Aria is such a horrible friend… .
Here’s my theory to who hit Ali in the head and who pushed Marion Cavanaugh.
And remember this is just a theory. No way am I affiliated with PLL.
Side Note: not everything may add up but it’s an idea I came up with.
I think Spencer has a twin sister who takes the place of Ali’s twin in the books. Think about it.
Say Spencer’s twin was in Radley(the show could figure out some excuse for why Spence never saw her in 3B). And say this twin (call her Courtney Hastings) hated her twin sister, Spencer.
Now say Courtney made “friends” with Bethany Young, who was also a patient in Radley and was buried in Ali’s place. If for some reason Courtney pushed Marion off the roof, Bethany could have been a witness, therefore her drawing of Marion falling.
After doing some digging, Peter Hastings finds this out himself. That his psycho daughter that their family doesn’t like to bring up often is the one who pushed Toby’s mom, therefore giving him to motive to want to “shut Toby up”.
(Never forget how uncomfortable Peter/Spencer were in 4x14 when Toby was talking about Radley).
Now back to the Alison. Maybe Jessica, who was on the board at Radley, only knew Bethany escaped Radley that night, when in reality both Bethany and Courtney escaped. But she did know that both girls were friends or allies. This would explain all the cryptic comments about the Hastings family to Ali (she would know stuff about the Hastings because being on board at Radley Sanitarium), but it would also match up with my main point in this theory.
What if Courtney hit Alison in the head with a rock, maybe because she hated Mrs. D or maybe she just knew Ali was Spencer’s friend and hated everything to do with her sister.
Clearly, the person who hit Alison over the head with a rock had something over Mrs. D. Maybe Bethany knew about the affair with Peter Hastings(Jessica has done a lot to keep Jason’s paternity a secret.) Maybe she did something in Radley, maybe she has another secret that Bethany would know that made Jessica bury Alison alive.
Now what if Courtney became paranoid though and turned on Bethany. What if Bethany, who was an innocent bystander, but witnessed all Courtney had done, got murdered by Courtney, in order to keep her quiet and/or to cover when Ali came out of the ground with Grunwald’s help.
This theory also matches up with Melissa’s inconsistencies. She claims to be “protecting” Spencer from the truth. She was seen on the phone-possibly trying to figure out where her sister Courtney was/what trouble she was causing. She ran into Alison’s house, as seen in video, claiming to be looking for Ian but she said “where is she!" Everyone thinks its Alison she’s talking about but what if it’s Courtney Hastings, Spencer’s crazy twin.
This also explains why Melissa and Peter would be protecting the girl who hurt Alison and killed Bethany. Peter said he always did what was best for his family. Crazy or not, it’s his kid.
And Melissa’s comment about blood(family ties) being slippery would make sense.
And Peter in 4x15, saying to Spencer, “if you keep pushing, you’ll ruin our family.” If he didn’t her knowing what her twin did, maybe because she’d never forgive Courtney for hurting Marion/Alison, maybe because Veronica doesn’t know what Courtney did, maybe just because he doesn’t want their family name ruined.
Now, the next thing. Jessica blamed Spencer the very next day after Ali went missing, when she clearly saw who hit her daughter. What if she wasn’t lying though and she actually believed that it was Spencer. If she didn’t know that Courtney had escaped(maybe she sneaked back in and they never knew. Mona did that multiple times.)
Now Peter has something on Jessica, something shut her up. What if it’s the same thing that made her willing to bury Alison.
This wouldn’t be farfetched with how sneaky the Hastings family is. They (at least used to) care so much for appearances, well a crazy-criminally insane daughter would be enough of a blemish to want to cover up. And remember how much Veronica didn’t want Spencer in Radley in 3B? Maybe just being a concerned mother, maybe didn’t want her to get caught up with her twin.
Side Note again: In 2x24, Melissa threatened Spencer to be careful and said she’d seen videos that make her look pretty bad, not necessarily saying that she did anything wrong. What if it’s a video of Courtney Hastings doing something ? Identical twins, therefore it may be incriminating to Spencer ? Alison saying she isn’t sure she could trust all the liars in 4x16 and her not denying in 4x24 that Spencer was the one she couldn’t trust. Maybe she knows about Courtney and wasn’t sure that Spencer wasn’t in cahoots with her sister.
What I’ll never understand is how the writers could pass up the golden opportunity to have Caleb move into Toby’s loft. I mean, imagine Taleb being roomies and getting their bromance on. And yeah, it’s nice Toby lent him his cabin but I’d rather see Caleb bunk with Toby.
Picture Spencer coming over and hanging out with Taleb too, because you know how she fits right in.
And now they have the perfect crime fighting/-A stopping team between the three of them (Spoaleb).
And imagine Caleb’s reaction to Spencer walking around in Toby’s clothes after staying the night. Or to Spoby getting extra affectionate on the couch.
Plus, eventually we’d also get AwkwardHannaMarin joining the party.
Imagine all the feels. Spoby, Haleb, Spanna, Taleb, Spaleb… . . Tobanna.
Way to miss your opportunity, writers!
"With everything Alison’s been through?" is like the most common line of the season.
Sorry but I will always see going to a mental hospital after finding the love of your life’s dead body as worse than being hit over the head and running away. Not to mention everything else the four girls(okay, more like Emily, Spencer and Hanna) have been through.
AN: Alright, so I got the votes back and majority of people voted for this prompt first.
"Toby confront Andrew for giving Spencer pills"
So this isn’t my best but I whipped this up as fast as I could for you guys. So here you go!
And remember, keep voting for what prompt you’d like to see next.
Lines were always one of Toby Cavanaugh’s pet peeves. He knew they were just a factor of life, something inconvenient that everyone had to endure. He’d always hoped though, that he’d be waiting a whole lot less after gaining his GED and effectively ending his high school career. High school and lines went together like cheese and crackers. He’d hoped in vain though, as he waited in line for coffee from a particularly slow Barista on a particularly busy day.
By the grunt that erupted from his girlfriend’s throat, he wasn’t the only impatient one. “Tapping your foot isn’t making this line move any faster, Spence,” Toby repeated her common response when he grew impatient, more to tease her than anything else.
"Well, maybe it’ll make this new kid hurry up." Spencer voiced rather loudly, obviously directing it at the boy behind the counter. It was the same kid Spencer had demanded remake her coffee a month ago. When Toby asked why she was suddenly jumping down the Barista’s throat, she’d waved him off with a line about some rumor at school about Aria that kid had started.
Toby chuckled internally at his girlfriend’s obvious dislike for the kid and her uncanny ability to use every opportunity life presented to show it. She was nothing if not protective of the ones she loves.
He even remembered a time when that same fire burning rage and ice cold eyes that could stop a beating heart was directed right at him.
Shaking off the memories of a time he’d rather not revisit, Toby placed his hand on Spencer’s shoulder, about to say something to settle her down when another voice beat him to it. “Easy there, killer,” a blonde, bulky kid said, his mouth turning up in a subtle smirk.
This photo is literally perfect, I swear. Her head resting on his shoulder, because suddenly they’re in this whole -A team thing together and she doesn’t want to feel so alone and vulnerable again, not after everything she had to go through in 3B. And his arm wrapped around her, like it’s second nature and his worried expression because he’s afraid of something going wrong with their plan, because he’s done everything he can to protect Spencer, even when it meant losing her and now it’s all come to a head and all they can do is wait but they can’t just stand there, they’re both so tired, especially Spencer, she needs someone to lean on even though she pretends she doesn’t and the only person she ever trusted in that way she thought she’d lost more than once in a short period of time and now he’s back and she has to cuddle up with him because being close to Toby and feeling his arm around her is the only way she can relax.
Wow, that wasn’t supposed to be anything more than “awww, look at these cute people,” This is what happens to to me at 2:30 AM.