Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) has been in a downward spiral all through the second season of “Euphoria.” It begins with her hooking up with Nate (Jacob Elordi) whereas he and Maddy (Alexa Demie) are discussing getting again collectively. Nonetheless, let’s not overlook two crucial issues: Maddy is Cassie’s greatest buddy, and Nate is an abusive nightmare. All of it is a recipe for catastrophe, and it involves a (considerably anticlimactic) head within the two-part season finale.
Cassie and Maddy’s Battle within the “Euphoria” Season 2 Finale, Defined
Within the penultimate episode, as Lexi (Maude Apatow) unveils her play to the entire school, she inserts a scene implying that Nate is queer. He storms out of the auditorium in a rage, with Cassie following shortly behind. Whereas Cassie had no concept what Lexi’s play could be about, Nate refuses to consider her — Lexi is her sister, in spite of everything. He dumps her on the spot, and she or he loses it. Because the finale picks up, Cassie storms into the auditorium and jumps on stage to tear Lexi a brand new one for making a play partly impressed by her life. As Cassie parades across the stage screaming at everybody (together with her mother), Maddy decides she’s had sufficient. She storms onto the stage to pull Cassie away and take care of her elsewhere so Lexi’s play can proceed. We see Maddy shove Cassie right into a wall earlier than the combat scene cuts out.
Quick-forward within the episode, and the 2 are sitting on the toilet counter. Cassie’s face is bloody; Maddy, for essentially the most half, is spotless. Breaking the silence, Cassie tells Maddy that what’s humorous about the entire state of affairs is that Nate dumped her earlier than she even bought the prospect to trigger a scene within the auditorium. Maddy replies, “That is only the start,” and walks away. The scene ends with a single tear falling down Cassie’s cheek.
What Does Maddy Imply When She Tells Cassie, “This Is Simply the Starting”?
Maddy’s assertion appears fairly loaded. To begin with, she appears totally resigned to, properly, all the pieces. We already suspected she may be prepared to go away city and begin a brand new life, and ending issues with Nate is a giant a part of that. Now that her relationship with Cassie is fractured (presumably past restore), it’s going to be even simpler for her to go away.
Nonetheless, what Maddy might be referencing is the curler coaster Cassie is about to be on if she chooses to stick with Nate. Nobody is aware of higher than Maddy what it is wish to be yanked round by Nate — each actually and figuratively. Nate was emotionally, and at instances bodily, abusive to Maddy throughout their relationship, and they usually broke up always. Their relationship was extremely poisonous, however they stored getting again collectively — they had been damaged individuals who discovered solace in each other. Now, Nate is Cassie’s drawback, and this breakup is the primary of what’s going to most likely be many if the 2 find yourself on the identical path that Nate and Maddy had been on.
As one Redditor wisely noted, “She spent a 12 months or two in a tumultuous relationship with the man. She is aware of that is only the start of one other poisonous, tumultuous relationship filled with break ups, breakdowns, and what all this does to your self-worth and self value. Maddy was a minimum of robust sufficient to resist it and extricate herself, Cassie nonetheless… that is the kind of relationship that breaks an individual like her.”
We’re hoping for higher issues for Cassie, however we are able to additionally see how a lot she nonetheless needs to be with Nate. We’ll simply must see what happens in season three.