Warning: This story accommodates spoilers from the season 2 finale of Merciless Summer time.
Freeform’s Merciless Summer time used their season 2 finale to introduce a significant Easter egg — which connects the story again to season 1.
Throughout the conclusion to the sophomore season, which aired on Monday, July 31, Megan (Sadie Stanley) picks up her keys that are on high of a ebook 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 scholar Jeanette Turner (Chiara Aurelia) was accused of understanding about Kate’s whereabouts however conserving it a secret. Within the remaining 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 have been in for an excellent larger shakeup when Freeform confirmed that Merciless Summer time 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 loss of life — have been on the middle of the thriller.
Earlier than the premiere of season 2, government producer Michelle Purple teased that the characters have been all a part of the identical universe.
“We took into huge consideration [that] individuals actually beloved the solid in season 1 and have been linked to them,” she informed TVLine in June. “We really opened up a room and mentioned, ‘What does it appear to be to proceed each these women’ tales or certainly one of these woman’s tales?’”
Purple added: “We’re enjoying in the identical world within the sense of it’s only a few 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 solid.
“It was simply unbelievable with the ability to have the staff from season 1 that undoubtedly understood that system and that construction of it. As a result of it’s a little bit tough navigating telling a narrative whereas additionally enjoying three completely different variations of your character or having these three completely different timelines,” Underwood completely informed Us Weekly. “With the ability to have them information us — it type of took the stress off of feeling like we needed to do higher. Like [we had to] high one thing or stay as much as sure requirements. Once we do work together with [the season 1 cast], they’re all simply so extremely nice and so they’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 time.
“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 have been filming in Vancouver and she or he’s superior.”