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This Two-Way Mirror Theory Regarding ‘Cruel Summer’ Could Possibly Explain Everything


What makes it so exciting to watch a thriller series, is to try to figure out the big revelation before the final credits go out. The new YA series of Freeform, Cruel Summer, is no exception. The young mystery/drama lets fans devise and speculate after every new twist. There has been a major fan theory most recently that could only explain what is actually happening in the city of Skylin, Texas. Cruel Summer’s two-way mirror theory could be the key to unravelling the drama between Jeanette and Kate.

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From the premiere of the series on 20 April, the two main characters were very different individuals who envied something in each other. Kate (Olivia Holt) was a popular girl who felt unstable in her family and always felt that she had to perform against herself. Jeanette (Chiara Aurelia) was, on the other hand, unpopular and she had a family that generally respected her as a person while she longed to be liked.

After Kate was missing, Jeanette filled her shoes and gained the love of Jamie (Froy Gutierrez), the boyfriend of Kate, and the admiration of her popular friends. That is why Kate came back from being detained as a hostage and told the world Jeanette that she knew where she was, but did nothing to help. Although Jeanette refused to know anything about Kate’s place, she quickly became “the most abhorred man in America”

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While the big question is who tells the truth, a new fan theory could explain how they both tell the truth about their own honest versions. You probably heard about the theory of two-way mirrors. Basically, Kate was kept hostage behind a two-way mirror unknowingly. So when Jeanette broke into Martin’s house (which she often told Vince (Allius Barnes), Kate may have seen her through the mirror, whereas Jeanette saw her own reflection.

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That said, the necklace was purchased at the mall the same day Jeanette was there chatting with Kate. Kate later complimented Jeanette on the necklace, so who knows? Maybe Kate purchased one herself and after Jeanette said she didn’t see her, decided to use her own necklace as “proof.”

Whatever actually went down, it seems like the creepy mirror in the basement could play a role in the whole “she said, she said” thing. Or it could all just be smoke and mirrors to throw viewers off what’s actually going in Continue your detective work as Cruel Summer continues  on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Freeform and the following day on Hulu


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