'Euphoria' Special Part I: What really happened to the matching Rules tattoos? Fans 'confused and mad'
Fans took to Twitter to express their heartbreak over such a significant milestone in the Rules relationship
The winter special of HBO's gritty, dark, and twisted teen drama 'Euphoria' hit fans like a brick. While this was definitely not the second season and more of a bridge episode between the debut and the upcoming Season 2, fans were left shocked, confused, and moved to tears by some of the revelations made in this episode. For starters, there was no glitter or catchy music, or femme fatale high schoolers walking around owning their bodies. And on the list of things that did not happen turns out the matching tattoos that Rue and Jules got in season 1 actually didn't happen either. It was all in Rue's head.
The confession comes when Rue is sitting contemplating staying alive let alone staying sober in the wake of Jules moving out of her life. It's Christmas Eve and she calls Ali to join her at the diner and thus begins a giant monologue from the man's end who tries to ease Rue down from the bad thoughts and hits her with reality checks and wisdom based on his own life experience to give her hope. The episode begins with Rue imagining what her lie with Jules would have been thus giving us all the warm, fuzzy, domestic Rules vibes our hearts craved for, But the scene then went on to be what is now a very controversially long diner conversation that left fans disappointed as they came here for the glitter and vibe.
But in due course of the conversation, Rue's nature as a self-proclaimed 'unreliable narrator' was also dug up, and thus we found out that the matching 'Rules' tattoo that she and Jules had gotten on the insides of their bottom lip never really happened. Rue just imagine all of that in her head, thus leading us to the question - what else could she have imagined? The unreliability of her narration comes out when Rue recounts how "We kissed, we said I love you, we were gonna get matching tattoos." When Ali counters asking "But did y’all talk about a relationship?" Rue sort of tails off with her answer, after the I love yous. The tattoos were going to happen, but they never really did.
Fans took to Twitter to express their heartbreak over such a significant milestone in the Rules relationship writing: "WAIT IM CONFUSED??? THE LIP TATTOOS WERENT REAL?? or did just rue get it im confused." Another wrote: "Wait... Ur telling me that Rules didn't actually get the matching tattoos? my life is a lie." A third fan expressed anger writing: "wait....so they never actually got those rules tattoos...? I’m so confused and I’m mad this episode is one king convo." A fan even asked: "Did I imagine the Rules tattoo or is Sam Levinson on one??" Our best bet is on Rue's imagination. Sadly, looks like she made it up.
WAIT IM CONFUSED??? THE LIP TATTOOS WERENT REAL?? or did just rue get it im confused #Euphoria— pete davidson stan (@olivia_wildin) December 4, 2020
Wait... Ur telling me that Rules didn't actually get the matching tattoos? 😦😦 my life is a lie #Euphoria— Joanna Forest (@joanne_92) December 4, 2020
wait....so they never actually got those rules tattoos...? i’m so confused and i’m mad this episode is one king convo 🤬 #Euphoria— KB (@kendra_arielle) December 4, 2020
Did I imagine the Rules tattoo or is Sam Levinson on one?? #Euphoria— Grayce (@_grayce__) December 4, 2020
'Euphoria' special 'Part I: Rue' is available for streaming on HBO Max and will premiere again on December 6 at 9 PM only on HBO.