Warning: This article contains major spoilers about Pretty Little Liars, Season 4, Episode 20 (“Free Fall”). Click away now if you don't want to know!
On tonight's Pretty Little Liars, Season 4, Episode 20 (“Free Fall”), Aria (Lucy Hale) finally realized that Ezra (Ian Harding) is up to no good — but did she learn the real truth about what he's up to, or did he just feed her yet another lie?
In the episode Aria, tipped off that Ezra might be manipulating her by Spencer, snuck into Ezra's cabin and discovered some really damning evidence — pages and pages that Ezra had written about Ali. The pages revealed that Ali and Ezra did in fact, have a relationship. They may even have revealed that he was the one Ali though got him pregnant (it's hard to tell if that was in what he wrote, or if Aria was just making an assumption). But, according to Ezra, none of that means he's "A".
Ezra's story is that he was writing a true crime book about Ali. He says they met while he was in college (she lied about her age). After she died, he decided to write a book about her. He admitted that yes, he did know who Aria was when he first approached her in the bar, but he claims his feelings for her were real. He even claims that he stopped writing the book while they were together, and only took it up again after they broke up.
Aria is smart enough to realize that even if this is the extent of Ezra's misdeeds, it sure isn't good. Ezra knew she was underage when he first made a move, and he started the entire relationship on a lie. That is honestly beyond creepy, especially when you know that he's also been spying on the Liars.
However, we're not convinced this is the full story, anyway. If Ezra is just writing a book about what happened to Ali, why would he be spying on all the girls in such an invasive way? That totally breaks all journalistic ethics, and really doesn't even add much to the story, if the main point is Ali. Why would he have Mona helping him? Why would Mona, Mona, seem scared of him if he's just an over enthusiastic writer?
We're not buying that this is the whole story. Not yet anyway. Are you? And does this make you forgive Ezra at all?