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Pretty Little Liars Round Table: "Hot for Teacher"

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Welcome back to the Pretty Little Liars Round Table!

This week, we're talking about Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Episode 18 and that includes a chat about the intricacies of EzrA, how quickly Shana flew the coop, when Ali will put her faith in the Liars and who's in immediate danger.

Join staff writers Leigh Raines, Teresa Lopez, Nick McHatton and Carissa Pavlica as they delve into all of this and theorize about the possibility of twins. Join in the fun now!

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Do you think Shana was scared away easily?

Leigh: Not really. If you woke up in your car having no recollection of what happened, wouldn't you be freaked out? Plus we still have no idea what knocked her out in the first place.

Teresa: Yeah. For someone who's been around every sketchy character in Rosewood, it didn't take much to get her to abandon Alison. I guess that means those other shady characters are actually innocent? I mean each of the liars has been terrorized pretty badly and not one has run off. Although, leaving the country sounds like a much better idea than finding out who A is.

Nick: There's more going on than just finding herself in a strange place not knowing what happened. She's being threatened, or maybe something even bigger is going on with her.

Carissa: Not only did she leave, she hung up on her oldest and dearest friend who she knew without her was without resources. She's always acted pretty tough, and now I wonder if it was all a put-on. To cut and run like that was pretty chicken. She acted as if the Liars were bad friends for being frightened but look how easily she was run off. What she went through was nothing by comparison.

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Why did EzrA keep talking about truth with Aria?

Leigh: I think that even though we have established that EzrA is bad, there is still a side of him that is totally in love with Aria. He probably wants to be able to get close to her and hates having a huge secret. Then again, he's also probably stressing it because he wants information out of her.

Teresa: It was all about misdirection. If he comes across as an honest guy who thinks the truth is important, maybe Aria will give him the benefit of the doubt when he tries to explain away all the creepy stalking. It could work. Remember how easily Spencer went back to trusting Toby?

Nick: I'm with Teresa on this one. It's about Ezra misdirecting those around him. He has a persona to keep up. This lovable, slightly dorky man who believes in the classics, and values truth and honesty. Additionally, he wants to continue gathering information. Those pictures the A-Team is shooting of the liars only tells one half of the story, and he's hoping to find some context by continually talking about truth with Aria.

Carissa: This is part of the reason I'm asking the final question. I'm wondering if his desire is sincere. I'm starting to think his dual personality is too good. Even when he's good, he's still slightly off, but that's because of his overwhelming secret. Or else I'm a nutter. Probably that.

Ali has to put her faith in Emily. When will she do that?

Leigh: Within the next few episodes. Ali is almost out of money, she will have no choice. However, I think she will use another liaison rather than go to Emily directly. It's still too risky after what happened at their last meeting.

Teresa: I'm guessing not too long now. With no money and no contacts in Rosewood (that we know of anyway), she's going to need someone who has already proven that she is willing help no matter the danger. But next week's show looks like a weird (and unnecessary) departure from the usual format. Who knows when it will happen?

Nick: I don't think it's up to Ali. Knowing Emily she's going to keep pursuing Ali until Ali agrees to let her help her.

Carissa: Ali has about $14 and her only help just left her. She knows deep down that the Liars have always been there for her, even with as horribly as she has treated them. I hope she reaches out within the next couple episodes.

Who is in the most jeopardy right now?

Leigh: Spencer, for sure. Not only is she out of her mind on speed and no sleep, but she's getting way too close to the truth. Ezra knows and I'm sure the rest of the A-team does too. Ali didn't want Spencer at her meeting with Emily so I'm guessing that no one will really be happy that Spencer has all of this information. Second place is Aria, you know sleeping with the enemy and all. Did you see those close up pics in A's lair?

Teresa: Aria. She's sleeping with the enemy in his stalker cabin and no one has told her to protect herself yet.

Nick: Spencer since she's closest to figuring out EzrA. Spencer is going to slip up somewhere. She's getting sleep deprived, and she's close to having a Jesse Spano freakout from the pill popping. If she confronts Ezra without being completely focused, then she's drowning in the deep end without a floatie. Even Mona had a difficult time with Ezra, so Spencer needs to figure out a game plan without being so excited.

Carissa: Spencer. Until she gets her pill popping and lack of sleep under control, she's just short of a breakdown. That makes her very weak. Weak people are easy marks. Aria's weak because she's blinded by love, so she's in second place.

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Spencer's brain is trying to tell her something, but will she piece it all together?

Something crossed my mind: how far out would it be if EzrA had a twin?

Leigh: This is Pretty Little Liars, anything is possible. It sure would make it easier to be in all those places at once. You think that one EzrA is the mastermind behind the control boards while the other one is out there doing the dirty bidding? Could be.

Teresa: That would both awesome and awful. Awful because it would totally destroy all the great character work Ian Harding is doing with Mr. Fitz. But awesome because who doesn't like a bad twin story?

Nick: That's a really awesome idea. It would give PLL it's own twist away from the books, but still paying an homage to them. Maybe there's an actual Fitzgerald out there!

Carissa: Some things keep coming to me. First that the writers haven't promised that EzrA won't be shown to have reasons for his odd behavior. Then all of his talk about truth. The close up photos of Aria make me think someone else needs to see her like that, not EzrA. His attire choices when he's A -- the windbreaker and cap. Can you imagine EzrA ever wearing that? What if he's protecting his crazy twin who was in Radley and had a relationship with Ali when he broke out. He also seems to be two places at once far too often. Maybe he's on his own A team, so to speak. Go on... hit me with your best shot!

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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I have been rooting for Ezra and Aria since the first episode and I still am. I have to wonder though, is he supposed to be truly in love with Aria? I still would like to hope so.
I assume his conversations regarding truth are about finding out information from Aria. Maybe just how much the girls know, has anything been said about him yet? I actually think Aria is the safest of the girls right now, as he would probably want to protect her the most. I am confused about something though. Was he supposed to be the one that locked her in a crate with a dead Garrett and attempted to push them overboard? I'm not really sure how much he loves her if he was behind that one. I'm also curious to know who was the hooded figure at the end and why did they have only blown up pics of Aria. We know that wasn't Ezra. I definitely think there is going to be some catch with Ezra as A, and more dramatic and creative than when it was Toby.

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I definitely think they're leading us in the direction of a twin storyline for Ezra. I think a lot of people have been convinced Ali has a twin and that they were going to follow the books with that arc...this storyline would play up the twin theory and surprise a lot of people. Back to Ezra's twin...I actually think that there is a good one and bad one and this "new" EzrA we have seen is the evil twin. There have been so many references to bad vs. good and hiding identities (Jekyll and Hyde, which is ALWAYS written on Ezra's board in class) that it makes me think the Ezra we knew in the seasons before this, and with Aria, is the good one. I think this EzrA might have something on the good one and is blackmailing him to spy on the girls...that or there is another person involved in this scheme. But I'd like to believe that the Ezra that was crazy about Aria is the real deal and not this psycho we've come to know in recent episodes

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I definitely think they're leading us in the direction of a twin storyline for Ezra. I think a lot of people have been convinced Ali has a twin and that they were going to follow the books with that arc...this storyline would play up the twin theory and surprise a lot of people. Back to Ezra's twin...I actually think that there is a good one and bad one and this "new" EzrA we have seen is the evil twin. There have been so many references to bad vs. good and hiding identities (Jekyll and Hyde, which is ALWAYS written on Ezra's board in class) that it makes me think the Ezra we knew in the seasons before this, and with Aria, is the good one. I think this EzrA might have something on the good one and is blackmailing him to spy on the girls...that or there is another person involved in this scheme. But I'd like to believe that the Ezra that was crazy about Aria is the real deal and not this psycho we've come to know in recent episodes

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I definitely think they're leading us in the direction of a twin storyline for Ezra. I think a lot of people have been convinced Ali has a twin and that they were going to follow the books with that arc...this storyline would play up the twin theory and surprise a lot of people. Back to Ezra's twin...I actually think that there is a good one and bad one and this "new" EzrA we have seen is the evil twin. There have been so many references to bad vs. good and hiding identities (Jekyll and Hyde, which is ALWAYS written on Ezra's board in class) that it makes me think the Ezra we knew in the seasons before this, and with Aria, is the good one. I think this EzrA might have something on the good one and is blackmailing him to spy on the girls...that or there is another person involved in this scheme. But I'd like to believe that the Ezra that was crazy about Aria is the real deal and not this psycho we've come to know in recent episodes

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I'm confused. Does Ali know who is after her? I have a feeling that Ali was involved in something illegal and that is why she doesn't want to go to the police. She probably is trying to get rid of the only person who can finger her. Maybe she was in love with Ezra and ran away with him, but ran away from him when she discovered his possessive crazy side. Then he killed some girl and buried her to make it look like Ali and will implicate Ali if she turns him in. I'm just thinking out loud here. You never know on this show! I do hope they wrap it up next season though. I'm getting a bit tired of following the story line and trying to keep everything straight. At this point, I don't understand what, if any, role Melissa, Jenna and the guys that are all dead played in this.

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What were the pictures in Ezra's cabin?

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The pretty liars are freakin out. They be talkin and chatting about how their in danger, and how they woke up in a strange place with a tough and shady Aryan, that values the secrets of a deep difficult faith, controlling the unnatural throne of the Shadows.

Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Episode 18 Quotes

Spencer, sloppy work leads to consequences. I'd hate to see you suffer.

Ezra

Brenda: Don't haggle, Spencer. It's tacky. $50 for first-timers, repeat customers get a discount.
Spencer: Like at the hoagie shop. Do I get the tenth one free?

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