Wait for it, wait for it...
MelissA Hastings is and always has been ‘A’ and ‘A.D’ with the help of her little minions. Let’s get to the bottom of it once and for all.
This theory is a continuation of my first “Melissa is A” theory, here.
This ‘A’ game all started with Alison and Melissa.
(These anonymous texted were traced by a man that Alison hired before she ‘went missing’ and they were sent from one of Melissa’s old offices in Brookhaven)
Jessica DiLaurentis knew that Melissa was the one that Alison should be afraid of all along. She even tried to warn Ali about her the night that Alison was hit in the head mysteriously and buried alive.
Assuming that Jessica knew that Spencer was really her niece and her sister Mary’s daughter, she couldn’t have been warning Ali about her, right? She had to have been warning her about Melissa Hastings instead.
Melissa was looking for Ali ‘That Night’.
Melissa and the N.A.T club, to be exact. (Ian, Garrett, Jenna)
When Spencer confronts Melissa about being in Ali’s room ‘That Night’ the very first thing that Melissa does is deny it, and then blackmail Spencer to keep her quiet. A pretty suspicious reaction if she has nothing to hide….
This literally SCREAMS “I’ve been watching you” and “I’m in charge of the N.A.T club”.
Especially when we factor in what Jason had told Spencer about the club and basically admitted that he was just a pawn in a bigger and badder game.
Melissa had Ian film everyone. Melissa started it all. This is why she was so furious when she found out that Alison had stolen the N.A.T videos.
And remember what Cece had told Emily about ‘That Night’? She told us the truth for once and we should have listened. Cece was warning Emily about the real ‘A’, the real threat.
I think that Cece Drake was hired by Melissa in high school to set her friends up for the N.A.T club. Cece, being prom queen, surely had more friends than we think. She seemed pretty popular at Noel’s cabin, didn’t she? It started out innocent and fun but eventually Melissa’s hatred for Alison took over and the game got dark. Melissa wanted revenge but Cece really did love Alison, which started Cece’s own game of ultimate betrayal.
Cece began plotting against ‘A’ and I think she used decoys such as Mona and Toby to do so. She would get orders from Melissa and then pass them down to Mona that way she could sabotage the plan herself. Think about it, that’s what Red Coat always did. She showed up just in time to save the Liars and ruin whatever ‘A’ had been planning. Cece was protecting Ali and her friends, not the other way around. But Melissa found out around the time of the dollhouse about Cece’s true intentions and I think that’s what ruined everything. Melissa kidnapped the Liars and forced Cece to help her (blackmailing her with her past and Wilden’s murder) and then left clues about Cece’s identity for Spencer to riddle out.
Melissa wanted Cece to get caught as ‘A’ and to take the fall for her.
The only problem with her plan was that Cece knew about Melissa murdering Wren’s blood sister, Bethany Young. After Cece was arrested and put into Welby she couldn’t wait to tell Wren the truth and that is ultimately what lead to her demise. Melissa murdered Cece for telling Wren about her big secret and to keep her quiet about ‘A’.
It all sounds very similar to what happened to Officer Garrett Reynolds who was murdered after saying too much to Spencer. The same man who Melissa had confessed all of her secrets to. The QOHs on the ghost train are both responsible for Garrett’s murder and according to Mona, Melissa was one of them along with Darren Wilden.
Melissa either murdered Garrett to keep him quiet or she paid Wilden to do it.
It has been MelissA all along, hiding in plain sight and using everyone’s secrets to her own advantage.