'The Summer I Turned Pretty' Ending Explained: Who will Belly end up with after Conrad and Jeremiah's fight?
Spoilers for 'The Summer I Turned Pretty'
Based on the novel of the same name by Jenny Han, 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' is a coming-of-age romantic drama on Amazon Prime Video. The seven-episode series follows 16-year-old Isabel 'Belly' Conklin (Lola Tung) and how she gets wrapped up in a love triangle with two brothers. It’s a story of first love, first heartbreak and growing up.
The multigenerational drama not only hinges on a love triangle between one girl and two brothers, but also explores the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children, and the enduring power of strong female friendship. The romance drama features Lola Tung, Chris Briney, Gavin Casalegno, Jackie Chung, Rachel Blanchard, Tom Everett, David Iacono, Sean Kaufman, Minnie Mills, and Alfredo Narciso. Scroll down to learn how Season 1 ended.
'The Summer I Turned Pretty' Ending Explained
In the final episode of the series titled ‘Summer Love’, Belly celebrates the debutante ball. Belly chose her escort to be Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno) who serves as the perfect date, however, when it is time for the final dance, he is nowhere to be seen. As Belly looks for Jeremiah, Conrad (Christopher Briney) who was also in the event approaches her and they dance together. Suddenly a tensed Jeremiah enters the scene and wants to speak to Conrad. It is revealed that Jeremiah has learned about his mother Susannah ( Rachel Blanchard) having cancer. Conrad tries to ignore the topic but Jeremiah connects the dots and finally realizes that Conrad already knew about their mother’s condition. A shocked Jeremiah punches Conrad and they have a fight at the party. Susannah stops their fight and enquires about the reason. She is shocked to find out that her sons know about her cancer.
After the debutante ball wraps up, Susannah and her sons return to their beach house. They have an emotional heart-to-heart where both Conrad and Jeremiah beg Susannah to undergo treatment. However, Susannah who believes she will not recover does not want to go through the stress and pain of the treatment and tearfully refuses. Her sons repeatedly try to convince her to change her mind. At last, Susannah agrees and makes the decision to undergo treatment for her sons. She reveals her decision to Laurel (Jackie Chung) and they share an emotional hug. Laurel promises Susannah she will recover and get better.
In the last scene of the series, Belly and Conrad are sitting by the beach. Conrad apologizes to Belly for being a douchebag to her all summer. Belly however is understanding as she now knows he was disturbed by his mother’s condition. Conrad reveals that he wants to say so much to her however Belly stops him. She says that she does not want to take advantage of him when he is so vulnerable. However, Conrad finally confesses to Belly his feelings towards her and tells her he wants her. They smile at each other and kiss. Taylor Swift 's 'This Love' starts to play in the background as both Belly and Conrad get their happy ending. However, their story is far from over as Prime Video has renewed 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' for a second season. It will be interesting to see how their love story will be explored in the new season.
All episodes of 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' are available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.