Your whole Cruel Summer desires are coming true. Not solely has Freeform’s breakout unique delivered one of the crucial satisfying TV finales in an extended whereas, however they’ve additionally confirmed Merciless Summer season will probably be returning for a Season 2. However on condition that twist ending, what’s going to occur in a second season?
It’s at all times thrilling when a present you like will get renewed. However Merciless Summer season is in a little bit of a bizarre place renewal-wise. Season 1’s final episode answered the present’s most urgent questions. So what tales are left to inform? We do not know what path showrunner Tia Napolitano and creator Bert V. Royal are going to take, however we have now some concepts. Right here’s our greatest guesses about what might occur in Merciless Summer season Season 2.
Jeanette Will Strive Get Revenge
There’s one thing about Jeanette’s (Chiara Aurelia) little smile on the finish of “Hostile Witness” that makes our pores and skin crawl. However let’s return a little bit additional within the finale. Whereas on The Marsha Bailey Present, Jeanette deliberately mimicked Kate’s (Olivia Holt) unique message to her.
“There’s something I need to say,” Jeanette says on reside TV. “To the lady who named me, who might have cleared all this up sooner however didn’t. Kate Wallis, I forgive you.”
Shortly after that interview, we be taught the reality. Jeanette by no means noticed Kate in Martin’s dwelling. However she did break in and listen to Kate beating on Martin’s basement door. For a second Jeanette thought-about letting her out earlier than she stopped and smiled to herself. That tells us a few issues.
One, your entire creepy emotions towards Jeanette are justified. She does have a manipulative streak in her, and she or he is able to low-key helping in a kidnapping. Two, Jeanette will not be above a couple of twists of the reality. However most significantly, Jeanette nonetheless appears to resent Kate Wallis on some stage. If there’s one other season it appears potential it would revolve round Jeanette manipulating and blackmailing her option to being Queen Bee once more, and quietly in search of revenge on the Wallis household within the course of. If the present goes this fashion there will probably be no path for redemption for Jeanette. However we’ll get to see what occurs with Kate and Mallory (Harley Quinn Smith), in order that’s a plus.
Season 2 Will Observe the Media’s Missteps
One of many unnamed villains on this sequence has been the media: it’s the protection of this case that turned Jeanette Turner into essentially the most hated girl in America. If the Merciless Summer season group needed to stay with the identical characters and story, they may rehash Kate Wallis’ kidnapping, however via the eyes of the reporters who lined it.
This feature might reply a number of unanswered questions. For instance, why was it misreported that Martin Harris (Blake Lee) was shot by police? How precisely did this small city information story acquire nationwide consideration? And the way did this press consideration have an effect on Jeanette and Kate’s day-to-day lives? This feature would let the present nonetheless concentrate on Jeanette, Kate, Mallory, and Jamie (Froy Gutierrez). Plus, a high-stakes newsroom saga is at all times a blast.
There Will Be One other Crime in Skylin, Texas
One horrific crime already threatened to destroy this quiet Southern city. What would a second one do?
Season 2 might concentrate on one other intense crime involving youngsters or younger adults. Assume kidnapping, poisoning, a capturing, one thing to do with blackmail, or fraud. This new crime might concentrate on the present’s unique solid or it might elevate this thriller’s background characters. On one hand an entire new crime on this universe would give viewers the most effective of each worlds. We might go to with our Season 1 favorites whereas getting swept up in a brand new story. Alternatively, a second devastating crime on this group would destroy a number of the present’s believability. You don’t have a special homicide each different 12 months until you’re a TV present.
Season 2 Will Be One other Story Fully
Since Merciless Summer season wrapped up so properly on the finish of Season 1, this looks as if the most probably choice. It’s solely potential that Merciless Summer season might develop into an anthology sequence. That may imply every season would comply with a special group of characters and a brand new advanced crime. It wouldn’t even need to be restricted to the Nineties. Very like Narcos, American Horror Story, or Fargo the sequence might bounce between years and a long time, exploring totally different tales. This feature would nonetheless permit for Jeanette and Kate’s return. In any case, if there’s a brand new most hated girl in America, likelihood is she’d need to discuss to the teenaged OG.
Merciless Summer season Will Go The Sinner Route
That is form of a mix of the final two choices, but it surely must be mentioned. Merciless Summer season might rework into an anthology sequence structured like Jessica Biel’s different wildly in style TV present, The Sinner. That may imply Season 2 would comply with a personality related to Kate Wallis’ kidnapping however as they’re trapped in the course of a special crime. In the event that they do go this route, can we nominate Vince (Allius Barnes) for the Invoice Pullman function? Vince and his on-again off-again boyfriend Ben (Nathaniel Ashton) would make nice heroes for an additional legal saga.