When will 'Euphoria' Special Part 2 air? Here's what to expect in Jules-centric episode
Not only is Hunter Schafer the main actor for the episode, but she has also co-written this second standalone special with 'Euphoria' creator Sam Levinson and is serving as the co-executive producer
The second of two special episodes of the Emmy winning HBO drama series 'Euphoria' will debut on Sunday, January 24, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The episode will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
The special episode directed by Sam Levinson, titled 'F*ck Anyone Who's Not A Sea Blob' is unofficially being called "Part 2: Jules". It will follow Jules (played by Hunter Schafer) over the Christmas holiday as she reflects on the year she has had. This not only includes her romance-tinged friendship with Rue but also her traumatic encounters with Nate and his dad, Cal.
The character of Jules has certain ideas about 'proving her feminity' that buys into the idea that if dominant 'alpha males' find her desirable, she is closer to achieving femininity. Since the episode will focus on Jules and some of the inner conflicts of the character transitioning from male to female, Schafer does triple duty. Not only is she the main actor for the episode, but she has also co-written this second standalone special with 'Euphoria' creator Sam Levinson and is serving as the co-executive producer.
Part 2 will be a mirror episode to Part 1, which was a Rue-centric standalone episode. In Part 1, Zendaya, who plays Rue, found herself confiding in her sponsor, played by Colman Domingo, in a diner seemingly right after the events of the season 1 finale. The episode has been described as a love letter to addicts and a welcome helpline to those struggling to keep sober during the holidays. It is also being seen as a wonderful showcase for Zendaya's Emmy-winning acting skills. However, some fans have criticized Part 1 for being too stripped down and bare bones, unlike the 'Euphoria' they got used to in Season 1.
The Part 2 special might soothe these disgruntled fans since Jules is in New York, immersed in finding herself. So some of the show's signature glitter, dreamy visuals and killer music might find their way into the second special. But Jules might find herself feeling just as isolated as Rue among the glitter and the music. In some ways, the visual contrast between the two episodes might help audiences get into the state of mind of both lead characters before Season 2 starts. We can also hope for a possible reunion at the end of the second special episode.
The first special episode debuted Sunday, December 6, on HBO and had an early streaming premiere on HBO Max starting Friday, December 4. Both special episodes were produced under COVID-19 guidelines. 'Euphoria' received three Primetime Emmy Awards this year, including Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series for Zendaya, Outstanding Contemporary Makeup and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
The 'Euphoria' Part 2 special 'F*ck Anyone Who's Not A Sea Blob' will debut on Sunday, January 24, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.