Can we enroll Isabella in a rigorous trauma therapy program, please? It was revealed in the fifth episode of the popular series Cruel Summer: The Revenge Porn Murder Edition that by July of 2000, Isabella had been connected to the strange murders of two of her best friends in less than two years. Cruel Summer’s Season 2 Episode 5 is all set for a release date.
The first of these was Lisa, Izzie’s frequently mentioned European best friend, to whom she had been writing unsent postcards about the kind of life she leads in the Pacific Northwest but who, as we now know, had been deceased the entire time. The second of these was, of course, Luke. Isabella is either a deadly maniac or she is severely cursed, according to this.
The underdeveloped nature of Luke’s relationships with Megan and Isabella, however, is one of the biggest problems of this Season, which is highlighted by the former.
Given that Isabella mentions how much closer Megan and Luke are than she and Luke are, it is disappointing that “All I Want for Christmas” never establishes Isabella and Luke’s compatibility.
Cruel Summer misses an opportunity to hear the characters discuss their sentiments and why Luke would want to go that step with Isabella — and vice versa — since the episode features a breakthrough for Luke in his first sexual experience.
It appears for a brief moment that the show will give Luke and Isabella some alone time to talk, but the focus swiftly shifts to Isabella prioritizing Megan.
All I Want for Christmas: Cruel Summer’s Season 2
Hopefully, Season 2 will emphasize how this relationship will take precedence over everything, including any strong bonding with a guy Isabella adores. If Megan needs a “ride or dies” to get her out of a precarious circumstance, that distinction may lead to a difficult motive for Luke’s murder.
Otherwise, Isabella and Luke do not have a broken love or strong emotions that would drive her to murder him. Fair enough, Luke and Megan share the same truth. Cruel Summer has so far provided more information on their relationship in the summer of 2000 than it does in the winter of 1999.
However, the revelation that Megan had something for Luke in the summer of 1999 gives reason to believe that their relationship will progress further in the upcoming episode. To have them interact with one another in more than passing conversations would be advantageous to the link that the show is establishing—with the Matrix parallels.
That would support the characters and their motivations along with their interpersonal relationships as well as further the season’s mystery and make suspects other than Luke’s father and brother.
The first season of Cruel Summer did an excellent job of always reminding both the viewer and the characters of the illegal nature of Kate and Martin’s connection and always casting Martin as the offender rather than someone with whom to empathize.