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Pretty Little Liars Burning Question: Why Did Maya Get in the Cop Car With Garrett?

On Pretty Little Liars Season 3, Episode 8: “Stolen Kisses” we learned a crazy clue: Maya St. Germain (Bianca Lawson) was seen getting into Garrett's (Yani Gellman) cop car on the night of her death. We were not expecting that. Wasn't Garrett in jail the night she was killed?

Obviously, this new clue makes us even more suspicious of Garrett. (Seriously, why was he not in jail? Was Bart the movie theater guy wrong about the timeline?) But beyond that, it makes us curious. Why was Maya getting into Garrett's car? We saw on her website that she was scared of something. Was it Garrett? Or did she think Garret was going to help her? And how does "Maya Knew" factor in? There are plenty of places this plot could go, but for now, here are our top four theories about why Maya got into the car with Garrett.

Garrett threatened her: One theory about Maya's death is that she somehow found out about the N.A.T. club (which would be what she "knew"), and was killed after she learned too much — which is also one reason Alison (Sasha Pieterse) may have been murdered. If they were threatening her, that could be why she was scared in that video. If that's the case, perhaps she got into the car with Garrett under duresses.

She was involved with the N.A.T club: On the surface this seems unlikely, but we do know that Maya had secrets, such as her involvement with that roving party and potentially a friendship with Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok). And she did seem familiar with Jason (Drew Van Acker) and Noel (Brant Daugherty). Plus, based on her website, she liked videos a lot. Maybe she wound up involved with the N.A.T. club (perhaps via the party scene?), and was friends with Garrett. In this scenario, it's possible she was later killed by the club after finding out one of their secrets, or she could have been killed by someone else.

She knew Garrett through Jenna: Again, Jenna claims she knew Maya. If that's true, perhaps Maya met Garrett through Jenna, and thought she could trust him. Maybe from her point of view the ride was just an innocuous lift home from a friend. Then, perhaps Garrett killed her because she had learned any number of things he didn't want her to know — or maybe not. This ride could be a red herring, after all. Maybe someone else killed her later and Garrett really is innocent.

She was going to Garrett to for help. As we saw in the video on her website, Maya was really scared about something. Maybe she learned the truth about the "A" club or Alison's (Sasha Pieterse) death, and started getting threats. In this case, she may have turned to Garrett for help, since Rosewood only has about two police officers. (Again, if Bart is right about the timeline Garrett wasn't really a cop at that point, but Maya might not have known that). This could have led to Garrett killing her, or there may be more to the story we haven't learned yet.

And there are plenty other options, too. Why do you think Maya got into the car with Garrett? Let us know in the comments below.

Catch an all-new episode of PLL on Tuesday, August 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaMartin47.

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