Yes, she’s related to Spencer and Alison
Right now, this is our front runner when it comes to theories. We learned in the summer finale that Bethany’s father was having an affair with Mrs. DiLaurentis. Knowing what we know about Mr. Hastings and Mrs. DiLaurentis’ past (that they had an affair resulting in Jason), we’re super suspicious that Bethany may have been Jason’s twin. This would explain her special relationship with Mrs. D., the possibility that Mrs. D. was willing to protect her over finding justice for Ali, and the secret these two families seem to share. This mystery’s too easy, PLL. Give us another one.
Yes, she’s related to Aria
Is this mystery too easy? Could PLL blind side us with a Bethany Young connection we never saw coming? The PLL fandom has always been suspicious of Aria. Her first name starts with an “A” and she never seems to be as affected by the “A” game as the other Liars. Another potential clue? The year her family spent in Iceland following Ali’s disappearance/the apparent night of Bethany Young’s murder. We’ve always found the time of this especially suspicious, and given that we know Aria’s dad has a history of extramarital shenanigans, could Aria be the one related to Bethany?
No, she’s related to someone else
This town is full of secret connections. If Bethany’s not related to one of the Liars, she has to be related to one of the other families in town, no? Our top theories?
1. Noel Kahn. Ali has something on Noel that keeps him from following her orders. Could it have something to do with Bethany Young? The Kahns seem to be connected to the “A” game in interesting ways.
2. Lucas. Guess who was hanging at the scene of Mona’s murder in the Season 5 finale? Lucas. Sure, he was Mona’s right-hand man, but was all of that a ruse? Lucas has the know-how, the motivation, and the mysteriousness to be “A”. If he is, there’s got to be a reason why he’s so angry. The murder of his sister, perhaps?
3. Wren. Why did Wren come to Rosewood? Because we’re not buying the Melissa excuse. He’s always seemed to have ulterior motives, and his connections to Radley make him particularly suspicious. Did Bethany have a British relative?
Who do you think Bethany is related to? Share your theories in the comments below!