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Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Rue tries to get clean for Jules and chaperones Gia at the carnival. Jules encounters Cal Jacobs with his family -- and finally meets Tyler. Cassie and Maddy, annoyed at their boyfriends, decide to do molly together. Kat hangs out with Ethan until she misreads a situation.
Plot[edit | edit source]
We begin with a look at Jules’ past which happens to be more troubling than Nate’s. As a child she was tricked into staying at a psychiatric ward by her Mum. A gorgeous shot involving blurred imagery in the corners of the frame follows, where we see Jules’ body image problems beginning. This unfortunately leads to her finding solace in cutting before we see her age through the years, eventually catching us up to where we are now – with Jules in love and Rue by her side as her friend.
As we cut back to present day, we find Ali and Rue discussing how she feels and he likens it to a drug addiction, given her obsession with Jules.
Forward to the fairground where all of our characters are hanging out, with an impressive one-shot scene that effortlessly moves between each of the teenagers. Nate laments Maddy’s provocative outfit, Kat’s screaming on the ferris wheel while in the distance, Fez sets up shop.
Nate tells Maddy to go home and get changed while the camera swings wildly across to Rue and Jules who lock eyes and run up to one another, embracing in a long hug. Jules tells her things aren’t weird between them despite the kiss and Rue breathes a deep sigh of relief.
Meanwhile, Cassie feels humiliated when McKay tells Nate’s Dad they’re not dating but he tries to explain to her why he said that. In the end, they go their separate ways which throws Cassie into the path of Maddy and the two decide to do MDMA together.
Kat and Ethan meet up, only for Kat to misread a conversation with him and another girl and leave in fury and hook up with an older guy with a bad reputation.
Jules tells Rue that Cal is the man she’s been sleeping with which is met with an incredulous laugh from her best friend, who explains to her that man is Nate's father and a very powerful figure in town. Rue doesn’t believe her of course, until Jules approaches the chilli stand he’s working at and things get awkward. As the two then discuss the night’s events, Rue receives a phone call from her mother who tells her Gia isn’t answering her phone.
As classical big band music dominates the audio channels, Rue and Jules rush around the crowded fairground to try and find Gia. Fireworks illuminate the sky while Cassie loudly and publicly oragasms on the merry-go-round while she was high on the molly she had taken earlier in the night with Maddy. Maddy meanwhile confronts Nate over the pictures on his phone.
Rue eventually does finds Gia, hanging out with a group of guys and smoking weed. Seeing her become a mirror image of Rue at that age is a harsh reminder of how damaging drugs can be on a family unit and Rue immediately senses this. She texts Jules to let her know her sister is safe and as she receives the message, Cal approaches Jules and pleads with her not to ruin his life. Bewildered, she states she had no intention to mess with him, much to his relief.
While Rue and Gia head home together, Jules meets up with Tyler for the first time, where Nate reveals he's ShyGuy118/Tyler. Jules, believing it was all a joke, attempts to leave. Nate reveals his true intentions as Jules tries to reject him: if she exposes his father's affair, he will use the photos Jules sent to him and get her in trouble for distribution of child pornography, which would cause her to be registered as a sex offender and ruin her life. Jules stands her ground though, accusing him of being the same as his father. Nate leaves with one last warning, leaving Jules both heartbroken and afraid.
Jules heads over to Rue’s for a sleepover, telling her the meet up went array, but doesn't elaborate. In bed, they embrace and Jules kisses her. A stylish, horizontally rotating shot then ensues showing Rue and Jules at various moments, from the carnival, school, their first sleep over together to the present is shown.
Credits[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
Starring[edit | edit source]
Guest Starring[edit | edit source]
Co-Starring[edit | edit source]
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- "You wanna do molly?"
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The title of this episode is a reference to the 1995 Mob Deep song of the same name, from their album The Infamous.
Multimedia[edit | edit source]
Soundtrack[edit | edit source]
|Forever||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Opening scenes, Jules' backstory.|
|I’ve Never Felt So Alone||Labrinth||The father of Jules ask her why is she smiling; opening title sequence (INTRO).|
|New Generation||The Universals||Fezco and Ashtray preparing his food truck for the carnival.|
|Euphoria Funfair||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||At the carnival.|
|Follwing Tyler||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Jules buys chili from Cal.|
|In My Dreams||Anohni||Paradise||Jules & Nate in park.|
|The Lake||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Nate threatens Jules.|
|I colori di dicembre (From "Don't Look Now")||The Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra||Jules and Rue kiss while they're in bed together. End credits. (aka "Laura's Theme" composed by Pino Donaggio)|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
"Pilot" • "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"