When Pretty Little Liars returns this winter to finish up Season 4, all eyes will be on Aria as she tries to come to terms with the growing suspicions surrounding Ezra.

We know that Aria will have an emotional scene later in the season where she’s restrained, screaming and crying. This will most likely be a confrontation with Ezra. But where did  “poor Aria’s problems” stem from? Executive producer Joseph Dougherty chatted with HollywoodLife about our Little Liar and her troubling romanticism.

“She’s tremendously romantic,” said Joseph. “She’s still looking for romantic perfection, and it makes her so vulnerable.”

When it comes to the choice between Ezra and nice guy Jake (Ryan Guzman), the PLL writer also said Aria “makes up her mind fairly definitely early in the second half of the season.” We’re fairly certain Aria is going to kick poor Jake to the curb (how dare he not be a fan of film noir!) and choose Ezra.

However, we know the other Liars are going to start becoming suspicious of Ezra, especially after his creepy appearance in Ravenswood. “Spencer’s character is very hot on Ezra’s trail and she goes through a lot of personal troubles when she’s doing,” actress Sasha Pieterse (Ali) told Hollywire TV.

Plus, creator Marlene King recently told us, “What’s really fun in this new cycle is Hanna gets smart. She’s very upset that Caleb is gone. So she throws herself into these detective novels and she sets out for the first time not rely on Spencer but herself to discover who A is.”

Poor Aria. Things aren’t looking good for Ezria!

Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 winter premiere on Tuesday, January 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family, followed by the premiere of Twisted!

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fan-girl for all things Pretty Little Liars. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!