|Season 7, Episode 11|
|Air date||April 18th, 2017|
|Written by||Allyson Nelson & Joseph Dougherty|
|Directed by||Chad Lowe|
The DArkest Knight
These Boots Are Made For Stalking
After hearing the news that Nicole is alive, Aria and Ezra have to deal with the fact that Nicole is back in Ezra’s life and what that means for them. Spencer, fresh from being shot presumably by A.D., must now deal with the repercussions of being told that Mary Drake is her biological mother. Alison must cope with the news of her pregnancy as Emily tries to stay by her side and guide her through the next steps. After spending a romantic night together, Hanna and Caleb will explore where they go from here.
Spencer focuses on learning more about her connection to Mary Drake, while Aria and Ezra figure out what their future may hold now that Nicole is back in the picture. Mona helps Hanna get her fashion career back on track, and Emily struggles to balance things between Ali and Paige now that the three of them are working at Rosewood High. Meanwhile, A.D. has a special delivery for the Liars, one that reveals the final endgame. The Liars realize this latest gift pushes things to a whole new level.
- Unlike in previous years, this is the first (and only) mid-season to air in April.
- In a Facebook live broadcast on August 29, 2016, it was officially announced that Season 7 is the last of the series.
- The episode will take place moments after the summer finale.
- We will find out whether or not Toby and Yvonne are still alive.
- This second part of the season is about a board game created by Uber A, which the Liars are forced to play for the final 10 episodes.
Title and Background
- The title was revealed by Joseph Dougherty on Twitter, answering a question of a fan.
- The title comes from a board game with a tag saying it's 'Playtime' sent by A.D. to the Liars.
- Troian Bellisario as Spencer Hastings
- Ashley Benson as Hanna Marin
- Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery
- Shay Mitchell as Emily Fields
- Janel Parrish as Mona Vanderwaal
- Sasha Pieterse as Alison DiLaurentis
- Tyler Blackburn as Caleb Rivers
- Ian Harding as Ezra Fitz
- Keegan Allen as Toby Cavanaugh
- Lesley Fera as Veronica Hastings
- Lindsey Shaw as Paige McCullers
- Nicholas Gonzalez as Marco Furey
- Tammin Sursok as Jenna Marshall
- Emma Dumont as Katherine Daly
- The table read for this episode occurred on June 29th, 2016.
- Filming for this episode began on July 11th, 2016 and wrapped on July 19th, 2016.
- Lead Sheet released on February 17th, 2017.
- Press Release released on March 17th, 2017.
Behind the Scenes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 ‘Pretty Little Liars’ To End With Season 7
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Freeform: Pretty Little Liars - Lead Sheet
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Freeform: Pretty Little Liars - Playtime (4/18)
- ↑ Pretty Little Liars Boss Talks Spencer's Fate, Multiple Weddings, Wren's Return and More to Expect in Season 7B
- ↑ 'Pretty Little Liars' EP Talks "A.D." Reveal, "Ultimate Final Twist" in Series Ender
- ↑ Pretty Little Liars Scoop: A Time Jump, a Musical Number… and a Reunion?
- ↑ Playtime
- ↑ No, not until episode 11, the start of the second half of season 7 that will debut in Jan 2017, I believe.
- ↑ Bummed to be missing the table read today for ep 711 of #PLL written by @Kockenlocker & @AllysoninLA. It's delicious! Juicy! Miss y'all.
- ↑ One of those Mondays #wb #setlife #prettylittleliars #pll #shhh
- ↑ Trailer sittin #happytuesday #selfie
- ↑ Asylum chic vibes #set #killinit
- ↑ Instagram: Update on the episode's table read
- ↑ Twitter: Update on the first day of shooting the episode
- ↑ Twitter: Joseph Dougherty confirms last day of filming for the episode