For the past five seasons on "Pretty Little Liars," we've watched Emily Fields grow from the group's weakest link to its fearless, bad-ass protector.
From the loss of her girlfriend Maya to the emotional coming-out process and Nate's death, Emily has seen her fair share of pain -- and all of those difficult moments have made her the heroine she is today. In this exclusive featurette from the season five DVD release, relive Emily's incredible journey with Shay Mitchell and executive producers Marlene King and Oliver Goldstick.
"By far, Emily was the weakest link in the beginning," Kind says in the clip. "'A' even identified her as the weakest link. But then she had to kill a man, Nate. When you have to kill somebody on this show, it changes you."
"She has had such a huge growth in her confidence, with how she handles herself and her opinions and being able to speak up about them," adds Mitchell.
These days, Emily certainly isn't shy about letting someone know how she feels -- and we wouldn't have it any other way.
"Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Fifth Season" will be available on DVD on June 2.