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Emily, you can trust me with your life.
Paige to Emily

Paily is the name of the romantic relationship between Paige McCullers and Emily Fields. Paily was one of the major relationships during seasons 3 to 5, the 5 year time skip and season 7, and also both Paige and Emily's main and longest romantic relationship throughout the show.


When I was trying to talk myself into being interested in boys, I would look for guys like you.
Emily to Paige

Paige makes her first appearance in "If At First You Don't Succeed, Lie, Lie Again." The two start of on friendly terms. Emily's return to the swim team seems to please Paige and at first she seems excited by Emily's renewed commitment, however when the Coach humiliates Paige by cutting her attempt to garner the team's support for the captain position short and instead praises Emily for re-committing to the team and for breaking a record, Paige begins to feel threatened by Emily and start to act out. Despite Emily's stated disinterest, Paige considers Emily stiff competition for the captaincy. She mocks Emily's sexual orientation, which causes Spencer to intervene by exposing Paige's homophobic remarks to the coach, which despite Emily's protests ends up costing Paige the anchor position in an upcoming relay. Enraged, Paige dunks Emily's head underwater once in the pool in an attempt to intimidate her and suppress her true feelings for Emily.

In the episode "Je Suis une Amie," Emily and Paige go head-to-head in another round to get the place of anchor leg. In the end, Paige rides her bike to Emily's house in the rain in order to apologize, but on her way home, Paige gets into an accident. Meanwhile, Paige's father is totally oblivious to his own daughter's questioning sexuality and goes to school to argue that Emily has been given preferential treatment on the swim team over his own daughter due to her sexual orientation.

Paige kisses Emily for the first time

Afterwards, Paige surprises Emily by slipping into her car to apologize about what happened and simultaneously accuses Emily that everything is easier for her. Emily defends herself by explaining what she feels, but is stopped when Paige kisses her and asks her not to tell. Emily is shocked. While trying to avoid Emily, they run into each other in the locker room, and Emily tries to talk to her. But Paige wants Emily to forget, like it never happened.

Later that night, in "A Person of Interest," Paige asks Emily to meet her in a secluded pub where no one knows them and talk about what happened. Emily meets her there, and Paige gets Emily to get up and sing karaoke. She convinces Emily to join her on stage, and Emily ends up enjoying herself,

Emily and Paige kiss outside The Hungry Owl Tavern

despite her original inhibitions. When they leave, Emily kisses Paige in the parking lot. The next day Emily gets a text from Paige to have a picnic. While lying together on a blanket, Emily hears a song and mentions that the particular group is scheduled to come to the city, but Paige declines for reasons that she can't be seen with her. After that, Emily says she is not ashamed of who she is and that she can't go back in the closet, so she can only be her friend. Thus, a fun picnic ends in disappointment. In "Someone to Watch Over Me," much to her dismay, Emily watches Sean and Paige sit down and eat lunch together, chatting away and having fun. Her friends mistake her pain and jealousy as worry about Hanna, who used to date Ben but Emily's look conveys the same emotions long after Hanna assures her that she has moved on and doesn't mind if Sean does too, even if it's with Paige. Emily Paige gets asked out by Sean, and she says yes, much to Emily's dismay. Paige acts nonchalant about it and acts as if she never had any second thoughts about her sexuality or shared any of her vulnerable feelings with Emily. As a result, Emily is hurt and tells Sean that she doesn't know Paige that well, something she is now feeling, when Sean questions Emily (of all people) to inquire whether she is single. However, after her date, Paige texts Emily and goes over to talk it and says that the whole date felt like

"I would looks for guys like you"

it was phony. Paige is scared that her whole world will change if she says she's gay, this sparks profound heart-to-heart between the two girls, and Emily explains that before she was out that she would pick out people like Paige who would pull her up on stage and sing, because that's something she would not have done on her own. Paige is flattered and somewhat comforted. Then they start kissing.

In "Monsters in the End," Paige gets tickets for her and Emily, but also for a boy as insurance against people thinking they are on a date. Paige thinks its a great idea, but Emily doesn't like it and won't go back in the closet. Emily persuades Paige to meet with someone from the pride group from Sheridan Prep, but she never shows up.

Paige watches upset as Emily walks away from her, after their breakup.

Emily talks with the member about Paige's situation. The next day Paige sees Emily with the member of the pride group and gets jealous and asks Emily what they talked about. She answers that they just talked about her situation at home with her parents and about Paige, but Paige is furious to hear that Emily revealed her secret (although that was the plan). At that, Emily tells her that she can't be her secret anymore and leaves, thus ending their romance. Paige then texts Emily, but Emily ignores it stating that the relationship is definitely over.

I wish I'd fought harder for you.
Paige to Emily

Paige returns after a long period of being missing from the show in "Breaking the Code". She returns, clearly set on winning Emily back, as she flirtatiously asks to find sponsors for the swim team with her. Emily accepts, and when they come back from getting sponsors, Paige receives a phone call from her mother. After tellingher mom that Emily is "just a friend", Paige reveals to Emily that she has come out to her parents.

Paige tries to kiss Emily

Later in the episode, as Emily is distraught about not hearing from Maya since their fight, Paige consoles her. She tells Emily that "this is who [Maya] is." Paige tells Emily she needs someone she can count on. Emily takes this as a friendly gesture and the two hug; Paige misinterprets Emily's intentions and tries to kiss her. Emily pushes Paige away, telling her she was sorry if she sent of the wrong signals and implying she still loves Maya.

Emily and Paige at the Masquerade Ball

Paige then appears in "UnmAsked", surprising Emily at the school's masquerade ball. Paige apologizes for the attempted kiss, and the two agree they have a connection. Paige explains that she cares about Emily, so she'll be there for Emily no matter what. Emily admits that what she really needs is a friend, and the two reconcile their friendship.

I was looking for somebody and I came here. Don't look away.
Emily to Paige

In "That Girl Is Poison," Emily spots Paige at school and asks her if she wants to go the movies. Paige is surprised that Emily is asking her, since she thought Emily had been avoiding her. Emily insists that it’s been her own issues keeping her from her social life. Later that night Emily has to cancel the movie date with Paige, but

"It's harder than it looks"

they'll see each other at Jenna's Birthday party. Emily is struggling with a clip on tie and Paige offers to help as Paige does this you can tell there is a lot of tension between the two. Paige spots Emily's flask. She assures Paige she is done with that and gives it to Paige. At Jenna's party Paige appears to be jealous of Emily talking to Nate and adds the booze from Emily's flask to her drink. Later Paige (drunk) falls over and hits her head, Emily and Nate take Paige to the hospital. Paige comes out with a few stitches. She doesn't remember anything, but it turns out alcohol wasn't her problem. A toxic screen found traces of a sleeping pill in her system. She gives a concerned-looking Emily back the flask.

In "Stolen Kisses," Emily tries to explain the incident with the sleeping pill in Paige's system. Emily goes to see Paige where she is fixing a bike, she says she hasn't been to school for a few days. Emily asks her if she will go with her somewhere they can talk, Paige first declines, but Emily insists and Paige agrees to go with her the following day.

Paige telling Emily about "That Night"

Whilst out on a jog, Paige is running way ahead of Emily who is out of breath, so the two stop and talk. Emily tells Paige that the sleeping drug came from her flask, which Paige has already figured out, Emily also says that she didn't put it in there to attack Paige, she immediately believes her and asks who did, Emily says that she doesn't know. Also Paige reveals that on 'that night' Emily went to her house, Paige thought that Emily was drunk, she also reveals that Emily kissed her and Paige didn't stop her, saying that it was like a dream for her. Afterwards she felt guilty about taking advantage of Emily, and then when she found out that Emily was drugged she felt even worse, she steps in closer to Emily, but she walks away.

Don't Look Away

Emily has a talk with Nate which helps her to realize that kissing Paige 'that night' wasn't a mistake, in fact, it was what she wanted but she just didn't realize it. Emily goes to Paige where she is standing by the pool, Paige apologizes to Emily and says she'll kill whoever put that stuff in her flask. Emily tells her not to say it or mean it. After Emily tells her that even though she was drunk that night, she was "looking for somebody." And came to Paige. Emily passionately kisses Paige. The two are later seen swimming together in Paige's pool together.

Paige comforting Emily

In "The Kahn Game " Paige and Emily are seen and Emily is really happy for the first time since Maya. Later in Emily's house Paige enters Emily's room (when Emily is watching videos on Mayas webpage) so Emily tells Paige about Maya's secret website but Paige understands how it feels to miss a loved one who is dead, since she lost her grandfather when she was 15.

Emily reassures Paige about not being able to swim.

In "What Lies Beneath " Paige and Emily talk outside The Brew, Paige tells her how their coach won't let her swim in the relays because of her grades. But they plan for Paige to go over the Emily's house that night. Later on Paige arrives at Emily's house only to find Emily and Nate kissing. Feeling hurt and betrayed she walks down the street, dumps their food into some trash bins and knocks them over. The next day Emily tries to explain why she canceled, but doesn't mention the kiss to Paige.

In "Single Fright Female" Emily tells Paige about kissing Nate. She thinks it makes sense given their relationship to Maya and the emotion involved. Later in school Spencer asks Emily about Paige's history with Alison. Emily is upset Spencer is suggesting a dark side in Paige and eventually yells at her. Back home While studying Emily asks Paige about Alison. Paige says she barely knew Alison.

Emily tells Paige about her and Nate kissing

Paige asks whether or not Emily should be questioning her friends, as Emily was the only one who was poisoned amongst the girls on "that night". Emily says "I trust these girls with my life." Paige says Emily's right but thinks she should spend some more time with them. Emily arrives at CeCe's trunk show with Paige. While Emily tries on a dress, Paige and Spencer talk alone. Paige says being with Emily has made her feel more conifdent and tells Spencer she'd like to make a fresh start with her and the girls. Spencer tells Hanna about the talk with Paige and wonders

Paige telling Emily about how Alison was Relentless

f perhaps the knife is in her bag. They snag the bag and quickly look through. Just as Emily comes out of the dressing room, they turn around, concealing the bag. Emily notices, takes the bag, and leaves with Paige. Paige and Emily talk on the front porch. Paige comes clean about Alison torturing her for years and begins to cry. Paige says she became suicidal but ultimately didn't want to let Alison win. Emily is heartbroken to how Paige was feeling and comforts her.

Paige and Emily laying together on Emily's window seat.

In "The Lady Killer" Paige is at Emily's house. Emily says to Paige that her friends don't know who she is. Emily then reveals to Paige that the girls are being tortured by a new A. Paige seems offended that the other girls think she is the new "A." Then, Paige gets a text from "A," telling her to go to Ali's grave at the Rosewood Cemetery at 10pm or Emily gets hurt. Later on that night, Nate reveals he killed Maya (because Maya didn't like him and she chose Emily over him), he wants Emily to know how much it hurts to lose someone you love. He then opens the closet and we see a gagged Paige who is crying.Emily then saves Paige from being killed by running out of the place they were staying.

Paige and Emily kissing on the train.

In "This Is A Dark Ride" Emily and Paige arrive at the Ghost Train party together, Emily was dressed as Barbarella and Paige, Marlene Dietrich. "They look like a wedding cake from outer space!". Emily and Paige are then seen dancing together when Adam Lambert is singing. After that they meet up in an empty train compartment and talk about how lucky they are to have each other and then kiss, as they are kissing a shadow of a person in a hoodie is seen.

In "Mona-Mania!" Paige tells Emily her parents are being very strict and setting curfews for her since the lighthouse catastrophe. However Emily wants to go to a swim team party being held in the woods, and says that they'll just arrive and leave early and Paige agrees to go with Emily.

Emily and Paige in the woods

On the way to the party Paige tells Emily she needs to pull over. She seems to be having a panic attack of some kind. Paige says she "can't to anything" since Halloween and Nate. Her parents don't actually have her on restriction, she says; she's just too terrified herself to leave her house. The death of Garrett has her worried about the next bad thing that might happen. Paige and Emily return to Paige's car and finds one of the tires has been slashed. They see somebody in the trees wearing a black hoodie, and Emily takes off after them. Emily loses track of the person and Paige convinces her to return to the car. With Paige's car out of commission, Paige crashes at Emily's place. Paige is amazed that Emily could be so brave. Emily wants her to get professional help. Emily then kisses Paige goodnight.

Paige and Emily having a Picnic at School

In "Misery Loves Company", Paige and Emily are having a nice lunch at the school, when she reveals to Emily she has agreed to go see a doctor about her panic attacks.

In "Hot Water", Paige is in her new car, typing in the navigation system directions to the Rosewood Halloween Store, when Emily and Hanna show up, asking to join to find out who bought the Queen of Hearts costume. Emily, Hanna and Paige go to the Halloween Store and are seen talking to Shana, after an awkward talk with her, clearly tension between Paige, Emily and Shana. Emily asks where the restroom is, Hanna and Paige then go have a look at the Queen of Hearts costume. While Hanna distracts Shana and Paige clueless to what is going on, Emily is sending herself the Purchase history of the Queen of Hearts costume.

Paige and Emily kiss passionately

Later on, Paige is in Emily's room where she is talking about Shana getting in trouble for emailing confidential data, Emily then says that she did it and was trying to protect Paige, Emily then brings up what history does Paige have with Shana. Paige then says that she dated Shana for 3 weeks during the Summer, when Emily was in Haiti (this was before Paige and Emily were dating in season 3) and that Shana was a substitute for Emily, which was what she wanted but couldn't have. Paige then states that she has Emily and she no longer has feelings for Shana and that it's over. Paige says "I Love You" and kisses Emily. Emily looking hesitant, quickly smiles after Paige kisses her and then they embrace and kiss passionately.

I really love you.
Emily to Paige

In "A is for A-L-I-V-E" Paige is excited that she got into Stanford and on a full ride. She tries to convince

Paige and Emily kiss after exchanging "I love you's".

Emily to come with her to Stanford, insisting they'll have a new start and be away from 'A'. Emily agrees to go and says she loves Paige who in return kisses her and tells her she loves Emily too.

In "Turn of the Shoe" Emily and Paige discuss changes to the room at Stanford and Paige notices that Emily's shoulder is hurting her. She asks what happened but Emily doesn't divulge the answer.

Paige taking care of Emily

Later after Emily hits her head at a swim meet, Paige and the Coach help Emily out of the water and Emily is put on a stretcher and taken to the locker rooms, Paige then watches from the door, as she isn't aloud to go with Emily, in horror. Later that night Emily confesses about 'A' causing her shoulder injury to her and states she wants to be with Paige, and only her and she wants a life with her, Paige then says maybe they already have a life with each other.

In "Face Time" Paige and Emily talk about her arm and what would happen if she could not swim any more. Paige claims that Emily will swim despite her fear of never swimming again and that "unpredictable can be good, just look at us". She takes Emily home only to discover the cops at her door.

In "Into the Deep"

Paige inviting Emily to her aunt's lake house

Paige and Emily discuss Mona's confession; Paige believes she could have done it, with her track record of hitting Hanna with a car. She changes the subject and invites Emily to come with her to her aunt's lake house for a fun night just between the two of them,but actually Paige is organizing a surprise birthday party. She presents Emily with an early birthday present, a business card for a well-established swimming trainer called Dominic Russo. Emily agrees to go, if it means she could spend her college years with Paige.

When Emily walks in to the dark room, she asks Paige why she lied to Dominic, then everyone jumps out and yells 'surprise!' Emily is stunned. Paige joins Emily down by the lake and says she didn't tell Dominic about Emily's injury because she wanted to make sure he would take the appointment. Emily tells Paige how she had gotten her hopes up, but Dominic won't be able to help her get a scholarship. Paige recommends getting a second opinion and Emily asks why she is pushing so hard for this. She says that she knows how badly Emily wants to swim, but Emily says, "or how badlyyou want me to swim?" Paige starts crying because she wants Emily to go to Stanford with her. Emily cries too and says that they have to face that they're not going to be together next year. Later that night, Paige asks Emily if she's still awake. She is, but she pretends to be asleep, so Paige turns out the light and gets into bed next to her.

Emily and Paige dancing together at the country dance

In "Bring Down the Hoe" Emily prints out a recommendation letter from Zoe when Paige walks in. She asks Emily is they are still on for the country-themed dance that night, and Emily says she isn’t sure.Paige reads the letter and thinks that Zoe likes Emily, but Emily isn’t convinced. Later that day, Emily gets a text from Paige about the dance that night, but she doesn’t respond. At the country dance, Emily sees Paige with a group of people, but neither of them make any move to talk to each other. At the end of the dance, Emily walks over to Paige. She tells her that she wants to dance with her, and the two dance before they shut off the music.

In Now You See Me, Now You Don't Paige and Emily sit outside of the school. Paige says she is thrilled for Hanna and her mom, but is worried about Emily. Emily replies that A is a terrorist and it’s working on them. She says that they now know to look out for CeCe. Paige offers for Emily to stay with her at night, and Emily happily agrees. Later At school, Paige and Emily enter the French club and meet Jackie, a fellow student. Jackie says that Mona called the club and said that she would be there. She is surprised that Mona hasn’t shown up, since it was her welcome back party. After school Emily is at Paige’s house, looking tense. Paige tells her not to worry and that she is safe here, but Emily says she is worried about Mona. Paige says that she understands worrying about CeCe, but not Mona. Emily replies that they made Mona how she turned out to be, but Paige says that Alison did that. Emily says that they let her.When they are watching a movie Emily fall asleep on Paige and Paige kisses Emily's head.

In Who's In The Box? Emily and Paige is sitting by a lunch table at school discuss swimming, but Paige notices that something else is on Emily’s mind, resulting in Emily lashing out at her.Later that night Emily tells Paige that Ali let her kiss her, but that when she realized that it meant nothing to Ali, she was very hurt. She says that she doesn’t think that Ali ever loved anyone, but all she did was collect love. She says that Ali broke her heart. Paige asks if this is how she finally says good-bye to Ali, and Emily says it is.

Surfing the Aftershocks

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Having seen Emily drop one of her notebooks, Paige leans down to pick it up. She says that she’s sorry about what happened to Alison, and Emily wonders if there’s anything else she is sorry for. Having watched Sydney swim, Emily and Sydney head into the locker rooms, where Emily begins to measure Sydney's height to arm span ratio. Paige walks in and starts helping Emily, leading to an awkward conversation filled with suggestive innuendos.Paige is waiting on Emily’s porch for her to get home. Paige comments that Pam knows they’re fighting, but Emily tells her they’ve finished fighting. Paige then asks Emily what they are to each other, and all Emily can tell her is that maybe they’ll be friends. Paige tells her that she practiced what she was going to say to her, but when she got to the porch, she forgot everything and all she can say is “I love you”. As Paige is walking away, Emily calls out to her, telling her she deserves the best of everything.

Thrown From The Ride

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Paige and Emily nearly run into each other as Emily is leaving the girls locker room. Emily walks into the locker room at Rose High looking for Sydney, when she sees Paige. Paige tells her she’s doing a great job with Sydney, and Emily tells her it’s nice to hang out with someone who sees her more than “just a friend with dead girl walking”. Paige then asks about Ali, and Emily tells her she doesn’t know, “it’s hard to know what to ask. Or what to say”. Sydney comes in and apologises for being late. As Paige says her goodbyes, Emily asks if she wants to join them.At the Pizzeria in town, Paige, Sydney and Emily are grabbing some food after Sydney’s training session. Emily comments that she doesn’t know how Paige can eat her pizza with ranch and buffalo chicken as toppings, and when Emily tells Sydney she did try it once after a party, Paige says that it didn’t turn out so well. Paige drops by Emily’s house where she tells Emily that if Alison comes back to school, Emily should keep her distance. When Emily says that perhaps it wasn’t a good idea for them to hang out, Paige tells her it has nothing to do with them. Paige goes on to say that Alison hurt a lot of people, her included, and while she’s not interested in continuing that, she’s also not going to out the people who feel as though they need to protect themselves.

Miss Me x 100

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As Emily is leaving Sydney in the locker rooms at Rosewood High, she notices Paige. Walking over, Emily says she's surprised Paige came to practice as she heard Paige has gone home early. Paige says she wasn’t feeling well, but it’s passed, and Emily asks if it’s because of Alison. Paige tells Emily she knows Alison is her friend, "but even being in the same room with her, makes me feel sick". Emily says that if Paige is skipping school to avoid Alison, it means Alison still has power over her, “then she still has power over me". Emily says that she hates to see Paige so upset, but Paige tries to assure her that she is fine. Before leaving, Emily tells Paige that she is one of the bravest people she knows, "and I'm not going to let you forget that". In the Rosewood High courtyard, Emily and Sydney are buying popcorn when Paige comes up to them saying that Bridget Woo just told her that she saw Jenna tonight, and Emily comments that she was probably drunk. Paige goes on to say that apparently Shana is dead, and when Sydney asks who these people are, Paige explains that Jenna is a blind girl who used to go to Rosewood High, and she and Shana were dating. Turning to Emily for confirmation, Emily tells Paige she doesn't know what they were. As a three minute warning is heard over the school’s PA system, Paige asks Emily if she’s Anna or Elsa, to which Emily tells her she's humming.

Run, Ali, Run

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In the Rosewood High locker rooms, Paige has just gotten out of the pool when Emily comes up to her demanding Paige tell her who Mona is working with. Paige says that she can't tell her, especially after the way Alison treated Mona. Emily says that Mona altered that video, and Paige tells her even if Mona did, Mona didn't make Alison say the things she said, "Alison isn't sorry about the way she treated anybody. She's still the same manipulative person she always was". Sitting down next to Paige, Emily tells her whoever blew up the Cavanaugh house is now threatening Alison, and when Paige says she thought it was a gas leak, Emily tells that someone caused that leak. Getting that Emily thinks Mona was behind it, Emily tells her it's possible, "with a little help from her friends", and Paige wonders why Mona would want to blow up the Cavanaugh house. Emily says that's what they're trying to figure out, and that she's aware how Paige feels about Alison, but could "you live with yourself if something happened to her, knowing that you could have done something to stop it?"

The Silence of E. Lamb

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Emily leaves Paige a voice mail, telling her that she heard about what happened, and that she should have called sooner. Emily says that she's sorry if this was because of what Paige told her about Mona, to which Emily thinks it was. Emily goes on to say she's sorry she put Paige in the middle of all this, and if she needs anything, to call, "even if you don't need anything, just call, please". As Emily goes to end the message, she stumbles over "I love..." before recovering and telling Paige, "I'd love to hear from you. I hope you're alright".

Taking This One to the Grave

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At Rosewood High School, Paige approaches Emily who is at her locker, and picks up a book Emily has dropped. After handing the book back to Emily, and Emily thanks her, Paige asks if she’s ready for Thanksgiving. Emily tells her she’s not really, no, explaining that her family usually decorate early for Christmas and this year she’s totally behind. Paige tells Emily that if she needs any help, before Emily asks Paige how her night was, “the one you got all dressed up for”. Paige explains that it was a costume thing, “mine didn’t really fit”, before she and Emily share a telling look. Emily mentions that they never had their talk, and after Paige says she’s tired of talking, she leans in to kiss Emily.Paige is setting Christmas decorations up on the second floor balcony of the Fields residence. Paige calls out to Emily to see if the snowman figure is in the correct position, to which Emily tells her it needs to go a little to the right, her right not Snowy’s right. Paige questions, “Snowy?”, Emily tells her yeah, “I named him when I was three”. Emily goes on to say that two penguin figures are Pingy and Wingy. When Emily questions where Jesus is, Paige lifts him up and tells her that he’s up on the balcony with her.

While Emily is talking with Hanna and Caleb, Paige calls out to her asking for her to grab the staple gun.In her bedroom, Emily is on the phone with Paige, telling her that she’s sure it’s nothing, “just a scratchy throat”. Going on, Emily explains that she was just about to crawl into bed. As Paige says something, Emily tells her that she will, “thanks, Paige”. Pulling up in front of Emily’s house, Paige gets out of her car and starts walking towards the front door, when she spies Cindy and Mindy parked down the street.Paige walks up to Emily, who is with the other girls, in the Brew, and says that she needs to talk with her. Emily starts to say that now is not a good time, but Paige talks over her, telling her, “I brought you some soup last night, because you said you weren’t feeling well”, and when Emily begins to stutter and say that she lied, because…, Paige tells her to explain it all later. Paige tells Emily and the other girls that she saw Alison leaving, and that Cindy and Mindy were her ride. Going on, Paige says that they drove Alison out to some abandoned farm and that there had to be at least a dozen cars out there, “guys, Ali is building an army of her own”.Standing by a police vehicle as the Vanderwaal house is taped off as a crime scene, Emily and Paige, along with Hanna and Caleb, and Aria and Ezra, stand huddled together, visibly upset and shaken. Emily and Paige listen on as Detective Holbrook tells the waiting press that while the investigation is ongoing, they have ruled what has happened a homicide and that Mona Vanderwaal was murdered.

How the 'A' Stole Christmas

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Emily and Paige are part of the school choir who are singing Christmas songs for Shady Days Nursing Home, along with Lucas, Sydney and Jenna.Emily walks over to Paige who is having an intense conversation on the phone. As Paige hangs up, Emily asks what’s wrong, and Paige tells her nothing, before adding that her parents want her to go to California after Christmas. Confused, Emily says that it sounds like a fun winter break, before Aria walks past and tells both Emily and Paige to look up. As they do, they find that they’re standing underneath a piece of mistletoe, and the two share a kiss.At the Masquerade Ice Ball, Paige and Emily, along with Aria and Ezra, and Hanna and Caleb, slow dance under the lit up gazebo, until everyone turns their attention to the top of the staircase. Walking to the edge of the gazebo, Paige, Emily, the other couples and Spencer watch as Alison, followed by four other girls, make their grand entrance. Emily and Paige, along with Ezra, Aria and Caleb discuss the possibility that Holbrook was the one who Aria saw Alison kissing. Paige listens Emily explains that CeCe showed up in New York that night, and Alison helped get her out of the country. In the Hastings’ living room, Paige, Emily and the other couples listens as Toby says that the letter Hanna found proves that Alison knew Bethany, and that it may create enough reasonable doubt to clear Spencer’s name. As the clock strikes midnight, Emily and Paige squeeze their held hands, before Paige kisses Emily’s hand.Paige, Ezra, Toby and Caleb appear on the Hastings’ staircase wearing Santa boxers, surprising their partners, "Merry Christmas".

Emily and Paige walk into the Hastings’ kitchen with armfuls of produce as everyone else huddles around the island bench.Paige is looking out a window when Emily walks over to her and asks if she’s okay. Paige tells Emily that her parents don’t think Rosewood is a safe place anymore, “they don’t want me to visit California. They want me to move there”. Emily questions if she’s leaving before graduation, and Paige explains that she’ll have enough credits by the end of Spring quarter. As Emily says that she thought they had more time, Paige wraps her in a hug. Emily, Paige and the others sit at the table, as Ezra serves up Christmas chicken. As Ezra sits down, Aria tells them that they should all say a prayer, and they link hands with one another.Laughing and enjoying each others company, everyone starts to serve their plates with food.Paige listens as Emily toasts to their family, may they always stay together, before clinking glasses with everyone. Suddenly everyone hears the sound of bells and something falling down the chimney. Getting up from the table, everyone heads outside where they find a Christmas tree all lit up in Spencer’s backyard. As they’re admiring the tree, snow starts falling and a message over Spencer’s barn lights up, “Merry Christmas, Bitches. –A”.

Through a Glass, Darkly

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In Emily’s bedroom, Paige lays against Emily’s shoulder, and is asked if she has finished packing. Paige tells her that she is, and it’s then that Emily mentions that she thought that after three months she’d get used to the idea of Paige leaving, “but I haven’t”. Paige says that she hadn’t either, and when Emily says that she’ll miss graduation, Paige tells her that her parents think it’s just a technically. Emily comments that Paige will also miss prom, “that was a technically I was looking forward to”. After pausing for a beat, Emily suggests that perhaps they should try and talk with Paige’s parents again, and shaking her head, Paige says that her parents can’t hear anything, “I have enough credits to leave early and that’s all that counts”. Paige adds that her parents want her somewhere safe, and when Emily says that “California has earthquakes”, Paige tells Emily that she had pointed that out, “didn’t work though”. Emily says that she’ll take Paige to the airport, and when Paige tries to tell her that her parents are taking her there and that Emily doesn’t have to do that, Emily says that she doesn’t have to, “I want to”. Sitting up, Paige looks at Emily, who questions her, before Paige takes a moment, “I heard a song the other day. Old song. Girl says, your eyes, it’s a day’s work just to look into them”. Emily rushes through the airport to Paige’s departure gate, but is stopped in her tracks when she finds the gate lounge empty. Emily starts to become upset when she desperately looks out the window, before noticing Paige’s reflection coming up behind her. Turning to face Paige, Emily rushes over to hug her, commenting that Paige is here, “you changed your mind”. Paige explains that the airline changed her gate, and her flight is boarding now, before questioning how Emily got passed security. Looking down at a plane ticket in her hands, Emily says that she bought a $69 flight to Atlantic City. Emily mentions that Paige doesn’t have to go, “they arrested Alison for killing Mona. She’s now in jail”, but Paige says Alison won’t stay there. Emily comments that she will, and therefore Paige needs to tell her parents that she can stay, it’s safe now.

Tearing up, Paige tells Emily she has to go, and when Emily says doesn’t, Paige says she does, “I’ve thought about this for months, and I do”. Emily questions why, and Paige explains that first it’s because her parents want her to, and when Emily mentions that they can fight that, Paige says she doesn’t want to fight anymore. Saying that she’s tired of fighting, Paige shrugs and says that she’s used so much energy fighting and being afraid, “I’m worried I’m not going to have anything left to just live”. Paige says that Emily knows what she means, and fighting back tears, Emily tells her that she gets it, “I guess I do”. Paige says that maybe it’s not such a bad idea to do, and when Emily says that it’s a terrible idea, Paige mentions it’s not if they decide to pretend it’s a good idea. As a final boarding announcement for the 214 flight to San Francisco is called over the PA, Emily begs Paige not to go. When Paige says that she has to, Emily tells her to take another flight, but Paige says it’s not going to be any easier tomorrow. Emily says that it isn’t fair, and saying that maybe it’s not, Paige tells her that right now, this is what is supposed to happen with them. With a final goodbye kiss and hug, Emily watches as Paige picks up her duffle bag and walks out of the gate lounge.

Fresh Meat Emily thinks that she and Paige are growing apart and so wants earn enough money to buy a plane ticket to California, since her mother won't let her touch her college savings, to go see Paige over spring break. Emily tells Aria that she is evening thinking about going to a liberal arts college in Oregon to stay close to Paige. For the extra cash, Emily gets Ezra to hire her to cater the grand opening of The Brew after his chef quit.The next day, Emily is upset and mentions to Aria that Paige hasn't written back to her in a long time. She even breaks down in front of Talia, the new chef at The Brew because Paige won’t return her phone calls or e-mails.

Over a Barrel

When the girls are The Brew discussing the knife found in Mona's backyard, Spencer notices that Emily has an envelope addressed to Paige with her. Spencer offers to mail it for her if Emily is having a hard time letting go, but Emily tells her that she is not holding on to Piage and that she is just mailing the things she found belonging to Paige. She tells them that she isn't going to visit Paige during spring break as Paige wanted some space.Talia suggests to Emily that they should ask Ezra for uniforms, something 'neater', pointing to the hole in Emily's T-shirt, which annoys Emily. After some time, Talia asks Emily if the shirt she’s wearing is a gift from her ex since she is so defensive about it. Emily tries to dismiss it but Talia tells her it can be hard to move on from someone you love and that Emily should try and reinvent herself. But Emily replies that she isn't ready for change. Later, in Emily’s room, she stitches up the hole in her T-shirt and puts in the envelope she is going to mail to Paige.

Dating Timeline

First Relationship

  • Started: "A Person of Interest" (1x19)
  • Reason: Paige and Emily meet at Hungry Owl Tavern (the Karoke Bar) and discuss Paige kissing Emily and the two bond instantly. Emily, who has been thinking about the kiss, reciprocates Paige's feelings.
  • Ended: "A Person of Interest "(1x19)
  • Reason: Paige is still afraid to come out and worries people will think she and Emily are dating. Not wanting to go back to being closeted, Emily tells Paige they should just be friends.

Second Relationship

  • Started: "Someone to Watch Over Me"(1x20)
  • Reason: Paige confesses to Emily that she is terrified of coming out. Emily comforts her by telling Paige about how, when she was pretending to be straight, she would look for guys like Paige, who were confident and brave. The two then kiss.
  • Ended: "Monsters in the End"(1x21)
  • Reason: Emily ends the relationship with Paige because she doesn't want to be Paige's secret.

Third Relationship

  • Started: "Stolen Kisses"(3x8)
  • Reason: Emily is finally ready to accept someone into her life after Maya's death. Realizing she still has feelings for Paige, she goes to visit her and the two rekindle their relationship.
  • Ended: "Unbridled"(4x23)
  • Reason: Paige betrays Emily by giving the cops information on Alison.

Fourth Relationship

  • Started: "Taking This One to the Grave" (5x12)
  • Reason: Emily wants to talk about their relationship, but Paige says that she is tired of talking and kisses her.
  • Ended: Between "Fresh Meat" (5x15) and "Over a Barrel" (5x16)
  • Reason: Paige moves to California and tells Emily she needs space.

Fifth Relationship

  • Started: "Power Play" (7x14)
  • Reason: Paige kisses Emily and announces that she is not taking the swim coach position at University of Lowa.
  • Ended: "In the Eye Abides the Heart" (7x15)
  • Reason: Emily has decided to have the baby with Alison and Paige thinks they would be unhappy even if they tried to work things out.

Threats to Paily


  • Paige - Paige, being closeted, struggled with both her feelings for Emily and her fear of coming out. Paige tried briefly to date Sean, but realized she just felt "phony" when she was on a date with him. Her struggle with her sexuality is what eventually lead Emily to break up with her in "Monsters in the End", not wanting to be Paige's secret.
  • Samara - Emily first met Samara when attempting to help Paige deal with her sexuality and come out (Samara being the head of a nearby private school's Gay-Straight Alliance). Tired of Paige's issues with coming out, Emily was charmed by Samara's flirtatious comments, and later broke up with Paige to peruse Samara.
  • A - The A-Team tried to frame Paige for killing Maya, but ultimately failed.
  • Spencer, Hanna, Aria - Emily's friends decided Paige was "A" (and possibly Maya and Alison's killer) after finding evidence planted by A and learning that Paige used to be bullied by Alison. Their claims of Paige's guilt caused a rift in their friendship with Emily; after realizing they had been deceived by A and discovered Nate had killed Maya, the girls later apologized.
  • Shana - Emily grew jealous after seeing Paige and Shana interacting and suspected there was a history between them. Paige eventually explained that she had dated Shana for three weeks while Emily was in Haiti, but that she had no feelings for Shana and only wanted to be with Emily.
  • Alison - Alison was Emily's first kiss and love and Paige's bitter enemy. Now that she is alive, she is a major threat to their already failing relationship.

Paily Soundtrack:

  • "Guys Like Paige" by Joel J. Richard (an instrumental piece created specifically for the show. The song plays during several Paily scenes, including Paige's rain apology (Je Suis une Amie); Emily and Paige's window seat kiss in (Someone to Watch Over Me); Paige tells Emily about coming out to her parents (Breaking the Code); Paige and Emily's kiss (Stolen Kisses); Emily and Paige's romantic scene (This Is A Dark Ride); Paige tells Emily she loves her (Hot Water).
  • "Won't Apologize" by Selena Gomez (Emily and Paige swim together in Je Suis une Amie).
  • "So What" by Pink (Paige and Emily sing karaoke in A Person of Interest).
  • "Glitter in the Air by Pink (Emily and Paige share there "first" kiss in A Person of Interest).
  • "Moth's Wings by Passion Pit (Emily and Paige picnic in the woods in A Person of Interest).
  • "Whisper" by Perrin Lamb (Emily and Paige talk about Maya and Paige attempts to kiss Emily in Breaking the Code).
  • "Days I Regret" by Allie Moss (Emily and Paige talk at the masquerade ball in UnmAsked).
  • "The Riot's Gone by Santigold (Emily and Paige swim together, having rekindled their romance in Stolen Kisses).
  • "No Such Thing As Time by Elenowen (Emily and Paige talk outside school during lunch in What Lies Beneath).
  • "If I Lose Myself" by One Republic (Emily tells Paige that she loves her for the first time in A is for A-l-i-v-e).

Memorable Places/Items

  • Emily's Car - This is where Paige and Emily shared their first kiss. This was also Paige's first time kissing a girl.
  • The Hungry Owl Tavern - Emily and Paige go on their first date and sing karaoke.
  • Swimming Pool - Both being swimmers, Emily and Paige share many moments in or near the Rosewood High pool. When they begin dating, they kiss by Paige's pool.
  • Emily's Bedroom: This is where Paige first admits that she is gay. It is also where Paige tells Emily she loves her, and where the two exchange mutual "I love you's" for the first time.


  • They are both great swimmers.
  • Before Paige, Emily was the one who tend to get attracted towards other women. Hence, going out with Paige, who was drawn to her instead, was a whole new experience for Emily.
  • In "Someone to Watch Over Me" Emily tells Paige that when she was still pretending to be straight, she would look for guys like Paige.
  • In "Single Fright Female" it's revealed that Paige had a crush on Emily before the Pilot.
  • Oliver, in an EW interview, stated that for Emily (as the rest of the girls) competition for her affections is coming up. However, many of these romantic interests “don’t surface maybe till we’re deep in [season] 4A, sometimes earlier than that."
  • This is Emily's longest relationship so far.
  • Paige is the first girlfriend that Emily trusted about A.
  • Paige was the first to say "I love you", but in "A is for A-L-I-V-E" was when they both said to each other.
  • Emily is the first person that Paige opened up about being bullied by Ali.
  • Emily takes off her Ali bracelet when she starts dating Paige.

Deleted Scenes

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Season 1: In "Je Suis Une Ami" as Emily walks out of the locker room, she sees Paige in the gym running on a treadmill and walks over to the door for a closer look, slightly smiling as she watches Paige workout. After a few seconds of watching, Emily walks away. Also later on in the episode we see Emily on the phone, she has called Paige and it has gone to voicemail. Emily then says that if Paige ever needs to talk about anything, anything at all, she's always available.

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Season 3: Paige is talking to Emily after Swim Practice. Paige is sitting on top of a table and reassures the coach that she will help Emily get back to what she was last swimming season. Paige tells Emily they can workout at Paige's pool anytime and Emily flirtingly tells her they wouldn't get much swimming done, Paige laughs and agrees. Paige then assures her that she will be better in no time and that she just needs to shake of some rust. Emily then thanks Paige for convincing her to stay on the team and Paige says that it wasn't a problem as she gets to see her everyday now. Emily then walks off as her mother is waiting for her and Paige stares lovingly at Emily walking away.

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In "Single Fright Female" Emily gets a text from Hanna just as Paige walks into Emily's bedroom with Chinese. Paige says hello and apologies for taking so long with the Chinese as it was busy. Emily lays down on her bed in an exhausted matter and Paige comments on her low-blood sugar and says she definitely needs to "mainline some noodles, 'stat'". Emily claims she's fine and brings up that Hanna is bothering her to go Paige saying to Emily, "I don't want them to be afraid of me".


Emily [to Paige]: I haven't been with anyone since Maya. I haven't even thought about it. At least, I didn't think I was thinking about it. I was drunk that night, and I got lost. Only, I didn't really get lost. I was looking for something. I was looking for somebody. And I came here. Don't look away.

Paige: Sometimes I'm still amazed that you're with me.
Emily: I'm amazed that you're with me.
Paige: You mean sometimes things actually work out?
Emily: Sometimes, yeah. When nobody's watching. Things work out.

Emily [to Paige]: Just give me a kiss okay?

Paige [to Emily]: Unpredictable can be good. Look at us.

Emily: I really love you.
Paige: I love you too.

Paige: Okay, truth. What would you change?
Emily: Well, I, um I'd push the beds a little closer together.

Paige [to Emily]: They're gonna want you, Maybe not as much as I do, but that's a good thing.

Emily [to Paige]: I want to live in that room on your computer, and I want to be with you, only you, away from this town. Just you and me together, safe, and starting a real life.

Paige: Don't you want to live in a place where you're not afraid of the dark? In a place where I don't always have to be afraid for you?
Emily: Yes.
Paige: Yes?
Emily: I want to go. I want to be with you.

Paige [to Emily]: We'll live together, and you can decorate the place however you want. We'll study on the beach. Spend weekends in San Francisco, and how much fun would it be to drive across country? You, me, donuts and diners.

Paige: Emily, you can trust me with your life.

Paige [to Emily]: There's nothing I wouldn't do to protect you.

Emily [to Paige]: With all these terrible things in my life right now why do I feel so lucky?

Paige [about her parents]: They want me somewhere safe.
Emily: California has earthquakes.