So now let me tell you why I feel S-6 MSF was a big let down!
BIG A Reveal:-
CeCe Drake aka Charlotte Dilaurentis aka Charles Dilaurentis- IS BIG A!! (Which she didn’t speak out loud even once.. Just saying!)
Background Analysis (w.r.t. Family):
1. Charles Dilaurentis, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Dilaurentis. Born male, however identified more with the female gender.
2. I am assuming his affinity towards stereotyped feminine activities/ things/ toys/ behaviour and his urge to be a female was so unacceptable to Mr. Dilaurentis that he grabbed the first opportunity at hand to get rid of him.
3. So Charles who was not crazy/ psychotic at the age of 9 (or so) was sent to Radley and then on grew up there at the hands of strangers (nurses, doctors, etc.) And alongside seriously crazy+mean+vengeful Bethany and maybe more of the kind!
4. He was an abandoned child for most part of his life with his father having disowned him for good, mother visiting him barely ever and siblings unaware of his fucking existence!
Note on PN 2, 3 and 4:-
Since he had nobody guiding him through life he picked up on behaviour around him and learnt from encounters with those at Radley (majority being crazy) and those visiting being Aunt Carol (who we know absolutely nothing about) and Mrs. D (who may have been operating from a place of love, did end up teaching him deceit!) Given the circumstances, it is understandable that a perfectly heathly and stable child would grow into:-
A. Someone who would goto extreme lengths seeking affection and acceptance of family.
B. A crazy bitch with own definition of right and wrong and function accordingly!
5. Charles transitioned into a girl while at Radley.
A. Mrs. D being on board at Radley made it possible for her to visit doctors and take hormones without any objections from the staff there. ( She may have paid-off people at Radley too along the way. )
B. She is filthy rich (independent of Mr. D’s wealth) to have facilitated and financed the transition while:
I. Keeping it a secret from Mr.D. She must have used her own resources and wealth or he would have questioned where all his money was going?! ( Or did he just dismiss it as her being high-maintenace :-P ?! JK )
II. Paying off doctors to agree on transitioning a person admitted at a sanitarium! Whether she went through a surgery and transitioned completely is still not clear.
At this point I am not clear on how the whole faking death thing worked:-
Since Charles transitioned into Charlotte his post-transition records are in the name of Charlotte. Hence, I think even if the girls would have looked up records of “CeCe” at Radley, they would have found Nada! (Not that they ever went in that direction even remotely!)
In this case the records girls found subsequently that supported Charles being dead theory were just staged by A.
The records were fake, however, they were in fact part of Radley’s files on Charles. In which case Mrs. D had it processed that way as a proof for Mr.D or anyone else that Charles in fact died. Kind of like that grave. However, the grave may just be a genuine thing Mrs. D to deal with ambiguous loss or for her as wells as CeCe’s closure!
Also, in this case Charlotte must have been a fresh admission at Radley- on paper!
6. Mrs. D got her out- privileges to help her attend school/ college while at Radley and CeCe went to U-Penn. (She was however kicked out of there because of Ali and the girls and according to her roomie she resented the girls for that!)
I am honestly so confused with her education part!
She attended school and/or college with Jason.
Possibly school because she was listed as Prom Queen in the Year Book in which the girls tracked down the NAT connection. (I wonder how involved she was there! Again, no leads!)
However, she was friends with Jason even after i.e. the time when Ali had her pregnancy scare shortly before she went missing. She must have been attending/ graduated college then. Idk which college Jason attended.
Any help in this area would be highly appreciated! :-)
7. She loved her siblings and wanted to be loved back!
7A. She became best friends with Ali and Ali almost role-modeled her and sought her advice when she knew she could go to no-one else. They have been implied to be so similar that they may be mistaken for twins by others. Also, they have been shown to have similar beliefs and attitude too.
The Radley prank doesn’t make sense here for two reasons:-
I. The use of words “not my daughter but CeCe Drake” by Mrs. D is a lil weird. However, that could be attributed to the fact that Mrs. D couldn’t spill she was her child.
Also, it has been said that Mrs. D didn’t know CeCe Drake was in fact Charlotte!
Once she found out she told Ali to keep away from CeCe cuz she could see how toxic/ dangerous it was getting. She may have instructed CeCe too. But neither listened!
II. If CeCe was out on privileges, she was clearly a patient at the time. It is not possible for the staff at Radley to mistake her for Allison even if she did pretend to be her. Or may be she did and they called Mrs. D to let her know CeCe was acting unstable and pretending to be Ali. And after finding out Ali and CeCe’s plan from CeCe she confronted Ali with full information at hand. Idk!
7B. She became Jason’s girlfriend! Now this nine kinds of fucked up even if (as CeCe says) they never had sex.
I wish this piece of information had come from someone else but Jason himself said that they were going out and the day next to Ali’s disappearance CeCe broke up with him. (However she managed that?! Wasn’t she locked back in Radley with no out privileges?! Not clear on that.)
In the alternative scenario we could have taken it to be people’s assumption considering how close the two were and how much CeCe cared about Jason.
However since Jason says so, they sure must have made out. That’s sort of a given when u call the other girlfriend.
Even if we are dismissing that, flirting with ur brother to get close to him is also kind of disturbing. But then, they did show CeCe in a crazy light in the reveal. May be in her mind it was not wrong. As long as they didn’t have sex, all else was okay. Since she mentioned they didn’t do it that possibly did feel wrong to her.