After her first girlfriend, Maya, Emily moved on to Paige and then Samara, who introduced Emily to a more comfortable, easy kind of relationship. After sort of stealing Emily away from Paige, Samara ended the relationship when it seemed like Emily was flirting with other girls.
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Chief among those was the coupling of Aria and Ezra, the tempestuous relationship that dominated much of the show's seven seasons. They begin the show as high school student and teacher, making their relationship not just uncomfortable but illegal and immoral. We shouldn't have to explain to you why a grown man dating his own young student is wrong, and the show's insistence that this was a good and true love felt downright creepy.
How else could a rank a relationship so good that when Alex Drake tried to steal Spencer's whole life, one of her first orders of business was to impersonate Spencer and hook up with Toby under false pretenses? If your boyfriend is worth stealing, he can't be all bad. Spencer and Toby had their ups and downs, to be sure, but like many of the longest-running ships in the show, fans were game to go along for the ride.
The trend started with Aria and Ezra, but continued with Jenna and Garrett, a high schooler and an adult police officer. Jenna was a manipulative, popular teenager and Garrett was a cop in Rosewood. They had a secret relationship, hidden from the other students and townspeople. Ian Thomas was Melissa Hastings' husband, marrying her after a whirlwind romance.
Zack is soon written out of the show after that, which makes it seem like the whole point of his character was to complicate Aria's mom's dating life by being a creep. This ended up being severely unpleasant, as Jenna coerced him into a relationship with her by saying she'd claim he forced himself on her if he didn't cooperate. A post shared by Tyler Blackburn tylerjblackburn on Jul 3, at The drama only continued and even increased after that, though. If you're going to write a TV romance, go all the way, with no half measures. Things got even messier later on, when Wren got romantically involved with both Hanna and Spencer's secret, evil twin, Alex Drake.
This bit of drama didn't go anywhere particularly interesting, meaning there wasn't really any payoff for the creepy backstory. The first girl Emily ever dated, Maya St. Germain was a bold step forward for LGBT representation on the show. Essentially leaving her boyfriend for her, the change in Emily was immediate, as she seemed noticeably more at peace with herself. Watching Emily and Maya explore their relationship full of all kinds of firsts for Emily was sweet, and had the added conflict of Emily not immediately coming out to her family.
Yet that was exactly what happened when Ashley Marin Hanna's mother started dating police officer Darren Wilden while he was investigating her daughter for a pair of crimes.
It's one thing for a mother to parade her new boyfriend around her house with her teenage daughter around, but another thing entirely for her to date him while he harasses her daughter and her friends. Officer Wilden was wildly unprofessional, and Ashley having an affair with him in spite of this just damaged her ability to seem like a caring, involved mother. Jenna Marshall appears a few times on this list, mostly in the "Hurt" section, but this one was the exception. Jenna's other relationships all felt more like abuse than actual couples, but in Noel Kahn, she found her match.
Noel was as evil and manipulative as Jenna was, and watching the two characters scheme together was just fun. It didn't hurt that actors Tammin Sursok and Brant Daugherty had good chemistry together, and fans realized that they were much more interesting to watch when they had an equal to bounce off of. They made for great antagonists, but all good things must come to an end, especially when Noel perished in the final season. To get fans interested in the new show, a character from the original, Caleb Rivers, was transported over to the other town.
Fans didn't flock to the new show and it was canceled after just one season, and some were miffed that Caleb and Hanna's relationship was interrupted for it. Aria met Jake, a martial arts instructor, in the fourth season, and there was an immediate attraction between them.
This was a couple that could have gone the distance, if Aria hadn't met him while still pining for Ezra Fitz. This couple was far from perfect, but at least it didn't feel outright sleazy. What is it with Spencer Hastings and the men who date her sister? While Troian Bellisario and Julian Morris had incredible chemistry, this couple combined two hallmarks of several negative relationships on Pretty Little Liars -- an adult dating a teenager and betrayal. Things got even messier later on, when Wren got romantically involved with both Hanna and Spencer's secret, evil twin, Alex Drake.
This couple, which started out as another in a long line of creepy relationships involving grown men was also used as part of a lackluster twist at the very end of season 7. Yeah, it was not great.
Alison DiLaurentis had a habit of dating men who had bad relationships with one of the Liars, and then somehow having a worse relationship with that man. This was the case with Ian Thomas, as his relationship with Spencer definitely wasn't great, but his involvement with Alison was just weird. Another relationship that occurs entirely through flashbacks, Alison and Ian secretly dated while he was on a break with Melissa.
This tryst ended when Alison disappeared, and it doesn't really add much to the overall story. How do you redeem a character known primarily for her ice-cold, calculating nature? One of the best ways has always been to put them in a relationship with the purest character around. Emily Fields was always the most caring and loyal of the Liars, and while her attraction to manipulative queen bee Alison puzzled some, it soon became one of the most popular couples in the fandom.
By the end of the series, Emily and Alison had children together and were planning to get married, hoping to spend the rest of their lives together. Fans wouldn't have it any other way. If you're going to write a TV romance, go all the way, with no half measures.
Hanna and Travis had a relationship between seasons four and five, and there was never a moment between them that felt particularly compelling. Hanna was essentially using Travis to keep her mother out of prison, and Travis wanted things to be more serious. Benson announced last year that she would be taking a break from acting after wrapping the long-running show.
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