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The 100 Best “Pretty Little Liars” Moments, Chosen By The Cast And Crew

A LOT has happened in Rosewood and no one knows that better than the people who created those moments.

ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars reaches a major TV milestone on Tuesday, July 8, with its 100th episode, titled “Miss Me x 100,” written by executive producer I. Marlene King.

In celebration of five years of texts, lies, and videotapes, BuzzFeed asked 100 members of the cast and crew to reveal their single favorite moment from the series. Here are their picks, in the order in which they aired.

1. Ezria’s First Kiss

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”
“The bathroom scene with Ezra and Aria!” — Lucy Hale (Aria)

2. Uncovering Ali

ABC Family

ABC Family

 

Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”
“Emily — and then Hanna, Aria, and Spencer — arrive on the scene to learn that the body of Alison DiLaurentis has been found, buried in her own backyard a year after she disappeared.” — Bryan H., co-executive producer

3. The Text

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”
“The four beauties are attending a funeral service, when ‘A’ texts the four of them.” — Phil B., 1st asst. accounting

4. Lighting The Fuse

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 2: “The Jenna Thing”
“When Alison threw the fire cracker into the garage.” — Sasha Pieterse (Ali)

5. A New Friend (?) For Hanna

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 6: “There’s No Place Like Homecoming”
“The introduction of Lucas.” — Cory H., production assistant

6. Care To Tangle?

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 6: “There’s No Place Like Homecoming”
“Toby gets in a fight with Emily at the homecoming dance.” — Keegan Allen (Toby)

7. A Silent Smooch

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 9: “The Perfect Storm”
“Emily and Alison kiss in the library.” — Elizabeth B., ABC Family’s vice president of casting and talent

8. The Higher The Hair…

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 10: “Keep Your Friends Close”
“Camp Mona as big-haired Aria and Emily emerge from Blow Bar.” — Ron L., director

9. “She Knew Too Much”

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 10: “Keep Your Friends Close”
“Hanna gets hit by a car.” — Allyson N., assistant to exeuctive producer Joseph Dougherty

10. Emily’s Confession

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 11: “Moments Later”
“Emily comes out to her father.” — Shay Mitchell (Emily)

11. A Candy-Colored Vision

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 11: “Moments Later”
“When Ali appears to Hanna in the hospital.” — Allison N., office production assistant

12. Piggy, Piggy

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 13: “Know Your Frenemies”
“‘A’ making Hanna eat the cupcakes.” — Kateland B., script coordinator

13. Enter Mr. Rivers

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 14: “Careful What U Wish 4”
“The first time we met Caleb — it was so Breakfast Club!” — Mandi Line, costumer designer

14. Too Late Too Apologize

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 16: “Je Suis Un Ami”
“When Paige shows up soaking wet at Emily’s house to apologize for trying to drown Emily.” — Laura S., second assistant director

15. One Hot Shower

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 18: “The Badass Seed”
“When Hanna jumps in the shower with Caleb and sees what he’s working with.” — Tyler Blackburn (Caleb)

16. Order In?

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 19: “A Person of Interest”
“Aria has made dinner for Ezra.” — Dean K., set decoration buyer

17. Haleb Gets Hot and Heavy

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 19: “A Person of Interest”
“Hanna and Caleb get steamy for the first time (a raccoon actually fell on the tent when this was being shot).” — Arthur A., first assistant director

18. Blindsided

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 20: “Someone To Watch Over Me”
“Hanna slaps Jenna.” — Melissa G., editor

19. Chef Shady

ABC Family

Season One, Episode 21: “Monsters in the End”
“Mona selling cakes at the carnival.” — William D., set decorator

20. Just Hangin’ Around

ABC Family

Season 1, Episode 22: “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
“Ian chases Spencer and ends up falling into the bell ropes.” — Jordan K., digital utility

21. Baller Status

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 4: “Blind Dates”
“Jason DiLaurentis playing basketball … shirtless!” — Jill C., boom operator

22. Final Showing

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 5: “The Devil You Know”
“The PLLs visit Alison’s grave at night and ‘A’ projects the full film of Alison’s ‘death’ and they find out she is still alive.” — Michael G., director

23. Runaway Runway

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 6: “Never Letting Go”
“‘A’ takes over the fashion show.” — Jennifer G., ABC Family’s executive director of programming

24. A Fond Farewell

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 9: “Picture This”
“When Hanna and Caleb say goodbye in her foyer. Caleb just reconnected with his mother and was about to leave for Montecito and Hanna wasn’t sure if Caleb would ever return to Rosewood.” — Jonell L., executive story editor

25. …Baby One More Lie

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 13: “The First Secret”
“Hefty Hanna dancing as Britney Spears.” — Ashley Benson (Hanna)

26. Remember My Name

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 13: “The First Secret”
“At the Halloween party, Alison looks at Mona in costume and says, ‘Do I know you?’ and Mona replies, ‘No, but you will.’” — Eric F., gaffer

27. Why So Serious?

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 13: “The First Secret”
“Ali sitting in a chair holding a huge knife in her hand.” — Eric M., unit photographer

28. Surrounded By Questions

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 13: “The First Secret”
“The last scene at Noel Kahn’s Halloween Party: Alison stands in the crowd of costumed revelers where she has just had a disturbing encounter with a costumed creepy baby figure. She gets a text and after taking in the meaning of the message, she stands there in the middle of a crowd all alone, vulnerable, scared, small, and helpless.” — Renata R., assistant prop master

29. Orange Is The New Peplum Top

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 14: “Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares”
“Spencer and Emily wrestling in the mud.” — Larry M., security

30. Ezria Comes Clean

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 14: “Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares”
“When Ezra tells Byron and Ella that he is in love with Aria.” — Holly Marie Combs (Ella)

31. Daddy’s Little Girl

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 15: “A Hot Piece of A”
“When Byron goes to Ezra’s apartment and confronts Ezra about his relationship with Aria.” — Tom H., electric programmer

32. Oar Else

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 15: “A Hot Piece of A”
“Hanna knocks Lucas out of the boat thinking he’s ‘A.’” — John M., associate producer

33. That’s Not Lo Mein

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 16: “Let the Water Hold Me Down”
“The PLLs get worms in their takeout food.” — Lisa N., co-executive producer

34. Iconic Kiss

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 17: “The Blonde Leading The Blind”
“Aria and Ezra kissing in the rain.” — Courtney H., set costumer

35. Take My Breath Away

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 18: ” A Kiss Before Lying”
“Maya turned her room into an underwater wonderland for Emily.” — Lisa H., set production assistant

36. Kahn Man

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 19: “The Naked Truth”
“Aria on the roof of Rosewood High, thinking she’s being chased by ‘A.’ Turns out to be Noel Kahn grabbing her leg.” — Francesca R., assistant to exeuctive producer Oliver Goldstick

37. Technobabble

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 20: “CTRL: A”
“When Spencer keeps telling Hanna, ‘Control A!’ Hanna screams back, ‘That’s what I’m trying to do!’ before she realizes Spencer means hit Control + A, on the keyboard.” — Lijah B., staff writer

38. A Fiery Rescue

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 23: “Eye of the Beholder”
“When Jason’s house explodes.” — Dennis D., special effects

39. From The Mouths of Babes

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 24: “If These Dolls Could Talk”
“The Seth baby scene in the doll shop.” — Anthony E., best boy electric

40. What A Doll

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 24: “If These Dolls Could Talk”
“When the PLLs are in the dollhouse basement, there’s a repeated doll voice: ‘Follow Me, End up Like Me.’ The PLLs follow this voice to a closet, and open it to see an animated, bloody doll. Then, all the dolls around them start to animate.” — Tom B., accountant

41. A Shocking Swat

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 24: “If These Dolls Could Talk”
“When ‘blind’ Jenna squashes the fly on her mirror to the tune of ‘Them There Eyes.’” — Maya G., producer

42. What A Psycho

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 25: “unmAsked”
“Harold Crane eating candy and talking about his mother.” — Sam S., casting associate

43. Pretty Little Compliment

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 25: “unmAsked”
“When Spencer says, ‘You’re little, but you’re big’ to Aria.” — Dalia G., ABC Family’s director of digital and partnership marketing

44. It’s Curtains

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 25: “unmAsked”
“Hanna takes a shower to wash off mud and ‘A’s’ shadow appears behind her in the curtain.” — Larry R., director of photography

45. A Grand Entrance

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 25: “unmAsked”
“The moment Hanna, Emily, Spencer, and Aria enter the Masquerade Ball.” — Conrad H., digital imaging technician

46. A Major De-Hooding

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 25: “unmAsked”
“Mona is revealed as ‘A.’” — Janel Parrish (Mona)

47. Sayonara, Maya

ABC Family

Season 2, Episode 25: “unmAsked”
“The scene where Emily arrives home and is told that Maya was found dead in her backyard.” — Catherine G., ABC Family’s publicity director

48. On The Cuspid of a Discovery

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 2: “Blood Is the New Black”
“While fighting over what to do with ‘A’s’ latest delivery — a necklace made with teeth — the PLL’s accidentally drop it into a toilet, where it is flushed away when Spencer tries to retrieve it.” — Robert L., editor

49. Notable Quotables

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 2: “Blood Is the New Black”
“When Aria is talking about Jenna, whom may or may not be faking blindness to terrorize the PLLs, she threatens to hang a sign saying, ‘Bitch can see!’” — Tyler H., payroll accountant

50. Shall We?

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 6: “Remains of the A”
“Toby asks Hanna to dance.” — Norman B., director

51. Vow of Vengeance

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 6: “Remains of the A”
“Hanna and Wilden’s confrontation in the church.” — Jakub D., art director

52. Brush with Insanity

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 7: “Crazy”
“When Aria and Hanna sneak down to the creepy children’s ward of Radley Sanitarium and find Mona humming and combing the hair of her doll.” — Lois B., editor

53. The Beginnings Of Paily

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 8: “Stolen Kisses”
“Emily and Paige in the swimming pool: ‘Don’t look away.’” — Joseph D., executive producer

54. Truth or (Don’t You) Dare

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 9: “The Kahn Game”
“Spencer vs. Jenna in the Kahn Cabin.” — Mike S., composer

55. Nursing An Old Wound

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 12: “The Lady Killer”
“When Mona walks out of Radley because Mona is a badass and I adore Janel!” — Heather H., set costumer

56. The First Cut is the Deepest

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 12: “The Lady Killer”
“Emily kills Nate in the lighthouse.” — Ryan W., office production assistant

57. Toby Cava…Nah, It Can’t Be!

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 12: “The Lady Killer”
“Toby revealed as ‘A.’” — Skip B., unit production manager

58. An Evening with Adam

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 13: “This is a Dark Ride”
“Adam Lambert singing on the Halloween train.” — Hynndie W., producer

59. A Rude Awakening

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 13: “This is a Dark Ride”
“Aria wakes up, trapped, in what we think is a makeshift coffin, but in fact, it turns out to be a crate in the baggage car.” — Fred A., production designer

60. When Push Comes To Shove

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 12: “This is a Dark Ride”
“When Toby and Noel get into a fight, bumping into the ice and revealing a body bag.” — Bob B., key rigging grip

61. “A” Major Slap

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 16: “Misery Loves Company”
“A heartbroken Spencer faces her worst fear and discovers that Toby is ‘A.’ She slaps him hard and he takes it like a man.” — I. Marlene King, executive prodcuer

62. Wined and Dined

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 16: “Misery Loves Company”
“Spencer shows up at Toby’s apartment at the end of the episode, wanting to know why he’s working with ‘A.’ Only, it’s Mona inside the apartment, drinking wine.” — Mike S., craft services

63. Ice Ice Baby

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 17: “Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno”
“Hanna follows Paige into a lesbian bar and gets a drink thrown in her face.” — Lauren S., post-production coordinator

64. License To Kill

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 20: “Hot Water”
“Ashley hits Detective Wilden with a car.” — Laura Leighton (Ashley)

65. Triple “A”

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 21: “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”
“Aria and Hanna push Wilden’s car into the lake.” — Richard L., transportation coordinator

66. Checked Out

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 21: “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”
“Spencer in the back of the ranger car mumbling after she found ‘Toby’ dead in the woods.” — Paula H., script supervisor

67. Checked In

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 21: “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”
“Spencer’s admission to Radley.” — Troian Bellisario (Spencer)

68. Pulling The Strings

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 23: “I’m Your Puppet”
“Aria loses Malcolm and finds him watching the creepy puppets.” — Joe L., rigging gaffer

69. Seeing Red

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 24: “A Dangerous Game”
“The Red Coat chase sequence through the school during the swim meet — because the entire production office got to be in it as extras!” — John S., assistant production office coordinator

70. That Girl Is On Fire

ABC Family

Season 3, Episode 24: “A Dangerous Game”
“The PLLs trapped in the burning cabin.” — Larry C., construction coordinator

71. Junk in the Trunk

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 1: “‘A’ is for A-l-i-v-e”
“The girls open Detective Wilden’s trunk and find a dead pig.” — Matt B., second assistant director

72. Seeing Double

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 1: “‘A’ is for A-l-i-v-e”
“Meeting the little girls who look exactly like mini me versions of our PLLs – including Mona.” — Sarah H., ABC Family’s broadcast standards and practices manager

73. 1-800-Helpful-Bird

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 2: “Turn of the Shoe”
“Tippi the Parrot singing a phone number and thus supplying crucial insight into the mystery of Ali’s disappearance.” — Oliver Goldstick, executive producer

74. Man of a Thousand Faces

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 4: “Face Time”
“Our PLLs visit the mask maker Hector Lime in search of answers about the masks Ali had him make.” — Gayle P., casting director

75. A Dream ‘Do

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 5: “Gamma Zeta Die!”
“Ashley Marin getting her head shaved by ‘A’ in a dream sequence of Hanna’s.” — Kim F., head hairstylist

76. What Happens in Ravenswood Stays in Ravenswood

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 6: “Under The Gun”
“When Mrs. Grunwald is being questioned by Spencer and Toby while getting her hair done, not giving anything up, but knowing she had something to hide.” — Anthony W., key grip

77. Rescue Squad

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 7: “Crash & Burn, Girl”
“When Toby and Caleb team up to protect their women. The birth of the PLL bro-mance!” — Amanda K., ABC Family media relations manager

78. Cruise Control

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 7: “Crash & Burn, Girl”
“When the car crashes into Emily’s house.” — Albert C., transportation captain

79. Two Step

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 11: “Bringing Down The Hoe”
“Emily and Paige line dancing.” — Melanie M., director

80. Get A Grip

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 12: “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t”
“When Aria fought Cece in the tower and Cece slipped to the ground.” — Merritt Y., stunt coordinator

81. Tunnels of Terror

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 13: “Grave New World”
“PLLs in creepy catacombs looking for Ali in Halloween episode.” — RJ H., production coordinator

82. Masked Menace

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 13: “Grave New World”
“Ezra and Spencer’s fight scene!” — Ian Harding (Ezra)

83. She’s Baaaaaack

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 13: “Grave New World”
“Alison is alive and says, ‘Did you miss me?’” — Arlene S., director

84. Some Boysenberry Pie and Board Shorts Ale

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 17: “Bite Your Tongue”
“Spencer meets Ezra at the pub Hart and the Huntsman and realizes he is ‘A.’” — Marc L., set designer

85. Holy Molar

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 17: “Bite Your Tongue”
“Aria says, ‘Who is this monster?’ after they discover a message from ‘A’ in Hanna’s tooth.” — John H., key set production assistant

86. Mind Your P’s and Q’s

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 18: “Hot For Teacher”
“At Ezra’s cabin, when Ezra sends Aria out for chickpeas, then reveals he actually has chickpeas in the cupboard and he takes them downstairs to his new lair in the cabin basement. Not good dating etiquette.” — Chris V., prop master

87. Old Hollywood Glam

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 19: “Shadow Play”
“When Spencer comes down the stairs in the white dressing gown looking very much like a young Katharine Hepburn or Lauren Bacall. Then Toby comes in doing his best Humphrey Bogart.” — Michelle W., assistant editor

88. The Mirror Has (At Least) Two Faces

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 19: “Shadow Play”
“Mona appearing in the mirrors.” — Jennifer A., first assistant director

89. Double Take

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 19: “Shadow Play”
“Alison appearing in Spencer’s greatroom from the painting.” — Laura G., costume supervisor

90. Bait and Switch

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 19: “Shadow Play”
“Ashley Benson in her noir look, as the switchboard operator.” — Cindy M., head makeup artist

91. Paily Takes The Next Step

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 19: “Shadow Play”
“Emily and Paige’s love scene.” — Gretchen H., second assistant cameraperson

92. Fired Up

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 19: “Shadow Play”
“The moment when Toby lights the cigarette outside of the warehouse.” — Travis S., electrician

93. The Chairlift From Hell

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 20: “Free Fall”
“Ezra and Aria in ski lift — Aria believes he’s ‘A.’” — Dan V., office production assistant

94. Apartment Anarchy

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 21: “She’s Come Undone”
“Aria finds Ezra’s files he has compiled on her, and, after breaking down, she goes ballistic and trashes his apartment!” — Chad Lowe (Byron)

95. White Nightmare

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 23: “Unbridled”
“Spencer lost in the woods in a wedding dress.” — David L., writer’s asstistant

96. Any Questions?

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 24: “A is For Answers”
“When Ali spilled the beans!” — Keith H., best boy electric

97. Bites The Bullet

ABC Family

Season 4, Episode 24: “A is for Answers”
“Ezra arrives on the New York rooftop and saves the girls from ‘A.’” — Craig G., set decoration leadman

98. Catching “A” Ride

ABC Family

Season 5, Episode 1: “EscApe From New York”
“‘A’ on top of the ambulance.” — Kyle B., assistant to I. Marlene King

99. This Used To Be My Playground

ABC Family

Season 5, Episode 1: “EscApe From New York”
“The PLLs chase ‘A’ into the park and a bunch of other hoodies come out of nowhere, throwing the PLLs off the trail. That ‘A’ is one tricky bitch!” — Jacqueline R., assistant to co-executive producer Lisa Cochran-Neilan

100. End of the Line

ABC Family

Season 5, Episode 1: “EscApe From New York”
“Aria killing Shana at the Fitzgerald Theater in NYC.” — Barry L., location manager

Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.

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