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‘Euphoria’: Everything You Need To Know About The Special Episodes & Season 2

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‘Euphoria’ premiered its second special episode on Jan. 24. This time around, Jules told her side of the story. The final moments of the episode hint at what’s to come in season 2. These are the latest updates about ‘Euphoria’ season 2.

Euphoria season 2 is on the way, so don’t you worry. HBO has already renewed the hit teen drama for a second season. It’s definitely happening, but the timing is still up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first season premiered in 2019.

Despite the delay, Euphoria was able to treat fans with two special episodes. The first, featuring Zendaya and Colman Domingo, debuted Dec. 4. The second, starring Hunter Schafer, aired Jan. 24. HollywoodLife is breaking down both special episodes, what’s next, and the key updates about season 2.

The Second Special Episode

The second special episode — “F**k Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob” — aired Jan. 24 on HBO and started with Jules (Hunter Schafer) in therapy after running away. She admits that she was “drunk” and “reacting to sh*t” when she ran away. Out of the blue, Jules reveals that she thinks she may want to go off her hormones and confesses she feels “like a fraud.”

She opens up about Rue and says, “No one had ever looked at me the way Rue did.” She’s tried calling Rue but has gotten no answer. Jules breaks down in tears over what happened with Rue, but she’s also angry with Rue. Jules feels like Rue’s sobriety is totally dependent on how available she is to Rue. Jules fears that Rue will one day overdose and it will be her fault. She tells the therapist about her mother, who has struggled with drug addiction. She hasn’t wanted to tell Rue about her feelings towards her mother. Jules thinks Rue will believe she thinks that of her.

Hunter Schafer and Zendaya as Jules and Rue. (HBO)

Jules also discusses the “Tyler” situation (a.k.a. Nate, played by Jacob Elordi). She knows she should have seen the signs. But Jules is self-aware enough to know that it’s the letdown she’s attracted to, the fantasy of it all. “I feel like I got to know him better than I knew Rue,” Jules tells her therapist. Jules says sexting with “Tyler” was “genuinely the best sex I’ve ever had.” During the episode, Jules fantasizes about having sex with “Tyler.” She admits, “I’m still in love with Tyler and I don’t know when that’s going to change.” Jules never mentions Nate by name, even though he is technically Tyler. There’s one point in the fantasy when Nate does come into the picture when Jules is having sex with “Tyler,” and he demands Jules not to look at him.

A reveal at the end of the episode gives new weight to Jules’ decision to run away. On the night of the Halloween party, Jules overhears her dad finding out that her mom’s been hospitalized after an overdose. Instead of sticking around, Jules just goes to the party.

The final moments of the episode hint at what’s to come in the second season: more Rue and Jules angst. Rue shows up at Jules’ place as she heads to go meet Ali. “I really missed you,” Jules tells Rue. A timid Rue admits that she’s missed Jules. Jules apologizes to Rue for leaving. Rue gets visibly emotional and blames it on the holidays. Before she can the wave of emotion crash down, Rue tells Jules “Merry Christmas” and runs out the door. Jules is left devastated and crying as the rain pours outside. Turns out, the second special takes place before the events of the first special. After going to see Jules, Rue gets high in the bathroom before sitting down to talk with Ali.

The First Special Episode

The first special episode — titled “Trouble Don’t Last Always” — dropped early on Dec. 4. The Christmas episode began with a dream where Rue and Jules were living happily together and had no problems to worry about. However, Rue found herself back in reality very quickly. She met up with Ali at a diner to discuss her relapse. Rue and Ali didn’t hold back with each other during their emotional conversation.

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Colman Domingo

At one point, Ali even asked Rue if she wanted to get clean, and Rue said she didn’t. Ali stressed to Rue, “The longer you use drugs, the more you’re going to lose.” Ali opened up about his family and what he’s lost due to his addiction struggles. Rue confessed to Ali in the most devastating moment of their entire conversation, “I just don’t really plan on being here that long.” At the end of the episode, Ali drove Rue home.

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First look at the ‘Euphoria’ special episodes. (HBO)

Euphoria’s creator and writer, Sam Levinson, noted that Rue’s episode showed Rue’s “unreliability as a narrator” because she’s “not always accurate in her retelling of things.” The second episode will explore the “other side to the story,” which is Jules’ perspective. The second episode’s premiere date is Jan. 24.

Premiere Date

Back in March 2020, Euphoria’s official social media accounts shared a photo from the first official season 2 table read. Filming was expected to begin, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed most TV productions. Following the 2020 Emmys, HBO president Casey Bloys told our sister site Deadline that Euphoria will likely begin filming season 2 in “early 2021.”

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Zendaya will be back as Rue in season 2. (HBO)

With season 2 production not starting until early 2021, that means it will likely be late 2021 or early 2022 before Euphoria season 2 premieres on HBO. The wait is going to be a long one, but it will be worth it.

The Cast

Zendaya, who won the 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, will return as Rue in season 2. Members of the ensemble cast expected to return include Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith, and Sydney Sweeney.

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Jacob Elordi will be returning in season 2. (HBO)

When Euphoria’s social media account revealed a look at the season 2 table read, Zendaya and Angus were pictured together. In addition to Rue, fan-favorite Fezco will for sure be back in the second season.

New Additions

Season 2 is expected to add some new faces to the mix. One actor that we know for sure is joining season 2 is Kelvin Harrison Jr., who notably starred in the critically-acclaimed film Waves. He revealed that he actually wanted to join the cast back in season 1.

“It was something that we had talked about for a while because I wanted to be on season 1 and things didn’t really go that way,” he told our sister site Variety. “Suddenly, all the stars aligned and I got to be there. We did our first couple table reads and they were amazing.”

The End Of Season 1

Season 1 ended on a heartbreaking note with Rue relapsing after Jules left on the train. Rue decided to back out of running away with Jules, who begged Rue to come with her. Meanwhile, Kat and Ethan finally admitted their feelings for each other and got together at the winter formal.

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Jules left Rue for the city at the end of season 1. (HBO)

Cassie got an abortion after getting pregnant with McKay’s baby. Meanwhile, Maddy decided to steal a DVD from Nate’s room, and that DVD could potentially expose Nate’s dad. Remember, Nate’s dad has a personal porn collection that Nate discovered as a child. What’s on the DVD was never shown, but Maddy watched it and looked shocked at what she witnessed. At the school dance, Maddy and Nate broke up.

Future Seasons

Don’t expect to see the Euphoria stars playing high school students for 5 seasons. “Well, [the characters] are in high school, so there are only so many seasons it can go,” Bloys told our sister site TVLine. “There’s a time limit.” He added: “There is no set plan. But I don’t think you want 30-year-olds playing [high school students].”

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8 Most Shocking ‘Bachelor’ Endings Of All-Time: Peter’s Change Of Heart & MOre

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As this season of ‘The Bachelor’ winds down, we’re taking a look back at some of the show’s endings that didn’t quite go as planned!

The Bachelor has become a lot less cut and dry from the simple days of meeting a group of women, narrowing them down and choosing one to propose to! Through the years, several seasons did not end in a proposal, and many seasons had finales that totally shocked viewers, as things did not go as expected. Previews for the final two episodes of the show’s current season show star Matt James getting quite emotional as things dwindle down. Could it end just as shocking as some of these other Bachelor finales?!

Peter Weber — Season 24

Peter Weber and Hannah Ann Sluss on ‘The Bachelor’. (ABC)

Season 24 of The Bachelor starred Peter Weber. He narrowed his group of women down to two final choices, Madison Prewett and Hannah Ann Sluss. In the weeks leading up to the final rose ceremony, Madison started to have doubts about her relationship with Peter due to their difference in values. He urged her to stick around, but on their final date, she broke up with him and left the show. Peter went on to propose to Hannah Ann at the final rose ceremony, and they got engaged.

However, as the show was airing, Peter realized he still had feelings for Madison, and he and Hannah Ann ended their relationship. At the live After The Final Rose ceremony, Peter and Madison agreed to give their relationships another shot. It didn’t last long though, and they announced their breakup just days later. Weeks after filming, Peter re-connected with another contestant from his season, Kelley Flanagan, and they started dating during the spring of 2020. That relationship ended before the end of the year, although they sparked reconciliation rumors when they were spotted hanging out at the Super Bowl together.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. — Season 22

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Arie Luyendk Jr. out and about with Lauren Burnham. (MEGA)

Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor may have had an even crazier ending! Arie proposed to Becca Kufrin at the final rose ceremony, but weeks later, as the season was airing, he realized he still had feelings for his runner-up, Lauren Burnham. Cameras were there when Arie and Becca met up for a “getaway weekend”, and they captured the pair’s emotional conversation as Arie revealed his true feelings. Becca was obviously devastated as they broke up.

Arie won Lauren back and wound up proposing to her on After the Final Rose. They tied the knot in Jan. 2019 and have a daughter together. In 2020, they also announced that they’re expecting twins, due in summer 2021! Meanwhile, Becca went on to star on The Bachelorette, where she got engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen, but they broke up in 2020.

Colton Underwood — Season 23

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Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph at the People’s Choice Awards. (MEGA)

Season 23, Colton Underwood’s season, also had a crazy finish. Cassie Randolph made the decision to leave the show during her fantasy suite date, after she found out that her dad didn’t give Colton his blessing to propose. Colton knew he wanted to choose Cassie, so he sent the other remaining women, Tayshia Adams and Hannah Godwin, home on the spot. Then, he fought to win Cassie back, and they left the show as a couple, but without getting engaged. They stayed together for more than a year before breaking up in 2020.

There were even more wild finishes where these came from, though! Click through the gallery above to check out the most shocking endings on The Bachelor over the years!

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Ariana Grande & 17 More Stars Pairing Oversized Shirts With Thigh-High Boots — Pics

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Who needs pants when you can pair your oversized shirt with a pair of thigh-high boots?! Stars like Ariana Grande and more have perfected this trend over the years.

It may be a weird name, but lampshading has become a popular celebrity trend in recent years. The fashion statement involves pairing thigh-high boots with an oversized shirt, sweatshirt or sweater. Ariana Grande is definitely one celebrity who favors the look, but she’s not the only one. We rounded up a bunch of stars who’ve nailed the oversized shirt/no pants look by pairing it with stylish thigh-high boots!

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Ariana Grande in a baggy sweatshirt and boots. (SplashNews)

For the past year or so, Ariana has really stayed out of the public eye. Before that, though, she favored wearing baggy sweatshirts while out and about, and she was often caught by paparazzi in the look. Ari generally dressed up her oversized sweatshirts with a pair of heeled boots, like the cream-colored shoes in the photo above. She also wore her hair long and straight to go with the simplicity of the outfit.

Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez in an oversized button down and boots. (SplashNews)

We’re used to seeing Jennifer Lopez in sexy, skintight outfits, but even she likes to rock a more comfortable, baggy look once in a while. She was photographed in a white, oversized button down shirt, paired with denim boots. Of course, she still made the simple look stylish with a pair of fierce sunglasses and her hair slicked back into the perfect bun.

Olivia Munn

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Olivia Munn in a long shirt and blazer. (SplashNews)

Olivia Munn showed off a dressier way to pair thigh-high boots and a big shirt. She wore her dress shirt with a vest and blazer, paired with sky-high black boots that accentuated her legs. She also rocked hoop earrings and her hair was styled in a half ponytail. Want to see how other stars have taken on the lampshading trend that Ariana and more love so much? Check out the gallery above and scroll through to see all the looks!

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Rudy Giuliani’s Daughter Is Pansexual & Says Threesomes With Couples ‘Changed’ Her Life

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In a revealing new essay, Caroline Giuliani opens up about her sexuality and how she found her voice and freedom after indulging in threesomes with couples.

Rudy Giuliani’s 32-year-old daughter, Caroline Giuliani’s, life changed when she started embracing her sexuality by becoming a “unicorn,” or someone who has threesomes with couples seeking a third partner. Caroline shared her experiences with polyamory in an essay for Vanity Fair. “I now understand that my curiosity, open-mindedness and sense of adventure are three non-negotiable, defining elements of my identity,” Caroline admitted. “But it wasn’t until I started sleeping with couples that I shed my shame about those qualities, let alone embraced them in all areas of my life.”

Caroline added that her relationships with couples, which are not always sexual, helped her “better cope with depression, anxiety, and the lingering cognitive effects of adolescent anorexia” because it “became the key to harnessing [her] voice and creative spark.” She also opened up about one specific encounter with a couple, which led her to define her sexuality. “My heightened response to their energetic flow also started me on the path to identifying as pansexual,” Caroline confirmed. “Which feels more precise than bisexuality.”

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Being pansexual means that Caroline is not attracted to people based on biological sex, gender or gender identity. “I am attracted to people based on their presence and energy,” she explained, “Regardless of their biological sex, gender or gender identity.”

Caroline said that her experience as a unicorn helped her embrace parts of herself that she never was able to before. “I know now that I am empathetic, radically open-minded, profoundly adventurous and fiercely committed to telling stories that reduce the stigma surrounding sexuality and mental health — including this one, right now,” she wrote. “Before I started living the unicorn life, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to list those qualities or even feel certain that they are positive traits”

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Caroline Giuliani at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2004 with mom Donna Hanover. (Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock)

She concluded by explaining that the purpose of her essay was to clarify misconceptions about “sexually adventurous people,” including the notion that they’re “less responsible” because of their lifestyle. “Shining a communal light on sexuality makes it harder for darkness, like assault and trauma, to fester,” Caroline explained. “Because of my openness, I’ve dealt with everything from first dates spitting in my mouth (without consent!) to people assuring me I’ll never find a partner to start a family with. Through all of the judgement, the incredible moments of connection and transformation I’ve shared with these couples remind me that my expansive mind is a gift.”

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