- For the episode transcript, see here.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
On the first day of school, Rue's excited about her new friend Jules, but struggles to put the past behind her and gets herself into trouble at Fezco's. Nate becomes obsessed with Maddy's hookup, Tyler, while trying to get back together with her. Kat finds out a video of her has surfaced online. McKay takes the stress of college out on Cassie.
Plot[edit | edit source]
We begin by seeing a little boy watching his Dad’s homemade porn movies. This little boy slowly becomes driven to perfect his body, growing up to become the jock we met in the pilot episode, Nate. With a fair amount of male frontal nudity, we see his football life and blossoming relationship with Maddy over a slickly produced montage piece. We learn about Nate's hatred of male nudity, his anger issues, and his extreme overprotectiveness of Maddy.
The episode then cut back to see Rue and Jules begin to hit it off together the first day. As school picks up again after the summer, Rue is forced up on stage to talk about what she’s been up to during the break. The break she spent predominantly in rehab. After fumbling her words a little, she picks out one memory that starts well enough – singing a song in a car (Bobby Womack’s ‘Fly Me To The Moon’) – which quickly ends up devolving into her memories of a drug fueled, angry outburst at home. She runs off the stage and into the bathroom where she is lining up with a credit card, ready to use. After she hears a knock on the stall, she flushes the substance down the toilet. The person outside the stall turns out to be Lexi, who voices her upset at Rue's continued drug use.
Meanwhile in a cut scene with Rue and Jules at school, they walk past Maddy, Cassie, and BB, with BB mentioning Jules as well as Maddy hooking up with Tyler. Kat then walks up with them and it's revealed she lost her virginity. In biology class, she meets Ethan. Later at home, Kat then receives a text that causes her chest to tighten. It turns out when she lost her virginity at the party, it was recorded and put up on Pornhub for the world to see. She confronts Roy and Troy, who uploaded it, threatening to go to the police for distribution of child pornography. This leads Kat into the Principal Hayes's office where he asks her if she’s the girl from the videos. She accuses him of body shaming which makes him back pedal and promise to do everything in his power to find the culprit. At the cafeteria, a pep rally for the football team is given with all the characters present.
Nate, meanwhile, tries to patch things up with Maddy, offering to take her out on a date while Jules and Rue grow closer together. However, things get heavy later that day when Fez invites a dangerous man called Mouse into the house while Rue is there scoring drugs. With a gun stuffed down the side of the sofa, Fez watches cautiously as the man offers her Fentanyl; a powerful, quick-hitting drug. Things get pretty intense and the room silences to a hush as they await what Rue will do next. She prays to the heavens above to let her survive and she takes the drug.
On the war path, Nate heads to the house of Tyler, the guy who slept with Maddy, and accuses him of raping a minor. Nate threatens him, telling him to get on his knees before beating him repeatedly in a bid to beat a confession out of him. Crying and whimpering, the boy refuses to admit to it. After beating him to a pulp, Nate casually helps himself to a shower before putting his clothes back on and heading to Maddy’s where he taunts her. After screwing her in an alleyway, he gives Maddie a present – an unflattering pink dress.
Meanwhile, Rue begins to black out and, without the money to pay for her high, Mouse looks to take advantage of her until Fez steps in to pay. Unfortunately, he charges him double; a small price to pay when the alternate is Rue being raped. After Mouse leaves, Rue takes a turn for the worst, prompting Jules to help Fez drive her to her place where she engages in a conversation with ShyGuy118 over text. Here, we find out ShyGuy118 is really Nate, who tells Jules his name is Tyler.
Credits[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
Starring[edit | edit source]
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Quotes[edit | edit source]
- "It was the first day of school and my heart was racing"
- "Why does everybody think we fucked?"
- "I could fucking kill you right now
- Fez to Rue who crashes at his place when his supplier is about to come through.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- While in her bedroom, Jules can be heard watching the tenth episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, "I Won't Rely on Anyone Anymore". The scene she was watching can be viewed here.
- The title of this episode is a reference to the 2006 Birdman and Lil Wayne song of the same name.
- The series main school, East Highland High School is introduced in this episode.
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Soundtrack[edit | edit source]
|Intro Song: "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" by Lil Wayne ft. Birdman.|
|Nate Growing Up||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Beginning, Nate works out.|
|Gangster||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Nate has sex with Maddy; Nate parties.|
|Say Goodnight||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||At home, Nate opens his dad's office door.|
|Stuntin' Like My Daddy||Lil Wayne ft. Birdman||Like Father, Like Son.||Rue on the bus asleep, opening title sequence (INTRO).|
|Mount Everest||Labrinth||Imagination & the Misfit Kid||(Flashback) Rue and Jules get high.|
|All For Us||Labrinth, Zendaya||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||(Flashback) Gia finds Rue overdosed on the floor.|
|Pusha||JAG||(Flashback) At the party, Maddy has sex in the pool.|
|Release the Hounds||Jarina De Marco||Maddy texts Nate.|
|Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)||Bobby Womack||Fly Me to the Moon||Rue remembers driving home to her mother and sister, from rehab. And other memories|
|Following Tyler||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Nate follows Tyler.|
|We All Knew||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Kat finds out about her sex tape|
|Kat's Denial||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Troy listens to Kate plan to cover up sex tape.|
|Goh||What So Not & Skrillex||Not All the Beautiful Things||In the cafeteria, coach introduces the players and cheerleaders dance.|
|Shy Guy||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Rue looks at the sky, a drop falls on her face.|
|dead yet (with phem)||Gabriel Black||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||In the car, Maddy turns the music up as Nate talks.|
|Étude de Concert in D Flat Major, S144 No. 3: "Un Sospiro"||Franz Liszt, Alba Ventura||Jules texting ShyGuy118 (Nate) before dinner with her dad.|
|Shy Guy||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Rue rides the bike in the rain, heading to Fez's home|
|Nate Growing Up||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Nate threatening and hitting Tyler|
|Even the Nights Are Better||Air Supply||Now and Forever||Nate after shower, getting dressed to leave Tyler's apartment.|
|Mount Everest||Labrinth||Imagination & the Misfit Kid||Maddy and Nate go out. Jules and Fezco help a stoned Rue. Cassie sexts McKay. Kat watch her sextape|
|Shy Guy||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Last scene. Jules texts with ShyGuy118, as Rue is asleep.|
|Still Don't Know My Name||Labrinth||Euphoria (Original Score from the HBO Series)||Final credits.|
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"