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Pretty Little Liars: 'A' is for A-L-I-V-E

The Liars are desperate to uncover what new scheme "A" has in store for them in the wake of the lodge fire, and have no choice but to turn to Mona for answers, now that she is also being targeted. Aria struggles with seeing Ezra in the wake of their breakup, and Emily starts to make plans for life after high school. Meanwhile, "A" sets Toby on a new path, what's in the trunk is revealed, and a shocking discovery reverberates through Rosewood.

Source: ABC Family

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x1
Production Number: 2M6301
Airdate: Tuesday June 11th, 2013

Director: Marlene King
Writer: Marlene King

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (3 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Andrea Parker
As Jessica Di Laurentis
Bryce Johnson
As Darren Wilden
John O'Brien
As Mr. Hackett
Keegan Allen
As Toby Cavanaugh
Larisa Oleynik
As Maggie
Lindsey Rachel Shaw
As Paige
Nia Peeples
As Pam Fields
Sean Faris
As Officer Holbrook
Tammin Sursok
As Jenna Marshall
Wyatt Nash
As Nigel Wright

Co-Guest Stars
Karla Droege
As Marion
Mercy Malick
As Newscaster
Nikki Hahn
As Little Girl #2
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
Janel Parrish
As Mona Vanderwall


The episode picks up right where season 3's finale left off, with the five Liars opening up the trunk of the previously submerged police car. The girls recoil in horror at the sight of the dead pig inside and, while distracted, Mona slips away. Aria speculates that it was all Mona's doing, until Hanna finds that she is actually in the driver's seat of the car taking the incriminating video of her mother before fleeing...

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Other Episode Crew

DeveloperMarlene King
Executive ProducerLeslie Morgenstein  |  Joseph Dougherty  |  Oliver Goldstick  |  Marlene King
Co-Executive ProducerLisa Cochran-Neilan
Supervising ProducerBryan M. Holdman
ProducerHynndie Wali
Co-ProducerJosh Bank  |  Maya Goldsmith
Consulting ProducerJan Oxenberg
Production DesignerFred M. Andrews
EditorLois Blumenthal
CastingZane / Pillsbury
Unit Production ManagerSkip Beaudine
First Assistant DirectorArthur Anderson
Second Assistant DirectorWendy Bledsoe
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerMandi Line
Key GripTony Whitman
Camera OperatorCarlos Arguello  |  Brian Bernstein
Set DesignerJim Hewitt
Set DecoratorWilliam Debiasio
Location ManagerBarry Larson
Transportation CoordinatorRichard Limbaugh
Property MasterChris Vail
Construction CoordinatorLarry Clark
Script SupervisorPaula Hunziker
Production CoordinatorR.J. Hume
Assistant EditorMichelle Walsh
Post Production SupervisorJohn Marler
Supervising Sound EditorGregory M. Gerlich
Re-Recording MixerEric Justen  |  Jeffrey Perkins
GafferEric Forand
Director of PhotographyLarry Reibman
Story EditorJonell Lennon
Art DirectorJakub Durkoth
Post Production CoordinatorRachel Beers
Sound MixerJeffory Haddad
Special EffectsDennis Drozdowski
Based On The Works OfSara Shepard
Costume SupervisorKresta Lins
Head HairstylistKim M. Ferry
Digital Imaging TechnicianConrad Hunziker III
Theme ByThe Pierces
Head Make-up ArtistCindy Miguens
2nd Second Assistant DirectorMatt Buckler
Craft ServiceMike Schlegel
Warning: Pretty Little Liars season 4 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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