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Pretty Little Liars: 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 PLLs tight-knit group may just get one person larger. But what is "A's" motive of targeting someone outside of Alison's group of besties?

Meanwhile, Spencer runs from her family troubles right into Wren's arms, as Ezra's new opportunity could push him away from Aria.

Source: ABC Family

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x21
Airdate: Monday February 20th, 2012

Director: Roger Kumble
Writer: Jonell Lennon

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FOX8) Aug 28, 2012
FI (Sub) Mar 30, 2014

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (4 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Bryce JohnsonBryce Johnson
As Darren Wilden
Janel ParrishJanel Parrish
As Mona Vanderwall
Jim TitusJim Titus
As Officer Maple
Julian MorrisJulian Morris
As Wren Kingston
Lindsey Rachel ShawLindsey Rachel Shaw
As Paige
Torrey DeVittoTorrey DeVitto
As Melissa Hastings
Yani GellmanYani Gellman
As Garrett Reynolds

Co-Guest Stars
Alex WeedAlex Weed
As Jonah
Main Cast
Troian Bellisario
As Spencer Hastings
Ashley Benson
As Hanna Marin
Lucy Hale
As Aria Montgomery
Shay Mitchell
As Emily Fields
Sasha Pieterse
As Alison DiLaurentis
Ian Harding
As Ezra Fitz
Holly Marie Combs
As Ella Montgomery
Chad Lowe
As Byron Montgomery
Laura Leighton
As Ashley Marin
Bianca Lawson
As Maya St. Germain


The episode begins, and Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna aren't the only ones receiving texts from "A."; they have company. We find out early on in the episode that Mona is going to be on the receiving end of whatever wrath A is still capable of doling out. She receives a text at school that threatens her and that this time Hanna's mom won't be able to save her. Now, it's Mona feeling the wrath of the dreaded “A”; and she is as disturbed about this as the rest. She also gets supplied with an incriminating photo of Hanna's mom locked in the throes of passion with Detective Wilden. More than likely, the heat will turn up on Mona until she has no choice but to go public with this piece of dirt. Basically “A” sent Mona a copy of Hanna’s shoplifting police report, threatening to out Mona’s theft of a necklace if she doesn’t give the report to the paper. ..

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