Euphoria: the end of season 2 deciphered by the actors

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Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney and the others come back in detail on this last episode. Because there is a lot to say…

Entitled The theater and its double part 2 – Mass confusionthe final episode of the second season ofEuphoria is a real audience hit. Raising the series to the second place of the most watched programs on HBO after Game Of Thrones, episode 8 of the series created by Sam Levinson put an end to an intense and more cinematic season than the first. A shift noticed by the fans, but also by the cast, which while a third season is announced, returns to the bottom of a final episode with several dimensions.

Attention, from this line, we will spoiler in this article.

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While episode 7 brought a beginning of conclusion to season 2 ofEuphoria thanks to Lexi’s play, episode 8 finishes concluding the various plots developed during the season. With a confrontation between Cal (Eric Dane) and Nate (Jacob Elordi), a very intense scene that leaves many unanswered questions between Ashtray (Javon Walton) and Fezco (Angus Cloud), finally a fight between Maddy (Alexa Demie) and Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and the conclusion of the Rue/Elliot/Jules trio (played by Zendaya, Dominic Fike and Hunter Schafer), the 50 minutes of the episode pass very quickly. However, the complexity of the plots is not put in the background, according to the actors.

For the woman who embodies the heroine of the Rue series, this finale offers the redemption that Rue needs, and with it the public. “Lexi’s piece offers Rue the opportunity to see herself as a human being who has been through difficult things” Explain Zendaya in the report Enter Euphoria which returns to the end. “We are not our worst moments” she adds, echoing Ali’s phrase “You didn’t come out of your mother’s womb being a bad person”. Hope is possible. “There’s a dark moment that shakes up the middle of the season. And it was painful for everyone involved in making it. I know it was painful for me and I think we got to the point of tell us: We can’t leave her here. This can’t be the end of her story. There must be hope at the end of all this. Something beautiful at the end of all this pain.” says the actress to EntertainmentTonight. “I think that’s what we need. I think that’s what the world needs.”

But hope is not allowed for all the characters. Because where the fans witness during the second season the rebirth of Rue, other people sink completely. Examples include Cassie and Lexi, or Cassie and Maddy. “In the Season 2 finale, Cassie is completely destroyed and distraught, and the opposite of where we left her in Season 1.” Explain Sydney Sweeney at Cosmopolitan UK. “I can only imagine where she’s going to go next season. As an actress, I love being able to go places that might be deep for the characters, because you unlock different parts of them that you didn’t know about. I like to experience different parts of Cassie Season 2 was so different [de la saison 1] because last season Cassie was so confident and on that journey of self-love and self-esteem.” A complete shift in the character’s psyche, which takes the rest of the cast with it: Lexi and Maddy are strongly impacted by what happens to Cassie. “We obviously end up with Maddy and Cassie’s superb friendship shattered. So it’s debatable whether or not they’ll reconnect, [si] female friendship will thrive or if they will just never talk to each other again” declared Alexa Half at Entertainment Weeklybefore adding that “Maddy is extremely inner and reflects on a lot of things that happened between the two people she cared about and thought she cared about. I think she’s looking at where to go next and finding more independence“.

For Maude Apatowwhich lends her features to Lexi, the final episode confronts her character with her fears about her play. “Lexi is so afraid of hurting others, of saying too much, of offending them. And in the end…” ends the actress, referring to her sister Cassie’s anger when she goes on stage and ruins the play. A moment that reveals the distance that now separates the sisters, until then very close. “Their dynamic is much more complex than it appears.”

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Another important moment of this final: the confrontation between Rue and Elliot. After revealing to Jules, and then to Rue’s mother, that the latter hadn’t continued her sobriety after the season 1 finale, the two (previously) friends no longer spoke to each other. Finally sober, Rue decides to apologize to Elliot, but also to forgive him for having told his mother. A scene which, for Sam Levinson, allows the two characters to see themselves as two people going in different directions. The opportunity also for Elliot to play a song written by Zendaya and Labrinth, unfortunately mocked by fans on social networks for the length of its screen time (compared to that of Maddy and Cassie). Regarding Jules, Rue puts an end to their story, reversing the scene of the season 1 finale by leaving Jules alone in the stands of the high school amphitheater.

Another confrontation, that of Cal and Nate, which leads the character of Nate to denounce his father to the police. After a heart-to-heart discussion with his father, the first moment of vulnerability between the two, Nate sees his father realize the harm he has done to him. “He probably doesn’t know how it’s going to be. He’s terrified of his dad, and a big part of him wants to kill his dad – put a bullet in his demons’ heads. He’s also at a point of no return , and it is completely unbalanced at that time” Explain Jacob Elordi at variety. On his side, Eric Dane declare to AND : “I think his biggest regret is that he failed miserably with his son. I think Cal is going to have the opportunity to be a better parent. And I think that’s what Nate wants. He wants a father. But before he can, Cal is arrested by the police, seemingly ending any potential relationship the two will have in the future.”

Finally, the most intense moment of the episode: the intervention of the SWAT in the apartment of Fez and Ashtray. After Cluster’s death, Fez decides to take responsibility for Ash’s actions so as not to let his little brother suffer, to which Ash responds by locking himself in the bathroom. In a final scene, which recalls Ash’s arrival in Fez’s life and concludes the cycle of violence in their lives, Fez is taken away by the SWAT while the scene suggests the death of the little brother. A moment deciphered by Javon Waltonwho plays Ashtray, in variety : “He really wanted to protect me, and he wanted to die for me. At that point, you either go to jail or you die, when the SWAT teams are firing bullets all over the apartment, there’s no much you can do. And he really wanted to protect me, just like I wanted to protect him. (…) Ashtray decided to do his own thing, because he wanted what was best for him at this point. And that was selfish of him. In the end, he’s still a child, you know? A lot of people see him as an adult, but he’s very vulnerable. And you really see that at the end of the last episode. . And he doesn’t want to go to a foster family. That’s another thing. (…) He grew up in a world where there was only violence. He wasn’t taught anything about it. better than killing. I can almost understand where he’s coming from, even though [je sais] how twisted it is. All he knows is that he has to protect Fez.”

Thus, ending a hectic season, this finale concludes some intrigues started during season 2. However, this last episode did not really thrill the fans, going from one intrigue to another without really developing what was there. show. We can for example cite the fight between Maddy and Cassie, highly anticipated, and suggested with Cassie’s bloody nose at the end of the episode. But despite these criticisms, this finale remains up to what Sam Levinson had hitherto proposed in Euphoria, with a real evolution of the character of Rue (to the detriment of other characters like Kat or Jules). It remains to be seen whether the third season will answer all the questions that remained unanswered in this episode, and whether fans will have to wait another two years to see it.

Euphoria is broadcast on HBO in the United States and on OCS in France. The series, created by Sam Levinson, has 18 episodes to date.

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