Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell) is arguably Pretty Little Liars’ coolest character. She explores her sexuality despite not fitting into the heteronormative mold, regularly faces off against “A”, and has bravely moved past her dream of being a collegiate swimmer in the wake of an “A” game-related injury. Basically, she’s a badass — and ABC Family is recognizing that with a featurette of Em’s toughest moments. Check it out!
TVLine has an exclusive look at the featurette, hosted by Shay herself. In introducing the vid, the PLL star gushes about her on-screen counterpart, saying: “I personally feel that Emily Fields has been a privilege to play because I do think of her as a role model for a lot of our viewers. Not only has Emily come to terms with her sexuality, but she’s also had her share of crazy moments. Here’s just a few of my favorite Emily moments over the past four seasons…” Moments included in the montage:
Paige tries to drown Emily.
Emily’s cereal is filled with “A”s in the school cafeteria.
The police find Maya’s body.
The Liars trapped in a Thornhill Lodge on fire.
Emily tells her father she’s gay.
Emily fights off Lyndon James in the top of a lighthouse.
“A” drives a car into Emily’s house.
Emily’s dad climbs the side of the school to save a trapped Em from “A.”
And that’s only a fraction of the stuff Emily has been through! Shay also teases that we will “find out what’s going to happen with Emily, Paige, Alison, and the other PLLs” come Season 5, which sounds promising to us. Writer Joseph Dougherty called the Emily/Paige/Alison dynamic “arguably...the most interesting love triangle of the season.” Sign us up for more amazing Emily moments!
What are your favorite Emily Fields moments? Sound off in the comments below!
Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 5 premiere on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.