Pretty Little Liars Round Table: "Picture This"
Is this the end of Haleb? Where do things stand with Ezria? And, seriously, Emily, can't you do a better job covering yourself?
All these questions and topics are raised below, as Editor-in-Chief Matt Richenthal is joined by staff writers Teresa Lopez and Carissa Pavlica for a new edition of the Pretty Little Liars Round Table. Feedback on all Picture This-related questions is always welcome...
What was your favorite scene?
Matt: Getting a look inside Jason's shed. It was great to finally get an answer about what the guy has been hiding, especially when it didn't disappoint. Photos of Aria sleeping? Totally freaky.
Teresa: Aria's steamy Jason dreams were definitely a great way to start the episode, even if he might be a little a creepy. It definitely helped build up to their kissing scene.
Carissa: Haleb saying goodbye, of course. Both actors did a great job with the teary eyes, while still looking as beautiful as ever.
Should Emily tell Samara about A?
Matt: It doesn't matter. Samara is headed to Mystic Falls anyway, so this relationship can't be saved. Focus on your swimming, Em, forget any kind of love life right now.
Teresa: Well, after what happened with the therapist, it's probably not safe to tell anyone except the police. But now they've waited too long and A has some serious dirt on Emily. She really could have thought of a much better excuse for giving her number to Zoey though. Emily does need more lesbian friends, right?
Carissa: No. More importantly, when are these girls going to learn how to play A's game under their own rules? Why didn't she give her number to EVERYONE under the guise of friendship? Because she would have needed a brain for that?
Is this the last we've seen of Caleb?
Matt: I hope so. I hope Tyler Blackburn has a serious illness or something. I kid, but that would be the only excuse for the show to write him out so quickly. It was like writers panicked and sped up a storyline that should have been drawn out for weeks.
Teresa: I hope not, but I also hope that things work out with his mother and new family. Caleb's a great guy and he deserves to be happy in California.
Carissa: No way in the world. Unless he's getting his own ABC Family program.
Jason: One talented photographer, or one creepy dude?
Matt: He really is creepy, but I think he's gonna end up being a perfectly harmless guy. Yes, even with pictures of Aria in his shed. When has PLL ever presented an evil character as straight-up evil, or vice versa? It always introduces someone in a different context than the true one.
Teresa: As Twilight as shown us, stalking is only creepy if you're not an incredibly hot guy. In these cases, the attention is always flattering, even though there's an obviously obsessed guy watching sleep... yeah, it's kind of creepy.
Carissa: One creepy, talented photographer. You know it's all going to come down to a crush on Aria. He admitted it ages ago, but A is making it look sinister. Poor guy is going to be shocked when he finds out he was robbed TWICE and his beloved Aria photos are gone, too. Not that he'll tell anyone, because then he'd look innocent.
Rate Aria and Ezra's survival odds on a scale of 1-10.
Matt: 1.5. It was like he didn't want to hook up with her, wasn't it?!? You have class in 15 minutes, E? You could hit that twice!
Teresa: I'm going to have to go with a 6. Aria's trying to accelerate the physical side of their relationship to distract herself from their problems, which doesn't seem to be working. But finding out about Jason's photo collection might push her back into Ezra's safe arms.
Carissa: I give it a 3. They have so long until she is of age, and the whole teacher/student thing is so crushingly wrong that their survival odds have to be on the low end. She's already dreaming of others. Ezra is a phase.