I think what currently gets me the most is that Ali says it was Mona who helped fake her death, and in the scene of her leaving the LWR, she’s got a red jacket draped over her arm. We assume this is the trench, as earlier, Mona had gotten Ali’s things for her, including her VD wig.
But in s2, the girls first learn about the Vivian jacket when Hanna reveals she’s got Ali’s copy of the book Lolita, which has a page bookmarked using a ticket for dry cleaning or w/e. The girls pick up the coat, and inside the pocket is the number that leads them, eventually, to Jonah. Which then has Spencer giving him cash bc Ali’s in debt with the guy because he tracked where A messages were coming from. This brings the girls to a closed down law firm where Melissa used to intern.
Enter doll hospital, woman lying about voodoo dolls, Aria wearing the jacket, Duncan mistaking her for Vivian (!!!!!,) he didn’t know Ali was “dead,” talks about Ali being afraid, end arc?
It’s most curious if Ali supposedly left Rosewood with her Vivian jacket the morning after “that night,” if the girls find it a year later through items that Ali would have been using way prior to any of that happening, right??? Unless there’s multiple trenches which is really likely considering Cece had one and Melissa has one and Hanna was able to conjure one up during the s3 finale.
I mean the logical explanation is that, like, there’s more than one and I get that but at the same time it kind of feels like there may be more to this like they went through a whole story line about it and it was pretty much dropped I don’t know.