Pastor Ted’s either the worst boyfriend ever or Pretty Little Liars is choosing not to show (or mention) Ashley Marin’s supposed boyfriend. Ashley has been in jail for many an episode, but we’ve seen neither hair, nor hyde of the good Pastor. What’s the deal, PLL?

According to PLL writer Joseph Dougherty, “more will be revealed” about Pastor Ted, his feelings about Ashley’s arrest, and whether the two are even still together. That’s vague, but we’re just excited Ted hasn’t gone to live in the same hole PLL hid Mike Montgomery in for all of Season 3.

We’ve been Ashley/Ted shippers since day one. They’re adorable together, and Ashley totally deserves to find someone after all these years of raising Hanna more-or-less on her own. So, we’re hoping Ted has either a) been visiting Ashley off-camera or b) has a very good reason for staying away. Conspiracy theorists that we are, we can’t help but wonder if it’s more “b” than “a,” and that Pastor Ted might have had something to do with Wilden’s murder.

Fact: Ted offered to help Ashley with Wilden when he noticed the detective harassing his girlfriend in Season 3. Ashley declined his offer, but we wonder if that wasn’t the end of it. Could Ted have been the one to off Wilden?! We don’t think the guy would have planned a murder or anything, but self-defense following a confrontation of Wilden to back the hell off? That’s the kind of thing that could have gone down.

Are you happy to hear Pastor Ted has not been forgotten? Do you think he had anything to do with Wilden’s murder? Share your theories in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on August 6, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

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