Fans and the students of Euphoria High School finally watched Lexi’s play in Monday’s Euphoria episode. And holy fucking shit, it was everything. Obviously, huge spoilers here so don’t keep reading unless you’ve watched this week’s episode or don’t mind getting spoiled one of the most satisfying moments in the whole series.
Lexi (Maude Apatow) had been writing the play in the background this entire season. It was based on the lives of her and the other students of Euphoria High School from her perspective as the quiet one in the room. And it absolutely exposed them.
The actual people the play’s characters were based on — Rue (Zendaya), Cassie (Sydney Sweeney), Maddy (Alexa Demie), Kat (Barbie Ferriera) and Nate (Jacob Elordi) as well as Cassie and Lexi’s mum (Alanna Ubach) — were sitting in the audience. Lexi played a fictional version of herself.
And the best part? She absolutely took down certified douchebag Nate with just one scene.
Ethan (Austin Abrams) played the character in Lexi’s play that was meant to resemble Nate.At the end of the episode, he performed an extremely homoerotic, borderline pornographic dance number to Bonnie Tyler‘s “Holding Out For A Hero” with the other dudes in the gym. They grinded against each other, squirting water from water bottles on each other’s chests like they were cumming, moaned intensely and wiggled their asses in the air.
It was Good Shit and it gave what it needed to give. But it was also satisfying to see Lexi dunk on the guy with a God complex who made a living ruining other kids’ lives. And we thought Fez (Angus Cloud) smashing a beer bottle over Nate’s head was the biggest He Had It Coming since Chicago.
Nate then ran out of the auditorium as the crowd gave Ethan and the boys a standing ovation. Cassie chased after Nate and told him she had no idea that Lexi was going to embarrass Nate in the play like that.
He felt she was lying because Lexi is her sister and they literally lived in the same bedroom up until a few days ago. Nate then told Cassie to pack her things and get TF out of his house.
The way I screamed at this. The two most hated characters got a big slice of karma pie. I cannot stress how fucking good it felt to watch.
The internet literally imploded at Monday’s Euphoria episode and agree with Maddy, Lexi is the “fucking G”. Here were the best tweets about Lexi’s play.
— Arisela (@maybesumday) February 21, 2022
— s (@saevors) February 21, 2022
Ethan’s back after carrying Lexi’s entire play 🤣👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Y7BnabMEbg
— gothbaby (@theegothbabe) February 21, 2022
Lexi Spike Lee Howard.
— Tittygate 2023 (@jiggyjayy2) February 21, 2022
The way TikTok showing us Part 30 of the Women Who Could End Nate Jacobs. And never considered Lexi.
— 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙨? (@patriezia) February 21, 2022
— Janya (@Janya_Sindhu) February 21, 2022
— Sharpay’s Corner (@sharpayscorner) February 21, 2022
the highlight of the episode was cassie & lexi’s mom + rue’s reactions to the play
— yara CHECK PINNED (@akimonets) February 21, 2022
— Red (@Red_Loopez) February 21, 2022
— YES (@idk_ijustpost) February 21, 2022
WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT Lexi and Ethan hyping up in the green room
— vaish (@pinkramen2) February 21, 2022
LEXI’S MOM… WE STAN!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/6GzzRQQ9ra
— Euphoria News (@EuphoriaHBONews) February 21, 2022
The episode ended with a lingering shot of Cassie staring into the auditorium and breathing heavily against the glass as the words “To Be Continued” appeared on the screen. That to me suggests we only just watched act one of Lexi’s play which if true then holy. fucking. shit. Let’s go, babyyy.
— Becks (Taylor’s Version)🦬 ☘️ (@Beck2142) February 21, 2022
— blueberry dylan 🫐 (@user04838381717) February 21, 2022
— Abigail Mowery (@mowery_abigail) February 21, 2022
FUCK THE “TO BE CONTINUED” SHIT BRO WHAT THE FUCK
— bell⋆ 🪐 (@spiderlingdaya) February 21, 2022
— best coast bella (@CupUhTee) February 21, 2022
— ♌︎ (@ZEEKDASLEEZE) February 21, 2022
In the meantime, you can catch up on Euphoria or rewatch the incredible Tony-award-winning production on Binge.