The wonderful dreamingofberries had asked me about some things Marlene King has said regarding -A. It seemed simple enough, yet it caused me to become quite winded, throwing around some things I’ve said before and merging ideas. I decided to go ahead and post it, so I hope you enjoy!
It’s hard to fully believe anything Marlene says. She’s a liar too lol. She sometimes says things that contradicts something she’s said before. Like what you’ve said she said about Original -A and Uber -A. She’s also said that she knew who -A was going to be since the beginning. And that we saw -A in the very first episode. All of this is very vague and confusing (much like the show itself). So, do we take everything she’s said at face value? Or just except that she takes the theme of the show quite seriously? Lies, contradictions, and misdirection? I think she’s messing with us sometimes.
As I said before, in the very beginning of the show, the -A lair looked nothing like Mona’s and this person wore a men’s cut black leather jacket. We see only the jacket up until episode ten. That’s the episode Hanna was hit by a car. We find out Noel was the one to write on the back of Fitz’s car, but we’re never told exactly who it was that hit Hanna. They were more than likely male judging by their figure, in a black hoodie and all black converse shoes. That isn’t the end of the jacket though. We continue to see it from time to time through out season one. I can’t remember if we see it in season two or not.
I think Mona being Original -A means she was the first one to be caught. From how she acts and her thoughts when she was caught, I think that she and the -A team had been planning for her to be caught for awhile. It gave the Liars a false sense of security along with a face to blame all their torment on. But Mona wasn’t in charge and she most certainly wasn’t the end. I think there was someone above Mona for the whole duration of the show.
I’m not even 100% certain she was the very first to start the game anymore. Rewatching The First Secret made me skeptical of that. Perhaps she did start the game, but then someone had to have quickly took notice of it and wanted to play in a more devious manner. It starts off for Alison similarly to how it starts for the Liars. It’s something closer to pranks, though some of them are truly scary (like finding out she wasn’t fighting Noel). It escalates to death threats and an attempt on her life.
That’s not how Mona plays. It’s scary, though more “childish” I would say. Blackmailing people over things like cheating and other petty bullshit. Setting up scares the likes of a crafty Halloween “haunted house”. Her game was smaller, all for the mind. She didn’t physically hurt people or threaten their lives. Someone else was playing since the beginning, whether or not they used the ruse of “-A" when they began.
It could be that this person sent Mona a proposition, telling her about the game and how to get back at Alison. They could have set Mona up, watching and enjoying the show. Stepping in to really hit Ali hard when they feel the need. It could also be that they noticed the game and liked how it as played. They could have wanted in on it and copied Mona, only taking it much further than she would. Mona wanted to bully the bully. This person wanted to honestly hurt her.
If we go with someone teaching Mona the game, it’s also likely that this isn’t the first or only time this has happened. I had made a post before linking Sara Harvey, Bethany Young and Alison DiLaurentis, pondering whether or not -A was messing with all of them. You can find that post here.
-A's reach is far. Remember the car accident Caleb's mother was in? On the other side of the country? How -A followed the girls to New York? We know -A is a decently sized group, but what if it’s a network designed to take down bitches like Alison was? What if it’s not as personal as we think? What if it’s just a sick game all started by one person with a vendetta against their own high school bully? What if this person has decided to give the power back to the victims?
It’s the mentality of most serial killers. There is something traumatic that happened to them and they were victimized. They desire to feel in control, to have power, to no longer be a victim. In their warped psyche, they target those with physical and/or personality characteristics of the person that scarred them. They exact their vengeance on this person over and over by harming those that remind them of who hurt them.
Personality wise, it seems as though Sara and Alison were very similar. They also had blonde hair, blue eyes, similar build, and close in age. Physically, Bethany is the same (not 100% on eye color yet). It’s highly likely that she was also similar personality wise.
All three of these girls are clearly connected. If Alison is alive, Bethany’s remains intact, then who’s bones was -A sending to the Liars? Was that Sara Harvey? Or another Queen Bee that’s never been found?
This reminds me of how Mona says in Radley that she did everything (whoever) told her to.