The sweet and popular Cassie has difficulty navigating relationships as rumors of her sexual history circulate the school. She eventually finds a fondness for Christopher McKay, a former football star at East Highland High School whose struggles on the college field causes problems in their relationship.
Early Life[edit | edit source]
|“||She fell in love with every guy she ever dated. Whether they were smart or stupid or sweet or cruel, it didn't matter. She didn't like to be alone.||”|
|— Rue's voiceover ("The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed")|
Cassie was born to Gus and Suze Howard and grew up alongside her sister, Lexi Howard. When she was younger, Cassie was motivated by her father to pursue professional ice skating; however, Gus stopped encouraging her due to being unable to pay for the lessons. Upon entering puberty, Cassie formed a close bond with Suze, who provided her with support and love. Though they both loved Cassie, Suze and Gus constantly fought with one another, partially due to his constant flirting with other women and her behavior while drunk. The night before she started ninth grade, Cassie's parents had an intense argument which led to their separation. Afterwards, Cassie was told by a classmate that Gus left Suze because she cheated on him; though initially angry, she came to realize that her parents were both flawed and better apart.
Although Suze let him visit their daughters on weekends, Gus started spacing out his visits and eventually stopped visiting entirely. One night, Gus crashed into a truck while driving home from work inebriated. He becomes addicted to painkillers prescribed to him during his recovery. During and after his stay at the ICU, Cassie constantly attended to him and texted him from school; however, he ultimately stopped responding as he did before. Later on, a week before Cassie's fifteenth birthday, Gus called Cassie to let him into the house one last time, collecting spoons and dishes from the house before disappearing entirely.
Afterwards, Cassie started and ended relationships with multiple guys, every one of which would try to coerce her into taking nudes or filming sex tapes with them. Most of them posted these photos or videos online after their breakup; though she had a panic attack the first time it happened, Cassie eventually reasoned that they wouldn't have much of an impact on her life. She also began ice skating again. At the beginning of the school year, Cassie entered a relationship with Chris McKay, whom she shared a mutual interest in cars with.
Throughout the Series[edit | edit source]
Personality[edit | edit source]
Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]
Cassie has Dirty blonde hair that is a mix of light brown and blonde highlights, blue eyes, and an hourglass figure. She is curvy and is of average height. Her makeup is simple on everyday occasions, with basic foundation, highlighter, mascara, and every now and then a bit of eyeliner. She has fun bright blue makeup on Halloween when she dresses up as Alabama Worley. She wears her hair parted down the middle or parted down the side a bit. It's mostly wavy, or curled and on occasions she wears it in french braids. As a young teen she wears her hair straight or wavy and up halfway in to pigtails.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
McKay is Cassie's boyfriend; they have a strained but attentive relationship. McKay generally appears to like and care for Cassie, but is often preoccupied with his struggles in college, football and expectations from his father. He is also somewhat uncomfortable with how public Cassie's sex-life with previous boys are. Due to this, he is often the subject of teasing from his peers, who view Cassie as a "slut", and he generally allows them to get the better of him, which leads to him occasionally saying mean-spirited things to Cassie, and even flat-out denying that they're anything more than friends around certain people.
Meanwhile, Cassie genuinely loves McKay and is willing to even send him naked pictures of her even while she is upset with him. She is frustrated by him constantly being ashamed of her and saying things "Why do you always have to make things so sexual?" When they argue or go through rough times, she has problems staying fully faithful to McKay. While she has never had sex with another person while they were together, she did flirt and kiss with Daniel on more than one occasion while they were upset with each other.
Despite this, the two did have decent communication within their relationship and did not hold back with each other when the other made the person upset. This took a turn however, when as the two were getting ready to have sex at a party held by the fraternity McKay was trying to get into, they were ambushed by a group of his fraternity brothers and he was hazed. After spending a while in the bathroom, McKay then had rough and passionless sex with Cassie which left her in tears.
Daniel and Cassie[edit | edit source]
They met one day in the East Highland cafeteria, where they introduce themselves and say each other's names. At the carnival, she and Daniel ride the carousel, where they kiss, and she almost had an orgasm, as Daniel and several other people watched her. Later, Daniel lets Cassie know that he likes her and kisses her, but Cassie tells him that they can't have anything because she's in a relationship. At Daniel's halloween party, they guess each other's costume, and Daniel tells her that her costume was the coolest he had ever seen. Then the two of them head to a room, where they kiss. Before having sex, Cassie tells her that she can't, Daniel gets angry and tells her that was the second time she's done that to him, and that any guy who says he's interested in her beyond just having sex, is full of shit. She starts crying and leaves the room.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Season One (8/8)
- Stuntin' Like My Daddy
- Made You Look
- Shook Ones Pt. II
- '03 Bonnie and Clyde
- The Next Episode
- The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed
- And Salt the Earth Behind You
Quotes[edit | edit source]
|“||CASSIE: I hate you.
SUZE: Well, I love you.
CASSIE: I love you, too.
|— Cassie and her mother ("Made You Look")|
|“||We should just pick the hottest, most confident, bad bitch version of ourselves, and be that for the rest of the school year.||”|
|— Cassie to Maddy while high on ecstasy ("Shook Ones Pt. II")|
|“||I could ride the carousel for hours!||”|
|— Cassie to Daniel while high on ecstasy ("Shook Ones Pt. II")|
|“||I'm not saying I'm gonna have a baby. I just wanted to dream about it for a minute.||”|
|— Cassie to McKay ("The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed")|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In "The Next Episode", Cassie dresses up as Alabama Worley from the 1993 film True Romance for Halloween.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- See also: Category:Images of Cassie Howard
References[edit | edit source]
|Characters of Euphoria|
|Rue Bennett • Jules Vaughn • Cassie Howard • Lexi Howard • Nate Jacobs • Cal Jacobs • Maddy Perez • Kat Hernandez • Gia Bennett • Chris McKay • Fezco|
|Aaron Jacobs • Ali • Amy Vaughn • Ashtray • Barbara • Coach • Daniel • David Vaughn • Ethan • Hernandez • Leslie Bennett • Leslie Bennett • Mouse • Hayes • Robert Bennett • Robert Bennett • Roy McKay • Sonia Perez • Suze Howard • Ted Perez • Ted • Troy McKay • Tyler|
|Custer • Johnny • Luke Kasten • Minako • Trevor • Wes|