keeoone
In these last hours embodying our characters, I want to reflect on a great love I have for you. Last night, I was very present and took the time to really look at you as you are now. I have grown up with you and learned so much from you. I'm a better person because of you. I will continue to look up to you as an actor, because you care so deeply for our craft, and bring the greatest truth to everything you do. I absolutely love you Troian Bellisario. And as our characters drift off into space and away from our control, I remain grateful I could inhabit their existence with you right there to ground and protect me. I will miss these subtle moments and quick, brief glimpses of you and this whole surreal experience.
Dear Pretty Little Liars, Let's be honest, we've had a complicated and pretty long relationship. I've known you almost as long as I've known @sleepinthegardn (I got the pleasure a few months earlier than you). In that time we've definitely had some laughs. you've afforded us opportunities I could never have imagined, introduced me to some of the finest cast and crew I've ever met and you let me play darts with @ianmharding for an episode while discussing the nuances of the word "statutory". All good memories. But sometimes we didn't see eye to eye. Like the countless mornings that @sleepinthegardn had to slink away before sunrise or the painful Sunday nights when she'd have to board a plane and cross the 2516 miles back to your loving arms. We've had to share her for so long and the arrangement has been pretty painful because, let's face it, who would ever want to let her go? But here we are. The last day. She's still yours for 13 more hours (maybe more…probably more) and she's still 2516 miles away from me but today…today I'm not angry. Today I'm not jealous. Today I'm pretty grateful. Because in the last 8 years I've watched Troian live and learn and grow more than most people get the chance to in a lifetime. You've challenged her, pushed her, asked more of her than she even knew she had and then gave us the gift of being able to celebrate her. So after a lot of years of swearing at you under my breath I realize now I should be thanking you. Thanking and congratulating you. Because after 7 seasons, 160 episodes and a number of tweets that mathematicians have yet to discover a number to express – you are breathing the rarest of air. You've been a best friend and shared experience for millions of young people (and more than a few older ones) and entertained and inspired and terrified a generation with every buried body and surprise text message. @imarleneking you built something that changed countless lives, employed hundreds and will live on long after we're all gone. You win. Everything. So #PLL I wish you well and I'm sorry for any disagreements – we both meant well. But now I'm gonna take Troian's hand back and follow wherever it leads. pjA
I have kept so little in this room over the years, by Patti and Lo have been here through all of it. I guess I had hopes it would make it easy to pack up when the end came. Well, It took very little time but nothing about the packing was felt easy. Goodbye room (and my home for 7 years). Be good to the next girl. Whoever she is.
Repost via @Cosmopolitan: "Today marks the series wrap on 'Pretty Little Liars,' my home away from home for the last seven seasons. When I call 'cut' on the very last scene, all five #PLLs will be in the shot. Tears will be spilled, gifts will be exchanged, and final memories will be made. The most meaningful gift, however, is that we call ourselves 'PLL Family' because that is how much we mean to each other. We have created a worldwide family of fans who have come together to watch and celebrate the show. Friendships have been made and sealed over the love our passionate fans have for 'PLL.' In an age where technology often separates people, we used social media to bring them together. In season six, Spencer quoted A. A. Milne, author of 'Winnie the Pooh': 'How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good-bye so hard.' And those words have never spoken to me so loudly. Thank you to the cast, the crew, and all the fans who have kept Rosewood alive; we would be nowhere without you. And as this chapter ends, to my 'PLL' family all over the world, I won’t say good-bye, I’ll say, 'See you soon, bitches.'" — @imarleneking ❤️ #PLLFinale
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Pretty Little Liars TV series? Do you plan to watch the final season on Freeform?