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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 when Mona referenced it as appearing to be a bunker on the outside.
  • Rosewood is directly mentioned.
  • Mona's time as A and the name "A" is directly said for the first time. Mona and Alison's history from Rosewood is currently in sealed records. This is why the Perfectionists were unable to find the girls online.
  • Hanna Marin is mentioned.
  • Mona forcing Hanna to eat cupcakes is mentioned. This happened in the Season 1 episode, "Know Your Frenemies".


  • 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.



Behind the Scenes