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I’m just curious, do you ever wonder when you became the very thing you’re afraid of?
Paige to Mona Vanderwaal
Paige McCullers
General Information





Hair Color:

Brown Ombre

Eye Color:

Dark Brown

Marital Status:



May 18th, 1994




Student (formerly)


Pigskin (by Alison DiLaurentis and CeCe Drake)


Nick McCullers (father)
Alan (grandfather, deceased)
Unnamed Aunt


Emily Fields (ex girlfriend; in love with)
Shana Fring (Ex-Girlfriend; deceased)
Sean Ackard (went on a date/kissed)


Hanna Marin
Spencer Hastings
Aria Montgomery
Ezra Fitz
Toby Cavanaugh
Caleb Rivers
Mona Vanderwaal
Lucas Gottesman


Alison DiLaurentis


Alison DiLaurentis
CeCe Drake
Nate St. Germain/Lyndon James
Series Information


Field Hockey


Rosewood High School
Series Information


-Is lesbian (exposed)
-Was with Emily "that night" (exposed)
-Always had a crush on Emily (exposed)
-Was in a feud with/bullied by Alison (exposed)
-Knows of the new 'A' (exposed by Emily)
-Dated Shana (exposed to Emily)
-Left the police a note telling them that Alison was alive and where to find her (exposed to Emily)
-Teamed up with Caleb to stop 'A' (exposed to Hanna)
- Was close to suicide because of Alison (exposed)



First appearance:

If At First You Don't Succeed, Lie, Lie Again

Latest appearance:

The DArkest Knight

Portrayed By:

Lindsey Shaw

Paige McCullers is a character in Pretty Little Liars television series on ABC Family. She is portrayed by Lindsey Shaw.


Paige is a talented swimmer and a good fighter, as seen in "This Is A Dark Ride." She is part of Rosewood High School's swim team. In the absence of Emily Fields, Paige had become the top dog of the swim team and was aiming to become the swim team captain. When Emily came back, she felt threatened. She was up against Emily for the Anchor Leg and tried to sabotage Emily through intimidation. However, soon after, Paige comes out as lesbian to Emily, her long time crush, and briefly dates her. Emily ends the relationship due to Paige not wanting to come out publicly because of her father.

They eventually began dating again in "Stolen Kisses" after Paige comes out publicly and Maya is murdered. Aria, Hanna, and Spencer began to suspect Paige of being an "A" in "Single Fright Female," a belief that angered Emily, putting her in a tough situation with the Liars. In "The Lady Killer," Paige is officially cleared as an "A" despite Mona and Toby's plan to frame her for Maya's murder because Nate St. Germain/Lyndon James all but confesses to murdering Maya. This allows Spencer to begin trusting her.


If At First You Don't Succeed, Lie, Lie Again

Paige (1)
Paige makes her debut, distributing gifts to her teammate's in the girls' locker room, vying to be swim captain. She fails at winning them over with presents and a pep talk, but Coach Fulton cuts her short, embarrassing Paige mid-sentence in front of everyone. To add insult to injury, Coach Fulton lets the girls know that Emily has broken a new record and encourages the girls to be like Emily. Abashed, Paige leaves the locker room in a huff.
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After swim practice, Paige saunters over to Emily, who has just finished getting dressed. Paige teasingly picks up Emily's bra and comments "Pretty." She sarcastically congratulates Emily on the second record she's broken in two days, but Emily is unfazed by Paige's behavior and her comment about needing to test Emily for steroids. But when Paige makes a nasty comment about Emily's homosexuality, Emily gets nasty back and warns Paige that she will need to work harder if she wants to beat her. Emily then slams her locker shut and leaves.
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Later, Coach Fulton calls Paige and Emily into the locker room for a serious discussion about a homophobic comment, but Emily talks it down, not willing to divulge any details, calling it "a misunderstanding." Paige just looks on silently with a sober expression. After Emily's assurances, Coach Fulton dismisses Paige, then persists in her attempts to find out what happened. Emily insists that it is nothing and asks to leave.
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The next day, Emily swims alone at the pool, doing some practice laps. When she surfaces for air at the edge of the pool, a hand forces her back in, nearly drowning her. Emily fights back, finally managing to remove her goggles and scream defiantly at—Paige. Unabashed, Paige accuses Emily of trying to replace her, as Coach Fulton has changed the two teammates places in the lineup, making Emily the new anchor. Emily barks that Paige should take her beef to Coach Fulton, not her, and Paige mocks Emily for seemingly having done that already.

Je Suis une Amie

Paige (5)
Paige and Emily tie for best time, so it is yet undetermined who will serve as anchor the following day. So, Coach Fulton arranges for a swim-off the following morning to figure it out later. Emily is patient, but Paige is not and snaps at Emily unprovoked.
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Paige shows up at Emily's doorstep, late that night, soaked from the pouring rain. She apologizes to Emily for blowing up at her and seems very repentant. Emily is moved, though unsure how to react. The next morning in the locker room, Coach Fulton lets Emily know that she will be anchor today, as the swim off is canceled due to Paige's having gotten into a minor bicycle accident on her way home in the rain the night before.
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After the meet, Emily and Paige talk to each other, alone by the poolside. It seems that Emily had tried to contact Paige, but the latter hadn't returned her phone calls, not knowing what to say. Paige also reveals what she felt at the moment of her bike accident in the rain: an ironic sense of relief that she didn't have to swim. Emily lets Paige know that she has been there too; she tells her new friend that the way she got over not wanting to swim any longer was by starting to do it for fun, instead of for others. She encourages Paige to try it, and the two go for a casual swim together.

The New Normal

Paige (8)
Nick McCullers, Paige’s father, makes an entrance in the cafeteria where all the students are sitting and demands to see Coach Fulton. Ezra rises, taking in Mr. McCullers barking tone. He offers to walk him out to the principal's office, but apparently he's already been there, complaining that Emily has been given special treatment on the swim team because she’s gay. Before Mr. McCullers can repeat his allegation, Ezra reminds him that the students are watching and escorts him into the hallway, thus diffusing the situation. The student body looks on, scandalized, and Paige disappears quickly, utterly humiliated.

Paige (9)
After lunch, Paige corners Emily and begs her to believe her that she had nothing to do with her father's display. Emily thinks that it's because she's gay, but Paige tells her that's not it. Emily leaves, saying she needs to go to class.

Paige (10)
As Emily is about to drive home, Paige gets into the car and says that Emily has it so easy. Emily goes off on her, but she is shut up with a kiss. Emily is in shock and all Paige can say is “don’t tell” before getting out of the car.

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After that, Paige avoids Emily, not knowing quite how to deal with the fact that she's kissed her. She goes so far as to swim later at night, knowing Emily is only there in the mornings. Paige makes up a story about her aunt, but Emily calls her out on her behavior. Emily tries to push the issue, but Paige would just have Emily forget it. Emily replies "Consider it forgotten."

A Person of Interest

Paige (12)
Later that night, Paige ask Emily to meet her in a secluded pub where no one knows them and talk about what happened. Emily meets her there and Paige gets Emily to get up and sing karaoke. When they leave, Emily kisses Paige out in the parking lot.

Paige (13)
The next day, Emily goes to meet Paige for a picnic, and the two girls lie on the grass together in the sunshine, but when Emily suggests attending a concert together, Paige refuses because they might be seen together. Paige says she doesn't mean to hurt Emily's feelings, but Emily walks away, not ready to go back into the closet.

Someone to Watch Over Me

Paige (14)
Sean and Paige share a table and jokes in the lunch room, clearly flirting with each other. Emily can’t help but wonder if there could ever be a future between her and Paige. Later, Emily confronts Paige about her relationship with Sean; after all, Paige did kiss her. However, Paige acts nonchalant and seems to be looking forward to their date, distancing herself from Emily.

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After the date, Paige texts Emily and goes over and talks about her date and says that the whole date felt like it was phony and wasn't real. Then she says that if she comes out then the whole world will change, and Emily says yeah, it will. Emily explains that before she was out that she would pick out people like Paige who would pull her up on stage and sing because that's something she would not have done. Then they start kissing.

Monsters in the End

Paige (16)
Paige gets tickets for her and Emily, but also for a boy as insurance against people thinking they are on a date. Paige thinks its a great idea, but Emily doesn't like it. She is disappointed that Paige still doesn't want to be seen alone in public with her. Paige promises she's trying by telling Emily she has looked up ways to come out to her family and local support groups. Emily is very supportive and offers to go along with Paige to meet with a local Pride group member.

Paige (17)
Later, Emily goes to the Grille for Paige's meeting with a Sheridan Prep Pride Group representative, but Paige doesn't show up, so Emily meets Samara, the girl from the support group, alone. Samara and Emily make a connection, discussing what it was like for both of them to come out at first. Samara is not sorry that Paige has stood her up, as she had to be in the neighborhood anyway for the Rosewood Founder's Festival, there to set up a jewelry booth.

Paige (18)
The next day, at the festival, Paige gets jealous when she sees Emily with Samara, trying on earrings. Samara gives Emily the earrings for free. When Paige arrives, Samara lets her know that she can always reschedule to talk about her father. Paige doesn't apologize for standing Samara up and isn't interested in telling Emily how hot she looks in the earrings, at Samara's suggestion, feeling suddenly exposed.

Paige (19)
Paige scolds Emily for having wrongfully exposed her secret. Paige is even rude to Samara, telling her that she doesn't want to join a club, never thanking her for coming. Samara is patient with her. Emily, on the other hand, gets completely fed up with Paige's fickle attitude and tells her that it's over between them, as she doesn't want to be Paige's secret anymore. She thanks Samara and tells her it was nice meeting her friends before leaving them both.

She was mentioned by Emily in "My Name Is Trouble" and in "I Must Confess." Emily and her swim team friends watch a video of Paige swimming the winning lap at the night's swim meet in "CTRL: A".

Breaking the Code

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We finally see Paige again, sporting a new hairstyle, when she invites Emily to go around town and collect donations for the swim team with her. Emily declines initially, but when Paige pushes, mentioning how swim season is over, and Emily finally agrees.

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Emily and Paige return to school after collecting donations. Paige gets a call from her mom and refers to Emily as "just a friend." When Emily asks her about it, she admits that she came out to her parents. She thanks Emily for giving her the courage to do so. Paige also comments that she wished she'd come out sooner. Before Emily can reply, she receives a text. Paige asks if it is Maya. Before she leaves, she tells Paige that she is very happy for her.

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Later, Emily runs out of the Grille and almost collides with Paige. Paige notices that Emily is visibly upset, and tries to comfort her. She says Emily needs someone she can count on and gives her a hug. Paige tries to kiss Emily, but Emily backs away and leaves.


Paige goes to the Masquerade Ball. She and Emily sit down and have a conversation about their relationship. Paige wishes she hadn't let Emily go the first time around. In the end, they decide to be friends.

That Girl is Poison

Emily sees Paige after Hanna is too depressed to go see the new Katy Perry movie she asks Paige to go instead. Paige felt that Emily was avoiding her since Maya's death, Emily says she's sorry and wants to make it up to her. While at Emily's house Paige finds her old flask from "That Night", Emily says Paige can have it even though there's still some alcohol in it. At Jenna's birthday party, Paige becomes upset that Emily is spending time with Nate and she begins to drink Emily's flask. Later when Jenna finds Paige picking at her cupcakes she and Emily confront Paige and Paige complains that Emily doesn't have time for her, but does for Nate and is clearly drunk. Paige then falls and hits her head and after seeing she's bleeding,
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Drunk Paige falling

Nate and Emily take her to the hospital. After Paige gets stitches she apologizes to Emily and says she doesn't remember much but she's lucky she didn't need to be hospitalized, when Emily asks what she meant Paige tells her that the doctor said it wasn't the alcohol in the flask that got her drunk, they found traces of a sleeping pill in her system and resulted in her being drugged. She gives Emily back the flask and goes to call her parents.

Stolen Kisses

Emily tries to explain the incident with the sleeping pill in Paige's system. Emily goes to see Paige where she is fixing a bike, she says she hasn't been to school for a few days. Emily asks her how she is feeling, and Paige reassures her she feels better. Emily asks if she will go with her somewhere they can talk, Paige first declines, but Emily insists and Paige agrees to go with her the following day. Whilst out on a jog. Paige is running ahead of Emily who is clearly out of breath, so the two stop and talk, Emily tells Paige that the sleeping drug came from her flask, which Paige has already figured out. Emily also says that she didn't put it in there to attack Paige, she immediately believes her and asks who did, Emily says that she doesn't know. Also Paige reveals that on 'that night' Emily went to her house, Paige thought that Emily was drunk, she also reveals that Emily kissed her and Paige didn't stop her, saying that it was like a dream. Afterwards she felt guilty about taking advantage of Emily, and then when she found out that Emily was drugged she felt even worse, she steps in closer to Emily, but she walks away. Emily has a talk with Nate which helps her to realize that kissing Paige 'that night' wasn't a mistake, in fact, it was what she subconsciously wanted but she just didn't realize it. Emily goes to Paige where she is standing by the pool in her backyard, Emily explains how she hasn't been with anyone since Maya and that she didn't realize what she wanted, but while she was drugged she was looking for someone and she went to Paige, Paige is very happy about this and the two share a passionate kiss.
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Paige and Emily get back together

The two are later seen swimming together in Paige's pool. This marks the beginning of their third attempt at a relationship together.

The Kahn Game

Paige and Emily are seen and Emily is really happy for the first time since Maya. Later in Emily's house Paige enters Emily's room (when Emily is watching videos on Mayas webpage) so Emily tells Paige about
Maya's secret website but Paige understands how it feels to miss a loved one who is dead, since she lost her grandfather when she was 15. She shares a funny story about her grandfather to make Emily laugh, and then proceeds to comfort her by holding Emily in bed.

What Lies Beneath

Paige and Emily talk outside The Brew, Paige tells her how their coach won't let her swim in the relays because of her grades. But they plan for Paige to go over the Emily's house that night. Later on Paige arrives at Emily's house only to find Emily and Nate kissing. Feeling hurt and betrayed she walks down the street, dumps their food into some trash bins and knocks them over. The next day Emily tries to explain why she canceled, but doesn't mention the kiss to Paige.

Single Fright Female

CeCe tells Spencer about how Paige has a history with Alison when Paige was nicknamed "Pigskin" by Ali and that the two have had it out for each other. Spencer begins to think Paige is on the A-Team, and is cautious of her. At Emily's she asks Paige how she knew Ali, but Paige doesn't want to talk about it and says that maybe Emily's friends are trying to turn them against each other. Later CeCe tells Spencer what Paige and Ali were fighting about. Emily. In a flashback Ali sets up Paige and threatens to show it to her father. CeCe then thought Ali was possibly scared of her. Later when Emily and Paige come to help CeCe with the show, After Emily catches Spencer and Hanna searching through Paige's purse they leave. At Emily's house Paige tells Emily of her past with Alison and how she didn't have anyone at the time.

The Lady Killer

After Emily calls her, Paige and Spencer have a confrontation. After that Paige leaves school early and goes to Emily's before she leaves. Emily tells her of the new A and that her friends think she's it. Then (unknown to Emily) Paige gets a text from "A" saying to meet at the graveyard at 10pm. Or Emily get's hurt. Paige is later seen in the closet of the hotel Emily and Nate—Lyndon are staying at. She's bound and gagged as Lyndon prepares to do the Emily, what she did to him. "Take someone you love most" But before he kills Paige Caleb arrives and Emily runs out the room. Later after Lyndon's death and Caleb was shot, injuring his abdomen, Paige and Emily are questioned by the Police. Paige sees that Emily wants to go over and comfort Hanna and doesn't want to be questioned so Paige distracts them allowing Emily to go to Hanna. Spencer gives Paige an apologetic look.

This Is A Dark Ride

Paige goes to the ghost train with Emily, She and Emily share a moment but decide to spend the ride separate.
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Paily kiss

Paige later sees Spencer being attacked by the joker and fights the joker off her. Paige then goes to find Caleb and Toby, and is present when Alison's remains are found on the train.


Paige tells Emily her parents are being very strict and setting curfews for her since the lighthouse catastrophe. However Emily wants to go to a swim team party being held in the woods, and says that they'll just arrive and leave early and Paige agrees to go with Emily.

On the way to the party Paige tells Emily she needs to pull over. She seems to be having a panic attack of some kind.  Paige says she "can't do anything" since Halloween. Her parents don't actually have her on restriction, she

Paige is extremely upset.

says; she's just too terrified herself to leave her house. The death of Garrett Reynolds has her worried about the next bad thing that might happen. But even more, she fears that her acting like this was a sign of weakness and that it might get in the way of her relationship with Emily, who admires assertive women. Emily tries to calm Paige down and suggest they take a walk. When Paige and Emily return to Paige's car and finds one of the tires has been slashed. They see somebody in the trees wearing a black hoodie, and Emily takes off after them. Emily loses track of the person and Paige convinces her to return to the car.

With Paige's car out of commission, Paige crashes at Emily's place. Paige is amazed that Emily could be so brave. Emily wants her to get professional help.

Misery Loves Company

Paige and Emily are having a nice lunch at the school, when she reveals to Emily she has agreed to go see a doctor about her panic attacks. It was revealed that she was the one, on the phone with Caleb. The pair decide to find A's new lair, to take Mona down.

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno

Hanna overhears Paige on the phone with Caleb telling him that they need to come up with a better plan because Caleb putting the brain in Mona's locker didn't help. she tells him that she's going to be there at 7 and Hanna decides to follow her.

When Hanna finally finds Paige, she is at a lesbian bar. she sees Paige talking to Shana from Pretty Dirty Secrets and they are having a chat but in a flirty way. Hanna hides and run once Paige and Shana leaves.

Dead to Me

Emily mentions to Spencer that Hanna saw Paige flirting with a girl. However, Paige was just trying to get information about who bought the Queen of Hearts costume.

Hot Water

Hanna, Paige and Emily go to the Halloween store and find the Queen of Hearts Costume. At the costume shop Shana isn't thrilled that Paige didn't come alone. She tells Paige she can't give out information on past rentals. That night at Emily's home Paige admits that she had a brief relationship with Shana when Emily was working in Haiti over the summer. Paige says that she was a substitute for Emily and assures her that she has nothing to worry about and they kiss. Paige tells Emily that she loves her.

I'm Your Puppet

We discover, from Aria, that Paige is out of town.

'A' is for A-l-i-v-e


Let's go to Stanford!

Paige is excited that she got into Stanford and on a full ride. She tries to convince Emily to come with her to Stanford, insisting they'll have a new start and be away from A. Emily agrees to go and says she loves Paige who in return kisses her and tells her she loves Emily too.

Turn of the Shoe

Emily and Paige discuss changes to the room at Stanford and notices that Emily's shoulder is hurting her. She asks what happened but Emily doesn't divulge the answer. Later after Emily hits her head at a swim meet, Emily confesses about 'A' causing her shoulder injury to her, and she doesn't want Paige to be worry about her. She tells her she wants to live in a safe place together, far away from the drama, and start a real life together. Paige replies that maybe they already have, and comfortingly kisses her.

Face Time

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Emily and Paige at The Pool

Paige and Emily talk about her arm and what would happen if she could not swim any more. She claims that Emily will swim despite her fear of never swimming again. Emily claims that even with all the bad stuff happening she still feels lucky because of Paige. She takes Emily home only to discover the cops at her door.

Into the Deep

She seen walks with Emily at the park, and gave her a birthday gift, a Dominic Russo card with an appointment to meet with Emily. She asks Emily to do what she loves and with the person that she loves. She decides to throw Emily a surprise birthday party at her aunt's lake house. Paige invites the entire Rosewood Sharks Swim Team, and recruits Spencer and Aria to help out. Learning that Jenna Marshall and Shana were attending, Spencer and Aria make a plan to get Jenna away from Shana so they could find out what she knows about Alison DiLaurentis. When Emily finally arrives, she is visibly angry with Paige because she left out that Emily had a shoulder injury to Dominic Russo, but has to suppress it when the guests jump out and surprise her.

Later, Emily goes outside to sit by the lake, upset about her troubles with her injured shoulder, not being able to swim and college. Paige joins her, and tries to convince her that there's a chance that she can still swim. Emily finally comes to the realization that she probably won't end up going to Stanford University with Paige, and that they probably won't be together next year. Still upset, she and Emily decide to go in and continue the party.

After the party, Emily expresses her concerns that someone wanted to hurt Jenna so she would not reveal what she knows about Alison. Paige seems to think it was most likely an accident. Later, Paige asks Emily if she's asleep. Even though she is wide awake, she does not respond, so Paige turns off the light and gets into bed beside Emily.

Bring Down the Hoe

Paige asks Emily if they are still on for the country-themed dance that night, and Emily says she isn’t sure. Paige reads the "glowing" recommendation letter and teases that Zoe likes Emily, but Emily denies it and becomes defensive. Later, Paige texts Emily about the dance that night, but she doesn’t respond. At the dance, Paige is seen with a group of people, Emily avoids her for the night. At the end of the night, Emily realizes she doesn't want to lose Paige and get "mushy squash" as Ali had once said she would if she didn't go for what she wanted. After expressing this, Emily asks Paige to dance, and Paige accepts. Paige and Emily dance close to each other in a passionate embrace [1]

Now You See Me, Now You Don't

Paige and Emily sit outside of the school. Paige says she is thrilled for Hanna and her mom, but is worried about Emily. Emily replies that A is a terrorist and it’s working on them. She says that they now know to look out for CeCe. Paige offers for Emily to stay with her at night, and Emily happily agrees. Later at school, she and Emily enter the French club and meet Jackie, a fellow student. Jackie says that Mona called the club and said that she would be there. She is surprised that Mona hasn’t shown up, since it was her welcome back party. Later that night, Emily is at Paige’s house, looking tense. Paige tells her not to worry and that she is safe here, but Emily says she is worried about Mona. Paige says that she understands worrying about CeCe, but not Mona. Emily replies that they made Mona how she turned out to be, but Paige says that Alison did that. Emily says that they let her.

Who's In The Box?

At school Paige and Emily discuss swimming, but Paige notices that something else is on Emily’s mind, resulting in Emily lashing out at her.

Later that night Emily tells Paige that Ali let her kiss her, but that when she realized that it meant nothing to Ali, she was very hurt. She says that she doesn’t think that Ali ever loved anyone, but all she did was collect love. She says that Ali broke her heart. Paige asks if this is how she finally says good-bye to Ali, and Emily says it is.

Shadow Play

Shadow Play take place in the 1920 so the same sex (Emily and Paige who are couple) could not get married. Whenever they are romantic with each other in Shadow Play many people stare at them and the untouch each other and look away. Paige joins Emily and the Liars in some scenes.

In one scene Emily asks Paige about Shana. She says she told her everything. After their talk is over, Paige tells Emily that she will always leave first as she cannot bear the sight of Emily walking away from her.

In one scene Aria and Paige have a conversation about an old camera. Paige tells Aria about going on a canoe trip with Emily. At the End of Shadow Play, Paige and Emily have a very romantic and sweet scene in a private room where no one sees them.

She's Come Undone

Paige is having a nice time with Emily and persuades her to A little while after, Paige sees Emily talking with someone and sees a wad of cash in Em’s purse. Not until Emily tells Paige that she is trying to transport the funds to her best-friend Ali (everyone thought she was dead) is still alive! Emily giving the money to Ali comes to an dramatic halt when Paige tells Emily promise to stop any and all communication with Alison and her liaisons. Em agrees on one condition – that she delivers the cash she has in her purse to Ali. Paige is relieved, but Emily is upset. Paige betrays Emily by leaving a note in Officer Gabriel Holbrook's car saying Alison DiLaurentis is alive.


Emily breaks up with her after she finds out Paige revealed that Alison was still alive. She claims she did it to protect Emily, but Emily retort that Paige did it for revenge.

EscApe From New York

Paige is seen in the Brew with Mona, as she is creating 'Mona's Army', a group of people who were victimized by Alison prior to her disappearance. Paige is hesitant of joining the group, insisting she is no longer afraid of Alison, even when Mona reminds Paige of the nickname Alison have given her - "Pigskin". Still not interesting in joining, Paige decides to leave, but as Melissa Hastings enters, she shuts the door and re-joins the conversation.

Surfing the Aftershocks

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Having seen Emily drop one of her notebooks, Paige leans down to picks it up. She says that she’s really sorry about what happened to Alison, and Emily wonders if there’s anything else she is sorry for. As Paige watches Emily walk away, Mona walks up behind her offering Mr Fitz’s ‘Get Well Soon’ card for her to sign.

Having watched Sydney swim, Emily and Sydney head into the locker rooms, where Emily begins to measure Sydney's height to arm span ratio. Paige walks in and starts helping Emily, leading to an awkward conversation filled with suggestive innuendos.

Paige is waiting on Emily’s porch for her to get home. Paige comments that Pam knows they’re fighting, but Emily tells her they’ve finished fighting. Paige then asks Emily what they are to each other, and all Emily can tell her is that maybe they’ll be friends. Paige tells her that she practiced what she was going to say to her, but when she got to the porch, she forgot everything and all she can say is “I love you”. Paige knows it is the end, but she’s having a hard time letting go. As Paige is walking away, Emily calls out to her, telling her she deserves the best of everything.

Thrown From The Ride

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Paige and Emily nearly run into each other as Emily is leaving the girls locker room.

In the locker rooms at Rosewood High, Emily walks in looking for Sydney when Paige spots her. Paige tells Emily that she’s doing a great job with Sydney, she’s doing a lot better and its generous of Emily to be working with her on the weekend. Paige asks how Alison is doing, and Emily tells her she doesn’t know. Sydney comes in and apologises for being late and as Paige says her goodbyes, Emily asks if she’d like to join them.

At the Pizzeria in town, Paige, Sydney and Emily are grabbing some food after Sydney’s training session. Emily comments that she doesn’t know how Paige can eat her pizza with ranch and buffalo chicken as toppings, and when Emily tells Sydney she did try it once after a party, Paige says that it didn’t turn out so well. Noticing Mona a few tables over, Paige stares off in her direction while Mona stares back at her.

Out of the streets, Paige is putting some things in her car, when she looks up and sees Mona standing there. Paige asks what Mona is doing as they have nothing to talk about. Mona disagrees and Paige tells her that her answer is still no. Paige says that she’d be lying if she didn’t want to see Alison leave Rosewood, but she is not going to make it happen. As Mona is walking away, Paige calls after her, “Mona. I’m just curious, do you ever wonder when you became the very thing you’re afraid of?”

Paige drops by Emily’s house where she tells Emily that if Alison comes back to school, Emily should keep her distance. When Emily says that perhaps it wasn’t a good idea for them to hang out, Paige tells her it has nothing to do with them, “people are preparing for Ali’s return and its not with flowers and welcome home banners”. Paige goes on to say that Alison hurt a lot of people, her included, and while she’s not interested in continuing that, she’s also not going to out the people who feel as though they need to protect themselves.

Miss Me x 100

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Sydney walks up to Paige as Alison is walking into school, and Paige comments that she "can't watch this" and turns and walks away, leaving school.

As Emily is leaving Sydney in the locker rooms at Rosewood High, she notices Paige. Walking over, Emily says she's surprised Paige came to practice as she heard Paige has gone home early. Paige says she wasn’t feeling well, but it’s passed, and Emily asks if it’s because of Alison. Paige tells Emily she knows Alison is her friend, "but even being in the same room with her, makes me feel sick". Emily says that if Paige is skipping school to avoid Alison, it means Alison still has power over her, “then she still has power over me". Emily says that she hates to see Paige so upset, but Paige tries to assure her that she is fine. Before leaving, Emily tells Paige that she is one of the bravest people she knows, and she's not going to let Paige forget that.

Having gotten Alison and Paige in her bedroom, Emily asks each of them if they want her to leave, but ultimately they both leave it up to her. Deciding to stay, Emily takes a seat as Alison thanks her for getting them together and that she and Paige are lucky to have a friend like her. Paige tells her that’s the only thing they have in common, and Alison tells her she is ashamed of the way she treated her. Paige says she was a terrible person, and she hated her for it, “I didn’t care if you were dead. I was happy you were gone”. When Alison says she’s sorry, Paige asks if she’s sorry for what she did to her, or for herself, and Alison tells her for all of it.

In the Rosewood High courtyard, Paige walks up to Emily and Sydney and says that Bridget Woo just told her that she saw Jenna tonight, and Emily comments that she was probably drunk. Paige goes on to say that apparently Shana is dead, and when Sydney asks who these people are, Paige explains that Jenna is a blind girl who used to go to Rosewood High, and she and Shana were dating. Turning to Emily for confirmation, Emily tells Paige she doesn't know what they were. As a three minute warning is heard over the school’s PA system, Paige asks Emily if she’s Anna or Elsa, to which Emily tells her she's humming.

When the Liars walk into the cafeteria at school, Mona and her army - including Paige - confront the Liars, with Mona coming forward and exposing Alison's lie with a video that proves Alison slapped her.

Run, Ali, Run

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In the Rosewood High locker rooms, Paige has just gotten out of the pool when Emily comes up to her demanding Paige tell her who Mona is working with. Paige says that she can't tell her, especially after the way Alison treated Mona. Emily says that Mona altered that video, and Paige tells her even if Mona did, Mona didn't make Alison say the things she said, "Alison isn't sorry about the way she treated anybody. She's still the same manipulative person she always was". Sitting down next to Paige, Emily tells her whoever blew up the Cavanaugh house is now threatening Alison, and when Paige says she thought it was a gas leak, Emily tells her someone caused that leak, "and you think it's Mona?" Emily says it's possible if she had a little help from some friends, and Paige wonders why Mona would want to blow up the Cavanaugh house. Emily says that's what they're trying to figure out, and that she's aware how Paige feels about Alison, but could she live with herself if something happened to Alison, knowing that she could have done something to help.

As Coach yells out that practice starts in one minute, Paige reaches into her locker for her goggles. As she's reaching for her swim cap, a dead rat fall out of it and onto the ground causing Paige to scream.

No One Here Can Love or Understand Me

Pretty Little Liars S05E11 Paige
Sitting with Emily at one of the tables out the front of Rosewood High, Paige says that Sydney may be a liar, but she’s a damn good swimmer. As Paige comments that she liked having Sydney on the team, Emily says that she still is on the team and that way they can keep an eye on her. Paige asks how it feels, “being back in the locker room?”, and Emily tells her that it feels good. After Emily mentions that it seems that’s the only place she sees Paige is at practice, Paige says that she knows, “it’s…”, and as she trails off, Emily fills it in for her, telling her it’s complicated. Emily tells Paige that they need to talk, and suggests tonight, but Paige says that she has something tonight, “but, yeah. We should talk”. Getting up from the tables, Paige and Emily awkwardly look at each other before turning and walking off in opposite directions.

At the Brew, Paige is grabbing two takeaway coffees when Emily walks out of the kitchen. Startled, Paige says that she thought Emily didn’t work this particular shift any more, and Emily tells her she doesn’t and that she’s just helping out tonight. Emily wonders if Paige is going somewhere and that she must be going somewhere, and Paige tells her yes, she is, “going somewhere”. After an awkward silence, Paige says that in fact she has to go, and as Emily tells her to have a goodnight, Paige tells her thanks and turns to leave.

Walking into the movie theater, Paige and her date walk past Aria and Mona on their way to their seats. After sitting down, Paige looks over her shoulder and finds Aria and Mona still staring after her.

Looking over her shoulder, Paige watches as Mona gets up and leaves the theater.

Taking This One to the Grave

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At Rosewood High School, Paige approaches Emily who is at her locker, and picks up a book Emily has dropped. After handing the book back to Emily, and Emily thanks her, Paige asks if she’s ready for Thanksgiving. Emily tells her she’s not really, no, explaining that her family usually decorate early for Christmas and this year she’s totally behind. Paige tells Emily that if she needs any help, before Emily asks Paige how her night was, the one she was dressed up all nice for. Paige explains that it was a costume thing, “mine didn’t really fit”, before she and Emily share a knowing look. Emily mentions that they never had their talk, and after Paige says she’s tired of talking, she leans in to kiss Emily.

Paige is setting Christmas decorations up on the second floor balcony of the Fields residence. Paige calls out to Emily to see if the snowman figure is in the correct position, to which Emily tells her it needs to go a little to the right, her right not Snowy’s right. Paige questions, “Snowy?”, and Emily tells her yeah, she named him when she was three. Emily goes on to say that two penguin figures are Pingy and Wingy. When Emily questions where Jesus is, Paige lifts him up, “he’s up here”. While Emily is talking with Hanna and Caleb, Paige calls out to her asking for her to grab the staple gun.

Paige is on the receiving end of a phone call from Emily, where Emily tells her that she’s sure it’s nothing, she just has a scratchy throat.

Pulling up in front of Emily’s house, Paige gets out of her car and starts walking towards the front door, when she spies Cindy and Mindy parked down the street. Paige then watches as Alison walks out of Emily’s house and gets into the driver’s seat of Cindy and Mindy’s car. Running back to her own car, Paige gets in and follows Alison as she drives away.

Paige walks up to Emily, who is with the other girls, in the Brew, and says that she needs to talk with her. Emily starts to say that now is not a good time, but Paige talks over her, telling her, “I brought you some soup last night, because you said you weren’t feeling well”, and when Emily says that she lied and begins to explain herself, Paige cuts her off, telling her to explain it all later. Going on, Paige says that she saw Alison leaving, “Cindy and Mindy were her ride”, and that they drove Alison out to some abandoned farm and that there had to be at least a dozen cars out there, “guys, Ali is building an army of her own”. Suddenly, Detective Holbrook walks into the Brew and announces that Spencer is under the arrest for the murder of Bethany Young. Paige stands startled as Spencer is placed in handcuffs, and the other girls plead to Holbrook with Spencer’s innocence.

Standing by a police vehicle as a house is taped off as Vanderwaal house is taped off as a crime scene, Paige and Emily, along with Hanna and Caleb, and Aria and Ezra, stand huddled together, visibly upset and shaken. Paige listens on as Detective Holbrook tells the waiting press that while the investigation is ongoing, they have ruled what has happened a homicide and that Mona Vanderwaal was murdered.

How the 'A' Stole Christmas

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Paige is part of the school choir who are singing Christmas songs for Shady Days Nursing Home, along with Emily, Lucas, Sydney and Jenna.

On the phone, Paige tells the person on the other end of the line that it’s not what she wants, it’s what they want. As Paige ends the call, asks what’s wrong, and Paige tells her nothing, before adding that “my parents want me to come to California after Christmas”. Confused, Emily says that it sounds like a fun winter break, before Aria walks past and tells both Paige and Emily to look up. As they do, they find that they’re standing underneath a piece of mistletoe, and the two share a kiss.

At the Masquerade Ice Ball, Paige and Emily, along with Aria and Ezra, and Hanna and Caleb, slow dance under the lit up gazebo, until everyone turns their attention to the top of the staircase. Walking to the edge of the gazebo, Paige, Emily, the other couples and Spencer watch as Alison, followed by four other girls, make their grand entrance.

Spotting someone, Paige, Caleb and Ezra start to follow.

Walking up to Caleb and Ezra, Paige mentions that Emily and Aria lost sight of Alison. Ezra says that he thinks he just found her, and the three watch as Alison enters the Winter Wonderland Maze.

Paige tells Aria, Ezra, Emily and Caleb that if it was Alison kissing Holbrook, “it would explain a lot”, and Caleb agrees, saying like why Spencer is on trial for murder, while Alison is weaving her way through a Winter Wonderland. Paige listens as Ezra says that if Holbrook is helping Alison, he wants to know when it started, before Emily explains to the group that CeCe showed up in New York that night, and Alison helped get her out of the country. The group watches as Alison and someone dressed in a white coat and hood walk towards the exit, before Holbrook starts to follow. As Caleb tells Aria and Emily to follow Ali, while he and Ezra follow Holbrook, Paige says that she’ll grab Lucas.

Paige and Lucas walk around a corner and stop Alison and someone dressed in a white coat and hood from leaving the Ice Ball, as Emily and Aria are following from the other direction. Shocked, Paige and Lucas share a look, before Alison and the person dressed in a white coat and hood turn back towards Emily and Aria, revealing that they’re wearing Alison masks. Alison and the person in the white coat and hood then take off the masks, revealing themselves to be Cindy and Mindy.

In the Hastings’ living room, Paige, Emily and the other couples listens as Toby says that the letter Hanna found proves that Alison knew Bethany, and that it may create enough reasonable doubt to clear Spencer’s name. As the clock strikes midnight, Paige and Emily squeeze their held hands, before Paige kisses Emily’s hand.

Paige, Ezra, Toby and Caleb appear on the Hastings’ staircase wearing Santa boxers, “Merry Christmas”.

Paige and Emily walk into the Hastings’ kitchen with armfuls of produce as everyone else huddles around the island bench.

Paige is looking out a window when Emily walks over to her and asks if she’s okay. Paige tells Emily that her parents don’t think Rosewood is a safe place anymore, “they don’t want me to visit California. They want me to move there”. Emily questions if she’s leaving before graduation, and Paige explains that she’ll have enough credits before the end of Spring quarter. As Emily says that she thought they had more time, Paige wraps her in a hug.

Paige and the others sit at the table, as Ezra serves up Christmas chicken. As Ezra sits down, Aria tells them that they should all say a prayer, and they link hands with one another.

Laughing and enjoying each others company, everyone starts to serve their plates with food.

Paige listens as Emily toasts to their family, may they always stay together, before clinking glasses with everyone. Suddenly everyone hears the sound of bells and something falling down the chimney. Getting up from the table, everyone heads outside where they find a Christmas tree all lit up in Spencer’s backyard. As they’re admiring the tree, snow starts falling and a message over Spencer’s barn lights up, “Merry Christmas, Bitches. –A”.

Through a Glass, Darkly

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Paige walks out of the Rosewood Church following Mona’s funeral service. Standing off to the side with Caleb, Paige watches as Leona Vanderwaal slaps Alison when she tries to say that she had nothing to do with Mona’s death.

In Emily’s bedroom, Paige lays against Emily’s shoulder, and is asked if she has finished packing. Paige tells her that she is, and it’s then that Emily mentions that she thought that after three months she’d get used to the idea of Paige leaving, but she haven’t. Paige says that she hadn’t either, and when Emily says that she’ll miss graduation, Paige tells her that her parents think it’s just a technically. Emily comments that Paige will also miss prom, and that was a technically she was looking forward to. After pausing for a beat, Emily suggests that perhaps they should try and talk with Paige’s parents again, and shaking her head, Paige says that her parents can’t hear anything, “I have enough credits to leave early and that’s all that counts”. Paige adds that her parents want her somewhere safe, and when Emily says that California has earthquakes, Paige tells her that she had pointed that out, “didn’t work though”. Emily says that she’ll take Paige to the airport, and when Paige tries to tell her that her parents are taking her there and that Emily doesn’t have to do that, Emily says that she doesn’t have to, she want to. Sitting up, Paige looks at Emily, who questions her, before Paige takes a moment, “I heard a song the other day. Old song. Girl says, your eyes, it’s a day’s work just to look into them”.

Paige walks up to Emily who is desperately looking out window at the departures gate. When Emily sees Paige’s reflection, she rushes over to hug, and comments that Paige changed her mind. Paige explains that the airline changed her gate, and her flight is boarding now, before questioning how Emily got passed security. Looking down at a plane ticket in her hands, Emily says that she bought a $69 flight to Atlantic City. Emily mentions that Paige doesn’t have to go anymore, the police arrested Alison for killing Mona and she’s now in jail, but Paige says Alison won’t stay there. Emily comments that she will, and therefore Paige needs to tell her parents that she can stay, it’s safe now. Tearing up, Paige tells Emily she has to go, and when Emily says doesn’t, Paige says she does, “I’ve thought about this for months, and I do”. Emily questions why, and Paige explains that first it’s because her parents want her to, and when Emily mentions that they can fight that, Paige says she doesn’t want to fight anymore. Saying that she’s tired of fighting, Paige shrugs and says that she’s used so much energy fighting and being afraid, “I’m worried I’m not going to have anything left to just live”. Paige says that Emily knows what she means, and fighting back tears, Emily tells her that she gets it. Taking a breath to compose herself, Paige says that maybe it’s not such a bad idea to do, and when Emily says that it’s a terrible idea, Paige mentions it’s not if they decide to pretend it’s a good idea. As a final boarding announcement for the 214 flight to San Francisco is called over the PA, Emily begs Paige not to go. When Paige says that she has to, Emily tells her to take another flight, but Paige says it’s not going to be any easier tomorrow. Emily says that it isn’t fair, and saying that maybe it’s not, Paige tells her that right now, this is what is supposed to happen with them. With a final goodbye kiss and hug, Paige picks up her duffle bag and walks out of the gate lounge.

Appearances (42/160)

Season 1 (6/22)

Season 2 (2/25)

Season 3 (11/24)

Season 4 (10/24)

Season 5 (9/25)

Season 7 (6/20)


  • After Emily Fields complains about Paige on the swim team, Spencer Hastings mentions that she had played field hockey with Paige, and she remembers a penalty being named after Paige McCullers.
  • Paige appears to be a pretty good runner, as it's shown Emily had trouble keeping up with her and was winded when Paige finally stopped.
  • Paige had a crush on Emily long before either of them came out, and Alison tortured her for it. This may be why she was initially hostile towards Emily, believing Emily had played a part in the bullying.
  • Alternate endings to "The Lady Killer" were filmed to avoid the actual reveal being leaked. In one of the alternate endings, Paige is part of the "A" team as a double agent.
  • Paige is now aware there is a new "A."
  • In the episode "What Lies Beneath," Paige and Emily were talking when Paige says, "I knew I should've taken Wood-shop!" This could be a reference to Lindsay Shaw's past character, Jennifer "Moze" Mosely on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, who was a prodigy in her woodshop class.
  • Paige was tied up by Nate, Maya's stalker, to murder her as a revenge plan aimed at Emily.
  • Cece revealed that Alison may have secretly feared Paige. 
  • Paige was created for the show and the writers came up with the idea of her being Emily's love interest and her eventual girlfriend.
  • Paige and Shana were a couple during the summer before the third season began, but Paige ended it due to her residual feelings for Emily.
  • Paige saved Spencer Hastings from -A in "This Is A Dark Ride." In that episode Paige earns Spencer's approval.
  • Paige knew Caleb and began working together with him to take down A. This was shown in at least one episode, "Misery Loves Company."  It was never expanded upon in subsequent episodes however.
  • Emily and Paige spoke off-screen in "Songs of Innocence". After Emily told her what happened, she wanted to return to Rosewood but Emily convinced her not to do that.


Paige [to Emily]: We all know what team you really play for.

Paige: Sorry, Emily — I’m not looking to join a club and ride down Main Street on a rainbow chopper.

Emily: I'm glad you were able to talk to your parents.
Paige: Me too...I just wish I'd done it sooner.

Paige [to Emily]: If I ever find out who put that stuff in your flask I swear I will kill them.

Paige [to Emily]: You like strong women, right?!

Paige [to Emily]: Unpredictable can be good, look at us.

Emily [About A]: K, we're so close to putting an end to this game Paige, I can feel it.
Paige: How about until we do, you spend the nights at my house- I'll know you're safe, and we'll get to be together.

Paige: Mona. I’m just curious, do you ever wonder when you became the very thing you’re afraid of?



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