Ali’s last day before disappearing has always seemed ridiculously busy to me. She personally visited and either blackmailed or fought with everyone who hated her— in one day. I don’t think any of this just happened coincidentally.
I think Ali planned to disappear. She made a point of seeing everyone that day to give the police lots of suspects. It also gave many people a motive to lie or hide information about Ali (like Byron who didn’t want the cops knowing Ali had blackmailed him)
There were 3 people wearing the same bright yellow top- Ali, Cece and Bethany. Obviously not a coincidence and must have been coordinated by Ali. The top was loud and memorable so anyone who saw her that day would recognize it. In fact her mother identified the body based only on the clothes.
Ali’s best friends and brother were drugged and confused about that night— She drugged all of them. She may also have drugged her mom.
Ali’s mom got a phone call and was worried about someone who broke out of Radley— Bethany. Is it possible she wanted Ali to stay home because she was worried about Bethany and not the other way around?
My theory is Ali spent her day setting everything up. She had Cece break Bethany out of Radley (Cece had pretended to be Ali at Radley before).
Once Ali was done seeing everyone she killed Bethany Young. She changed clothes (possibly dressed like Spencer ) and so anyone watching would think it was Ali in the grave with the yellow top.
Ali paid off Grunwald to lie to the girls. And Mona seeing her could have been a big problem, but Ali bribed her with popularity.
Part 2 will be about why Ali did it— would love feedback on this!
This is an illustrated version of pllcrazyness’ amazing theory. I cannot help but look deeper into this, so I added some details. Enjoy :)
We know Ali likes to base her lies on the truth.
Mona’s first and last lines
Holbrook is some kind involved in all this
I’m calling it now!
I’ll bet he’s board shorts, and he’s been covering for her this whole time.
Ian Harding’s 2nd T-shirt for lupus!
Oh, Oh, Oh, can I get them in toddler sizes for my twins, that would be so funny!!!!
Season 3A finale
Season 4A Finale
Season 5A Finale
Are we forgetting so soon?
Agreed. Alison is most definitely NOT A.
Explain to me how Toby became a cop in like five episodes but the liars are still in high school after five seasons?
I swear Toby became a cop in like three and a half episodes
lol I do not usually reblog stuff like this, but it’s too good!!!! LOL!
Let’s talk about “That Night” once again. I’m going to start from the point where Ali is watching the girls sleep before she heads home. We know she had Toby’s sweater on up until some point later that night. It was most likely taken off when she was in the barn. She heads home. How do we know Spencer didn’t wake up when she left? How do we know Spencer wasn’t pretending to sleep? Did she follow Ali back home to attack her in fear of her telling someone about the drugs? As she goes after Ali (with the shovel in her hand) she strikes who she thinks is Ali (but it’s Bethany). Melissa sees this and runs to Spencer. She is so drugged up she had no idea she did it and passed out. Melissa tells her to go back to the barn and stay there (Bethanys blood on her face-above picture). Melissa thinks Ali is dead (but it’s Bethany) and throws her in Ali’s grave (after Ali’s gone). So, Melissa thinks Ali is dead. This is why she is protecting Spencer….***add-on*** Melissa told Mr. H Spencer didn’t kill that girl it, she may have lied to take the fall for Spencer. Remember when Spencer was in Radley Melissa said something like, “..and here I thought it was something else but you were sick all along…” So, she took the fall and protected Spencer all along hence the “I’ve been protecting you…” Just a possibility. Who knows, A May have blackmailed her into taking the blame or they were gonna kill Spencer…
Once Melissa finds out Ali might be alive (following her to the mask shop) she panics bc she doesn’t know what the hell is going on…She thought Spencer killed her and she buried her. So, guilt seeps in as she feels bad that some innocent girl was killed for nothing. And Melissa is now in trouble too. She covered for Spencer but is now paying for it. During this whole time Melissa is being threatened by A but can’t tell anyone Either, not even Spencer or A will turn her in…her life becomes hell which is why she keeps fleeing town, now the country. Same with Wren. So, Melissa listens to A. She dresses as the black swan and she’s told to keep quiet. God knows what else A made her to!
Spencer doesn’t remember any of this. Side thought-Ali gave them sleeping pills which was also what was s in Emily’s drink (in 3x1) and Paige’s. Emily nor Paige remembers anything when it wears off. It’s possible Spencer doesn’t remember either.
And lastly, Toby’s sweater…Ali left it in the barn. Spencer has blood on her face from hitting Bethany so she uses Toby’s sweater to wipe her face being it just happens to be sitting there. Somehow the sweater gets returned to Toby. Maybe thru Melissa, Spencer or Mrs. Hastings the next day. Maybe Melissa made sure it got back to Toby’s so he gets framed. Melissa hated him back then.
The kicker: Bethany’s DNA is taken from the dead body &fand put on file. (Under Ali’s name of course). Somehow (I don’t remember how) Toby is blamed or something which causes them to raid his room. They find the blood/matching DNA on it and it’s a match! Toby’s arrested. Well, of course it’s a match bc they took the DNA from Bethany and from Toby’s sweater where Spencer wiped her face! What do y’all think? Let’s talk.
Ezra: I’m wondering, is anyone bothered by [Holbrook]'s hypocrisy at the end of the novel? No? Well, he’s Mr due process when it comes to [The Person protecting the one who stabbed Alison], then as soon as [Alison] gets stabbed, he’s willing to buy into the Sheriff’s cover-up. [This person…
hey thanks Troian (x)