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Without swimming, how can Emily (Shay Mitchell) hope to get into a good college? We viewers know she's something special, but in this sneak peek of Pretty Little Liars Season 4, Episode 8: "The Guilty Girl's Handbook" (July 30), she needs a little reminding of that from an unexpected source: Ezra (Ian Harding)!

In this clip, Ezra advises Emily about her college choices, and tells her to have some faith in herself, swimming or no swimming. It's very, very sweet. On a practical level, he brings up the volunteer work she did in Haiti the prior summer, and encourages her to ask her old supervisor for a recommendation.

Here's the official synopsis of the episode:

Hanna comes up with a desperate plan to save her mother from a conviction and turns to the only person she thinks can help — Mona. Caleb tries to convince her Mona can’t be trusted, causing Mona to prove her loyalty in the most unexpected way. And Spencer returns to an old haunt to investigate new evidence relating to Wilden and his surprising ties to another mysterious death.

Meanwhile, “A’s” recent machinations take their toll on Emily and her mom, driving Emily to reconnect with her old boss Zoe (Rumer Willis) to look for an escape.  And Aria relies on Jake (Ryan Guzman) to help her understand Mike’s new attitude, leaving them both confused about the nature of their relationship.

Check it out below!

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Catch the episode on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

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