Pretty Little Liars Burning Question: Who Should Aria Choose — Jake or Ezra?
Pretty Little LiarsSeason 4 has introduced a new man into Aria’s life after three seasons of the Ezria love affair. Jake (Ryan Guzman) is a hot, insightful martial arts instructor with a thing for our girl Aria, but Ezra (Ian Harding) is Aria’s first, true love. Which one should Aria choose? You tell us!
We haven’t known Jake for long, but from what we have seen, we like the dude. In fact, he seriously impressed us in Season 4, Episode 4: “Face Time” as the most insightful date ever. Not only did he pick-up on the subtext of the Aria/Malcolm conversation and immediately ask about Ezra, but called Aria out when she insisted that she was over her ex-boyfriend. In three seasons of a serious relationship, Ezra barely noticed Aria and her friends were being harassed by a network of well-funded teenage bullies (we know this ignorance was important for the plot, but come on, Fitz, the girl was almost pushed to her death off of a moving train).
Jake also wowed us with his sheer ability not to go running in the opposite direction as soon as he heard Aria’s story of epic love. He must really like Aria if he’s willing to risk playing rebound to Rosewood’s Greatest Romance. Pair these qualities of insight, understanding, and Aria affection with his skills as a martial arts instructor, and we think Aria may have found the perfect man. And just wait til she sees him on the dance floor...
Damn you, Ezra. We want to be able to let go, but it is so hard. We were beginning to tire of the angsty drama of the Ezria relationship in Season 3, but we have to admit: when these two are good together, they’re really good. They have passion. Passion for each other and passion for many of the same things: writing, black-and-white films, art. Jake may have made a good point in telling Aria that they don’t have to love all of the same things to have a successful relationship, but we have to admit: it seemed to work really well for Ezria.
Ezra and Aria found each other and stayed together in the face of so much complication. We have to believe that meant something, and that it proved how much they love one another. We understand why Aria wanted to break up -- “A,” Ezra’s child, the complications of Ezra’s job - but we can’t help but think that she will forever compare others to Ezra. People search their entire lives to find the love that Ezra and Aria share. Should she really give up on it?
Who do you think Aria should choose: Jake or Ezra? Let us know in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.