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 ...
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?
Forget Fifty Shades of Grey. It's all about black and white on Pretty Little Liars' Feb. 11 episode. "ABC Family noticed what we were doing visually on the show, going for very noirlike effects," says executive producer Joe Dougherty, "and asked if we wanted to go all the way and make something special in black and white."