Wilden and CeCe have been working together this whole time. Wilden is Charles DiLaurentis. In episode 4x01, Wilden’s body was discovered in front of the church even though he was “killed” near the lake after a confrontation with Ashley Marin and then CeCe Drake. CeCe and/or Wilden try to frame Ashley for his murder. The motive? Wilden and Ashley had that sexual relationship in early season 1. Maybe Wilden still resents Ashley for using him. OR CeCe framed Ashley because CeCe was jealous that Wilden used to have a thing for her. What better way to get rid of the ex-girlfriend (of sorts) than by framing her for the “dead” boyfriend?
In 4x01, Wilden’s body is showed to us multiple times- outside the church, inside of the casket. With everyone knowing Wilden is “dead”, Charles can reclaim his true identity and can spend all of his time torturing the girls. CeCe was never supposed to go down for the murder, but when she gets caught, that’s when she devised her plan to get off the radar to help Charles. CeCe tells Holbrook that Alison is alive and somehow CeCe escapes police custody… Yeah, right. CeCe then goes to Paris in 5x01 and makes her return appearance at the Ice Ball in 5x13. She actually returned to Rosewood earlier than Christmas- my guess is that she is the mysterious person who showed up to the Mona, Jenna, and Sydney meeting in 5x05. This quiet return enabled CeCe to pull off some A-team shenanigans without anyone suspecting her. Remember the clue that Romeo and Juliet play a big part into the story of A? Hmmm…
CeCe is NOT a character from the book series, so the writers created this name and character for a reason. CeCe Drake | Charles Dilaurentis
Both have the same initials. Clue or coincidence?