Next time you call Archer tell him that I said go to hell!
Alison yelling at Jenna about her working with Archer Dunhill

Along Comes Mary
Season 7, Episode 5
Air Date July 19, 2016
Written by Bryan Holdman
Directed by Norman Buckley
Episode Guide
Hit and Run, Run, Run
Wanted: Dead or Alive

Along Comes Mary is the fifth episode of Season 7 of Pretty Little Liars and the 145th episode of the show overall. It aired on July 19, 2016.


Jenna returns to Rosewood and befriends another one of the Liars’ enemies, making her the PLLs’ number one suspect for Uber A. In order to leave the psychiatric hospital, Ali must be released into the care of a relative, leaving her under the suspicious watch of Mary Drake. Spencer enlists Hanna’s help to search for Caleb as he’s missing in action. Aria and Emily stumble upon a secret apartment they hope will lead them to more answers.


  • This episode marks Noel Kahn's first appearance since "March of Crimes". He is seen sharing a drink with Jenna and Sara.
  • Emily starts dating Sabrina.
  • Emily overslept and missed a college exam. Later, she receives an email from Hollis saying she passed and gets a message from A.D., "Thank me later, ungrateful bitch."
  • Searching through Archer's burner phone, Aria finds out he knew Alison didn't kill Charlotte. Aria also suggests that the night Archer was driving away with Alison, he didn't intend to kill her.
  • Aria and Emily communicate with Archer's accomplice through the burner phone, but their identity isn't given up yet.
  • Emily and Aria find a room filled with evidence that Archer Dunhill left behind, such as posters of Darren Wilden, a passport and a fake head.
  • Marco Furey has a meeting with Alison about Archer's whereabouts.
  • Mary Drake claims she stopped working with Archer after he revealed his true intentions with Alison, and says he backstabbed her after Alison finds out he stole all her money.
  • Aria finds Ezra's phone ringing with a call from Nicole, suggesting she is possibly alive. Although no one responds on the other line, there is noise coming from a busy Spanish place in the background.
  • At the end of the episode Ezra proposes to Aria, and we learn in the next episode that she said she has to think about it.

Title and Background

  • It refers to Alison being released from psychiatric hospital into the care of Mary Drake.

Main Cast

Supporting Cast


  • The table read for this episode occurred on May 11th, 2016.[1]
  • Filming for this episode began on May 17th, 2016[2] and wrapped on May 25th, 2016.[3]
  • This episode was shot simultaneously with "Wanted: Dead or Alive" for a very specific reason.[4]
  • The intro in this episode features Aria doing the 'Shhh'.
  • The episode was watched live by 1.17 million viewers.
  • This episode marks Sasha Pieterse's (Alison DiLaurentis) 100th appearance on Pretty Little Liars (if you count "The Bin of Sin" bonus scene).

Featured Music

  • "Perfect Day" by AMY STROUP - (Emily awakens to Sabrina offering her coffee then they share their first kiss when Emily receives a text from the girls asking for a meeting while also realizing she's late for her test)
  • "Island (feat. Ryan Levine)" by Ethel and the Chordtones - (Hanna and Spencer overhear the police report that Elliott's car as been found as they get coffee at the Brew, and then discuss who Elliott's possible texting partner was)
  • "Where Fear Runs Through" by Trent Dabbs - (Spencer calls Hanna and asks for her help to find Caleb. As they chat, Hanna spots Jenna outside of The Brew, and Spencer advises her to follow Jenna but Hanna disagrees due to the police)
  • "Something’s Got a Hold on Me" by Angel Snow - (Aria shows Emily the Wilden photo display in Elliott's flat; Sara orders a drink at The Radley bar when Jenna arrives, decide to have drinks together after bonding over their mutual acquaintances)
  • "Nothing but a Fight" by The Palace Steps - (Hanna meets with Spencer at The Brew, she tells her about Emily and Aria finding out about Elliott's second apartment and their trap for Jenna; Hanna tries to make things right between Spencer and Caleb)
  • "Little Sparrow (feat. Andrea Parker)" by Pretty Little Liars Cast - (A much more happier Mary hums to herself as returns back to the house after taking a walk, Alison questions her about where she went)
  • "Dusk" by WILSEN - (After placing an order Emily goes over to Sabrina and asks her out on another date after awkward encounter earlier; Emily spots Sara and Jenna hanging out together)
  • "Little Sparrow" by Baraka May - (Spencer ponders her empty bed then goes to the couch; Hanna fiddles with her engagement ring when Emily brings her a drink; Ali finds a note with her returned jacket from A.D.; Aria arrives at The Brew)
  • "In the Shadows" by AMY STROUP - (Jenna and Sara toast to friends in The Radley lounge when Noel Kahn arrives)

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