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Shay Mitchell Shares Emotional 'Pretty Little Liars' Farewell -- See the Heartwarming Video!

by Tina Smithers Peckham 8:46 PM PDT, November 01, 2016
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All the tears.

After an array of commemorative Instagram posts complete with matching ink, the Pretty Little Liars cast is continuing their emotional farewell to the popular Freeform series and fans alike.

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Shay Mitchell, who plays Emily Fields on the hit series, uploaded her "Farewell Letter" video on her YouTube page on Tuesday following the official wrap of the show's seventh and final season.

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"Sad, anxious, excited, terrified, inspired, gratified, nervous, unsure, proud, upset, accomplished, relieved, devastated, lucky: I didn't know it was possible to feel so much at once, yet I sit here with all my feelings," the 29-year-old said.

"Our show ending is such a weird, unique thing that I have only experienced from where you all are sitting: the viewer's side," she continued. "I remember shows I watched growing up ending and all that came along with a series finale, yet where I am seated now is so different. I don't know what my life would've looked like without Pretty Little Liars… I can't believe it's over."

In between tears and deep breaths, the actress recalls shooting the pilot episode seven years ago and how she has changed over the years alongside her castmates. "I got to watch our cast grow and flourish, not only as actors, but as people," Mitchell said. "People who have found love and success and people who make me a better, more understanding person… People who are family."

"Emily, Hanna, Alison, Aria and Spencer have now gone where all beloved characters go when people stop writing for them: The end. …I’d like to think that somewhere in an alternate Rosewood universe, that these five women will always remain a constant in each others' lives, just as I hope we all do in our own reality," she concluded.

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The last few episodes of Pretty Little Liars kick off in April 2017 on Freeform. Watch the video below for more on the series' final season.

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