Pretty Little Liars never fails to take us on an emotional roller coaster and S4E9 was full of ups and downs! One minute we wanted to cry then the next we were feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Let's take a look at eight moments from this episode that really toyed with our emotions:
1. Paige's birthday gift to Emily.
Aww Paily! If anyone had their ups and downs, it was these two. After plenty of drama, it finally seemed like they were in a good place and Paige's early birthday gift to Emily, a meeting with a pro-swimming coach, really showed how far they had come. Once rivals in the pool, now all Paige wanted was to help Emily get back to doing the thing she loved so they could be at Stanford together.
2. Emily realizing that she and Paige weren't going to last.
This was tough to watch. After seeing the coach Paige recommended, Emily realized that it was unlikely her shoulder was going to heal in time for her to make following year's scholarships which meant she wouldn't be going to Stanford with Paige, and that was going to make it pretty difficult for them to stay together -- and Paige realized that too. It seemed so unfair that after everything they had been through, Paily looked like they probably weren't meant to be.
3. Hanna's breakdown over her mom's bail.
So the good news was that Mona's "confession" to killing Wilden meant Ashley was granted bail and could remain under house arrest while they investigated Mona's claims. The bad news was that the bail was set at one million dollars. Hanna turned to her dad for help, but he seemed reluctant to help front the ten percent of the bail needed to get Ashley out. Hanna is usually one tough cookie but the thought of being without her mom was too much to bear and she broke down in front of Pastor Ted.
4. The Marins' sweet reunion.
Yay, a guardian angel came to Ashley's rescue and paid for her bail which meant she could finally be at home with Hanna. It was so good to see this loving mother-daughter team back together! That hug was full of so much emotion.
5. Aria seeing Jake with another girl.
We had such high hopes for Jakria but when he arrived at Emily's party with someone else, we were so disappointed -- and, even though she tried to hide it, Aria was too. When they eventually confronted each other, the mood was tense and Aria put up a wall that we thought was sure to drive Jake away for good.
6. Aria finally admitting her true feelings for Jake.
Just when we thought Jakria were no more, Aria invited Jake back to her house and they finally had a much needed heart-to-heart. She confessed that she did feel more for him and she was prepared to give them a chance. Yay!
7. Ashley coming clean with Pastor Ted.
Ashley and Ted were clearly crazy about each other, but she was holding back because she felt ashamed of the things she had in her past. However, after spending an evening together Ashley finally felt able to tell Ted about what had happened between her and Wilden. We hated seeing Ashley in tears after all she had been through!
8. Pastor Ted accepting Ashley for who she is.
Like the true sweetheart that he is, Pastor Ted accepted Ashley's confession and still wanted to be with her. He knew that she wasn't a bad person and had done a lot of what she did to protect Hanna. Not only that, but it turned out that he was Ashley's guardian angel and had posted her bail. Our hearts wanted to explode at how adorable this moment was!
Which moment in this episode did you find most emotional?
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