How many times do I have to save all of you until I'm finally part of the group?
Mona to Hanna

The Glove That Rocks the Cradle
Season 7, Episode 16
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Air Date May 30, 2017
Written by Maya Goldsmith
Directed by Paula Hunziker
Episode Guide
In the Eye Abides the Heart
Driving Miss Crazy

The Glove That Rocks the Cradle is the sixteenth episode of Season 7 of Pretty Little Liars. It aired on May 30th, 2017.


As Detective Furey closes in on uncovering what happened to Archer Dunhill, the Liars team up to protect one of their own. Hanna continues to struggle with the idea that Lucas might be connected to A.D. even in the face of more evidence. Emily surprises Ali with a heartfelt gesture that is undone by A.D. machinations; and the Liars gain insight into where the idea for the game originated.[1]


  • Confronted by the Liars, Lucas explains that he didn't know Charles and Charlotte were the same person. He admits that he e-mailed Charlotte about his high-school problems and that it may have been another reason for her to torture the girls.
  • Alison admits her feelings for Emily and they share a kiss.
  • Mona decides to help Hanna and play A.D.'s game.

Title and Background

  • The title was revealed by Ashley Benson on Snapchat.
  • The title could reference American psychological thriller film "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle". The film synopsis is: "The tale follows a vengeful, psychopathic nanny out to destroy a naive woman and steal her family."

Main Cast

Supporting Cast


  • The table read for this episode occurred on August 22nd, 2016.[2]
  • Filming for this episode began on August 25th, 2016[3] and wrapped on September 2nd, 2016.
  • The episode's official press release was made public on May 9th, 2017.[1]
  • The intro in this episode features Hanna doing the 'Shhh'.
  • The episode was watched by 0.90 million viewers on its original broadcast.

Featured Music

  • "Who Saved Who" by Mindy Smith & Matthew Perryman Jones - (Ezra meets with Jillian at the bookstore inside of The Brew, they discuss her plan for his and Aria's book tour which Ezra disagrees with, seeing that all the talking points are about Nicole's return and his reunion with her)
  • "You Belong To Me" by Patsy Cline - (Caleb opens a suspicious file on the hard drive A.D. made Hanna collect and it begins to play Patsy Cline which Hanna recognizes as the same artist that was played in the Dollhouse; Hanna continues to disagree with Lucas begin A.D. when Caleb suggests it again)
  • "Cinderella" by Brad Hatfield - (Forced to do A.D.'s dirty work, Aria replaces the mobile in Alison and Emily's nursery with a creepy version featuring all the Liars)
  • "Some Devil" by Dave Matthews - (As they clean up the baby's room, Emily and Alison thank each other for protecting the other; Alison finally admits how she feels about her, then they kiss; Aria reads Ezra's message when gets home, then breaks down in tears after reminding her recent actions towards her friends)

Sneak Peeks


Behind the Scenes