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Pretty Little Liars Speculation: Are Melissa and Jenna Working Together?

Ever since we started to suspect that Melissa Hastings (Torrey DeVitto) might be the Black Swan on Pretty Little Liars, it occurred to us that Jenna (Tammin Sursok) might be working with Melissa. After all, Jenna and Lucas (Brendan Robinson) were the only ones seen speaking to the Black Swan at the masquerade ball in the Season 2 finale. So what else could these two be up to? And what other signs have there been that Jenna and Melissa are a team?

They both hated Alison. Jenna started to dislike Alison (Sasha Pieterse) pretty much from the get-go, after Ali tried to pull a power play on her during a Halloween Party (Season 2, Episode 13: ”The First Secret”). Jenna was finally pushed towards hatred after Ali’s “prank” blinded her. And Melissa’s reasons for hating Ali were more passionate. Her fiance Ian (Ryan Merriman) was secretly hanging out with Ali, and Ali would constantly flirt with Ian in front of Melissa.

Connections to the NAT club. Both girls were seen on that spellbinding tape Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) found on “A”’s computer (Season 2, Episode 21: “Breaking the Code”). Jenna was dating Garrett (Yani Gellman) at the time, which would explain why she was there, and Melissa was still with Ian. If that whole group made a habit of hanging out, and conspiring to hide whatever films they were making, then Melissa and Jenna could definitely be on the same side.

Garrett Reynolds. Jenna’s relationship with Garrett was always creepy, especially after we saw them giddy over hiding Page 5 from Ali’s autopsy report in Season 2, Episode 12: “Over My Dead Body”. We learned in Season 2, Episode 24: “If These Dolls Could Talk” that, ever since Jenna broke up with Garrett, he’d been dating Melissa, and even going with her on her OB/GYN appointments. One theory could be that Melissa and Jenna were both in on the decision to hide him away in jail. Maybe eliminating him brings them one step closer to hiding their guilt.

In general, we would buy a theory that said Melissa and Jenna are both directly related to Ali’s murder. They were together that night, looking for Alison, and trying to destroy evidence. Getting rid of Garrett also gets rid of one more potential witness to their crime.

Do you think these two have been working together for a while now? Or are all of these things coincidences?

Catch an all-new Pretty Little Liars when Season 3 premieres on Tuesday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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04.13.2012 / 01:49 AM EDT by Molly Friedman
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