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Dead Week
Season 1, Episode 7
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Air Date May 1, 2019
Written by Paula Yoo
Directed by Arlene Sanford[1]
Episode Guide
Lost and Found
Hook, Line and Booker

Dead Week[2] is the seventh episode of the first season of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.


During BHU's Dead Week, Caitlin tries to get her academic life in order, as well as elevate her relationship with Jeremy. Ava reluctantly teams up with Zach on a school assignment and Dylan's nerve damage impacts an important music project. Ali continues to make inroads with Taylor, while Mona investigates who left her a mysterious message.[3]

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

Guest Cast

  • Nick Cassidy as Luke

Nods to Pretty Little Liars

  • A's Dollhouse and Mona's time in it was mentioned. Mona also referenced that it looked like an abandoned bunker on the outside.
  • Rosewood is mentioned.
  • Mona's time as A and the name "A" is directly said for the first time.
  • Mona informs the Perfs that hers and Alison's records from that time in their lives are sealed since they were minors. This is why Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan weren't able to find the girls online.
  • Hanna Marin is mentioned.
  • Mona, as A, forced "Hefty Hanna" to face her biggest insecurity and eat an entire box of pig-shaped cupcakes in public. This occurred in the episode, "Know Your Frenemies". Alison references this to Mona, who receives her own "A" cupcakes.


  • Dead week is a slang term for the week before schools' final examinations in the United States. The week is known for causing notorious stress. The propensity for college and university students to save exam study until the last possible week; and because term papers are often due.
  • Arlene Sanford will be directing this episode and Hook, Line and Booker.[4]
  • Paula Yoo began writing the episode on November 13, 2018.[5]
  • The title for the episode was revealed on December 3, 2018.[6]
  • The cast members received their scripts on December 4, 2018.
  • Filming for the episode began on December 5, 2018.[7]
  • Dead Week and Hook, Line, and Booker were filmed together.
  • Ashley Benson shadowed director Arlene Sanford for the episode.



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