Warning: This article contains spoilers for Season 2, Episode 6 of Euphoria.
Usually with Euphoria, there are a ton of things going through our minds as we move on to a new episode. This week many of us were worried about Rue (Zendaya) – is she home safe? What was the fallout from last week’s harrowing episode?
And also – just as important – what was Maddy (Alexa Demie) going to do now that she knew the truth about her best friend Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and ex-boyfriend Nate (Jacob Elordi)?
As these questions continued to swirl in our minds, another (arguably more pressing) question has lingered over the past few weeks: where the hell are Lexi (Maude Apatow) and Fez (Angus Cloud)?
They quickly became the “shipped” relationship of the season after their wholesome exchange in the first episode, and fans were quick to voice their concerns about not seeing them onscreen together on a regular basis.
Good, Euphoriathe most recent episode of – titled A Thousand Little Trees of Blood – maybe all about drama, trauma, addiction, friendships and betrayal. But we say, ignore all that for a second and cherish the show’s little slice of positivity.
That’s right: let’s take a moment for Lexi and Fez in this episode.
Being a much more level-headed and mature sister than Cassie, Lexi begins to think that her next production of Oklahoma! may actually impact Cassie. In this episode, Cassie is nothing but a downward spiral – even going so far as to say that Rue’s problems are insignificant compared to hers.
While any malicious sister may just persist in her efforts to embarrass her brother, Lexi actually begins to have second thoughts about the play she was excited to play. Of course, she confides in Fez who tells her very simply: “Everyone gets hurt, you know?
“Some people need their feelings hurt sometimes.”
When explaining the plot of its production in Fez, he instantly compares it to support me — a movie they both count as some of their favorites, which they only make after a cute exchange. Fez’s grandmother has it on DVD and just like that, the couple embark on an impromptu movie afternoon.
As if this scene couldn’t get any better, we flash to the end credits of support me roll. This couch scene is intertwined with the drama of the rest of the episode but we return to it with a tearful Lexi indicating how sad the film is.
Fez, in her typical cool, calm and collected way, tries to wipe away her tears: “I think I have something in my fucking eye.”
It may be because support me will always be a perfectly wholesome song or the fact that this pair is literally the embodiment of that very term, but as they start to sing along to it – together, may we add – it’s really just that pinch of purity that we needed in this episode.
And then, as if we needed a reason to gush further, Fez slowly goes to hold Lexi’s hand. There’s no sex, no nudity, no weird underlying tension in the air. While we love these things about Euphoria Usually, this scene (as trivial as it may seem) left us with a smile almost as big as Lexi’s.
Yes, the magic of it all was quickly unraveled by the revelation that Custer is now working with the police to catch Fez and Ashtray for Mouse’s murder. But back to the positivity (we’ll deal with that mess next week) – viewers were gushing as much as we were for this story.
Have we ever seen two Euphoria do the characters look so shamelessly happy?
We feel like we’ve been waiting for this romance to unfold for ages:
If there was ever a scene that hit us squarely, it’s this one, hands down:
The holding hand just topped off an already beautiful scene:
And as this user says, the whole scene was really “just what [we] needed”:
Episodes 1–6 of Euphoria season 2 is now available to watch and will also air weekly on Sky Atlantic and the NOW streaming service. Flux Euphoria with a NOW Entertainment subscription.