Rundown of Euphoria Season 2 Brings an Unforgettable Storyline


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From left to right; Kat (Barbie Ferreira), and Maddy (Alexa Demie), are questioning why Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) is dressed up like she’s auditioning for the Oklahoma play.

When you think of HBO’s Euphoria, do you think of the holographic glitter, rhinestones, or the way the characters dress in the show?

HBO’s Euphoria was just recently renewed for a season three, and the release date is to be announced when the cast starts filming again. (Photo courtesy of HBO.)

 The plotline of Euphoria’s season two portrays Gen Z with the relationship drama that teens face, with the desire of wanting to feel loved, along with the chaotic challenges that each individual fears. Creator/writer Sam Levinson brought the intensity to spark the drama in the storyline that kept us wanting to see more. 

These seven episodes seem realistic, and make you feel as if you’re experiencing what the characters are going through emotionally. The dynamic cast such as Rue (Zendaya), Fezco (Angus Cloud), Jules (Hunter Schafer), Maddy (Alexa Demie), Lexi Howard (Maude Apatow), Cassie (Sydney Sweeney), Kat (Barbie Ferreira), Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), Cal Jacobs (Eric Dane), Elliot (Dominic Fike), Ethan (Austin Abrams),  and more all have very strong narratives this season that makes each one of them stand out in their own way. 

“I don’t know if I should feel bad for Cassie or not because she’s a literal nutjob,” said freshman Biomedical Science major Renee Bautista. “I think the show portrayed high school pretty accurately. I had some pretty good laughs throughout some parts of the episodes. I was kept on my seat trying to guess what’s going to happen next.”

Each episode reveals scenes that can be unpleasant, full of love triangles, nudity, violence, and of course full of the endless drug use spirals when it comes to addiction. Zendaya gave it her all with her sweat, blood, and tears in her performance this season, as Rue relapsed and sadly couldn’t stay away from drugs. Rue went absolutely crazy in episode five, and for a minute there I really thought she was going to die in the bathtub scene. Then eventually she exposes Cassie in front of everyone and Maddy was about to go beat her haha. 

Levinson gave Cassie more of a spotlight this season and had Cassie go behind her bestfriend’s back and get with Nate in secret. I think everyone can say that Cassie completely humiliated herself this season and does the most to get Nate’s attention when he’s still in love with Maddy. 

In episode six, we really see Rue hit rock bottom and she admits she wants to be clean again after struggling to open a Jolly Rancher. I think what surprised everyone was when Nate went to go scare Maddy to give him the CD of his dad and Jules. That was beyond extreme and I’m sure Nate traumatized her by putting the gun to his head. 

“The portrayal about high school parties, relationships, etc. didn’t quite offend me,” said freshman Biomedical Science major Jasline David. “I’m pretty sure that somewhere in this problematic world that they have these types of experiences in school in general. They’re a bit flexible so to speak on how they portray Gen Z in the different characters in the show.”

Episode seven was all about Lexi’s play, and it was about everyone in the show. However, she was just reliving the moment and exposing people like Nate Jacobs and her own sister Cassie. That’s the tea. It took Fezco forever to get ready to leave to Lexi’s play, and at the end it made it seem like they were going to kill him. All I know is that everyone will be mad if they kill him off in the show. 

Overall, I’m excited for the last episode of Euphoria to premiere, because I want to know what happens to Fezco and if he ever showed up to Lexi’s play. Make sure to watch Euphoria this Sunday at 7 p.m. on HBO and HBO Max.