“Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period. If you just asked him, he’d tell you. He’d tell you he was the double greatest; that he’d ‘handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail.’
But what made The Champ the greatest—what truly separated him from everyone else—is that everyone else would tell you pretty much the same thing.
Like everyone else on the planet, Michelle and I mourn his passing. But we’re also grateful to God for how fortunate we are to have known him, if just for a while; for how fortunate we all are that The Greatest chose to grace our time.
In my private study, just off the Oval Office, I keep a pair of his gloves on display, just under that iconic photograph of him—the young champ, just 22 years old, roaring like a lion over a fallen Sonny Liston. I was too young when it was taken to understand who he was—still Cassius Clay, already an Olympic Gold Medal winner, yet to set out on a spiritual journey that would lead him to his Muslim faith, exile him at the peak of his power, and set the stage for his return to greatness with a name as familiar to the downtrodden in the slums of Southeast Asia and the villages of Africa as it was to cheering crowds in Madison Square Garden.
'I am America,’ he once declared. 'I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me—black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me.’
That’s the Ali I came to know as I came of age—not just as skilled a poet on the mic as he was a fighter in the ring, but a man who fought for what was right. A man who fought for us. He stood with King and Mandela; stood up when it was hard; spoke out when others wouldn’t. His fight outside the ring would cost him his title and his public standing. It would earn him enemies on the left and the right, make him reviled, and nearly send him to jail. But Ali stood his ground. And his victory helped us get used to the America we recognize today.
He wasn’t perfect, of course. For all his magic in the ring, he could be careless with his words, and full of contradictions as his faith evolved. But his wonderful, infectious, even innocent spirit ultimately won him more fans than foes—maybe because in him, we hoped to see something of ourselves. Later, as his physical powers ebbed, he became an even more powerful force for peace and reconciliation around the world. We saw a man who said he was so mean he’d make medicine sick reveal a soft spot, visiting children with illness and disability around the world, telling them they, too, could become the greatest. We watched a hero light a torch, and fight his greatest fight of all on the world stage once again; a battle against the disease that ravaged his body, but couldn’t take the spark from his eyes.
Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And the world is better for it. We are all better for it. Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family, and we pray that the greatest fighter of them all finally rests in peace.” —President Obama
what we’re not gonna do is slander kelley or blame her and act like she’s responsible for ali not getting playing time. yall do know that players themselves are not responsible for another teammate’s playing time right?
Surprise! I keep all ya’lls prompts even if it takes me oh…five months to get to them. I still can’t believe this was 5 months ago. But here you are, darling! Enjoy <3
Once, what feels like a lifetime ago, Leonard had sworn off all this nonsense. His ma hadn’t raised a fool, he’d had his heart broken once, had his world torn apart, and when Jocelyn had taken everything in the divorce, he’d sworn that he would never leave himself that open, that vulnerable, to anyone ever again.
But Leonard hadn’t counted on Jim Kirk. Hadn’t thought there was a man that could be infuriating and irresistible all in one. An unstoppable force of nature that could also patiently wear away at all his defenses until Leonard was more vulnerable to that man that he’d ever been in his entire life.
Now he stands with Jim in front of all their friends and family, and his heart’s never been so full.
He smiles warmly at the man who’s stolen his heart, and takes his hand tenderly in his own. “James Tiberius Kirk,” he says softly. “The first time I laid eyes on you, I also threw up on you.” There’s a titter of laughter from the assembled crowd, but Leonard only hears the soft laugh from the man in front of him. “Lord only knows how we became friends, guess you just wouldn’t let me be. You wore me down kid, in every way that possibly matters. That first night we were together,” and now Leonard smiles at the memory. “I thought it was a one night stand…and now here we are, getting married.”
Jim’s smile widens, his baby blues dancing in the way that always makes Leonard’s heart do the two step.
“I love you, Jim Kirk,” he continues, his voice a little hoarse now, his own eyes bright. “And I can’t imagine spending one damn day without you bothering the hell out of me. I’m a doctor, not a wordsmith, but today, you’ve made me the happiest man in the galaxy.”
What if Alison is the one who has a twin? In the books Alison and Courtney were twins. Maybe, the writes made Jessica and Mary twins so we would thought that Courtney doesn’t exist. But let’s get to the point.
The Alison we saw on the flashbacks and the Alison we see now seem two different people, literally. The badass Ali would be the real Alison Dilaurentis while the boring Ali would be Courtney.
Jessica Dilaurentis died minutes before Ali could have arrived to town. Coincidence? Coincidences don’t exist in Rosewood. Jessica was the only one capable of distinc them.
Bitchy Ali was into boys, but the Ali we have now is bi (or so does it looks like). Maybe Courtney was the one kissing Emily whilst Ali was occupied with Ian, Noel, and company.
If Alison do has a twin, she must have spent most of her life in Radley, otherwise, the liars would know about her existence.
If Courtney was indeed in Radley, she would have met Cece. Both put in Radley for the same woman, Jessica Dilaurentis. They must have hate her, at least a little bit. So Cece helped Court with a plan so she could replace Ali.
They started threating Ali with, they were the ones sending the A messages to Ali before the liars would received them.
Cece was Mary’s daughter, and she spent most of her life in Radley, too. And again, because of Jessica. Mary empathized with Courtney more than anyone could.
Now, let’s get with what happened ThAt Night.
Cece was planning on getting Ali unconscious and bringing her to Radley, so she and Courtney could switch places. Once in Radley, if she told the nurses she was Ali, she would be seen as a crazy girl trying to impersonate her twin.
Ali and Court were wearing the same top, so she could switch places easly. Cece did her part, but Jessica saw it.
Why would Jessica protect Cece over her daughter? Because it was Mary. She thought Ali was dead so she buried her. Luckly, Mrs Grunwald really rescued her.
Ali was afraid of someone she didn’t knew, but her mother protected over her, as she didn’t know about Courney’s existence. So she ran away. And, as we saw on the flashback, she pushed Mona on to playing the game with the liars. Why? That’s immortality my darlings. (Mona didn’t know about Courtney, when she find out, she was put into the dollhouse as a warning)
Courtney was hitted ThAt Night too, by Mona. But Mrs Grunwald rescued her, too.
But people thinking Ali was dead wasn’t a great option for Courtney. So she had to hide until Ali decided to came back.
First of all, she needed to know if Ali was alive, so she could switch places once and for all. So, Court and Cece started blackmailing her friends for getting information. Yes, there’s been two A teams since season 3, Alison vs Courtney. (In season 3 is when the “plot holes” started, too). In the same season Cece introduced herself to the liars, with the purpose of getting information.
But since the Liars didn’t know about Ali, the plan failed. So they though: why would Ali come back? Maybe, to protect her loved ones (aka the liars - they didn’t know she was playing with them, too). So they started putting them in danger, to make Ali come back. The Halloween Train, the Lodge Fire, Ravenswood, etc. (I think both Courtney and Ali were in the Halloween Train, that’s why there were too much costumes for too less people).
They succed in Ravenswood. When the liars saw Ali in Ravenswood, it was the best moment for switching places. The only problem? Jessica Dilaurentis would have noticed. So Mary helped them solve the problem, as it would benefit her, too.
The Ali we see in the first episode of season 5 is Courtney. She and Cece were addicts to the game, so they couldn’t stop playing it. But they needed the liars to stop digging if Courtney wanted to keep her identity safe. So they decided to stop the game on season 6. Cece and Court planned a very convincing stage play. They fooled the liars! Cece revealed herself as A to protect Courtney. But, what about the Dollhouse? It was their last big game as A.
And do you remember that A scene, at the final of an episode, when someone spinned the bottle, to see with which liar would they play with, but another person changed it? We’ve been wondering who was the second person, Courtney Dilaurentis.
But five years later…
I believe during this time the real Alison Dilaurentis was in Radley. The night Ali got out, she killed Cece.
Alison Dilaurentis is AD. She had to stop her A game with the liars when they put her into Radley (in season 5). But five years later, she got out of Radley and she is back.
She wants to punish the girls for not recognising Courtney, and being her friends, but mostly, whe wants to punish Courtney. Ali is planning and endgame where Courtney will end up murdered, and she would switch places with her again.
But, why not show up now and tell everyone the truth? Because she did some ilegal things, maybe? Or maybe, because vengeance is a plate better served cold? Bitchy Ali is still here, and more bitchy than ever.
She is jealous that Emily loves Courtney more than she loved her, so she is getting vengance (if they love each other so much, let’s force them to start a weird family).
But, why haven’t we heard about Courtney? Yes, we have. Courtney is Bethany in the show. It would have been too obvius if they had named her Bethany.
Bethany’s drawings calling Jessica a Liar, are because she put her in Radley, her own mother, and she lied to her everytime she visited her. Mary is the one getting her out to the stables, she felt sorry for the poor child.
If you’ve read it all, I just hope you’ve enjoyed reading it.
What do you think about it? Do you think it can happen? The actors keep telling us that there’s a big twist on the finale. Could it be that?
Honestly, I don’t think so. But i do think that the twin switch happened between Jessica and Mary (this theory will come another day). Because, why bring an IDENTICAL TWIN to the show if it’s not for switching them?
Filling the prompts “Van being in a relationship with a girl since forever and loves her to death, but when he starts to get famous he breaks up with her so they both could dedicate to their careers, despite of her begging him not to. Then, a few months later she finds out she’s pregnant and tries to reach him, his parents, his friends, his crew, but she can’t get in touch with them, so Van only finds out he has a daughter in 2017?” and “one about the reader being from the states and van always talking about how he loves the way she talks or something like that?”
Note: Bonus mini-request for @pais3an of Van singing a lullaby to his kid. Alright, I’m going to have to change the prompt a bit, because if Van and Reader had a pre-existing relationship there is no way she wouldn’t be able to get a hold of him. You know? It has to be that she doesn’t know him. I hope that’s alright! Also - this is the longest fic I have ever written, and I poured a lot of time and energy and love into it. Please. Please feedback.
You rolled onto your side, not opening your eyes. Alistair was pulling at your hair. You’d fallen asleep on the couch again, leaving your almost-two year old to his own devices. Dangerous, stupid, but you’d given up feeling guilty about things a long time ago. As a single mum, you couldn’t afford the luxury of wallowing in self-pity.
You could hear a song coming from the television. You’d left MTV on, which with another questionable parenting choice. It was Ali’s song. It was constantly on the radio and for some unknown reason, he had fallen in love with it. Whenever it played, he’d bounce around and call "Song! Song!”
Slowly you sat up, rubbing your face. Ali was leaning on the coffee table, wriggling his hips, staring at the screen. You smiled at him, your little music man, then followed his line of sight. You stopped breathing. No. There’s no way. Ali looked back at you and stopped dancing. He waddled over, resting his hands on your knees.
In 1x08 Jason tells Spencer that Ali told him about the fire, how Spencer said they should teach Toby a lesson, and got the other girls to back her up, even threatening Toby if he told the truth.
Yes, we did see Ali do all that but just because she did it doesn’t mean she was the mastermind behind it.
I posted a while back that blinding Jenna wasn’t the type of arsenal Alison used. Alison was a psychological bully not a physical one. She didn’t just manipulate people and then go “hey I should blow someone up, that will be exciting.”
I think Spencer found out what Jenna was doing to Toby and she wanted to teach her a lesson. When they walk over to Toby’s house Alison asks Spencer “You’ve got the lighter right Spencer” and then after arguing Alison declares “give me the lighter” and Spencer hands it over.
Why wouldn’t Spencer do it herself?
She manipulated Ali to do it so she could get rid of her. She didn’t know Ali would make Toby take the fall.
Later on when Spencer and Toby get together. Toby tells Spencer that Jenna is afraid of her.
In 3x09 Jenna remarks to Noel “I will not let Spencer Hastings bully me, again”
Recently a fan tweeted Marlene asking if mayas storyline was over and she replied saying their may be a bit more to it. So I went back and tried to see what I could make out of the maya clues and how she fits into everything.
I always love maya and emaya but her character always seemed a bit sketchy at times kinda like alison. (remember this)
when her and emily first meet she seems REALLY interested in getting to know emily, she was asking tons of personal questions about ali and herself, answering questions with a question, and she was being super friendly and almost choosy with her words, almost as if she had other intentions when she met her. What if she was told to get close to her? (Kind of like ezra & cece already knowing who all the girls were and jenna already knowing alison)
In S1: “The jenna thing”, maya meets spencer and when her and emily go back to her house she says “I get your connection to spencer, you both like to win.” and emily replies “well winnings great but usually if I do my best im happy with the outcome.” and maya chooses to move the topic to spencer by asking how she feels about winning which always kind of stuck out to me. Emily tells her spencer HAS to win.
I just never quite understood why Maya only really asked questions about spencer, I know you could argue she was just trying to get to know emily but throughout the episodes maya’s in we don’t really see her interested in knowing about all the liars to me it seemed like she asked about spencer only because she reminded her the most of Ali.
& then maya moves the conversation to Alison again saying how she seemed like she was always the center of attention. Then tells emily she usually runs from those girls. Em says “you don’t look like the type of girl who runs from anyone” and Maya moves the convo to something else. (WHO U RUNNIN FROM MAYA)
Also later in the night when emily turns around maya immediately goes and cuddles with her almost like she KNOWS emily was in the closet. She said she had a boyfriend & i dont think it was something she just did in her sleep. + the A alerts afterwards were right on time, something was up.
this also happens again when they kiss in the photo booth and A steals the strips right away. & maya tells emily not to worry about it that it there was probably just no more paper & drags her away. MAYA WAS IN ON IT THE WHOLE TIME.She was used to bring em out the closet and let A use it against her.
Also in S2: “I must confess” Maya is scene wearing the exact same tory burch boots -A ordered online. (couldnt find a pic though)
But I think somewhere along the way maya started to really develop feelings and wanted out but A/AD or someone connected to them had stuff on maya forcing her to stay in it so she chooses to run away but A gets her first and kills her before she can get far.
Now lets go back to what I said earlier about her kind of acting like Alison
In the pilot maya asks emily if shes ever smoked and em replies No. Maya says this and the way she says it for some reason really just reminds me of something Ali would say.
& then later in the episode Spencer sees who she thinks is Ali in Mayas room (ali’s old room)
But what’s odd is that this person is wearing the same tank Maya was wearing the whole episode.
now this can be explained in a couple ways, either:
1. maya found a blonde wig while looking through the dilaurentis house and tried it on to pretend to be ali.
2. that was really or ali or maybe an ali twin and she was talking to maya & wearing a similiar top? (this one seems too much but wouldnt be surprised if the writers went this way.)
3.maya bought a blonde wig & was really trying to pretend to be someone maybe a trick she learned from a real blonde she knew who liked to wear wigs & be someone else.
- i’m thinking its this last one! (or i hope it is)
In S2E12: “eye of the beholder” Jason tells em & spencer that maya found some of Ali’s old things in the attic, “Like they were hidden” he thought they threw everything away but maya kept some things, maybe b/c she knew what they were for.
Another thing I wanna point out is maya has mentioned on more than one occasion (1.02 & 1.12) that she has trouble sleeping. I mean I would have trouble sleeping too if I was worried my secrets may catch up to me.
Now I know there a lot of maya theories & some have even said they think she’s A. I don’t think I could really hop on board with maya being A but I do think when mona said “MAYA KNEW” she really meant maya fucking knew, like she knew the game & knew what was going on & just how dangerous A could really be.
Okay so, we all know there seems to be a couple different teams when it comes to PLL and their alliances. Theres,
AD & Cece (& maybe someone else? idk yet still looking into this)
Could this mean this is Maya’s unnamed brother? Did she also hang out with Ali, Cece, & Melissa during that summer? Or was she scared of them like she mentioned to emily about attention seeking girls like Alison?
Now I heard from twitter it may be fake but still why would they make the mistake of putting it in the credits? Idk I just think it would be a nice twist for maya to have a deeper connection to Ali than just living in her house.
UPDATE: MARLENE SAID WE’RE MEETING AN UNKNOWN RELATIVE OF MAYA’S! Some people meationed that reporter Aria went off on in 7.12 may be her brother but I couldn’t find a pic and I didn’t wanna sit through hulu commercials to find out so if someone finds the pic reblog it cause I wanna knowwww!
I mean we find out they had to have known each other either way or at least met before b/c they were both staying in the kahn cabin around the same time!
Also when Ali and Maya’s body are found the scene is so similar they even play the same song.
I think at first Alison gave Maya the idea to fake her death & Noel, Garrett, & Jenna helped her carry it out.
Marlene also posted this pic on insta w/ 2 dolls that w/ the hashtag #emison but to me the 2 dolls look more like ali and maya then ali and em. Idk I just think there’s alot more to their relationship than we know right now.
Now lets talk about the night mayas body was presumably found:
Maya trys to call emily but she cant get service so it never goes through, I don’t think this was maya b/c her phone was already stolen by this point. I think A just was trying to distract emily to mess with hanna.
Jumping ahead to when Mona falls off the cliff, we get a zoom in on her watch that says its 12am. The girls then go back to their houses and the cops have a body they think is Mayas.
BUT we later see this video of Maya at the kahn cabin at 1:14am
So are we just really gonna believe it took the liars OVER 1hr & 30m to get to thier houses?? B/c maya had to have got kidnapped and then dragged over to emilys back yard from the cabin and murdered. Which just in my head doesn’t add up with the timeline.
In addition to this I noticed when Maya gets pulled out of the cameras view it doesn’t necessarily mean she was captured by A, I think theres a good chance it was Ali who pulled on her to take her out of view and talk to her. We know Ali was staying there too so maybe she already knew where the cameras were and didnt wanna take any chances being seen seeing as this was before A supposedly knew Ali was alive.
Now lets talk about after her “Death”:
We find out Maya went to the kahn parties often and met holden before, she was also friendly with Jenna, we see her get into a car with garrett the night she died (But we know he didnt kill her because he was arrested at 12am) & its when Nate (lyndon) is introduced and he is accused of being the one who killed Maya.
Nate never openly says he killed Maya, in fact some of the things he says when he tries to kill paige kind of indicate he thinks emily has something to do with her death.
He says “Im gonna do to you, what you did to me. Im gonna take someone from you & you are gonna watch me do it.”
Its also been speculated that Maya was involved in the night em dug up Ali’s grave b/c they used her bottle of pills to drug her (which was also prescribed after she died) & flashbacks she remembers having + jenna lies to her saying she found her on the street drunk when spencer asks why she lied she says b/c she’s protecting a friend.
This was also one of the flashbacks she remembers having,
LIKE COME ON WHO ELSE WOULD WRITE THAT???
Most of me really does believe Maya did end up really dying sometime later before the end of season 3 or in the beginning of season 4
The girls do find this carved into the dollhouse in S6 maybe AD found maya & took her to the doll house to be his Ali for a while before Mona got there.
But idk i’ve also read alot of theories w/ extra clues and reasons she could indeed still be alive helping out emily and hiding from AD or might even be bethany young herself. So theres that lol. I’m just excited to know that Maya still is relevant b/c her character had so much potential, hopefully mar doesn’t fuck it up!!
Reblog & tell me what you think, do you think maya’s still alive or dead? & if she wasn’t the person in the body bag in 2.25 then who was?
jasper cockblocking a.l.i.e.
and protecting raven without really knowing it at first but then catching on and doing whatever it took to keep her out of the invisible zombie’s and her zombie army’s clutches ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
Melissa almost HAS to be AD...10 million clues and possibilities
This is long but I NEED you to read!!
I always thought it would be interesting Charlotte was Peter Hastings’s child and was jealous that Spencer got so much attention from Peter.. This is especially interesting if we consider the possibility that Charlotte knew that Spencer was adopted the whole time and yet got embraced by the Hastings family. Melissa and Spencer were always at odds too which is interesting since I always thought Melissa was Charlotte’s friend.. The first thing Charlotte said after Spencer introduced herself to Charlotte was “Melissa Hastings’s little sister!” And I have always believed that to be a clue.
Peter has been trying to protect his family from secrets that CHARLOTTE could potentially reveal and we never realized this. It seemed at the time that Peter and Jessica had a deal about ALISON.. But this could get a lot more interesting if their secrets revolved around the danger Charlotte presented. After all, when Jessicas initial secrets started coming out, interestingly enough the ones involving Spencer were about a girl dressed in Alis clothes, but NOT ALI. Those secrets came out of a sealed file she had with Jessica, but Charlotte had known the details of these secrets the whole time.
Back to my suspicion that Melissa and Charlotte had a friendship/ agreement situation.. Supposedly Melissa had no clue the girl she buried was not Alison, but a “stranger,” Bethany young. And Charlotte had no clue the girl she was hitting with a rock was Ali, not Bethany. Both of them swear that they did what they did to protect a relative (Charlotte claims Bethany was going to attack Jessica, Melissa claims she thought Spencer killed Alison and she buried her to protect Spencer). Melissa and Charlotte DEFINITELY at least know each other, and because of my strong suspicion that they were friends / working together, I must say it’s awfully “coincidental” that each of them ended up killing the other’s enemy. (But they said there are no coincidences in rosewood!) And if anyone doesn’t believe Melissa hated Ali on that level, don’t forget about the NAT video where she barged into Alis room the night she disappeared demanding where she was. She also had told Ian that same night that if he saw Alison again, someone would get hurt.
AND DEFINITELY don’t forget about the NAT club. Charlotte and Melissa were both linked to that club too. What was really going on with them that night? The first time Ali asked jason what the movie the club was filming was about (this was in “the first secret”), he said that if he told her, he would have to kill her. Maybe he meant it more than we knew. Don’t forget, Ian was Melissa’s boyfriend at the time and when he met up with Ali, he screamed at her about the videos, threatening that there were things about her and her family on there that could bring everybody down.
Charlotte has also claimed that EVERYONE wanted the videos back from Ali, “Spencer’s big sister the most.” Now I find myself wondering which sister of Spencer’s she meant, if not both of them. Most everyone I can think of who wanted those videos had a link to the NAT club. What exactly has the NAT club planned to do that night? Why was an emergency meeting called, by Melissa’s boyfriend, no less?
Also, considering that Melissa and Ian supposedly both wanted the videos back and Alison was the one who stole the videos, I find it intriguing that she demanded for him NOT to see her again, as I mentioned above, and even said that someone would get hurt if he did. Obviously I know she didn’t want him dating Ali anymore, but Ali was also the only chance they really had on getting the videos back. It could even be the real reason Melissa wanted to attack Ali. Maybe Charlotte’s real reason as well. This is even MORE likely when considering the fact that Ian eventually tried to kill Spencer because of these videos. He said “I’m doing this because I love your sister,” which is ANOTHER person mentioning Melissa wanting these videos back, badly… (Unless he meant Charlotte) I believe Melissa and Charlotte were in on the video motive together. I feel like Melissa and Charlotte both knew about A (Mona) and wanted to steal the game at this point.
Then, I think about the fact that NAT club members have been attacked and killed throughout these A games. And I wonder if Charlotte and Melissa didn’t have a reason / motive for turning on the NAT club and trying to get the videos themselves, way back “before it all started.” Is this the time Melissa has been referring to? Maybe, at the very least, they thought the other members of the NAT club found out too much about them. I also think Jason was drugged for a specific reason, almost as if to distance him from the others.
Supposedly our first A, Mona, believed that she had hit Ali, then later on admitted that she was the one who killed Bethany… Although technically, MELISSA killed Bethany. Maybe she just likes to cover for all her bosses.
When Mona was revealed as A, it was clear she had revealed herself to Spencer on purpose. She wanted to recruit Spencer on to the A team and if she refused, she wanted her to disappear; she would make her disappear, just like when Alison disappeared. Mona mentioned working for someone all the way back then on the A team, someone who always had a plan. This has been revealed to be Charlotte, but I get strong vibes Melissa was involved too. Don’t forget, Melissa showed up at the masquerade ball as the black swan. She claims that Mona blackmailed her into showing up to distract Jenna.
The problem is, that doesn’t make sense; it doesn’t add up. We have never learned of any plan that Mona had that Jenna stood in the way of, except dating Noel Kahn. Mona wouldn’t need Jenna distracted. But Melissa and Charlotte might have had a reason. The intention the whole time was for Mona to go to Radley. Maybe they wanted Mona in there to get answers about their family… Noel’s other girlfriend, Jenna, claims that Charlotte wanted that from her.. When the girls suspected Charlotte as A, they quickly got distracted and moved onto other options. The same has happened with Melissa. They could’ve worried that Jenna was onto them and their plans and therefore needed her distracted.
Mona took the blame for everything she had done as A even though supposedly she had a boss.. Charlotte. Later on, when wilden was killed, Mona tried to claim she did it, landing back in Radley, which seemed deliberate once again. Then it came out that Charlotte did it.. But did she? Or was she taking the blame for something uber A did? Part of Charlotte’s story that didn’t add up to me was that she killed wilden because he was never going to let Ali come back and tell her story. Charlotte would be totally screwed if Ali came back to town and told the story of how Charlotte nearly murdered her and left her for dead..
Also, wilden hadn’t been posing an actual threat to Ali, yet the motive behind his death supposedly was “making sure he could never hurt my sister again.” This sounds like something that makes more sense if they were referring to SPENCER. Wilden terrorized Spencer, even beat her up while dressed up as the queen of hearts on the Halloween train, the same costume Melissa wore, sneakily AGAIN, allegedly “protecting Spencer.” The story also makes a lot more sense if instead of occurring with Sara Harvey, it occurred with Melissa, and Charlotte and Melissa’s roles were reversed from the way Charlotte presented in her flashback/ story. After all, Charlotte did refer to Sara as a decoy.
I found it odd that Charlotte wasn’t around the night of the Halloween train, considering she was the one calling the shots. But if MELISSA was the one who wanted wilden gone, this would make some sense. Charlotte could have worried about being seen by wilden and maybe some others on the train. So Mona and Melissa show up in disguise and we are supposed to believe only ONE of them was working with Charlotte? If wilden knew what happened with Charlotte, I have a hard time believing he did not eventually find out what Melissa had done that night as well. And Melissa had more to lose by the truth coming out. Charlotte already knew she would probably just go back to Radley for killing and torturing people as opposed to getting arrested.
The night Garrett started telling Spencer more detail about the night Ali disappeared and cast doubt on the story the girls currently believed, wilden killed Garrett. Because he worried his involvement might come out? There’s video surveillance of wilden yelling at the other queen of hearts about this, just as Spencer was trying to get Aria so Garrett could talk to her to her face.
Also interesting, in Garretts flashback, we see Melissa calling someone frantically calling someone asking “what do I need to call the police to get your attention?!” We never found out who she was calling, but we did later hear allegations that Melissa called Charlotte to get her help with the videos. (Was that them saying part of the A motive outloud?) Melissa probably knew Charlotte and Wilden had a weird connection; maybe that’s why they included the remark about calling the cops.
Wilden seemed to believe the person in the other queen of hearts costume shared the exact same concern as he did about the truth coming out. This fits the profile for CHARLOTTE, but if I am right about him knowing what Melissa did, it works for her too. Conveniently, when the other queen of hearts was about to show her face, Mona’s RV computer gets hacked. When Spencer asks who the QOH was, Mona says “your sister” and I ALWAYS wondered if this meant that Spencer had more than one… Since she didn’t use Melissa’s name. And it turns out Spencer does have more than one. The jury is still out there for me on if there was a third QOH, Charlotte.
Either way, I believe Aria was drugged so that Garretts story would stop with Spencer. Conveniently, Toby had joined the A team around this time and was being used as a tool to make Spencer crazy and eventually this landed her in Radley. We know that Charlotte was on Ezra’s payroll, I bet she also provided him with info to make Spencer seem crazy also when she suspected him. But maybe the A team needed Spencer in Radley for reasons that go beyond her seeming crazy. I mentioned before that the A team’s games could “all lead back to radley” because answers about their family were in radley. Maybe they needed Spencer there to figure out some lingering unanswered questions they had.
When Spencer first went to Radley, I ALWAYS got a weird vibe from Melissa’s reaction. I felt that she was playing dumb/ faking when she showed up at the school looking for Spencer. I think she already knew exactly where she was. I also found her word choice interesting when she visited Spencer at Radley and she said she felt like it was her fault Spencer was there because Melissa was supposed to be in charge of her. Maybe it WAS Melissa’s fault Spencer was there on a much larger scale. Melissa seems a little bit more connected to Radley than what meets the eye, don’t forget wren also said that Melissa was the one to connect Mona with Charlotte back in the early A days.. And maybe she was.
Another thing that gets to me is that Melissa and Charlotte have both downplayed and/ or lied about how well they knew wilden. ALSO, Melissa refused to answer Spencer when Spencer asked if Melissa killed Wilden. A simple NO will usually do if you haven’t murdered someone and you’re asked if you did.. I think Charlotte covered for Melissa because Melissa knew a lot of secrets about her too so she “owed her.”
Another Wilden/ Melissa / Charlotte link is the lodge fire night. At this point, Melissa and Charlotte both allegedly shared a motive again, they both wanted to find out if Ali was alive. This was the night Charlotte “used Sara as a decoy.” When asked if Sara was the other red coat, Charlotte said “when I needed her to be.” Does that mean that at other times, someone else was calling the shots?
This plan was likely contingent on Spencer’s safety, hence Toby double crossing Mona and taking Spencer outside. Charlotte wanted Spencer and the other girls to help her find Ali, and Melissa wanted to find out if Ali was alive as well, so that works.. But Charlotte and Melissa describe what happened at the fire differently. Charlotte claims she didn’t plan on the fire, Shana showed up and the plan went to hell according to her.
But Melissa blamed the fire on wilden, and had been seen telling Jenna and Shana that “those bitches would be at the lodge” that night. I think Charlotte was working with Melissa and therefore DID know the fire was going to happen; that’s why Spencer was not inside. Melissa could have been “distracting Jenna” again; Jenna finding out Ali was alive would mean trouble for Melissa and Charlotte.
Melissa would make so much sense as AD. One might question why she would work with someone who staged her husband’s suicide note.. But Melissa could have been playing Ian. Married for love or an alibi? Maybe she was the one who married for an alibi because she didn’t want all her secrets coming out. And considering how well Mona did staging a scene at the bell tower back in the day, maybe Melissa enlisted her help faking Charlotte’s death. I’m bouncing between whether Melissa would still be working with Charlotte at this point or if she turned on her and actually attacked her, but either way she’s the perfect AD.
Can you do one where it involves either Em or Ali being jealous. It could be about anything.
psa this is the last jealousy prompt I’m doing, bc i feel like after the first few weeks em and ali would both stop getting jealous bc they both know they’re gonna stay together forever, so I have this one and a couple of ali but that’s it no more jealousy prompts sorry guys:(( xx (thank u for the prompt tho!!)
“Oh, you made it”
Emily rushed from the sidelines of the pool, quickly greeting her
girlfriend with a peck on the cheek as the kids lined themselves up
at the start line.
“I told you I would” Ali pointed out, her
hand trailing down Emily’s “now go! They need their coach” She
nudged her in the opposite direction towards the swimmers, who were
jittering with nerves at the edge of the pool. They all huddled
around as Em called them forwards, and performed her pep-talk. Ali
wandered up the metallic stairs, finding a seat next to man, who
seemed to be one of the parents of the athletes.
“Do you mind?”
She motioned to the free seat next to him. Looking up at her, he did
a double take.
“Hi” He said,
only looking away as Ali tilted her head with a frown “I mean,
yeah. Take a seat” He told her. She smiled, placing her bag on the
floor and sitting down, crossing her legs and doing all she could to
avoid the eye contact he was clearly trying to maintain with her.
Across the room, Emily’s gaze trailed over to Ali, and she couldn’t
help the knot in her stomach as she saw the man watching her with
interest, smiling in a friendly way as Ali meekly smiled back.
“Who are you here
for?” Ali was broken out of her trance with the question, and she
was taken aback by the kindness in his voice.
“Uh, the coach”
She said, hoping he would get the point and back off. He nodded his
“The kids rave
about Coach Fields” he said, very assured of himself as Ali took
the time to turn and actually listen to what he was saying.
my girlfriend” She said without hesitation.
“I see” The guy
replied, holding his hand out for her to shake “I’m Dylan” he
told her with a smile.
said as she took it timidly “Alison Dilaurentis” Emily heard the
whistle blow as her team pounced gracefully into the water. But her
focus was on nothing except her girlfriend, who’s laugh had not
ended and look hadn’t wavered from the man she sat with. A feeling
she hadn’t felt in a long time bubbled up to the surface, a
feeling she had never wanted to feel again when it came to Alison.
Jealousy. She took a deep breath, trying to steady her knotted
stomach, and forced herself to focus on nothing but Esme Davidson
powering through the water. Her hears were hounded by cheers as she
touched the end and the next student followed, but she couldn’t
even identify who it was because the man Ali sat with currently had
his hand resting on her shoulder.
“My son adores
you. He says you’re the best thing to happen to Rosewood High”
Ali was surprised to learn he had son old enough to be in high
school; he looked so young.
honour belongs to Emily. This team is the most successful swim Team
RHS has had since Em swam for it herself” Her eyes suddenly
wandered over to the coach, but she was met with less-than welcoming
eyes. Forcing a smile, Emily quickly looked away, suddenly finding
herself in deep conversation with the opposing Coach.
“So, how did you
guys meet?” He asked, and she found herself opening up about her
life with Emily, and how they had got the place they were in. Emily,
on the other hand, thought she might be sick. Her eyes frantically
flicking the clock every minute hoping that it would be over soon and
she could go home and confront Ali. Did she think she couldn’t see
her? She should’ve known this whole thing was becoming too good to
be true. Eventually, the final whistle blew. The Sharks had,
unsurprisingly, won again. Yet she still couldn’t stop the huge
sigh of relief that escaped from her chest. Upon hearing the sharp
noise, Ali stood up and cheered on her girlfriends team with pride.
Dylan yelled for his son, and together they made their way down the
steps as families embraced their children in hugs of joy and exited
the pool together.
“It was nice to
meet you” He told her sincerely as he was whisked off by the boy,
Luke, Ali taught.
yelled, jumping up and down her little heels with a toothy grin,
waving back and forth. “I’m so pro-” But Emily looked her in
the eye, acknowledged her with a look, and walked through the door
with the rest of the team. Ali’s mouth flopped shut in surprise and
hurt, and she took a seat again, knowing that Em was going to have to
come back out at some point. When she finally did, after at least 20
minutes, Ali instantly stood up from her seat, her arms crossed as
she walked over to her, the click of her heels against the tile the
only sound penetrating the room.
“Why are you still
here?” Emily asked her, folding discarded towels, her back turned
away from her girlfriend “I thought you would’ve gone home with
your new friend”As the penny dropped for Ali, she sighed
frustratedly. Furiously throwing down the last towel, Emily put her
head in her hands, leaning against the side in defeat.
“Em, I teach his
son. Half our conversation was about him and the other half was about
you” She wanted to scream at Emily, for being so narrow minded. But
she knew that that wasn’t going to help, she knew that this was
about more than one conversation with one guy.
Ali” Emily muttered, rubbing her hands along her face. Ali didn’t
dare to move, knowing that when Em was in a mood the best thing to do
was give her space. Just as she moved to walk away, Emily piped up.
“Do you miss it?”
She mumbled, finally turning to face her girlfriend “sex. With
guys. Do you miss it?” Ali face contoured with horror.
“No” she said,
shaking her head profousley “why the hell would you think that?”
Every guy I look it as just as much competition as every girl. I
don’t care what you are. I just feel sick to my stomach every time
you so much as touch another person that isn’t me” Ali sighed,
glad Emily was comfortable with being so honest but trying to control
her annoyance at her complete lack of rationality.
whispered, taking a step towards her and placing her hand on her hip,
pulling her into her chest as Emily reluctantly let herself be
comforted. “there is no competition, okay? You are my endgame,
there’s nothing else I ever want to try” She spoke softly as
Emily settled into her more warmly, cautious that if she said the
wrong thing everything could blow up again.
“No” Ali said,
placing a hand on her head and stroking her hair lightly “that’s
it. Nothing and no one else will ever do what you do to me, okay?”
She promised, as Emily pulled away to get a better look at her
“Oh god” she said, her head falling back into her hands
as she cringed at herself “oh god, I’m so sorry” Her speech was
muttered but Alison understood her completely.
she reassured her “but, if this is gonna work you have to trust me,
Em. There’s no point in trying otherwise” Emily sighed, her
throat contracting from the effort of not releasing the tears tat had
steadily been building up within her.
“I love you so
much” She said, her voice breaking half way through. Ali smiled; it
was the first time she had said it back after Ali’s realization
just over two weeks ago.
“I love you too.
Always, okay?” Emily sniffed a little, falling back into Alison’s
chest “and, you know, if it makes you feel better sex with guys is
no where near as good as they make it out to be” She teased.
wouldn’t know” Emily said back “but you can come home and prove
it to me if you want” she whispered in her ear, sending blushes
onto Ali’s cheeks as she dragged her out of the pool before they
could be stopped by teacher, student or parent trying to congratulate