With the end of part 2 of “The Summer of Our Discontent“, I can safely say that the first part of the Green Hill Manor Mystery is over. But the story is not over, not by any stretch of my imagination.
Here’s what we have so far: At the end of the story, we see Shara and Pearl attempt to reunite Mara, Irene and Stuart, but the three of them have changed too much to be able to pick up and resume their friendship. Also, Irene expresses her disgust at the news of Trevor and Tara dating as she and Shara go to register for classes at Harrison Creek High School. Stuart is forced to live with an All-American White family. Mara ends up embracing her inner role-player and rejects her old life.
Gemma Challoner reopens her gossip blog after her old blog was destroyed in the July 7 hacking that wiped out almost every blog and social website on the Internet. This time, she calls the blog “The Chatterhound”. She immediately jumps back into the gossip by reporting on the failed search for Tanya (despite the huge evidence collected and the scores of people who were arrested in connection with her disappearance). She calls on the public to come forward and assist in the search for Tanya despite their misgivings about her.
The episode ends with the Stranger plotting new ways to destroy Tanya, who he has in his clutches. But Tanya knows that Shara knows her by another name, and that they had exposed a peer-abuse ring at Shara’s old school, which resulted in scores of teenagers being sent to jail for the rest of their lives.
Plus, I have the completed song, called “Back in Action”, which describes the Teen Rebels, who were on top of the world (while they still had Tanya) until they were knocked down by the Stranger, and then they talk about their eventual resurfacing when they enter high school. But are they truly back in action, or is this going to just another false lie?
Here’s the song:
Long ago, we were on top of the world / we thought that we had it all / we thought we were the bees knees / we thought that we would last forever / but somehow, someone saw fit to knock us down / they told lies about us and brought us down / they did nothing more than take away our prestige / and they just plain ruined the day for us…
Well, guess what, we have resurfaced / out of the dark depths of our exile, / we have reunited for good / and this time, they can’t stop us…
But now, we’re back in action / and it’s a whole new generation
You can’t stop us / you can never stop us / no matter how hard you try / you can’t defeat the Teen Rebels (2x)
(Long ago, we were on top of the world / we thought that we had it all / we thought we were the bees knees / we thought that we would last forever / but somehow, someone saw fit to knock us down / they told lies about us and brought us down / they did nothing more than take away our prestige / and they just plain ruined the day for us…)
Well, guess what, we have resurfaced / out of the dark depths of our exile…But now, we’re back in action / and it’s a whole new generation / we have reunited for good / and this time, they can’t stop us (5x)
But now, we’re back in action / we’re in a whole new era / we’re in a whole new world / and it just can’t get any better than this!
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