Euphoria (2019– )
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Rue returns home from rehab and meets Jules; Nate and Maddy attempt to make each other jealous; Kat is pressured to lose something.


Augustine Frizzell


Sam Levinson (teleplay by), Sam Levinson (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zendaya ... Rue Bennett
Maude Apatow ... Lexi Howard
Angus Cloud ... Fezco
Eric Dane ... Cal Jacobs
Alexa Demie ... Maddy Perez
Jacob Elordi ... Nate Jacobs
Barbie Ferreira ... Kat Hernandez
Nika King ... Leslie Bennett
Storm Reid ... Gia Bennett
Hunter Schafer ... Jules Vaughn
Algee Smith ... Chris McKay
Sydney Sweeney ... Cassie Howard
Alanna Ubach ... Suze
Lukas Gage ... Tyler
John Ales ... David Vaughn


Teenager Rue Bennett returns home from rehab after having overdosed, and immediately buys more drugs from her friend Fezco. Jules is a new girl in town taking summer school. Her classmate Kat invites her to a party hosted by a popular college football player, Chris McKay. Jules initially declines, opting instead to meet up with an older man from a hookup app. Rue gets home late one night and her mother forces her to take a drug test. In order to pass it, Rue acquires clean urine by asking her childhood friend Lexi for some of hers. McKay and his friend Nate talk about their classmate Cassie's sexual past and it is discovered that Cassie and McKay are dating. The man Jules meets is revealed to be Nate's father. She lies about her age and the two have sex; afterwards she makes her way to the party. At the party, Maddy, who recently broke up with Nate, has sex with Tyler in order to make Nate jealous. Jules almost attacks Nate after he continually harasses her. Upon leaving, she runs ... Written by Aaron Kyle

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Worth the hype
16 October 2019 | by mfarinSee all my reviews

This is a brilliant and realistic portrayal of modern day high school life. The pilot is what got me hooked. I have never encountered such beautiful cinematography and visuals for a show. The music is incredible and adds so much depth to each scene. Zendaya leads the cast in a haunting performance. This is the first time I've ever seen drug addiction and it's devastating effects captured brutally honest on screen. You get inside Rues head and what it's like to be an addict. You get an inside look at the chaos and destruction and heartbreak at the center of addiction and the lives of those who love an addict.

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16 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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