We know what you’re thinking: this would make that time Jason and Melissa kissed even more awkward. But we think this theory makes a lot of sense! There have been many, many clues dropped that the Hastings and DiLaurentis families are connected, and not just because of Jason, who is the result of an affair between Mr. Hastings and Mrs. DiLaurentis. What if Jason wasn’t the only result of that affair? What if Melissa and Jason are twins, and the families decided to split them up so one went to either family? At the time, both families were childless, and potentially both wanted a child. The DiLaurentis/Hastings twins would solve that problem, though admittedly create some serious tensions in the neighborhood.
If Jason and Melissa are twins, then this explains why both families seem to be protecting the culprit of Bethany Young’s murder: Jason. What if Melissa emotional video confession to Spencer was only half-true? Yes, Melissa buried Bethany because she thought her sibling had killed her, and she wanted to protect said sibling. No, that sibling wasn’t Spencer. It was Jason. This would also explain why Mrs. DiLaurentis not only buried her own daughter and protected whoever was responsible, but why she was so in favor of framing Spencer for the crime. Anything to turn suspicion away from Jason.
As for Bethany Young, we’re not sure how she’s involved in this potential twisted family drama, but this theory would explain why Melissa was hanging out with Bethany and Mrs. D. at the horse farm. If Melissa only found out about her biological parents in recent years, then perhaps she was attempting to get to know her mother. If Bethany was somehow important to Mrs. D., then she could have become important to Melissa, too.
Do you think Melissa and Jason are twins? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below!
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