Title and Background
The title was revealed by Joseph Dougherty on Instagram.
The title could refer to a book of the same name published in 1940 by Raymond Chandler. The book is about a detective trying to find a murderer while beginning an affair with a married woman. In the end, the woman is exposed as someone else and commits suicide after murdering her ex.
Troian Bellisario as Spencer Hastings
Ashley Benson as Hanna Marin
Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery
Shay Mitchell as Emily Fields
Janel Parrish as Mona Vanderwaal
Sasha Pieterse as Alison DiLaurentis
Tyler Blackburn as Caleb Rivers
Ian Harding as Ezra Fitz
Andrea Parker as Mary Drake
Vanessa Ray as Charlotte DiLaurentis
Roma Maffia as Linda Tanner
Janel Parrish as Charlotte’s Killer
The table read for this episode occurred on September 28th, 2016.
Filming began on September 29th, 2016 and wrapped on October 11th, 2016.
This is the last episode of the show to be written by Joseph Dougherty. With 34 episodes, he has the highest number of writing credits than any other writer on the show. This also marks the fourth and final episode of the series to be directed by Joseph Dougherty. He made his directorial debut on the show with “Shadow Play”.
The episode’s official press release was made public on June 2nd, 2017.