The Beginning, The Middle, And The End of Charles DiLaurentis

Cece Drake, Jason DiLaurentis, Bethany Young, Charles DiLaurentis, Marion Cavanaugh, Kenneth DiLaurentis, Jessica Dilaurentis, Alison DiLaurentis, Toby Cavanaugh.

In this post I will cover the beginnings of A, the middle, and the end. The people I listed above are all related in some way or another so, I will start there. This is more for the story line than proof, if you want physical facts that Cece is A I suggest you  go to my other tumblr post here: http://theplltheorist.tumblr.com/post/109588344464/cece-drake-is-big-a-theory

The Beginning

Kenneth DiLaurentis is the father of Cece Drake/Charles DiLaurentis (is transgender) and the (possible) father of twins Bethany Young and Toby Cavanaugh, their mother is Marion Cavanaugh. (all three)

Jessica Dilaurentis is the mother of Jason DiLaurentis (whose father is Peter Hastings)  and Alison DiLaurentis (whose father is Kenneth)

Here we go, guys… It all leads back to Radley, I never understood why until now. In the beginning, there were two affairs, Jessica had an affair with Peter Hastings which produced Jason Dilaurentis, and Kenneth Dilaurentis had an affair with Marion Cavanaugh, since their ages are similar Cece (Charles) and Jason would be the same age. Approximately a year and a half or so after, Marion became pregnant with Toby and Bethany either by Daniel Cavanaugh or Kenneth Dilaurentis, either way making Toby, Cece (Charles), and Bethany half-siblings by their mother Marion. This would also make Jason and Cece (Charles) not related in any way by blood (I know y’all were worried about incest, so… That solves that problem!) 

Now, the haunted house that the girls pass by in “The First Secret” was the original home to Charles (Cece), Bethany, and Toby and this is where our story begins… I believe since Jessica DiLaurentis was pregnant with Peter Hasting’s child, Kenneth may have just began seeing her, after a while Kenneth probably divorced Marion leaving him with partial custody of Charles. According to the timeline, Jessica probably told Ken that Jason was his so that he would leave Marion. It worked, but only after Marion became pregnant with Bethany and Toby (Possibly by Kenneth). So, since knowing that Marion was pregnant, he was probably seeing Marion and Charles as often as he could and then… The twins were born.

I’m going back to the twin story that Alison told, it was right and also wrong at the same time… Here’s how. The two blonde girls in the story were Bethany and Cece (Charles), I’m guessing Cece told Alison the story because she depicted herself as a girl playing with dolls as a child. Now, which one stabbed the other? Bethany stabbed Cece (Charles) because he was always stealing her dolls and playing with them because he wanted to be a girl and do girl things as Bethany did. After Bethany hurt Charles she was sent to Radley, and that’s where she stayed, It made sense that Toby wouldn’t have remembered a twin because he was probably very young when it all happened.

So, in the video (5x25) Mr. DiLaurentis most likely had a visiting day with the children and Jessica saying “You wanna say goodnight to your sister? Give her a little kiss!” She was only saying it to one of the little boys, which was  Charles. The baby? Bethany. The other boy could’ve been Jason because of the time period and the fact Mr. Hastings said he used to take the girls there, he could’ve taken Jason and Jessica there as well. Or even possibly Andrew, I have a feeling the two know each other and have a history even though their ages would be screwed up.

Here’s where Radley comes into play, Bethany was in Radley for an extended period of time (from child to death), she had no idea about Kenneth and Jessica being married, no idea about Charles becoming Cece… None of it. Marion was a nurse at Radley, most likely to keep an eye on Bethany as she grew and eventually would become a patient herself. 

Here’s where it all began. Mr. Dilaurentis most likely abused Charles as a child either mentally or physically, or both because he desired to be a girl, even as a child. It wouldn’t surprise me whatsoever if Charles was put up for adoption, and sometime later would become Cece Drake, returning to Rosewood. 

No one knew her because Charles Dilaurentis was gone and now she identified herself as Cece Drake, she befriended Alison (who is her younger half-sister) and treated her like the sister she wish she had from childhood. Now, here’s where it gets interesting, in Season 4 episode 10, Spencer and Hanna go to talk to Mrs. DiLaurentis and ask if Dr. Palmer was her psychologist at Radley, Jessica replies “No” and then a flashback begins… She comes into the house flaming made saying she got a call from Radley saying that “Your daughter is here, she wants to stay with us.” 

Initially, I thought Cece went there as Alison to get Ali in trouble… That’s not the case at all. Cece went to Radley to get to Bethany because BETHANY killed Marion for putting her in there the first place, which is why she wwitnessed her mother falling off the roof, she was pushed. She went there to fool Bethany into thinking she was Alison DiLaurentis, telling Bethany that her father (Kenneth Dilaurentis) remarried to Jessica and that she was their daughter. Bethany was furious, she hated “Alison” and Mrs. Dilaurentis for taking her “perfect family” away from her. It explains why her sessions suddenly turned violent, prompting one of her sessions to be recorded like this 

“Bethany’s is angry today, much more than usual. She is verbalizing her anger as expressing it in body language. She is said how angry she is. How she used a happy family and how “she” came along and ruined it all. She can never go home now. She kept repeating, “I thought she really liked me. But everything she ever said to me was a lie”. Bethany kept mentioning “she”. After probing Bethany finally admit that she’s talking about Jessica DiLaurentis. According to Bethany, her father is having an affair with Mrs. DiLaurentis.”

Bethany had no idea Jessica was being nice to her because her father (Kenneth) was her husband. She later says in 5x12 on a recording “Is it like mother like daughter?” She hated Alison and Jessica with a burning passion for taking the family she had. Thus begun her hatred towards Jessica, it explains the violent drawings, depicting Jessica as a monster, stealing her father (Kenneth) away from her.

Up to that point, Jessica was keeping an eye on Bethany, she had cared for her as a child and felt somewhat responsible for her (and why she told her to call her “Aunt Jess” and took her out on outings), just like how she cared for Charles. Jessica cared for Charles and supported him being transgender, hence the two yellow dresses (They could’ve easily been two different sizes) which Kenneth didn’t support, which is why in 5x13 Mrs. Dilaurentis said for Ali to only say she saw one dress or else “Daddy will leave us” because Kenneth wasn’t supportive of Charles’ desire to be female.

Now… We skip to the night it all happened… Labor Day 2009. At this point, Cece had been seeing Bethany and sending her things pretending she was Alison, planning to lure Bethany out of Radley and kill her for what she had done to Marion. Alison was never the target, Bethany was, and Bethany wanted to get revenge on Mrs. Dilaurentis and Alison for taking her family away from her. So, here’s what happened. 

Bethany hit Alison in front of Mrs. DiLaurentis thinking it was Cece (because she had no idea Cece was just playing Alison since the two were supposed to be in similar clothing) and Mrs. Dilaurentis buried Alison for Bethany (because she felt was responsible for her), then Cece killed Bethany (in revenge for killing  their mother, Marion), and Melissa buried her.

Now, getting to Sara Harvey, Mona killed her the day after Alison left because she needed to make everyone believe that Ali was really dead. Because, why would Alison come back? Her duty was done, she got Ali out of town like she wanted. She didn’t know that Bethany was already buried in her place, so she needed another body to dress Alison up as if it were ever found.

The Middle

This is where everything starts for the new Big A, starting with season 3, in episode 3x01 Mona is in Radley, while she’s in there she hallucinates Alison in a red coat reading “Lolita”, we know this isn’t correct because in 4x01 “A is for A-L-I-V-E: Mona says she thought it was Alison, but it turned out to be Cece. 

Here’s the thing, Alison doesn’t seem like the book reading type, she never has, every book reference Ezra used, Alison had no idea who they were. I suspect Alison told Cece that she was getting harrassed and Cece came up with Alison’s “Vivian Darkbloom” (anagram for Vladimir Nabokov)and has created every single alias Alison has ever had. She created her passports, her fake ID’s, etc. and the Holly Varjak identity as well, which explains why Alison had no idea who Varjak was and why Cece knew about Vivian Darkbloom.

Now, Marlene has said that in 4x12 “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” she gave us a huge hint by calling the mime “The Great Charlemagne” which if you look at it, Charlemagne is another name for Charles. Since 3x01 to this episode, A took the form of a woman in a red coat wearing an Alison mask, forcing Mona do things for her, such as digging up Bethany’s body etc. (for more proof go to my other cece theory this one is more for story.)

It’s also worth taking into consideration Cece is the only one on the entire show that chose a job surrounded by mannequins, dressing people up as dolls is her literal JOB.

Now… We get to Toby. It bewildered me that A was willing to help him find out what really happened to his mother… Why would A want to help someone that was playing for the other side? Then it hit me… Cece and Toby are brother and sister, she knew what really happened to their mother and she wanted to give Toby the tools to figure out she was murdered by his unstable twin, Bethany. This is how she knew so much about Marion, from the songs she used to play as a child to every detail that would convince Toby to investigate. I have a theory as to why the “T” is always capitalized, either it stands for Toby or Transgender.

The thing Cece does is unique… She takes those that were tortured by the liars, Toby, Mona, Lucas, etc. and gives them a chance for revenge and to find out the truth. She gets stabbed in the back by people who should understand her. Which, is why Mona was put on the chopping block after she turned on her and didn’t go after Toby as much.

During the finale (5x25) A wanted them to recreate a prom from seven years ago… Ironically… The year Cece was crowned Prom Queen (and of course she’s in Drama and Debate club..)

The End

Now, the biggest question of all… Why go after the liars? To that, I’d say examine why Mona went after the liars after Alison was out of the picture. The liars were as bad, if not worse than Alison because the stood by while everything happened, they made fun of Mona, Lucas, etc. simply by participating and not speaking up when something happened. Being Transgender, especially surrounded by people who don’t accept you, simply by being true to yourself, is the worst kind of rejection and tortured as child, she simply wanted to be loved for who she was and her father wouldn’t give that to her.It’s why she’s obsessed with dolls, she wanted to be like them, she wanted to dress like them, but was told it was wrong by everyone around her, she never had a childhood.

And here’s the funny thing… When you think about what Alison did, she was trying to force people to tell the truth. Making Paige come out, have Melissa find out about Ian cheating, have Mr. Montgomery tell Ella about his affair, make Mona live to her utmost potential, even if she was a bitch while doing it. I think Alison was always Cece’s favorite not only because she was the younger sister she always wanted but she forced people to be unapologetic-ally themselves, and face those consequences head on.

But, there’s the other side to her that sees the liars and Alison as every single person that told her she was a freak as a child for being transgender and hates them for it.

I never thought I would sympathize with A/Cece, but I finally understand why she is the way she is. Miss Drake, I respect you.


If you guys have trouble keeping up with who is related to who, I created a guide that’s easy to figure out, pink is for mother, blue for father, and green for possible father. 

Charles was really open with Spencer. When Mona came in, he fled the scene. But he faced Spencer, he didn’t try to kill her, he actually felt some sort of feeling towards her. Not like an in-love thing, but like a sibling thing. Jason is her half brother anyways, so this could be Jason’s twin who remembered Spencer and missed her, but Spencer was too young at the time to remember him. If Spencer really tries to remember things from her childhood (in the book she once randomly forgot what had happened to her in the past week), then she may be able to figure out who Charles is.

-A THEORY

This is long, but worth the read! I Promise!

Tonights episode was full of answers, wasn’t it?!
Since the beginning of the series there has always been the theory of “does Ali have a twin?” “who has a twin?” “is there twins? 

Sasha Pieterse who plays the role of Alison confirmed in an interview that Ali does not have a twin but “someone else in the show might”

In a separate interview Tammin Sursok who plays the role of Jenna also confirmed the twin theory where she says that “someone has a twin sister”

With these two interviews alone there is enough proof that
A- There is a twin on the show
and B- it is a female twin

SO WHO HAS THE TWIN YOU ASK?
None other than Spencer Hastings
In tonights episode there is even more evidence hinting towards Spencer having a twin but first, lets have a look at the earlier clues…

"The First Secret" episode 13 of season 2, the first Halloween episode shows Ali telling the twin story. If we look closely one of the twins has the exact same beauty marks as Spencer: (Thanks to Analyzing A for the image!)

Now look at the framework of Spencer and Black Viel, this is where my theory begins:

Images from: Google 

Heres where it gets interesting!

On the summer of Alisons disappearance Spencer was heavily on pills as shown in recent episodes. Spencer would ‘blackout’ and do things without even remembering. 
In the finale, however, Ali confirms Spencer was NOT the one who killed her or the missing girl as she was fast asleep in the barn. So who hurt Ali? WHO is Jessica covering for? and most importantly WHO took the game from Mona? None other than Spencers twin sister.

In the finale Spencers parents and Melissa are interviewed by police and Melissa and Veronica figure out who hurt Ali and tell Peter, who face is like basically WTF???

In the books Spencer finds out she was born by surrogacy. Which would mean Veronica and Peter are her biological parents but someone else gave birth to her. Jessica DiLaurentis maybe?
Jessica could either keep the second twin a secret or both families knew.
You would think that because of the affair that Veronica would never be up for Jessica to have the baby(ies) but if you remember Veronica does not immediately find out about the affair.

This could explain why the twin hated not only Alison, but Spencer and all four of the girls so much. And basically, wants everyone dead.
The story Ali told about the two twins could very much be true and could be the reason why that twin was sent away to Radley. 
Spencer has often brought up childhood memories to Melissa that Melissa doesn’t remember, could she be remembering memories with her twin maybe.

In the finale we see Jessica on the phone talking to someone and warns Ali that she does not want her to go out and to stay home.. Did she know that the twin had escaped? We know she was on the board for Radley, is that who she was on the phone too????

Then in the finale we also see that someone killed Alison, and at the time, that person was not A because Mona Was. Whoever killed Ali, Jessica was willing to bury her own daughter to keep it a secret. Jason would be too easy for us to figure out.

If the twin infact did hurt Ali on the night she went missing, she knew about A. Mona was never about killing Alison, all she wanted was revenge and for her to go away. This “new A” who stole the game from Mona is willing to kill anyone who finds out their identity and more than anything wants Alison dead. 

So when Mona went to Radley, Spencers twin stole the game and is Black Veil.  Black Veil wants Ali and the Liars dead.

There are many different ways this theory could go, i will most certainly be adding on more, changing bits, its only in its early stages. I thought i’d share this small amount for now. .

*** Some more points that have been revealed since *** -Mrs. H and the evil twin thing -The two yellow dresses -Troian wearing wigs regularly -Peter could’ve killed Mrs.D for breaking a confidentiality deal -Peter and Mrs.H could’ve divorced because of the reveal -Bethany could’ve been the twin .



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PLL Dads

Hanna’s dad will only pay for one daughter’s college and cheated.

Aria’s dad paid blackmail to a teenager and asked his daughter to lie about him cheating.

Spencer’s dad cheated and had a son with another woman. 

Emily landed the only good dad who scaled a damn building to save her. The other dads would’ve been like “I don’t know, that’s really high up.”