When their best friend Alison mysteriously vanishes, four girls believe their secrets are safe forever. But when they begin to receive threatening messages from someone named "A," the truth may be only one text away. Filled with mystery, scandal, intrigue and nail-biting suspense, Pretty Little Liars is based on the best-selling book series for young adults from Alloy.
Set one year after the disappearance of Alison, the manipulative and vindictive queen bee, the one-hour drama revolves around four 16-year-old girlfriends - Aria, Hanna, Spencer and Emily - who have lost touch with one another until each begins to receive mysterious messages suggesting that Alison is watching them and knows their most private details they are desperate to keep hidden. Suddenly, living in their picturesque suburban community is far from perfect as secrets, lies and betrayals threaten everything they hold dear. Even after Alison's body is discovered, the messages don't stop....
01 - It's Alive
In the season two premiere, the drama continues moments after the explosive season one finale. The girls are the talk of the town -- and not in a good way. Ian's (recurring guest star RYAN MERRIMAN) body is missing and, with the entire town of Rosewood questioning exactly what happened the night before at the church, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer have a lot of explaining to do. Their parents -- and the police -- aren't quite sure what to believe, so the girls' parents rally together to try and help the four out with the assistance of a therapist (guest star ANNABETH GISH -- Mystic Pizza, Brotherhood, The X-Files). Forced to talk out their problems, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer feel more alone than ever. Even with the reassurance that everything they discuss won't leave the therapist's office, can the liars finally tell someone about "A?" Or is there no place safe from "A's" watchful eye? Meanwhile, love is on the rocks for the girls when Spencer is forbidden to see Toby (recurring guest star KEEGAN ALLEN), Aria cools things off with Ezra, and Caleb (recurring guest star TYLER BLACKBURN) comes back to town for Hanna.
02 - The Goodbye Look
With the girls being forced to go their separate ways for a bit, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer need each other now more than ever. Emily struggles with her family's impending move to Texas, but when a college athletic scout approaches her after a swim meet, she sees an opportunity that could keep her in Rosewood. Plus, Hanna's father returns to town -- with her friends at arm's length, will Hanna forgive Mona (recurring guest star JANEL PARRISH -- Bratz) so she has someone to lean on? Spencer tries to be supportive of Toby's (recurring guest star KEEGAN ALLEN) new plans to free himself of his family and Rosewood. Meanwhile, on the eve of Ezra's last day at Rosewood High, he begs Aria to meet him so they can work things out. Aria, on the other hand, is not so sure there's anything left to say. But is she really ready to say goodbye to Mr. Fitz for good?
03 - My Name Is Trouble
As Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer try to keep their distance from each other, each girl looks to distractions to help fulfill the "separate time" request from their parents. Aria channels her inner artist and signs up for a pottery class at Hollis College. Not only does the class qualify as "separate time," but it also gives her an excuse to see Ezra on campus, so there are benefits on both sides -- that is, until she finds out Jenna is also taking the class. Emily stays focused on her swimming career and how that could help her stay in Rosewood, but when she doesn't get the solid commitment from Danby University, she comes up with a way to fudge things to convince her mom to stay. But will goody-two-shoes Emily be able to go through with her sneaky plan? Feeling like the only one who doesn't have a hobby, Hanna turns to Lucas to see if she can join the yearbook staff to fill her time. But with Lucas still hurting from their last encounter, Hanna's new hobby might turn out to be trying to make amends. Meanwhile, Spencer notches up her suspicions about what is going on in the DiLaurentis house now that Jason (recurring guest star DREW VAN ACKER -- The Lake) has moved back in. Plus, with Melissa (recurring guest star TORREY DE VITTO) sneaking around and getting mysterious text messages, Spencer wonders what her sister has to do with what is going on next door.
04 - Blind Dates
Lucas (recurring guest star BRENDAN ROBINSON) starts to unravel as the date with his new dream girl approaches -- which Hanna arranged for him -- so Hanna feels the need to help him out. But when Caleb (recurring guest star TYLER BLACKBURN) is thrown into the mix and Hanna's idea of what is helpful starts to backfire, Lucas' date takes a downward turn. With Emily's mother blaring to the world about her scholarship commitment, Emily is at the edge of spilling the truth behind the fake letter. But with some help from a surprisingly supportive Samara (recurring guest star CLAIRE HOLT -- Mean Girls 2, H2O: Just Add Water), maybe the situation isn't as dire as Emily once thought. Spencer, on the other hand, is certain that the situation with Melissa (recurring guest star TORREY DE VITTO) and her mysterious communication with Ian (recurring guest star RYAN MERRIMAN) is only getting more serious, and Spencer feels that Wren (recurring guest star JULIAN MORRIS -- 24, My Generation) may be the only one who can finally help give her the answers she is looking for. But is Spencer, along with the other girls, ready for what they might find at the end of the search? Meanwhile, Aria has a chance encounter with Jason (recurring guest star DREW VAN ACKER) that brings back some surprising memories.
05 - The Devil You Know
As the shocking news about Ian (recurring guest star RYAN MERRIMAN) makes the rounds through Rosewood, Aria, Emily, Hanna, Spencer and their families all try to cope with the outcome and some much needed closure. With her home life particularly in turmoil, Spencer stays focused on her family and the surprising support she gets from her parents. Emily, on the other hand, can't seem to find the closure that others are relishing; rather, she digs her heels in to find any shred of evidence they may have overlooked.
Aria looks to find comfort in Ezra, but with their relationship still new to the outside world, the couple struggles to be so public so fast. With everyone sharing a huge sigh of relief, could Emily be right -- that the devil they think has been put to rest is nowhere near the evil that still looms out there and is out to get the girls? Meanwhile, Hanna gets a surprising look into Caleb's (recurring guest star TYLER BLACKBURN) life after his shady foster mother surfaces.
06 - Never Letting Go
On the eve of the Rosewood Charity Fashion Show, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are surprised when Alison's mother, Jessica DiLaurentis (guest star ANDREA PARKER -- The Pretender, Less than Perfect), returns to town and requests that they participate in the show on Alison's behalf. Aria takes up the opportunity to try and help jog Jason's (recurring guest star DREW VAN ACKER) memory of the night Ali disappeared, as Hanna starts to get her hopes up that her father's attendance may mean more than he's letting on. Spencer, on the other hand, quickly learns that while she has been dealing with larger issues, Mona (recurring guest star JANEL PARRISH) has stepped in and taken charge of running the event. As the charity event gets closer, walking down a runway in a fancy gown may not seem that hard -- but nothing is ever easy for four pretty little liars. Meanwhile, Emily re-evaluates her casual dating stance when it starts to look like Samara (recurring guest star CLAIRE HOLT) might be dating someone else.
07 - Surface Tension
It's moving day for Emily and, with a new place to call home, she is feeling more like a guest than part of the family. Hanna is also feeling uneasy, but for her it is in regards to Caleb's (recurring guest star TYLER BLACKBURN) continued shady "business" dealings and his nonchalant attitude about it. And when Toby (recurring guest star KEEGAN ALLEN) makes a surprising discovery, Spencer is thrown for a loop by the find -- and her father's reaction to it. With the girls already on edge, could they be sitting targets for "A's" next move? Or does "A" have bigger plans for the four and is just making them wait? Meanwhile, Aria is put in a tricky position when both Ezra and Jason (recurring guest star DREW VAN ACKER) are invited to the Montgomery dinner party and vie for her attention when the soiree goes awry.
08 - Save the Date
Emily has been juggling a lot of secrets and lies lately and, when her father pays her a surprise visit before a big swim meet, the pressure gets to be too much, sending her to the hospital. But with the prospect of having to come clean to her father about Danby, Emily realizes she has bigger problems when "A" reveals a part in Emily's swim career. While visiting Emily, Spencer and Aria take the opportunity to try and do more digging around about the cause of Alison's death and how the broken field hockey stick may play a part in the last few moments of their friend's life. Meanwhile, Hanna struggles with the prospect of losing both men in her life when her father's "Save the Date" for his wedding arrives, and the possibility of Caleb (recurring guest star TYLER BLACKBURN) leaving Rosewood before his past can come back to haunt him.
09 - Picture This
Since Jason DiLaurentis (recurring guest star DREW VAN ACKER) came back to Rosewood, there have been a lot of questions about him. Some don't trust him and are suspicious of his motives for returning, while others see him in a different light. Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are no different. Spencer is determined to find out what Jason is hiding at his house and decides to finally get some answers. With Emily in tow, Spencer makes her move -- but are they ready to deal with what they find out? Aria, on the other hand, can't seem to get Jason off her mind for a different reason. With Jason continuing to pop up in Aria's life, will she be able to resist their undeniable chemistry? Meanwhile, Hanna helps Caleb (recurring guest star TYLER BLACKBURN) with a difficult decision about his family, which in turn could help put her relationship with her father into perspective.
10 - Touched By An A-ngel
Aria finds herself in a difficult position when trying to process Spencer and Emily's news about Jason (recurring guest star DREW VAN ACKER), while dealing with what happened at the park and her undeniable feelings for him. How could Jason be the dangerous person that her friends say he is, when he has shown nothing but compassion and vulnerability to her? With Aria waffling on her stance on Jason, Spencer decides drastic times call for drastic measures. But will Spencer's actions help Aria to see Jason for who Spencer thinks he really is, or will it only push Aria closer to Jason? Meanwhile, Hanna finds herself in a different kind of prickly situation when she tries to play nice with her future stepsister, Kate (recurring guest star NATALIE HALL -- The Good Wife, All My Children), only to have things go horribly wrong. Plus, "A" turns up the heat on Emily by trying to push her to a breaking point.
11 - I Must Confess
After being pushed around, threatened and more by "A," Emily is at a breaking point and her friends know that something drastic has to be done to save her. The girls turn to the only person they have come to trust and know that she can't let their secrets out: Dr. Anne Sullivan (recurring guest star ANNABETH GISH). Finally being able to reveal the torment that "A" has put them through to someone outside of the tight-knit group gives the girls a sense of relief and Emily a new sense of courage. But with the cat being out of the bag, has a weight really been lifted off their shoulders, or could it possibly have just provoked a beast? And now that Dr. Sullivan is aware of "A" and what the girls have been put through, could she be next on "A's" target list? Meanwhile, Hanna's grandmother, Regina (guest star BETTY BUCKLEY -- Oz; Tony Award winner) comes to town to stir up trouble for Tom's (recurring guest star ROARK CRITCHLOW -- V) rehearsal dinner.
12 - Over My Dead Body
Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer have made a crucial mistake -- they told someone about "A" and now they must pay the price. With the clock ticking and "A" calling the shots, the girls are sent on missions to do "A's" bidding in order to save their trusted confidant. Each mission will ultimately lead to what the four liars want the most, but at a costly price to their loved ones and themselves. Can Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer go through with their given tasks, or will they ignore "A" to save those around them from being hurt? And, ultimately, will this matter when all is said and done? Nothing is ever as it seems in Rosewood, PA.
13 - The First Secret
The streets of Rosewood are festive, little kids are running around the streets hoping for a good year of trick or treats, and five best friends are looking forward to the biggest party of the season. It is the Halloween before Alison went missing and the only concern for Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer is to score an invite to Noel Khan's (recurring guest star BRANT DAUGHERTY -- Super Sportlets, Private) Halloween party. But with a new girl in town to challenge Ali for Queen Bee dominance, the possibility of Spencer losing the election for class president -- along with her parents' approval -- and a shocking revelation for Aria about her father, there may be more to worry about this Halloween than finding the perfect costume. With all of the tricks and treats floating around Rosewood, there may be something more sinister waiting out there for Ali and her best friends.
14 - Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares
A month has passed since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer were arrested and a lot has changed in Rosewood ... and with the girls. They are at each others' throats and no longer are they mighty best friends. Emily has been iced out completely. But what could have divided them so severely? Has "A" finally won the game of divide and conquer? With Emily now truly on her own, is she ripe for "A's" picking?
15 - A Hot Piece of "A"
After their recent encounter with "A," Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer think they may be closer than ever to figuring out the identity of "A." But when the girls decide to enlist Caleb's (recurring guest star TYLER BLACKBURN) hacking skills to help with their quest, Hanna no longer wants to be a part of the plan. The last thing Hanna wants is to get Caleb involved in something else shady and she also doesn't want to open the door to questions that Hanna can't answer. But once the girls realize that "A" has a helper, Hanna has no other choice. Instead of focusing on figuring out who the "helper" is, though, Hanna decides to put all of her efforts into throwing a surprise party for Caleb. But will a surprise party at Spencer's lake house be the diversion Hanna is looking for, or just a recipe for disaster? Meanwhile, Aria and Ezra must deal with the aftermath of coming clean.
16 - Let the Water Hold Me Down
With Lucas (recurring guest star BRENDAN ROBINSON) missing and questions surrounding what happened out on the lake, Hanna can barely catch her breath. Caleb (recurring guest star TYLER BLACKBURN) is determined to find his friend, but Hanna's reluctance to help only causes more problems. Can Hanna really tell Caleb what happened in the boat without tipping him off to her larger "A" problem? And if she did tell him, would he be willing to stick around after hearing all the horrible things Hanna has done? Meanwhile, Spencer follows a lead about "A" which guides her to an unexpected place and revelation.
17 - The Blond Leading the Blind
The best way to get to someone is through the people they love, and "A" knows this better than anyone. Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer have had to sacrifice a lot at the gloved hands of "A," especially when it comes to love. Toby (recurring guest star KEEGAN ALLEN) continues to pursue Spencer, knowing that she is keeping something from him. With another "accident" possibly occurring at any minute, Spencer is desperate to keep Toby safe. Also worried about her relationship, Hanna begs the other girls to stop using Caleb (recurring guest star TYLER BLACKBURN) to help with their search. The more involved Caleb gets, the bigger a target he becomes. But is the valuable information Caleb is finding more important to the others than Caleb's safety? Meanwhile, Aria is desperate to save her relationship with Ezra, who is still not returning her calls. Will one more "date" with Holden (recurring guest star SHANE COFFEY -- The Secret Life of the American Teenager) give Aria the opportunity to get the answer from Ezra she is longing for?
18 - A Kiss Before Lying
After putting her foot down about Caleb (recurring guest star TYLER BLACKBURN) with her friends, Hanna begins to feel that she is getting the cold shoulder from them. Aria, Emily and Spencer seem to be up to something, but she can't quite seem to figure out what it is. But what Hanna may take as the cold shoulder, could really be just a case of guilty consciences from her friends. And if her best friends avoiding her weren't enough, Kate's (recurring guest star NATALIE HALL -- All My Children) first day at Rosewood High is looming. Now that her evil stepsister is invading Hanna's space, she needs her friends more than ever. Meanwhile, Emily hopes that her mother's visit to Rosewood will be a good opportunity to re-introduce her to Maya (recurring guest star BIANCA LAWSON) and have a better outcome this time.
19 - The Naked Truth
Rosewood High's "Truth-Up Day," is not just an opportunity for the students of the school to air their grievances and stop bullying, but also a chance for Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer to get answers to some burning questions. Spencer looks to find answers on what is going on between Jason (recurring guest star DREW VAN ACKER) and her father when Jason shows up as a chaperone; Aria continues to question Holden (recurring guest star SHANE COFFEY) on what exactly he is up to during their "date nights," and Hanna tries to figure out the latest situation with Kate (recurring guest star NATALIE HALL). But will the girls be ready for what they find out when shocking truths are revealed? Meanwhile, Emily gets help from an unlikely source to get back on the Rosewood swim team.
20 - CTRL: A
Caleb's (recurring guest star TYLER BLACKBURN) involvement in cracking "A's" phone has had Hanna worried from day one and now "A" is determined to punish him for it. With Officer Wilden (recurring guest star BRYCE JOHNSON -- Death Valley) and Garrett (recurring guest star YANI GELLMAN -- The Lizzie McGuire Movie) now circling Caleb on bogus hacking charges and in possession of his computer, Hanna and her friends are convinced that this won't end well. What are the police looking for on Caleb's computer and, better yet, what could "A" have possibly planted on the computer to interest the police this much? Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer may soon get another example of what happens to people they involve in "A's" game. Meanwhile, Aria learns what Holden (recurring guest star SHANE COFFEY) has been keeping a secret as Byron starts to question the relationship.
21 - Breaking the Code
Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer have been the target of "A's" games for awhile, leaving them emotionally cut off from their families and friends. But when a surprising new victim of "A" is revealed, the girls' tight-knit group may just get one person larger. But what motive could "A" have of targeting someone outside of Alison's group of besties? Meanwhile, Spencer runs from her family troubles right into Wren's (recurring guest star JULIAN MORRIS) arms, as Ezra's new opportunity could push him away from Aria.
22 - Father Knows Best
One father has a guilty conscience, one has a daughter he doesn't trust, one is hiding a secret from his daughter and the other father is missing in action -- all in all, it is not the ideal time for Rosewood's annual Father-Daughter Dance. With fathers looking to make amends and daughters trying to keep the peace, the annual dance looks to be anything but fun. Meanwhile, Ashley continues her hunt to find answers about what is going on with Hanna with help from a surprising source.
23 - The Eye of the Beholder
Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are on the quest for answers of what Alison knew before she died and they might have just gotten a big lead when someone from Alison's past appears. Duncan (guest star LACHLAN BUCHANAN -- Working Class, Hung) might hold the key to all of the girls' answers, but can they trust him to let down their guard? And just when they feel like Duncan may be the only lead, Jason (recurring guest star DREW VAN ACKER) drops off a bag of Alison's personal items that could be more than just a bag of junk. Meanwhile, Toby's (recurring guest star KEEGAN ALLEN) return to Rosewood brings a surprise reunion that ends dangerously.
24 - If These Dolls Could Talk
As Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer search for the meaning of new clues, they are led to a doll hospital that holds some very familiar looking dolls and a little boy that knows more than he lets on. But what would bring Ali to such a creepy and weird location? And what can the four girls learn about the secrets that are stashed away on the shelves between forgotten playmates? Meanwhile, Jenna's (recurring guest star TAMMIN SURSOK) surgery brings about more than just the possibility of regaining her sight.
25 - unmAsked
Rosewood's Junior League Masquerade Gala is the perfect setting for "A's" next game of cat and mouse, but with the girls fast on his/her heels, will this game be "A's" last? Don't miss the explosive season finale as Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer finally come face to face with their tormentor.