Welcome back to my beginner’s guide to “Pretty Little Liars.” This is part three and I am introducing Jenna Marshall and Toby Cavanaugh who are played by Tammin Sursok and Keegan Allen respectively.
About Jenna Marshall
Jenna Marshall is the half sister of Toby Cavanaugh. In my introduction to Alison DiLaurentis, I explained how Jenna was blinded by a practical joke set up by Ali which backfired. Jenna told the other “Pretty Little Liars” that while she was in the hospital, Ali went to visit her which may or may not have been a hint that Ali spilled their secrets – which could mean that Jenna is the mysterious “A” who has been harrassing the other girls.
I know what you’re thinking. How can a blind girl send texts and emails? Well, in one of the early episodes of Pretty Little Liars, Spencer saw Jenna sending texts on a clever device which understood her voice. While very little was made of this, it certainly makes her a suspect.
Jenna comes across as being very cold and bitter – which to a point is understandable. She was robbed of her sight and that is enough to make anyone angry. She does have softer moments but overall, she is not one of the more likeable character on the show.
About Tammin Sursok
Tammin Sursok was born in South Africa in 1983 but spent a large proportion of her life living in Australia. Aside from acting, Tammin Sursok has a passion for dancing which she has been doing from a young age.
Tammin got her big break in Australian soap “Home and Away,” playing Dani Sutherland. She starred in the show for four years an after several small television roles, picked up a two year stint in “The Young and the Restless.”
About Toby Cavanaugh
Toby Cavanaugh is Rosewood’s designated bad boy. He was forced out of town after Ali made him take the blame for blinding Jenna, and more recently he was thought to be Ali’s killer.
There is no doubt that Toby is a little bit on the creepy side, but a murderer? I’m not convinced. Toby became good friends with Emily and through her we got to learn more about who Toby is. He seems like the loner kid that nobody wants to hang out with – but there is actually nothing wrong with him. He is just a guy who has enough intelligence to do his own thing and not follow the crowd. That’s why Emily warmed to him, in my opinion.
When Ali was alive, she discovered that Toby and Jenna were romantically involved. That was how she blackmailed him into taking the blame for Jenna’s accident. A video tape later showed up of Ali the night she died, showing her wearing Toby’s sweater which put him at the top of the list of murder suspects. When this evidence came to light, Toby was on the run but he returned to Rosewood to tell Emily the truth about what happened that night. He said that he had wanted to see Ali to thank her for getting him to be honest about his relationship with Jenna – he broke things off with her – and he gave Ali his sweater because she was cold. Ali was still alive when he left her.
Emily urged Toby to tell the truth to the police but he said they wouldn’t believe him. However, someone did inform the police and he got arrested.
About Keegan Allen
In spite of extensive research, it seems that Keegan Allen is brand new to the world of acting! However, there is no doubt that after his appearance in “Pretty Little Liars” he will go on to be a huge star!