Ezria season 5
Disappointed, disappointed, disappointed..
I really did not think that after a season of destroying everything they had, everything we knew, and everything they were, that this was what we were going to get. Do I want cute, happy, adorable scenes? Of course! But that’s not why I’m upset. The first six episodes, the writers did a pretty good job with them. Slowly built them back up to talking, Aria tells Ezra what happened with Shauna, he does what he always does, which is do anything and everything he can to help/make her feel better. The 100th episode is something I will forever be grateful for. It was truly the first time since 306 where I had a huge smile on my face because of the Ezria scenes.
Then… it just went downhill. After they had sex, it immediately turned into “well that was a mistake”. Is it normal for Aria to have doubts and question if being together with him is right? YES. But they did nothing to actually show that. We went three straight episodes without Ezria scenes (507 I’m not counting because it was an irrelevant 20 second scene). Then we pick back up with them, only for Ezra to go behind her back (okay we know he was just trying to help).
But, Aria understandably got upset with him. So we leave off with her storming off and her telling her mom she wants to trust him again, but doesn’t know if she can. Next episode, no scenes, no progress in their story.Finale: Ezra is invited to the Montgomery’s for Thanksgiving and they are back together. No mention of it, no kiss, nothing. When did this happen and why wasn’t it important enough for us to see?
They couldn’t spare one scene for Ezra to truly explain everything about the book and what he was doing to protect them during 4B, which is an important and relevant conversation to have. But.. we can spend a storyline arc of Caleb depressed over Ravenswood and actually having a 5 minute discussion on it. They couldn’t give Aria and Ezra a scene to actually talk about what happened and what they both want. Talk about whether they (or Aria I should say) is ready to trust him and try and start over. Nothing. They just completely skip over it as if their storyline means nothing. I hate more than anything how much the writers have started neglecting Ezria. Compared to the first few seasons.
When they had issues, they actually explored the storyline instead of completely ignoring it. And when they finally made up? Wow it was always amazing. We either had Aria running out to Ezra in the parking lot to kiss him or we had him walking towards her in the rain to kiss her. I’m not even saying that we need some epic kiss, even though it would be nice because as the writers have even said, “Aria and Ezra are the romantic couple of the show” yeah, where’s the romance at? But to not even so much as to give them an emotional scene to talk through what they need to talk about?
They did a good job with Hanna and Caleb, working through what they need to and talking about it. Then they give, as usual, Spoby fanfiction storylines that are completely POINTLESS. But nothing for Aria/Ezra? We wait, every Tuesday, for them to make up. We either get no scenes or no progress at all. Then out of nowhere, they are just together again?
Please, stop neglecting their storyline. They are the couple you used to describe as the ‘core couple’. Regardless if they are or not, they are still a storyline that has been part of the show since day 1. If you can’t bother writing them, what’s even the point anymore?
If they are actually back together now, great. Lovely. But basically everything we went through in 4B was for nothing. You tore them and the fans down. Then skipped over all of the important scenes they would have need to have because of what happened in season 4.