Euphoria was an enormous success story for HBO when it launched in 2019.
The sequence returned with Euphoria Season 2 earlier this 12 months, and the present emerged as a fair greater hit than earlier than.
With the sequence renewed and Euphoria Season 3, there are lots of questions on the place the present can go subsequent.
Many long-running arcs concluded on Euphoria Season 2 Episode 8, that means there’ll should be important modifications to maintain the motion flowing for an additional season.
There was a sure finality all through the ultimate episode, and it is arduous not to consider whether or not this might be the most effective place to finish it.
TV exhibits not often know when to wrap up today, and Euphoria runs the chance of solely returning because of the reputation of all of it.
Rue is in an excellent place for the primary time because the sequence started, having remained clear for the rest of the varsity 12 months.
We do not know whether or not she managed to pay Laurie again the cash for the suitcase of medicine, however the lack of urgency to inform viewers what occurred suggests one thing might have occurred off-screen to shortly conclude that storyline.
Either that or Faye throwing Laurie below the bus to the cops discovered the drug kingpin getting arrested off-screen.
The enormous modifications from the unique scripts undoubtedly meant that some storylines have been left on the slicing room flooring in the long run.
Rue has been battling her habit since Euphoria Season 1 Episode 1, and it was good to see a more healthy, extra targeted iteration of the character.
The sequence clearly did not wish to wrap up her storyline in a bow, however this was the closest we received to it.
All of the battle appeared to decrease for Rue as a result of she was targeted on her restoration, and typically a extra open-ended conclusion works higher.
The unhappy half was the shortage of Jules on Euphoria Season 2 Episode 8. For such a pivotal character, the sequence acted like she was a supporting participant this season.
Rue’s admission that she may need been excessive for a lot of their relationship was enormous as a result of it forged a darkish cloud over any future reunion.
If the present has taught us something, it is that they work higher as pals. There’s been a lot ache of their relationship that they will in all probability resent one another in the event that they get again collectively.
Then there was Nate. He’s not even a polarizing character at this stage, he is simply plain horrible.
A serious a part of his arc has been his need to take down his father, and whereas I used to be satisfied he was going to shoot his father or himself, turning him into the cops was infinitely extra satisfying.
Nate has received to be essentially the most unpredictable character on the market. There’s a darkness inside him that comes out to play once we least anticipate it, and severely, he wants assist.
Cal popping out to his household earlier on Euphoria Season 2 was an enormous growth, however the present largely dropped the ball on the aftermath of his admission.
It’s arduous to think about Eric Dane returning for Euphoria Season 3 as a result of the case in opposition to Cal is fairly damning, so there ought to have been a bit bit extra from Cal forward of this huge reveal.
Nate will not be somebody who deserves a redemption arc, both. His actions have been despicable because the starting of the sequence, however there is no telling the place he’ll go subsequent.
He might develop into a pariah after the play, extra so after his father hits the headlines, or possibly he’ll return to the varsity with out a care on the earth.
The decision for Maddy additionally felt like the tip of one thing huge. She had been battling Cassie sleeping with Nate, however there was a component of aid when she realized Nate was her former finest pal’s drawback now.
The emotional torment Nate put Maddy by means of was horrifying, and Maddy conceding that Cassie being his new goal was a satisfying sufficient conclusion.
Then there’s Lexi. The faculty play was weird, however in the long run, she realized she might have her personal identification. Finding her manner out of her sister’s shadow was price it in the long run.
Granted, she’s in all probability misplaced her love curiosity within the course of, however the place can the present actually take her subsequent?
Fez and Ashtray knew there would come a time the cops would shut in, and sadly for them, it was throughout the season finale.
Ashtray’s actions have been stunning, as have been the multitude of bullets despatched between the completely different sides in the home.
Ashtray’s demise ought to have been stunning, nevertheless it was clear the present was constructing in direction of a stunning demise for the child Fez raised.
How will Fezco be capable of transfer on from this? He witnessed the S.W.A.T group capturing Ashtray within the head, and now has a prolonged sentence behind bars to stay up for.
The solely character who had a storyline that did not attain an emotional conclusion was Jules. She was largely left within the backseat all through Euphoria Season 2, which was a shock.
Euphoria has by no means been a present stuffed with happiness, however realizing there’s one other season on the best way, it is arduous to be excited when these characters are going to be pulled into extra useless drama.
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