PLL: Summer School Showrunner Reveals Imogen's Reasons for Keeping Baby

Imogen reveals to her therapist that she backed away from the adoption process due to her own struggles with postpartum anxiety. The showrunner explains that Imogen's anxiety is manifested through her stalking the parents of her baby, including Aria and Ezra.

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PLL: Summer School Showrunner Reveals Imogen's Reasons for Keeping Baby

PLL: Summer School Showrunner Reveals Imogen's Reasons for Keeping Baby

In the season 2 premiere of Pretty Little Liars: Summer School, Imogen reveals to her therapist, Dr. Sullivan, that she backed away from the adoption process because she got a "weird vibe" from Ezra. However, showrunner Lindsay Calhoon Bring explains that Imogen's decision was not solely due to Ezra's problematic history, but rather her own struggles with postpartum anxiety and a desire to keep her baby close.

"When we started season 2, we were talking about where we found Imogen at the beginning of the season and how she's processing her trauma. She's had a lot of loss. She's giving this baby up for adoption. And one of the things that she's grappling with at the beginning of our season and throughout is postpartum anxiety," Calhoon Bring told Entertainment Weekly.

Calhoon Bring explains that Imogen's anxiety is manifested through her stalking the parents of her baby, including Aria and Ezra. Dr. Sullivan notes that Imogen wants to keep her baby close, which is why she's obsessively stalking the child. This storyline allows Imogen to play out her anxieties and keep the baby close.

The article highlights the controversy surrounding Ezra and Aria's relationship in the original Pretty Little Liars series, citing that Ezra is Aria's teacher and Aria is only a teenager when the show begins. This relationship has been criticized by viewers and critics alike.

Although Lucy Hale has expressed interest in joining the Pretty Little Liars: Summer School cast, no major crossovers have been confirmed. The show streams on Max on Thursdays.

Key Takeaways

  • Imogen backs out of adoption due to postpartum anxiety, not just Ezra's past.
  • Imogen's anxiety manifests as stalking the adoptive parents, Aria and Ezra.
  • Ezra's problematic past includes a controversial relationship with Aria.
  • Lucy Hale is interested in joining the show, but no crossovers are confirmed.
  • Pretty Little Liars: Summer School streams on Max on Thursdays.