Euphoria Season 2 fixes and improves Lexi after failing S1

Maude Apatow’s Lexi seems to have a stronger storyline in Euphoria season 2, bringing one of the show’s best characters front and center.

Lexi Howard (Maude Apatow) seems to have a bigger storyline in Euphoria season 2, giving one of the show’s most interesting characters a chance to shine after being cut out of season 1. Euphoria follows an eclectic cast of characters, most of whom are students at East Highland High School. When Euphoria created in 2019, the show generated a lot of controversy due to its adamant look at the rowdy group of teenagers centered around Zendaya’s Rue. While the characters deal with hot-button issues like addiction, sex in the age of social media, and a myriad of other issues, one character in particular has been cast as an outsider from the start.


Lexi is featured in one of the most humorous scenes at the premiere of Euphoria season 1. When Rue has to take a drug test out of rehab, she runs to Lexi’s house and asks for her drug-free pee. While Lexi is annoyed by the request, she eventually relents, in part because she and Rue have been friends since kindergarten. However, throughout the season, Lexi, who is Sydney Sweeney’s sister Cassie, is largely left out in favor of Euphoriathe most savage characters of – a snub that many consider a mistake for the series. Now, Euphoria season 2 seems to rectify this by giving Lexi a bigger role.

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the Euphoria The Season 2 premiere centers on a massive New Years Eve party, and like the rest of the cast, Lexi is here to ring in the year 2022. After striking up a conversation with drug dealer Fez (Angus Cloud), the pair has instant chemistry that hints at a potential romantic subplot for the unlikely pair. Lexi largely served as the audience’s proxy in Season 1, rolling eyes at her sister, Rue, and their friends, but, now, it looks like Lexi will be at the heart of the matter thanks to her potential relationship with Fez.

Lexi is played by Maude Apatow, the daughter of comedy director Judd Apatow, and while she’s done well with the material she’s been given, it always seems like Lexi might have something more to do. After Fez’s violent confrontation with Nate Jacobs in the season premiere, it looked like Lexi might be put off by his actions, but Euphoria episode 2 sees Lexi going to the gas station in Fez to warn her that Nate’s father knows what Fez has done. This is consistent with Lexi’s caring demeanor she’s had thus far, while inserting her into the drama in a way she’s never been before.

Notice for Euphoria season 2 also seems to hint at an arc for Lexi that goes beyond a relationship with Fez. Lexi will put on a play in Euphoria season 2, with the character coming out of his shell and leading his comrades in what appears to be a truly inventive stage show in line with Euphoria‘s bombastic sensibilities. Euphoria is consistently hailed as one of the best shows on HBO right now and that’s largely thanks to Zendaya’s portrayal of Rue. Still, it’s clear the show has always needed fuller, three-dimensional characters and Lexi is the perfect vehicle for that, something that HBO Euphoria finally begins to recognize.

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