TIMELINE : This part follows the dates of 2014. An overview of the timeline can be found here.
It's the summer before Claire and Seth's senior year, and they're trying to enjoy it. This isn't always easy, and things are far different then last year. Payton is in Portland, under the supervision of Lauren and Nate, while Alyson and Dylan enjoy the newlywed life after having stayed around to assist Jason and Alyssa. After leaving together for Europe in the late spring, they now again left, both seperatly. James and Elisabeth remain homebound, although Elisabeth finds herself in a though spot when she has a chance to go studying again, something that could also help them all. Meanwhile Liam tries to be the good big brother he can, but to Claire and to Payton, but things go south sooner then later.
- Payton's summer at Portland
START : 9th of July 2014 - Monday
7 juli: Payton en Alyssa in de auto terug naar Portland, wanneer Alyssa nog onder de influence is van het potion. Claire tries to identificate the ingredients to the potion Matt gave Alyssa. Alyssa then attacks Payton while she is on the phone with Claire. Jason and Seth then try to save Payton from Alyssa. They get stabbed with poisoned stakes. Claire, Nate and Dylan then go to Portland too. Claire promises Nate not to go into the appartment, but she does anyway. She shoots Alyssa with a gun. Jason and Dylan get a wounded Payton out of there. Back in WC Claire goes on to make the antidote for the potion Alyssa drank. Jason and Seth need an antidote too, because of the poisoned stakes they were hit with. Jason and Seth start hallucinating because of the poison.
8 juli: Jason calls Payton May the next morning. Payton and Claire talk about Payton going to Portland. Payton and Claire then figure out what ingredients the antidote needs to have. Justin then comes over and talks to Alyssa. Justin then cuts his wrist to snap Alyssa out of it and she does. After that they get into a fight, because Alyssa thinks Justin is mad. Seth and Jason then talk about Jason scaring Payton by calling her May. Seth then goes to talk to Alyssa about her leaving for a while. Alyssa then leaves WC to spend her time in the south-east. Claire then calls Justin about his fight with Alyssa. Seth then explains to Justin why he can eat human food, when Justin comes over for dinner at the Dawsons. Seth also tries to take some of Justin’s anger away. That night they watch soccer together. Claire and Seth have a conversation about him being able to do boyish things. He doesn’t always need to do what she wants to do. That night Seth and Jason go hunting together.
9 juli : Claire and Seth wake up together. Seth is feeling better, and Jason talks to Alyson about going away for a while. Alyson on her turn is happy Alyssa is gone, and she makes plans with Dylan to start their newlywed life. In the evening, Liam and Payton go out for dinner. There, Mason pops up, and Liam tries his best to hide Payton from him, and him from Payton. Payton then sends him to Portland, they part on friendly basis.