‘Tiny Pretty Things’ Episode 6: Who sexually assaults June in the pool and who does Shane have steamy sex with?
‘You're a tease, June. A taker,’ Travis tells June and she snaps back, ‘I never led you on’
Spoilers for ‘Tiny Pretty Things’
The sixth episode ‘Joie de Vivre’ begins after the shocking twist where Cassie Shore (Anna Maiche) is pushed off the roof. In a state of panic, the young ballet dancers at the Archer School of Ballet discuss who could have pushed her. “We all tell the same story. We were asleep when Cassie fell,” they decide.
At the present time, Neveah's mom and her brother come to see her at the school. Sienna Milken (Tiler Peck) arrives at the ballet class for a music video audition and everyone's intrigued to see her — especially Bette (Casimere Jollette) and Caleb (Damon J Gillespie). But she approaches Nabil (Michael Hsu Rosen) who is dealing with the loss of his lover, Cassie. She later picks Neveah Stroyer (Kylie Jefferson) out of the lot and passes a sarcastic comment to Bette saying, “Tell your sister I said hi!” For the duet, no surprises there, she chooses Nabil.
Officer Isabel Cruz (Jess Salgueiro) is stringing clues together to figure out who could have pushed Cassie and finds out the piece of paper she has Topher Brooks' (Shaun Benson) casting list for The Sleeping Beauty aka the play they were set to perform before she fell. “Looks like Shane was about to play him until Brooks changed his mind and gave it to Nabil,” she is told. “Word is that they (Shane and Bette) had smackdowns before Cassie fell.” Cruz realizes she got two leads at the price of one.
There are a couple of twists in the zone of love as Shane and Bette flirt with new love interests. While Bette goes to meet Matty, Shane has steamy sex with Jason. The most shocking turn in the episode is when June has a traumatic encounter with Travis Quinn (Luke Humphrey) — who pushes her into the pool and tries to take advantage of her by slipping his finger through her legs and whispering into her ears, “It's okay, it's just us here.” June, however, rushes out of the swimming pool, much to Travis' disappointment.
The pool horror is not the last encounter for Travis and June as they meet again. “You're a tease, June. A taker,” he tells her and she snaps back, “I never led you on.” When she threatens him to tell someone, he grabs her by the arm and says, “And I can do something about you. The girl who drugged her roommate.”
As the episode comes to a close, officer Cruz interrogates Shane and Oren Lennox (Barton Cowperthwaite) — hinting that Bette could have been the one to push Cassie, except Oren insists she was nowhere near the roof when that happened. While Oren covers up for Bette, she breaks up with him saying, “We're no good for each other.” A sobbing June goes and hugs Nabil and in the last scene, June approaches Madame Dubois who reassures her, “Thank you, this took courage.” Clearly, Madame is not what she appears to be.
What will happen as more episodes roll out? Will June go through that traumatic experience and be blackmailed for drugging her roommate again? Is she the one who pushed Cassie?
‘Tiny Pretty Things’ starts streaming on Netflix as all 10 episodes drop on December 14, 2020.