|“||I have always thought Ezra was the person you were afraid of.||”|
— Jake to Aria
Appearance and Personality
Jake is described as an attractive Martial Arts instructor, who is patient, sensitive and insightful and is one of those guys who is calm and well-mannered which are charming qualities to Aria, so he steals her attention right away.
Jake has light skin and brown eyes. He is also very muscular, as shown by his built body. He also has brown hair and is significantly taller than Aria. Due to his sensitive nature, he also accepted the relationship that Aria and Ezra had, which he already expressed to Aria.
Aria when she comes to his Martial Arts studio looking for Holden to learn self defense. Aria is jumpy, having just been nearly run over, and Jake agrees to begin private lessons the next day. During their lesson Jake tries to get Aria to be comfortable in her own skin. He continues instructing her even after their time is up. After successfully completing a maneuver, Aria impulsively kisses Jake then runs out of the studio. Later, Jake comes by Aria's house to talk to her. He says he was surprised but he is interested in seeing her and when he's leaving Aria agrees to go for coffee. her mom, and go convince her to go to Austria. Jake asks her if she's okay, but she's scared that if her mom stays in Rosewood, that she will get hurt by "A."
At the Brew, Aria talks about Jake a little to Spencer. Spencer teases her by having no emotion when she talks about Jake, because of how vaguely Aria responded when the other girls asked her how Jake is previously.Later on, Aria explains the whole situation and story about Ezra. Jake tells her that she isn't done with Ezra, but Aria assures him that she really is, and has to be. Aria kisses Jake. He asks her if she really wants to be with somebody who kisses her after telling a story like that. It's unknown if they're dating now, but they might be.
Later, Aria finds Emily and asks where Spencer is. They go outside and find Jake.
After saving Jenna, Aria and Jake go home. Aria makes him a hot drink and they talk about what happened with Jenna. The conversation changes and becomes about their relationship. He suggests that she lets someone else into her life, and they have a moment before they share their first kiss as a couple. Their kiss soon turns to them making out.
Aria goes to Jake's match. She ignores Ezra's call when she's outside of the match. Later, they're eating on the stairs at night. Jake begins to talk about how his lip cut stings when he eats, and Aria mocks him about not being able to handle it. She then mocks him about how small the cut is. She begins to "challenge" him to see if she can make his cut hurt, and she does this by kissing him. She asks if it hurts, and he shakes his head. She tries a few times, until Jake shows her how, by pulling her in for a really deep kiss.
He takes Aria to a hoedown dance. He later confronts Ezra, telling him to back off of him and Aria. Also to let Aria enjoy her senior year without him breathing down her neck. Aria and Jake dance together.
After having had dinner, Aria and Jake watch a movie afterwards, in which Jake falls asleep as result of boredom. Once awake, Jake tells Aria dinner and a movie gets to him all the time and that they should watch the rest of it later. Jake then tells her he's leaving as he needs to get some rest; much to the dismay of Aria who goes to the Brew and cheats on him by kissing Ezra.
Initially, Jake made plans to go out to eat with Aria. She declined and then told him that she wanted to break up with him. Jake then realizes she likes Ezra and she tells him that they have more of a history. She offers to be friends, but he says no and that he has to think about it longer. Later, Jake saw Ezra screaming at a blonde girl in a car right while he was walking by the Grille.
Aria returns to his house to give back the piece of jewelry. Jake then tells her that he saw Ezra yelling at the blonde near the Grille, but Aria doesn't believe him, and tells him Ezra told her he was in Philly. He then tells Aria that maybe Ezra is the one she's afraid of and to be careful around him.
Later, Jake is seen throwing punches at a dummy, and goes to his punching bag. But while he is kicking it, he feels massive pain as his foot is cut open by knives hidden inside.
Season 4 (9/24)
- Turn of the Shoe
- Cat's Cradle
- Face Time
- The Guilty Girl's Handbook
- Into the Deep
- The Mirror Has Three Faces
- Bring Down the Hoe
- Now You See Me, Now You Don't
- Close Encounters