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The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 Episode 6 Review Love Fest

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The word complicated was thrown around a handful of times on The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 Episode 6, and it was an assessment that was right on the money, particularly when describing the relationship between Conrad, Jeremiah, and Belly. 

The tension has been mounting between the trio since last summer, with Belly stuck in the middle of it all, wanting to hold on to what once was and preserve the friendship that she’s had with both guys since childhood, all while embracing the new forms the relationships are taking on. It’s a tall order, and at this point, it seems that the only way for everyone to move forward is to simply make a pact that they will not pursue any romantic relationships together. There’s no way that any of them stay friends if Belly does make a choice; she’ll always be alienating one of the brothers considering they both hold an enormous amount of love for her. There can’t be two winners, so what’s a girl to do?

I love that Belly didn’t allow herself to be dragged into the drama, however, at least, for the most part. The moment she realized that she was the one that they were both using to get back at each other, she removed herself from the situation and stated she didn’t want any part in their argument. There’s plenty of animosity between the brothers after their mom’s death, and while Belly has a lot to do with it, she’s not the only piece of it; it’s unfair to put her in the middle any more than she already is. She’s not taking sides in this brotherly feud, but that doesn’t make it easier for them all to co-exist. 

She had a moment at Party City (for all your party needs!) with Conrad that was undeniable, and she’s had so many near-miss kisses with Jeremiah, which, if you think about it, is the show simply making you feel as conflicted as Belly feels.

With Jeremiah, there’s potential, but with Conrad, there’s a deep past that has yet to heal, so it’s not clear if this is the end of the road for them. You can tell that he regrets how he treated her and realizes—as Belly dominates almost every setting—that he made a huge mistake. He’s constantly impressed with the woman she’s becoming, so it’s clear that despite all his flaws, he knows a good thing when he sees it.

Conrad’s also not acting on his feelings immediately knowing the world of pain that he caused, which makes it easier for Jeremiah to swoop in and be the good guy—the prince charming in this situation—and that leads to even more confusion. Does the close bond that Jeremiah and Belly had mean that they should pursue something more? 

It was important that Conrad and Belly finally addressed the elephant in the room, though it was a little unfair that she was the only one apologizing for what happened at Susannah’s funeral; Conrad pushed her away at the time he needed her most and hurt her deeply, so he has a lot to apologize for as well. He did offer more insight as to why he was with Aubrey that day, explaining that it wasn’t anything romantic, as Belly assumed, but she was simply the person who saw him have a panic attack and offered to help. It does make you think that if not for that moment, would things be simpler between Conrad and Belly? They were broken up at the time, sure, but it was that fight that really pushed them apart and put up a wall between them. 

There’s also the fact that Conrad pushes away things that matter and runs away before he can get hurt, a point that Jeremiah is all too eager to bring up to him, but it’s also something that I think Conrad is well aware of. He doesn’t deny his actions or how they impacted situations, he’s simply owning up to them and accepting the repercussions, however good or bad they may be.

In that same vain, Jeremiah is also valid in his anger and pain as he’s been forced to push his feelings for Belly aside, and now that she’s seemingly reciprocating them, he’s too scared to put himself out there and make a move because he doesn’t want to get hurt again if she inevitably chooses Conrad. 

Neither one of them is making it easy for her as they pine for her and keep pulling her back in. With Conrad, it’s almost as if he feels her slipping away, so he does something to remind her that he still exists and pulls he right back in—like taking a sip from her Slurpee drink. As for Jeremiah, he’s also a tease as he caught Belly when she fell at the party and told her that she didn’t have to work so hard to get his attention. He appears in the right moments and says the right things, so it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. I can see why the poor girl is confused and feels it all slipping away.

The last night at the Cousins beach house was supposed to be magical and a reminder of their friendship and the good memories they’ve made, but it turned into a complete disaster. On top of all of that, Belly learned that Conrad asked for Jeremiah’s permission to date Belly, which meant that he was more serious about the relationship than he ever led on, making Belly feel like a complete fool for just walking away from something that they should’ve been fighting for. 

All in all, it wasn’t great, and in her drunken emotional state, Belly called her mom and asked her to come to the summer home and fix everything. 

She’s likely going to regret her decision the moment she sobers up, but I think an adult’s presence will help these hormonal teens catch a breather and reprioritize everything as they’ve just been operating on a fume of emotions lately. 

Skye has turned out to be a pretty rad addition to the group, as they saw the magic of Cousins firsthand and convinced their mom that they shouldn’t give up on Susannah’s place so easily. We also found out exactly why Skye’s mother was so hellbent on selling the home, and it had nothing to do with money and everything to do with her fraught relationship with her half-sister and family. She never felt as though she had a place in Cousins, so she was trying to prove a point by selling it rather than accepting how much it meant to Conrad and Jeremiah and trying to preserve that piece of their mother’s legacy. All of this would be different if Aunt Julie let go of the pain and resentment and gave her family a chance. 

Skye’s pushback made Julia look at it through a different lens—and she managed to negotiate a deal with the new owners to let the boys rent the summer home for one week every year. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than nothing, though I fully believe Belly’s mom will try to find an alternative and buy the home herself, that’s if the buyers don’t pull out of the offer now that the home has been destroyed by partygoers. 

Skye’s relationship with Cam Cameron is also very sweet, and surprisingly, uncomplicated—especially compared to the love triangle at play. Skye has never kissed anyone, but seemed to get some solid advice from professional lip locker Belly to just “be in the moment,” and, it seemed to work out with Cam! Skye also managed to help him see that he needed to stop chickening out of things and do something for himself, like accepting the job on the boat. They aren’t even together, but they are already pushing each other outside of their boundaries, thus proving that Cousins really does put a spell on people. I think the two of them would be good for each other. 

And then there’s the Steven and Taylor of it all, which was really complicated at one point before finally falling into place. Milo trekked 300 miles to surprise his girl, but his toxic masculinity got the best of him, and when he saw her cozying up to Steven, he decided to fight for her love. The whole thing was childish and embarrassing, and thankfully, Taylor realized that she was living in a delusional dream with Milo, a guy who didn’t even know her middle name, when she had someone who was crazy about her, just waiting. Steven should’ve known better than to make a move on a girl in a relationship, but he’s also so in love that I understand why he shot his shot. And it helps that he professed it right before Milo arrived, telling Taylor exactly what was in his heart and proving that he was the right choice all along. Women love honesty.

Honestly, Conrad should take some pointers from his best friend because Steven knows exactly how to woo a lady and make her feel loved and cherished. Plus, they already have a dance together—they’re practically soulmates. Some might say Conrad and Belly were inevitable, but Steven and Taylor are the definition of it. 

What Conrad lacks is a vulnerability with Belly. He’s known her his whole life—and loved her for just as long—yet he doesn’t act like it; and from their bombshell fight, it’s clear she has no idea what’s in his heart because he remains so guarded and ready to jump ship at any point. He cares for her, yes, but for it to matter, we need to see him double down on it and make an effort rather than just relying on the knowledge that she’s always loved him and hoping that’s enough. Deep down, I think he knows that he can’t give Belly what she deserves right now, which is why he walked away in the first place. 

I’m team Jeremiah for now (and I know, if you’ve read the books, this is a relationship that’s going to happen), though, if I’m being honest, and this might not be the most popular take, I do think they could all benefit from taking a break from each other and seeing other people. 

What did you think of the episode? What are your thoughts?

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ Fans, We’ve Got Some Bad News About Season 3

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Summer 2024 is going to be one without Belly, Conrad and Jeremiah. 

During Amazon’s Upfront event on Tuesday, which was attended by writer Jenny Han, Lola Tung, Gavin Casaelgno and Christopher Briney, it was revealed that the highly-anticipated third installment of the series is being delayed, with an expected release next year in 2025. 

While that isn’t ideal for everyone waiting to see how this love triangle pans out (you should probably just read the book, if you haven’t, at this point), there is some good news on the horizon. 

Minimal details about what to expect have been revealed, however, to make up for the long hiatus—season 2 aired its last episode in August 2023 making this a two-year gap—the third installment will come with an expanded episode count: 11 episodes instead of the previous 7 and 8 in season’s 1 and 2, respectively. 

And as an extra little something-something for fans, the official TSITP X account shared a video of the cast playing beach volleyball with the caption, “see you in Cousins in 2025.”

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And even better—the series has already begun filming, which means that while there’s a wait, there’s also momentum and excitement. 

As for those who have read the book series—avert your eyes if you haven’t—it’s unclear if the 11 episodes will span the entire third book, We’ll Always Have Summer, which finds Belly making a choice between the brothers—or if it will divert from what’s already been established to something more fitting for television (and maybe even appeases the fandoms a bit more?).

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see! 

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7 Steamiest Moments on ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’

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7 Steamiest Moments on 'The Summer I Turned Pretty'

It’s been a month since The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 wrapped up, and naturally, I’ve been replaying all of the best moments (read: the ones that give you butterflies) between Belly, Conrad, and Jeremiah, to fill the void.

TSITP hinges on a love triangle between the two brothers and their longtime family-friendly, and when romance is the main focus of a young adult drama, well, you can anticipate that the series will have its fair share of hot and steamy makeout moments, along with plenty of heartbreak… more on that here

With two seasons currently available to binge-watch on Prime Video—and we patiently await the third season—we’re breaking down all the steamiest moments on the show thus far.

 

Conrad and Belly Visit the Cousins House in the Winter

The moment when Conrad and Belly let their love totally consume them takes the top spot simply because of how intimately romantic and pure it is. Conrad showed so much care for Belly, making sure that she felt safe and ready. Nothing mattered except for the love and passion they felt for each other in that very moment; the world could melt away as they spent the evening together, cuddled up warmly by the fire. It’s one of the most pivotal Conrad and Belly scenes because it’s followed by so much anger and heartbreak as their relationship takes a nosedive and ends with an explosive argument at Conrad’s mother’s funeral.

 

 

Belly and Jeremiah Decide to Be Together

Okay, this kiss, was undeniably hot because it came from such a place of happiness and fullfillment. Belly knew what she wanted, and she went after it. They’d been skirting around their feelings for much of season 2, but there was nothing standing in their way anymore, so they both finally embraced their lust and completely gave themselves over to it. The little tug on his sweater indicated how crazy Belly was about him and how badly she wanted him, making everyone’s heart skip a beat while watching at home. The scene was delivered and executed perfectly by the duo (they understood the assignment)—but the Beyonce soundtrack simply elevated it into one of the most monumental romantic moments on television. It was a dream kiss, so even if you’re not Team Jeremiah, you couldn’t help but be completely enamored by this scene.

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Belly and Conrad’s First Kiss on the Beach

There are so many romantic parts to this scene—the apology, Conrad’s honesty about needing and wanting Belly, and Taylor Swift’s “This Love (Taylor’s Version),” all culminating in the moment she’s dreamt of forever—the first kiss during a sunrise on the beach. After putting Belly through such an emotional rollercoaster through the whole season, Conrad made up for it with an absolutely perfect moment. 

 

Belly and Jeremiah’s Makeout

With Conrad, it’s romantic and sensual, but with Jeremiah, it’s passionate, hot and charged. It’s almost as if Belly and Jeremiah cannot wait to get their hands on each other—and in this case, Jeremiah was waiting. He was waiting for his time with Belly to come, and when it did, he bared his soul to her about his feelings before they embraced in a hot and heavy pool makeout session that’s on every girl’s summer bucket list. 

 

Belly and Jeremiah’s First Kiss in the Car

After Belly’s skinny dipping incident, Jeremiah and Conrad come to the rescue, but she makes it a point to go back home with Jere so she can apologize for ditching him during the volleyball tournament and to thank him for picking her up. In place of their usual playful vibe, there’s an intense chemistry that builds up to their first kiss. Sparks fly in a moment that feels both safe and right, because it’s Jeremiah, but also extremely hot and dangerous, because it’s Jeremiah. Jere checks in on her, proving that he values her and cares for her, while Belly boldly makes the first move, placing his hand on her chest, as her heart pounds in a way that indicates a strong and indescribable connection & attraction—it’s a sign that their romance-to-be was inevitable in season 2. 

 

Belly and Jeremiah on Conrad’s Car

Listen, this scene did a lot of damage to both fandoms, in good and bad ways. They couldn’t hold off on those feelings anymore, simply embracing each other in the heat of the moment, but man, it was poor timing. Conrad walked in on them locking lips on his car, at his college, while he was taking a test. It wasn’t ideal, but it had to happen so that Belly and Conrad could put their relationship behind them (for now) and Jeremiah could finally, officially get his moment. Also, it continues on the “hot and heavy” trend for these two, and despite being Team Conrad, I can’t argue that I see the appeal of Jelly because of their raw and real chemistry and longing for one another. 

 

Steven and Taylor Car Hood Makeout 

When you’re young and in love, you make out on and in cars a lot, as evidenced by TSITP. Shortly after Belly and Conrad’s controversial car makeout, Steven and Taylor declared their love for each other in a cute lip-locking moment that came on the heels of a very vulnerable one; Taylor pushing Steven away because, for the first time in her life, she actually cared as much as the person she was in a relationship with. Not only are they both forcing each other out of their comfort zones, but their relationship built up to this moment organically, and it’s so adorable that we can’t help but ship them.

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Is There Going to be a Season 3 of ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’?

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The screen adaptation of The Summer I Turned Pretty—based on a novel of the same name by Jenny Han—was a breakout hit for Amazon Prime Video back in 2022, and after the second season concluded in August 2023, fans have been eagerly awaiting a third season of the coming-of-age drama. 

The good news is that the third installment has already been renewed, but it’s unclear when it might land on the streaming service. As of right now, production has been halted due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. 

Previously, season 2 started production in July 2022 and wrapped filming in November, with the show arriving in the summer of 2023, so depending on the strikes, an optimistic timeline would be late summer 2024, but again, that’s at best. 

As for what we can expect, thus far, the franchise has stayed pretty close to the books, meaning that the upcoming third season will be based on We’ll Always Have Summer. 

With the success of the series, Prime Video and Han may decide to add additional seasons, but it’s highly possible that a third season could be the final one, forcing fans to say goodbye to Cousins Beach. 

Han shared the exciting news of S3 on Instagram earlier this year, revealing that it would include a total of 10 episodes—two episodes more than the first and second seasons. 

“We’ll Always Have Summer 🤍 So excited to finally share that we’re coming back to Cousins for Season 3, and this time we’ll have 10 whole episodes. It’s been hard not being able to work on the show because of the ongoing strikes, but we can’t wait to get going on Season 3 as soon as we’re able,” she wrote in the caption.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The second season dug deeper into the friendship—and love triangle—between Belly (Lola Tung), Conrad (Christopher Briney), and Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno) that was introduced in the first season, though don’t you worry, Belly’s brother, Steven (Sean Kaufman), and her best friend, Taylor (Rain Spencer), were along for the ride, finding their own love story. 

Susannah’s cancer was a major subplot that was woven into the main plot within the first season, with her death having a huge impact on season 2.

You can watch the season 2 trailer below and read all of CraveYouTV’s reviews right here! 

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