Whew. Season 1 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists wrapped on Wednesday night but we're still reeling from where this first season left us. Among the more shocking loose ends (trust us, we're still very focused on this murder mystery) is what Alison's future holds, specifically when it comes to her relationship with Emily. Is a divorce really in the cards for Emison?
The Perfectionists season finale saw Alison growing and going in an unexpected — but probably necessary — direction. Halfway through Season 1, fans were shocked to find out that Alison was signing divorce papers, taking off her wedding ring, and even exploring dating again. With actor Shay Mitchell not signed on for appearances on The Perfectionists, it made sense that a fractured marriage and eventual divorce would be the best way to explain why Emison wasn't really a thing during season 1.
But don't lose hope for an Emison reconciliation, because Perfectionists creator and showrunner I. Marlene King had some very interesting thoughts about the fan-favorite couple after the series finale. Speaking with E! News, Marlene had this to say about Emison's future: "I don't think it's the end of the story, and I think it's possible that Emison is going to be endgame, but I think it's only fair to Alison that she gets to go on a journey in this world and where she ends up...I would say it's still possible that she finds her way back to Emily in Rosewood, but she has to go on a journey first."
Emison? Endgame? Now that's more like it! We totally get that Alison and Emily probably have some exploring and growing up to do, even though marrying your high school sweetheart and having kids can kinda rush that along. But we really hope this ends up happening.
Marlene also explained why the decision was made to split Alison and Emily up, telling E! News, "We knew it was a bitter pill to swallow, but she couldn't have a love interest that wasn't on the show right now. It's unfair to the character, really. So yeah, it was a necessary thing to do. I know it's heartbreaking for some fans, but I hope they open up their minds and their hearts to go on this ride with Alison and know that they may live happily ever after in the end, or she may find somebody fans love even more than Emily."
We're all in for a happy ending for Alison, but we really, really hope that that happy ending is with Emily.
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