On the Pretty Little Liars Season 2 finale (Season 2, Episode 25: “UnmAsked”), there were a few key players missing. Noel (Brant Daugherty), Wren (Julian Morris), and Holden (Shane Coffey) are examples, but one of them stands out: Jason DiLaurentis (Drew Van Acker). What’s his story? And in the larger scheme of things, is he a good guy or a bad guy on the show?

There are plenty of signs that point towards the latter, starting with the biggest sin of all: trying to break up Ezria by crushing on and then kissing Aria (Lucy Hale). But being a bad guy in love isn’t the same thing as, say, being on the “A” team.

Jason’s other big mark against him is the fact that he claims he can’t remember anything from the night Ali was murdered. His vague story is that he was wasted after presumably smoking pot and drinking with friends, so he doesn’t know what happened. This story is somewhat confirmed in the tape Mona (Janel Parrish) had of Melissa (Torrey DeVitto), Jenna (Tammin Sursok), Garrett (Yani Gellman), and Ian (Ryan Merriman) going into Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) room that night and discussing Jason being passed out in another room. So he’s pretty low on our list of murder suspects.

But what about the NAT club and their relationship to Ali? Jason is a listed member of the NAT club in his yearbook, and we know Alison had discovered their secret tapes. If what was on those tapes is ruinous for Jason, he could potentially be an “A” team member, interested in tormenting Ali so she would never tell on him and the club. 

But Jason isn’t cold-hearted. We saw a tender, gentle side to him when he told Spencer (Troian Bellisario) about their familial relationship. We could see him trying to hurt Mr. Hastings for not being there for him, but what could he possibly have against Spencer? If anything, he might want to nurture their relationship, and turn it into a friendship.

What do you think? Are you on Jason’s side, or do you think he’s majorly connected to “A”?

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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