Pretty Little Liars: Season 4 (2013 - 2014)

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Air date: Jun 11, 2013

A recap special encompassing all three previous seasons of Pretty Little Liars. Featuring new voice over from the all-seeing Mona, this special will tell the Liars history with A from the very first text message, to the most recent spotting of Red Coat.

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Air date: Jun 18, 2013

In the season four premiere, the girls turn to Mona for answers, now that she is also being targeted by A. Plus, the contents of the trunk are revealed.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2013

The presence of Mrs. DiLaurentis in Rosewood continues to unnerve all those around her, especially when she gives Hanna a family parrot, whose gift for mimicry provides startling insight into Alison's last days. Tired of feeling defenseless against A, Aria decides to learn self-defense and is intrigued by her sexy instructor. Meanwhile, Toby shares a heartbreaking secret with Spencer, and Hanna makes an alarming discovery regarding her mom. To complicate matters even further, A nearly kills the newest Liar, Mona, and makes a drastic move which leads to potentially devastating circumstances for Emily.

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Air date: Jul 2, 2013

Hanna worries that her mother is keeping a dangerous secret and is determined to protect her at all costs, which leads to an uncomfortable meeting with Detective Holbrook. A clue in Alis things leads the Liars to a creepy mask maker, who takes a shine to Emily and may have ties to another Rosewood resident. Spencer and Toby continue their search into a painful chapter of Tobys past and Melissa returns to Rosewood. Meanwhile, after A targets Emilys mom, Pam, Aria makes a desperate plea of her mom, Ella.

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Air date: Jul 9, 2013

Holbrook's partner, Lt. Tanner, comes to town, intensifying their investigation into the Liars and their possible connection to Wilden's death. Emily panics when her parents come under undue scrutiny due to the manipulations of A. Hanna bristles when Caleb tries to help her through her this latest crisis, and tries to shift the focus of the police investigation. And Toby finds a new source of information into his mothers death, but it only leads to more questions. Meanwhile, Aria has an uncomfortable encounter while out with Jake, and Spencer lays a trap for Melissa.

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Air date: Jul 16, 2013

Spencer and Emily make plans to visit a nearby college, but they have very different agendas for their time spent on campus. Spencers singular focus to figure out Alis apparent connection to the school contradicts Emilys real fears about her plans for after graduation. And, after a stinging attack by A, Aria and her brother, Mike, dont see eye to eye regarding whats best for their parents. Meanwhile, Hanna becomes increasingly frantic when she makes another horrifying discovery among her moms things, leading her to make a desperate move with disastrous results.

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Air date: Jul 23, 2013

Hannas attempt to protect her mom gets her into hot water with the police. Hanna has some explaining to do to her parents and the police after shes found with something she shouldnt have. Mona spills a secret of Spencers to the other Liars leading to hurt feelings amongst the group. Emily tries to help Hanna, only to have A turn the tables. And Aria helps out a friend of her brother Mikes, who gets the wrong impression of her. Meanwhile, Shana keeps popping up in the most unusual places, and Spencers investigation into who was on the other end of Alis mysterious phone number leads her and Toby to the town of Ravenswood which is unlike any place they've ever seen.

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Air date: Jul 30, 2013

Caleb and Toby team up to investigate A and what really happened the night of the lodge fire and encounter a source that points to a new possible identity for Red Coat. Hanna tries to act like everything is normal and her friends are unsure about how to help her. Aria worries about Mikes behavior in light of an incident at school, and Ezra struggles with how he now fits into Arias life. Meanwhile, the Liars are determined to find a new suspect in Wilden's murder and their tactics have unintended consequences. Plus, everything threatens to come crashing down around one of the Liars, thanks to a new plan from A.

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Air date: Aug 6, 2013

Hanna comes up with a desperate plan to save her mother from a conviction and turns to the only person she thinks can help: Mona. Caleb tries to convince Hanna that Mona cant be trusted, causing Mona to prove her loyalty in the most unexpected way. And Spencer returns to an old haunt to investigate new evidence relating to Wilden and his surprising ties to another mysterious death. Meanwhile, recent machinations from A take their toll on Emily and her mom, driving Emily to reconnect with her old boss Zoe to look for an escape. And Aria relies on Jake to help her understand Mikes new attitude, leaving them both confused about the nature of their relationship.

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Air date: Aug 13, 2013

Paige throws Emily a surprise birthday party with even more surprising guests Jenna and Shana. But its the actions of A at the party that lead to the biggest shock of all. Mona's selfless act provides Hanna and her mother with their first bit of good news, but it sends Mona down a familiar path. And Ezra gets some distressing news from Maggie regarding her and Malcolm. Meanwhile, Aria and Jake continue trying to define their confusing relationship. And Emily meets with a world-class coach in a last-ditch effort to salvage her swimming career.

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Get ready for more twists and thrills in season four of Pretty Little Liars as the girls strive to make sense of the mysterious Red Coat and what plans he or she may have in store for them.

Cast

Lucy Hale
as Aria Montgomery
Troian Bellisario
as Spencer Hastings
Ashley Benson
as Hanna Marin
Shay Mitchell
as Emily Fields
Sasha Pieterse
as Alison "Ali" DiLaurentis
Chad Lowe
as Byron Montgomery
Holly Marie Combs
as Ella Montgomery
Ian Harding
as Ezra Fitz
Laura Leighton
as Ashley Marin
Janel Parrish
as Mona Vanderwall
Keegan Allen
as Toby Cavanaugh
Tammin Sursok
as Jenna Marshall
Tyler Blackburn
as Caleb Rivers
Cody Christian
as Mike Montgomery
Andrea Parker
as Mrs. DiLaurentis
Nolan North
as Peter Hastings
Torrey DeVitto
as Melissa Hastings
Sean Faris
as Det. Holbrook
Eric Steinberg
as Wayne Fields
Lesley Fera
as Veronica Hastings
Drew Van Acker
as Jason DiLaurentis
Roma Maffia
as Lt. Tanner
Nia Peeples
as Pam Fields
Nicole Gale Anderson
as Miranda Collins
Nicole Anderson
as Miranda Collins
Teo Briones
as Malcolm
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Critic Reviews for Pretty Little Liars Season 4

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Masquerade is an ancient trope-Shakespeare used it, as did Zorro!-so it's intriguing to see it implemented in this very modern story, supplemented by other forms of hiding in plain sight.

Sep 9, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Pretty Little Liars is that when it's good, it is a fever dream. It's at its most fun when it breezes past the big picture, gets lost in its own illusions, and lets a talking parrot steal the spotlight.

Sep 9, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Well, we're back to Rosewood after an agonizing hiatus, and already, I'm back to knowing absolutely nothing about what is going on.

Jun 12, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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No real answers, but I was impressed by how savvy the show was this time around.

Jan 8, 2014 | Full Review…

It was a fun episode, with lots of creeptastic moments that are de rigueur for the Halloween episodes of the show.

Oct 23, 2013 | Full Review…

For a teen drama, Pretty Little Liars has always edged on the mature side, and the season four premiere keeps this trend going in a big way.

Sep 21, 2013 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

I'm usually on the edge of my seat, but aside from a few smaller moments and interesting turns in dialogue, not much was worthwhile.

Sep 9, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I thought it was really smart to remind viewers of what got us hooked on the show. With all the crazy, implausible twists, retconned revelations and constant stream of newcomers, I was happy to be reminded of the things I enjoyed in the beginning.

Jun 11, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pretty Little Liars: Season 4

  • Aug 09, 2018
    This season was the best by far of what I've watched. Finished it in less than 5 days...
  • Jan 29, 2016
    A Great show! Defiantly lives up to the first three seasons
  • Jun 19, 2015
    What a drag this season was. I was almost always multitasking while watching it.
  • Jul 05, 2014
    It's definetly my favorite season, the halloween special was spooky and the story of some characters were incredible
  • Jun 09, 2014
    low and behold the hit TV series gets right back up on its feet after a middling 3rd season that showed a genuine lack of excitement and intrigue the writers have gone back to the spirit of Season 1 everything that made the series work from the insane plot twists to the hidden clues to the unexpected reveals comes back for the viewers' pleasure I was so happy that things picked up again this time around familiar secrets pop up, dozens of familiar faces show themselves once more, darker revelations take hold, the drama tugs at your heartstrings more than it did before, and after an immense buildup one half of the biggest unsolved mystery is laid to rest at last of course the other half involves tracking down and unmasking A once and for all the danger will increase and it looks as though there wont be a single person to trust in Rosewood ever again the script still does its job by providing a chockfull of laughs amidst all the chaos A has conjured up and by making our 4 main leads as dynamic as possible these girls are basically the embodiment of the teenage angst and that's why the show has its fanbase and ever-loving support there's also a special-themed episode that caught my eye and it quite the treat to watch 4 seasons in and this show still has me hooked and connected to these characters what does the future hold for them? is A gonna be one step ahead of them as always? can their lives ever go back to normal? and more importantly, will the other half of the main plot mystery be solved and wrap everything up? looks like there will be more to explore for the PLLs because A is still calling the shots
  • Jun 07, 2014
    Season $ is probably the best season so far. I loved how many answers we gotten and how many more questions we have developed in the process. Season % better bring on the action just like season 4 did.
  • Mar 26, 2014
    One of my favorite shows! Definitely recommend it!!
  • Mar 26, 2014
    Because they are so Damn Pretty. Anybody have a problem with that?
  • Feb 28, 2014
    i love this series..
  • Feb 16, 2014
    love PLL. I am addicted to that show!!

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