The summer set has played at a varying amount of venues, from small intimate shows like their last acoustic tour, to packing legendary places like the house of blues. They have a loyal fan base that grows more and more every day, and a dedicated street team behind them every step of the way. The summer set also started the half moon kids, which encourages everyone to always be brave, always be curious but most of all be legendary!
It's hard to pick, it's all eye opening. There are so many moments to choose from, like the crazy fans in the Philippines to the amazing country of Australia or even the beautiful city of Paris. Going back to the UK for the second time and seeing our growth double is up there as well. It's too hard to pick. I love all of it. We're privileged. - Brian
Conrad patiently awaits the arrival of Laurel, Steven, and Belly for their latest Summer at Cousins Beach. When they arrive, Conrad emerges from the side of the house and locks eyes with Belly, who has changed a lot since the last summer. His first remarks is that he likes her better with glasses, but she likes herself better without them. Jeremiah and Steven declare it's time for a belly flop. The boys chase Belly until the grab her, carry her to the pool, and throw her in. She feigns a sprained ankle to trick Conrad into helping her. She pulls him into the pool as retribution, making him laugh.
The families sit for dinner. Laurel critiques Steven for being on his phone as she wants a screen-free zone. The boys' joke about their physiques until Steven asks Conrad when he leaves for training camp. Jeremiah reveals that Conrad quit football, shocking the Conklin-Park family. Conrad isn't fazed as he was just going to sit on the bench all season and isn't changing his mind about quitting, either. He doesn't have any other plans for the summer, refusing Steven's suggestion to work at the country club with him and Jere. Susannah gives Belly a surprise, an invitation to the debutante ball. It's when a girl comes of age and is presented to society, an event that's more fun than it sounds. Girls come from all over and it's a good place for Belly to meet new friends. Laurel balks at the archaic dream, but it's more about networking, getting leadership skills, and benefitting charity. Steven laughs at the idea of Belly being mature - citing a cat funeral for reference of her immaturity. Laurel doesn't think she would like it, though Belly agrees to think about it.
Belly goes for a night swim while Conrad sits by the edge smoking pot. She recites his criticism against smoking pot, expressing her disapproval through his words. He exasperatedly asks if she memorizes everything he's ever said. She tells him to get over himself, but still thinks he should quit. He asks what she'll give him in return, but he should do it for himself. He wonders why she's considering the debutante thing as it isn't her. She isn't sure but doesn't have much else going on. He doesn't want his mom to make her a little doll because she never had a daughter herself. Belly confronts him for acting differently this summer. He tries to deny it but she knows him. He begins to tell her until Jeremiah and Steven burst outside, ready for the bonfire. Belly wants to come with but Steven refuses to let her come. Jere tells her the moms are setting up for their annual movie night.
Conrad comes home that afternoon so Susannah asks him to change into something nice so she can paint him first. After all, he's the only one who doesn't have things to do. Susannah paints Conrad. She asks about Nicole, but he doesn't want to turn this into a bonding experience. He's sitting and happy to be there but doesn't want to bond. She's just trying to connect with him before he leaves for a year. She brings up Belly looking nice in her new dress. Conrad broods in response. If he wants to spend his summer moping around, she can't stop him, but he's not sleeping until 2:00, or day drinking anymore. She wants him to be productive by getting a job. He agrees so she tells him to sit still and sit up, making them both chuckle.
After dinner, the kids attend Nicole's party. Jeremiah, Cam, Conrad, and Luke play beer pong together. Conrad asks Cam if he's started the waltz lessons yet as Ms. Covington's a real sadist. Cam's confused as Belly hasn't asked him yet. Jeremiah assures him that she will. Belly joins them outside, with Jeremiah hugging her happily. She remarks on Cam drinking, but he insists it's just water; Jeremiah's been drinking for him. Jere wraps his arm around Cam - he loves this kid so much. Belly asks if they can leave now, to which Cam quickly agrees. As the couple leaves, Cam asks if she's into Jeremiah, though she thinks he meant Conrad. He's sure that he meant Jeremiah as he got that vibe from them.
During her drive with Jeremiah, she vents over not understanding Conrad this summer because he's been acting weird since the day she got there. He assures her that Conrad's been acting weird for months, suggesting that she just forget him. He tries to deter her by talking about Cam but she interrupts that Nicole really likes Conrad, and if he's not into her, then it's messed up. His sigh catches her attention, so he explains that last night she was all about Cam Cameron but today she's obsessing over Conrad.
Conrad helps Belly make the guest room up for John and his girlfriend's arrival. He teaches her to do the 45-degree angle for tight corners. She wonders if this is what it would be like if they were together and older. She asks if he finds it weird that Victoria and John are staying at the house, but he jokes that they won't have loud sex. Belly calls her bitchy, but Conrad suggests she give her a chance as she might be a nice person. He tells her it will be fine. She's sorry his dad isn't coming, but he's not. A car honking outside signals the arrival of John and Victoria.
Steven and Conrad arrive at the house as the former gushes over the grand displays of wealth. Conrad admits it is pretty crazy, with Steven brushing him off as being rich too. Conrad isn't rich like this, though. These kids grew up going to boarding schools and seeing their families once a year, which is why they're all such assholes. Steven calls him a buzzkill then sees Jeremiah over by a fountain drinking, which makes Steven cheer that his buddy rallied. Even Conrad cracks a smile at the scene. Conrad asks Steven who Jeremiah's hooking up with these days, though Steven says no one. He shares Shayla's crazy theory that Jeremiah is hooking up with his sister, which surprises Conrad. It sickens Steven, too, but Shayla has a lot of crazy theories and Jere knows he'd kill him if he ever touched his little sister. Jeremiah calls over to Steven to try the ice luge, so Steven walks off. Conrad pulls out his phone to text someone.
Conrad and Nicole talk outside. She was at Hoppers Cove and saw his text to Belly. He flat out lied to her - actively and passively. He used her like a backup, letting her think this could be something, making up a whole story about how his mom is forcing him to take Belly to the ball. He starts to respond but she stops him. She's been trying to figure this out the whole summer, whatever this is, but it's always been about Belly. She's annoyed with herself for getting caught up in this because she knows better. He insists he didn't mean to hurt her. She stops him as he didn't hurt her; he wasted her time and there's a difference. There's a lot of guys who want to be with her, even a hot-ass college guy from Oxford who's obsessed with her. He knows what he wants. Conrad isn't sure what to say. He gets it, he led her on, and fucked everything up. There's a lot of shit he's been dealing with and that's not excuse, but he is sorry, as it wasn't fair to him. Nicole hands him a bag with clothes in it, which his girlfriend and her friend are going to need.
Conrad, Jeremiah, and Steven meet-up in the boys green room. Conrad asks if they're ready for the escort dance. Steven still can't believe that Jeremiah roped him into this, but Jere knows the girls are gonna love it. Conrad wishes they were doing it all together. Steven incredulously asks if Conrad wants to be doing a dance routine. Conrad quickly denies that, as he didn't mean the sentiment literally. They haven't hung out much this summer, accepting Jeremiah's remark that he's been pretty M.I.A. Conrad was thinking about it and they have a week or so left of summer, so her offers going on an overnight fishing trip. The boys happily accept which makes the nervous Conrad relax. He knows the guys are gonna kill this. He and Steven have a "bro hug", which Jeremiah refuses as he opts for a regular hug. He thanks Connie who lets out a long breath before beginning to leave. He turns back to tell them they look good and to kill it. The impending escorts exchange a look.
Once back at Beck's, the kids portraits are on display in the living room. Each kid painted to a stunning resemblance that captures their personalities. On the couch, Susannah apologizes for the night turning out like this as it isn't how she wanted them to find out. She strokes Jere's hair as he asks if she's going to do the trial. She fights back tears as she says no. She can't as the chances are very slight, nonexistent really, and she can't go through all that again. It was too hard the first time. He thinks that she could try - she has to try. She wants to be herself when she goes, asking if that makes sense. It doesn't make sense to him, none of this makes any sense. She knows as she isn't good at this. She holds hi face, admitting that mommy's not good at this. She turns to Conrad and rubs his knee. She should have known that he knew, but she just didn't want to believe it. Jeremiah urges her to try it if there's even a chance. He urges Conrad to tell her, but he stays quiet. Jere asks why he's not saying anything. She can't just give up on them, she has to try. Conrad looks to Susannah and emotionally questions her, if she can just try for them. He needs her, a sentiment that encourages her to pull them both close to her. The boys cry into her as she gently rubs their arms. 2b1af7f3a8