[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Cruel Summer Episode 5.]
Recap of episode 5 of “Cruel Summer” 1993: Martin Harris continued to treat Kate
In 1993, Kate became more concerned that her mother was cheating on her father and ended up walking around the fairground on her own. Meanwhile, Jeanette was preparing for her date with Gideon at the county fair. During a walk together, she spoke about her popularity. They also chatted with Mr. Harris and played the game he was organizing. However, when the popular girls confronted Jeanette about being at the fair with Gideon, she pretended not to know him and ran away.
Later in Cruel summer Episode 5, Kate Wallis also met Mr. Harris at the County Fair. She played the carnival game on her own, and the deputy headmistress gave her a stuffed bunny and tickets to win (against no one). He also admitted that he noticed her at the garden club party and mistook her for one of the other adults.
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When Mr. Harris saw Jeanette pass by, he scolded her for leaving Gideon and told her to apologize. She noticed that the adult was holding Kate’s darling, so she offered to return it. At first, Mr. Harris was reluctant to give it up. As the girls made their way to their bedrooms in 1993, Jeanette smiled with the scrunchie and Kate with the stuffed bunny.
“Cruel Summer” 1994 episode 5 recap: Kate Wallis and Jamie Henson have broken up
In the 1994 Cruel summer Recap of episode 5, things got tense between Jamie (Froy Gutierrez) and Kate. Jamie insisted to Kate that he wanted to be with her and not with Jeanette. He called Jeanette a “psychopath” and lied about her kiss. He admitted to having met Jeanette but continued to lie about her kiss. So she broke up with him.
Meanwhile, Jeanette attended the County Fair with her brother, Derek Turner (Barrett Carnahan). As she wondered if Jamie and Kate could be there, Derek warns her to stay away from the two. She ignored his warnings and planned to reunite with Kate to clear up the misunderstanding over the rumors.
In other Cruel summer Scene from episode 5, Jeanette’s father came home to find his wife, Cindy Turner (Sarah Drew), drunk before 5 p.m. because someone spat on his car at the movies. When he went to rent a movie, he first met Angela Prescott and she accidentally hit her car. (She’s the bartender he goes out with in every Cruel summer Episodes in 1995)
Back at the fair, Jeanette chased Kate and Mallory Higgins (Harley Quinn Smith) through the fair, begging to speak. Kate got lost, panicked, and had a terrifying flashback to Mr. Harris. Meanwhile, Jeanette’s brother told her to leave Kate and Jamie alone and try to be “geek Jeanette” again.
Recap of episode 5 of “Cruel Summer” 1995:
In 1995, Jeanette met her lawyer again, Denise (Nicole Bilderback).
“People need to publicly remind the world that you are a human being with a heart and a soul,” Denise told Jeanette. [You need] people who believe you. Vincent Fuller was great.
She also suggested bringing Mallory in; however, Jeanette shot this idea down right away.
“I’m your weapon for hire, Jeanette, but I need you to feed me the bullets,” Denise added.
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Jeanette asked if her father was still on her side, and he responded with more questions. He admitted that “being on his side” cost him his job, his reputation and his family, but he is still on his side.
Jeanette’s father’s girlfriend Angela took Jeanette to the bar where she later works at Cruel summer Episode 5. They bonded by singing karaoke together. However, Jeanette panicked when she started having fun. Angela told her that she had to tear down the fortress walls around her.
Meanwhile, Kate and Mallory met Jamie at the County Fair. They plunged him into the tank. Then Kate caught a drunk Jamie stealing the County Fair banner. He also finally admitted that Jeanette had kissed him while they were in the park last summer. Jamie also apologized to her and told her she was right.
Later, Mallory and Kate walked over to the graveyard and buried the rabbit Mr. Harris gave her. She took a shovel and brutally beat her gravestone.
Burning questions we always have
Who is Annabelle? Cruel summer Episode 5 no longer went into the details of the mysterious girl. However, Kate wrote the name down several times on a piece of paper. Could the plush bunny be Annabelle?
Why is Jamie sitting outside Jeanette’s house in most of the scenes in 1995? We still don’t know what happened between them.
Who is lying? Did Jeanette see Kate at Mr. Harris’ house and report her? Or is Kate lying because Jeanette stole her life?
Hope we know more when Cruel summer Episode 6 airs on May 18, 2021. The Cruel summer The season finale concludes the series on May 25, 2021 on Freeform and the next day on Hulu.