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The Best Episodes of Pretty Little Liars

Every episode of Pretty Little Liars ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Pretty Little Liars!

Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year later, they begin receiving messages from someone using the name "A" who threatens to expose their secrets — including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew.


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The best episode of "Pretty Little Liars" is "I'm a Good Girl, I Am", rated 9.2/10 from 1754 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "I'm a Good Girl, I Am" aired on 3/17/2015 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Game On, Charles".

  • I'm a Good Girl, I Am
    9.2/10 1,754 votes

    #1 - I'm a Good Girl, I Am

    Season 5 Episode 25 - Aired 2015-03-17

    The prosecution calls a surprise witness in Alison's trial; the girls hunt for last-minute evidence.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Game On, Charles
    9.1/10 1,672 votes

    #2 - Game On, Charles

    Season 6 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-06-02

    Moments after where the season five finale left off, Aria, Emily, Hanna, Spencer and Mona are trapped outside of Charles’ Dollhouse with nowhere to go and must now deal with an angry tormentor. Just when the Liars thought Charles couldn’t get any worse, his games take a more demented and darker turn. As the girls struggle to survive, the puzzle of Charles’ story begins to come together. Meanwhile, Ezra, Caleb and Toby continue the fight to find the girls with or without Rosewood P.D.’s help.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • UnmAsked
    9.0/10 1,392 votes

    #3 - UnmAsked

    Season 2 Episode 25 - Aired 2012-03-19

    Rosewood's Junior League Masquerade Gala is the perfect setting for "A's" next game of cat and mouse with his/her favorite targets. But with Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer fast on his/her heels, will this game be "A's" last?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: I. Marlene King

  • The Lady Killer
    9.0/10 1,201 votes

    #4 - The Lady Killer

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2012-08-28

    With Garrett's trial for Maya's murder starting, the town of Rosewood has become a media spectacle. At odds with her friends over Paige, Emily doesn't know where to turn when the media attention becomes too much for her. "A" sees this as a perfect opportunity and takes advantage of the situation and sends Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer on a path to a possible truce. But is "A's' peace offering real or just a trap for a much darker ending? Meanwhile, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are betrayed as someone very close to them is revealed as part of the "A" team.

    Director: Ron Lagomarsino

    Writer: I. Marlene King

  • This is a Dark Ride
    9.0/10 1,329 votes

    #5 - This is a Dark Ride

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2012-10-23

    Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are looking forward to some good old Halloween fun now that the traumatic events with Nate are behind them. But once aboard the Rosewood Ghost Train, the girls are in for much more than just some childish trick or treats. With "A" running amuck and unexpected party-goers popping up at every turn, this Halloween event becomes one killer party.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Now You See Me, Now You Don't
    8.9/10 1,242 votes

    #6 - Now You See Me, Now You Don't

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2013-08-27

    An intriguing riddle from “A” has the Liars hitting the road and heading to Ravenswood, where they are surrounded by some familiar faces. During a very special magic show, one Liar pulls a disappearing act, leaving the other three scrambling to make sure she hasn’t succumbed to “A’s” tricks. But before they can hightail it out of Ravenswood, they make a shocking discovery that proves that everything they thought they knew about “A” and the “A” team might be wrong. With this discovery, the Liars may just have started “World War A”-- #WorldWarA. Meanwhile, Hanna and her mother’s joyous reunion is cut short when “A’s” sights are set on a new target. And Toby uncovers some surprising information about Wren.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A is for Answers
    8.9/10 1,190 votes

    #7 - A is for Answers

    Season 4 Episode 24 - Aired 2014-03-18

    After years of questions and mystery surrounding the night Alison DiLaurentis disappeared, her four best friends come face to face with Ali and finally learn what really happened to her that September night. Now with their newfound knowledge of Ali’s long-held secrets, can Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer help Alison finally figure out who “A” is?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Taking This One to the Grave
    8.8/10 1,066 votes

    #8 - Taking This One to the Grave

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-08-26

    Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer feel trapped and search desperately for a way out of a bad situation.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Over My Dead Body
    8.7/10 1,168 votes

    #9 - Over My Dead Body

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2011-08-30

    Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer have made a crucial mistake – they told someone about “A” and now they must pay the price. With the clock ticking and “A” calling the shots, the girls are sent on missions to do “A’s” bidding in order to save their trusted confidant. Each mission will ultimately lead to what the four liars want the most, but at a costly price to their loved ones and themselves. Can Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer go through with their given tasks in order to save one, or will they ignore “A” to save those around them from being hurt? And ultimately, will this matter when all is said and done? Nothing is ever as it seems in Rosewood, PA.

    Director: Ron Lagomarsino

    Writer: I. Marlene King

  • A dAngerous gAme
    8.7/10 1,051 votes

    #10 - A dAngerous gAme

    Season 3 Episode 24 - Aired 2013-03-19

    Spencer is back home and presenting a good front, but Aria, Hanna and Emily are not so sure their friend is fully back after seeing how fragile she was just a day or so before. Unfortunately the girls don't have much time to ponder Spencer's health as shocking revelations are brought to the forefront. With so much happening and new information being uncovered, will the Liars be ready for what is waiting for them?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The First Secret
    8.6/10 1,127 votes

    #11 - The First Secret

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2011-10-19

    It's the Halloween before Alison disappeared and where all of the secrets and lies began for Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: I. Marlene King

  • If These Dolls Could Talk
    8.6/10 950 votes

    #12 - If These Dolls Could Talk

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2012-03-12

    Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer search for the meaning of new clues leads them to a doll hospital that holds some very familiar looking dolls and a little boy that knows more than he leads onto. But what would bring Ali to such a creepy and weird location on her hunt for "A?" And what can the four girls learn about the secrets that are stashed away on the shelves between forgotten playmates? Meanwhile, Jenna’s surgery brings about more than just the possibility of regaining her sight.

    Director: Ron Lagomarsino

    Writer: Oliver Goldstick

  • Miss Me x 100
    8.6/10 915 votes

    #13 - Miss Me x 100

    Season 5 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-07-08

    Alison returns to Rosewood High and attempts to repair the damage she inflicted years earlier.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares
    8.5/10 959 votes

    #14 - Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2012-01-02

    A month has passed on "Pretty Little Liars" since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer were arrested and a lot has changed in Rosewood, and with the girls. No longer the mighty four best friends, the Liars are at each others' throats and Emily has been iced out completely. But what could have divided them so severely? Has "A" finally won the game of divide and conquer? With Emily now truly on her own, is she ripe for "A's" picking?

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Joseph Dougherty

  • Misery Loves Company
    8.5/10 866 votes

    #15 - Misery Loves Company

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 2013-01-22

    Aria is down for the count when sidelined by the flu, so Hanna and Emily are on their own to follow up on a new clue. Surprisingly, Meredith steps up to help take care of Aria while her father is away, but when it starts to look like Meredith may have ulterior motives to her nursing Aria back to health, Hanna and Emily turn their attention towards saving their friend. Is Meredith just trying to start anew with Aria and be her number one fan, or is there reason for her friends to be concerned? Meanwhile, Spencer takes a break from all the sleuthing to surprise Toby for their anniversary.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Grave New World
    8.5/10 1,061 votes

    #16 - Grave New World

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2013-10-22

    Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer crash the Ravenswood Founders Day Celebration after finding a clue in "A's" new lair that Ali may indeed be alive. Dressed in their finest Edwardian wear, the ladies hit the creepy cemetery party to find Ali before "A" can. But if Ali is truly alive, could the PLLs be leading "A" straight to their friend without knowing it? With Ezra lurking in the shadows, "A" may be closer than the girls realize. Meanwhile, Caleb heads to Ravenswood to help the girls and meets kindred soul Miranda along the way.

    Director: Ron Lagomarsino

    Writer: I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty

  • For Whom The Bell Tolls
    8.4/10 1,053 votes

    #17 - For Whom The Bell Tolls

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2011-03-21

    Now that Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are in possession of the information that Alison left them, the girls decide that it's time to finally put an end to "A" and the mystery surrounding their friend. But without certain proof that their hunch is right, how can the girls catch "A" in his/her own game? And with little more than a video and hazy memories of the night that Alison disappeared, the Liars may have to turn to an unlikely source of information to help them put a stop to "A" once and for all - or so they think.

    Director: Lesli Linka Glatter

    Writer: I. Marlene King

  • Free Fall
    8.4/10 744 votes

    #18 - Free Fall

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 2014-02-18

    Spencer is determined that it is finally time to tell Aria about what she has found out about Ezra, but Emily and Hanna are worried about what it could do to their friend. A wrench is thrown into the plan when Ezra tells Aria about his concern and suspicion of Spencer's recent addiction problem. Now with Spencer's credibility being questioned, can the girls trust what Spencer has been telling them about Ezra -- could this all be a figment of Spencer's tired brain or really just a clever ploy by Ezra to cover his tracks?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Melody Lingers On
    8.4/10 763 votes

    #19 - The Melody Lingers On

    Season 5 Episode 24 - Aired 2015-03-10

    Testimony at Alison's trial reveals a plethora of lies; Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Caleb follow a string of clues in hope of uncovering information that will clear Hanna.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The DArkest Knight
    8.4/10 950 votes

    #20 - The DArkest Knight

    Season 7 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-08-30

    The Liars face off with their enemies in a chaotic fight that ends fatally. One of the PLLs learns a secret about her past that changes everything while another Liar discovers something about her future that could alter her course forever.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Hot Piece of 'A'
    8.3/10 882 votes

    #21 - A Hot Piece of 'A'

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2012-01-09

    After their recent encounter with “A”, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer think they may be closer than ever to figuring out whom “A” really is. But when the girls decide to enlist Caleb’s hacking skills to help with their quest, Hanna no longer wants a part of the plan. The last thing Hanna wants is to get Caleb involved in something else shady and also to open the door to questions that Hanna can’t answer. Once the girls realize that “A” has a helper, Hanna has no other choice. Instead of focusing on figuring out who the “helper” is, Hanna decides to put all of her efforts into throwing a surprise party for Caleb. But will a surprise party at Spencer’s lake house be the diversion Hanna is looking for, or just a recipe for disaster? Meanwhile, Aria and Ezra must deal with the aftermath of coming clean.

    Director: Michael Grossman

    Writer: Oliver Goldstick

  • I'm Your Puppet
    8.3/10 750 votes

    #22 - I'm Your Puppet

    Season 3 Episode 23 - Aired 2013-03-12

    As "A" continues to play games, the stakes are raised higher as each girl is forced into difficult positions. Aria starts to seriously contemplate her relationship with Ezra as his new family situation continues to eat away at her. Hanna is thrown into the middle of Caleb's family drama when Jamie's shady past comes back to haunt him. Emily is determined to prove Spencer wrong in hopes of helping her, but she might not be ready for what she finds. In the end, will the Liars be able to get out of their sticky situations or will "A" have them right where he/she wants them? Meanwhile, Spencer searches for answers about Mona's time in Radley Sanitarium.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A is for A-L-I-V-E
    8.3/10 1,176 votes

    #23 - A is for A-L-I-V-E

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-06-11

    In the season four premiere, 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Last Dance
    8.3/10 880 votes

    #24 - Last Dance

    Season 6 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-08-04

    It is prom time at Rosewood High School, except for Alison, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer who have been banned due to "security" concerns. As the girls see this as the final humiliating blow to their high school careers, the girls' mothers try to make the best of a bad situation by offering a home prom in Spencer's barn. At first reluctant, the PLLs agree and try to make the best out of a bad situation. But one to never miss a formal, Charles has other plans in store to make this a night they will never forget. Meanwhile, Veronica, Pam, Ashley and Ella use prom night to touch base on everything that has happened to their daughters.

    Director: Janice Cooke

    Writer: Francesca Rollins, Oliver Goldstick

  • Choose or Lose
    8.3/10 595 votes

    #25 - Choose or Lose

    Season 7 Episode 18 - Aired 2017-06-13

    The Rosewood PD turn up the heat on the Liars, causing loved ones to try and close ranks. Aria’s recent collaboration with A.D. comes to the attention of a surprising source. A.D. presents the PLLs with a choice designed to drive a wedge between them. Meanwhile, everyone tries to find a bit of happiness before all hell breaks loose. Toby returns to Rosewood, and Aria makes a horrifying discovery.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A