Spencer: Noel Kahn was there the whole time? He was helping Charlotte?
Emily: We may not be able to prove that he tortured Hanna, but this proves that he tortured us, and he's gonna go to jail for that.
Spencer and Emily after finding out Noel was in the Dollhouse

The Wrath of Kahn
Season 7, Episode 9
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Air Date August 23, 2016
Written by Jonell Lennon
Directed by Chad Lowe
Episode Guide
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The Wrath of Kahn is the ninth episode of Season 7 of Pretty Little Liars, and the 149th episode of the show overall. It aired on August 23, 2016.


One of the PLLs goes rogue to prove that Noel Kahn is Uber A, while the others try to find evidence to back her theory and worry about her emotional state. Emily unexpectedly turns to Paige for comfort in her time of need, which causes tension in her other relationships. Jason and Aria team up to look into Mary’s past and what she might be hiding.


  • In The Kahn's Cabin, Spencer and Emily find a flash drive full of videos from the time they were in A's Dollhouse. After watching one of the videos, they discover that Noel Kahn was helping Charlotte torture them. The flash drive is later stolen when someone breaks into Spencer's house.
  • Emily tells Paige that a new A is stalking them.
  • Aria and Jason discover that Steven Kahn, Noel's father, orchestrated the adoption of Mary's Second Child.
  • Hanna witnesses Noel disposing Sara Harvey's broken phone. He later takes it back when Hanna fails to prove that he's A.D.
  • Aria receives a text from Ezra stating that Nicole wasn't one of the rescued Colombian hostages.
  • Fully convinced that he is Uber A, Hanna abducts Noel after attacking him at his cabin, at the end of the episode.

Title and Background

  • The title of this episode is a reference to the Star Trek movie Wrath of Khan.
  • It also refers to Noel Kahn's anger towards Hanna.

Main Cast

Supporting Cast


  • The table read for this episode occurred on June 2nd, 2016.[1]
  • Filming for this episode began on June 15th, 2016[2] and wrapped on June 22nd, 2016.[3]
  • This is the first penultimate episode to not be written or co-written by an executive producer of the show.
  • The intro in this episode features Alison doing the 'Shhh'. Ironically, Alison is absent from the episode, making this the first episode of 7A from which Alison is absent. 
  • This is Jonell Lennon's last episode for the show. This is also the first season, since Season 1, that Jonell did not write an episode for a half season. 
  • The episode was watched live by 1.09 million viewers. 
  • With only four of the main cast credited during the opening credits making an appearance, this episode features the least number of main character appearances of all the episodes in the season so far. 

Featured Music

  • "In The Dark" by Carl Broemel - (Sabrina taste tests icing when Emily arrives at The Brew; Emily warns Sabrina away from Noel when she finds out Noel is the client Sabrina will be baking for)
  • "Sex and Candy (Marcy Playground Cover)" by Unions - (Flashback) Jason brings Aria coffee in bed, then asks if she'll come to Ethiopia with him during his charity mission; Aria is noticeably shaken, after flashing back to her and Jason's past romance)
  • "Each Man" by Greg D'Allessandro - (Hanna ignores a call from Aria as she waits at the counter of a bar when Noel arrives at the dinner; Hanna spikes a pint of beer then heads over to Noel)
  • "Leaving" by Coast - (Hanna sits down at Noel's table, hands him the drug laced beer, then announces that she's the one he's there to meet and that she knows he killed Sara)
  • "Rock and Roll Rave" by The Preatures - (After Noel claims that Sara died from a fall in her shower, Hanna questions why he needed to throw her phone in the garbage, far away from The Radley)
  • "Don’t Let Me Go" by Bandit Heart - (Spencer apologizes to Marco for the false alarm; Emily calls Paige and asks her to come over; Paige watches Sabrina at The Brew; Ezra texts Aria that he's coming home and that Nicole wasn't found)

Sneak Peeks


Behind the Scenes






Start a Discussion Discussions about The Wrath of Kahn

  • gossip girl inspo

    3 messages
    • The Wrath of Khan is from Star Trek. I think both shows took it from that.
    • I saw a tweet where someone asked if CeCe was not Charles but Bethany and Marlene replied Chuck and Blair til the end or something like that...
  • I see you = HE could be Noel

    21 messages
    • I never said she was going to kill him in the next episode, and it's not that farfetched, she did kill Rollins, or did we already for...
    • ^ Yeah, she did kill Rollins. But that was an ''accident''. I really don't think any of the girls would kill anyone...
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