The Lake season 1, episode 7 recap – the fate of the cottage

By Marc Miller
Published: June 17, 2022
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Amazon original series The Lake season 1, episode 7


The Lake is hitting its stride with a funny and absurd episode of sibling rivalry.

This recap of the Amazon original series The Lake season 1, episode 7 contains spoilers. 

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The Lake season 1, episode 7 recap

Billie’s adoptive parents are pretty adorable. Even though they sent their daughter away to travel the world, they have their heart in the right place. They are child development experts, and they wanted them to display better judgment before she started dating. They freely admit they “creeped” Killian’s profile, realizing their selfie was adorable, and said what kind of parents they would be if not.

Moving onto the plot, Billie tries to convince Justin to use the trust to get some cash to buy the house they are renting. This is confusing because why wouldn’t Maisy know about this first? Episodes two through five have been power play for the lakeside home. I’m not sure they made the point of this is just simple sibling rivalry gone nuclear. Either way, Billie and Justin make a good point here. Show Maisy the trust, and if they buy him out, he can put a down payment on the home they are now renting. Maisy surprisingly takes the trust news in stride, though Justin foolishly leaves the trust with her. I’m guessing this will be burned by the end of the episode.

Instead, Maisy surprises even me. She cuts the dock and lets it float away with only her and Justin on it. They will be forced to work out the issue on their own. Maisy has too much money into renovations and plans and is in a position to buy Justin out. She tries to counter by redoing the bungalow, but he refuses. Even if Justin passes and Maisy goes later, the cottage goes to Billy no matter what. But Maisy counts on Justin and his “excitable” bowel syndrome with the dairy to make him tear up the trust. That is the only way she will go and grab a boat she can get to the “throne.” When Justin tries to relieve the pressure on the floating dock and in Maisy’s purse, she shoves him into the lake.

The ending

Yet, things are about to get weirder on the lake. Killian and Billie trip on some mushrooms at the mean girls. They go to grab some condoms from Riley’s gas station, but he sold them all to a couple of silver foxes. They steal some from those neighbors, but while tripping, they see some children and guess the mean girls have aged backward. The only way to reverse the process is to hit them with water balloons and the condoms they stole. As they trip, Billie and Killian come up with the plan that they can get Justin and Maisy out of their past fights by having sex – because that is what Grandpa Derek would have wanted. It makes sense in their heads. Well, until Killian realizes that Billie has been trying to steal their family cottage and leaves the room.

The end of the episode ends with Billie and Jayne having a talk. Billie announces that she and Killian are over. Jayne tells her it is for the best. Why? Because no one should marry their first crush at the lake. Finally, Justin and Maisy work it out. They will fight at the “Tiltapalooza” next week. If Justin wins, she will buy him out. If Maisy wins, he will tear up the legally binding document.

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