Welcome back to my beginner’s guide to “Pretty Little Liars.” This is part seven of my beginner’s guide to and I will be introducing Sean Ackard and Lucas Gottesman.
Sean Ackard played by Chuck Hittinger
Sean Ackard is the boyfriend of Hanna Marin. Flashbacks showed that Hanna had a crush on Sean for a long time but he only saw her as a friend. From what we’ve seen it’s reasonable to assume that Sean and Hanna began dating sometime after Ali died.
Sean is very much a good boy. He plays football at Rosewood High, his father is a priest and his mother is a dentist. Due to his religious beliefs he refuses to have a sexual relationship with Hanna which was initially frustrating for her. They later attended a youth group called Real Love Waits together.
Sean and Hanna are different in a lot of ways, and Sean often becomes vexed when Hanna puts her friends before him, but he is completely unaware of the situation with “A”. He might be a little more understanding if he knew.
Lucas Gottesman played by Brendan Robinson
Lucas is the average school nerd. He goes everywhere with his trusty camera and photographs everything for the school yearbook. Lucas used to get bullied by Ali who called him “Hermy” (short for hermaphrodite) and as such, he hated her and her friends.
Lucas made friends with Hanna after meeting her at a Real Love Waits meeting. They spent a lot of time together working on choosing photos for the yearbook and he agreed to help Hanna sell some of her belongings online to earn some extra cash.
He clearly has an enormous crush on Hanna, and Hanna’s inner geek kind of likes him too, but Hanna is (or has been so far) too in love with Sean to consider Lucas seriously. Lucas is quite the mysterious one though. In the episode where Ali’s memorial was smashed up, we were shown a shot of Lucas with his trainers plastered in mud, suggesting he was the one who did it.
When you combine this fact with the knowledge that Lucas is very capable with a computer and photography, the finger begins to point towards him as being “A”. Whoever “A” is, is often sending anonymous emails and texts, editing video and re-sizing, printing and distributing photos. It seems that Lucas may not be quite as innocent as you would first think.
My other Pretty Little Liars Guides:
Part One -Alison DiLaurentis
Part Two – Spencer Hastings
Part Three – Aria Montgomery
Part Four – Emily Fields
Part Five – Hanna Marin
Part Six – Jenna Marshall and Toby Cavanaugh