Did [SPOILER] Really Die In Euphoria's Season 2 Finale? (2024)

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Warning! Spoilers forEuphoria season 2 below.

Euphoria season 2 was always heading towards a tragic conclusion, but the potential death of Ashtray was a shocking turn of events that lays the foundation for Fez's journey in season 3—if the character is really dead. Ashtray was introduced as Fez's young sidekick inEuphoria season 1, a pre-teen drug dealer that proved to be one of the show's most outlandish additions. AfterEuphoriasidelined characters like Lexi, Fez, and Ashtray, the trio got their due in season 2, with an unlikely relationship developing betweenthe older teens while Ashtray got to show off a different side to his character.

This side included a propensity for intimidation and violence as Ashtray murdered Mouse, Fez's drug supplier, early on.He also showed no hesitation in beating Cal Jacobs, Nate Jacobs' father, with the butt of a shotgun after he found Cal loitering around their home. This was also coupled with an origin story of sorts for both Fez and Ashtray.Euphoria season 2 opened with an extended flashback centered around Fez and how Ashtray came to be in his life. Of course, this was all setting up a potentiallytragic ending for the beloved character inEuphoriaseason 2.

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As a SWAT team descended on Fez and Ashtray's house after the latter murdered Custer (a fellow drug dealer), Ashtray decided to engage in a shootout with the police that resulted in Fez taking a bullet to the stomach and the police seemingly killing Ashtray. But is he really dead? The answer is unclear as the actual act happens off-camera, but this could be for a few reasons.Euphoria is no stranger to shock value, but killing a child as young as Ashtray onscreen could've been a step too far for the show. There's also other evidence to point at Ashtray surviving.

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Javon Walton, who plays Ashtray inEuphoria season 2, said it's possible that his character survived the SWAT raid on his and Fez's house: "There’s definitely hope for Ashtray to still be alive. Because if there’s somebody who could take a bullet in the show, it’s Ashtray." Still, it would almost make more sense for Ashtray to not have survived.Fez was originally going to die inEuphoria season 1, but those plans were scrapped when Angus Cloud's character became a fan favorite. Giving him a storyline wherein he must process the death of the person he's closest to would giveEuphoria the ability to focus on Fez in a way that it hasn't yet before, save for the exploration of Fez and Lexi's relationship inEuphoria season 2.

While the possibility of Ashtray is enticing thanks to Walton's excellent work inEuphoria, keeping him alive would feel antithetical to the ethos of the show, one where it's not afraid to pull punches and really go there when it comes to shocking and traumatic developments. It would also undermine the great work that both Walton and Cloud did in theEuphoria season 2 finale - despite how baffling Ashtray's choice is, the house raid sequence is one of the most riveting of a much quieter episode that ended on a hopeful note for Zendaya's character Rue. Ultimately, whether or not Ashtray is alive is up to show creator and writer Sam Levinson and with a potentially long wait forEuphoria season 3, Ashtray's fate may not be revealed for quite some time.

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Did Rue die in Euphoria season 2? ›

However, we then see Rue in real life hugging the air, so we know she isn't dead yet – but she is very, very intoxicated, and has possibly overdosed on purpose. This leads to our final sequence, a masterful montage of various characters set to another stunning soundtrack creation by Labrinth.

Who died at the end of season 2 Euphoria? ›

In an explosive scene involving a S.W.A.T. raid, Fezco (Angus Cloud) is accidentally shot by Ashtray (Javon Walton), which leads Ash to his apparent death.

Will there be a season 3 of Euphoria? ›

HBO renewed Sam Levinson's "Euphoria" for a third season in February 2022. Production has been delayed, but the show is still eyeing a return in 2025. Barbie Ferreira will not return as Kat Hernandez.

Did Fez die at the end of Euphoria Season 2? ›

The episode ends there with Fezco, showing him in dire straits—but, thankfully, alive. Though it would have had temporary shock value, killing Fez off would have been a narratively frustrating move in retrospect.

Why did Rue die? ›

No fan of The Hunger Games can forget Rue's death. After Rue and Katniss work together for a while, Rue falls into a trap that Marvel (Jack Quaid), the District 1 male tribute, sets. While Katniss gets Rue out of the tree, Marvel shows up. Katniss isn't able to save Rue and Marvel stabs and kills Rue.

Did Fezco from Euphoria die? ›

Cloud, who starred as Fezco on the hit HBO series, died of acute intoxication following an accidental overdose, the Alameda County Coroner tells PEOPLE.

Will Fez be in season 3 of Euphoria? ›

Finally, the most significant and tragic development between the second and third seasons of Euphoria was the real-life passing of Angus Cloud, who played Fezco.

Does Rue ever stay clean? ›

Rue's long road ahead

At the end of the season two finale, Rue says in a narration that she stayed clean for the rest of the school year. But psychiatrists who watch Euphoria agree that Rue's longer path to recovery will not be easy—nor would it be if she were a teen in the real world.

Is Fez in love with Rue? ›

Fezco is a young drug dealer, while also running a small shop. He is highlighted by the relationship he has with Rue in the series which is described as "friends". It is later known in the series that he thinks of Rue as his sister and acts in accordance to that revelation.

Is Euphoria based on a true story? ›

Some of the series plot is based on a true story. Skins has been named as an influence on the creators of the series. The show was met with controversy by Israeli officials such as Orli Yehezkel of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council who called for the mini-series to be taken off the air.

Will Cassie be in Euphoria season 3? ›

The Emmy-nominated actress revealed in a Who What Wear cover story that the extra time between Seasons 2 and 3 of the teen drama will give the actress “more room for growth” as a person, which no doubt will be reflected in her character Cassie's arc for the upcoming “wild” installment.

Who is not coming back to Euphoria? ›

Barbie Ferreira, however, will not return to play Kat. She announced her departure from Euphoria on Aug. 24, 2022, with a photo of fan art of her character drawn by her co-star, Hunter Schafer.

Who snitched on Fez? ›

What condition is Fezco in? After the drug dealer named Custer snitched to the police, East Highland SWAT members showed up at Fez and Ashtray's home.

What did Fez write to Lexi? ›

In an interview with Variety, Cloud revealed that the letter was “a congratulations.” “I think the letter was just being like, 'Yo, good job for f------ doing you,'” Cloud said.

Why did Ashtray die? ›

Before Fez could intervene, Ashtray jumped in and slit Custer's throat. Even with Fez insisting he would take the blame for Custer's murder, Ashtray barricaded himself in the bathroom with guns and ammunition, as the police closed in. After a dramatic shootout, Ashtray was shot dead in front of Fez.

Does Rue get clean in season 2? ›

At the end of the season two finale, Rue says in a narration that she stayed clean for the rest of the school year.

Why was Rue sick in season 2? ›

However, many Euphoria fans have taken to the internet to ask one question: why was Rue yawning, sweating and getting sick so much? Well, it turns out, there is a very real reason why she was doing so, since they are common symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

What did Laurie do to Rue? ›

As Rue goes through withdrawal, Laurie tells her she has morphine if she wants it. Laurie then puts Rue into a bath and proceeds to stick a needle in her arm, give her the morphine. She pokes her numerous times, sending Rue into a blacked-out haze.

Does Rue know Jules is a boy? ›

When Does Rue Find Out Jules Is Trans? Rue finds out that Jules is trans in the third episode of Euphoria. In the pivotal scene, Rue came into conflict with Jules because the latter planned to meet with “Shyguy118”, an anonymous guy she met and fell in love with on a dating app.


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