Cruel Summer’s Season 2 Finale Reveals Major Season 1 Easter Egg

Sadie Stanley and Olivia Holt
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Warning: This story incorporates spoilers from the season 2 finale of Merciless Summer season.

Freeform’s Merciless Summer season used their season 2 finale to introduce a significant Easter egg — which connects the story again to season 1.

In the course of the conclusion to the sophomore season, which aired on Monday, July 31, Megan (Sadie Stanley) picks up her keys that are on prime of a e-book titled Out of the Basement: The Kate Wallis Story.

Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt) was initially launched in season 1 because the present adopted her kidnapping — and subsequent rescue. Fellow pupil Jeanette Turner (Chiara Aurelia) was accused of figuring out about Kate’s whereabouts however preserving it a secret. Within the last scene of the primary season it was revealed that Jeanette was conscious that Kate was held captive of their vice principal Martin Harris’ (Blake Lee) basement.

Viewers had been in for an excellent greater shakeup when Freeform confirmed that Merciless Summer season would proceed as an anthology collection in season 2. The hit collection returned with new episodes in June, which targeted on a tumultuous friendship between Megan and Isabella (Lexi Underwood). Their love triangle with Luke Chambers (Griffin Gluck) — in addition to his eventual demise — have been on the middle of the thriller.

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Earlier than the premiere of season 2, govt producer Michelle Purple teased that the characters had been all a part of the identical universe.

“We took into huge consideration [that] individuals actually beloved the forged in season 1 and had been related to them,” she informed TVLine in June. “We really opened up a room and mentioned, ‘What does it appear like to proceed each these women’ tales or certainly one of these lady’s tales?’”

Purple added: “We’re taking part in in the identical world within the sense of it’s just some years later. So there’s a tie to season 1, however we’re not going to let you know [what it is]! You guys have to seek out it!”

That very same month, Stanley, 21, and Underwood, 19, supplied a glimpse on the conversations that happened between them and the season 1 forged.

“It was simply unbelievable having the ability to have the group from season 1 that positively understood that system and that construction of it. As a result of it’s a little bit tough navigating telling a narrative whereas additionally taking part in three completely different variations of your character or having these three completely different timelines,” Underwood completely informed Us Weekly. “Having the ability to have them information us — it sort of took the strain off of feeling like we needed to do higher. Like [we had to] prime one thing or stay as much as sure requirements. After we do work together with [the season 1 cast], they’re all simply so extremely nice they usually’ve given us a lot like assist and love.”

Stanley, for her half, praised Aurelia, 20, and Holt, 25, for the recommendation they gave after starring in Merciless Summer season.

“Chiara and Olivia have each been so, so supportive and so pretty and reached out to each of us,” Stanley shared with Us. “I had met Chiara a few instances [and] she’s pretty. Olivia got here to set at some point whereas we had been filming in Vancouver and he or she’s superior.”