I know I’m all over the place with my theories but I try to explore any and all possibilities with this show rather than getting locked into a few specific theories.
With that said I’ve been (like everyone else) thinking about BETHANY YOUNG and I wanna throw 2 theories out there.
Could Bethany Young be Toby’s twin? Maybe both Toby’s mom and his sister (Bethany) needed to be in Radley for mental health issues. Bethany could’ve witnessed whoever killed their mom. From the pictures Bethany drew of Mrs. D with the demon I think either Mrs. D killed Marion Cavanaugh or knows who did and covered it up.Toby might not even know about his sister. It would explain the other drawing of a girl holding a doll (Bethany) while a demon is dragging her brother away (she had to stay in Radley while he was free to leave and they never saw each other again). This would explain a few things: why Toby was (is?) involved with the A team, why Toby was so quick to accept the settlement with Radley (perhaps he learned Bethany had killed Marion), and if Ali knew this secret it would explain their relationship a little more, she’d have something major to blackmail him with.
Could Bethany be Jason’s twin/ half sister? They mentioned she was 17 but I’m pretty sure they didn’t specify if that was when she went missing or how old she would’ve been when they found her (meaning they could be twins, otherwise I’ll say half sister). Either way this would make Ali and Bethany half sisters. It could be the reason Ali is obsessed with twins and the inspiration for her Halloween twin story (maybe Bethany tried to kill Ali and that’s why they put her in Radley). This would explain why Mrs. D was so angry when Cece went to Radley pretending to be Ali. Ali could’ve snuck in to visit her sister from time to time. Perhaps this is why Jason and Ali have a strained relstionship: he was protective of his twin/sister and resented that Bethany was the one locked up in Radley instead of mean girl Ali. Bethany could’ve escaped Radley and tried to kill Ali (Bethany could’ve been jealous, unstable, or wanted revenge on Ali/Mrs. D). Surely Mrs. D would cover for her other daughter. It would also explain Peter Hastings involvement because Bethany would be his daughter too. Mrs. D could’ve threatened Peter that if he told the cops what Bethany had done she would frame Spencer for Ali’s murder. Also, if Bethany witnessed/killed Marion it could explain why Toby settled with Radley: Peter convinced him to do this to protect spencer. Nothing could Bring his mom back so why hurt Spencer by letting her know her half sister had done this? That could be why Eddie Lamb didn’t want to tell Spencer too much. Maybe Melissa found out about Bethany and that’s what she told Peter in the police station. All of Bethany’s drawings would still make sense: either Mrs. D is a demon for putting her in Radley or has a demon after her bc she knows who pushed Marion (the photo of someone falling) and Jason could be the little boy being carried away.
I mentioned in earlier posts how I don’t trust Ali and her version of the “truth” just yet. With that said, maybe Ali lured Bethany out of Radley that night so she could kill her and disappear. Ali’s whole story could be about what she did to Bethany. Mrs. D would have covered for Ali, still have watched her “daughter die”, and blackmailed Peter about Spencer to keep him quiet. And Mrs. D would’ve known Bethany was in Ali’s grave all along. Explaining why she identified the Body, didn’t want it dug up, and the email when Ali was found “I can’t protect you anymore” would’ve been meant for Ali. Meaning now they would dig up the grave and Mrs. D would confess Ali had killed Bethany. Ali could’ve had someone kill Mrs. D to stop her from talking.
Personally I like the Jason theory better :-)
If you have anything to add or dispute these ideas please reblog and add them or send them to my ask box and I’ll add them here and give you credit!
Also NONE of the photos are mine!