Creator Marlene King gives HollywoodLife.com the scoop on tonight’s summer finale, including the ‘heartbreaking scene’ that unites the liars.
Pretty Little Liars fans have been waiting patiently for tonight’s epic “betrAyal,” but creator Marlene King assures HollywoodLife.com the episode isn’t all doom and gloom. In fact, she tells us to look forward to some “really great” scenes between Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Toby (Keegan Allen), who makes his highly anticipated return to Rosewood on the Aug. 28 summer finale.
Read on for my interview with Marlene:
The trailer for the summer finale shows Spencer and Toby together. Is their reunion epic?
There are some great Spoby scenes. He’s back from Bucks County, where he’s been carpentering away.
I kind of love that you made him a carpenter, by the way.
I know, right? Like Jesus! That wasn’t a coincidence.
So what can you tell me about these Spoby scenes?
There’s a great song called “The Backpack Song.” I heard it a while ago and thought, “That’s such a Toby song.” So I’ve been looking for a place to put that ever since. It’s by a band called Bear Attack, and it plays over the Spoby reunion. It’s such a romantic moment.
Toby’s been relatively M.I.A. all season. Was that a conscious decision, to put some distance between him and Spencer?
Definitely. It felt like it was a good story point, where Spencer was having such a hard time lying to him. She even says on the finale that it’s easier for him to be gone so she doesn’t have to lie to his face.
I can imagine that would be tough. He’s like a bunny, but also a man.
A man-bunny? I’ll have to tell him that.
Speaking of couples, how will we see Ezra’s baby mama storyline develop?
Well, we do see Maggie again [tonight], she appears in the finale. It sort of rings a shotgun for that story line.
Is it more of a test for Aria and Ezra’s relationship, or just for Ezra personally?
Lastly, I know you can’t give too much away, but how do the events of ‘The Betrayal’ affect the liars’ relationships with each other?
They’re on rocky ground at the beginning of the episode, as the girls are suspecting that Paige is on the A team. By the end of the episode, they’re reunited in a heartbreaking scene. When I watch it, I cry every time.
OK, we’re just hours away from the big finale, so let’s get excited: Are you pumped for Spencer and Toby’s long-awaited reunion? Do you think Ezra’s baby could keep him away from Aria? And who do you think will betray the girls? Drop me a comment with your theories and predictions!
— Andy Swift
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