‘Pretty Little Liars’ Just Revealed How the Moms Got Out of the Basement
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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Just Revealed How the Moms Got Out of the Basement


It’s been more than a month since we left Rosewood for good (unless our hopes for a Pretty Little Liars spin-off come to fruition), but we still have a good amount of lingering questions about our favorite show.

One of the most talked about of those Pretty Little Liars mysteries? How did the moms get out of the basement?! As dedicated fans, we need answers!

Well, thanks to Marlene King, that mystery has now been solved.

First, let’s flash back and set the stage: In our favorite subplot, Veronica Hastings, Ella Montgomery, Pam Fields, and Ashley Marin were in the Hastings kitchen, downing some red wine together while their daughters were having an alternate prom.

#WineMoms was born.

That’s when Veronica (probably taking after her daughter Spencer) decided to go confront Kenneth DiLaurentis next door.

During their sleuthing, they headed to the basement together, and the door closed and locked behind them, trapping them.

When the episode ended, the season ended. We never found out how they escaped, thus spawning the funniest conspiracy theory storm of the show’s run.

The moms even reunited for the Pretty Little Liars series finale to drink wine and discuss how they escaped the basement, though they never revealed the details.

The only hint they gave is that Pam didn’t drink for a year after that night.

It was a sly, totally funny nod to the audience. We thought we’d never figure out how they saved themselves, but now Marlene is ready to answer our lingering question.

Shay Mitchell, queen of Instagram, chatted with the showrunner on her Instagram story during a visit to the Pretty Little Liars museum on the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles.

“They were in there a long time and they had to probably climb on top of each other,” Marlene said on the story.

And remember how Pam didn’t drink after that night? It was because things got super intimate and awkward, according to Marlene.

“Pam … had to take her clothes off, and they put oil on her and slid her out of the window,” she said.


OK so it wasn’t the most essential lingering question of Pretty Little Liars, but it was one of our favorites, and we’re so happy Marlene and Shay addressed it!

Check out the whole Instagram story below!