Cyrus Petrillo is a character first introduced in Season 5 of Pretty Little Liars. The Rosewood Police arrest him on suspicion of kidnapping Alison DiLaurentis, a crime in which he falsely confesses to. He is portrayed by Jake Weary.


March of Crimes

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Cyrus is sitting in one of the Rosewood Police Department interview rooms while Lieutenant Tanner questions him. Tanner asks him if this was his first attempt at trying to see Alison after she ran away from him, and Cyrus says that she didn’t run away, “she jumped out of my car”. Tanner asks that he had Alison blindfolded, and Cyrus tells her that’s right, “at least when I was around her”. Tanner questions whether Cyrus is referring to the car ride, and Cyrus tells her no, “since the day she came away with me... After I hit her”. Tanner asks where he hit Alison, and Cyrus tells her “back of the head”. Going on, Cyrus explains that he followed Alison into the yard and finding a rock, he hit her, “and then I carried her to my car”. Tanner wonders where Cyrus took Alison, and Cyrus tells her “Philly”, and that the place he was staying was off-street. Tanner questions whether the place was his home, and Cyrus says that he was crashing there and that there was a basement, “nobody else was there”, before Tanner asks if he kept Alison locked up in the basement all that time.

A Dark Ali

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Standing in an interrogation room of Rosewood Police Department, Cyrus stares into the one way mirror.

In a flashback, Cyrus and Alison walk down into the abandoned basement where Alison introduces Cyrus to her friends. Alison wakes up from being asleep to find Cyrus taking her bag. As Alison tries to pull her bag off of Cyrus’ shoulder, Cyrus tells her to “get off”, before he engages in a physical fight with her. Slamming Alison against a wall, Cyrus covers her mouth so she cannot scream, and taking a knife, Cyrus stabs Alison in the thigh. Grabbing Alison’s bag, Cyrus takes the hand of one of Alison’s friends, and the two of them head up the stairs, leaving Alison below.

In the woods, Cyrus shuffles aimlessly until Alison approaches and he tells her that he was beginning to think she might not show. Saying that there is a warrant out for his arrest, Cyrus goes on to say that he barely made it out in time and that it wasn’t the deal they made. Reaching into her jacket pocket, Alison tells him he’s lucky there was even a deal at all, and that she should have left him for dead when she found him. Grabbing the plane ticket, Cyrus tells Alison they he could have told the police the truth about her, how they met and “all the fun we had together”. Alison tells him she could have as well, but then they both lose and this way, they both win. As Cyrus starts to walk off, Alison tells him that she found him once and he can bet his life she can find him again. As Alison says that this is his once chance to start over and he better use it, Cyrus turns back to her, “the way you’ve used it, Ali?” Turning back, Cyrus gets into his car and drives away.

No One Here Can Love or Understand Me

Although not in this episode, Cyrus is seen in a photograph with Alison at an ATM, 16 months prior to current events. On Emily's request, Ezra finds out that Cyrus has several other alias and he's been arrested half a dozen times.

Out, Damned Spot

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In Jonah’s Diner, Cyrus walks up to Mike. As Mike introduces himself, Cyrus does the same, but he is under an alias, “Hank”. Mike reaches into his jacket pocket and taking out an envelope, Hank slides into the booth.

Sitting in the diner, Cyrus and Mike talk.

Starting up his motorbike, Cyrus goes to leave the diner, but his path is blocked by Emily, Aria and Spencer. Revving the engine, Cyrus chases the girls until they’re cornered at some dumpsters. Cyrus questions whether they’re at the diner to watch the kid or him, and when the girls don’t answer, Cyrus tells them that he doesn’t like being followed. Spencer says that he has something that belongs to them, and questioning that he does, Cyrus listens as Aria says that they just want it back. As Cyrus comments that maybe they can work out a trade, Andrew steps out from the shadows and tells Cyrus to back away from the girls. Looking over his shoulder and noticing Andrew with a baseball bat, Cyrus laughs, before starting up his motorcycle and riding off.

Bloody Hell

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Cyrus is a patient in the Burn Unit at Tack Memorial Hospital. A nurse tells Cyrus, who is still using the alias of Hank, that he has visitors, and turning to face his visitors, Cyrus listens as Aria says that she and Hanna wanted to come talk with him, but they didn’t realise he had been in such a bad accident. Cyrus mentions that it was “no accident”, and when Aria asks what he means, and if someone did this to him, Cyrus doesn’t answer. Aria asks what happened, and flipping a bandage packet over, Cyrus scribes the word ‘Carjack’ when Aria passes him a sharpie.

Cyrus is sleeping as ‘A’, who is dressed as a burn patient, walks over to him.

Appearances (4/160)

Season 5 (4/25)


  • Cyrus admits to kidnapping Alison and holding her hostage.
  • He gave Alison the scar on her thigh.
  • He has several aliases and has been arrested half a dozen times.
  • He was severely burned at work by 'A', whom he knows as 'Varjak'.



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