|Season 7, Episode 14|
|Air date||May 9, 2017|
|Written by||Lijah Barasz|
|Directed by||Roger Kumble|
Hold Your Piece
In the Eye Abides the Heart
Ali’s turn at the game forces her to face a monumental personal decision, made even more difficult when A.D. triggers Ali to remember a forgotten trauma. Spencer has a long overdue conversation with her father about his past sins and recent whereabouts. Emily continues to navigate working at Rosewood High with both Ali and Paige, especially when Ali comes to a troubling realization about her pregnancy, and Paige makes a big decision. Aria continues to question the fate of her relationship with Ezra and bristles under A.D.’s taunts. And, in the search for Mary Drake, Hanna and Spencer run into a familiar face with a shocking secret.
Title and Background
- The title was revealed by I. Marlene King on Twitter.
- There are two definitions for the phrase Power Play: tactics exhibiting or intended to increase a person's power or influence. As well as, tactics in a team sport involving the concentration of players at a particular point.
- 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
- Ian Harding as Ezra Fitz
- Andrea Parker as Mary Drake
- Nolan North as Peter Hastings
- Chloe Bridges as Sydney Driscoll
- Edward Kerr as Ted Wilson
- The table read for this episode occurred on August 3rd, 2016.
- Filming for this episode began on August 5th, 2016 and wrapped on August 15th, 2016.
- This is Lijah J. Barasz & Roger Kumble's last episode for the show.
- The episode's official press release was made public on April 21st, 2017.
Behind the Scenes