In a recent interview with TV Guide, Shay Mitchell (Emily) and Sasha Pieterse (Alison) discussed the potential for their characters getting together in the final season of Pretty Little Liars. After all their characters have been through, the ultimate question is whether these girls have romantic feelings for each other, or if their bond has just brought them together in a different way than it has with the other girls. Is Alison still using Emily as her loyal sidekick?
When asked whether Alison has real feelings for Emily, Pieterse replies in the video (embedded below), “I think she’s always had strong feelings for Emily, and she’s always been confused about what they actually mean. I can’t say, but you’ll find out.”
Likewise, when Mitchell was asked the same question, her response went a little deeper into the root of the relationship and where it started. Mitchell responds, “You know, that’s even like a question I had throughout shooting. I always wondered if it was just because Alison knew how great and loyal Emily was — that she would always have her in her back pocket — and if she really did feel something for Emily.”
One of the biggest love triangles on the show has been Paige, Alison and Emily, and as we saw in the first half of season 7, Paige is still holding out on the jealousy she feels for Alison’s relationship with Emily. Mitchell brought up Emily’s relationship with Paige vs. Alison, and said, “Because Emily is very supportive to Alison, especially with this whole pregnancy, it could cause, you know, a few rifts. But it also could be great if Paige is understanding, which I also feel that their relation is special. In a different way than it is with Alison.”
While we won’t know for sure until the series finale of Pretty Little Liars, many viewers have already made up their minds on who Emily should end up with. What do you think? Does Alison deserve Emily after everything she’s put her through?
Pretty Little Liars premieres in April 2017 on Freeform.
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