As an adolescent, Aria did not have the ability to consent to this relationship, which makes every kiss, caress, and date they shared at that time sketchy and gross.
I love the idea of Aria kicking Ezra and Rosewood to the curb and leading an incredible life in Boston. (This show is bonkers.) But in the season 7A finale, we found out that Nicole is alive.
By romanticizing their relationship, encourages students to try and turn their hot for teacher fantasies into reality.
Yes, I know, it's just a show, and an over-the-top one at that.
have suffered loss, heartbreak and betrayal throughout the three seasons of the ABC Family show, but one thing that has remained constant is the love between Aria (Lucy Hale) and Ezra (Ian Harding).
While some may say the student-teacher relationship is inappropriate, others believe the pairing is the core relationship of the show. Because Ezra was in a position of power when they got together, if his relationship with Aria were reported — even now — he'd be slapped with a felony!
I don't condone relationships founded on lies, but you have to give a little legroom when it's in a show based around deceit.
Ultimately, what Aria and Ezra mainly stay silent about is their way of protecting the other.
Sadie Says: It's creepy (and illegal) I can handle the seven-year age difference — especially because Aria was 16 when she met Ezra, the legal age of consent in Pennsylvania — but I will never be able to completely accept the student-teacher dynamic. Plus, what kind of 23-year-old has nothing better to do than woo a teenager? Aria needs someone who can stimulate her mentally and share her passions, which happen to include art and books, not football and beer.
Sometimes you need to make big sacrifices and these two are learning very early on that in certain cases it's worth it.
Ezra has plenty of time to progress in his career, many guys his age can't even get a job yet! If not Ezra, then her parents or brother could be at risk. Finally, the two have continually professed their love for each other and have made decisions to stay together despite everything that's been up against them so they at least owe it to themselves to see how far that love can take them.
Aria and Nicole are not objects for Ezra to juggle, and if he starts doing this, it's further proof Aria needs to run far, far away.
It also proves, as I've stated before, that he is the worst.
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If she's willing to accept that their relationship might change a little, then that's her decision to make. And while all the deception makes for great drama, I'm getting a little tired of this particular rollercoaster. Even I would probably jump aboard the Ezria train then (or at least flirt with the option).