Dead Of Summer Recap

Dead of Summer Finale: Who Survived? And What Might Season 2 Look Like?

By the time Tuesday’s Dead of Summer finale drew to a close, only four characters remained standing. (And of those four, only three were actually alive.)

Picking up right where last week’s failed exorcism left off, Amy revealed that Holyoke hid the final piece of his soul inside Jessie, making her the only thing standing between Malphas and his long-awaited freedom. And because she now found herself outnumbered, Amy raised a few old friends from the dead — Deb, Cricket, Joel and Blotter — to help her win the most twisted game of Capture the Flag ever.

Following a much-appreciated sacrifice (R.I.P., Alex!), Jessie and Garrett discovered that Joel had inadvertently recorded Holyoke’s hymn on his camera, allowing them to paralyze their enemies long enough for an ax-wielding Jessie to put an end to Amy once and for all.

It was later revealed that Garrett died during battle, and that his spirit must remain at Camp Stillwater as the new Protector of the Lake. (When he and Jessie kissed earlier in the episode, she apparently passed Holyoke’s light into him.) And speaking of happy endings, one last time jump revealed that Jessie fulfilled her dream of attending Northwestern, while Drew and Blair began a new life for themselves in Seattle.

So, what’s next for the survivors of Camp Stillwater? According to the show’s executive producers, we probably wouldn’t see them in Season 2, should Freeform decide to order it. Instead, the show would likely jump back to 1970, the year Deb was a counselor. (Click here for more of the EPs’ thoughts on the show’s potential future.)

Your thoughts on the Dead of Summer finale? Grade the episode below, then drop a comment with your full review.


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10 Comments
  1. Dee says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Dead of Summer. Not only did it deliver on the thrills, chills, it also threw out some tropes. I never thought I’d be crying at the end but yeah I was. It’s been everything that Pretty Little Liars hasn’t been, entertaining.

  2. Oh so bad says:

    This show was bad .. Not good bad but BAD! Acting, plot, and anything that matter was horrendous. The bar was set low on this one.

  3. Britt/Brat says:

    This show wasn’t that good in my opinion. It was so painfully slow. I’m okay with it be one and done, although I don’t think the ratings were good enough for a second.

  4. Dysturbed says:

    Freeform isn’t a network I’ve ever had the desire to watch, but I heard about this show and watched from the start. While the acting wasn’t that great imo, I enjoyed the show regardless. It sounds like there is a good concept planned for if there ends up being another couple of seasons, though I’m guessing that’s doubtful. We shall see.

  5. Elizabeth Padilla says:

    Im invested in this show….They
    better come back for season2

  6. AnnieM says:

    We enjoyed it well enough, but wouldn’t miss it if it never came back. It worked just fine as a miniseries.

  7. Chicki says:

    Is this the last show? Or will there be more?

  8. BlittleU says:

    This show was pretty bad right up until the last two episodes. Watching Amy slaughtering people was way more entertaining than all of the Holyoke nonsense. I was hoping this would be like Harper’s Island…it wasn’t.

  9. Kevin says:

    I love how they turned “Bad Girl” Jessie into the Final Girl and sweet Amy into a psychotic bitch. Amy was much more fun this way.

  10. freddy says:

    Was rooting for Amy the whole season. Liked Jessie too. I’ve been robbed!