Everything that happens in The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 finale (2024)

After eight episodes full of heartbreak, indecision, and plenty of Taylor Swift tracks, The Summer I Turned Pretty season two final episode has finally dropped on Prime Video. And wow, we were not prepared for that emotional roller coaster of an episode.

The final episode sees Belly decide which of the Fisher brothers she wants to be with whilst the trio are stuck in a motel, Laurel pushes herself to escape her comfort zone by attending a writer's meet up and Taylor and Steven progress in their relationship after some initial conflict.

Now, while we were glued to the screen to see who Belly would choose, we totally understand that through your tears (we definitely shed a few) you may have missed one or two things in the final episode, and so here is everything you need to know about what happened at the end of The Summer I Turned Pretty season two.

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What happens with Belly and Conrad?

Episode eight, appropriately named 'Love Triangle', opens up with Conrad (Christopher Briney) finishing his final and heading over to his car where he finds Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno) and Belly (Lola Tung) kissing against his car.

Conrad runs away from the situation and Belly chases after him at Jeremiah's request. Conrad accuses Belly of kissing Jeremiah to get his attention, which Belly clarifies is not the situation at all. Conrad tells Belly he doesn't want to be with her anymore anyway and urges her to be with Jeremiah.

Conrad heads back to his dorm room to collect a few more things and eventually agrees to drive back with Jeremiah and Belly where he teases the pair, constantly trying to get in their heads and even asks Belly which of them is the better kisser.

The group is forced to retire to a motel after a flood warning shuts the highway and the trio have to spend the night in one room together with one bed. Whilst Belly goes for a shower, the two brothers talk and Jeremiah asks Conrad to tell Belly his true feelings so that Belly knows the truth, as Jeremiah believes Belly only chose him because she thought Conrad didn't care about her.

That evening whilst Jeremiah is asleep Conrad tells Belly how he feels about her but that she doesn't need to respond then. Belly has a flashback to one of her final moments with Susannah (Rachel Blanchard), in which we see Susannah tell Belly that her son needs Belly and to be patient with him.

The next morning Conrad and Belly talk, and Conrad tells her before Belly gets a chance to tell him she's with Jeremiah, that the pair are cool and they're friends. Belly narrates the scene, telling the audience that she releases Conrad Fisher and evicts him from her heart. Um, is anyone else sobbing?

Conrad then decides to break everyone's hearts more by trying to give Belly the infinity necklace back, which she eventually accepts.

Taylor Swift's 'Exile' plays as Conrad says he is going to get the bus back to Cousins Beach and asks if he'll see the others on 4th July, which they say yes to.

Conrad heads out and appears to be very emotional and is basically crying. Please, can someone check in on Conrad?

What happens with Belly and Jeremiah?

As previously mentioned the episode opens with Conrad seeing Belly and Jeremiah kiss. Jeremiah urges Belly to go to talk to Conrad and after she returns she says she's not sure Conrad is coming with them, but Jeremiah is insistent on waiting for his big brother.

Whilst waiting for Conrad, Belly asks Jeremiah if he knows she didn't kiss him just to get back at Conrad, but before has a chance to answer Conrad shows up and the group embarks on the most awkward car journey.

At the motel, while Conrad is off making some calls (AKA avoiding the situation), Belly and Jeremiah talk. Jeremiah tells Belly Conrad is still in love with her, which she dismisses. The pair then say their kiss earlier was real for both of them. However, Jeremiah expresses his doubts over whether they can be together as he's worried when Conrad does eventually express his feelings for Belly she'll choose Conrad. She says it won't change anything and Jeremiah urges her to have a conversation with Conrad, and if she still feels the same for him afterwards then they can be together.

The next morning Belly heads into the bathroom to get ready for the day, but when she returns to the room Jeremiah is gone and she fears he's abandoned her. She heads out to the parking lot and it turns out he hasn't disappeared in the short space of time she was in the bathroom, but just went to get breakfast. Ok, how long does it take her to brush her teeth?

In the parking lot, Belly tells Jeremiah that he was right and Conrad does still have feelings for her. Jeremiah interrupts her and says it won't be like last summer and he won't ghost her when she chooses Conrad. However, she stops him and kisses him, showing him that he's the one she wants to be with.

What happens with Steven and Taylor?

Ok, so there are other people in this show other than Belly, Jeremiah and Conrad. Let's get back to Taylor (Rain Spencer) and Steven (Sean Kaufman).

Steven shows up at a restaurant where Taylor and her friends are hanging out and brings Taylor some flowers. She's pretty standoffish with him and her friends lay into him, telling Steven Taylor's ex Milo made a diss album about Steven.

Taylor's friends leave and the pair get ice cream where they argue over who Belly should end up with (art truly imitating life). Steven is Team Conrad, whereas Taylor is Team Jeremiah. While Steven enjoys their little argument Taylor gets annoyed and says they don't have to bicker all the time.

The next evening Taylor bails on their plans and ghosts Steven, and so he listens to Milo's truly awful diss album.

However, he's still determined to be with her and the next day drives to Taylor's house before she heads off to volleyball camp. Taylor admits how scared she was to share her feelings for Steven and confess how much she really liked him. Steven reassures her how much he likes her and the pair makeup.

Steven drops Taylor off at volleyball camp and in a slightly odd interaction, they say they're not "that kind of couple" when Jeremiah asks if Steven is going to stay and watch Taylor. Ok, bit of a weird vibe if you ask us.

What happens for Laurel?

Laurel (Jackie Chung) doesn't get a lot of screentime in the final episode, but what we do see of her is a nice storyline.

In the final episode she heads to a writers meet up in Brooklyn at the encouragement of Cleveland (Alfredo Narciso), who isn't actually shown in the episode.

She worries she won't be as good as the other writers but she bonds with the woman leading the session and eventually shares a snippet from her recent memoir.

Who does Belly end up with?

Ok, so despite us thinking there could be a final scene in which Belly changes her mind and goes back to Conrad, season two ends with Belly choosing to be with Jeremiah in the motel parking lot.

After their kiss, Jeremiah drives Belly to volleyball camp and decides to stay and watch her after she is accepted back into the team by her coach.

So yeah, it appears Belly is firmly Team Jeremiah, for now.

How does the finale set up for season 3?

The final episode of season two leads us nicely into season three (which was recently confirmed BTW) with Jeremiah and Belly finally getting together.

In theory, season three will then focus on their relationship. However, as we know, Conrad has now confessed his feelings for Belly, and we're guessing those feelings aren't exactly going to go away anytime soon, which means season three could see our favourite love triangle return.

The third season will also hopefully give us more developments into Taylor and Steven's relationship, and ideally see Laurel spread her wings after grieving the death of her best friend Susannah.

The Summer I Turned Pretty season two is available on Prime Video now

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Everything that happens in The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 finale (2024)


What happens on the season 2 finale of The Summer I Turned Pretty? ›

Just as she does in the second book, It's Not Summer Without You, Belly chooses to be with Jeremiah after evicting Conrad from her heart in a devastating scene. After promising to reunite on July 4, Conrad gives Belly her infinity necklace back and puts on a brave face until he leaves to break down alone.

Does Belly end up with Jeremiah in season 2? ›

Who does Belly end up with? Ok, so despite us thinking there could be a final scene in which Belly changes her mind and goes back to Conrad, season two ends with Belly choosing to be with Jeremiah in the motel parking lot.

Why is Conrad so mad at Belly in season 2? ›

Most of the lingering conflict between Belly and Conrad stemmed from their inability to share how they felt. Christopher Briney says Conrad's hesitation to open up to Belly arose because he "felt like he knew what she wanted and knew it was not his place to try and get in the way of that."

Why did Belly choose Jeremiah? ›

“They really love each other. They really are best friends—and now more.” As for why Belly chooses Jeremiah in the season finale, Han says that, as always, Belly is following her heart. “I think part of what she loves about Jeremiah is his openness and the way he allows her to really see him and love him,” she says.

Does Belly lose her virginity to Conrad? ›

In the second episode, it's revealed that Belly loses her virginity to Conrad by the fireplace in the house at Cousins Beach after the snow at the beach scene. “I felt like that's where Belly was in her journey,” Han tells Variety. “These two characters were very much in love and had known each other their whole lives.

Do Belly and Jeremiah get married? ›

In Jenny Han's third book, We'll Always Have Summer, Belly breaks up with Jeremiah after two years when she discovers he cheated on her while they were on a break. Conrad and Belly then reconnect and end up getting married.

Do Jeremiah and Belly get divorced? ›

She and Jeremiah, in the end, call off their engagement and break up for good after realizing they are not meant to be. In the epilogue, Belly has not heard from Conrad for two years, before receiving her handwritten letters from him "each and every month" throughout the rest of her college years.

Why did Conrad dump Belly? ›

The main reason for why they did not work together as a couple initially was due to Conrad having trouble controlling his negative feelings and emotions. He felt he could not be what Belly emotionally needed due to his many personal issues because of his mother's illness/death as well as his father's emotional abuse.

When did Belly lose her virginity in the books? ›

However, in a flashback in The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2, we see Belly lose her virginity to Conrad. Fans of Jenny Han's The Summer I Turned Pretty books will know this did not happen in the original novel series.

Why did Steven and Shayla break up? ›

Steven cheated on Shayla early on in their relationship and was also very insecure about his family not being as wealthy as Shayla's. Even though they ended the season as a couple, whether they would stay together was one of the biggest questions that remained for The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2.

Why does Jeremiah cheat on Belly? ›

They broke up, but Jeremiah thought the breakup was permanent while Belly understood the breakup to be a temporary moment of trouble in the relationship. To Jeremiah, getting physical with Lacie didn't seem like cheating on Belly, but Belly interprets his actions as cheating.

Do Belly and Conrad sleep together? ›

Belly's First Time

While the pair also staged a secret visit to Cousins during Christmastime on the page, Belly and Conrad did not have sex. But in the second episode, it's revealed that the couple are intimate for the first time in front of the fireplace. "Conrad, it's only you," she tells a sleeping Conrad after.

Who will Jeremiah end up with? ›

In the final book, "We'll Always Have Summer," Belly and Jeremiah become a serious couple and even go to the same college. When Belly discovers he hooked up with someone else while they were on a break, she breaks up with him. He begs her to take him back and proposes, to which she agrees, much to her family's chagrin.

Is Belly older than Jeremiah? ›

Jeremiah. Belly and Jeremiah are supposed to be the same age in the series, meaning he is 17-years-old. But, in real life, Gavin Casalegno is 23-years-old making him six years older than his character.

Do so belly and Jeremiah get together? ›

In the third and final book, We'll Always Have Summer, Belly and Jeremiah start a serious romantic relationship and go to college together. Things begin well, but at college Jeremiah cheats on Belly at a frat party and she ends things with him. In response, Jeremiah begs Belly to forgive him and he proposes to her.

How does The Summer I Turned Pretty book 2 end? ›

Me, in a white dress in the pouring rain running for the car," Belly thinks in the book. "Him running ahead of me and opening the passenger door." The mystery man then asks Belly, "Are you sure?" Belly replies no, and the book ends on that cliffhanger, suggesting her future is uncertain.

Do they lose the house in the summer in I Turned Pretty season 2? ›

In the series, Laurel gets Adam to buy the house off of Julia. In both the book and the series, Adam agrees on the condition that Conrad returns to school and passes his exams. Belly and Jeremiah help Conrad study for his exams, Conrad passes and the house remains theirs.

What happens in episode 8 season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty? ›

In “Love Triangle” (TSITP Season 2, Episode 8) Belly admits that in that amount of time, she's fallen out of love with Conrad and into love with Jeremiah, even if Conrad accuses her of kissing his brother to make him jealous.

Why does Belly look different in season 2? ›

It's just her makeup has changed since season one. There's a lot more concealer use and nothing else. This was her in season one. with obvious blush and something in her brows.

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