Ted Wilson is a character on Pretty Little Liars, first introduced in Season 3. He is the pastor at the Rosewood Church, and was formerly engaged to Ashley Marin. He is the biological father of Charlotte DiLaurentis, as revealed in Power Play.
He is portrayed by Edward Kerr.
When Hanna cuts school, Ashley punishes her by making her help with the church's clothing drive. Ashley meets Ted at the food table and they flirt. Later, he sees Hanna taking the jacket Emily's wore on "That Night" out of one of the donation boxes. He approaches Hanna and asks her if she's going to pay for the jacket.
Ted has one date with Aria's mother, Ella, after they connect through a dating website on which Aria made her a profile. However, it went nowhere and he continued to persue a relationship with Ashley from then on.
Ted stops by the Marin home and gives Ashley a thumb drive he found in the church long after Spencer tossed the drive to distract Ian Thomas in the Season 1 finale. He tells Ashley that the thumb drive has videos on it, some of which Hanna is in. He wanted to turn the thumb drive into the police and leaves it with Ashley so that she can review it before turning it into the authorities. Ashley destroys it, however, when she discovers that it contained an incriminating video of her sleeping with Darren Wilden to get Hanna's shoplifting charges dropped.
He is seen later in the episode at a party that the church throws for everyone who volunteered for the clothing drive. He dances with Ashley until Darren Wilden interrupts and Ashley decided to go home, claiming she had a headache.
Ted is seen inside the Marin home, dressed up as a doctor for Halloween and handing out candy alongside Ashley.
When Ashley is about to leave for a seminar in New York, Ted asks her if there is anything he can do to keep her in town. He asks her if there is any other reason, besides a potential promotion, for which she might want to leave Rosewood.
Ted returns and he overhears Hanna on the phone with her father, talking about Ashley's bail. She is close to tears when he approaches her and assures her that everything will be fine. After Ashley returns home when her bail is anonymously posted, he shows up at the Marin home with pie and Ashley invites him in. He stays for dessert with her and Hanna. Later, it is revealed he is the one who posted bail for Ashley.
After the charges against Ashley are dropped, she goes on a date with Ted.
Ted is standing in the Marin’s kitchen with Ashley when Hanna walks in. Hanna asks Ted how Peru was, and Ted tells her that it was good and that he put a new roof on a chapel, built a playground for our sponsor school, and “dreamed about your mother’s waffles”. Ted then questions whether Hanna knew they eat guinea pigs in Peru, and Hanna comments that that’s wacky. When Hanna asks if Ashley heard her come home last night, Ted comments Ashley didn’t hear him call either, “tried to warn you I was coming back early”, to which Ashley tells them that she had a long week at work and must have slept like a rock. Saying that the waffles are done, Ashley mentions that it looks like a nice day out, and suggests that they eat on the patio. Agreeing, Ted takes the plate of waffles and heads outside.
Out the front of the Rosewood Church, Ted suggests to Hanna that they sit down when she meets up with him. Sitting down on a park bench, Ted mentions that he wants to talk with Hanna about Ashley, to which Hanna says she’s pretty sure he should talk with Ashley about this. Hanna adds that Ashley knows that she knows, and when Ted questions how Hanna knows, Hanna says because she knows. Ted then comments that he hasn’t asked Hanna yet, and a confused Hanna questions what Ted was going to ask her. Ted tells her he wanted to ask Hanna for her permission, “I’d like to marry your mother”, and a shocked Hanna comments that she still thinks Ted should talk to Ashley about this. Ted goes on to say that he really would like for Hanna, himself and Ashley to “be a family”, and if they’re going to be a family, he wants to make sure Hanna is all in. Hanna asks when, and Ted tells her tonight, “over dinner, at the house. And I want you to there”. Hanna questions tonight, and after Ted nods, Hanna tells him, yeah definitely, and she’s totally in. Hanna then asks if it’s going to be like a fancy dinner, but Ted says it’ll be “super, super” casual, “like any other night”, and that he wants Ashley to be surprised. When Hanna tells Ted not to worry, her lips are sealed, Ted thanks her and heads back towards the Church.
In the Marin’s kitchen, Ted comments that he “has dessert”, before walking over and placing a giant cookie between him and Ashley. Hanna wonders if they all get a cookie, and Ted explains that it’s not just any cookie, “it’s a peanut butter cookie”. Ashley says that they shared one of the cookiies the first day they met, to which Ted tells her that he was thinking that maybe they can share one tonight. As Ted split the cookie in half an engagement ring falls onto the plate, surprising Ashley. Saying that he has a few more formality’s to get through, Ted gets down on bended knee, and picking up the ring, he tells Ashley that when he moved to this town he knew it would bring tremendous change to his life, “turns out that change was you”. Going on, Ted declares that there’s something bigger than the both of them that put Ashley in his path, “and I want to spend the rest of our lives together, being grateful for the gift of you”. As Ted asks Ashley if she’ll marry him, Ashley takes the ring from Ted’s hand and tells him that she needs a minute to think, before she gets up from the table and walks out.
As Ted walks towards the front door, Hanna tells him that he just took Ashley by surprise and that she’s had a really long, stressful week at work; and Hanna coming home early didn’t help. Ted comments that either Ashley doesn’t like surprises, “or… there’s something wrong with my timing”. Hanna tells him that there’s nothing wrong with him, he did everything right, he just has to give her a minute to take it all in. Saying that he will, Ted thanks Hanna, before opening the door and leaving.
While not in the episode, Ashley mentions to Hanna that she accepted Ted's proposal, but she also told him about her affair with Jason. Hanna wonders what Ted said, and Ashley says that Ted said he needed some time to think.
While not in the episode, Ashley tells Hanna that she and Ted are engaged. Ashley explains that she and Ted went for a walk, they talked, and the rest is history.
In the Marin’s kitchen, Ted sits at the island counter drinking a coffee while Ashley dries some glasses. Ashley tells him that he was right, she shouldn’t have gone to the trial, to which Ted says he doesn’t think it would have made much of a difference if she’d stayed away. Ted's cell phone rings and he declines the call. Ashley says he might as well start answering it, to which Ted comments that it can keep. As Ashley turns to face Ted, she remarks that he’s going to have to talk to someone sooner or later. Ted replies that if the Churchgoers haven’t heard already they will on the news. Ted acknowledges that most of the ladies in the congregation manage to pull the news out of the atmosphere, “it’s pretty amazing”. Ashley then tells Ted that he can go, to which Ted says that he just wants to finish his coffee first. Ashley tells him no, that it's alright, and that he can go, Catching Ashley’s drift, Ted tells her that he isn’t going anywhere. Ashley states that she’s not trying to be noble, she’s being practical. Ted responds that he made a promise to her. Ashley says that there would have been a time when she held him to that, but not now; it’s not a way to start a life together. Ted says that they can get through this, and Ashley agrees, but questions what's next, and that they are who they are. Ted expresses that he never asked Ashley to explain. Ted listens as Ashley says that he should have before she questions that the point of forgiveness is if you don’t know what really happened. Ted tells her that it’s about a clean slate. Ashley responds that there is no such thing, and she’s beginning to think that that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Ashley thanks him, and after she says that he should go, the two share a look, before Ted comments he’ll just finish his coffee.
While searching for Mary Drake, Hanna and Spencer go to a house where they find Ted. Hanna asks Ted if he knows where Mary is, but he tells them that he doesn't. After the girls leave, it is shown that Mary is actually hiding in his house. Ted then asks Mary why she is really here. Later, Hanna and Ted met up again, with the latter confessing that he lied and was hiding Mary. Ted explains that Mary went to him for help because they had a child together: Charlotte DiLaurentis. He shows Hanna a card that has Charlotte, who at that times was Charles, in a camp he ran for troubled kids. Ted also reveals that Lucas was Charles' old childhood friend.
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