Yes, Ali Was Jealous of Bethany’s Relationship With Mrs. DiLaurentis.
Mrs. D. and Ali always had a tenuous relationship. We can imagine how Alison would get jealous of all of the time Mrs. D. spent with Bethany — especially if Bethany was also Mrs. D.’s daughter. Ali has always been competitive, and knowing that her mother had another daughter to vie for her affections could have sent her over the edge. Did Alison find out about Bethany — possibly when CeCe went to Radley pretending to be Alison — and decide to eliminate her competition? Did Ali lure Bethany to Rosewood that night as part of an elaborate trap resulting in her death?
No, Bethany Was Jealous of Alison.
Of course, we don’t know for sure that Ali is the evil one here. Sure, Mona found evidence, but we don’t know what it was. It could have been circumstantial. Mona could have jumped to conclusions based on how much she hates Ali. There’s a chance that it was Bethany who was jealous of Alison, and that she came to Rosewood that night to kill her. She could have been the one who mimicked Ali’s outfit. If they were twins, she may have even been ready to switch places with Alison after killing her. What happened after this is anyone’s guess, but we’re not ready to completely give up on Ali just yet. Sure, she’s keeping secrets, but we’re not totally convinced she’s “A”.
No, Someone Else Was Jealous of Bethany.
Knowing this town, there could be another, surprising character involved here. After all, there are many mysterious players — especially in the DiLaurentis and Hastings families. Might it have been Melissa who lured Bethany to Rosewood that night? She may have known about her, given the riding helmet Spencer found at the barn Bethany and Mrs. D. visited. We also know, via Melissa’s video confession, that she was the one to bury Bethany alive. She claims it was because she thought Spencer had killed her, but she could be lying. Did Melissa kill Bethany, then bury her?
Another possibility is that Jason is the culprit. He has seemingly always been close to his mother. Last season, he stood by her because of everything she’s done for him over the past few years — did this include covering for Jason’s murder of Bethany? Perhaps. We know he was around that night and we suspect Mrs. D. would cover for him. Did Jason find out about Bethany, become jealous of her relationship with his mother, and kill her for it?
Do you think Alison was jealous of Bethany? Do you think she killed her? If not, who was responsible for the murder? Share your theories in the comments below!
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