Shooting for the season began on March 24, and ended on November 20, Like the second seasonthe season consisted of 25 episodes, including a special holiday-themed episode, instead of a Halloween episode which was written by I.
Marlene King and her assistant Kyle Bown and was directed by King. The promotional poster was released on May 28, It was announced on June 10, that Pretty "Are any of the pll cast hookup in real life" Liars was renewed for two additional seasons, making the show ABC Family's longest running original series.
The fifth season garnered positive reviews from critics and averaged 2. The girls try to adjust Are any of the pll cast hookup in real life the new world in which Alison is very much alive, while still trying to keep up with Ali's new lie about her whereabouts over the last two years.
They try to live their lives free from 'A' after Aria manages to save them from Shana, the rooftop shooter, in New York. The girls think Shana was 'A', and with her gone, they no longer worry about 'A'.
However, 'A' returns, blowing up the Cavanaugh house and leaving the liars more afraid than ever. The other residents in Rosewood also deal with Alison coming home, and it leads to Mona making an army against her, consisting of residents whom Ali bullied back in the day.
The liars try to figure out who killed Mrs. DiLaurentis, and if there is a connection between her and the girl who was buried in Alison's grave, Bethany Young. With Alison back, Hanna starts to have an identity crisis, and it progresses when Caleb comes back from Ravenswood and Alison moves into the Marin house.
Aria struggles with guilt after the incident in New York when she killed Shana to save the girls. She gets help from Ezra, and slowly starts to reconcile with him. Aria also begins to volunteer at Radley in order to find out information about Bethany Young, who was a patient there.
Tension begins to swarm between her and Hanna when Hanna almost reveals what happened in New York to the new girl at school, Sydney. Emily tries to deal with her breakup with Paige, while struggling with her feelings toward Alison.
She also helps the new girl, Sydney, with her swimming, until she finds out that Sydney knows Jenna. Meanwhile, Spencer deals with her parents splitting up and finding out what Melissa knows about the night Alison disappeared. Following several leads to find out more about Bethany, she learns that Mrs. DiLaurentis had spent some time with her.
Furthermore, Melissa reveals that she was the one who buried Bethany because she was trying to protect Spencer, believing that Spencer killed the girl.
As the season progresses, the four girls begin to feel uncertain about Alison and whether she is telling them the truth, and Alison begins to lose their trust. The friendship hits a breaking point when Ali has to identify her so-called "kidnapper", and the girls realize that Alison has lied to them the entire time she has been back.
They ultimately decide that she can't be trusted anymore. They then set up a plan to confess everything to the police. However, 'A' stops them before they can go through with the plan, and the liars find out that Alison has gone rogue. Teaming up with Mona, they discover that the police suspect Spencer of killing Bethany Young, and that Mrs. DiLaurentis had an affair with Bethany Young's father. Mona then tells the girls she thinks that Alison is 'A'.
Subsequently, Mona is "killed", and Spencer is arrested for Bethany Young's murder. The Liars team up with their significant others to prove Alison killed Mona. Through the clues Mona left for them, they were able to prove that not only she was responsible for Mona's murder, but for Bethany's murder as well, clearing Spencer of the charges in the process. However, the girls realize someone is still helping Alison, who they now believe was trying to drag them down with her in jail.
They later discover that Mike, Aria's brother, has been secretly visiting Alison in jail, leading the girls to suspect that he helping Ali. Subsequently, they learn that Mona was working with 'A' to have Alison arrested by faking her death, although the actual possibility that Mona may be dead remains unknown. Furthermore, after realizing that Alison can't be 'A', the girls decided to work on proving Ali's innocence without incriminating Mike.
However, 'A' has plans also for the liars. Hanna becomes a suspect in Mona's murder, and is arrested after her blood is found on Mona's clothes. Aria, Spencer, and Emily, along with Ezra and Caleb, try to get any evidence that could help Alison and Hanna, though 'A' keeps on getting one step ahead of them. Mike considers taking the stand on Alison's trial; while Caleb agrees with Mike, Aria and Ezra convinces him otherwise.
Alison's trial ends with her being found guilty on Mona's murder, and subsequently, Aria, Spencer, and Emily are arrested as accessories. After being kidnapped by 'A' on their way to the prison, Hanna, Aria, Spencer and Emily awaken in a dollhouse lair, with rooms designed to look like Are any of the pll cast hookup in real life bedrooms with surveillance.
They discover that Mona is alive; however she is going under the name Alison in the presence of 'A'.
They attempt to leave during the "prom" 'A' forces them to create. Spencer then learns A's name: Charles, who is the oldest child of Kenneth and Jessica DiLaurentis.
Upon managing to escape the dollhouse, they learn that they are surrounded by an electric fence and therefore trapped. The day has finally arrived for Alison's first day back at Rosewood High, however, neither the girls nor Alison are ready for it.
Determined to put on a brave face, Alison returns to also help heal the damage she did years ago. While Spencer's family thought that Mrs.