EUPHORIA PART 2: JULES (SPECIAL)
Let’s begin with a little fact regarding my status with Euphoria. Prior to January, Euphoria wasn’t even on my radar. It wasn’t until a free day away from work, waiting for a call about car maintenance that never arrived, that I had the chance to watch half of the first season’s run, and soon after the entire season plus the additional special episode. I have to admit, I fell for the show very quickly. Every episode drew me in and drained me of my emotion until I was exhausted. The first season left off on a rather disappointing cliffhanger, and the first special episode focusing on Rue was a compelling character piece, but it certainly didn’t assist with the questions brought on by the season one closer.
Now we have the second special episode focusing on Jules' side of the story, and similar to the previous special episode, we are given a start with a one on one with Jules and a less familiar participant; in this case we have Jules’ new therapist. Listed on HBO as Special Part 2: Jules and titled, Fuck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob on IMDB, it comes in at the shortest runtime of the series thus far with only 49 minutes. The first half of the episode, to put it simply, just didn’t draw me in like usual. Not because what was happening on screen wasn’t interesting or important but because it didn’t resolve a majority of my questions regarding the end of the first season. The second half however drew me in entirely with more development to Jules’ backstory involving her mother and father, as well as a small dose of Rue.
An entirely engaging story, yet only half of one so far that will truly thrill fans looking for answers. Special Part 2: Jules exceeded my expectations, but just enough to leave me dying for more. With an unknown release for the second season, the second half is certainly a fantastic appetizer for what we may get to see in the future.