"Aria doesn't suspect a thing."
After last night's unbelievable bombshell on Pretty Little Liars', many fans are still huddled in the fetal position, desperately trying to send their tweets of condolences to Lucy Hale. (Hang in there, girl!)
In the final seconds of Tuesday's episode, audiences were shocked to discovered that Ezra (Ian Harding) is actually not "A" as we have been led to believe. In a heartbreaking twist, Aria (Hale) learned that her boyfriend of nearly three years has actually been spying on her and her friends in order to gather information for a tell-all biopic on Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse).
We chatted with star Lucy Hale and executive producer Marlene King to give you an in-depth peek into Aria's emotional breakdown and how she will cope with Ezra's treachery in next week's episode. And since we love PLL just as much as you do, we've got your exclusive first look at Aria's destructive rampage. Any by "destructive," we mean that she destroys absolutely everything in Ezra's apartment!
"Girl goes a little crazy," Hale ominously told us. "You get to see Aria really angry. She's upset about a lot of things. She has pent-up feelings and bottled emotions, and somewhere in the middle of the season, girlfriend just loses it."
King revealed that although emotions were at an all-time high during this scene, Hale was ready to unleash a side of Aria that fans have never seen before. "As this realization hits her, her reaction is just what naturally comes out," King explained. "Lucy Hale loved the idea of that scene and she really embraced it. She felt like it was such a truthful and organic reaction to what Aria was feeling."
E! News first debuted this pretty little clip earlier this evening, and now you can watch Aria's act of rage over and over again in the video below!
Behold, the wrath of Aria…
In an attempt to confront Ezra about his secret life, Aria races over to his apartment and is furious to find that he is not home—but that doesn't stop her from going inside! After a few minutes of sleuthing, Aria discovers one of Ezra's journals where he has been writing down all of his observations, notes, and theories about Alison DiLaurentis' disappearance and the details of Aria's private life.
And then...she snaps.
In addition to tearing up these papers, Aria completely destroys his flat-screen TV, breaks a lamp, tosses furniture and smashes a Hollis College diploma all over Ezra's beloved typewriter. Just as she is beginning to catch her breath, Aria turns around to see a picture of her and Ezra from happier days—a time before she discovered that her boyfriend had been lying about their entire relationship.
After a quick glance at the frame, our emotionally outraged Aria throws the picture with all her might and the glass shatters into a million teeny-tiny pieces across the floor. (And so do the hearts of the entire Ezria fandom!)
At first glance, it's easy to see that Ezra smugly scribbled, "Aria doesn't suspect a thing," into his super-sneaky spy journal, but what about all of the other notes? We brushed off our magnifying glass and transcribed all of Ezra's undercover observations that briefly flashed across the screen for you to read.
On Jason Dilaurentis:
"Apparently Jason DiLaurentis is becoming increasingly suspicious. Not only was he drunk the night that Alison disappeared, (and unable to account for his actions or whereabouts), but now Jason's a possible suspect…Aria recently learned that Jason was taking voyeuristic pictures of her and potentially tracking Aria's every move."
On Caleb Rivers:
"He's tech-savvy and rumored to be able to hack into cell phones, which may be the way Jenna is observing the girls. Whether or not Caleb's working with Jenna, his technical skills could come handy."
On Mona Vanderwaal:
"Mona is now locked up…Mona's not "A"…"A" is still making their presence known…Is Mona working for this person?"
From an empathic English teacher to a mastermind manipulator and a deceitful investigating author, Mr. Fitz sure has drastically changes his stripes over the past year.
Although King describes this scene as "heartbreaking to watch" she hopes that all PLL fans will appreciate Hale's raw emotion and commitment to the moment. "You can't look away," the showrunner said. "It's like a train wreck, you can't look away."
You can catch Aria's full meltdown when Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.
What do you think of Lucy Hale's incredible acting? Are you excited for next week's Pretty Little Liars? Do you think Ezria is gone for good? Sound off your theories in the comments below!