In the closing minutes of the premiere, you see the character get beaten to a pulp. Nate is far from the most likable character on TV and we’ve seen him do some despicable things; yet, it’s also hard to deny how gruesome and shocking this was. The character’s clearly near-death and it leaves you to wonder how much this experience will shape him, if it even does at all.
If there is one thing that we can say at the moment, though, it’s simply this: Nate isn’t dead for the time being. He’s in the hospital in the promo for episode 2 and that could set the stage for whatever his future holds. We don’t think Euphoria is a show to dabble in things like a black-and-white sense of redemption, so we don’t think his path moving forward is all that easy to navigate. It’s going to be complicated. Most things when it comes to this show are.
What we know a lot of people are saying, at least for now, is that the attack on Nate was a sort of karma for what he put Cassie through during most of the series so far. There are probably a lot of people out there who wish the character would be gone, but it’s not going to be that simple. What happened at the party is likely only the beginning of his season 2 journey, for better or (most certainly) for worse.
What do you think is going to happen with Nate on Euphoria moving forward?
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