HBO’s trippy teen drama Euphoria, which became a surprise hit in 2019, finally began airing its second season on Sunday after production was halted by Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020.

The show gained attention upon its first release with its unique visual style, bizarre and shocking storylines, and a widely praised performance from star Zendaya. For many, it became a refreshing take on a teen show that discussed some prevalent topics among Gen-Z such as drug addiction and mental health.

Fair warning, some spoilers for the show’s plot will now be discussed.

Season one left off with Zendaya‘s character Rue relapsing after spending most of the season trying to stay sober, triggered by her breakup with Jules (Hunter Schaefer). The show’s first standalone “bridge episode” released between the two seasons clarifies that Rue survived the relapse, but is now suicidal and begins season two no longer sober.

The second bridge episode centers around Jules’ perspective on her relationship with Rue after leaving her at the end of the last season. She was also catfished online by season one’s villain Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi).

Season two seems to be picking up at a fast pace, with a high-energy main plot centering around Rue and her drug dealer Fezco (Mason Cloud), having to pay a visit to a high-level drug dealer after the one below him is killed by Fez’s friend Ashtray (Javon Walton).

Rue and Jules also connect for the first time since an awkward encounter in a bridge episode and share a hypnotizing slow-motion kiss. All in all, this episode seems to be a strong return-to-form for the series that will surely please fans of its first season.

New episodes of Euphoria will air on HBO and HBO Max every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

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