Freeform's new YA series Cruel Summer is dishing out mystery after mystery with every new episode. And while there are so many questions surrounding the series, the biggest centers around one major character. Or at least, I think it's a character. Nothing's confirmed, but these theories about Annabelle on Cruel Summer will keep your inner detective musing until answers are revealed.
Warning: Spoilers for Cruel Summer Episodes 1 through 5 follow. Cruel Summer's new "character," Annabelle, was first introduced in Episode 4. Kate (Olivia Holt) told her family a "ghost story" about a girl named Annabelle while at their annual retreat in 1995. She said Annabelle was "alone until she wasn't," that a "man the grownups trusted" joined her, and that that trust led to "something unspeakable." Creepy, right? It seemed like the man Kate was referring to was the vice principal of her school and the man who kidnapped her, Martin Harris (Blake Lee), but who is Annabelle?
The final few minutes of Episode 4 gave a little more insight into the conundrum. Kate listened to a tape of her therapy sessions following the abduction and she mentioned meeting Annabelle right before she was rescued. When her therapist asked who Annabelle was, Kate said she couldn't remember. So, what's the deal? While the jury's still out, here are the biggest theories surrounding Annabelle: