The Perfectionists explained Emily and Alison's 'break up' and it's sad af

22 March 2019, 17:58 | Updated: 22 March 2019, 18:07

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Are Emily and Alison together in The Perfectionists? At the end of Pretty Little Liars, Emily and Alison were happy and raising the twins. Now, Emily and Alison are not together and Alison is far from the twins. Here's how episode one of The Perfectionists explained Emily and Alison's relationship.

Pretty Little Liars spin off, The Perfectionists, landed on Freeform this week, much to the excitement of fans who followed the original PLL series for seven years. Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish reprised their roles as Alison and Mona. When we are reintroduced to the pair, we learn that they are now working at the prestigious Beacon Heights University. However, it's the life Alison left in Rosewood that has fans curious. What's going on with Emily and the twins?

When PLL wrapped its seventh and final season, fans were sure that Emily (Shay Mitchell), Alison, and the twins would finally get their happily ever after.

Freeform's Pretty Little Liars - Season Seven
Freeform's Pretty Little Liars - Season Seven. Picture: Getty

But, as we can see, Alison is now at Beacon Heights and, unfortunately, Emily and the twins aren't exactly part of the new equation.

So, are Emily and Alison still together?

Showrunner Marlene King explained to TVLine how exactly they handled the separation of the fan favourite couple.

"When we left them, they were so happy. What would truly break them apart? When we looked back at the show, the one thing they always bumped up against was trust," she told the publication. King also said the situation would be explored further.

"Emily loves me, she just can't get past the past," Alison explains to Mona early in the first episode.

When Mona replies that she thought they were a happy couple, Alison says, "we are. And then we're not. It always comes back to trust."

Alison The Perfectionists
Alison The Perfectionists. Picture: Freeform screenshot

As it stands, fans might have to fill in the blanks when it comes to Emison and the twins.

We bet you all caught a glimpse of the twins on Alison's phone at the beginning of the episode.

The Perfectionists Emison twins
The Perfectionists Emison twins. Picture: Freeform Screenshot

Like everyone who is tuning in to The Perfectionists, we're very excited to get caught up on the drama we missed as well as the mystery at the heart of season one. Who killed Nolan Hotchkiss?

What did you guys think of The Perfectionists episode 1?