The Carnival was an event held in celebration of Chili cook-off.
Attractions[edit | edit source]
Rides[edit | edit source]
- Ferris Wheels
Food Stalls[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
The carnival is an annual event in town and includes a chili contest that Cal Jacobs notoriously wins every year.
Season 1[edit | edit source]
Many of the main characters attend the carnival, some for fun while others, such as Fez, disguise their drug business within a food truck. After a confrontation over her outfit with Nate, Maddy Perez runs into Cassie Howard and decided to take MDMA to take the edge off: as a result, Cassie, sore over McKay downplaying their relationship, decides to ride the carousel with Daniel, leading to a kiss between the two and ends up having an orgasm in front of a onlooking crowd. Maddy publicly berates Nate's family's, embarrassing her and causing him to aggresively pull her behind some trailers. In rage, he chokes her so hard she ends up with extensive neck bruising.
Meanwhile, Jules runs off with Rue, Gia and Lexi, causing Kat to wind up with Ethan for the meantime. While the two bond initially, upon seeing Ethan's sister's coworker talk to him while getting slushies, Kat's insecurity causes her to run off and hook up with Luke Kasten.
As they wander the grounds, Jules unexpectedly sees the man she had a one night stand with at a chili booth. In disbelief, Rue points out that man is Cal Jacobs, Nate's father. To prove she's not lying, Jules approaches the booth, visually unsettling them both and causing Cal to anxiously spill a cup of chili, as Rue looks on and realizes Jules is not lying. Later on, the two split up when Gia goes missing after she goes to smoke weed with some boys.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
After Jules is assured that Gia is safe, Cal approaches her, begging her to not expose their night together. Jules apologizes for the situation and promises not to take action and is texted by "Tyler" to finally meet up, only to find out it's Nate, who blackmails her with her own pictures into staying silent about her and Cal.
After Maddy's bruising is exposed and the Jacobs are pressed for assault charges, resulting in Nate's temporary expulsion from East Highland, he uses his blackmail on Jules and a forced confession from Tyler to clear his name, having them claim that Tyler choked Maddy and having Jules as the witness. However, the mental stress begins to draw on Rue's suspicion and, through a manic state, she manages to figure out a very close theory on the both of them.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- According to an interview with Nate Jacobs' actor, Jacob Elordi, a fully-functioning carnival with camera tracks running all around the site was built from the ground up in Pomona, California specifically for the episode.
- The track played for most of the episode, "Euphoria Funfair" is the longest track in the Season 1 Score, at ten minutes long.