Wednesday, June 1, 2011
There are numerous relationships in Pretty Little Liars. Spencer/Wren, Aria/Ezra, Hanna/Caleb, Hanna/Sean, Emily/Maya, I could go on and on. If the show even remotely follows the books, we will see many, many more relationships. Today I am going to talk about which of the relationships from Season 1 is my favorite and why.
This may not be a popular opinion, but my favorite relationship on the show is Spencer/Toby (with a close runner up of the potential Hanna/Lucas relationship).
I think we first started to see the Spencer/Toby relationship form in Episode 1X19, “A Person of Interest.” They are definitely an unlikely pair, but they work. Spencer begins to understand Toby when *SPOILER ALERT* she is one of the main suspects in Ali’s murder case. *END SPOILER ALERT* They bond over this in...wait for it...a hotel room. Don’t get any ideas here, they just play Scrabble. Toby wins, if you’re curious. I love how Toby threatens Spencer’s very competitive nature.
The relationship is really so intriguing because in the beginning of the season, Spencer is adamant about Toby being Ali’s killer, A, or both. She was convinced about this and would not change her mind. Teenagers (and many adults) form opinions about people without really knowing them. Spencer does just this. She automatically labels Toby as a creep and really wants nothing to do with him. Once she takes the time to get to know him, her feelings change. Naturally, some of our gut reactions about people turn out to be true, but everyone should at least have the opportunity to prove you right or wrong. I really hope we get to see more of this budding relationship in Season 2.
The potential relationship between Hanna and Lucas is also an intriguing one. You have Hanna, the former loser turned popular girl, and then Lucas, the nerdy boy who is in every club imaginable. Oh yeah, Ali did not approve of Lucas either. She nicknamed him Hermy the Hermaphrodite. Not cool. Anyway, Hanna seems to like the idea of Lucas, but doesn’t really like his social status. Lucas spends a massive amount of time with Hanna when she is in the hospital and they even share a little kiss. Little Miss Hannakins does not treat Lucas very well, but I can tell she is intrigued by him. Just look at this picture and how she is looking at him! More Hanna and Lucas in Season 2 please?
Which Pretty Little Liars relationship is your favorite? Let me know in the comments and you can vote in the poll as well!