With the season 3 premiere of “Pretty Little Liars” still three weeks away, there are still all sorts of questions worth answering — however, we do know that one just about everyone wants to know at the moment is what is going to happen in terms of Emily’s love life.
First and foremost, it’s already pretty apparent that Shay Mitchell’s character is having to cope still with the death of Maya from the season 2 finale — at least presuming that the character is in fact dead like everyone (including showrunner Marlene King) is suggesting. However, King has also suggested that Emily will indeed find love again moving forward, and this inevitably raises the question about who she will end up being with.
So who are the possibilities? Using current events, there really are only three non-Maya possibilities out there (even if part of us is still subliminally hoping for Maya to miraculously turn up at some point):
1. Paige – Based on the early indications from the editing last season, this seems to be the most likely choice. Paige is clearly interested — and being that the season 3 premiere takes place months before the premiere, Emily is going to have the much-needed time to grieve.
2. Samara – While this for now seems to be the least-likely option, you can never say never. However, King wrote on Twitter Monday that Claire Holt’s character is not in the first six episodes of season 3 — but also did not necessarily rule out (courtesy of saying “not yet” when asked if Samara was coming back to the show) a potential appearance at some point.
For those of you wondering, Holt is not currently a series regular with “The Vampire Diaries” — and although her character of Rebekah there is likely to be a part of season 4, production on it does not begin for a couple more months.
3. Someone new – After all, we don’t have to dwell on the same ol’ people forever. Couldn’t somebody new come in and try to sweep Emily off her feet? Even if it’s not Maya, they could still end up being someone we root for.
What do you want to see happen with Emily for season 3 of the show? Stay tuned — as always, we’ll have more “Liars” coverage moving forward.
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