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As you mature and the audience matures as Pretty Little Liars goes on, is the show going to reflect that? Is it going to get even more edgy?

Prety Little Liars, 1.17 - Troian Bellisario
Pretty Little Liars - Episode 1.17 'The New Normal' - Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario) © ABC Family

Troian: I certainly hope so.

Shay: I think so. We’ve always pushed it a little bit.

It’s a lot more than anybody really expected. They’re always like, ‘Oh my gosh, but you guys are on ABC Family.

You’re doing this, this and that.’ I think even now, we’ve even pushed it a little bit more for Pretty Little Liars season two.

I think for season three and hopefully continuing, it will continue to push it as our audience matures and as the girls do.

How is Emily’s love life going to be developed on Pretty Little Liars?

Shay: I think at the beginning, obviously, Emily was discovering who she was and figuring that part out. And now that she’s become a lot more aware of what she likes and just who she is.

She’s just wanting to test the waters out with these wonderful different relationships that she has.

Unfortunately Maya got sent away. But now Paige and Samara are in the picture. But then again with Emily moving, I don’t know if she really wants to start anything up that’s going to be serious that she’ll have to break up again.

So that’s kind of where she stands right now. But she’s having fun.

When does the first big, ‘Oh my God,’ moment kick in? Does it take its time to build up or does it jump right in?

Prety Little Liars, 2.02 - Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale
Pretty Little Liars - Episode 2.02 'The Goodbye Look' - Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario), Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell), Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson) and Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale) © ABC Family

Troian: That would be [right away]. It was weird for us to film it because we had to go back to the same costumes, the same night. It literally picks up right where we left off and what happens to the girls.

Is this season bigger and better than last season?

Shay: I definitely think so. It’s hard for me to say it’s bigger and better because I loved the first season. And I think it was so amazing, all the episodes.

But really, I’m just amazed with how the writers continue to push the limits and everything and add more of the intensity to each of the episodes.

Fans of Pretty Little Liars are saying that it’s departing more and more from the books.

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Pretty Little Liars - Episode 2.04 'Blind Dates' - Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario) and Samara (Claire Holt) © ABC Family

Troian: It has to depart from them simply because we are making so many episodes a season.

We want to be able to push and maneuver our way within storylines. And we want to save some of the really amazing plot points in the books, hopefully for future seasons.

We came out of our room and Sara Shepard (the author of the books) was wandering around the halls. It was so amazing to see her. And she was so excited. And her mom was like, ‘I love everything you guys do on the show.’

So if Sara Shepard’s mom is cool with what we’re doing then I think the fans can be cool!

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Judy Sloane

Judy is Film Review Online's regular Los Angeles based reporter.