Who Killed Mona Vanderwall and is She Really Dead?

Spencer Hastings is no longer on trial for the death of Bethany Young. Mona Vanderwaal was allegedly murdered in her home by a blonde haired woman. Alison DiLaurentis is now in jail for the death of both Mona and Bethany. All seems to be going well for four of the six liars, but is all as it seems? Just before being arrested, a very scared Alison told her long lost friends that she was not “A” and that by allowing her to be arrested, they were giving the real “A” exactly what (s)he wanted. Not one Rosewood resident seems to believe her though, and with good reason, all the evidence points to Alison as the one who murdered Mona, and possibly Bethany, too. This is Rosewood though; you can’t take evidence as it comes. You have to dissect it once, twice, and a dozen more times before you have the real answer.

Based on this truth, there is little to no reason to believe that Alison killed Mona. It is also perfectly reasonable to doubt that Mona is truly dead. Yes, the girl in the video looks suspiciously like Alison, but no one can prove that it is her, at least not right now. For all we know, “A” really is framing Alison. Or maybe, Mona faked her death so that she could leave Rosewood. She is the one who helped Alison fake her own death for two years, who’s to say she isn’t doing it for herself as well?

Theory One: The video is the first honest piece of evidence the Rosewood police have ever found. The video has not been tampered with, Alison did show up at Mona’s house on Thanksgiving Day, and she did drag Mona from her bedroom, down the stairs, into the living room, and outside the house in a fit of murderous rage.

Theory Two: “A” wore a blonde wig to look like Alison, went to Mona’s house, confronted her in her bedroom, and murdered her because she knew too much.

Theory Three: “A” is a blonde (CeCe Drake, Meredith Sorenson, Hanna Marin, Hanna’s step-sister Kate) who is not Alison. That blonde went into Mona’s home and murdered her.

Theory Four: “A” has a blonde minion (see before mentioned blondes) and the minion killed Mona.

Theory Five: Mona staged her death. She got someone to wear a blonde wig, come into her house, pretend to drag her down the stairs, and make it look like she was being murdered.

Theory Six: Mona and Alison realized that “A” was bigger than their hatred for each other decided to work together. Alison really did go into Mona’s house, which is why she won’t tell anyone where she was, and helped Mona fake her own death the way Mona helped her two years ago.

Theory Seven: Alison has a twin who has been traumatizing her for years and decided to frame Alison for the murder of Bethany and Mona.

Theory Eight: Bethany is Alison’ twin, Bethany is not dead, and Bethany killed Mona.

Theory Nine: That blonde girl who was friends with that other random group of five that showed up in one episode is somehow apart of everything and she is the one framing Alison or is the one who was really murdered “that night.”

What do you think? Which is your favorite theory? Do you have a different theory? Please share your thoughts with me in the comments! 🙂

“Kisses”

-OG

5×14 – Pretty Little Liars: Through a Glass, Darkly – Episode Overview

Tonight, the second half of Pretty Little Liars’ fifth season premiered. The episode takes place three months after Mona Vanderwaal was allegedly murdered and all eyes are turned suspiciously at Alison DiLaurentis. Even her four closest friends, or maybe ex-friends, suspect that Alison killed Mona. No one can prove it though, because Alison’s dad, Kenneth, and brother, Jason, both swear that she was with them during the time that the crime was committed.

Rosewood’s four little liars refuse to believe Alison’s alibi though, so Emily and Spencer decide to do whatever it takes to prove Alison’s guilt. They drop in at the DiLaurentis home and find Jason, whom Spencer confronts, accusing him of lying about being with Alison on Thanksgiving. At first, Jason refuses to admit that he was not with Alison, but then Spencer plays the “I’m your sister too” card and Jason’s silence says everything. After Emily and Spencer leave, Jason confronts Alison about where she really was on Thanksgiving. Alison swears up and down that she is being framed for Mona’s murder, but does not answer where she supposedly was instead.

Toward the middle of the episode, Emily and Spencer go into Mona’s home to place false evidence that Alison was indeed at the Vanderwaal home on Thanksgiving. While looking for a place to leave strands of hair from Ali’s hairbrush, Spencer looks inside the air vent and finds a hidden camera that she suspects Mona setup for evidence and safety.

After the girls tell Hanna and Aria about their find, Hanna goes to Mona’s mom and suggests that she ask the police to search her home one more time, because Mona had mentioned to her that she had wanted to set up hidden cameras around the house. Mrs. Vanderwaal follows Hanna’s advice and the police do find the hidden camera. On the camera, they see that Mona was dragged down the stairs and around the house by a blonde that looks suspiciously like Alison. The police decide the video is proof enough that Alison was the murderer and call Jason in for more questioning. This time, Jason admits that he lied about Alison being with him and that the person in the video does look like it could be Alison.

In the last few minutes of the episode, we see the police pull up at the DiLaurentis home while Alison is inside. Scared, she tries to run away, but the other four liars stop her in the yard and don’t let her pass. She argues that they are wrong. She did not kill Mona and that by letting the police arrest her, they are giving A exactly what (s)he wants. The girls don’t listen though and Alison is arrested. The final scene with the girls shows that A, presumably Alison, arranged for celebration fireworks to leave a giant “A” in the sky to scare them. The doubt is obvious in the girls’ eyes though; they seem to second guess their decision to believe that Alison is “A.”

Also throughout the episode, Aria worries about her future, because she has not been accepted by any of the schools where she has applied to attend. In an effort to find out if she or “A” is the reason that she’s not getting into the schools, she goes to Caleb to help her hack into the school systems to see why exactly she was rejected.

In addition, we watch Mike react, or not react, to Mona’s alleged death. For the most part, he seems stone cold, almost as if he doesn’t care, but then he has a talk with Aria and admits that he is hurting. He hates seeing the whole town, including Aria and the girls, pretending that they liked and knew Mona, when they didn’t know her at all. Aria asks Mike to tell her about the real Mona one day and Mike stares blankly at her before starting to cry. As Aria walks away, she hears Mike’s sobs for Mona, and stops at the exit of the living room to cry with and for him.

Finally, we see that the Young family has decided to revoke their decision to let Spencer go freely after being suspected of being Bethany Young’s murderer. However, Alison’s alleged murdering of Mona causes the police to believe she also killed Bethany, so Spencer is set free, while Alison is locked up in a prison cell.

After the episode ended and the “what’s to come” preview aired afterward, we see a brief picture of Jackie Molina, aka Ezra’s ex-fiance and one of Aria’s personal enemies. It is unknown at this time why Jackie would be shown in a preview for season five, when she hasn’t been seen since midway through season two, but it can be expected that if she’s showing up now, she’s going to have some major shade over her!

“Kisses,”

-OG