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|Season 5 | Number of Episodes: 25|
|Premiere Airdate||June 10, 2014|
|Finale Airdate||March 24, 2015|
Season 5 of Pretty Little Liars was renewed by ABC Family on March 26, 2013. Consisting of 25 episodes, production had began in March 2014 and the season premiered on June 10, 2014. Furthermore, this season featured the 100th episode of the series and a special holiday episode, "How the 'A' Stole Christmas".
Spencer has a hard time getting used to a life dominated by Alison yet again. Initially, she struggles with the idea of her father being the one to kill Mrs. DiLaurentis. Melissa and Spencer’s rivalry is finally put to rest when Melissa reveals that she was the one who buried Bethany to protect Spencer. With new evidence coming to light, Spencer is arrested for Bethany’s murder. She is later released when the police are convinced that Alison was the one responsible. Toby becoming a cop puts a strain on their relationship as Spencer wants Toby to share everything about the police investigation with her, but Toby begins to consider his duty more important. The lack of attention from Toby drives Spencer to other men - Jonny and Colin. In London for a college interview, Melissa and Spencer begin to mend their relationship, but their attempt is thwarted when Melissa yet again lies. Spencer and the others’ efforts to get Alison acquitted are in vain as they are arrested as accessories to Mona’s murder. As she is being transported to prison along with the other girls, they are kidnapped and held in A’s dollhouse.
With Alison back in her life, Emily is supportive and protective of her. Emily finds a new friend in Sydney, whom she coaches in swimming. On discovering that Sydney is friends with Jenna, Emily, feeling betrayed, breaks all ties with her. After Alison apologizes for the way she treated Emily in the past, the two end up kissing. Any possibility of a budding romance is quickly squashed after Emily starts believing that Alison is ‘A’. Emily and Paige rekindle their romance, which is brought to an abrupt halt when Paige is forced to move to California. Lonely and heartbroken over Paige’s departure, Emily starts a relationship with her new co-worker Talia. When Emily discovers that Talia is married, and realizes that their relationship is going nowhere, Emily puts an end to things. After Hanna’s failed attempt at participating in a beauty pageant, Emily decides to compete on behalf of her. Soon finding out that Alison is in fact innocent, Emily, along with her friends, try to clear Alison’s name and free Hanna. Arrested as an accomplice to Mona’s murder, Emily and the others are being transferred to prison when their van is hijacked by 'A'.
With Alison’s return, Hanna struggles with her identity and individuality. Determined to be her own person, Hanna gets a makeover. Her insecurities are not helped when Caleb returns to Rosewood, with secrets of his own, and the pair begin drinking. Hanna’s drinking causes a rift between her and her friends, especially Aria, when Ella’s fiance hits on her. When Caleb finally opens up to Hanna, things between them get back to normal. Hanna is deeply affected by Mona’s apparent death. Being accepted into her choice of colleges, Hanna scrambles to collect enough money when her father refuses to pay for her education. Desperate, and at a loss of other options, Hanna enrolls in a beauty pageant for the cash prize, only to fail miserably. Hanna also deals with her mother’s infidelity, while trying to foil A’s attempts to frame her for Mona’s murder. ‘A’ finally succeeds in putting Hanna behind bars as an accomplice to Mona’s murder. Hanna along with the other girls, are being transported to prison when they are abducted and held captive by ‘A’ in his dollhouse.
Aria tries to adjust to life with Alison and deal with the aftermath of Shana’s death. Overwhelmed by the guilt of killing Shana, Aria is supported by Ezra. Aria helps her mother deal with Zack’s betrayal. She also rekindles her romance with Ezra and all is well until Aria is unable to get into college due to her not-too-impressive scores and lack of extra-curricular activities. Frantic to secure her future, Aria takes a desperate step, writing a scathing email to Jackie about her relationship with Ezra. After Aria confesses her betrayal to Ezra, Ezra suggests that when Aria leaves for college, they should go their separate ways. When Aria and Ezra do go their separate ways, Aria begins a new relationship with Andrew, her tutor. Meanwhile, she struggles to shield Mike from Alison’s trial as Mike may be the only one able to exonerate Alison, making him A’s prime target. Although she is able is protect Mike from getting called on stand, she, and the other girls, are arrested as accessories to Mona’s murder. As Aria and the Liars are being transported to prison, they are kidnapped by ‘A’ and held in his dollhouse.
Convinced by Spencer, Emily, Aria and Hanna, Alison returns to Rosewood. She is determined to tell the truth and end the game once and for all, but a text message forces Alison to construct another elaborate chain of lies - that she was kidnapped and held captive for the past 2 years. Meanwhile, Alison also grieves her mother’s death. To keep up her lies, Alison goes to extreme measures, compelling her friends to desert her, as they are convinced that she is ‘A’. Abandoned by her friends and family, Alison finds herself in jail for Mona’s murder, all an intricate scheme devised by ‘A’. Alison’s loyalty is tested when she is offered a plea deal if she names one of the liars as her accomplice, but she refuses. The girls, finally realizing that Alison is innocent, try to exonerate her, only to be met with failure as Alison is found guilty of Mona’s murder. Alison now in jail, with nothing left to lose, tells Spencer’s parents about ‘A’.
Mona, threatened by Alison’s return, assembles an army consisting of people Alison bullied in the past. But her efforts appear to be wasted when the army seemingly crosses over to Alison’s side. Now all alone, Mona, with the help of Lucas, convinces the Liars that Alison is ‘A’. After telling the girls that she has found evidence to prove that Alison is ‘A’, Mona is supposedly murdered. Through Mike, it is revealed that Mona, in an alliance with ‘A’, planned to fake her death and frame Alison. She planned to double-cross ‘A’ and find out their identity. Mona’s plan however goes awry when ‘A’ abducts her. Held captive in Charles' dollhouse, Mona is forced to act like Alison. Mona is reunited with the Liars when they also become Charles' captives, and together, they plan to escape, but their plan fails.
- #WhoShotEzra ("EscApe From New York")
- #IsEzraAlive ("EscApe From New York")
- #FAtalFinale ("Taking This One to the Grave")
- #PLLChristmAs ("How the 'A' Stole Christmas")
- #NoEscApe ("Through a Glass, Darkly")
- #BigAReveal ("Welcome to the Dollhouse")
|Image||Title||Original Airdate||No. in series||No. in season|
|EscApe From New York||June 10, 2014||96||5.01|
|The Liars deal with the aftermath of Alison's revelations and Ezra's shooting and realize "A" is closer than ever.|
|Whirly Girlie||June 17, 2014||97||5.02|
|Ali's homecoming is not so happy and the girls are on edge as questions arise regarding the whereabouts of Mrs. DiLaurentis.|
|Surfing the Aftershocks||June 24, 2014||98||5.03|
|Alison struggles with the death of her mother, as the Liars try to navigate through her new lie and cover their tracks. Hanna starts to examine who she really is.|
|Thrown From The Ride||July 1, 2014||99||5.04|
|The girls continue to feel the pressure at school and from Ali, as she attempts to regain the role of group leader, and Mona makes plans for Ali's return to Rosewood High.|
|Miss Me x 100||July 8, 2014||100||5.05|
|Ready or not, it's Alison's first day back at Rosewood High and Mona and her army are ready. Meanwhile, Caleb and an old foe return to Rosewood.|
|Run, Ali, Run||July 15, 2014||101||5.06|
|Alison is spooked after the most recent Rosewood "accident" and wonders if she should have come back after all. Caleb also starts second-guessing his return.|
|The Silence of E. Lamb||July 22, 2014||102||5.07|
|Aria looks for answers at Radley. Spencer borrows some of Ezra's spy equipment to keep a closer eye on the home front. Hanna is caught at odds when Ali and Caleb butt heads.|
|Scream For Me||July 29, 2014||103||5.08|
|Alison moves in with Hanna, which pushes Hanna further down a dark path. Spencer and Emily pursue a dangerous lead, trying to solve the mystery of the dead girl in Alison's grave.|
|March of Crimes||August 5, 2014||104||5.09|
|Hanna hits rock bottom, Emily tries to find information linking Alison to Noel, Spencer makes a surprising discovery and Aria takes note of Zack.|
|A Dark Ali||August 12, 2014||105||5.10|
|Alison's games may have pushed her friends too far when an innocent man's life is put in the balance, so Spencer comes up with a plan B.|
|No One Here Can Love or Understand Me||August 19, 2014||106||5.11|
|Melissa's secrets are finally revealed and Hanna demands the truth about Ravenswood from Caleb. Plus, Emily is on the hunt for answers of her own and enlists Ezra's help.|
|Taking This One to the Grave||August 26, 2014||107||5.12|
|Feeling trapped by Alison and "A," Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer take a leap of faith and turn to an unlikely person for help. Meanwhile, Alison begins to build up her own army.|
|How the 'A' Stole Christmas||December 9, 2014||108||5.13|
|With Christmas approaching Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer look to clear Spencer's name. Alison gets a glimpse at the past, present and future by a ghostly presence.|
|Image||Title||Original Airdate||No. in series||No. in season|
|Through a Glass, Darkly||January 6, 2015||109||5.14|
|It's been three months and Mona's friends and family still mourn as they search for evidence to prove Alison killed Mona. Emily and Paige reach a crossroads.|
|Fresh Meat||January 13, 2015||110||5.15|
|Toby's job in the Rosewood police department puts him and Spencer at odds when new evidence appears. Emily and Aria struggle with situations out of their control.|
|Over a Barrel||January 20, 2015||111||5.16|
|Secrets abound for Aria, Hanna and Spencer while Emily tries to let go of Paige. Caleb helps Spencer search for Mona's missing laptop.|
|The Bin of Sin||January 27, 2015||112||5.17|
|Hanna takes fate into her own hands and strikes out alone to clear her name in Mona's murder. Meanwhile, relationships are tested when Aria comes clean to Ezra.|
|Oh, What Hard Luck Stories They All Hand Me||February 3, 2015||113||5.18|
|When Mona's friend Lesli comes to town, Hanna tries to find out her back story. Aria becomes concerned about Mike's recent behavior.|
|Out, Damned Spot||February 10, 2015||114||5.19|
|The girls' academic future takes center stage as college pressures mount. Meanwhile, the Liars try to keep tabs on Mike.|
|Pretty isn't the Point||February 17, 2015||115||5.20|
|Mike's suspicious behavior suggests a chilling connection to Mona's death. What Aria discovers makes her blood run cold. Hanna asks Emily for help.|
|Bloody Hell||February 24, 2015||116||5.21|
|Determined to keep Mike safe and get Ali out of jail, the Liars intensify the search for information on "A." Spencer heads to London for a college interview.|
|To Plea or Not to Plea||March 3, 2015||117||5.22|
|The girls scramble for evidence as Alison contemplates a plea deal that would incriminate one of the PLLs. Spencer gets a much-needed break with a night out on the town in London.|
|The Melody Lingers On||March 10, 2015||118||5.23|
|As Alison's trial begins, the once-confident Queen Bee is no longer sure of her fate as testimonies reveal lies and more lies. The PLLs follow up on possible clues left by Mona.|
|I'm a Good Girl, I Am||March 17, 2015||119||5.24|
|As Alison's trial comes to a close, the outcome looks even more bleak when the prosecution calls a surprise witness who shakes the PLLs to the core. A's game heats up.|
|Welcome to the Dollhouse||March 24, 2015||120||5.25|
|"A" has always had fun playing with Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer; now "they" have a big game in store for the girls. Can the Liars survive this plAydate?|