The BEST episodes of Cruel Summer
Every episode of Cruel Summer ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Cruel Summer!
An unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America.
#1 - Hostile Witness
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/15/2021
Kate and Jeanette's worlds collide as the court date arrives, finally forcing the two young women to answer the question on everyone's mind, but the answer comes with a price that not everyone can pay.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#4 - You Don't Hunt, You Don't Eat
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/4/2021
Kate, reeling from the lawsuit, prepares her defense and finds friendship in an unlikely source. The annual Wallis hunting trip becomes the setting for an important first meeting.
#5 - A Smashing Good Time
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/20/2021
It's time for the annual Skylin Garden Club Party! Year after year after year, the residents of Skylin struggle with the truth around what happened to Kate, keeping their secrets buried and maintaining appearances.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#6 - Proof
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/1/2021
On the first day of school, everyone learns that the drama of the summer is anything but over and that some people will pay more for the consequences of Jeanette and Kate's deception than others.
#8 - An Ocean in Me
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/18/2021
A new deposition threatens Jeanette's case. A discovery causes Cindy's suspicions about her own daughter to reach new heights as her relationship with Greg becomes further strained.
#9 - Happy Birthday, Jeanette Turner
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/20/2021
Taking place over 3 summers in the 90s when a popular teen goes missing, and a seemingly unrelated girl transforms from a sweet and awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town, eventually becoming the most despised person in America.
#14 - The Plunge
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/3/2023
In summer 1999, sparks fly at Luke's birthday party. In winter 1999, relationships are tested as Megan becomes more distant from Luke. In summer 2000, Megan obsesses over an interesting letter she received.
#15 - Confess Your Sins
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/17/2023
In summer 1999, new friendships are formed and secrets are kept as the crew approaches senior year at the annual school car wash. In winter 1999, Megan and Isabella push for answers. In summer 2000, Debbie wants to protect her daughter.
#16 - It's the End of the World
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/10/2023
In winter 1999, tensions are high on Y2K. At the New Year's Eve party, a not-so-secret conversation changes the lives of the trio forever. In summer 2000, suspicion falls on Ned after some new evidence from summer 1999 comes to light.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#17 - Welcome to Chatham
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/5/2023
In Summer 1999, small-town computer genius Megan resents the arrival of outgoing and mysterious foreign exchange student Isabella. Little does she know how her life will change by Summer 2000.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#18 - Bloody Knuckles
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/12/2023
In Summer 1999, Megan and Isabella bond during an overnight at the Chambers’ cabin. Luke tries to stand up to Brent, but ends up causing more problems for his dad. Suspicions are raised after fingerprints are found on the gun that shot Luke.
#19 - Springing a Leak
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/19/2023
In Summer 1999, Megan wants to be adventurous and makes fake IDs for the gang. In Winter 1999, a burst pipe leads the Landrys and Isabella to a messy night at the Chambers house. Isabella wants to help but is met with resistance from Megan.
#20 - All I Want for Christmas
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/26/2023
In Summer 1999, Isabella is rocked by a surprise visit from her past. In Winter 1999, Isabella’s concerns for Megan lead her to some surprising news. In Summer 2000, family loyalties are tested.