"Taking This One To The Grave"
Season 5, Episode 12
Air date August 26, 2014
Written by I. Marlene King
Directed by Ron Lagomarsino
Episode Guide
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Taking This One to the Grave is the twelfth episode of Season Five. It aired on August 26th, 2014 as the seasons summer finale.

It was referred to as #FatalFinale.

Plot Edit

With Alison leading them down a dangerous path and “A” barring them from telling the police the truth, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer feel trapped and are desperate to find a way out of this mess. With nothing else to lose, could the PLLs lose everything by putting their faith in a possibly untrustworthy ally?

Meanwhile, Alison begins to build up her own army now that the PLLs have turned their back on her.


The Liars minus Spencer are standing outside a crime scene at an unknown residence. Officer Barry Maple walks over and tells Hanna he needs her statement but Hanna says she can't go back and see "that" again. Emily cradles her and they all receive a text from "A" saying "It's all your fault. -A". We then flash back to thirty six hours earlier. Alison is at the police station preparing for a lie detector test while Holbrook observes. He then asks her a series of questions.

French music plays on a record player in Mona Vanderwaal's room as her mother knocks at her door and tells her she has company. When Mona goes down stairs she sees the four Liars who ask for her help. Mona asks what Alison did them and tell her nothing yet but they believe she is about to due to the life detector test. Mona asks why they believe she can help them to which Aria replies "Because you're Mona". Back at the police station, Alison is asked who else was in the barn "that night". She answers Aria, Hanna, and Emily. Back at Mona's again The Liars and Mona are in Mona's family room discussing Alison when Leona Vanderwaal interrupts offering them cookies. Mona then apologizes for being "A" and says that she took all her Ali anger out on them. Hanna waits on the cookies while the other three discuss Melissa's accidental murder of Bethany Young. When Mrs. Vanderwaal returns she asks Hanna if Alison's bullying has started again and Mona goes upstairs and calls in a meeting for her Army.


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