The dance is over and nothing bad happened to Savannah, but Griffin and Harper are still trying to make sure she’s safe. Meanwhile, Bennett and Savannah sneak off to a treehouse to spend some time together, but Jess follows them. Griffin and Harper share a special moment, get discovered by camp counselors, flee the past only to find out Savannah still disappeared and they aren’t sure if either of their parents had anything to do with it. But, Jess has dared Savannah to spend the night in the hotel’s basement and Savannah is headed down there.
This episode isn’t as strong as the last one, but it’s still pretty good. The series couldn’t have Savannah be perfectly fine after five episodes or else it would have to cram too much into the first season. The show is doing a good job of making up for whatever changes Griffin and Harper make to the past by having it still work out where Savannah is potentially in danger to explain why they are still marking the anniversary of her disappearance years later. The series has done an excellent job of making me wonder what happened to Savannah and if someone had any part in her disappearance or if she just took off on her own.
While it’s certainly cliché, the chocolate on the face moment between Griffin and Harper makes a lot of sense. They’ve been spending a lot of time together and it makes sense that a crush from one on the other would develop. There is a pre-teen romantic spark that is to be expected. It does seem a bit different given Harper’s mother clearly having a crush on Griffin’s father when they were children, but as they have grown apart over the years and Bennett has only just moved back as a husband and father of three. I hope any further development continues to be worked in organically instead of forced like a lot shows targeted to teens and pre-teens can do.
Another episode and some nice advancement in the storyline. There are five more episodes after this one. I’m very intrigued to see what happens going forward. I want to know what happened to Savannah and I want to know if there are any other secrets that will keep the show going. I hope this show continues to be done so well.
Episode: 3.5 stars out of 5
Series: 3.5 stars out of 5
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