Pll season 7 episode 13

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Well, now we know what A.D. stands for.

Maybe. Possibly. But probably not.

Still, we'll get to that nugget of information in a bit.

First, let's go over what happened when Hannah played television's most dangerous game on Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 13, "Hold Your Piece."

Hey Loser!

The difficulties for Hannah got started after fashion blogger Runway Rebel accused her of stealing Claudia’s designs in order to dress Katherine.

These allegations really could not have been hurled at a worse time, either, as they flew just hours before Hanna and Lucas were scheduled to meet with their investors.

And then there was this little problem:

A.D. picked out an overly revealing look for Hanna to wear, one that would most definitely offend her conservative Japanese bankrollers.

Not that this mattered.

Because Hannah never even made it to the meeting.

Prior to stepping onto the elevator with Lucas, she received word (via a text message, of course) that Caleb was in the hospital; he’d been gassed while attempting to take apart A.D.’s board game.

Therefore, even though Caleb remained part of the land of the living, Hanna didn’t receive the special prize she would have gotten had she attended the meeting.

Spencer, Aria and Emily

What would that prize even have been?

Gotta figure the severed finger Detective Furey received in the mail during the episode’s concluding scene. (Side note: EWWWW!)

Elsewhere on a fast-paced and intense installment of Pretty Little Liars Season 7:

Yvonne awoke from her coma... and got married to Toby!

Unfortunately, these ended up being not only the last vows she could exchange, but some of the final words: during a heartbreaking chat about her future with Toby, his brand new bride took her last breath.

May she rest in peace.

Aria and Emily tracked down Sydney, who they believed to be Runway Rebel’s anonymous source.

Upon finding her, they discovered that she and Jenna are both being manipulated by A.D. (Heck, Sydney actually believes these initials stand for Anonymous Donor, hence our opening to this recap.)

A Happy Aria

Spencer and Marco spent the hour bonding over ping pong. That's about it.

Aria caught the very end of a television interview with Nicole.

During this Q&A, she said that the mere thought of seeing Ezra again was what helped her survive.

Needless to say, she was therefore bummed out, yet this disappointment quickly turned to panic and shock when Aria arrived home to find Nicole sitting all alone in the dark.


That's a lot to digest in one hour of television; some good, some bad, a whole lot sad.

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We went into tonight's Pretty Little Liars knowing someone wouldn't survive the night because of the previews from last week's episode. I foolishly went in thinking it would be someone that we had known for a while, someone we cared about. Honestly, with only eight episodes left, I was ready to start saying the goodbyes gradually. I was being naive. We'll get to who died later, but for now let's just say, I'm 100% confident your favorite character is safe...for at least another week.

In one of the eerie flashbacks of Ali (Sasha Pieterse) wearing the yellow shirt we'll never be able to erase from our minds after approximately 8.8 million scenes from that night, she said "secrets keep us close." But the Liars called BS pretty quickly (at least for them), and realized their secrets were actually tearing them apart. So why are they keeping the game a secret from everyone now? AD didn't even mandate they keep "Liars Lament" quiet. Over time they have told a lot of people including their parents, police officers, therapists, and most notably their closest friends and partners bits and pieces about A. Why can't the people who know basically everything, like Caleb (Tyler Blackburn), Toby (Keegan Allen), Mona (Janel Parish), Paige (Lindsey Shaw) and Ezra (Ian Harding) be let in on this final challenge?

Considering they have had the game for days and still don't understand how it works, what is involved, or even questioned how that magical phone stays charged for days and days, the girls need help with "Liar's Lament." They might have moved on during the five years they left Rosewood, but AD did not. While the girls were starting careers, graduating college, helping with political campaigns, falling in and out of love, and trying to get past the pain of high school, AD thought up the most twisted game for the Liars, complete with tangible playing pieces instead of dolls.

There may only be five playing pieces on the board game, but it's almost like AD wanted all of the original players back. A messenger of sorts dropped a life size doll replica of Hanna (complete with a sewn on face) at Hanna's door while Caleb was there intentionally. If you think about it, in high school, AD wasn't just playing with the girls, but everyone in their lives. AD probably misses their high school partners just as much as they do. By announcing that Hanna (Ashley Benson) was once again being threatened, AD was forcing Caleb's hand. He was going to help play.

What about the rest of the characters from Rosewood past? Well, Ezra is still in New York taking care of Nicole (Rebecca Breeds). And, Toby was busy getting married in a spontaneous ceremony to Yvonne (Kara Royster). As soon as Yvonne woke up from a coma, Toby gave her back her engagement ring, and asked her to marry him now. Honestly, wanting to push up the wedding after almost losing Yvonne is one of the more realistic relationship plot lines the show has ever had. But, that doesn't mean it was meant to be, at least not for AD. While they were finishing up their post wedding dessert, Yvonne died. The episode didn't reveal if AD poisoned something at the wedding (the desserts? the flowers?) or if her death resulted from the car crash that put her in a coma in the first place. But I can guarantee AD is responsible. She doesn't want her pawn pieces to move on, literally out of town, or figuratively with their lives.

Toby should know that the stakes are much higher this time around, and probably doubly worse for people who once joined the A-team, good intentions aside. The creepy doll that AD left for Hanna and Caleb says to look in the appendix to keep playing the game. I can't believe that Hanna read the appendix of every book in the loft before anyone realizes that it meant the appendix inside of the creepy doll. Of course, AD loved playing operation as a kid — they've only been playing a game of life and death ever since.

Inside of the doll was a dress for Hanna to wear to her big client meeting with Lucas and the investors that night. The dress was both revealing and culturally insensitive, just the thing to get the investors to back out and stop Hanna's career before it officially began. You could literally feel Hanna deplete during her turn of the game. She said it herself that it took away her independence and her confidence, two things that she's sacrificed routinely for A. But tonight's episode, just like last week's, felt different to me.

Before this episode I really thought that A and AD were the same person, but tonight has possibly made me change my mind (hence me all of a sudden using AD instead of A in tonight's recap). In A of past season's, the Liars were being played with, but they were also stars of the show. They were dolls. A was playing with them, but they would never permanently hurt them. They were A's favorite toys. Now, the Game feels like the favorite toy, and the Liars feel more or less disposable. Perhaps because A and AD are truly different villains? For the first time, the Liars seemed like playing pieces, something that is shiny but easily replaced, instead of prized possessions.

And the other playthings from high school, Toby and Caleb, showed how disposable they really are. Toby ended the episode on the ground crying over his dead wife while Spencer comforted him. Caleb also ended up in the hospital. He spent a whole day trying to figure out how they game operated and ended up with nada. Instead he was poisoned by Liar's Lament, or his name for it, "some toxic version of Candyland." Turns out underneath every single building on the game is a built in booby trap, and under door one was some unidentified poisonous gas. Thank goodness he is okay, because otherwise I would be writing an ode to Caleb right now.

Because Hanna rushed to Caleb's hospital room, she didn't go to the meeting with the investors and consequently lose her deal. AD's magic-never-dying phone let her know that she had lost her turn, and her "prize." (What exactly is going to happen to her puzzle piece if she doesn't get it?) And this is when Hanna brought up one of the more devastating parts of this game, it's not fair. She wasn't just being a five-year-old pouting about losing, but pointing out something obvious. The game has favorites. Spencer (Troian Bellisario) had to say hi to Toby to get her puzzle piece, but Emily and Hanna both had to possibly sacrifice their careers and limited incomes. Is this because AD is perhaps Spencer's twin sister after all?

The extended focus on the tangible board game tonight was better than all the time it set up extending storylines around characters we just don't care about. Let's start with Sydney (Chloe Bridges). Considering this is one of eight episodes left, do we really need to bring her up again? Her interest in Emily (Shay Mitchell) and then her loyalty to Jenna (Tammin Sursok) were boring back in high school, and I don't really care about her more now, even if she is involved in AD's game.

Next up: Nicole. If Nicole's whole storyline was to get Ezra out of Aria's (Lucy Hale) life, so she could be with either Holden (Shane Coffey), Jason (Drew Van Acker), or any other slightly less creepy man, I would be okay with it. But, that does not seem to be the direction we're taking this. Not only do we learn that Aria has not even spoken to Ezra since he left, but apparently he isn't doing such a good job taking care of Nicole either, since she was able to cross state lines and end up visiting Aria. Did something happen to Ezra? Is he A and he has just been using Nicole as an excuse to continue being puppet master?

The only good news is that Aria mentioned that Sabrina (Lulu Brud) quit. I guess that means we won't have to waste time with another character we never invested in? Instead, let's have more Lucas (Brendan Robinson) time. It was great to have him back, if only to fuel the Lucas is AD flames, and to remind me of his weird living situation — where is he living right now? Apparently, he is in town, yet he didn't stay in his loft that he is letting Hanna crash in. Where exactly did he stay? An AD lair, perhaps?

The previews for next week promised "new answers to old mysteries." I highly doubt we are going to get answers to all of our unanswered questions, but we will at last learn who killed Mrs. DiLaurentis. And, hopefully, we will learn whose finger was sent to Rosewood P.D. at the end of this episode. Because, in all honesty, there are quite a few bodies with cases that deserved to be opened again.

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'Pretty Little Liars' recap: 'Hold Your Piece'

Much like Ali is “out of town” this week, your regular recapper, Isabella Biedenharn, is unavailable, so I will be temporarily babysitting that crying pillow (translation: recapping this week’s episode). And for what it’s worth, I do want to say one thing: I am a fan of this “game” and the entire structure that it brings to the final episodes. What can I say? I’m a fan of A.D.’s playful-but-deadly vibe, though I really could’ve done without the freaky mannequin in tonight’s episode.

Speaking of which, the episode starts when what I’ll call the “game phone” won’t stop crying. I know that sounds weird, but think of it this way: Remember in middle school when you had the option in Home Ec to take home that doll that simulated a newborn and made all teens shy away from having sex? This is that, but a few years too late, and instead, it’s an iPhone that won’t stop crying.

Spencer, unable to sleep, does the only logical thing: She calls and wakes up the other Liars because misery loves company. Well, everyone except Ali because she’s out of town (and isn’t too far away from dealing with a real baby crying). The Liars argue about who has to babysit the pillow that Spencer stuffed the phone inside, but in the end, the phone decides. It’s Hanna’s turn to play the game.

Step 1: Hanna “hides” the phone from Caleb by putting it… in her purse. As she tells Emily, “Guys aren’t going to go through a girl’s purse because they’re too afraid to accidentally touch a tampon.” Yeah, I feel like that logic worked in high school, but I’m hoping adult Caleb has matured past the point of being scared at the mention of PMS?

But none of the matters, because Hanna won’t be able to keep the game a secret for long. After Mona follows through on her promise to get Hanna in the newspaper — the senator’s daughter ended up wearing her dress to the charity gala — Emily finds another article on a blog, and it’s all about whether Hanna stole the dress design.

The blog claims it got its information from an anonymous source, but Hanna is convinced that “you can’t spell anonymous without A.D.” (Not literally, of course.) Furthermore, Hanna thinks Jenna is behind the post, because as her flawless logic explains, “blind item, blind girl.” Sure, we’ll just let that one go.

Caleb chimes in to reveal that Jenna checked out of Radley late last night, and he already has an idea of how to find her: use Sydney. As for Aria? She’s in, because she could use anything to keep her mind off of Nicole, who’s giving television interviews all about how seeing Ezra again was the thing that got her through everything.

But before Caleb can finish up his plan to find Sydney, Hanna gets a delivery from the game. And in case you forgot just how creepy this show could be, it’s a mannequin with what looks like Hanna’s skin sewn onto its face. Sweet, right?!

So Hanna is forced to tell Caleb about the game, which is described as “like Simon Says… but meaner.” Also, the doll talks. IT. TALKS. And it says something about “please see the appendix.” Of course, Hanna takes that to mean the appendix of a book, but come on Hanna, when have you ever read a book? We all know where this is going, right?

Caleb then leaves Hanna with the doll while he heads to Spencer’s to try to crack this game, and Hanna eventually figures out that she needs to cut open the mannequin to get to the doll’s appendix. Listen, I have no idea what this doll is made out of, but I know that you can cut into it and that it bleeds when you do, so it’s a good thing Hanna goes full Grey’s Anatomy and drapes the heck out of her table before she makes the cut (with a butcher’s knife because precision is so last year). Inside, there’s a sealed bag, and A.D. wants Hanna to wear what’s in it.

While all of this is going on, we briefly check in on Yvonne and Toby. Yvonne is finally awake and starting to talk. Even better? She can squeeze a ball! And as soon as that happens, Toby decides they need to get married. Right now. In the hospital. AND SO THEY DO. I have no idea if this ceremony is legal — they don’t show anyone else in the room — but hey, at least Toby’s not rushing into anything, right?

As for Spencer, she spends the day getting her mind off of her mommy troubles by playing ping pong (and making out) with Marco. He finally tells her a bit more about how he grew up and how his mother was addicted to prescription pills and just basically lets her know that she isn’t the only one with family drama. And you know what? She appreciates it.

With Caleb working on the game, Emily and Aria are on Sydney duty, and it seems whatever morning tutoring session Caleb gave Aria worked, because she’s now officially a genius at hacking, technology, and all kinds of crap. (I, clearly, am not a genius.) Emily and Aria quickly discover that Sydney attended the same charity ball where the senator’s daughter wore Hanna’s dress. And if Sydney is the anonymous source, could she also be the other shooter? I’m sorry, can we talk about this jump? Sydney attended a charity ball SO MAYBE SHE ALSO TRIED TO KILL SPENCER. I mean, what’s the connection?

Regardless, Emily catches up with Sydney, all the while carrying some device that allows Aria to hack her phone from a nearby car. Sydney then tells Emily that she was at the Radley Hotel when Spencer was shot. She claims that she delivered the message to Caleb and Mona because Jenna said it was a practical joke, but after high school, she and Jenna drifted apart.

Spoiler: She’s lying. Well, maybe. Aria and Emily follow her to the Vogel Vision Institute, where she makes a deposit for a surgical procedure for Jenna. And when asked for a name for the donation, she says “A.D.” As in “anonymous donor,” duh. She then texts a blocked number to let them know “it’s done.”

And cue the best part of this episode: feisty Aria, who in addition to being a hacker now is also potentially a ninja? She quite literally twists Sydney’s arm until she explains that the donation was from a client at her bank. Sydney claims Jenna hasn’t answered any of her calls or texts. Apparently, Jenna’s games became a little too dangerous for Sydney’s liking. With that, Aria lets her go to her yoga class (after putting a tracker in her bag). Sydney’s epic farewell? “Namaste, bitch.”

Getting back to Hanna, A.D. has requested she wear an offensively short dress to her meeting with Japanese investors, and as Caleb puts it, it’s “like everyone’s gonna see your spicy tuna roll short,” which is arguably the second grossest thing to happen in this episode (behind the creepy mannequin). But Hanna has no choice, so she throws on a trench coat, thanks Lucas for his friendship, and prepares to head to the meeting before she’s stopped by a text: Caleb is in the hospital.

Let me back up a bit. After Hanna left for the meeting, Spencer came home to find Caleb still working on the game. But when he popped the church figurine off the board, a gas was emitted, and it left him unable to speak or breathe. Spencer called 911 and then texted Hanna, which brings us back to the hospital, which is where Hanna learns that she doesn’t get her puzzle piece because she failed to complete her turn. (Where it goes is still TBD.)

But Hanna isn’t the only person who loses something. After Toby and Yvonne tie the knot, they start discussing honeymoon locations and all the places they want to travel. Somehow, Toby doesn’t realize that Yvonne’s eyes are closing while she talks about some ice rink in Moscow, but by the time he senses something’s wrong, it’s too late. She drops her bouquet, which isn’t a pretty way of saying she dies. It’s literally how the show symbolizes her death.

The one bit of good news? Spencer is there to hold Toby when he collapses in the hallway.

As for Sydney, Emily takes “first watch” while Aria heads home… to find Nicole sitting alone in the dark in her apartment, because that’s not creepy! Also creepy? The severed finger that’s delivered to the Rosewood P.D. and just might belong to Mrs. D.

And that’s where it leaves us — wanting more, as always. Overall, I still like the board game, and this episode had a lot of great lines, not to mention the badass Aria stuff. The Yvonne stuff, however, didn’t have the impact I think they were hoping for, and I still don’t care about Sydney.

Pretty Little Liars

Four little liars and a being named “A” (who may or may not be the fifth little liar) try to live their lives in Rosewood. It’s complicated.

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Pretty Little Liars (season 7)

Season of television series

The seventh and final season of the American mysterydramatelevision seriesPretty Little Liars, based on the books of the same name by Sara Shepard, was renewed on June 10, 2014 for two additional seasons, making the show Freeform's longest running original series.[1]

The season consisted of 20 episodes, in which ten episodes aired in the summer of 2016, with the remaining ten episodes aired from April 2017.[2][3][4] The season premiered on June 21, 2016[5] and ended on June 27, 2017 on Freeform.

Production and filming began in the end of March 2016, which was confirmed by showrunner I. Marlene King.[6] The season premiere was written by I. Marlene King and directed by Ron Lagomarsino.[7] King revealed the title of the premiere on Twitter on March 17, 2016.[8] On August 29, 2016, it was confirmed that this would be the final season of the series.[9]


A.D. gives the Liars 24 hours to find Charlotte's real killer or Hanna dies. While discussing possible suspects, the girls' suspicion fell on Alison. Aria suspects the red jacket blonde she saw entering the church was Alison. Emily finds the jacket in Alison's things and Caleb gives it to A.D. Meanwhile, Hanna manages to escape. Elliot's true motive is later revealed to Alison; she managed to use his phone to alert the girls to her location when he takes her out in his car one night. She jumps out of the car and he gives chase but Hanna accidentally runs him over and they bury him in the woods.

The Liars find out Jenna is calling Elliot as "Archer" on his burner phone. Mona then traces most of the sent messages from a secret apartment where they find out his real name is "Archer Dunhill". Toby discovers this and gets the cops to release Alison who reveals that she was the red jacket blonde but only tried to comfort Charlotte. Jenna befriends Sara and Noel begins helping them. Emily confronts Jenna and Sara. Jenna reveals that she became Charlotte's friend after feeling sympathy for her in Welby and helped Archer fake his identity to be with Charlotte. Sara reveals that they are all looking for the same thing but is killed soon after. A.D. tricks Hanna into believing Archer is alive and records her digging up his grave.

The Liars find videos in Noel's cabin of him torturing them in the dollhouse. Hanna kidnaps Noel after negotiating with him doesn't work and films an interrogation video. He manages to escape and lures the Liars to an abandoned blind school. They leave the dollhouse videos on a table and someone takes them but Noel and Jenna attempt to murder them. In the confrontation, Noel is accidentally killed, and Spencer is shot by A.D., while Jenna corners Spencer. Jenna prepares to kill Spencer, but is knocked out by Mary. She then reveals that Spencer is her second child. A.D. saves Jenna who asks if they shot Spencer.

One week later, Spencer has recovered and A.D. sends Jenna to confess to the cops that Noel wanted money Charlotte left Jenna for another eye surgery, killed Sara and tried to kill Jenna in the blind school. Peter returns and reveals that Mary is the one who killed Jessica. Hanna and Spencer follow the trail of a private investigator he hired to find Mary and bump into Ted who reveals he has been hiding her as she is his college fling with whom he conceived Charles. Mary reveals to Spencer that Peter and Jessica were planning to kill her, thus she used his pills to kill Jessica. A.D. then uses Emily's stolen eggs to impregnate Alison, as a way to further torture the liars. Meanwhile, A.D. hires Sydney Driscoll as their helper and she fakes being A.D. to recruit Aria into joining the A.D. team. Aria is forced into playing and becomes A.D.'s new helper, destroying Emison's baby nursery and leaving an "A" message in Spencer's house, until the Liars catch her in the act and she defects. Mona, who is becoming addicted to the A-game again, reveals that she tried to scare Charlotte into not resuming the A-game but Charlotte attacked her and she killed her in self-defense. Mary confesses to Rollins and Jessica's murder. A.D. ends the game as they have finally learned that Mona was Charlotte's killer.

One year later, Mary escapes from prison and Mona is released from Welby but rejoins the A-Team and is sent to kidnap Spencer, who comes face-to-face with A.D. – Alex Drake, her twin sister. Mary reveals she sold Alex to a London family to get out of Radley. Alex ran away and met Wren who revealed everything about Spencer to her and introduced her to Charlotte who left her everything. She became A.D. to use the Liars to find Charlotte's killer and killed Wren as he always saw her as Alex while she wanted to become Spencer to have her "perfect life". She explains that Sara was looking for Charlotte's false treasure in the Radley which was actually the secret file and Jenna recruited Noel to look for "Charlotte's sister". Jenna uses her enhanced sense of smell to figure out "Spencer's not Spencer" and alerts Toby who tells the others. Mona reveals to them that Wren was going to kill her but she convinced him she could get Mary out. The Liars, Toby, Mona, and Caleb come face to face with Alex and Spencer as they cannot tell them apart, until Toby makes the distinction by asking what Spencer's favorite poem from a book she gave him. Mona tracked A.D.'s location has a cop arrest her. The Liars then say goodbye to one another as Aria leaves for her honeymoon with Ezra. Mona moves to Paris and the "cop" is revealed to be her boyfriend who has imprisoned Alex and Mary in her basement dollhouse. In the finale moment, a new set of liars are awakened to find their leader, Addison, has just gone missing.


Main article: List of Pretty Little Liars characters

  • ^[a] Unlike the other series regulars, Laura Leighton is only credited in the episodes she appears in.
  • ^[b] Torrey DeVitto returns as the disguised version of Melissa Hastings created by Mona Vanderwaal in the episode "Till Death Do Us Part".


See also: List of Pretty Little Liars episodes




The seventh season was ordered with the sixth season on June 10, 2014, right before the fifth-season premiere aired, which made the show as ABC Family's longest running original series, surpassing The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which was ABC Family's previous longest running original series.[1] The season will consist of 20 episodes, in which ten episodes will air in the summer of 2016, with the remaining ten episodes beginning to air in April 2017.[2][3]Charlie Craig, who served as writer/consulting producer on the second season, will return for the seventh season as executive producer/co-showrunner.[32]I. Marlene King revealed the title of the premiere "Tick-Tock, Bitches" on Twitter.[8]Variety announced that season premiere would air on June 21, 2016, the latest for a season premiere in the show's history.[5] Additionally, series star Troian Bellisario would make her directorial debut this season. Bellisario is set to direct the fifteenth episode of the season.[33][34] A promo was released on May 12, 2016.[35] Freeform released a promotional poster for the season, on June 7, 2016.[36] After the season premiere, Freeform released another poster which included Ashley Benson.[37] On August 29, 2016, I. Marlene King with the principal cast of the show announced that Pretty Little Liars would end after the seventh season. King also announced that the show would start airing the second half of the season later than usual, in April 2017 and that the series finale would be a two-hour episode event.[4] It was reported on October 26, 2016, that a tell-all special will air after the series finale "Till Death Do Us Part", where the main cast and showrunner I. Marlene King talked about the show and behind-the-scenes exclusive.[30][31]

Final season speculation[edit]

The seventh season had been speculated by both fans and the cast and crew of the show to being the final season of Pretty Little Liars ever since the show was renewed for two additional seasons.[1] In an interview with BuzzFeed, Troian Bellisario said “This is the beginning of the end. But the best part about these last two years is that, because it’s the beginning of the end, we can actually start telling the story I think we’ve been waiting to tell for a long time."[3] Regarding the show's ending, Lucy Hale said to E! News that "Seven seasons will definitely end the show."[38][39] Showrunner I. Marlene King commented on these rumors to TVLine as she said "We have enough story to take us to the end of Season 7, and we’re going to let the fans tell us if they’re ready to say goodbye to this world and these characters."[40] She confirmed to being open for an eighth season and a movie and a new book.[41]

In an interview with Variety regarding the five-year time-jump from the sixth season, King said "I think that this story when we're back will end next year at the end of Season 7". She later took to Twitter where she confirmed that the current storyline that began in the second half of the sixth season would end after the seventh season, but would not necessarily mean that the show would end after the seventh season.[42][43] Hale said on The Late Late Show with James Corden that the show was ending after the seventh season.[44] Bellisario's fiancé Patrick J. Adams said in June 2016, that the show was ending in 2017, as the couple has decided to get married after the show ends.[45] Freeform gave out a statement not long after saying that "There has been no official decision made for PLL beyond a season 7."[46] It was announced on August 29, 2016, the day before the mid-season finale would air, that Pretty Little Liars will end after the seventh season.[4]


Production began on February 1, 2016, when King announced on Twitter that the writers were in full swing brainstorming and mapping the seventh season.[47][48] Production and filming began in the end of March 2016 and officially wrapped up in October 2016.[6][49]


The seventh season has nine roles receiving star billing, with eight of them returning from the previous season, six of which was part of the original cast from the first season. The season saw the four protagonists of the series continue the roles as they try to take down the new 'A'. Troian Bellisario played Spencer Hastings, who has relationship problems with Caleb, while Ashley Benson played Hanna Marin, who was kidnapped at the end of last season. Lucy Hale continued her role as Aria Montgomery as she is set in a love triangle with Ezra and her boyfriend Liam. Shay Mitchell portrayed Emily Fields who begins to rekindle her relationship with Alison. Sasha Pieterse continued to portray Alison DiLaurentis as Alison struggles with being in a psych-ward. Janel Parrish returned as Mona Vanderwaal who seems to be finally on their side. Tyler Blackburn continues to play Caleb Rivers and Ian Harding also continued his role as Ezra Fitz. Andrea Parker was added as a series regular, playing Jessica DiLaurentis' twin sister Mary Drake.

After the sixth-season finale, it was announced that Andrea Parker would return to the show as Mary Drake, Jessica DiLaurentis' identical twin sister and biological mother to Charlotte DiLaurentis.[50]TVLine later confirmed that Parker was added as a series regular for the upcoming season.[51]Deadline reported on May 10, 2016, that actor Nicholas Gonzalez was cast as Detective Vic Furey, a character who will oversee the Rosewood Police Department.[52] The character was later renamed Det. Marco Furey.[53]Tammin Sursok announced that she will return to the show as Jenna Marshall after last appearing in the fifth-season episode "How the 'A' Stole Christmas".[54] On June 2, 2016, Variety reported that Brant Daugherty would be returning as Noel Kahn; Brant has not appeared on the show since the beginning of the fifth season.[55]

On June 10, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Lindsey Shaw would be returning as Paige McCullers after leaving in the fifth season mid-season premiere.[56] The actress playing Sydney Driscoll, Chloe Bridges, posted an image on social media, confirming that she would return to the show after last appearing in the Christmas special episode.[57] On July 28, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Shane Coffey would be returning as Holden Strauss; Shane has not appeared on the show since the beginning of the third season.[58] It was announced on August 8, 2016, that Ava Allan will appear on the show, and will first appear in the second half of the season as Addison.[59] On August 17, 2016, TVLine reported that Edward Kerr would be returning to the show as Pastor Ted Wilson in the second half of the season. Kerr had not been on the show since towards the end of the fifth season.[60]


Live + SD Ratings[edit]

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Episode Air date Time slot (EST) Rating/Share (18–49) Viewers (m) Rank (18–49)
141 1 "Tick-Tock, Bitches" June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21)Tuesdays
8:00 p.m.
142 2 "Bedlam" June 28, 2016 (2016-06-28)0.6[11]1.24[11]15[11]
143 3 "The Talented Mr. Rollins" July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05)0.5[12]1.12[12]12[12]
144 4 "Hit and Run, Run, Run" July 12, 2016 (2016-07-12)0.6[13]1.26[13]7[13]
145 5 "Along Comes Mary" July 19, 2016 (2016-07-19)0.6[14]1.17[14]15[14]
146 6 "Wanted: Dead or Alive" August 2, 2016 (2016-08-02)0.5[15]1.10[15]12[15]
147 7 "Original G'A'ngsters" August 9, 2016 (2016-08-09)0.6[16]1.16[16]9[16]
148 8 "Exes and OMGs" August 16, 2016 (2016-08-16)0.6[17]1.11[17]14[17]
149 9 "The Wrath of Kahn" August 23, 2016 (2016-08-23)0.5[18]1.09[18]16[18]
150 10 "The DArkest Knight" August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30)0.7[19]1.33[19]11[19]
151 11 "Playtime" April 18, 2017 (2017-04-18)0.7[20]1.33[20]4[20]
152 12 "These Boots Were Made for Stalking" April 25, 2017 (2017-04-25)0.5[21]0.92[21]10[21]
153 13 "Hold Your Piece" May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)0.4[22]0.86[22]11[22]
154 14 "Power Play" May 9, 2017 (2017-05-09)0.5[23]0.91[23]9[23]
155 15 "In the Eye Abides the Heart" May 23, 2017 (2017-05-23)0.4[24]0.85[24]11[24]
156 16 "The Glove That Rocks the Cradle" May 30, 2017 (2017-05-30)0.4[25]0.90[25]8[25]
157 17 "Driving Miss Crazy" June 6, 2017 (2017-06-06)0.5[26]0.97[26]2[26]
158 18 "Choose or Lose" June 13, 2017 (2017-06-13)0.5[27]0.96[27]7[27]
159 19 "Farewell, My Lovely" June 20, 2017 (2017-06-20)0.4[28]0.83[28]9[28]
160 20 "Till Death Do Us Part" June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27)0.7[29]1.41[29]2[29]
721 "A-List Wrap Party" June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27)Tuesday
10:00 p.m.

Live + 7 Day (DVR) ratings[edit]

No. in
No. in
Episode Air date Time slot (EST) 18–49 rating increase Viewers
(millions) increase
Total 18–49 Total viewers
141 1 "Tick-Tok, Bitches" June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21)Tuesdays
8:00 p.m.
0.5 1.05 1.2 2.48 [61]
142 2 "Bedlam" June 28, 2016 (2016-06-28)0.4 0.82 1.0 2.05 [62]
143 3 "The Talented Mr. Rollins" July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05)0.4 0.74 0.9 1.85 [63]
144 4 "Hit and Run, Run, Run" July 12, 2016 (2016-07-12)0.4 0.76 1.0 2.01 [64]
145 5 "Along Comes Mary" July 19, 2016 (2016-07-19)N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
146 6 "Wanted: Dead or Alive" August 2, 2016 (2016-08-02)0.5 0.84 1.0 1.94 [65]
147 7 "Original G'A'ngsters" August 9, 2016 (2016-08-09)0.5 0.95 1.1 2.11 [66]
148 8 "Exes and OMGs" August 16, 2016 (2016-08-16)0.5 0.86 1.1 1.97 [67]
149 9 "The Wrath of Kahn" August 23, 2016 (2016-08-23)0.5 0.71 0.9 1.80 [68]
150 10 "The DArkest Knight" August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30)0.4 0.77 1.1 2.10 [68]
151 11 "Playtime" April 18, 2017 (2017-04-18)0.4 0.85 1.1 2.19 [69]
152 12 "These Boots Were Made for Stalking" April 25, 2017 (2017-04-25)N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
153 13 "Hold Your Piece" May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
154 14 "Power Play" May 9, 2017 (2017-05-09)0.4 0.85 0.9 1.77 [70]
155 15 "In the Eye Abides the Heart" May 23, 2017 (2017-05-23)0.5 0.98 0.9 1.83 [71]
156 16 "The Glove That Rocks the Cradle" May 30, 2017 (2017-05-30)0.5 0.91 0.9 1.82 [72]
157 17 "Driving Miss Crazy" June 6, 2017 (2017-06-06)0.5 0.93 1.0 1.90 [73]
158 18 "Choose or Lose" June 13, 2017 (2017-06-13)0.4 0.93 0.9 1.90 [74]
159 19 "Farewell, My Lovely" June 20, 2017 (2017-06-20)0.5 0.79 0.9 1.62 [75]
160 20 "Till Death Do Us Part" June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27)N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


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Episode 7 pll 13 season

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Geez, was that the most predictable death or what?

On Pretty Little Liars Season 7 Episode 13, Yvonne lost her life after starting to show signs that she was going to be alright, but it was just one of those developments that made my eyes roll. 

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Yes, it was teased we were losing a character this week, but still, hasn't Yvonne been through enough at this stage?

First, she had to contend with Spencer for Toby's affections. Then, when it appeared Toby and Yvonne were doing the right thing, they got caught up in a car crash that will probably be revealed to be down to Uber A. 

Toby was floored by the loss of his love, but the development was only thrown in to create a path back to Spencer for him. Maybe the writers could have thought up something more exciting than killing Yvonne off. 

Meh. That was not the only thing that got under my skin in this filler episode. Yes, there are still filler episodes of Pretty Little Liars. Yes, the series is still ending, so where the heck are the answers?

Caleb being attacked by some gas from the board was hilarious, but it did show just how far Uber A was going to have the liars play out the sick game for the duration. 

Caleb is that guy who always wants to find a way to save the day, so it made perfect sense that something would happen to him. Granted, it was not quite as severe as what happened to Yvonne. 

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Poor Hanna. Is it just me, or does she always seem to get dealt the worst hand from A? I liked that the liars picked up on the fact that A was letting some of them off easier than the others. 

It showed that the villain has thought everything through and thinks the girls will bicker before finding them. I did laugh out loud when the doll said about the appendix, and both Hanna and Caleb did not pick up on it. 

I thought Caleb was supposed to be smart. It turns out, Aria was the most intelligent person this week, and that was all thanks to Caleb teaching her how to hack. 

Even Emily was shocked by the sudden appearance of brain cells for the character. Kidding aside, I am so not buying Aria being able to hack like it's going out of fashion. 

A long-running theory is that Aria is the villain. How awesome would it be if all of Aria's encounters with A have been what she wants everyone to think and is, indeed, the villain?

That would go a long way towards making this whole ordeal of a show worthwhile. There are times I love Pretty Little Liars, but when we're still not getting anywhere plot wise, it digs deep. 

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It was nice to check back in with Sydney but there's no way she's fighting on the side of good. She's as close to Jenna as always, and I'm just waiting for that to be revealed. 

We already knew Jenna and the villain were in cahoots, but where the heck is Uber A getting the money for eye surgery? The person with a lot of money on this show is Lucas. 

He's another character who has been rather sketchy in the past. Also, Hanna is staying in his house, so he could have the place bugged, giving him the ability to steal Hanna's design. 

So many questions, yet so little episodes left. Can you tell I'm getting frustrated? 

Fury getting the finger delivered to him looks set to be the key to discovering who killed Jessica DiLaurentis. Plot twist: With Mr. Hastings returning next week and the killer reveal set to occur in that episode, he is very likely to be the killer. 

God, I hope I'm wrong, but if not, I'll probably be through with the show. 

The closing scene with Aria swinging a knife at Nicole was, like, out of the left field. Why was she sitting there in the dark, and why didn't Ezra warn her?

"Hold Your Piece" was all over the place with a lot of moments that made me want to turn the TV off. Hopefully, the series can pull it together before it comes to an end. 

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“You really thought that was me?” —Hanna to Caleb about the creepy mannequin.

Flash to Spencer and Hot Cop’s date. They’re playing ping pong, which Spencer learned at “horseback riding camp,” but the light moment is interrupted with talk about Mary Drake and the night she was shot. Seriously, can anyone just have a nice, quiet afternoon on Pretty Little Liars?? They kiss—and literally, in the next scene, Toby and Yvonne get married. Again, this is all a ruse!

“We ponged hard.” —Hot Cop. Bye.

Aria and Emily try to track down Sydney, whom they suspect helped Jenna the night Spencer was shot. (To be honest, I forget who Sydney is or why she’s relevant, so let’s just roll with this story.) As it turns out, Sydney is Catherine’s assistant, which all but confirms she was the one who tipped off that gossip blogger about Hanna’s designs. She’s a rat! Trust no one.

“The same girl who accidentally had her phone on airplane mode for half of ninth grade?” —Emily about Aria. (LOL, what?)

Sydney tells Emily that she had nothing to do with the night Spencer was shot, but she’s clearly lying because Aria hacks into her schedule and sees she’s taking Jenna to an eye doctor later that day. Naturally, they follow her to this appointment, where they learn someone is buying Jenna a new pair of eyes. Sydney gives the eye doctor the initials “A.D,” which sends Aria and Emily into a tailspin. Is she A.D.? Is she a pawn? Who the hell knows at this point.

“Do I have to twist your arm again? Answer the freaking question!” —Aria to Sydney.

Sydney says she doesn’t know who A.D. is—she’s just following the orders from an “anonymous donor.” She claims she doesn’t know where Jenna is, either, but Aria drops a mother-effing tracking device into her bag so they can follow her every move. How do these girls just casually have these gadgets?!

“Namaste, bitch.” —Sydney to Aria.

Spencer walks in on Caleb stupidly screwing with the board game. Remember, these two dated last season, so the scene is awkward at first. They start drinking, and Spencer tells Caleb about the date she just had with Hot Cop. Then, a weird gas SHOOTS OUT OF THE BOARD GAME AND POISONS CALEB. Spencer calls the cops. I’m screaming.

Spencer tells Hanna that Caleb is in the hospital, which gets her out of wearing that offensive outfit in front of the Japanese investors. Yvonne and Toby are at the hospital, too, where they muse endlessly about their future plans—but then Yvonne stops talking and her eyes begin to shut. She dies. Spencer finds Toby, and he collapses in her arms. It’s devastating.

Caleb is stabilized at the hospital, which is good news—but the bad news is that A.D is pissed at Hanna for missing the investors meeting. Aria and Emily receive a notification that Sydney is on the move—remember, they’re tracking her—so they leave the hospital.

Aria goes back to Ezra’s apartment, but she’s not alone: Nicole is there. Before we see their conversation, though, we pivot to Hot Cop, who receives a human finger in the mail from a mysterious sender. Pretty Little Liars just took a turn into Saw territory, folks.

Final thoughts:

Honestly, I’m still in shock about everything that just went down. I’m crying, I’m terrified—I’m on edge! Tonight reminded me why I love Pretty Little Liars so much and why I’m going to miss it.


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Pretty Little Liars Recap: Smooth Operator

Troian Bellisario as Spencer, Shay Mitchell as Emily, Lucy Hale as Aria.

As the journalists who want to prove they’ve read all the hippest longform like to say on Twitter: THIS. This is what I was expecting these final episodes to look like: urgent, snappy, an excellent balance of hook-uppery among couples of which I approve, gruesome-slash-terrifying antics from A, and lots of Scoobying around to solve the mystery. This was an hour of legitimately impressive quips — even Emily got in a few crackling one-liners — and barely any time wasted on aggressively boring, forgettable, or dispensable characters. The competition for the top spot in this week’s Pretty Little Power Rankings was the fiercest it’s been since the five-year jump.

1. A.D. (last week: not ranked)
I’ve got to hand it to the Milton Brother from hell: It knows exactly what is going to make each of these Liars completely bonkers and deeply upset. In just one episode, this suburban Seneca Crane taps into Hanna’s why-me complex — as Aria wisely points out (yes, even Aria was smart this week), the game is unfair by design, to “keep us off-balance” — as well as Caleb’s inability to not get involved in Hanna’s problems and Spencer’s stress over being “some sort of Dickensian foundling.” A haunted Tamagotchi torturing Spencer with its infant howls? That my-size Chuckie with the Hanna face that literally gushed blood when Hanna cut on the dotted line with the knife straight out of the Emoji Weapons Collection? So disgusting, 10/10.

(Sidebar: Do we think the PLL writers swiped that reference from all my recaps by referring to Radley as Voldemort’s Dickensian Orphanage for the Morally and Mentally Afflicted? A power ranker can dream!)

2. Spencer (last week: 3)
As I’ve said before, I am trying to brace myself for the inevitable: This show is going to force everyone back together with their high-school sweethearts, even in cases where it makes absolutely no sense. If there were any justice in this brutal world, Spencer and Officer Marco Elevator would be ping-ponging off into the sunset when those final credits roll. Someone in the wardrobe department agrees with me; it is not an accident that when these two bump into each other at the Brew, they’re wearing almost the exact same shade of heather gray.

Spencer has a really sweet date with Marco — she learned some surprising stuff about him, while we learned some totally not-surprising stuff about her, like that she was the ping-pong champion at her all-girls’ horseback riding camp — so of course Yvonne had to go and die and ruin everything. But before that happens, Spencer is able to have a respectful, normal conversation with Caleb, as exes who want things to be fine, followed by a quality make-out session with the only cop in Rosewood who isn’t actively terrible at his job.

3. Emily (last week: 10)
Right out of the gate, this girl is more impressive than she’s been in forever. She covers for Ali, badly, but saves her stuttering non-excuse with a nice “I guess there’s a lot of red tape when you’re trying to unmarry a dead identity thief.” I have a feeling it’s not a coincidence that Emily is able to be peak Emily — the shiny flowing hair of a Disney princess, the loyalty of a Gryffindor, and the brain of someone with more than a sixth-grade education — when she is as far away from Paige, Ali, and Rosewood High as possible. She doesn’t let go of the idea that Mary Drake is responsible for everything, she is admirably effective at threatening Sydney, and she does not allow her inexplicable romantic feelings for virtually every girl she’s ever met to impede her investigation.

4. Aria (last week: 9)
Well. I’ll. Be. Ms. Montgomery gets it together this week! Much like Emily, Aria is her best when she is away from all the significant (and insignificant) others who inspire her to be her most annoying, insecure, and/or dull self — so, Ezra, Holden, and pretty much everyone she’s ever dated. I like that she’s wearing tassel earrings, a nod to that feather from way back when. In other fashion news, it appears our girl has a new motorcycle jacket. This one is black with leopard-print sleeves, which is strange because I thought Bebe was going out of business. She’s also rocking a lot of cleavage for this daytime recon mission; girl looks good, but if you’re trying to not be noticed, maybe something that calls to mind the Baywatch red, deep-V, backless leotard from American Apparel (R.I.P.) isn’t the way to go?

Questionable attire aside, Aria gets a quick surveillance slash stalking lesson from Caleb, then she is somehow able to Mr. Robot her way into all of Sydney’s devices. She also successfully gets a GPS tracker into Sydney’s yoga bag, and does some actual arm-twisting to boot. Holy competence, Batman!

5. Flipping around the classic “mysterious figure with black gloves” closer (last week: not ranked)
I see what you did there, PLL. Also: a severed finger?! Gross, gross, gross. (Great job, obviously I loved it.)

6. Officer Marco Elevator (last week: 2)
Such solid impromptu date planning! He ribs Spencer about her inability to have a good time, he helps her realize that she’s been so caught up in her own (admittedly bananas) personal drama that she’s lost all perspective on the complicated family histories pretty much everybody has to reckon with, he had senior Zumba moved so he and Spencer could flirtatiously play ping-pong without any interruptions, and he is very handy with on-the-spot shoulder repair. (Also: Spencer’s injury bleeds in the most controlled way possible. It is basically just a red polka dot on her white shirt, in accordance with the Inviolable Rules of Television Health and Medicine.)

7. Hanna (last week: 7)
“You can’t spell anonymous without ‘A.D.,’” says Hanna, which is goofy and funny, although do I remember correctly that Hanna stealthily did better on her SATs than everyone else in this bunch? And if Hanna is going to be a serious designer, I need her to stop wearing camouflage.

Anyway, Hanna’s “Style” section glory is short-lived when A.D. drops the maybe rumor/maybe fact that the design in question was stolen from Claudia. She gets what is, objectively, the most grisly turn in the game: a Chuckie-looking Hanna-bot that she has to operate on, stuffed like a piñata with a cute little racial appropriation outfit. Hanna is supposed to rock this Katy Perry chic to a meeting with Japanese investors or face A.D.’s wrath; in addition to being about as culturally sensitive as a headdress at Coachella, it is, in Caleb’s words, “everyone’s-gonna-see-your-spicy-tuna-roll short.” She narrowly escapes this fate, but winds up losing her turn. I have a feeling that will not work out well for her.

8. Caleb (last week: 1)
I could not love Caleb’s unabashed pride in Hanna’s professional success more. Look at how many copies of the newspaper he bought! “I got one for your mom, your dad, Grandma Marin.” Plus points for standout boyfriending and ex-boyfriending aside — he was real sweet and mature about Spencer’s “vibes” with Marco — Caleb unfortunately sinks to the bottom half of the power rankings for getting “poisoned by some toxic version of Candyland.” Also, Hanna claims that she can hide the game phone in her bag since “guys aren’t going to go through a girl’s purse because they’re too afraid to accidentally touch a tampon.” That is true as a general rule, but don’t you think Caleb is the kind of guy who reminds Hanna to take her pill, generally knows what’s up with her cycle, and is not embarrassed at all to be seen scooping up tampons at CVS?

9. Lucas (last week: not ranked)
Is it just me or is his unending generosity way more unnerving than Hanna seems to think it is?

10. Sydney (last week: not ranked)
I forgot this girl existed, but apparently she’s important again? On the bright side, she gave us a great sign-off: “Namaste, bitch.”

11. Toby (last week: not ranked)
“When you get a chance, Yvonne’s out of the coma.” I know that line was not intended to make me laugh out loud but (1) I am a heartless monster, could be A.D., you don’t know, (2) the juxtaposition of the super casual and literally life-altering parts of that one sentence is hilarious, and (3) Yvonne is about 95 percent plot device, 5 percent personality, and that’s a very generous read. Toby gets to enjoy marital bliss and fantasies of moderately unconventional globetrotting with his wife for all of 15 seconds before Yvonne dramatically drops her bouquet to the floor and dies before his eyes. Mazel tov?

Hanna, naming Jenna as the suspect for the blog sabotage: “Blind item, blind girl.”

13. Yvonne (last week: not ranked)
Not that I want to spend any more time with this chick, and not that Rosewood is exactly known for its world-class parenting, but where are her mom and dad? She’s in a coma and the only person keeping an eye on her is … Toby? Oh well, good-bye forever, Yvonne. May you rest in peace and join the rest of PLL’s gone-and-definitely-forgotten ghosts in that great Ravenswood in the sky.

Lingering concerns: How long was Nicole just sitting in the dark in Aria’s place? Why did it take Hanna so long to realize that the game, which did not plug into anything, was probably battery-operated? Is it too late for Ali to be the big bad after all?

I needed to win on an existential level,


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