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Survivors Navigate Danger in Cult Compound
In the sixth episode of the thrilling series “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” the remaining members of the O.G. Crew find themselves in a dire situation. After evading Clara’s shotgun blasts, they desperately search for a way to escape the cult compound. The episode starts with Riley emerging from a drain pipe, while Alison attempts to scale a chain link fence, unaware of the razor wire on top. Adding to the tension, the blood-stained machete from the previous episode reappears. We witness Clara using it to behead chickens and an unfortunate encounter where it pierces Riley’s rib cage before severing her hand.
Losses Mount as the Crew Faces Grim Realities
Tragedy strikes as the group’s numbers rapidly dwindle. Riley, showing unwavering determination, manages to crawl back to her mother’s house before succumbing to her injuries. In her final moments, her thoughts are consumed by confusion over Dylan. Flashbacks reveal that Riley had been saving herself for Dylan, hoping they would both lose their virginity together as lifelong friends. Sadly, this dream was shattered as Riley met her untimely demise. Riley’s mother, Courtney, also falls victim to the cult’s sinister plans. Lured to Clara’s location by a distressing text and map pin, she unknowingly walks into a gruesome booby trap. We witness a vulnerable side of Courtney as her tough exterior breaks, overcome with panic for her missing daughter. Chief Lyla connects the dots and links Clara to the wolf spiders found near the deceased, prompting her to issue an all-points bulletin for the rogue cult member.
Secrets Unraveled and Trust Questioned
Bruce confronts Clara about the incriminating spiders but fails to convince her to leave the island. Snapping back at Bruce, Clara sneers that her secrets would remain even if she did depart. In a shocking revelation, Bruce then tells his surviving daughter that her mother is still alive and that her supposed suicide was merely a cover-up. Alison reacts with understandable disbelief to this disturbing news. However, it helps her understand the cryptic remarks Lennon made during the graduation night party. Lennon intentionally used this information to hurt Alison, claiming their mother never loved her. In reality, Lennon was aware of Bruce’s secret: his wife, who was also a cult member, manipulated him into living a false suicide narrative before abandoning her husband and their eight-year-old twins.
Dylan’s Loyalties Questioned
Initially, Dylan seemed to mourn the deceased residents of Wai Huna by carving their names onto the cult cave stone. However, as this revealing episode progresses, suspicions arise regarding Dylan’s true allegiances. Clara drags Riley’s lifeless body into a hidden alcove of the cult cave, a chilling space adorned with dead animals covered in honey. Dylan gazes at his deceased best friend and potential love interest with detached emotion. His indifference raises questions about his involvement and motives.
Final Standoff: Alison and Margo Remain as Last OGs
With Johnny and Riley gone and Dylan seemingly aligning himself with Clara, Alison and Margo emerge as the last surviving original crew members. The new string of murders and Bruce’s revelations shift the focus of “I Know What You Did Last Summer” to the secrets of past generations. The cult’s prominence in Wai Huna during Bruce’s marriage to Clara becomes a key point of investigation. Revealing Alison’s impersonation of Lennon at this point would feel anticlimactic. Perhaps it’s best to let her continue the charade. Alternatively, she could confide in Margo and share the truth. At this stage, the audience simply hopes that some of these characters will make it out alive.
Johnny Loftus is a Chicago-based independent writer and editor, lending his expertise to publications such as The Village Voice, All Music Guide, Pitchfork Media, and Nicki Swift. Follow his musings on Twitter: @glennganges
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