Pretty Little Liars Burning Question: Should Aria Break Up With Jake For Ezra?
Guess who’s coming back to town? Aria’s boyfriend — the other one. That’s right! Hottie martial arts instructor Jake will be back in next week’s episode (Season 4, Episode 16: “Close Encounters”), which means Aria has a tough decision to make. Should Aria break up with Jake for Ezra? You tell us!
Let’s face it: Aria is obviously in love with Ezra. Or, as Spencer puts it in this sneak peek for this week’s episode: Aria likes Jake, but she loves Ezra. That seems like a pretty big “pro” for Aria breaking up with Jake to us. If she doesn’t try to make things work with the man she loves, she may always regret it. And it’s obvious from the fact that she slept with Ezra in the last episode that she still feels something intense for her former flame. There’s also the “pro” that Ezra knows about the “A” game, which is a huge part of Aria’s life. (We won’t go into the details of how or how much he knows in the “pro” section.) Jake not knowing everything that is going down with the other Liars and Ali means he will never truly be able to know Aria. And, if Aria does tell him, he becomes a target. There are many reasons why Aria should let the two-stepping hunk go.
On the other hand, there’s a reason Aria broke up with Ezra in the first place -- and it’s not even the major reason she should stay broken up with him. Aria broke up with Ezra because she wasn’t ready to be a part of a relationship that involved drama like her boyfriend’s long lost child. Even though Malcolm may not be Ezra’s, that doesn’t mean there won’t be other similarly heavy burdens on her relationship with her English teacher. Moving right past the reasons Aria knows about, Ezra is bad news right now. Even if he has an explanation for all of his shady behavior, he’s still lying to Aria about a lot. That’s not cool no matter how you spin it. There are so many reasons why a relationship with Ezra is a bad idea and, if Aria continues to see Jake, then who knows what kinds of feelings might develop? She just has to learn how to let go of Ezra to find out.
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Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.
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