First Aired: Jun. 08, 2010 on ABC Family
Summary: Rosewood is a perfect little town. So quiet and pristine, you'd never guess it holds so many secrets. Some of the ugliest ones belong to the prettiest girls in town -- Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily, four estranged friends whose darkest secrets are about to unravel.
Main Characters in this Episode
Spencer Hastings: Spencer: You know me. I like to stay busy.
Hanna Marin: Hanna: It's called a summer vacay, Spence.
Spencer Hastings: Spencer: And you spent yours sunning and shopping.
Hanna Marin: Hanna: Tweet tweet.
Emily Fields: Emily: Not everyone dreams of making it in Rosewood, Mom. Some people dream of making it out.
- Goof (miscellaneous): Toby is listed as Toby Marshall in the credits.
- Goof (factual errors): The movers carry a chair into Maya's new home, passing the Elmhurst Real Estate "SOLD" sign. The phone number on the sign is "1-800-HOUSES", which is 1 letter/number too short to be an actual phone number.
- Filmed in Vancouver in the winter even though the episode was set in the summer. Even though they were wearing bikinis, they had to wear boots as the camera shot from the belly button up.
- The events of the pilot episode cover the entire first book in the Pretty Little Liars series.