NOTE: If you’re a “Charles is dead” or “Charles is Rhys” theorist please give this post a chance and read it, you are more than invited to do it!
We know what Charles did, but we don’t know what he was thinking it or why he was doing that, so I’m going to say a few things that Charles did this season and then what I think he was thinking about
What WE SEE that happened with Charles this season so far:
-He falsifies documents so it seems as his organs were donated when he supposedly died from a drug overdose. His organs couldn’t have been donated, that’s a common mistake caused by DESPERATION.
-He also put a fake grave to make it seem as Mrs D buried his son so the girls think he was dead dead.
-Hanna is the only one who doesn’t buy that shit.
-After that Mr. D receives a birthday card from Charles saying he is coming home for his birthday and Kenneth starts digging up Charles’ grave and we can assume he found nothing and that’s why in the next episode we see him escaping from Rosewood.
-He wants to meet with Jason, his old friend, on his birthday, everything goes well until the police and the liars come in, he escapes without giving the chance to be seen by anybody and leaves an old home movie at the DiLaurentis’ with the message ‘I wanted to trust you’, which is found by Jason AND Ali.
-A blonde, blue eyes, 26/27 year old boy who was never seen before appears working in the Carissimi Group and later we find out he is the one who changed Aria’s photos at the Art Gallery, but in the video we never get to see his face.
What I think were CHARLES’ THOUGHTS this season:
-He wanted to fake his death so the girls would look for another suspect and won’t dig up about his life anymore because they could easily find him, that’s why he was desperately trying to find an easy exit, he eventually found one and the girls never noticed the mistake as they were also kind of desperated to find him.
-He knew as the liars how much Mrs D used to lie, so Charles put a fake grave because the first things the girls would think was going to be “Mrs D lied to Mr D about the body” and it’d be totally normal because that wouldn’t be the first she lied to him. How did he know they were going there? Because he was probably the person hiding in Carol’s house, so he knew that when Jason know about Charles, he would remember that.
-Hanna, used to all of this, said “no body, no proof, no proof, he is alive”, and we all know that with her desperation she was capable of going back there and dig up that grave to see if it was true or not.
-As he knows Hanna is going to figure out that he is alive sooner or later, he decides to change the plans and sends that card to his dad because Charles knows he is going to be afraid of him and take Alison away from Rosewood. With Ali and Kenneth out of the way, anyone could tell the girls about Charles (if Mona really have known this whole time she just was/is too scared to say a thing because she knows what he is capable of doing) so they are far away from knowing the truth about him.
-When he wants to meet with Jason and tneh the cops find them and go into the arcade he hasn’t got a gun with him to defend himself because he really wanted to meet with him and explain him everything, because he thought/knew Jason would understand him. He really feels betrayed, let’s not forget he wasn’t spying on what Alison was doing because he thought she was far away incomunicated and he also thought the girls were at Spencer’s (they left the tracking chips there), so he thinks Jason was the one who called 911, and that message at the DiLaurentis’ was just for Jason, that’s why it starts with “Jason, Jason, come play with me,” that was just for Jason.
-With Ali and Kenneth back in town there’s nothing to stop the girls and the police from finding him, he has to be faster than them and let them find Charles, well, maybe not the actual Charles. That’s why a guy they’ve never seen before with the EXACT CHARACTERISTICS THEY WOULD EXPECT FROM HIM, as he is a DiLaurentis, appears working in what they think (and I do too) it’s his bank account, the Carissimi Group Foundation. Honestly you think he would let the girls find him so easily? Or that he thought the girls won’t suspect of him because it would be too obvious? Charles knows the girls’ actions, they are predictable, the first one that matches with what they expect automatically becomes the first suspect and will be until proven innocent. To make this move 2x1 he decides to change Aria’s photos, but we know he would never be caught by A SECURITY CAMERA unless he wants so, and he never does his dirty work in case something goes wrong. So Rhys is not the perfect red hiring but also the perfect one to FRAME (name of the episode) JASON because if you look carefully, the face is never shown, and he NEVER does something without singing as -A, so this was intentional and maybe he wants it to seem as if Jason is working with Charles or that he IS Charles (I don’t really believe in that “Jason is Charles” theory, but it’s a possibility), we know that every time someone betrays him they end up being dead -like when Mrs D said “I can’t protect you anymore,” it was probably an email for him, what happened after that email is history- Jason will be dead because if Tanner thinks Jason is Charles then they are probably going to shoot him, or at least that’s what Charles think.
Well, that’s what I think Charles thought in season 6 so far, any thoughts? Opinions?