Last night’s episode of Pretty Little Liars (Season 4, Episode 6: “Under the Gun”) saw some pretty intense interaction between Aria (Lucy Hale) and Ezra, which seemed to solidify their separation more than any claims on Aria’s part ever have. Now that Ezra is literally on the outside looking in, can we expect Aria’s new beau Jake (Ryan Guzman) to stick around for awhile? We’re glad you asked! Because a recent tweet from Ryan has us speculating...

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@norbuck @PLLUFC haha great workin with yeah as always norman. Til next time,” tweeted Ryan, implying that Jake will be back for the second half of Season 4!

Ryan is referring to PLL director Norman Buckley in the tweet. Norman a the frequent PLL director who helmed the summer finale (Season 4, Episode 12), which just finished filming yesterday. His next episode is Season 4, Episode 15. Does this mean Jake will still be in Aria's life come Episode 15?!

You have to admit: this guy has staying power. When the casting of hot new martial arts instructor Jake was first announced, we couldn’t help but wonder if Jake would be a rebound for Aria who stuck around for a few episodes and then disappeared into the Rosewood streets. However, so far Aria and Jake have been taking things slow, which makes us think they are both in it for the long haul. It’s a definite change to the whirlwind attraction and courtship of Ezria who, even in the halls of Rosewood High, could barely stay away from one another.

Whatever happens, we’re interested to see how Aria’s new relationship plays out.

Do you want Jake to stick around through the second half of Season 4? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

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