It’s the final Summer House recap of the season! This season has felt like 8 million years (no fault of our gang). Each day seems like a year so that math tracks. It’s a back-to- back Summer House recaps with episode and a reunion. I’m going to do this Summer House recap like last week’s. I’m just giving highlights then we can discuss. The main drama is repetitive so I feel like it warrants a discussion more than straight up recap. It was SO MUCH FUN talking to y’all last week. Let’s keep this going because there are a LOT of opinions I can’t wait to hear!
Tarot Card Hits Home
After the fight with Paige, Luke consoles a shaken Lindsay. Mad props to Lindsay for just shutting up and taking that Paige venom. Honestly I would have knocked her on her petite little ass! Jules hooks up with Carl. Because, stupid. The girls host a bachelorette party bus with a stripper for Amanda, while the guys have a Tarot card reading. The tarot card reader hit a lot of nails right on the head. Particularly Kyle and Amanda, and Carl. She says that Kyle and Amanda have no clue what they are getting themselves into. Accurate.
She tells Carl that he has a lot of skills and potential, he just doesn’t know how to use it. Carl cries when he hears that. We all have a lot of opinions of Carl. Mine have ranged from liking to loathing, many times in the same episode. Seeing his reaction to the tarot card reader made me rethink him a bit. I think he wants to be a settled, good man but just can’t get out of his own way to do it. Between the alcohol and the self loathing, he’s a lost man. I pray he can get himself together. He has a heart in there. I’m really rooting for him to change.
When the girls come home from the party, Amanda decides to go HAM on Luke. She is so angry at him for no reason. Can we cancel Amanda now? Seriously. I liked her the majority of the season, but she’s become insufferable the last few episodes. She’s angry, judgey, whiny, bratty, mean girly and I’m over it. BREAK UP WITH KYLE. Guarantee a lot of that anger would magically disappear. Maybe she would be likable again.
The gang throws an epic end of summer rager. The decorations and costumes were amazing. Tons of people show up. Luke asks Hannah to go home for a week with him to Minnesota and she agrees to go. Everett makes an appearance! Lindsay says that they are great friends now, which is cool to see. He and Carl have a heart to heart. Carl tells him about the tarot card reading and how deeply it affected him. Everett is a good friend who encourages Carl to be his best self. Carl has a lot of support. I hope he can get there someday. Carl then ices out Jules to make out with Danielle. Rome wasn’t built in a day people, nu-Carl won’t be either.
Lindsay is very happy with Stephen. Amanda and Kyle manage to not fight during the entire party. I think that’s a record! Jules lumped Craig with Carl into the douchebag category of men she hooked up with over the season. Shut the fuck up Jules. Craig is NOT in the same category with Carl! I will fight her over that comment. For sure. The show ends with the whole gang jumping in the pool. END SCENE!
Reunited Over Zoom
Now for the reunion. Amanda and Kyle are sadly still together. In the least shocking ever news, Kyle tells Andy that he wouldn’t wish quarantine with Amanda on anyone. That tells you everything you need to know with the state of their relationship. Surprising (to me) news is that Luke and Jules have low key hatred for each other! It stems from an incident off camera. From what I was able to gather, Luke tried to hook Jules up with a friend. She was down for it until she wasn’t. According to her, Luke didn’t like that and was a misogynist asshole to her. According to him, he had no problem with her not hooking up with his friend. He did have a problem with Jules hitting him. Luke says plainly that he doesn’t like Jules. He has zero interest in being her friend. Ummm…THIS is what we needed to see this season!
Hannah and Luke are not seeing each other anymore. Luke didn’t seem too happy with that. Hannah seemed smug and somewhat antagonizing. So they’ll probably be back together soon. Paige and Lindsay got into it a bit but Paige did end up apologizing for the screaming she did at Lindsay. Lindsay and Amanda get into it as well. Amanda is again a bitch. I’m sorry. I would be very happy to not see her next season. My dream would be a single Kyle throwing theme parties each weekend, getting deep into character and living his best life each weekend.
Some Good Actually Comes From Quarantining
Carl tells Andy that he’s been sober since quarantine began. He admits to having a drinking problem. He’s seeking help for it. The entire cast is super supportive of him which actually gave me some tears. I am really, really wishing him the best. I think a sober, confident Carl could do big things. He says of everyone he’s hooked up with, he wishes he could have made it work with Danielle. If he gets his shit together, I would love to see that happen for them.
That’s a wrap on Summer House!! Thank you EVERYONE who reads and comments on the recap. Thank you to Tamara especially. With all that’s happening in the world, you’ve given us a safe space to talk about what we love. We have all formed a connection that we wouldn’t have if we didn’t have you. So thank you for offering us humor, PHENOMENAL tea and a distraction. Sending you all so much love. Stay healthy and let’s keep this going! See you in the comments!
Note from tt: First of all I am terribly sorry for the delays on the last few Summer House recaps. PCK always gets them to me timely. I am sleeping a lot and am most only awake in the dark of night. I apologize for the delay. And most of all thanks PCK for another season of great recaps! I hope you are all staying safe