Trigger warning: This story contains mentions of sexual assault.
Pretty Little Liars fans were surprised when it was announced there would be a pregnant character in the newest reboot of the iconic show, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. Bailee Madison plays Imogen, a pregnant teenager with a few secrets — like who her baby’s father is. Keep reading to discover who the father of Imogen’s baby is. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Will the Father of Imogen’s Baby Be Revealed?
Bailee, who plays Imogen, teased that the baby’s father would be revealed by the end of the season. “That’s a big part of the mystery throughout the show,” she revealed in an interview with TVLine in July 2022. “I’m excited for it to unfold.”
PLL: OS executive producer Lindsay Calhoon Bring confirmed that the father of Imogen’s baby plays a “big part” in the show’s mystery and will eventually be revealed in the coming episodes. “You will know who the father is. It’s important, not only to Imogen, but also to the female friendships in the show,” Lindsay explained to TVLine. “It leads towards a very strong bonding between the young women — a strong support system.”
Who Is the Father of Imogen’s Baby?
Throughout the first few episodes of PLL: OS, it’s never revealed who the father of Imogen’s baby is, only that he is not interested in helping out with the child. Imogen is revealed to be six months pregnant in episode 1, which was also the same night Imogen was at Kelly and Karen Beasley’s (Mallory Bechtel) party exactly six months ago, confirming that the father of her child was also at the party that night.
After Tabby confides to Imogen that she was assaulted in episode 7, it’s revealed that Imogen’s pregnancy is the result of a sexual assault. In episode 9, Imogen reveals what happened to her all of those months ago, explaining that after Kelly and Karen’s party, she went to the beach to clear her head. While there, she passed out only to wake up the next morning and realize that she was assaulted.
Tabby has a theory that the same person who assaulted Imogen also assaulted her. After some detective work and a blood drive to track down the DNA of Imogen’s baby, they receive a match, but it’s unclear exactly who it might be other than that it’s a student. Later, Tabby confides in her mother about what she went through, who comforts her and says something that sticks to Tabby: 9 times out of 10, your attacker is someone you know. For some reason, Tabby has a gut feeling about who her assaulter is, one of her best friends, Chip.
In the finale, Tabby and Imogen confront Chip at the movie theatre, who initially denies their allegations until finally admitting that he assaulted both of the girls. He claimed he wanted to get closer to them and won’t do it again. After his confession, Tabby and Imogen promise to bring him down. He is later arrested but we discover that he was let go on bail. The final scene of the show is Archie, who we learn is the murderer behind the ‘A’ mask, on his doorstep ready to exact revenge.
If you or anyone you know has been sexually abused, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). A trained staff member will provide confidential, judgment-free support as well as local resources to assist in healing, recovering and more.
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