We have been so focused on how Spencer (Troian Bellisario) will react to Toby’s (Keegan Allen) betrayal on Pretty Little Liars, that we haven’t even had time to think about Emily (Shay Mitchell). But let us not forget that she was the first one to put her trust in him.
In a new promo for Season 3, Episode 16: "Misery Loves Company", we see Emily walk right into Toby’s apartment for a quick morning coffee. We know that he lives above her place of work, but we’re kind of surprised he just leaves his door open. But that’s not the point.
The friends discuss how “A” has actually brought the Liars closer together, to which Toby says, “So you actually have something to thank her for.” Is he trying to soften the blow of his reveal? Possibly.
They go on to discuss Mona (Janel Parrish), and Toby makes sure that Em would tell him if Mona started things up again. Do we think he’s serious and is no longer working with Mona, or is this just another one of his many lies? Or could Mona have broken off from the "A" team?
This could very well be Emily and Toby’s last interaction before she finds out the truth. So how will she react? Based on the level of closeness between them: The fact that she can just hang out at his apartment before work, and her thinking that he is so protective of the girls … we’re going to say her first reaction will be one of shock and disbelief.
From there, we see Emily just being hurt and wanting to know why. If anyone is going to sit down and talk with Toby after they find out the truth, we think it’s going to be Emily.
How do you think Emily will react to the news? Will she feel guilty for being the one to ask the Liars to trust Toby in the first place?
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.
Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at @samhighfill.