Pretty Little Liars’ 7 Worst Couples
Pretty Little Liars is all about uncovering the mystery of ‘A,’ but the show wasn’t built entirely on suspense and thrill. There were a couple love stories along the way. Fans definitely had their favorite power couples who combated evil together like Spencer and Toby or Hanna and Caleb, but some relationships were far from cute and in some instances kinda creepy. Here are the top 7 worst relationships on Pretty Little Liars:
7. Ashley Marin and Darren Wilden
Ashley and Darren met in the pilot episode of Pretty Little Liars when Hanna is arrested for shoplifting and Detective Wilden is assigned to the case. He soon takes an interest in Hanna’s newly single mother, Ashley. She uses his affection to her advantage and begins an intimate relationship with him to subdue the shoplifting charges against Hanna. Ick! But Ashley doesn’t realize that Detective Wilden has a secret agenda involving her daughter. He’s lurking around because he suspects Hanna is the one that killed Alison. He’s totally creepy and off-putting as he continues to show up unannounced at the house and is even found by Hanna one morning standing in the kitchen with just a towel around his waist. A grown man taunting a teenage girl for information and sleeping with her mom while doing it is weird. This whole relationship was totally gross and immediately cast Wilden as a villain on the show. Eventually Ashley catches on to Darren’s keen interest in Hanna and her friends and quickly pulls the plug on their relationship.
6. Emily Fields and Paige
Paige and Emily’s relationship began as very hostile. In fact, Paige tried to kill Emily out of competitive frustration and in confusion of her feelings for Emily (Paige had not openly come out as gay). She held Emily’s head underwater and tried to drown her! What’s more weird is that soon after the two make amends and eventually begin dating it’s never really brought up again…not exactly love at first sight. Fans knew the relationship was doomed from the start, but it was also their on and off again status that was really annoying as it continued on for several seasons. Paige became increasingly whiny and needy, starting one dramatic fight after another. First it was that she didn’t want to come out of the closet, then she was mad because Emily talked to someone about it, then Paige betrayed Emily and her friends by leaking information about ‘A’ to the cops and continued to battle with Emily about her situation with ‘A.’ For a while we weren’t sure whose side Paige was on because she seemed to have a vendetta against Alison for bullying her. Eventually Paige moved away and Emily was completely hung up on her. She even considered moving to California to be with her — we sure are glad that never happened!