# in series: 32
# in season: 10
U.S airdate: August 16, 2011
Channel: ABC Family
Viewers: 2.295 million
Directed by: Chad Lowe
Written by: Charlie Craig & Maya Goldsmith
Aria finds herself in a difficult position when trying to process Spencer and Emily’s news about Jason, while dealing with what happened at the park and her undeniable feelings for him. How could Jason be the dangerous person that her friends say he is, when he has shown nothing but compassion and vulnerability to her? With Aria waffling on her stance on Jason, Spencer decides drastic times call for drastic measures. But will Spencer’s actions help Aria to see Jason for who Spencer thinks he really is, or only push Aria closer to Jason? Hanna finds herself in a different kind of prickly situation when she tries to play nice with her future step-sister, Kate, only to have things go horribly wrong. Meanwhile, ‘A’ turns up the heat on Emily by trying to push her to a breaking point.
Holly portrays: Ella Montgomery
Is Holly in this episode?: Yes. Ella has at least one scene with her daughter Aria, in which she questions her about the rumors about Ezra dating a student and the nature of their relationship. She also has a scene with Annabeth Gish (Dr. Anne Sullivan).
Her part: Ella shares her concerns about Mike with the Liars' therapist, Dr. Anne Sullivan who directs her to a professional to help Mike.
Later, as she is leaving the school for the day, Ella spots Spencer in Ezra's car and perceives the conversation as 'intimate'. The suspicious incident rouses memories of the rumors about Mr. Fitz dating a student that Noel Kahn spread upon finding out about Aria and Ezra's secret relationship. Meanwhile, Ezra and Aria decide to finally go public because keeping it a secret is tearing them apart.
Later that night, Ella confronts Aria in her room and asks her to help convince Mike to go to therapy. Hesitantly she also asks Aria about the rumors and surprises her when it turns out she's curious about Spencer's relationship with him. Aria vehemently denies it but sees this as an opportunity to ask her mom if it would really be so terrible if the rumors were true, stressing Ella's words that the age difference is relatively minor. Ella insists it is because he was her teacher and it would be abuse of power and states that she would feel 'disappointed' in him if it were true. After a brief pause she corrects herself and says she would feel 'betrayed' instead. Aria's hope is crushed once again.
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Behind the Scenes:
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- <a href="modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=234">Two behind the scenes videos with shooting footage and an article about Ella confronting Aria about Ezra</a>