The Lake season 1, episode 3 recap – the clock is ticking

June 17, 2022
M.N. Miller 0
Amazon Prime, Streaming Service, TV Recaps
2.5

Summary

Jordan Gavaris continues to be the only source of laughs for The Lake. The series needs more support from other characters.

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2.5

Summary

Jordan Gavaris continues to be the only source of laughs for The Lake. The series needs more support from other characters.

This recap of the Amazon original series The Lake season 1, episode 3 contains spoilers. 

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The Lake season 1, episode 3 recap

Justin puts his plan in motion by planting the seed for Jayne to run for president. She will be the only one running against Maisy for Boast House president. Jayne can carry on her father’s legacy of holding that office. She wants to bring fun back to the lake, where Maisy sets too many rules but where Maisy ignores those that get in her way. Now Maisy can’t get the renovations approved immediately and has to run against her at that night’s town meeting. If Jayne wins, there is no way Maisy will get her building permits approved.

Meanwhile, Justin is your quintessential man child, while Billie is that cliche of a teenage girl who acts too much like an adult. Take this, for example. He gets his parenting game on by recommending Billie “honey dick” Killian into making a move. (It is made clear later he thinks he means “honey pot”). Even though he has a girlfriend, he will make a move (which makes him a dirtbag) or not make a move but tell her how he feels (which makes him a sweetheart). Except, most parents don’t recommend their teenage daughters head off to a secluded island with a boy they just met. Well, this guy does. Justin is changing the game, and not for the better.

Maisy eventually realizes that Justin found her vision board and is applying for the permits to renovate the lake house. But the fact that Jayne cracked under pressure doesn’t stop Justin from executing his plan. He now sets his sights on creating the summer of Wayne as he fills in for his wife. He makes Wayne his puppet, reciting Justin’s words of running on controlled renovations and construction platforms, whereas Maisy wants this to be allowed to support increasing property values.

While Justin watches the most incompetent debate, Billie and Killian head off to Raven’s Rock to honey pot/honey dick/honey whatever Killian into making a move or unveiling his feelings. When he grabs her hand to help her take the steps into jumping into that dark, dirty, and nightmarish lake water, she calls him out. Why is his girlfriend comfortable with him taking Instagram photos together and going on hikes alone? That’s because Sara is the daughter of family friends and is gay. He agreed to keep her secret for a year or so to help her hide it from her parents until she was comfortable coming out. So, it turns out that Killian is a sweetheart.

The ending

Justin finds out that Killian and Billie are about to cliff jump in the water from Raven’s Rock at the vote. Justin is scared for Billie, so Riley agrees to take Justin and Victor out to the area in his boat. When they arrived, Justin’s initial overreaction was just that. He was worried over nothing as they had jumped three times when they came. When they got back, Wayne lost the election, but Maisy also lost. She put Ulrika in her place because she began to lose the crowd. (Victor, who is worried their plan failed, asks his wife, “Is this what failure feels like? Did Bernie (Brown) lie?”

The plan is now set in motion. Yes, neither could put the person they wanted in place as the president. However, if the permits are not approved in time, Maisy will lose all her deposits. (Which, the plan never made sense until this very moment). And of course, if they have to sell the house, that means Billie may lose Killian in the process.

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