'Pretty Little Liars' Season 3: Emily & Maya's Cousin Have A 'Connection'

Thu, May 24, 2012 3:38pm EDT by 42 Comments
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Shay Mitchell addresses all the rumors about what’s to come for Emily in season three, including several potential new love interest — both male and female!

Pretty Little Liars fans were devastated when Emily’s (Shay Mitchell) girlfriend Maya (Bianca Lawson) was found dead on the second season finale, and it looks like season three will tackle that mystery right away June 5 with the introduction of Maya’s cousin Nathan (Sterling Sulieman). “He’s a great character,” Shay told HollywoodLife.com and other reporters May 23 on the Rosewood set. “I think for Emily, in some way, [he's] a reminder of Maya, and it brings a closeness to her.”

“It really does help in that grief period because he understands kind of what she feels, too,” Shay added. “There’s a different kind of connection when it’s family or someone that you love in that sort of way.”

Though it will be hard, Shay said Emily will have to come to terms with Maya’s death this season.

“Emily will eventually have to move on,” Shay said. “That is life. It’s unfortunate, and yes, she is mourning the loss of Maya, as is everybody. But at the same time, I think it’s also important to show that life does go on. So they have to understand that as well, but Maya is definitely a very special character.”

But before you freak out too much, Shay clarified that “as far as right now is concerned,” there are no plans for Emily to dip her toe back into the man pool in season three. Despite misleading photos fans may think they saw online, Emily is not bisexual.

So does that mean Emily will leap into the waiting arms of ex-girlfriend Paige (Lindsey Shaw)? Not so fast!

“Emily isn’t really wanting to jump right back into that whole dating thing again,” Shay revealed. “She and Paige had something before and they were dating for a little bit, but she’s lost her girlfriend, so what I think she needs is just emotional support from a friend more so than from a girlfriend.”

How do you feel about Maya’s death? Are you still hoping that, somehow, she’ll turn out to be alive? If not, who do you think killed her? Drop a comment with your thoughts and theories!

— Andy Swift

Reporting by Russ Weakland

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Lauren goin

Posted at 7:50 PM on January 27, 2013  

Pertty little lars what happing to mya wo killed
Ian milssa Jenna Paige she is a ailson
Big she is a

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KM

Posted at 12:09 AM on January 21, 2013  

i hope that Maya comes back, because she is sexy and she and Emily make a hot couple. and i hope for Spencers sake Toybe isn’t A.

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Jodi

Posted at 1:37 AM on January 14, 2013  

How could they kill her? Sucks!

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Lilian

Posted at 6:39 AM on December 29, 2012  

I think maya is alive and i also think that she was threatned by A and so she joined Ateam

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bre re

Posted at 8:44 PM on October 7, 2012  

I know who killed maya Nate killed her dun dun dun and Tobys A on season 3

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Cam

Posted at 2:45 AM on September 27, 2012  

Maya dying is like So sad! She must stay in the series she makes it interesting to watch. I really want her back in the series :(((( please bring her back

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leelee

Posted at 3:23 AM on September 18, 2012  

i hate that she died,i cried hoped it wasnt her and that season three will clear up.i didnt like paige or somara for emily.bring on a identical twin of maya’s :)

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mbalis

Posted at 5:16 PM on September 19, 2012  

Yes, I do agree I don’t like the fact that Maya is dead, I still have hope that somehow she will pop up again and this time to stay and pay revenge to the one who tried to kill her.It could happen after all this is PLL anything is possible, please bring Maya back.

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bre re

Posted at 8:45 PM on October 7, 2012  

I know right

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