Though Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) has returned to Rosewood, that doesn’t mean he and Hanna (Ashley Benson) can reclaim the relationship they once had — does it? We have a feeling Pretty Little Liars may take a while to answer this question (even if Haleb kissage is imminent), but that doesn’t mean we have to wait to answer it for ourselves.
Given everything we know about the complexities of the Haleb love story, should Hanna and Caleb get back together?
Yes, They Still Love One Another
It’s obvious that these two still have feelings for one another. Caleb never stopped loving Hanna, even though he felt he needed to stay in Ravenswood to figure out his connection to a centuries-old curse that was trying to kill him. For Hanna’s part, she tried to move on with Travis, but as soon as Caleb came back to town she couldn’t stop thinking about him.
If their lingering feelings for one another weren’t enough to convince you that these two still share something special, then the scene in last week’s episode in which Caleb realizes just how much Hanna is struggling with Ali’s return to Rosewood should. One of the reasons these two work so well together is they really seem to get each other. They stand up for one another when the other is having trouble standing up for him or herself. They call each other out on self-destructive behavior. And they support one another no matter what. Given that these two are both in such dark places right now, we think Haleb needs each other now more than ever.
No, Not Until They Work Through Their Issues
On the other hand, getting back together right now might be a bad idea if they don’t first work through the issues that saw them break up in the first place. We’re referring mostly to Caleb’s continued lies (or, at least, lack of communication) regarding his time in Ravenswood. We know he doesn’t want to talk about the ghostly horrors of his time away, but, if Haleb ever stands a chance at working out, then he needs to open up to Hanna about them. She deserves it. She needs to understand why he left. Otherwise, their relationship will never work.
On Hanna’s side, she is dealing with some pretty intense issues of her own. Girl is having a full-on identity crisis. It might not be the best time for her to start a relationship — not until she’s worked out why she is feeling so confused, sad, and angry about what’s happening in her life. We’re not saying we don’t want these two to get back together ever, but we might not want them to get back together now. Not if we want Haleb to last through another two seasons.
Do you think Haleb should get back together? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.