Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney Photo: Aria on Pretty Little Liars Season 2, Episode 17

How would you react if your teenage daughter announced that she was in love with her handsome professor? Most likely not with a round of applause.

As far as we’re concerned, Aria (Lucy Hale) should be happy that her parents didn’t call the po-po and have Ezra (Ian Harding) and his collection of vests run out of town. But does she really deserve to be grounded for life with limited access to her best friends?

The heart wants what the heart wants — and no one knows that better than Byron Montgomery (Chad Lowe), who slept with one of his students last year. Should he be more compassionate to Aria and Ezra’s feelings and let them continue seeing each other in supervised settings, or is his over-the-top impulse to protect Aria understandable?

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Monday, January 16 at 8pm ET/PT on ABC Family.

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