In the Pretty Little Liars penultimate Season 2 episode (Season 2, Episode 24: “If These Dolls Could Talk”), one character proved herself to be even more of a mystery than we thought possible: Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok). How long has she been able to see, really?
We felt like Jenna was being portrayed in a new light after Hanna (Ashley Benson) rescued her from the fire at Jason’s (Drew Van Acker) house in Season 2, Episode 23: “Eye of the Beholder”. She thanked Hanna seemingly changing her mind about “hating” the Little Liars.
This spun into action a series of events that led to Jenna back-stabbing Garrett (Yani Gellman) with Page 5, lying to everyone about her eye surgery (except maybe Toby [Keegan Allen]), and apparently deciding to “change.” But in what way(s)? We break down some theories.
Jenna is evil. Putting aside her apparent change of heart recently, we know from Season 2, Episode 13:”The First Secret” that Jenna has hated Alison (Sasha Pieterse) starting with her first day in Rosewood. Ali went out of her way to make Jenna feel like an outcast, and eventually was responsible for “the Jenna thing,” causing Jenna’s blindness. Maybe she is just pure evil, and has a part in both Alison’s murder (hello, Page 5!), and “A”’s torturous ways.
Jenna was involved with Ali’s murder, but not “A.” Given the fact that Jenna hated Alison and held her responsible for her blindness, it would make sense that Jenna had a part in killing Ali. Her involvement with Garrett, and their conspiracy to hide the facts about Ali’s death from the police, are more signs that Jenna had Ali killed. But it’s important to distinguish between Ali’s murderer(s) and “A.” Considering Jenna couldn’t have saved Spencer (Troian Bellisario) from Ian (Ryan Merriman) in Season 1, Episode 22: “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” or run through the woods in Season 2, Episode 14: "Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares" while blind, it’s possible that Jenna just isn’t “A” at all.
How long has Jenna really been able to see? Last night, we watched as Jenna removed the bandages covering her surgically enhanced eye. She pretended for the next few days that the surgery didn’t work, but we found out at the last minute that Jenna could see perfectly fine. Both of her blue eyes looked healthy and operative in the mirror, didn’t they? We have to wonder: did Jenna just decide to keep her new sight a secret so she could frame Garrett, now that she likes the Little Liars? Or has she been able to see a lot longer than that?
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Watch the Pretty Little Liars Season 2 finale on Monday at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC Family.
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