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Shay Mitchell Spills Pretty Little Liar Finale Secrets to AfterEllen

Shay Mitchell Spills Pretty Little Liar Finale Secrets to AfterEllen

As PLL rapidly approaches their summer mid-season finale, Mitchell shares what viewers can expect from “A” in the final two episodes, and what’s in store for Emily’s lesbian love life. When we last left the Liars, Emily (Mitchell) was blown off by Samara (Claire Holt), thanks to meddling by “A.” In tonight’s new episode, the girl who got away, Maya (Bianca Lawson), returns to possibly reunite with Emily.

SheWired remains totally hooked on the scandalous ABC Family teen melodrama, Pretty Little Liars.

And it’s not just because of the touching and realistic lesbian storyline of PLL’s Emily (Shay Mitchell). Week after week, the Liars delivers some of the most satisfying and suspenseful television with wonderful flourishes of humor and heart. (Check out our Gay-Caps if you’re late to the PLL party.)

As PLL rapidly approaches their summer mid-season finale, AfterEllen.com scored a set visit to ask actress Shay Mitchell herself a few questions about what viewers can expect from “A” in the final two episodes, and what’s in store for Emily’s lesbian love life.

When we last left the Liars, Emily (Mitchell) was blown off by Samara (Claire Holt), thanks to meddling by “A.” In tonight’s new episode, the girl who got away, Maya (Bianca Lawson), returns to possibly reunite with Emily.

Mitchell lit up when asked about the potential reunion by AfterEllen.

"Maya comes back and when she left Emily, Emily had not really come into her own yet," the young actress explains. "Maya was still [saying] ‘You don’t want to be with me’ so they didn’t leave on the best of terms. So now when Maya comes back she gets to see Emily in a whole new light and see just how much Emily has progressed. She finds out that [Emily’s] had a couple of dates since Maya went away [laughs] so it’s just getting to re-meet each other and see that they’ve each grown in their own way."

Have we seen the last of Samara (Holt)? Mitchell says she can’t say for sure. "I keep begging the writers to have all of Emily’s girlfriends come to some restaurant and have a meeting with all of them,” she shares. “That would be very funny. But right now, it’s just Emily and Maya in the next episode."

As for Emily’s complicated love life, Mitchell for one says she’d like to see the lovely lesbian find the right girlfriend.

"I want to see Emily have a serious relationship," Mitchell tells AE. "I watch every episode and when I see the scenes of Aria (Lucy Hale) running into the sun light and sunset with Ezra (Ian Harding) and jumping I really want Emily to have that, too, with a serious girlfriend. We’re pushing for that but I do feel that this is very necessary for her to have a lot of interactions with different girls so that she can really know what she likes. This is all very new for her so I think dating is important."

Awwwe! Isn’t it obvious why PLL fans just melt for Mitchell?

AfterEllen tried to get some spoilers on the upcoming summer finale from Mitchell.

"I wish I could tell you! There’s a lot of action,” she offers. “I always say that every episode is like a feature film condensed into however long it is…but [in] this season finale there is so much action in it," Shay said. "It was so much fun for me. My ideal future job would be action/Bond movie running in heels with a big gun. Getting to do any sort of action in the show is so much fun for me and there was a lot of it. A lot of it! The girls also have a lot of scenes together, which is really cool, too. I really want to talk to everybody after the season finale and say ‘I told you! Wasn’t it crazy?’"

Mitchell also shared hr excitement about the special upcoming Halloween episode, which will air October 19 and offer us a rare look back to before Allison’s disappearance! Not only will viewers get a rare look at the pre-pilot living Allison, but can we hope for some expansion on the Emily’s secret crush on her, that’s been hinted at in previous episodes through flashbacks?

Mitchell confirms it’s in the special Halloween episode. "You will! It is flashbacks and even in a couple of the flashbacks you’ve seen in previous episodes you see Emily’s affection for Allison like in the library scene where she kisses her and you just get to see that in the flashback and why she was so hurt when Allison disappeared. So, yeah, it’s really nice this scene she has with Allison," she said.

For more Mitchell, read the full interview on AfterEllen.com.

Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC Family. The mid-season finale is August 30 and then fans have to wait until January 2012 for the second half of season 2.

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