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|“||I admit I like to live life in the grey area, but the way I feel about you is crystal clear... I love you, Emily.||”|
— Maya to Emily
Maya soon began to bond with Emily Fields and helped her come to terms with her sexuality. Once Emily came out as a lesbian, the pair become a couple. Their relationship ultimately ended when Maya was caught with drugs and sent away to True North.
When she returned to Rosewood, Emily discovered that she had begun doing drugs again, and the pair fought. Maya ran away that night and went missing for several days. Maya's body was found in "UnmAsked" outside her house a few weeks later, with her death being ruled a homicide.
After months of investigating, Emily discovered that Maya had stayed at the Kahns' cabin to hide from her ex-boyfriend, Lyndon James, who had been stalking her since rehab. She and her friends later learned that Lyndon had murdered Maya for choosing Emily over him.
He came to Rosewood posing as Maya's cousin, kidnapped Emily and her new girlfriend Paige McCullers, and attempted to kill Paige in revenge. Emily freed herself and killed him in self-defense and ultimately avenged Maya's death.
Emily is back on the swim team, and Maya shows up at Rosewood High to spectate Emily's first return match and support her girlfriend. She flashes a hand-made sign for Emily, and Emily shows her appreciation. But with usual Liars business going on in addition to being addressed by her teammates, Emily goes to her other friends, leaving Maya somewhat ignored. Later, at the party celebrating the Sharks' victory, Maya is aloof. She sits on the stairs, sort of moping, while Emily pays attention to her swim mates and to a clip of Paige. Maya seems jealous and guilt-trips Emily for having a good time. She passive-aggressively tells her to enjoy her party, then slips out to smoke a joint on the porch. She admits to being an outcast and demands that Emily prove her love by moving to Los Angeles with her. She won't go back to rehab, she vows. Emily refuses, and Maya leaves. Later, Emily calls her to apologize, leaving message after message.
Emily continues to leave countless messages on Maya's voicemail until the mailbox is completely full. At one point, Emily thinks she spots Maya at The Grille, but it turns out to be somebody else. Barry Maple comes to Emily's door to inform her that Maya is missing.Rosewood, he helps Emily to try and track Maya down. They go to the bus station, where the teller informs them that Maya indeed bought a ticket to San Francisco, but cannot confirm that she got on. He only knows that she was seen talking to someone in a dark-colored car when the bus came. The Rosewood Observer runs a headline article reporting the story with Maya's page gracing the cover.
Emily gets a text from an unknown person. It is a message signed by Maya telling her she is alright and not to tell anyone she has heard from her. Emily is unsure whether to inform Maya's parents. Later, The Liars meet with Jason, who is surprised to hear that Maya is missing. He has a bag of Ali's old things that had accidentally packed up with the St. Germain's items from when they were living there. Supposedly, the bag had been dropped off on his porch. At night, Emily checks her inbox and finds an email from Maya. Maya tells Emily how brave she is and how she admires her ability to deal with pressure. She says she shouldn't have come back because their last goodbye was perfect and not to tell her parents she has been in contact. Emily sighs and closes the laptop. Eventually, Emily calls Maya's mother to tell her she thinks Maya is okay.
Emily gets a text from Maya, mad that Emily told her parents that she had made contact with her (Which must not have been Maya since her phone was stolen).
Crazy Maya had a website where she kept all her photos and videos. Mona gives Hanna the website in code. Stolen Kisses Aria finds out from a worker at the movie theater that Maya got into a police car with Garrett the night she died, which was the same night he was arrested for the murder of Alison DiLaurentis. Spencer gets Caleb to break into the website and finds all the photos and videos Maya had, which included a video of Maya saying she's such a coward and that she has to face her fears, that she can't hide forever, she can't be afraid. As the video ended a police car pulls up. The Kahn Game Emily views more of Maya's videos, including one her reading a poem called "That Night", and a video of her filming Emily while the two of them were laughing. Emily begins to cry while watching these videos. What Lies Beneath Hanna finds a note on her back porch that Maya had left for Emily months ago. It was dated the day she died and it asked Emily to meet her some where, but the meeting place was washed out from the rain. It is also revealed that Maya stayed at the Kahn's cabin. Maya had been staying there while she tried to find a way out of the "mess" she had "got herself into." Her bag is found there with a bus ticket and knife belonging to Lyndon, possibly as a way to protect herself. Finally, Noel sends Spencer surveillance video from the cabin showing Maya ride her bike up to the cabin, then Jenna and Noel pull up and. go inside. At 1:00 am, as Maya starts to leave the cabin, she turns around and somebody grabs her. This means that Noel and Jenna could not have killed her because they were inside, and Garrett could not have killed her because he was arrested at Spencer's house at midnight. The Lady Killer Nate shows Emily a video Maya made. Maya addresses the video to Emily, and reveals she has been staying at Noel Kahn's cabin, trying to get out of the mess she got herself into. She goes on to say that if she still wants to be with her, she knows she can get through this. She also says she believes her stalker-boyfriend from rehab has been following her. It is then revealed "Nate St. Germain" isn't really her cousin; he is Maya's stalker-boyfriend. He followed Maya to Rosewood and killed her for choosing Emily instead of him. He tries to kill Paige in revenge, but Emily kills him in self-defense. Maya's murder is finally solved. May she rest in peace.
Welcome to the Dollhouse Maya is mentioned in this episode by Spencer, when she and Emily pretend to fight to distract 'A'.
Season 1 (10/22)
Season 2 (5/25)
Season 3 (4/24)
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Maya and Emily became friends when Emily's mother sent her to welcome Maya to the neighborhood and they bonded over Emily's memories of the house and it's former inhabitant, Alison DiLaurentis. The two kissed, and this sparked a romantic relationship between them, though Emily was still coming to terms with her sexuality and was reluctant to say she was dating Maya. Their first relationship ended when Maya was sent to juvie camp. Maya started seeing Emily again after she returned to Rosewood in "I Must Confess." When Maya returned, it was clear that both girls still had feelings for one another, but the relationship ended permanently when Maya was murdered by her stalker ex boyfriend.
Lyndon was Maya's former boyfriend (seen in the series posing as Nate St. Germain). They met at the rehab program Maya was sent to. Maya comes back to Rosewood, wanting to get back with Emily. Lyndon follows her to Rosewood and kills her in revenge. He then befriends Emily as "Nate St. Germain", Mayas "cousin". He tries to kill Emily, but Emily kills him in self-defense.
Before and after her disappearance, Maya had a website called Massugar where she would keep videos, photos, blog entries, etc. One video of Maya that the girls had watched showed Maya on the street telling the camera that she was a coward and had to face her fears. A police car (Garrett's) pulled up to the curb. In another video from the Kahn cabin's security camera, Maya was seen biking to the Kahn cabin where she stayed when she ran away. Three hours later, Maya leaves the cabin, and turns to look back, but just as she does, a figure from behind yanks her away, out of sight of the camera. Her wool cap is left behind. Emily sometimes looked at the website after Maya was dead.
- Maya was allergic to seafood and if she did eat it she got hives.
- She smoked marijuana rather frequently.
- She mentioned to Emily's parents during dinner that she was from San Jose, CA.
- Maya is bisexual parallel to how Emily was in the books.
- She had a secret website called massugar.com that was revealed in "Crazy". It was also Maya's personal blog.
- Maya had a letter for Emily indicating she wanted to show her something. Emily didn't receive the later until months after Maya's death.
- Maya's purse was in the possession of new "A", and her wool cap was seen in the bag she ran away with.
- Due to her phone being stolen, it's unknown if she or Lyndon sent the texts and the emails to Emily after her disappearance.
- Both versions of Maya are originally from California and moved into the DiLaurentis house in Rosewood.
- Both versions helped Emily come to terms with her sexuality, and both were upset that Emily chose to date Toby in an attempt to prove she was heterosexual.
- In the television series, Maya died in Season 2 finale, "UnmAsked" after being murdered by her stalker ex-boyfriend. This plot occurred in the book series, as Maya stayed alive.
- In the books, Maya suffered from depression and self-harmed, something that TV-Maya never did.
Maya [to Emily]: If you're a big jock, does that mean you'd kill me if I smoked a little weed?
Maya [about her photo ID]: I skipped scary and went straight to Snooki.
Maya: Your parents went to Texas, but you stayed here? Mommy must trust you these days... Yeah, right. She's probably got somebody watching us right now. [Picks up a flowerpot] Hey Pam, how's it going?
Emily: When you were still here, I was not in a good place. I mean, there were things, people, I was afraid of. Maya: I know... I was one of them.
Emily: You were. And I'm sorry for that. But I'm not afraid anymore. Of you, of me, of anyone. I mean, so many things were holding me back, but I'm ready now. To move on and make real plans-
Maya: Yeah, New Girl who moved into Dead Girl's house.
Maya [to Emily]: You were one buckle short of a straight jacket.
Maya [about Ben's bruises]: That color looks good on him.
Maya: Em, you're scaring me.
Maya [to Emily]: What can I do? Steal their swimsuits? No. Drain the pool. No, no, no, I got it! Fill their shampoo bottles with Nair.
Maya: A dress! Seriously. Is it some type of formal thingy or are you just worried that my jeans are too butch?
Maya: Dance music isn't really my thing. I'm not really gaga for Gaga.
Emily: I kinda sleep in the middle.
Maya: I kinda sleep in the middle, too.
Emily: If a Hastings has a shot, she takes a shot.
Maya: Is that a drinking game?
Spencer: It should be.
Emily (offering Maya a drink): Do you want your own?
Maya: I'd rather share yours.
Maya: I admit I like to live life in the grey area, but the way I feel about you is crystal clear... I love you, Emily.
[They kiss passionately]
Emily: I love you too, Maya.