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Episode directed by Lee Toland Krieger
We’re back with another episode of The Way Too Young and the Restless! When we last left things, Cheryl was FINALLY getting arrested for being the most OBVIOUSLY SUSPICIOUS PERON IMAGINABLE, but chances are that those charges aren’t gonna stick considering we’re only on the third chapter. What mysteries will be uncovered once Cheryl tells us what REALLY happened on the Fourth of July? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with a recap of what happened at the end of the last episode which, as stated above, was Cheryl Blossom FINALLY being dragged away in handcuffs. Why? Well I could probably give you a laundry list of reasons, but SPECIFICALLY she’s being hauled in for questioning because her story about what happened to Jason on the Fourth of July has a few holes in it. Namely ONE hole that ended up in Jason’s head! Sheriff Keller (Kevin Keller’s dad played by Martin Cummins) begins to question her in Principal Weatherbee’s office, and we find out what REALLY happened that day, or at least the CURRENT version of the truth before the next big revelation upends everything we learn here. Jason wanted to run away from home and fake his death. He and Cheryl took the boat ACROSS the river and I guess Jason just wandered off into the woods with no bags and presumably very little cash (a dead man wouldn’t be using a credit card and a big withdrawal right before he disappeared would have been suspicious) while Cheryl waited around for someone to find her so she can tell the story about Jason drowning. How she knew that Dilton and his scout troop (I’m pretty sure he wasn’t a scout leader in the books, but whatever) would JUST SO HAPPEN to pass by is still a mystery, but maybe that’s the NEXT big revelation. While the two of them were sharing their tearful goodbye, they heard the gunshot. You know; the one that Archie and Miss Grundy heard? Yeah, they heard it too which means that we now know two places were the gun COULDN’T have been fired from. Now that’s a decent chunk of information to build off of and presumably this take Cheryl off the hook for the murder. Why the sheriff didn’t ask Cheryl WHY Jason wanted to run away is beyond me, but whatever. We’ve still got a whole season of shows to fill up, so we can’t be giving away all the surprises NOW!