We’re all aboard the S.S. Twin Theory when it comes to Pretty Little Liars speculation. We think the explanation that Ali has/had a twin is the most logical. It explains all of the Ali sightings, the pictures on the DiLaurentis’ wall, and Ali’s seemingly bi-polar behavior when she was alive. And we think Cece Drake (Vanessa Ray) was in on the secret.
Ali told Cece things she never told the Liars
Though Ali knew many of the Liars secrets, the Liars seemed to know so few of Ali’s. Cece, on the other hand, was privy to much of Ali’s life. When Ali thought she was pregnant, for instance, it was Cece she went to. Could Ali have also confided in Cece the DiLaurentis’ most-guarded secret: that she had a twin sister?
Cece dressed up as Ali’s twin
When Mrs. D. recounted to Spencer and Hanna the time Cece dressed up as Ali, and went to Radley pretending to be an unhinged version of the DiLaurentis girl, something sounded off. Why would Cece do that? And why was Mrs. D. so upset when she found out about it? This “prank” makes a lot more sense if Cece knew about Ali’s twin sister, Courtney, who — in the books — lived at Radley. Maybe Cece wasn’t dressing up as Ali, but as Courtney. This also explains why Mrs. D. was so upset. When Radley called, did she think that it was Courtney who was there and in danger of hurting herself? A scenario that, perhaps, had precedent.
Was Cece friends with one twin, but not the other?
Cece obviously had a serious grudge against the DiLaurentis who got her kicked out of college (and the Liars, by proxy), but was it Courtney who Cece hated, not Ali? In the books, Courtney manages to break out of Radley and switch places with Ali. Ali is sent back to Radley in her place, and Courtney is the one who becomes friends with the Liars. Could Ali and Courtney have been switching places, perhaps even more frequently than the twins in the book? If so, Cece could have been friends with Ali but not Courtney. Perhaps, Courtney was the twin who got her kicked out of college. And, perhaps, Cece has declared war against the Liars as revenge for whatever happened to her friend, Ali.
Do you think Cece knows about the DiLaurentis twins? Or do you think we’re barking up the wrong tree? Sound off in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.