Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell
The ladies of Pretty Little Liars have been on one wild ride throughout the show's four and a half seasons.
What began with a simple anonymous text message from the omniscient "A" has turned into a complicated mystery with the foursome at the center -- (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) — never knowing who to trust. The series has seen several people don the hoodie and assume the identity of A, even more characters die, secrets surface, relationships get destroyed and even one person, the thought-to-be-dead Alison (Sasha Pieterse), return. As the show, now in its fifth season, hits the milestone 100th episode, TVGuide.com chatted with the cast and creative team to find out their favorite episodes, most wacky plotlines, saddest character deaths, which story received the most backlash and more!
Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse
Another tormenter has been crossed off the Pretty Little Liars' list, but was she A? The girls certainly think so.
Season 5 of the addictive ABC Family drama picked up immediately after the finale's shooting, with Ezra (Ian Harding) being rushed to the hospital. Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison (Sasha Pieterse) took action to lure out A and it worked. As a gun-wielding Shana (Aeriel Miranda) showed up to the Fitzgerald Family's Broadway theater revealing that she was responsible for the cabin fire, among other things, and trying to prove her love to Jenna (Tammin Sursok), Aria showed up in time to save the foursome by bludgeoning her.
Ian Harding, Sasha Pieterse
OK, Liars lovers, Season 5 kicks off Tuesday (8/7c on ABC Family) and as we all know, Ali (Sasha Pieterse) is alive and ready to head back to Rosewood.
Of course, before that, there's also the teeny matter of making sure Ezra (Ian Harding) is OK after being shot in the season finale, (hopefully) uncovering what the heck happened to Mama DiLaurentis, and figuring out if Ali can play nice with Aria and the others. Has she really changed? Will she try to regain her position as Queen Bee? And really, should anyone ever trust her again? ...
Aerial Miranda, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding
Will Ezra survive the Pretty Little Liars premiere? And will he be conscious enough to tell the girls who "A" really is?
On the show's winter finale that led the girls to New York City, Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison (Sasha Pieterse) found themselves on a rooftop, trying to escape "A." When Ezra (Ian Harding) appeared — throwing off the audience (and the girls) for a moment — he was soon in a battle with "A" that ended with a gunshot. At the end of the episode, Ezra held his bleeding stomach, and fell into the arms of Aria.
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Pretty Little Liars' fourth season was dubbed the "Season of Answers," and we definitely got them.
After four long seasons, some of the major questions surrounding the night of Alison's disappearance got resolved. More A suspects were crossed off the list, we learned Mrs. DiLaurentis (Andrea Parker) was the one who buried her own daughter (Sasha Pieterse) alive, Noel (Brant Daugherty) was helping Alison stay safe, and stalker Mona (Janel Parish) also knew she was alive the entire time, setting her up so she could become the Queen Bee.
Sasha Pieterse, Ian Harding
[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday's season finale of Pretty Little Liars. Read at your own risk!]
Did A just kill Ezra? That's one of the big questions Pretty Little Liars left hanging at the end of the Season 4 finale.
Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisaro, Sasha Pieterse, Shay Mitchell, Ashely Benson
The Pretty Little Liars are stepping back into time, flashing back to what happened that fateful night that forever changed their lives.
On Tuesday's Season 4 finale (8/7c, ABC Family), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Hanna (Ashley Benson) will finally hear first-hand from Alison (Sasha Pieterse) what went down after she disappeared during their sleepover. More importantly, the episode will give more clues as to who Alison's deathly afraid of and whether or not the newly suspected Ms. DiLaurentis (Anne Marie Deluise) is the one who's been torturing the girls this whole time. Plus, fans will finally find out who is buried in the grave that had supposedly been for Alison. Ahead of Tuesday's revelations, the cast and producers were on hand at Sunday's Paley Festival panel, moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Damian Holbrook, to tease the finale and what's to come in Season 5. Read on for scoop:
The majority of Pretty Little Liars' noir episode may have been in a dream-like state, but it still led Spencer to a major hint ...
Troian Bellisario, Keegan Allen
Pretty Little Liars is getting dark — well, darker than usual — for a special black-and-white, noir-inspired episode.
After the stunning revelation that Ezra Fitz (Ian Harding) is the man in Alison's journal, a pill-popping Spencer (Troian Bellisario) spirals into a dream-like state where she, her friends and her enemies are transported to a 1940s crime-solving flick. From the hair, makeup, wardrobe and vernacular to the personality and even social issues, the episode's writer and director Joseph Dougherty was tasked with making the episode accurate, interesting, beautiful and most importantly for the fans, plot-advancing.
Pretty Little Liars' Alison DiLaurentis is officially alive.
During the show's annual Halloween special, fans' suspicions were confirmed when Alison (Sasha Pieterse) suddenly revealed herself to the girls in Ravenswood. But their reunion was short-lived when Alison gave a quick warning about someone she's terrified of and then disappeared. Before Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Hanna (Ashley Benson) could ask questions they were left in the dark dying to find out, among many things, who has been tormenting their friend, why she can't come home yet and if she wasn't the girl that got buried, then who was?