'Pretty Little Liars' Gay-Cap: Emily and Maya Get Busted
She barges in on the girls, who do happen to be sharing a textbook, and orders them to stop.
“Pam, I promise we were studying,” Maya chirps up.
An unmoved Pam says, “Mrs. Fields, I am Mrs. Fields to you.” Well, Maya is a bit of a stoner (more on that later), so I’m thinking she’s envisioning Emily’s mom as a giant cookie, but rather she darts out of Em’s room -- conveniently forgetting her backpack.
“For the first time in my life I am ashamed that you are my mother,” a typically quiet and respectful Emily shouts.
Next up -- what’s a mother to do with too much time on her hands, her daughter’s empty bedroom in which to snoop and the daughter’s girlfriend’s backpack just sitting there calling for a nosey mom to rifle through it? She goes through the backpack of course. It’s her house and her prerogative after all.
Just a tidbit of backstory -- the series premiere last summer introduced audiences to Maya and to her penchant for lighting up occasionally. She had invited Emily to smoke with her at their first encounter.
Fast forward to this week’s episode and of course Pam finds Maya’s stash in an Altoid tin. That’s what Altoid tins were made for. Otherwise Altoid’s would come in a plastic or cardboard box, like every other mint.
Next, Pam confronts Emily about the contraband in Maya’s backpack. “Are you doing drugs. Is that what this is about?” she asks Emily. She reaches out to cup Emily’s chin in her hand but Emily slaps it away, likely for asking that stupid question. Here’s wishing Emily had replied, “Girls do not have to be drugged to sleep with girls. That’s what frat parties are for…”
Frustrated, Pam issues an edict. “You are no longer allowed to see her,” she says. Not about to cave to her mother’s whims Emily shouts, “This doesn’t change the way I feel about her.” And that momentarily stops Pam in her tracks. Hmm. Putting an end to this lesbian thing is out of a mother’s control so Pam trades a verbal upper cut telling Emily not to bother going to her more understanding father about it. “He’s as disappointed in you as I am,” she gibes.
It’s the next morning outside of school and a dejected Emily walks up to the girls, who are discussing Spencer’s sister Melissa, who is suddenly trying to get pregnant with her former fiancé / current husband Ian, who kissed Spencer when he and Melissa were only engaged the first time, and how Ian had a relationship with their dead friend Alison. Whew, that’s a mouthful.
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