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Merciless Summer season Season 2 Episode 9 Assessment: The Miseducation of Luke Chambers

Merciless Summer season Season 2 Episode 9 Assessment: The Miseducation of Luke Chambers


The ultimate months of Luke Chambers’ life had been stuffed with stress, loneliness, and betrayal.

You could not assist however really feel just a little sympathy for him on Merciless Summer season Season 2 Episode 9, however that does not imply we forgot what he did. His horrible actions towards Megan and Isabella aren’t washed away as a result of Brent and Steve had been jerks.

On this penultimate chapter of Merciless Summer season Season 2, we get solutions to why Luke is the way in which he’s. And extra perception into why he makes terrible decisions.

“The Miseducation of Luke Chambers” did one thing refreshing that performed in opposition to kind on Merciless Summer season. Particularly, the three-period format was modified to give attention to a number of moments of Luke’s life resulting in New Yr’s Eve.

These fast hits stuffed within the gaps of why he modified by the winter of 1999 and saved speaking an enormous sport to all the blokes.

Luke’s month-to-month scenes had been fascinating as a result of they centered the drama by way of Luke’s filter. Every clip was a mixture of his actual life and the way he reacted to the world.

Merciless Summer season Season 2, so far, has centered totally on Megan and Isabella, with some scenes of the sheriff, adults, and teenagers. However the story has been primarily of the 2 important ladies; each twist, each response, and each remark orbited them.

Don’t say a phrase about tonight. To anybody.


This chapter was all about Luke, and by specializing in him, he got here out trying just like the tortured important character of his story.

There’s the bully large brother, the overbearing dad forcing his future on Luke, the possessive evil greatest pal taking his girlfriend, and his actions to get revenge. All of that is true, and we’ll get to how this all ramped up.

Luke is each the sufferer and a monster in his story. It is fascinating how every little thing got here collectively and the way sure components get elevated with out distractions.

We will all agree Steve is the worst!

From a pushy dad on Merciless Summer season Season 2 Episode 1 to a robust misogynist on Merciless Summer season Season 2 Episode 8, he is been very constant. Steve has by no means shaken off his villain title.

One of many nice components concerning the chapter is that it cemented why Luke and Steve do not get alongside. Their relationship was fleshed out in such an natural manner that it stuffed loads of holes.

Steve: I’m sick of attempting to repair you.
Luke: That’s bullshit! You don’t care about me. You’ve by no means cared about me.
Steve: Excuse me?
Luke: Brent is your solely actual son. I’m simply this fixed disappointment to you.
Steve: Okay, we’re gonna have just a little pity celebration now?
Luke: You’ve simply resented me ever because the evening of the accident, and you recognize it! You want I had been the one who died that evening.

After all, Steve would lash out and resent his son for one thing out of his palms. How may he blame a toddler for a automobile accident?

Steve cannot escape his guilt for the choice he made that evening. He would not have identified his spouse would die, but when some a part of him blames Luke, it is solely masking up for his guilt. Steve is a nasty guardian.

And why was Steve obsessive about Luke going to Branson for Enterprise college?

Is not Brent already going there to run the enterprise? Why does he want each sons to comply with his path?

Steve is so controlling that it is exhausting.

No matter what he stated, he would not care if his sons are pleased or protected. He needs them to comply with his selections and create mini-versions of himself. He is too lenient on Brent and controlling on Luke; he is serving to nobody of their lives.

I beloved that Luke stood up and confronted his father. It was lastly time for somebody to place him in his place.

Being a “Chambers” did not imply he had to surrender his life, dream, and happiness. If Luke’s mom had been nonetheless alive, she would not be proud of what Steve was forcing him to do.

Steve even admitted that he noticed his late mom inside him.

Now that Luke is lifeless, he is in all probability regretting each remark and motion he did to his son. His closing days weren’t pleased, and a superb portion of why is due to Steve and his habits.

Did anybody accurately guess that Luke was the one who aired the intercourse tape?

It is not that stunning once we do not forget that nobody else knew concerning the tape aside from Luke. Plus, his cause for creating it was a blatant lie. He solely did it to be an enormous man like Brent.

This second had loads of “Luke is the villain” power. He did not care about Megan’s needs or life; this was all about exhibiting as much as Steve and hurting his valuable fame.

Jeff was proper on the cash; no less than the opposite villains come clean with their dangerous habits. Luke continues to play the sufferer when he is making horrible decisions which can be simply as worse.

He cannot have it each methods.

Luke cannot create a intercourse tape with out Megan’s consent. He cannot brag to the blokes about enjoying each ladies on Merciless Summer season Season 2 Episode 7 whereas performing like he is frightened about his relationship. And he cannot fear about Megan leaving for varsity when he is additionally planning to run off to affix the Coast Guard.

Luke: After I bought to the emergency contact stuff, I noticed technically it’s my dad. However actually, you’re my case of every little thing.
Megan: Luke! That’s…
Luke: You consider in me greater than anybody else. A minimum of since my mother. I don’t know what I might do with you.
[They kiss]

I really feel dangerous for his issues, however he contradicts himself loads.

Luke wanted to resolve if his Chambers legacy was extra essential than his happiness. I wish to consider the phrases he informed Megan about loving her had been true, however his actions confirmed in any other case.

Like his response to discovering out Megan was pregnant.

Did you discover how rapidly he turned to his dad as the very best resolution? He did not even suppose twice.

As a lot as Luke hates Steve, he is aware of that his dad will repair something. He is like Brent in lots of circumstances however in a special font. He really is a Chambers.

Poor Megan. All she wanted was love and help; she was already coping with the tough reality.

Now for the massive twist: who might be the particular person on the dock Luke contacted together with his beeper? That particular person more than likely killed him.

With Megan and Isabella in mattress, their likelihood is low (however not not possible).

It would not make sense for Luke to contact both of them. Each had left him tied as much as the mattress within the cabin, so why would they arrive again to assist? They usually had been nonetheless mad at him.

Megan is the closest possibility of the 2, however why would Luke beep her after what occurred?

Potential choices are Steve, Brent, Jeff, and Sheriff Myer.

Steve and Brent as a result of they’re his household. If Luke had been turning to anybody for assist, it could be them to scrub up the mess. And because it was the nighttime, each would exit of their manner to assist him.

Luke may confess the reality concerning the tape and Megan’s being pregnant on the dock. That information may begin a series response that results in his demise.

As an example, Brent will get mad at Luke as a result of Luke will get to be the “harmless” or “good” brother, or Steve will get mad as a result of Luke needs to desert his objective to help Megan’s child and/or be part of the Coast Guard.

Jeff is an possibility after their encounter on the police station.

Primarily based on Luke’s pals, Jeff appeared to be his closest man pal. He might flip to Jeff for assist. And as a result of being pregnant information, possibly Jeff leaves him on the dock, and he drowns?

Yeah, being on the water all day? That’s a pastime. That’s not actual life.


Sheriff Myer is the lengthy shot since he needs to assist Luke attend the academy. We won’t rule him out but, as he might be a parental determine that Luke would contact for assist.

We’re so near discovering out the reality! These are all theories, however considered one of them must be proper. Proper?!

Final Ideas From The Archive:

  • Isabella bought surprisingly possessive of Megan. Wasn’t she very supportive of Megan’s relationship with Luke? All her seems at Luke and secretive plans with Megan felt like an entire character shift from who she was earlier than.


  • Steve telling Luke to interrupt up with Megan due to her future education was horrible recommendation. His son was already feeling low; he made it a lot worse.


  • Isabella is fortunate her gunshot was missed. If she had shot Luke, her life would’ve been over.

Now, over to you, Merciless Summer season followers.

What did you consider “The Miseducation of Luke Chambers”?

Who was the particular person on the dock? Why did Isabella change into so possessive of Megan? Had been you stunned Luke performed the tape?

In case you missed the newest episodes of Merciless Summer season, you’ll be able to watch Merciless Summer season on-line through TV Fanatic. Come again right here and share your ideas within the feedback beneath.

Justin Carreiro is a workers author for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.



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