In the previous episode of HBO’s Euphoria, Nate blackmailed Jules into helping exonerate him, and Rue took care of Jules while drunk at Daniel’s Halloween party. In Euphoria Season 1 Episode 7, Rue struggled with her bipolar moods, while Jules visited friends in LA.
We saw Rue in two states immediately following the party. In her manic state, she played the Morgan-Freeman-esque detective as she and Lexi tried to work out Jules’s motivation for helping Nate. Rue figured out that Nate had catfished Jules but didn’t realize he was blackmailing her. She believed Jules had fallen for Nate. She went to Fezco, hoping he would use his gun to scare Nate. Fezco told Nate to stop messing with Rue and her friends or he would kill him. At the end of the episode, Fezco and Ashtray frantically flushed drugs while the cops were outside.
In her depressive state, Rue stayed in bed and watched Love Island. She didn’t leave her room after she rudely confronted her mother’s date. Rue’s depression prevented her from urinating. Her mother found her writhing on the floor and took care of her. Rue suggested going back on her medication.
Like a Dream
Jules claimed to be sick and was out of school for a week. She texted Rue to let her know everything was fine, but she would be visiting a friend in LA. When her friends asked how she was doing after the move, Jules wanted to avoid the subject. However, she told them about Rue, obviously smitten. Jules hooked up with Anna, who reminded her of Rue.
Rue gave us insight on Cassie’s background. Her parents had an unhappy marriage. After a car accident where he was drunk, her father became addicted to pain medication. She and Lexi lost touch with him. When Cassie last saw him, he’d clearly become a junkie.
Cassie gathered her friends and sister around. She needed advice on if she should tell McKay about making out with Daniel. They all advised her against it. Cassie insisted that she felt too guilty. After they left, Cassie told Lexi that she was pregnant. When Cassie went to McKay, he told her she would make a good mother, but not now.
At the Halloween party, Kat had sex with Daniel. He had been her childhood boyfriend. Unfortunately, he hadn’t remembered it that way.
At Cassie’s, Maddy and Kat got into a vicious argument that led to Kat storming out and the advice council dissolving. At home, she cammed for her anonymous big spender. He disguised his voice and blacked out his camera. She took off all her clothes but soon shut her laptop.
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