Brand New Cherry Flavor episode 4 recap – what happened in “Tadpole Smoothie”?

August 13, 2021
Jordan Russell Lyon 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
4.5

Summary

A wild episode that has one key scene that will be remembered for a long time!

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4.5

Summary

A wild episode that has one key scene that will be remembered for a long time!

This recap of Netflix’s Brand New Cherry Flavor episode 4, “Tadpole Smoothie,” contains major spoilers.

Check out the spoiler-free review of the series.

Brand New Cherry Flavor episode 4 recap

In Lisa’s apartment, the trapdoor has opened up. Lisa (played by Rosa Salazar) soon heads down to find a two-person sofa. As she walks away, it turns into a woman wearing a white dress. It’s then that Lisa finds an eye on the ground. Meanwhile, at Lou’s mansion, his housekeeper retrieves a package for him; whilst taking note of a large black dog outside. With the curse starting to take control, Lou is having critical failure with newspapers reporting a loss of faith in his movies. Also distracted by animal control searching his mansion; to look for what’s causing his itchiness, he’s unaware that his package actually has a large spider in it and not just his beloved coffee beans. With the spider roaming free, it bites Jonathan, which causes a very painful erection for Jonathan. 

After the blood is drained from Jonathan’s dick, Lou tells Lisa that it could have been fatal for his son and that whilst Jules is still alive, he can’t direct the movie anymore. After asking if it’s down to her curse, Lou warns Lisa that he will bring a lot of pain to anyone who brings pain to his family. Lisa leaves, so Lou goes to Ralph and James and queries whether they could kill her. Which they can.

Obviously shaken, Lisa tells Boro to call the curse off. But she won’t. As Boro tells Lisa that she, too, did something she couldn’t take back, a woman recognises Boro with Lisa puking up another kitten before she can ask any questions. Lisa chases after the woman, and although she doesn’t catch her, she takes note of the licence plate. Meanwhile, at the hospital Jonathan flatlines. Yet, when the nurse runs to him, he’s sat on his bed. Although, to say he’s acting a little strange is an understatement. To be honest, Jonathan is behaving like he’s now a member of the undead.

After Roy tracks down the license plate, Lisa pays the woman, Shauna Davis, a visit. Shauna thought Boro was Jennifer, but less punk rock. Jennifer, as it turns out, was a woman who went missing 10 years ago. After taking in the information, Lisa starts to vomit but appears as though she manages to stop herself from throwing up another kitten.

Boro, who is now with Jonathan, injects him with some masked-up tadpoles. Now at a motel, Lisa is heavily burning up as a wound appears on her hip. Lou is also feeling a heavy amount of pain. Lou turns to snorting drugs, whilst Lisa gets in the bathtub. As her wound gets worse, a sense of relief comes from, to put it bluntly, Lisa fingering the wound. That is until a kitten pops out from inside her.

The ending

The motel room that Lisa and Roy are staying in is broken into by the Motorist, who has come to take the kitten away and hand it to Boro. Not a fan of a kitten coming out of her hip, Lisa tells the Motorist, “You can tell her I’ll go back to puking them”. If you read my review of Brand New Cherry Flavor where I said; it’s going to be hard to take your eyes off the screen. (Even if you want to in some cases),” that moment has arrived as Lisa allows Roy to stick his hand into her wound.

The following morning, Lisa’s wound is gone, and Lou pays a visit to Boro. Having recognised from the night of the screening (and when Jules went up in flames), he has correctly assumed Boro is the one who placed the curse on him. Boro gives him one hint to overpowering Lisa, something happened to her whilst she shot the movie in the woods. Episode 4 of Brand New Cherry Flavor ends with Boro placing a jacket on Jonathan. Does he now belong to her?!

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