“Wet Hot American Summer” has a mystery that needs to be solved in the Netflix reboot, “First Day of Camp.” Fans may remember that the 2001 cult comedy featured a character named Silas (Jake Fogelnest). Silas was a camp counselor and briefly featured around the 14-minute mark at the start of the movie. He was kicked out of Camp Firewood on the last day … but not before hiding something on the grounds.
For those that don’t remember, everyone was preparing for the big talent show on the last day of camp. However, Silas was picked up by his parents at approximately 8:02 a.m. due to an incident the night before. According to Gary (A.D. Miles), who worked in the kitchen, Silas snuck into the camp office to videotape himself doing … inappropriate things. Needless to say, Silas was caught and sent home early. Another counselor, McKinnley (Michael Ian Black), wanted to get his hands on the tape, but Gary explained that Silas hid it.
“Oh, it’s the subject matter I’m sure you’re familiar with, McKinnley,” fellow counselor J.J. (Zak Orth) fired at him.
Will fans ever find out what happened to the tape? Will “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” give more insight on Silas and why he filmed himself? It’s definitely possible. Co-creators David Wain and Michael Showalter dished to Entertainment Weekly in early June that the TV series will “build unexpected origins to everything that you saw on the last day of camp.” But with that said, continuity was not an important factor in the original movie.
Viewers will have to wait until the eight episodes drop on Netflix on July 31. However, it’s important to note that “Silas” is not listed on the IMDb page for the series.
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