What are the Pretty Little Liars up to this week? Well, thanks to a clip from the newest episode of PLL, we know that Emily calls out Ezra. It's terrific. Any time anyone tells Ezra off, it's a victory for all of us. Could someone please dump a cooler's worth of Gatorade on Emily? Because she's already won the week.
Two things anyone who's talked PLL with me knows: 1) I haven’t moved on from the Ghost Train ep, and 2) I hate Ezra Fitz. The Ghost Train episode was one of the best hours of television. A dead body. Creepy masks. Halloween costumes. A ghost child. A high-speed party train careening to god knows where. Adam Lambert. Perfection.
On the other end of the spectrum is Ezra. I can’t stand Ezra. He might not be “A” (I’m still holding on), but he’s definitely a sack of poo. He’s an adult who stalks underage girls. Ick. He sought out and started a relationship with an underage girl. He got a job teaching at said underage girl’s high school. He befriended/mentored all of her friends. Why? In order to investigate the disappearance of another underage girl for a book he's writing. Is he a detective? A cop? A scribe with good intentions? Nah. He’s just a writer/teacher who comes from wealth, and he wants to be famous/make more dough off of Ali's story. Thanks to his family's money, he has oodles of extra cash to spend on spy gear/being a creep. Ick ick ick.
Last Tuesday, the Liars were brought up to speed about Ezra’s extracurricular activities. The Liars were not happy. Aria, Ezra’s main target/ex-girlfriend, was especially unhappy. She destroyed his apartment. She went all “Breakin’ Dishes” on the place, and it was awesome. Aria contemplated telling the principal all about Ezra, but Hanna persuaded her to hold off. Something about it ruining not just Ezra’s life, but Aria’s life too. Weak sauce move, Liars. Rat him the hell out already!
This Tuesday, the Liars will continue to deal with the truth about Ezra. And, as previously mentioned, Emily confronts Ezra. Here are my thoughts while watching the glorious scene:
0:03 Class doesn't start for a few minutes, Ezra? You're really going to pull that card? What, do you have some Grunwald tapes to listen to or something?
0:07 Whoa. Would you look at that glare? EMILY FIELDS JUST SETTING EZRA ON FIRE WITH HER EYES. SHE WILL NOT WAVER.
0:10 Ezra tries to ice Emily out, but Emily won’t be iced out. What’s that you’re writing, Ezra? More pervy/stalkery journal notes? Oh, you're pretending to grade papers? Yeah right. We know you probably have a T.A. do all of your school work for you.
0:13 Ezra realizes that Emily will not. Be. Iced. Out.
0:14 “Okay, I don’t know how much you know, but knowing how close you are to Aria, I can assume that you know everything.” Way to reach that conclusion, fake-detective.
0:22 THAT STARE IS PURE FIRE.
0:24 FIELDS WILL NOT RESPOND. HER SILENCE IS FIRE, WIND, EARTH, AND WATER. HER SILENCE IS ELEMENTS.
0:29 Oh, so Ezra wants to talk about his habit of stalking/creeping/perving on the Liars outside of the classroom? Sounds like the opposite of a good idea. Sounds like the opposite of anything a Liar with a decent head on her shoulders would do in this situation.
0:32 “I don’t think that’s going to happen.” FIELDS WON'T BE BESTED BY YOU, EZRA.
0:33 Ezra is dumbfounded. All he can do is blink in response. He isn’t used to be told “no” when it comes to hanging out after school.
0:38 SHE’S WALKING TOWARD HIM. OMG. IF LOOKS COULD KIL—WAIT. IS SHE GOING TO KILL HIM? EMILY IS TOTALLY GOING TO KILL EZRA.
0:47 Oh, never mind. Her tone is shifting. She's not going to kill him.
0:52 “There’s an assignment due today, but I won’t be staying for the class.” I hope Emily ditches his class for the rest of the semester, but he marks her attendance record as "perfect" because he's scared she'll have him arrested. I also hope that the moment the semester is over, Emily has him arrested.
0:58 “Will you make sure a real teacher gets this?” AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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