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The truth is, I care about you. And I wanted to tell you in the off-chance that you might feel the same way.
Jason to Aria

Jaria is the couple and friendship name for the short-lived romantic relationship and current friendship between Jason DiLaurentis and Aria Montgomery. In the earlier seasons, Aria was in a romantic relationship with Ezra Fitz, but Jason continued to pursue her unaware of this fact. They also had chemistry between them, especially on Jason's part.

Their relationship was obscure throughout Season 1, however, shortly after Jason returned to Rosewood in Season 2, he began flirting with Aria. Later on in the series, Jason started to treat Aria as a confidante as well. He also stuck up for her when Noel attempted to intimidate her.

In Season 7, the two had both a fling and a minor relationship during the five-year time jump, which ended since Aria wanted to pursue her career in the city, and Jason wanted to travel the world.


The girls walk home late at night during "The Goodbye Look" and see Jason standing at the curb, disposing of the remnants of the Alison memorial. They are all surprised to see him back in town.


"I miss that pink hair."

When Aria goes to pick up Mike in "Blind Dates," she sees Jason at the basketball court. She asks if he's seen Mike, and he uses the opportunity to tell her that he remembers the pink streaks she used to sport in her hair. He compliments the way she dared to be different, and Aria smiles.

At Ian's funeral in "The Devil You Know," Aria spots Jason sitting on a bench nearby. Emily writes him off as a freak, but Aria wants to approach him. She has an argument with Ezra about him keeping their relationship private before going off to talk with him. There he shares a secret with her and opens up about his past.


Sharing a meaningful look

When Mike tries to break into the DiLaurentis House, he doesn't call the cops, but instead lets Aria know what he was up to. She asks why, and he says it is because he has seen enough cops, but he may do it as a favor to Aria. After their conversation, Jason doesn't leave right away but instead lingers in the doorway to stare at Aria. She stares back, but after a while, she shuts the door.


Aria tries to jog Jason's memory.

In "Never Letting Go," Jason texts Aria; Spencer, Hanna and Emily assume it is from Ezra, and Aria doesn't correct them. She follows his text and meets with him to discuss their personal lives and the fashion show. Bothered by Jason's memory lapse the night Alison disappeared, Aria presses him in a way that makes him feel like he is being interrogated. He recoils, and it seems that hopes for a romance between these two are doused. However, they make up later at the fashion show when Jason stops Noel from intimidating Aria by snapping the CD Noel claims is evidence against her. He drives her home that night.

In "Surface Tension," both Jason and Ezra are invited to the Montgomery household for a formal dinner with Aria and her family. Aria finds out about Jason's invitation at school, when Aria meets her mother in her English classroom. There she sees Jason talking to her mother. When Ella lets Aria know that Jason is also invited to dinner that night, she gives him a half-smile. She expresses her surprise to her mother after he leaves, but does not let on exactly what her reservations are about him coming. Could it be her contradictory feelings for him and Ezra?


Jason meets Ezra.

At dinner, Aria's two suitors confront one another. When Officer Barry arrives to inform Ella and Byron that Mike has been arrested, Jason and Aria exchange knowing looks, at which Ezra raises an eyebrow. Byron and Ella leave to pick him up, along with the couple, who cannot wait to return to their newborn, leaving Ezra, Jason, and Aria alone in the house. In the kitchen, Ezra questions Aria about Jason, asking who he is. She answers that he is Ali's brother, to which Ezra responds that he knows, clearly expecting a more specific answer.

Aria goes back out to the living room, where Jason is sitting, under the guise of wanting to offer him coffee. But Ezra isn't oblivious to the fact that the two are whispering privately. Aria and Jason discuss Mike's arrest; she lets him know that he promised her that he wouldn't repeat his mistake, and he wisely lets her know that he probably meant it at the time. He also tells her that if this is his first time getting caught, he has probably raided multiple houses before. Aria then leaves to go check out Mike's loot, leaving the two men downstairs. While making casual conversation with Ezra, Jason asks if Ezra had Aria... as a student, and Ezra eventually stammers a yes. (Touché) After Aria tells Ezra and Jason to leave, Ezra is surprised that the instruction is meant for the two of them and not just Jason. So they leave, pausing briefly at the doorstop for an awkward stare-down before going their separate ways.

In "Save the Date," Aria drifts from Ezra due to Jason, without Jason even knowing what he is responsible for. While Aria is at pottery class, Ezra stops by, trying to engage her, but Aria barely spares any kisses for him and asks him not to put his arms around her. When she mentions that Mike had tried to break into Jason's place, it dawns on Ezra that that was why she and Jason were privately whispering to each other at the failed dinner party. At this, Aria only gives Ezra a half-smile. Just before Ezra leaves, he impulsively asks if Jason is a threat to him. Aria gives a little laugh and denies it. When he leaves, she doesn't bother to turn her head to watch him go.


Ezra talks, and Aria lies

At the end of the episode, after Aria blows off her evening plans with Ezra, he tracks down Aria in the hospital to talk, though Aria is again subdued. He invites her over, but before she responds she gets a call from Jason. Instead of picking up, she ignores it and tells Ezra that it is her dad. She then lies to him that she has to get home, and Aria gives Ezra a demure kiss goodnight. The lyrics "breaking your heart" play in the background...make way for Jaria?

In "Picture This," Aria dreams that she is in bed making out with Ezra under the covers. Suddenly, an alarm goes off, and Ezra leans over to stop the beeping. Then, the guy who rolls back to face Aria is Jason. Just before they kiss, Aria shoots up out of bed, no longer dreaming. The next dream she has involves Aria lying in bed with Ezra. This time, she gets up to fix her hair in the mirror, and Jason is standing beside her, whispering over her shoulder, "you just can't stop thinking about me can you?" Just then, Aria wakes up.

Later, the man on Aria's mind comes over. Aria goes downstairs to find Jason standing in her kitchen. He slips her the card of a guy from a youth center, suggesting that he might be able to help Mike. When Aria expresses her concern for her brother, Jason puts his hand on her shoulder. Alarms ringing in her head, Aria makes up some excuses about studying for non-existent tests and practically shoves Jason out the door. But Jason sees Aria put the books back that she just pretended to be using and realizes something is up.

Later, while walking outside, Aria is stopped by Jason, who lets her know that his shed has been broken into. Aria immediately mentions Mike being home all day, but it was not Jason's intention to accuse him. He apologizes if he was out of line in suggesting Aria contact someone on Mike's behalf. He finally confesses to Aria that he cares about her and kisses her, but after a few seconds, Aria admits that she’s already in a relationship and hurries away.


"A gift, for you.""

In "Touched by an 'A'-ngel," Emily tells Aria about the photos she and Spencer found in Jason's shed, so when Aria spots Jason in school, she confronts him. He tells her that Alison had taken those pictures, and he had only figured out what they were when he developed them in his darkroom. He is upset Aria jumped to the wrong conclusions, especially because he was having the photos of her framed for her as a gift. She doesn't apologize for the accusations; she only says that the whole situation looks bad. Jason leaves put off by the way Aria and her friends acted, typical of people in Rosewood.

Later, Jason approaches Aria at the Grille, first making sure she's not still scared of him.

Jason joins her and presents her with the framed photos, which she accepts graciously. They discuss where he found the film and what other things of Ali's he has come across. He invites Aria to come over as see some more of Alison's belongings since she is curious about them. Aria seems nervous during their conversation, and Jason picks up on it. Aria is still not completely trusting of Jason, but not as distrusting as her friends. He makes a joke and she smiles.

Aria goes with Jason to his house but opts to wait outside while he retrieves the box of Ali's stuff from the shed. While waiting, Ezra pulls into Jason's driveway. He reveals what Spencer told him and that he is here to 'rescue' Aria from Jason. Aria assures Ezra that Jason is not a threat in that way, but Ezra still does not like the situation for a different reason. Jason is a threat to their relationship, even if he isn't a threat to Aria's well-being. Liking what Ezra is saying, she kisses him, and Jason finally comes back, just in time to witness the liplock. He gives Aria the box of belongings to keep and stares intently at her, acknowledging that Aria is "unavailable." He watches enviously as Aria enters Ezra's car. Aria leaves awkwardly.

Jason visits the Rosewood Police Department in "Over My Dead Body" after Aria and her friends are arrested. One month elapses before "Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares" and Aria believes Jason to have been out of town during this time.


Long time no see

In "The Naked Truth," Jason is a volunteer at Aria's school event Truth Up Day. Aria is put in the group that Jason and Mrs. Hastings are in charge of. Aria is pretty surprised to see him. He smiles at her and looks happy to see her. Later, after Aria receives a text from "A" and looks around the room to see if she could tell who sent it. She notices Jason's back is turned to her.

In "Eye of the Beholder," Jason is at Spencer's house with Spencer and Emily when Aria shows up. When she comes in Jason looks at her, but she doesn't seem to acknowledge him.

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Later, after the fire at the DiLaurentis House, Jason and Aria sit next to each other in the hospital waiting room. She tells him how Jenna was in his house, but he tells her that he was on his way to Scranton when the police called him; he had no idea why Jenna was there. She asks him how badly the house was damaged. Aria says she is sorry about his house before getting up to talk to Spencer's mom.

In "This Is A Dark Ride," Jason waits on the train because the police want statements about Garrett. He sees Aria come out after she hurt her wrist and he has a concerned look on his face, worrying about her. But when Ezra comes onto the train and Aria hugs him, he looks down with a sad look on his face.

In "Dead to Me," Jason informs Aria and her friends about Ali's remains getting released to his family. He also arranged for the girls to have some time with Alison, to say their good-byes. Spencer comments on not going and leaves. Jason gives Aria a concerned look as she tells him they'll be there.

Jason, Aria, Emily, and Hanna all attend the service for Ali to say their final good-byes. During the service, Aria and Hanna comment on it being creepy in there. Jason says it is because his parents could hardly stay in there. When Spencer shows up and starts spilling the beans about Ali being pregnant, Aria tries to get her to stop knowing Jason is there.

In "What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted," Jason gets into an elevator accident and winds up in the hospital. Emily texts the rest of the girls informing them of what happened. When Aria shows up, she asks if Jason is okay.

In "Over a Barrel", Jason and Aria run into each other outside the Apple Rose Grille while Aria is waiting for Holbrook. He invites her to have lunch with him since he was supposed to meet Ashley but she canceled and he would like to talk to someone about everything that has happened with Alison. During their meal, Jason fills Aria in on Alison’s case. When Aria asks him if their father believes Alison is innocent, he tells her that their father will do anything to protect her, even lie on the witness stand, even if he knew what Alison was capable of. He says he has seen Alison's ability to talk people into anything and points out how the Aria, Spencer, Emily, and Hanna used to worship Alison, to which Aria points out that they used too. Jason then reveals to Aria that the police have a
theory: they think that Alison had help in loading Mona’s body into Alison's car and dumping it since she could not have done it by herself. Aria explains that since Alison passed the lie detector test, she must have had help from the inside, who she thinks is Holbrook. Aria asks Jason if she has noticed anything strange between Alison and Holbrook to which Jason replies that although he hasn't, something could have been going on since Alison is very good at getting away with things right under their noses. Jason thinks that Alison has probably cut Holbrook loose by now since there is nothing more he can do for her now that she is in jail.


Dating Timeline

Music For Jaria Scenes

  • "Hawk Eyes" by The Kicks (Played while Aria looks for Mike at the basketball courts but finds Jason. He tells her that he misses her pink hair and she smiles at this in "Blind Dates.")
  • "Could've Had Me" by Lex Land (Played while Aria has a sex dream about Jason in "Picture This.")
  • "What Are You Waiting For" by Foreign Slippers (Played while Aria has another dream about Jason in "Picture This.")
  • "Living In Twilight" by The Weepies (Played while Aria and Jason talk about Ali's box and he gives it to her in "Touched by an 'A'-ngel.")

Memorable Jaria Places

  1. The Basketball Court - Aria runs into a shirtless Jason while searching for Mike. His basketball rolls over to her and she hands it back to him. The two begin to talk and Jason tells her that he thought it was cool that she had the pink hair and he also tells her that he misses her pink hair. This makes them both smile.
  2. The Rosewood Cemetery - After Ian's funeral, Aria spots Jason sitting on a bench alone and goes over to talk to him. Aria thanks him again for not calling the police on Mike. Jason tells her that he blacked out the night Ali died and shows her the note that Jenna and Garret put in his pocket saying "I know what you did." He also tells her that he thinks his parents feel like they "lost the wrong kid" in which Aria tells him not to think like that.
  3. The Apple Rose Grille - After their confrontation in the hallway, Jason spots Aria at the Grille and asks if they can talk about the photos of her. Jason sits down next to her and he gives her the photos that Ali took and they discuss how Ali was into photography.
  4. The Rosewood Hospital - After Jason's house burns down and Spencer gets in the hospital, Jason goes to the hospital and Aria sits next to him and fills him in about how his house burned down. She finds out that Jason didn't text\call Jenna. Aria also says she is sorry about his house burning down. In Season 3, Aria shows up to the hospital after Jason falls down an elevator.

Notes and Trivia

  • In a feature on Season 2 DVD's called Men of Mystery, Lucy Hale said that she normally doesn't get distracted by the way someone looks but when she saw Drew, she did a double-take because he is visually flawless.
  • By the end of Season 3, Jaria shared only one on-screen kiss.
  • Jason and Aria ranked #25 The Top 50 TV Kisses of 2011.
  • He invited her to move to Ethiopia with him, however, she declined as she wanted to make a life for herself in the city.
  • She helped him find out information on Mary Drake's second child and convinced the clerk to due some digging for them.
  • They were mistaken for, and later pretended to be, fiancé's in The Wrath of Kahn.


Jason: You know what I do remember? Your pink hair.
Aria: Really?
Jason: I thought it was cool.
Aria: Really?
Jason: Really, I mean you always did the unexpected as opposed to me, which I also thought was cool.

Jason: Hey, I miss that pink hair. (They both smile at each other before leaving.)

Jason {In one of Aria's dreams}: You can't stop thinking about me, can you?

Jason{In another one of Aria's dreams}: Where were we?

Jason: The truth is I do care about your brother but I also care about you. And I wanted to tell you in the off-chance that you might feel the same way.
(He leans down to her and they kiss.)

Aria: Thank you for not calling the Police.
Jason: Don't worry about it.

Jason: Look, I said some things after the funeral that I probably should have kept to myself.
Aria: I thought that you'd felt better knowing that...
Jason: So did I, but I don't want people getting the wrong idea, you know?
Aria: I won't say a word, and plus the way you handled things with my brother, I kinda owe you one.

Jason: Look, from now on I need to figure out how to be happy and I'd like to do that here. Um... can I drop you somewhere?
Aria: Yeah, I could use the ride.

Aria (About Jason): I'm just trying to be civil Spence, he lost his sister. Who knows what he is thinking.
Spencer: Well, apparently you do.

Aria (After Jason falls down an elevator in What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted): Is Jason okay?

Aria: You haven't... Told anyone about us... Have you?
Jason: No.
Aria: I haven't told Ali or Ezra or anyone.
Jason: Then let's keep it our secret.

Jason: I can't imagine that there's anyone better than you.



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