Whether or not they have slept together is a question that Marlene King has actually teased to fans: “It’s going to be a mystery for now,” King told The TV Chick.She has also defended the statutory rape criticism.
Eventually, they’re found out and Tamara is forced to face the school board.
And the viewership has continued to climb with more pre-teens and teens getting hooked on the mystery of a dead high school queen bee and the four friends she left behind.
Their romantic relationships tend to be on the dark side, too.
After Aria decides to transfer out of his class, Ezra sees her walking home in the rain and offers her a ride, which leads to yet another make-out session. Yes, there are close calls with her parents, other teachers, and other students—but every time, they manage to evade any ramifications.
Of course, the hot-for-teacher trope has been a staple of teen soaps long before Aria was a glimmer in ABC Family’s eye.