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A Euphoric Sunday: Ep 6 Recap

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Euphoria, one of the biggest hit shows on HBO Max, right now, has us glued to our TVs and on the edge of our seats. Stay tuned to read about recap opinions and more!

Euphoria, a primetime Emmy-winning HBO Max drama featuring star actress Zendaya, has been taking up the streaming nets as we speak. With season 2 now streaming weekly, it’s gained so much popularity that even Twitter has renamed Sundays as “Euphoria Sundays.” As this season progresses, there's been huge changes and intense scenes that consistently keep us at the edge of our seats, picking favorites and watching with wide eyes and open mouths. Now, as we approach the ending of season 2, let's sit and chat about the latest episode, to date: episode 6! 

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

To recap, we last were left with our protagonist Rue (Zendaya) going on a wild goose chase around the city in response to her mother finding out about her relapse and, now, withdrawal symptoms. As heart wrenching as it was, Zendaya’s performance was right on the nose. She definitely has embodied the character of Rue in so many different ways and amazingly portrayed the realities of what drug addiction can bring. 

Although this episode's main focus was Rue, big things were revealed once Maddy (Alexa Demie) found out that bestie Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) has been involved with Nate (Jacob Elordi). 

The trio’s issues are introduced with Cassie having a breakdown over the fact everyone thinks she's a bad person… rightfully so. This breakdown wasn’t just upsetting; it honestly made people, including myself, dislike her character even more (because like…? Who messes around with their best friend's ex boyfriend and is confused on why people are mad?? Like come on).

Speaking of the ex, when Nate goes to meet up with Maddy, it ends up being another traumatic experience for Maddy as he threatens her with a gun as some sick joke. 

Even though the purpose was to get the tape back for Jules, it just felt like the good deed was overshadowed by such a bad moment. Honestly, I felt like this entire scene was unnecessary, especially towards the end of the episode when he just runs off with a delusional Cassie. 

One thing that can be said for sure is that people are not happy with Cassie's behavior and, despite her being a bad person, it seems she continues to get her way anyhow. According to people on socials, they’re livid; at this point, it doesn’t look like a redemption arc. 

Moving on to happier things, the OTP ship for Lexi and Fezco is still going strong, especially after seeing a snippet of them together in this episode. It was just so sweet and wholesome — compared to the other people, of course. The fact that we didn’t only get a great scene of them together but it also foreshadows the next episode? Love it. 

Overall, episode 6 was pretty nice — at least, in comparison to previous chaos in past episodes. One thing that the majority of us are looking forward to is Lexi’s play, which is supposed to be about the events of her life. It’s absolutely going to be a messy one… that’s for sure. That will be a jaw dropper of the season. 

It’s clear that the calm before the storm is coming to an end, soon, and that’s saying quite a bit, already. ‘Till next Sunday, folks, when the euphoric chaos comes again. And again. And again.

Esther Manso

Temple '24

Currently, a sophomore at Temple University and apart of the Arts and entertainment section. i love books, fashion, movies, and naps, and a hardcore reality tv fanfic. A lover of aesthetically pleasing things, pink, and all things luxurious.
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