This Freeform TV series Cruel Summer Episode 4 Recap covers July 15 in 1993, 1994 and 1995. The perspective changed back to Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt), while Jeanette Turner (Chiara Aurelia) is only seen in a few scenes. Viewers learned more about what happened to Kate in the basement of Mr. Martin Harris (Blake Lee). However, the revelations raised a new burning question for fans of the teen psychological thriller.
‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 4 Recap: 1993.
Back in 1993, Kate’s stepfather, Rod Wallis (Ben Cain), helped his two daughters clean their shotguns. His stepdaughter, Ashley Wallis (Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut), doesn’t seem to like Kate. In “Cruel Summer – Episode 4,” they pack up for a hunting trip. We find out that Ashley doesn’t consider Kate’s mother, Joy Wallis (Andrea Anders), to be one of her parents.
When they get to the cabins, Kate finds out that Joy invited Mr. Harris over to thank him for bringing her home that night when she was drunk. Later that night, she chats with him under the stars after sneaking out to find her boyfriend. She complains to Mr. Harris about her family. He takes pity on her and tells her about a secret he has stuffed inside.
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Kepner’s father died by suicide and that’s why he’s so “skittish around guns.” He regrets the last conversation he had with his father and tells her to appreciate family. In another scene from 1993, Kate confronts her stepsister about her parents. Ashley explains to her that Kate comes from a privileged background and she doesn’t consider her a sister at all.
‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 4 Recap: 1994.
As the scenes flipped back to 1994, viewers learned much more about Kate and Mr. Harris. While she was trapped in the basement, he gave her a container of trail mix, which she ended up throwing at him. When Kate tried to escape, she told her therapist that things only got worse. One day, he put sleeping pills in her sandwich. While she was passed out, he loaded the basement with water, food, and supplies to indicate she would be staying a while.
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Kate asked her boyfriend, Jamie Henson (Froy Gutierrez), again what he did after the carnival. Jamie insisted he hung out with his best friend Ben (Nathaniel Ashton) and left out the part about meeting and kissing Jeanette.
Kate and Mallory started a friendship in the waiting room of their therapist’s office. However, Kate also received more bad news. Her family found out that they cannot charge Jeanette Turner for anything related to Kate’s abduction.
‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 4 Recap: 1995.
In 1995, Kate and her parents met with their attorneys to discuss the defamation lawsuit Jeanette had filed against them. Kate insisted that she had seen Jeanette through the cage windows during her abduction, and the two girls looked each other in the eye.
We find out that Kate and Mallory are now best friends, smoking weed together and talking about how much they dislike Jeanette. Meanwhile, a typed note arrives at the door that says, “Liar.” Also, Kate’s mother insists that she come along on the annual hunting trip to plead her case to her “allies.”
Joy confronts Mallory during the hunting trip and accuses her of sending the “Liar” letter. Mallory tells Kate what her mother said. So Kate tells a story about a hunting trip around a campfire with her family. She tells about a girl named “Anabelle” and tells the adults that they trusted someone they shouldn’t have.
“They were all responsible for what happened to her,” Kate warns the adults. “They better have all their stories straight, because Annabelle has hers. Secrets are scary.”
We find out that Jeanette’s brother, Derek Turner (Barrett Carnahan), is dating Kate’s stepsister, Ashely. Also, the person Kate talks to every night in a chat room (Traumarama79) is her sister. Ashley tries to get closer to her and make up for not being there for her.
When viewers finally get some answers, a new one emerges. Kate starts listening to her old therapy tapes to make sure she’s getting her story right for a court hearing