THE QUESTION EVERYONE HAS ON THEIR MIND AFTER WATCHING SEASON 1 FINALE
To recap, after Rue convinced Jules that they should leave the Winter Formal, pack some bags, and skip town, Rue had a change of heart as they were hopping onto the train. It looked like Jules took off (maybe to be with Anna again?), leaving Rue to cry it out all the way home. After finding out why she spent most of Season 1 in a hoodie, we also saw Zendaya get a line ready and take that plunge. Aside from it being a dope display of Zendaya’s talents—the stumbling into the house, the way she interacted with her oblivious mother and sister, all while singing a song that’s so deep into what her character’s gone through—it also a dope metaphor for what appeared to be Rue going through a whole-ass overdose.
First off, she went from snorting a line and falling back on her bed to being pulled up in a room that appeared to have snow falling in it. It was reminiscent of the other sequences from Euphoria where reality is physically distorted when Rue gets high (the tilting room in the pilot comes to mind). Her movements are key, though; the way she’s throwing herself across the room, onto the floor, seemingly convulsing on the floor or while she’s being held up by the previously-mentioned church robe people, which she then ascends and collapses onto.
Now, all of this leads us to one obvious question:
It certainly feels like she got high, OD’d, then died; it’d also fit into one popular theory we’ve seen developing since the beginning of the season: Rue’s always been dead.
That’s an interesting conceit, considering that Rue has been the (unreliable) narrator throughout Season 1, knowing everyone’s business and laying out their stories for the audience during each episode. The signs make sense—there were references to people thinking she was dead right up through the finale, calling her Casper, etc.—and some even say Jules, who has been spotted with angel’s wings on, was Rue’s angel. With so many real-world interactions with people in her peer group, it’s either Rue has been alive the entire time or she’s really good at being a ghost.
Where does that leave us? Unless you’re Euphoria super-fan Leonardo DiCaprio, we imagine it’ll be hard to get info on what Season 2 will behold. For many, Rue been dead. For others, the realization that she may have legit danced with death is a lot to carry. Whatever the case may be, we’ve all grown close to this cast and this series, and it’ll be difficult to wait how many moons before Euphoria returns to HBO for Season 2.
For more visit: https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2019/08/euphoria-season-1-finale-rue-question?utm_source=hive&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hive_email_id_36219&h_sid=54eee48919-5c9d117d4af7c54ae7604392
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