In the season finale of the first half of Pretty Little Liars’ 7th season, relationships were mended and Hanna Marin and Caleb Rivers otherwise known as #Haleb reunited in one of the most beautifully crafted love scenes, I’ve ever seen done on a teen drama television show.
Take a look:
The tension had been building between these two characters for quite some time. I’ve spoken about this couple’s recent storyline a little bit in my post- The Little Moments Count where I feature a scene that inspired the post. In it I voice my opinion on the whole Hanna, Caleb, Spencer triangle and I said- “Caleb you need to step up your game if you want to be deserving of Hanna; the PLL Queen.“
Well friends, watch that scene and tell if you think he did!
Because OH MY GOD! He did!
The speech he hit her with was EPIC! The way he’s so adamant about staying with her; “So I hate to break it to you girl, but your stuck with me.” Ahhh #Sexy. The way he calls her out on her bullshit! YASSSS!!!!! Finally. Caleb Rivers there you are. Welcome to the party. #TheRealCalebRiversFinallyStoodUp The way he basically lists off all the sloppy habits Hanna has, because he knows her so well. And then the way he just throws in the big whopper “You won’t admit that we’re meant to spend the rest of our lives together,” admist all that. He just slides it on in, like it’s no big deal. And I died! So damn good, and then it’s followed by him sauntering up to Hanna with “I never want to spend another day without you- ever. For the rest of my life.”Cue the kisses/love scene. #DYING #FANGIRLING #THATWASBASICALLYAPROPOSAL
The bickering nature of their fight was everything Haleb is known for. A couple who bickers at eachother over almost everything, but who also loves each other like crazy. It’s how Hanna is and Caleb knows that in order to get through to her stubborn exterior he has to lay it on thick. He has to fight with her, for her. And well, folks, it’s about damn time!
I knew all those cutesy cringeworthy scenes Caleb had with Spencer couldn’t even touch what he had with Hanna. Those scenes would kill me but if you see how he acts with Hanna, you know that it’s just not the same. There’s a way he looks at her, that will melt your heart like @ the 2:35 mark . Especially when it concerns her safety, he will freak the F out, to protect her. And let’s be real Spencer told him, she loved him, and he basically diverted the conversation because well um yea he loves HANNA.
Anyway, I can rant all night long, because that was such a stupid storyline, I still can’t believe they even tried to pull that.
In other news, this collection of scenes really were just so amazing, their chemistry is so natural and so realistic that it pops onscreen. The lighting, the flickering fire, the shaggy white carpet…perfection. I also love love love how Caleb kisses her wound on her back. Hanna was kidnapped and abused by A or someone working for A and Caleb was a full on mess. When she got back, things were very weird between them, but they eventually found a way to be friends. But Hanna had been dealing with the post partum type of feelings after going through such a traumatic experience. She would get these scary flashbacks and instead of confiding in friends, she retreated. These scars were never seen by others. But in this moment Hanna is stripped down and vulnerable and let’s him see without hesitation and in return Caleb handles it beautifully, making sure to make her feel safe with him. Something Hanna previously admitted to him, that she always feels safe with him.
As someone who has been so sick of this show and the whole A-game, I can safely say I stuck around for them, for Haleb and for Ezria (Ezra & Aria). I have to see this show through, because Haleb is worth it, and now with the new declarations and developments the last 10 episodes of the series premiering in April 2017 are sure to be interesting. Pretty Little Liars may be ending for good, but I am sure that Haleb has a bright future.