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‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Episode 5 Review – Full Circle Cinema

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Mukbang has become quite a thing over the internet. In a mukbang video, people pile large amounts of food around themselves and binge eat. To be fairly honest with you, it’s disgusting and I will never understand it. I do know that some people have food eating disorders, and this leans heavily into bulimia. So if you’re triggered by that at all, I suggest staying away from this episode, or at least the first few minutes. Much like a mukbang though, this episode of I Know What You Did Last Summer gives you a lot to digest.

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The episode opens with Margot (Brianne Tju) doing a mukbang on her Instagram live feed. It’s interrogation day, and I guess this is how she gets her stress off. Everybody is nervous and after an intense town hall meeting, it gets pretty wild. The OG crew finds a new suspect, Clara (Brooke Bloom), after an encounter between her and Dylan (Ezekiel Goodman) in the cave. Bruce (Bill Heck) finds some disturbing information about his teenage (at the time) daughter, Allison (Madison Iseman) as well. The OG crew decides to go look around Clara’s house. It ends up being a trip that does more bad than good. We find out where the Spiders have been coming from and some interesting information about Bruce. The episode ends on a hell of a cliffhanger.

We get a lot of other information too. We know Bruce and Lyla (Fiona Rene) are hiding a relationship. After the last episode, Bruce fired Courtney (Cassie Beck) and Riley is the drug dealer in town. The Spiders they found at one of the crime scenes aren’t native to Hawaii, and will definitely make you wonder after the reveal. The cliffhanger is going to have us guessing and speculating all week. It’s a great installation to season one of I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Benjamin Semanoff is the director of this episode. He uses some really great tricks to get your brain moving. There are a ton of distractions and things to make you feel uneasy, besides the opening scene. He uses Gary Tieche’s consistent script and keeps it on pace. Iseman gives another great performance as she balances playing twin sisters, and Goodman delivers as a confused and lost Ezekiel. Tju portrays Margot so well here. Eating disorders are something that has plagued society for some time, and Tju shows that it can disturb someone heavily.

I Know What You Did Last Summer has done a wonderful job at his modernizing a 70s novel/90s slasher film. The cast has embraced these roles, and the directors/writers are staying on the same page. As a fan of the original films, this show is superior, as long as it sticks the landing. We have three episodes until our conclusion/reveal, and I honestly have incredible faith in this crew. – Rascal F. Kennedy

Rating: 8/10

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