‘Cruel Summer Episode 4’ Recap and 1 New Burning Question

Cruel Summer Episode 4 Olivia Holt portays Kate Wallis standing against a wall in Mr. Harris' basement

The Freeform TV series Cruel Summer Episode 4 recap covers July 15th in 1993, 1994, and 1995. The perspective switched back to Kate Wallis (Olivia Holt) while Jeanette Turner (Chiara Aurelia) is in very few scenes. Viewers found out more about what happened to Kate in Mr. Martin Harris’ (Blake Lee) basement. However, the revelations brought up one new burning question for fans of the teen psychological thriller.

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‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 4 Recap: 1993

In 1993, Kate’s stepdad, Rod Wallis (Ben Cain), helped his two daughters clean their shotguns. His stepdaughter, Ashley Wallis (Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut), doesn’t seem to like Kate. They packed up for a hunting trip in Cruel Summer Episode 4. We find out that Ashley doesn’t consider Kate’s mother, Joy Wallis (Andrea Anders), one of her parents.

When they arrive at the cabins, Kate finds that Joy invited Mr. Harris to thank him for taking her home the night she was drunk. Later that night, she chats with him underneath the stars after she snuck out to find her boyfriend. She complains about her family to Mr. Harris. He sympathizes and tells her about a secret he stuffed down.

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His father died by suicide, and that’s why he’s so “jumpy around guns.” He regrets the last conversation he had with his dad and tells her to value family. In another 1993 scene, Kate confronts her stepsister about their parents. Ashley tells her that Kate comes from privilege, and she doesn’t consider her a sister at all.

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‘Cruel Summer’ Episode 4 recap: 1994

When the scenes flashed to 1994, viewers found out much more information about Kate and Mr. Harris. While trapped in the basement, he gave her a bin of trail mix that 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 drugs into her sandwich. While she passed out, he loaded the basement with water, food, and supplies to indicate she would be staying awhile. 

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Kate asked her boyfriend, Jamie Henson (Froy Gutierrez), again what he

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