School Tales The Series season 1, episode 6 recap – “Lunch”

August 10, 2022
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Summary

“Lunch” explores the perils of both clout-chasing and school lunches — and reaches horrifying conclusions about both.

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3.5

Summary

“Lunch” explores the perils of both clout-chasing and school lunches — and reaches horrifying conclusions about both.

This recap of School Tales The Series season 1, episode 6, “Lunch”, contains spoilers. You can check out all of our coverage on this show by clicking these words.


School dinners are up there with hospital and airline food as the worst dross you could ever have the misfortune of consuming, so there’s no surprise that a pop-up stall like the one in “Lunch” would become popular. Aunty Jong’s Place, as the students call it, serves spicy pork bone soup. It’s delicious! And, according to the “truth-seeking” blogger Kong, it may or may not contain a special ingredient. Since Aunty Jong’s son is known to everyone as a drug dealer, that special ingredient might be weed.

School Tales The Series season 1, episode 6 recap

Since Kong is a “hardcore truth-seeker”, he tries to live stream what’s at the bottom of Aunty Jong’s pot when she sells out of soup for the day, and in the ensuing scuffle, he sends several dog skulls skittering across the floor. Dog?! The students are appalled, Aunty Jong looks devastated, and the jig seems to be up. After “exposing” Jong, though, Kong, whose online alter-ego is “Click”, begins to be stalked by a mysterious figure in black. He accuses Aunty Jong of getting her son to stalk him, but in the confrontation, which is recorded and streamed by everyone present, it’s revealed that Aunty Jong’s son was decapitated and she has been mourning him for a month. The other stall owners come to her defense — finally! — and say she bought fresh ingredients from the market every day. The supposed dog skull was really a chicken. Kong has been harassing this poor old woman for no reason.

Embarrassed but determined, Kong doubles down on his accusations and refuses to apologize. His friend and social media followers ostracise him. Still, he refuses to relent. Eventually, he’s alone and widely considered to be a joke, so when he spies a local cat, he has an idea. Killing it — off-camera, thankfully — and bundling it into a sack, he carries it to the school cafeteria with the intention of planting it in the back and proving, once and for all, that Aunty Jong has been putting pets in her soup.

What Kong discovers in the back, though, throws him a little. The candlelit area is full of animal skulls, offcuts, and witchcraft-y symbols, arranged in a shrine for Aunty Jong’s dead son. Kong tries to film it all, but his phone starts playing up, and just like that his black-clad stalker is back. He’s convinced it’s Aunty Jong’s son, and the missing head seems to lend credence to that theory, but when he runs to alert the teachers he only makes himself look more idiotic. There are rumors online that he’s hopped up on drugs, and he only seems to be proving them true.

When Kong returns to the kitchen he uncovers the truth — that Aunty Jong has been using her son’s severed head to make her bone broth. She’s a witch and has been presumably preserving him with her concoction and little rituals. She wanted to be left alone, and Kong’s meddling has left her with no choice but to stab him on the kitchen floor, over and over again. He finally got the truth. And the truth cost him his life.

“Lunch” ends with the other students loving the soup and wondering where Kong is… until one of them turns over a piece of meat stamped with his “Click” tattoo.

You can stream School Tales The Series season 1, episode 6, “Lunch” exclusively on Netflix

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