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  • Once the video of Jessica and her two boys played on the projector of the dollhouse, I realized how dumb I was for not realizing that Jason is the character with the twin. There have been hints throughout the series and I believe that there is a logical explanation for everything happening in front of our eyes. This is my first time carefully constructing a theory (so I may be off on episodes), but I’m constructing it because I’m finally confident in my theory.
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    Let’s go back to the origin of Charles. Charles is actually... a Hastings. Jason and Charles were conceived through Jessica’s affair with Peter Hastings (2x19). They are identical twins. Charles seemed to be a normal kid until he started to exhibit odd tendencies. I’m not entirely sure what happened. But, something very bad happened and Charles was put into Radley Sanitarium. Many of the writers keep saying that it all goes back to Radley and it really does! Jessica wanted to make sure her son would stay safe at Radley, but to also make sure she could cover up any future incidents so she joined the Radley Sanitarium Board of Trustees (4x16). Jason & Peter know about Charles’s existence, but they were sworn to secrecy after his violent outbursts.

    Okay, now let’s go back to when Charles was supposed to be in high school… specifically the year Melissa graduated (around 2004). But first, I’d like to spend a brief minute to explain why Andrew is NOT Charles. Andrew is simply not old enough. Charles was trying to recreate his senior prom in 5x25 so it wouldn’t make sense that Andrew would have gone to the same school seven years ago. Also, Andrew wasn’t introduced until the middle of season 3. The Charles storyline starts from the very beginning of season 3. Charles’s presence has been around for longer than Andrew. Anyways, let’s back to high school. I should remind everyone of the characters that were in high school at about this time Wren Kingston, CeCe Drake, Melissa Hastings, Ian Thomas, Garrett Reynolds, and of course Jason DiLaurentis. Jason participated in the N.A.T. Club with his close friends, Ian Thomas and Garrett Reynolds. I’d like to mention that the N.A.T. Club was NOT included in the books. There are tons of things that have been in the show but haven’t been in the books. However, the N.A.T. Club is strongly connected towards Charles’s storyline. Charles envied Jason and his high school experiences that he missed out on. The Senior Prom that was hosted during the finale is huge because Charles is recreating the prom that he did not attend because he was at the Radley Sanitarium.

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    What was Charles up to during his time at Radley? Well, before we talk about that - let's take one step back and talk about that picture. I realized that the baby that Jessica was holding in the projection couldn't be Alison. The age difference between Jason and Alison is 7 years. Well, those kids were 3 or 4 years old so Alison couldn't have been the baby. I did a little researching and Bethany Young was identified as a 17 year-old girl at her time of death. When Alison went missing, she was only 14/15. There is a good chance that Bethany is actually the baby in the picture to the left. It makes sense because Jessica wanted Bethany to call her Aunt Jessie... and I believe that Bethany's mother is Jessica's sister - Marion Cavanaugh. :)

    Anyways, we're back to what Charles was up to at Radley. Soon, he befriended Bethany Young and even developed a relationship with her. Charles was introduced to Bethany by Jessica who has having an affair with Bethany’s father (yes, Jessica is a whore... but that’s not the point). Bethany hated Jessica once she found out. But then, he found out that Bethany is actually his cousin... which Charles could not accept. He killed Marion in a fit of rage over him and Bethany's incestuous relationship. Charles was responsible for Marion’s death. He is the fragile patient... not Bethany Young. And, Peter knew about it. Peter mentioned the Fragile Patient in 4x16. He holds the answers to Marion’s death, but he keeps it in to protect his son, Charles.

    Now, I really want to mention some differences from the book and the show that mean something much more than you guys realize. In the books, Peter was the father of Alison and Courtney DiLaurentis, but in the show he is the father of Jason. Why did the writers make this change? The writers wanted to make sure that the show was different from the books and the second A being Courtney would be way too obvious. So, they changed which child had a twin. Peter & Jessica are the parents of the twins in both the show and the books. There are so many reasons why Charles is a twin and not just a random person, but I’m going to get onto more of the WHY.

    And, finally we arrive at the night of Alison’s disappearance and Bethany’s death. Charles and Bethany both escaped Radley that night, but at different times. Charles escaped first. He found out that Bethany had been Alison’s pen pal, but he was completely unaware of Alison’s existence. He was very mad and jealous because he realized that Alison was the replacement child. Jessica wanted to forget Charles and Charles did not want to be forgotten. Charles escaped to go after Alison. Charles hit Alison and Jessica had to protect her own child. So, she buried her own daughter. But, Charles did not return to Radley – he fled the crime scene after Jessica buried Alison. A once said ""I buried your mother the same way I saw her burying you". Now, we know Charles is Big A and in fact the person that led Jessica to bury her.
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    Bethany escaped to come after Charles once she found out he was gone. Bethany got into a huge argument with Charles over Alison’s existence and knew that he went to go after Alison. When ___ saw Bethany from behind, he/she assumed it was Alison and hit her with the shovel that Spencer left behind. I’m very conflicted with who I believe hit Bethany. Melissa pushed Bethany’s body into Alison’s dug up grave because she thought Spencer killed Bethany (5x11). I’d also like to mention that when Jessica identified Bethany’s body – she really did believe it was Alison because of Bethany and Alison’s identical yellow top. Wait, how did Bethany and Alison have the same top? Alison sent one to Bethany in one of her pen pal messages OR Jessica gave one to Bethany as a peace offering (IDK which one I believe).

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    So, WHY is Charles coming after the girls if he wants to exact revenge on Jason and his friends for missing his experiences? Charles saw an opportunity. He wanted to recreate Jason’s N.A.T. Club by spying on the girls. Uber A (IDK who this is, but I’d like to mention that Big A is different from Uber A!) enlightened Charles on what Mona did to the liars and uses Charles’s fragile state to their advantage. Charles set in motion a plan to torture the girls in order to make up for Jason’s N.A.T. Club years.

    Now, I should mention that Jason… is actually dead. Charles’s first mission was to target the N.A.T. Club members. We never knew who actually killed Ian (which honestly Alison might have done). But, Charles first target as A was Garrett. He hired Darren Wilden to kill him on the Halloween Train OR Charles killed him – I also don’t know what exactly to believe. Nonetheless, Charles was successful. A few episodes later, A killed Jason (specifically in 3x19). Emily and Jason had a storyline about a picture of Alison at Cape May. And, they were targeted by A in this episode. While they are in the elevator, the elevator stops and their phones have no signal. Jason manages to open the elevator and tells Emily to climb down but Emily if frightened. Jason tells her she can do it and she succeeds, but when she tries to get Jason out, the elevator closes and drops down; damaging Jason. At the hospital, Jason informs Emily that the photo they took earlier is gone and Emily goes to get some water. Aria, Hanna, followed by Spencer, shows up after getting Emily's S.O.S. and Emily tells them about the picture. The doctor comes back and asks them where did Jason go and the Liars go back to his room only to find his bed empty. In the next episode, Emily randomly mentions that Jason is in Virginia. Only she thought it was Jason… the person on the other line was actually Charles. Jason didn’t return to the show until 4x23.

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    But, there was an explanation for his random disappearance. Mr. Hastings reveals to Spencer that Jason "fell of the wagon" and he and Jessica have been trying to get him into rehab. Charles tried to take over Jason’s place. However, Charles didn’t know how to act like a normal person yet. So, he had to spend more time away to figure it out. When “Jason” came back, he acted differently and more suspiciously. Once Bethany’s identity in Alison’s grave had been identified, Charles ordered Jessica DiLaurentis to be killed. He didn’t do it himself because Charles was in New York that night. When Spencer questioned Charles whether he was there that night, Charles didn’t give a yes or a no (5x02).

    So, there you have it – that’s what I think happened with Charles. There is one more thing I want to connect if you guys still don’t believe me that Charles is Jason’s twin…

    In 5x14, Alison had a very weird conversation about their childhood. I knew that there was something off on this conversation… but I didn’t know what and now I do. Charles is looking through some childhood photos when Alison walks in and asks what he’s doing at the house. Still looking at the photos, Charles tells her that he stopped by to pick up some files for the office, “they were up in that closet with all dad’s family photos”. Charles asks Alison if she knows that she has three full baby albums, “guess how many I’ve got?” Charles doesn’t have many baby books because Jessica tried to bury Jason’s childhood as much as possible. Alison was Jessica’s second chance and Jessica capitalized on that. After Alison looks awkwardly away, Charles finds a family photo and showing Alison, he asks if she remembers it. Taking the photo, Alison says that it was a good day, but Jason tells her that it wasn’t “dad forgot his wallet. We were fighting the whole time.” Charles remembers it differently because he wasn’t actually there. He tried to make Alison look guilty, but he was the one who remembered it incorrectly.


    I don’t know if I’m right or wrong, but those are some of my suspicious. The thing I do know is that Jason is Charles’s twin and there is no way around that.

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    • What do you guys think? :)

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    • Yh. Charles is jason twin

      But was it Charles who slept with Ashley or was it Jason ?

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    • Tayyba wrote:
      Yh. Charles is jason twin

      But was it Charles who slept with Ashley or was it Jason ?

      Defintely Charles. He toon Jason's place after the elevator incident

      Jason is deze or held captive in the dollhouse too? Jason's body was never found

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    • Great theory and also my opinion. But I still hope Jason (the real Jason :D) is alive, maybe he is locked at the dollhouse too... idk. But there is a spoiler, that there is another person in the dollhouse, except the Liars, Mona and Charles, coud be Jason tho.

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    • Webly wrote:
      What do you guys think? :)

      Love your theory! If charles is A, then who is uberA. I thought that would be the Charles too?

      He is behind the murders. What's the difference between A and uber A?

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    • But the boys in the video didn't look like identical twins... Anyway, that's my opinion. Although I agree that it would be awesome if Jason would have an identical twin, it would explain so much. 

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    • PLL002 wrote:

      Webly wrote:
      What do you guys think? :)

      Love your theory! If charles is A, then who is uberA. I thought that would be the Charles too?

      He is behind the murders. What's the difference between A and uber A?

      I'm also kind of confused by Big A and Uber A. However, I do believe that the last A (that will probably be revealed in the series finale) is someone that's been getting into trouble for a long time. Apparently Marlene said they were different. However, I honestly could be wrong!

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    • CoccinelleElena wrote: But the boys in the video didn't look like identical twins... Anyway, that's my opinion. Although I agree that it would be awesome if Jason would have an identical twin, it would explain so much. 

      Although they didn't look like identical twins, the writers could easily make them identical twins and I think it'd make more sense if they were. At least I hope Charles is an identical twin. Lol, if he's not, then I bet he's someone random that we probably don't know (who else could it be?).

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    • I'll agree this is an excellent theory, mostly because I was about to create my own theory page entitled "Charles is the fragile patient." I'm glad I'm not the only one to think this.

      Let's face it, it makes for great television for someone to have an evil twin, and you don't have to hire another actor.  And everyone likes playing the bad guy, just ask Ian Harding.

      And again from a TV production stance, its far easier to get 2 different blond children that look similar to play twin boys than it is to find two 2 indentical twin actors for a 2 minute scene.  The world is not filled with Mary Kate and Ashleys and those Teen Wolf boys, so just accept the fact they made due with what was available. 

      So yes, Charles is Jason's twin and was sent to Radley. And yes Peter knew about Charles as well.  Just look at his face when Toby and Spencer were discussing Radley.  He reached for his collar and gulped.  

      Now, Webly, my theory starts to differ from yours, and I applaud you on the amount of detail you put into it.  I'll admit there are plenty of blanks left to fill in mine.

      I think Charles pushed Marion off the roof, but I'm not sure of the reasons it may even have been an accident, but Bethany did witness it.  Mrs. D was on the board to watch Charles and befriended Bethany in order to protect Charles and bribed Wilden to alter the report.  What better way to keep Bethany close than to seduce her father? So Bethany is not related to anyone.  Remember that Bethany Young's parents were trying to revoke Spencer's bail, they didnt' say just mom or just dad.

      I still don't know what happened that night, I could just as easily believe Bethany hitting Alison as revenge for finding out about the affair and Mrs.D covering it up, still protecting Charles as I could Charles being the attacker. Whether Charles wanted to be a girl or just had an unhealthy obsession with his sister,  I don't know, but perhaps all the attention Mrs D was paying to Bethany drove him insane.

      I do believe Charles switched with Jason, but only in season 5, not season 4, because in 4x24 Jason relates a flashback from before Ali was missing. Charles wouldn't have switched places so many years ago, or else that flashback was a lie. 

      Other points to consider but dont really fall into a theory: Mrs D was still buying girl clothes; who for if not for Charles?

      What are we to make of those flashbacks of Alison in season 1, where she's trying to hit Jason with the lacrose stick and not having enough door locks and crying at Spencer's house.  If she was not simply playing a game with her dolls, making Jason seem like a creeper, then maybe Charles was ALWAYS Jason, and tricked his parents into sending Jason to Radley, just like Ali's story and the books.

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    • Such a great theory. We've got the same thoughts. 

      Just one thing: Ali actually gave Bethany the yellow top. The girls see Bethany's letter to Alison saying this.

      One more thing: Charles' message to Ali was "I buried your mother the same way I saw she burying you", that's why I think he killed and buried Jessica. I think it was really Shana who was in NY that night and shot Ezra.

      Btw, it's a perfect theory.

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    • Is that letter real? I thought that and the passport were plants by A? 

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    • PLLGuy333 wrote: I think Charles pushed Marion off the roof, but I'm not sure of the reasons it may even have been an accident, but Bethany did witness it.  Mrs. D was on the board to watch Charles and befriended Bethany in order to protect Charles and bribed Wilden to alter the report. What better way to keep Bethany close than to seduce her father? So Bethany is not related to anyone.  Remember that Bethany Young's parents were trying to revoke Spencer's bail, they didnt' say just mom or just dad.

      I still don't know what happened that night, I could just as easily believe Bethany hitting Alison as revenge for finding out about the affair and Mrs.D covering it up, still protecting Charles as I could Charles being the attacker. Whether Charles wanted to be a girl or just had an unhealthy obsession with his sister,  I don't know, but perhaps all the attention Mrs D was paying to Bethany drove him insane.

      I do believe Charles switched with Jason, but only in season 5, not season 4, because in 4x24 Jason relates a flashback from before Ali was missing. Charles wouldn't have switched places so many years ago, or else that flashback was a lie. 

      Other points to consider but dont really fall into a theory: Mrs D was still buying girl clothes; who for if not for Charles?

      What are we to make of those flashbacks of Alison in season 1, where she's trying to hit Jason with the lacrose stick and not having enough door locks and crying at Spencer's house.  If she was not simply playing a game with her dolls, making Jason seem like a creeper, then maybe Charles was ALWAYS Jason, and tricked his parents into sending Jason to Radley, just like Ali's story and the books.

      Hm... okay, I'll try to give a full response to your questions presented.

      I like the idea that Bethany witnessed Marion Cavanaugh's fall. Now, I do think the Marion Cavanaugh and the Bethany Young is the most random part of the theory. Honestly, I'm not sure whether they are related are not. But, Jessica was carrying a girl in the flashback and I believe that the girl is significant to the plot. Bethany Young seemed to be the only sensible answer. And, I think what you explained could easily be the actual solution.

      The night of Alison's death is the biggest struggle. I do believe that Charles hit Alison because A said "I buried your mother the same way I saw she burying you" (which I really need to add to the theory to strengthen that section). And, I explained that Charles felt that Alison was the replacement child. By eliminating the replacement, he might have assumed that he would be welcomed back to the family. Then, what happened afterwards...? I don't have a theory yet. Who hit Bethany with a shovel? Yeah, I'm really not sure...

      Mrs. D was buying girl clothes for Bethany, I believe. I think the theory that Charles wanted to be a girl is way too farfetched. I think that the person who set off Charles is the Black Widow/Red Coat.

      I don't think that Charles was Jason this whole time because Jason wasn't suspicious in the second or third season. He became suspicious in late season four onwards. I need to look into what happened in season 4 and his flashback that you mentioned (I have no recollection of it).

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    • Mathuesaraujo wrote: Just one thing: Ali actually gave Bethany the yellow top. The girls see Bethany's letter to Alison saying this.

      One more thing: Charles' message to Ali was "I buried your mother the same way I saw she burying you", that's why I think he killed and buried Jessica. I think it was really Shana who was in NY that night and shot Ezra.

      Btw, it's a perfect theory.

      I'm glad that you support my theory! :)

      I did not remember that Ali gave Bethany the top so I'll probably have the change a thing or two in the theory. And, I completely agree with the rest that you said. But, I need to look into why Jason suspiciously had some items from New York after the girls visit... he couldn't have been there if he buried Jessica in Rosewood.

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    • If Alison was the replacement child he despised, imagine how pissed he'd be at Bethany for being the new object of mother's affection....

      Just watch Unbridled from season 4, its the only episode that features Jason.  But in his return in 5x02 he's cleaning out the back of his car the night Ali comes home.  He's been investigating her death for 2 years, and suddenly she's home and he's has to detail his car in the middle of the night?  Super sketchy.  That could have been Charles cleaning up Jason's blood before sticking him in that barrel ;)

      The point about Mrs D buying clothes is that she was STILL buying them.  Hanna's mom found them before the bridal show.  Bethany is supposedly dead and in Ali's grave for 2 years now.  Unless Mrs D is buckets o'crazy buying stuff still for her dead daughter Alison, they are for somebody other than Ali. 

      Another thing to think about from season 1 was from The First Secret.  A Radley vehicle parked outside the abandoned house with somebody watching the Liars.  That could have been Charles/A escaping/released. The attack on Ali that wasn't Noel was too big to be Mona, but could be Charles.

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    • I still think that Jason was replaced by Charles after his hospital visit. The flashback in s4 could have easily been made up. Charles would have known that Spencer was being framed for killing Alison so in order for her to believe it more - he could have made a fake story about Alison needing to be more aggressive against Spencer to make Spencer think that Alison provoking her makes sense. His behavior outside of the flashback was very suspicious. But, I LOVE your idea about Charles cleaning up Jason's blood.

      I don't know who Mrs. D is buying the clothes for. There has been an odd theory that Charles wanted to be a woman. But, it would make a lot more sense if Charles was dressing up as a woman and ended up being a guy. In the dollhouse, Charles is clearly dressed as a guy so I'm disregarding that theory.

      I think the connection to The First Secret is significant. We never got answers to what happened on that night either and it really could have been Charles.

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    • The last comment was a response to PLLGuy's last comment. :)

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    • It doesn't make sense for Charles and Jason to be identical twins- the boys in the video definitely don't look alike and if they were going to make it clear they were twins they would have. People are saying that one of them is transgender because the shoelaces are pink but they could just be showing you that the two boys are fraternal or not related.

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    • plus i dont think the baby was Alison either! I believe its Bethany

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    • Guest1496 wrote: It doesn't make sense for Charles and Jason to be identical twins- the boys in the video definitely don't look alike and if they were going to make it clear they were twins they would have. People are saying that one of them is transgender because the shoelaces are pink but they could just be showing you that the two boys are fraternal or not related.

      I don't know who else Charles's twin would be if the twins aren't identical. The twins aren't necessarily fraternal just because the flashback had them fraternal. Marlene said that we've seen this character before. Ezra wouldn't make sense because we've already met his parents. People are suggesting Wren, but I really don't think it's Wren either.

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    • If they wanted to make them identical twins, the boys would be identical twins. They look different enough (their clothes, hair, face, shoelaces, etc) that it's pretty obvious they're not meant to look identical. They might not even be related. If it WAS Jessica (barring she's the twin theories) holding Jason and Ali, wouldn't Jason and any other person who went to the Cambell farm that still knows the Dilaurentis (ie. the Cambells, Hastings, etc) REMEMBER that Jason had a brother. It's not like everyone has amnesia.

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    • Guest1496 wrote:
      If they wanted to make them identical twins, the boys would be identical twins. They look different enough (their clothes, hair, face, shoelaces, etc) that it's pretty obvious they're not meant to look identical. They might not even be related. If it WAS Jessica (barring she's the twin theories) holding Jason and Ali, wouldn't Jason and any other person who went to the Cambell farm that still knows the Dilaurentis (ie. the Cambells, Hastings, etc) REMEMBER that Jason had a brother. It's not like everyone has amnesia.

      Sure they must remember, that Jason had a (twin) brother. But since he doesn't stay with the family for about 15 years, why should people still talk about it? It's an old story. Or do you still talk about what your neighbours did 15 years ago? + we don*t know, what the DiLaurentis told, where Charles is gone. This family is quiet good at lying, we've seen that often enough. So maybe they said, that Charles is dead? They could have easily made up a story, like they went on a holiday, came back without Charles, and told everyone he had a deadly accident or something..

      I don't know, but this is what I could imagine.

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    • Yes, it's been established that the DiLaurentis's are a family full of lies. It's not that big of a stretch that the family kept a huge secret like that away.

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    • True- but it's unlikely that in the history of ever knowing someone, that they wouldn't tell you they had a brother that left or died. If they did, wouldn't the kids think it was weird that there were no pictures around the house? It just seems LESS likely that the children (or just Ali since she was younger) would have known about them. And maybe other people wouldn't keep talking about a child from 15 years ago, but once a decent amount of families knew that Spencer and Jason were siblings, someone would have surely mentioned there was another one. Or at least Melissa would have mentioned it.

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    • I don't think Melissa, Alison, or Spencer knew. We don't know when Charles went crazy, but there is a gap between Jason and Alison's age (7 years) that would make it believable. Those kids only looked 3 years old. It's not likely that if Charles went crazy at the young age that Melissa could even remember it. Also, PLL doesn't always make sense so I don't think it's farfetched at all honestly. Marlene said that there would b\e twins in the show. It's hard to believe that someone else besides Jason could have a twin at this point. There are some big hints towards it as well. I cited a big scene in my theory that gives reasoning to my suspicions. "In 5x14, Alison had a very weird conversation about their childhood. I knew that there was something off on this conversation… but I didn’t know what and now I do. Charles is looking through some childhood photos when Alison walks in and asks what he’s doing at the house. Still looking at the photos, Charles tells her that he stopped by to pick up some files for the office, “they were up in that closet with all dad’s family photos”. Charles asks Alison if she knows that she has three full baby albums, “guess how many I’ve got?” Charles doesn’t have many baby books because Jessica tried to bury Jason’s childhood as much as possible."

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    • The boys were between 4-6 years old. We don't know how long after this, Charles stayed with the family. He could have been given away short after it. This means Alison and Spencer were too young to remember. Melissa and Jason were also only (let's say) 6 years old.. so at least Melissa might also have forgotten it. Further she is also not telling everything she knows, she's got pretty much secrets, that were revealed, and I'm sure she has more. Melissa is not the person I would relay on.

      And Jason (or it might have been Charles then), is looking through fotos in one episode. He's wondering, why there are almost no photos of him, but lots with Alison. There must be a reason for it. And the only reason I can think of, is that the family has to hide something about these years or tries to forget it. Maybe Jason really doesn't remember Charles, it's possible.

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    • LucyLuuu wrote:
      The boys were between 4-6 years old. We don't know how long after this, Charles stayed with the family. He could have been given away short after it. This means Alison and Spencer were too young to remember. Melissa and Jason were also only (let's say) 6 years old.. so at least Melissa might also have forgotten it. Further she is also not telling everything she knows, she's got pretty much secrets, that were revealed, and I'm sure she has more. Melissa is not the person I would relay on.

      And Jason (or it might have been Charles then), is looking through fotos in one episode. He's wondering, why there are almost no photos of him, but lots with Alison. There must be a reason for it. And the only reason I can think of, is that the family has to hide something about these years or tries to forget it. Maybe Jason really doesn't remember Charles, it's possible.

      If they are twins the pictures of them will be shot close together wouldnt it thus in order to erase the twin out of their lives they would have had to destroyed most of jasons pictures except the ones in which they are further apart or by themselves. There was a picture in the Dilaurentis house that had Jessica hugging a girl and a hand of another child sticking out of the side. It seems like that picture was cut to exclude the person.  

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    • I read another theory somewhere and I think Lucas in Uber A.

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    • I think the twin theory is there but I think it's Mrs. Cavanaugh and Mrs. D who are twins.  Check out this side by side image if you don’t believe me…Marion_Cavanaugh_and_Jessica_Dilaurentis_Theory?file=Imagejfjrjr.jpg

      Things to keep in mind: This whole show started with the girls keeping the Jenna Thing secret.  If you remember from the first seasons, the Jenna thing was a big deal.  Also, Mrs. Cavanaugh’s death at Radley was a big plot point of the show that was seemingly forgotten.   I believe that we are missing pieces to the puzzle still obviously but working with what we know here’s my random list of crap that is forming the basis for my theory: 

      Mrs. Cavanaugh and Mrs. DeLorentis are sisters/twins:

      Bethany:

      1.       Bethany is Mrs. D’s daughter as the product of an affair she had with her sister Mrs. Cavanaugh’s husband. 

      a.       Bethany was 17 at the time of her death and Alison was 14/15 when she went missing.  The little boys in the video are only 3-5 years old so Alison could not have been the baby in Mrs. D’s arms because she wouldn’t have been born yet. 

      b.      This is why Bethany looks so much like Alison because they are related.

      c.       This is why Mrs. D buys Bethany clothes identical to Alison and doesn’t want Mr. D to find out about it.

      d.      This is why Mrs. D wants Bethany to call her aunt when they are at the stable and Bethany freaks out at her and also finds out Mrs. D had an affair with her father.

      e.      Mrs. C probably put Bethany up for adoption or something which gives her the different last name (Young).  Then she ends up in Radley when she was young because she was having problems.  Mrs. D then becomes a board member (maybe because her sister is there...) and is introduced to Bethany and realizes it’s her daughter because she looks just like her other daughter, Alison.

      f.        Mrs. D. feels guilty about how life turned out for Bethany because of her actions and she buys her the clothes and a horse (Custard.) 

      g.       Alison finds out about Bethany and they start to correspond.  Perhaps Bethany told her about meeting Mrs. D and that’s why they agree to meet up the night Alison disappeared.  Bethany is also probably wearing that yellow top that night because Alison told her to so that they could confront her mother about it.

      h.      Mrs. Cavanaugh may have found out about the affair her sister had with her husband producing Bethany which drove her crazy and she ended up in Radley.  In Radley, Mrs. Cavanaugh probably ran into Bethany and saw the resemblance between her and Alison and put the pieces together that this was the love child of her sister and her husband. 

      i.         If that is true, then perhaps Mrs. D is protecting Charles out of guilt about the affair she had with her sister’s husband and wants to keep her sister’s son safe. (I.e.: she sees him "kill" Alison, knows it is him and protects him...)

      Jason:

      1.       Jason is the half-brother of Alison and the half-brother of Spencer and Melissa because he is the product of an affair between Mrs. D. and Mr. Hastings.

      Charles:

      2.       Charles is the son of Mrs. Cavanaugh and brother to Toby.

      3.       Charles had a vendetta against Mrs. D. for the affair she had with his father which is why he murdered her eventually.

      4.       Charles may have been blackmailing Mrs. D. about the affair she had with her sister’s husband resulting in the birth of Bethany Young.

      5.       Charles probably went after Alison for two reasons:

      a.       Alison blackmailed Toby (Charles brother) into taking the fall for the Jenna thing

      b.      Charles was jealous of the life Alison led when Bethany was his half sister and was tossed aside from Mrs. D.’s life like a dirty little secret

      6.       Charles probably went after the Liars for covering up the whole Jenna thing and letting Toby take the fall.

      7.       Charles is the little boy in the video that kisses the baby Bethany.  Jason is the other little boy in the video.  When Mrs. D says come kiss your baby sister she is talking to Charles about Bethany being his half-sister.

      8.       Charles may have been the one Alison saw spying on the girls before the Jenna thing.  Alison mistakenly believes it’s Toby.  Charles may have already been spying on the girls and collecting secrets about the Mrs. D and Alison.

      9.       Season 1 Episode 3 Spencer sees a guy at a party who she initially thinks is Toby and it makes her flashback to the night of the Jenna thing.  After the flashback, there’s a guy standing there smiling at her who is not Toby but has some similar characteristics.  He smiles at her and walks away.  I’m willing to bet THAT is Charles. 

      10.   In season 4 episode 17, Hanna went to the dentist office to find Alison’s dental records to figure out who was in her grave and who switched the x-rays.  A attacks her and puts that message in her tooth.  When she wakes up all the page she stole were gone.  In the last shot of this episode, A is shredding the papers he took from Hanna.  On a sign in sheet there is the name C. Cavanaugh.

      11.   In an episode I think Spencer ends up at Jenna’s school for the blind.  She checks the visitor’s log and on that log is Chris Cavanaugh.  I think Chris Cavanaugh (Charles) went to the school to befriend Jenna (who obviously couldn’t see him) and tricked her in some way into telling him dirt on all the liars. 

      A Charles (A) blew up Toby's house.  Why?  Because he's a Cavanaugh that was forgotten in a mental hospital and hated that he didn't have a good life?

      MMrs. Cavanaugh

      1.       Toby’s mom

      2.       Died in Radley on October 24, 2007 initially believed to be suicide though it is found out Radley only claimed that because there was another patient with her (Bethany Young or Charles Cavanaugh.)  If Radley was covering that up, it is probably because Mrs. D wanted to protect the daughter she gave up or her sister’s son. 

      3.       Toby goes to Radley to talk to a Dr. Palmer (who has dementia) about his mother and Dr. Palmer tells Toby that his  mom should stay away from that blonde girl stating there is something wrong with the air around her.

      4.       Dr. Palmer also speaks to Toby with Spencer there.  He thinks Spencer is Marion.  When Toby mentions the girl with the bad air this triggers the doctor to tell the orderly to show Mrs. D. to his office. 

      5.       Spencer finds Det. Wilden’s notes from Marion’s “suicide.”  He initially writes that she fell from the roof, but in his official report  he says shes found below the window indicating that that is where she fell from.  Det. Wilden was most likely paid off by Mrs. D and that’s how he becomes raveled up with the storylines. 

      Det. Wilden

      1.       Knew the truth about Mrs. Cavanaugh’s death.

      2.       Paid off by Mrs. D. to protect Bethany

      3.       Probably blackmailed Mrs. D with the information and became engrossed in the Alison DeLaurentis case because of it

      The Jenna Thing

      1.       Alison sees someone who she thinks is absolutely Toby Cavanaugh (Charles Cavanaugh already obsessing over Alison and Mrs. D.?) spying on the girls while they’re trying on clothes so she plans to throw a stink bomb in his garage.

      2.       Afterward, Alison makes sure Toby takes the blame by blackmailing him with the fact that he slept with Jenna.

      3.       Toby gets sent to reform school for a year before the start of the show. 

      Melissa

      1.       6-7 years apart in age between her and Spencer (Season 1 Episode 3 – the term paper Spencer steals from Melissa is dated 2/24/04 while Spencer changes the date for herself to 9/24/10.

      A(s)

      1.       Season 1 Episode 15 – A picks up the duplicate Alison friendship bracelet from a store.  The woman at the counter comments on what beautiful eyes A has.  Toby has beautiful blue eyes.  It would be assumed that Charles would also have the same beautiful eyes as Toby.



      2.       In Season 1 episode 5 Toby is seen reading the Catcher in the Rye.  In Season 1 Episode 16 Spencer gave Toby a French copy of the Catcher in the Rye.  At the end of the same episode, A is seen listening to a recording playing a French tutorial for English speakers while arranging some clues.

      Please let me know what you think.  I may be spinning out of control because this show is driving me crazy, but some piece do fit together here...

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    • Tayyba wrote: I read another theory somewhere and I think Lucas in Uber A.

      This thread is about Big A (not Uber A... who is a girl btw).

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    • KJC613 wrote: Please let me know what you think.  I may be spinning out of control because this show is driving me crazy, but some piece do fit together here...

      It's not like your theory doesn't make sense... it just seems a little too crazy for Pretty Little Liars. And, there is no explanation for why Charles is after the girls. Charles should be after his crazy family in your theory.

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    • Webly, what do you think of this theory I read that Mrs. Cavanaugh is alive and hit Alison with the rock because of what she did to her son?  

      If you remember in Season 4 when Alison is explaining what happened that night she says she was walking home after not getting a text from A or something and Mrs. D is in the window staring at "her." Then Mrs. D looks shocked and Alison takes a rock to the head.  Mrs. D buries her to cover for the murderer (possibly her twin sister) saying "What have you done? What have you done?"

      Also, Mrs. D and Mrs. C being twins could be supported by the Halloween story Alison told about the twin girls.  The story was set in the 50s/60s so it would have been someone in an older generation and one of the twins was crazy.  

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    • KJC613 wrote:

      Please let me know what you think.  I may be spinning out of control because this show is driving me crazy, but some piece do fit together here...

      I like your theory! This would actually all make sense. I also think Jessica and Marion might be twins. But why should Charles go so much after the girls then? Just because of the Jenna thing? I mean yes, it's been cruel to blame Toby on it, but would you really went after 4 girls for such a long time because of it. + it was mainly Alison who blackmailed Toby into this thing.

      Oh and I don't think Marion is alive. I think that it was Jessica who killed her, and Bethany saw it. Bethany and Marion might have been friends or they had some kind of a mother/daughter relation, i don't know about that. But she hated Jessica for killing Marion. Jessica told Bethany not to tell anyone about it.In return she gave her presents and took her horseriding and so on. Bethany kept quiet about Marions dead, but made this drawings of Jessica as the devil, a woman falling (Marion)...

      So Bethany was in contact with Alison, she hated her, cause Alison had the life, Bethany never had. When she went to the DiLaurentis house that night,  she might have been the one who hit Ali with the rock and blackmailed Jessica not telling it anyone. Because otherwise she would tell everyone about what really happened with Marion.

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    • KJC613 wrote: Webly, what do you think of this theory I read that Mrs. Cavanaugh is alive and hit Alison with the rock because of what she did to her son?  

      If you remember in Season 4 when Alison is explaining what happened that night she says she was walking home after not getting a text from A or something and Mrs. D is in the window staring at "her." Then Mrs. D looks shocked and Alison takes a rock to the head.  Mrs. D buries her to cover for the murderer (possibly her twin sister) saying "What have you done? What have you done?"

      Also, Mrs. D and Mrs. C being twins could be supported by the Halloween story Alison told about the twin girls.  The story was set in the 50s/60s so it would have been someone in an older generation and one of the twins was crazy.  

      I like that better than your first theory. I guess we'll have to see what will happen though.

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    • She could have changed any medical records for babies or infants-- either switching paternity/maternity, pretending someone died, etc: 

      "After attending Rosewood High, Marion went on to Nursing School at Hollis College and graduated as an LVN. She soon took a full-time job working for local Pediatrician, Dr. Laura Sylvester. Marion loved her work and would regularly express how fortunate she felt to have found a job where she could help children become the healthy, successful people they would become."

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    • PLLGuy333 wrote:

      Other points to consider but dont really fall into a theory: Mrs D was still buying girl clothes; who for if not for Charles?
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    • that's a really good point. later in the show, mrs dilaurentis was buying clothes for cece, so maybe she has something to do with it

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    • PLL002 wrote:
      Tayyba wrote:
      Yh. Charles is jason twin

      But was it Charles who slept with Ashley or was it Jason ?

      Defintely Charles. He toon Jason's place after the elevator incident

      Jason is deze or held captive in the dollhouse too? Jason's body was never found

      I'm going to be sad if Jason actually died in the elevator but must mean Charles is the N.A.T. club killer.

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    • Laura Sylvester is the assistant director, so that name is just used as an easter egg. It'd be like if you made a movie and put your name somewhere in a phone book or billboard or something.

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    • Does anyone have thoughts on who it was that called Jessica that night? If someone was calling to warn her, wouldn't they have spoken up after Ali was "murdered"?

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    • My big time money is on Peter Hastings. He was also on the board at Radley, so he'd likely be the first to know if someone were to escape, and had a previous relationship with Jessica so he should automatically be the top suspect. It could also be Wilden, as we knew Mrs. D. paid him to cover up the murder of Marion Cavanaugh, and this might explain the phrase "send someone", as in sending a cop to the house to protect her and/or Alison. However, it seems like Peter is also in on who "killed Ali" after the fact, as he promised Mrs. D he would "[look after them] or [protect them]" (not a direct quote, but it was something to the effect of protecting Ali's attempted killer) when she came over to talk once, so my money is on him.

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    • Yeah I'm thinking Wilden. I originally thought Eddie Lamb, but she wouldn't have said "you have to send someone" to someone other than the police. Also what happened in between the time that she got the call/told Ali not to leave the house and the time that Ali was hit. Did they ever send someone? Did Wilden come himself? I think this has to do with part of the story of that night. There's no way that she was freaking out and scared and then nothing happened during that whole time.

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    • your comment made me think what if ther person who came was the one who hit ALi mistakening her as the threat if the threat was bethany. but then its like no sensible person will use a rock to detain someone >.> 

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    • "Season 1 Episode 3 Spencer sees a guy at a party who she initially thinks is Toby and it makes her flashback to the night of the Jenna thing. After the flashback, there’s a guy standing there smiling at her who is not Toby but has some similar characteristics. He smiles at her and walks away. I’m willing to bet THAT is Charles."

      I have watched that scene over and over because Spencer acts like it's Toby but it is definitely not Toby.

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    • Holdenfan wrote:
      "Season 1 Episode 3 Spencer sees a guy at a party who she initially thinks is Toby and it makes her flashback to the night of the Jenna thing. After the flashback, there’s a guy standing there smiling at her who is not Toby but has some similar characteristics. He smiles at her and walks away. I’m willing to bet THAT is Charles."

      I have watched that scene over and over because Spencer acts like it's Toby but it is definitely not Toby.

      I have wondered about that scene too... I was so confused about who Spencer saw because it doesn't look like Toby (either the first or the second actor who plays him)!  Any idea who that actor is?  Is it credited as a different person than whomever played Toby in the pilot?

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      Here is a photo of the person Spencer saw at the Kahn party in season 1, episode 3. It's not James Neate (who played Toby in the pilot), it's not Will Bradley (who played Jonny Raymond), and it's not Keegan Allen. Any idea who this is??

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    • I've tried to come up with some idea to include that scene at all.  I guess it triggered Spencer's memory but there's no reason they couldn't have used the real Toby to do that at some other time during the episode.  I just think it must mean something and the guy smiles a Spencer like he knows who she is.

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    • Yeah it is really weird. Keegan Allen was in the show then I think... In fact he is shown in the flashback that Spencer has right after she sees that unknown guy. Makes no sense...

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    • Sounds good but how could Charles be at the dollhouse and at court at the same time

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    • Let not forget the fitting choice of The Bad Seed for the school play. Could there BE any more foreshadowing for Charles to kill his twin Jason?!

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    • I dont think Charles killed Jason. We see him in 6x7 trying to meet up with Charles. I mean unless he sent himself a birthday invite and the balloon and had someone act as A in the last seen. but i doubt it.

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    • Bethany is Mrs. D and Peter Hastings daughter. Mr. Young is Mr. Hastings. That means she is Jason's sister. Alison, Charles, Melissa, Spencer's half sister. Charles and Bethany met in Radley and they were close.

      Charles was gonna kill Jason but he wouldn't kill him in 6x07 cause he thinks Jason killed Bethany. Thats why Jason was in the hospital. Jason got a text from A saying that his mom was next and he left. C

      Melissa and Jason had sex in season 1 which got her pregnant. Peter and Veronica knew and they changed the documents saying Ian was the father. 

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    • Where has Jessica been that night?

      She was home on the phone.

      She was home when Ali was hit.

      But she's not supposed to be at home when Ian, Melissa and all went into Ali's room, right?

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    • PLL12600 wrote:
      Bethany is Mrs. D and Peter Hastings daughter. Mr. Young is Mr. Hastings. That means she is Jason's sister. Alison, Charles, Melissa, Spencer's half sister. Charles and Bethany met in Radley and they were close.

      Charles was gonna kill Jason but he wouldn't kill him in 6x07 cause he thinks Jason killed Bethany. Thats why Jason was in the hospital. Jason got a text from A saying that his mom was next and he left. C

      Melissa and Jason had sex in season 1 which got her pregnant. Peter and Veronica knew and they changed the documents saying Ian was the father. 

      Wait......it was stated that Melissa and Jason kissed once, but that was before Alison "died". Melissa was sleeping with Wren and Ian in the first season, so do you mean Wren got her pregnant, rather than Jason?

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    • Wait......it was stated that Melissa and Jason kissed once, but that was before Alison "died". Melissa was sleeping with Wren and Ian in the first season, so do you mean Wren got her pregnant, rather than Jason?

      Im saying that Jason got Melissa pregnant when Ali's memorial occured. I think Melissa and Jason had something going on when Ali was with Ian. Peter or Veronica got the documents saying it was Jason and they changed it saying Ian was the father. 

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    • ^ By then Jason and Melissa already knew they are half-siblings. I really doubt they did that.

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    • FrancisPaul wrote:
      Where has Jessica been that night?

      She was home on the phone.

      She was home when Ali was hit.

      But she's not supposed to be at home when Ian, Melissa and all went into Ali's room, right?

      I have NO idea how that all works. Everyone was in the same vicinity that night but crossed paths so infrequently. Or so we're told. I don't understand it. 

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    • -JasonsGirl wrote:
      ^ By then Jason and Melissa already knew they are half-siblings. I really doubt they did that.

      Melissa didnt know till after 2x19. Jason got her pregnant around 1x10, 1x11


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    • ^ 2x19 was a flashback though, back before Ali "died". So she would've known by season 1.

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