Caleb Rivers could be Mary Drake’s son.
Okay, okay. We’re all making theories. We’re all running out of brain cells with which we can (not) stop ourselves from utilising on Marlene King’s mindfuck of a mystery that is Pretty Little Liars.
I don’t have much to go on. However, upon a rewatch. (Yes, I’m in grad school and have a shit ton of school work, and yet STILL find the time to theorise of this god forsaken show!)
But I digress.
Upon a rewatch episode 3×19 – “What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted?” – Hanna finds out that Caleb’s ‘Uncle-Daddy’, Jamie Doyle, lives in Amish Country.
I know that the WB backlot probably only has one barn to use for 25 television shows, but the barn Jamie is working in looks pretty familiar.
And then in 7×03, “The Talented Mr Rollins” Aria and Hanna visit Amish Country to find out more about Elliot Rollins.
But back to Caleb…
We don’t know anything about Caleb’s “real” mother, Claudia Dawson. We are aware she lives in Montecito, CA and that she has a shit ton of cash.
We know that when Caleb was 5/6 years old, his aunt left him with a babysitter and nobody ever came back for him.
I know, why would Claudia admit to being Caleb’s mother (and have a PI track him down) if he wasn’t hers?
Maybe because she believes that the Caleb we know is her son.
In 3×04, “Birds of a Feather“, we see a computer screen accessing Radley’s patient database removing visitor restrictions for Mona.
‘A’ is at the Montecito Airport – presumably to intimidate Caleb’s ‘mother’ and run her off the road. WHY?
Again, WHY? That’s a lot of effort to just get back at Hanna. I suppose that Caleb is sticking his nose in, but again, there has to be more as to why ‘A’ would target Caleb’s mother.
Caleb goes out to visit his mother and comes back with an expensive Mercedes-Benz and new clothing – she let him drive back to Pennsylvania on his own in her car?
I don’t know. It all seems a bit odd.
Maybe Jamie ‘Uncle-Daddy’ Doyle had a thing for Radley hotties. Perhaps at the same time, he was having a relationship with Caleb’s mother he ALSO had a relationship with Mary Drake.
Maybe Jamie was a patient at Radley also?
Is it possible that Jamie kidnapped Caleb, and that’s why at the age of six he was eventually “left with a babysitter”, and they never came back for him?
Could Caleb have been switched with Claudia’s real son?
From the tone of Caleb’s early childhood stories, he was a kid placed in dangerous situations at a young age, rather than born into one.
I mean, c’mon, you (usually) don’t end up sleeping in high school HVAC system at sixteen if you come from a stable affair.
I mean, unless you’re Alison. Well, technically she was sleeping rough, but, again, her family is super fucked up too.
I also find it very suspicious that we’ve never met Caleb’s mother, but then again, we’ve never met Jenna’s or Toby’s folks either.
Or Noel’s for that matter.
Also, Caleb just happened to “bump into Spencer” in Spain during the flash forward?
I’ve had some weird random connections in life.
However, we all know that there are no coincidences in Rosewood (or between any of its previous residents!).
I’m not saying that Caleb is AD.
I’m not even suggesting that he’s bad, but he has always been sketchy in a vigilante type of way to me.
I need to stop watching this show.
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