The episode, titled Out of Touch, is written and directed by creator Sam Levinson. This episode revolves around the aftermath of the New Year's Eve party and puts multiple characters' thoughts and activities in the spotlight, a.k.a. a wild episode.
Euphoria Season 2 Episode 2 picks from the previous episode with a beat-up Nate being taken to the hospital. As usual, viewers will hear Rue narrating most of the events. According to her, Nate started falling for Cassie while he was being transported to the hospital, although he wasn't exactly in his right mind.
With all the highs, there must come lows. This episode of the season comes in last, particularly because it is a jolty, incoherent kerfuffle compared to its preceding episode. Granted, this episode has Ali (Colman Domingo) cooking for Rue (Zendaya) and her entire family, which is a nice feature.
The second episode of the season is another example of how all highs come with lows. The season premiere, being quite a strong episode, makes it so that the fallout from New Years (the core event taking place on Episode 1) feels like a comedown in Episode 2. Nate recovers in hospital but fantasizes about Cassie, Cassie finds herself wanting to keep seeing Nate whilst being terrified of Maddy, and Rue introduces Elliot (Dominic Fike) to Jules, setting up a love triangle that starts to shape the later season.
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Sam Levinson began writing a show in 2006 based on his own experience with drugs as a teenager. When he was brought in to adapt the Israeli series Euphoria for HBO, he found the vehicle to infuse his own struggles with addiction and anxiety into the story. The first season of Euphoria premiered in 2019 and landed nine Emmy nominations, scoring three wins including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Zendaya. Season 2 ended February 27, with the series already gearing up for a third season.
According to Davy, Demie chimed in with lots of creative ideas for Maddy's look heading into season two, including this look featuring a sharp double-wing liner against a neutral pink eye shadow. It's understated, yet elegant.
Kat is going through a self-discovery-slash-identity-crisis in \"Euphoria's\" second season. To match Kat's inner turmoil, Davy brought \"a playful freshness to Kat's makeup\" compared with last season. She experimented with chartreuse eyeshadow paired with a clean lower lash line. Here, Ferreira wears brown lip liner and gloss to complement the '90s-inspired hair.
In the first episode of season two, Cassie wears tiny rhinestones scattered neatly over a pink-peach eyeshadow wing. Davy gave Cassie a dewy look with \"super flushy cheeks and lips\" for the premiere to give the impression that she'd been making out or crying (or both), or that she'd been \"nervously biting her lip.\"
Jules's eyes were the focus of her NYE party makeup. Jules is exploring her femininity, as seen in the episode \"F*ck Anyone Who's Not A Sea Blob,\" and to reflect that in her makeup, Davy drew inspiration from the outline of a mermaid's purse (a tough, leathery pouch that protects a shark or skate embryo).
Rue's staple glitter tears from season one will never not be iconic. In episode two, we see Rue shed hallucinated gold, glittery tears created from Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art in Desert Dazzle ($10), and episode eight has her wearing iridescent ColourPop The Zodiac Shadow Palette shimmer to the winter formal. To accentuate the look, Zendaya also wore Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner ($35).
Davy went with a red-eyed gothic look for Jules in the season-one finale. She wears Face Lace's iridescent eye-framing stick-ons ($19) with Urban Decay red eyeliner ($10), Claropsyche red eyeshadow ($100, originally $120), and Vapour Beauty cream blush ($36).
This makeup look might take the cake. Cassie's rhinestone-heavy turquoise-and-green Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome Eyeshadow ($4, originally $8) base is one of season one's most memorable looks. The foundation used here is Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation ($44), with MAC Lip Pencil ($19) and MAC Pink Lipstick ($19) blended to give Cassie this lip shade. On top of the bluish-emerald base, the makeup artists used ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($4) covered in Rhinestone Stickers ($11). Sweeney is wearing MAC Mineralize Blush ($30) for a natural tint.
For the Halloween episode, Davy brought Jules's ethereal take on Claire Danes's Juliet from \"Romeo + Juliet\" to life. To achieve a perfect blend of romance and goth, Davy used pastel shimmery-coral hue from ColourPop Fade Into Hue Eye Shadow Palette ($34) and Kryolan Metallic Flakes in Gold ($11) for her brows, secured with Kryolan Multi Gel Glitter in Light Gold ($4). To round off the look, Davy brought in Fenty Beauty Confetti Stick Highlighter ($28) and Too Faced Glitter POP! Peel-Off Eyeliner in Yes Way Rose ($22) to draw vertical lines on her eyes.
Unfortunately, bitch, we are not joking. Euphoria has aired its final episode of Season 2. In what was one of the most edge-of-your-seat, depressing episodes of the series, we watched the conclusion of Lexi's play, the catastrophic death of one character, the arrest of another, and what appears to be the end of Rules for good(). Not even a 35-minute-long musical interlude from Elliot could lighten the mood.
As the most memed show of the year heads into a hiatus, it's now time to look back at all the glitter eye makeup, fentanyl, prosthetic penises, and virgin piña coladas that we met along the way. In that spirit, I have decided to rank all 18 episodes of Euphoria (including the pair of Christmas specials) from worst to best. I've studied these episodes thoroughly, I've landed on the correct ranking, and if this makes me the villain, then so f**king be it. I can play the f**king villain. Let's dive in.
Thoughts: Euphoria can traffic in some pretty depressing material, but this penultimate episode from the first season is really giving us nothing but misery. Cassie is contemplating an abortion, Fez has to flush his whole stash down the toilet during the police raid, and we can't forget this was the episode that spent a half hour detailing Rue's travails to pee. While Cassie is an MVP of the show and her ice skating scene at the end is beautiful, we do have to endure Jules traveling to see a whole new cast of characters who have yet to reappear. All in all, this is mostly a set-up episode for the Season 1 finale without many iconic moments or levity.
Thoughts: Remember McKay How he had a whole episode dedicated to his floundering football career and frat initiation only to be scrubbed from the second season almost entirely So much of this episode seems irrelevant now, and the rest is unadulterated misery as we watch Nate blackmail Jules and Tyler into taking the fall for choking Maddy. While the Halloween costumes are incredible, this party provides fewer great moments than other Euphoria bangers. Plus, the plot line about Jules getting plastered here isn't explained until her special episode, which seems like a miscalculation.
Thoughts: The definition of a piece-moving episode, this is another late-in-the-season finale setup piece. Nothing much of consequence happens although everyone seems in a lot of anguish hoping something will change for them. Cassie and Lexi's mom emerges as a real MVP here (\"Lexi hide the knives in the bushes\"), but otherwise there is little forward momentum.
Thoughts: This episode is primarily the come-down from the explosive Season 2 premiere, but it's got some good moments scattered throughout. Maddie and Cassie running alongside Nate's hospital gurney in their heals. Lexi awkwardly flirting with Fez at the convenience store. Pregnant dream Cassie. We also get this season's only good Kat scene in this episode, when she goes from a Khal Drogo sex dream to being bullied by a group of social media personalities into loving herself. But that scene (which has not been touched on again since) is not enough to boost it up the rankings.
Thoughts: I hate Nate. You hate Nate. We all hate Nate. And that makes it very difficult to love the Nate-centered episode in Season 1, where we learn why he's such an asshole. Plus whatever sympathy we do have for him is squandered as we watch him assault an innocent man for \"raping\" Maddy and then proceed to catfish Jules. This episode has a bit more going on than other connector episodes (the fentanyl scene is tense and Kat's revelation that people are into her is exciting), but it's still a lull between the compelling premiere and juicier mid-season highs.
Thoughts: The Maddy episode from Season 1 gives us a LOT of Maddy between her flashback and the extended sequence where the police are brought in to investigate the bruising on her neck. Every Maddy moment is a gift and Alexa Demie steals the show in this episode. We also get Kat coming into her sexuality more and #Rules continuing to blossom. All in all, a very solid episode even if it doesn't reach the high highs of the episodes to come on this list.
Thoughts: The first two thirds of this episode really putter along on cruise control as we endure extended driving sequences of Cal, the dull Kat/Ethan drama, and the Rue/Jules/Elliot love triangle which is far-and-away the most convoluted, unrealistic, and just plain boring plot the show has served to us. But just when I thought all hope was lost, we get two incredible sequences back-to-back. First, the Cassie hot tub sequence which is magnificently disgusting and instantly iconic. And then, the Cal-pissing-in-the-foyer-while-telling-his-family-they-are-terrible grand finale. Those two moments of classic, unbridled Euphoria mayhem alone dragged this episode up the ranking. 59ce067264