Bittersweet news, darlings: The wonderful, no-longer-trapped-in-the-basement moms of Pretty Little Liars have officially wrapped shooting, leaving their onscreen daughters to close out filming the series finale all by themselves — and yes, their last day on set was just as tear-inducing as you’d expect.
Lesley Fera (Veronica Hastings), Laura Leighton (Ashley Marin) and Holly Marie Combs (Ella Montgomery) shot their final PLL scenes last week and all of the girls (minus Alison, whose mom, Jessica, was killed off in season 4, and Emily Fields’ gorgeous madre Pam) got to bid farewell to the women that have played their moms on-screen for the past 7 years. We can only imagine how difficult saying goodbye was for all these ladies, especially since they’ve bonded in real life as well and got to see these amazing young actresses grow up right before their eyes.
The night was definitely an emotional one and all of the moms made sure to spend some quality time with their television kiddos before leaving Rosewood for good.
Lucy Hale gave her on-screen mom, Holly Marie Combs, a huge hug and a sweet parting message. “That’s a series wrap on my amazing work mama,” she wrote. “You’re the coolest, @H_Combs.”
Troian Bellisario snuggled up to Lesley one last time and basically summed up how we feel about the final episode in one simple caption: “7 years ain’t enough.”
In another post, she continued her heartfelt sentiments about her incredible costar and Rosewood parent: “How amazing is @lfera23 ? I’ve had 7 years of the most generous, intelligent, beautiful and mind-blowingly talented scene partner. From cursing like a sailor in between scenes, to trying out every accent we could mimic on one another, You will forever be my momma Hastings. And From one theatre nerd to another, I know this is only the beginning of us.”
Meanwhile, the stylish Marins – portrayed by Ashley and Laura – kept it fierce per usual, posing for a selfie and flashing their beautiful blue eyes and bright smiles at the camera.
As for who was not emotionally ready to say adieu to these kickass mamas? PLL boss Marlene King! The show’s executive producer opted to wish the Rosewood moms “goodnight” instead. “I can’t say goodbye so I’ll say goodnight to our PLL mom’s @lfera23 @thehmc and #LauraLeighton,” she captioned her Instagram video. “Thank god you got out of the basement! Love you!”
We totally feel the same way Holly’s face looks in that video, by the way.
Why do you think Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Pam (Nia Peeples) were MIA from this cry fest? Which Pretty Little Liars mom will you be saddest to see go? We’re waiting to hear your thoughts in the comments!