Two Teams Theory
Red is the new black?
Is it possible there are two teams out there is Rosewood: a red coat team and a black hoodie team? This is a really new theory for me, and one I hadn’t thought about until an anon brought it up. But it’s so interesting that I had to look into.
The very first clue to this is in season two’s Halloween episode. There were two Lady Gaga’s – one dressed in black (Ali) and one dressed in red (Jenna). Those two clearly weren’t on the same team that night either.
There were two black swans at the masquerade ball, that we know of, one was dressed in the classic black costume with black feathers and Aria was in the version of red and black stripes (which hasn’t been proven that she was purposely dressing as the black swan but it’s a pretty big clue)
So as far as the red coat goes, everyone always says Aria had the red coat so she is guilty of everything. But actually… there are quite a few people who have been seen with a red trench coat. Aria was the last seen wearing Vivian’s coat, but in 3x05 and 3x12 there was a red trench coat in Emily’s closet. And of course when Melissa was faking her pregnancy and she told Spencer she hadn’t left the house, Melissa had a red coat hanging by the door. Then there was the person who met with Mona at Radley and the mystery person in Lucas’ Pretty Dirty Secrets webisode (and either of those mystery characters could have been one of these three girls or virtually anyone in Rosewood).
I think it’s also possible that after figuring out how Ali got around her A (by becoming Vivian) the other girls have decided to do the same, but becoming their own version of Vivian Darkbloom by wearing her coat and spying on people they are suspicious of. But that wouldn’t exactly make sense with Mona’s meeting at Radley… but it’s possible that the girls have formed their own team. And it’s possible that one of the girls (whoever met with Mona) is being a double agent.
BUT ONTO THE BLACK HOODIE TEAM. The only two people we know on the black hoodie team are of course Mona and Toby. And besides that everyone is pretty much a suspect.
This theory is a little difficult to figure out who would be on each team because it’s all pretty much the same mix of people. There have been people (like Emily and Melissa) seen with red coats that I feel are bad. So then I wonder if the black hoodie team is actually trying to protect the girls and the red team isn’t. But that doesn’t seem the case… at least it wasn’t.
“Red is the new black” …
Mona met with a person in a red coat when she was first brought into Radley and she told that person “I’ve done everything you’ve asked.” Maybe the red team is taking over. Lucas said it himself; “It’s better for everyone if Mona stays crazy right?” Better for whom though? The red team? Is it better because it gets her out of the way, or is it better because it’s a good cover and she can still work with the black hoodie team but in solitude?
Did the red team try to put her into the crazy house? Jenna did meet with someone before the masquerade ball and told him/her “you know what to do.” If we are splitting the teams in half then Jenna would be on the red team because she was the red Lady Gaga. She could have been meeting with Mona and telling her (and the black hoodie team) what to do.
Lucas’ Pretty Dirty Secrets webisode with the mysterious red trench coat could also be an example of how the red team is starting to control the black hoodie team. Lucas was clearly there on some mission (probably an A mission, although he may not have known who he was working with) and I think it’s very possible that red coat was there to watch him and make sure the job got done.
The girls seem to always trust who they shouldn’t and don’t trust who… well let’s be honest they shouldn’t trust anyone. It would be nice to say that one team is working to help them but I’m really not sure. Because I would want to guess that the red team is helping the girls by spying on the hoodie team so that they can be one step ahead. But then I’m not sure why Mona would meet with someone in a red coat.
The possibilities are endless but one thing is for sure. There are lots of black hoodies and lots of red trench coats running around Rosewood.