Now that we know for certain that Ezra (Ian Harding) is “A,” or at the very least on the “A” team, it seems that his relationship with Aria (Lucy Hale) just might be kaput. After all, Aria can’t possibly be in love with a guy who’s been tormenting she and her friends for the last four years... can she?

Perhaps she can: If Aria has been on Ezra’s side, helping him to torture the Little Liars’ all along. Yes, it’s a total conspiracy theory. But it’s a conspiracy theory that has been getting a lot of interest in the Pretty Little Liars fan community for a while. We have to admit, the ariA theory does make a lot of valid points.

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Entertainment Weekly asked Marlene King point blank if Aria is in cahoots with Ezra, and though the PLL executive producer wouldn’t confirm anything, she didn’t outright deny it, either.

“Everybody is a suspect in Rosewood. We say that a lot, but it’s true. Everybody’s a suspect in Rosewood. And we always say things aren’t as they appear to be. We have fun with that theme a lot.”

Executive Producer Oliver Goldstick has promised that Ezria fans still have hope that the relationship can be saved, and that viewers will get an “emotionally satisfying” explanation as to just how this seemingly impossible reunion will be accomplished. If Ezra and Aria were both working as “A,” Bonnie and Clyde style, that certainly would let this all make more sense.

For her part, Marlene promises that fans will see “a very rich back story to Ezra” during the second half of Season 4 this January. “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun for people to get to know that side of Ezra.”

But will this backstory include a reveal that Aria has been with him on the dark side all along? “I think you have to wait and see,” Marlene says. “ I think that’s going to be some of the fun of 4B.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly