For fans of Euphoria, the hot series in the upcoming second season captures Rue Bennett lifting a suitcase of drugs. A perplexing scene indeed, analyzing the scene further Rue Bennett also known as Zendeya in the movie character, is seen walking into an a narcotics meeting, behind her is a suitcase and Colman Domingo’s Ali’s question clears the air.
“So Rue, the $64,000 question is, what’s in the suitcase?” Colman Domingo’s Ali asks.
By the end of the trailer, we get the answer: a whole lot of drugs. What got Rue to the point of seemingly becoming an all-out drug dealer is unclear, and it looks like season two of the hit show is going to take us on that journey.
The HBO hit’s official trailer, had ben released on Monday, and appears to pick up right where things concluded in season 1, which wrapped in August 2019. Rue relapsed in the finale episode and in season 2, she is forced to face the aftermath of her actions.
At one point, Rue’s pal and crush Jules Vaughn asks: “When’d you relapse?”
Meanwhile, Rue’s sponsor Ali begins to question her and catches her coming out of a building with luggage. So, Rue. The $64,000 question is what’s in the suitcase?” Ali asks.
Rue also appears to have made a questionable new friend, who is seen pouring out unidentifiable pills into his hand. “You’re my new favorite person,” she says tells him.
Later in the trailer, Rue informs some of her pals of an “amazing plan” she’s concocted. And while audiences aren’t directly informed of her idea, a woman at one point asks if someone is “ready to do some business.”
Flashes of an unknown person holding a gun, a swarm of police vehicles and Rue getting snatched up are shown in the trailer as well.
But Rue isn’t the only Euphoria character facing hardships. Through tears, Cassie Howard defends herself against some of her classmates in a school bathroom.
“You guys can all judge me if you want,” Cassie says. “But I do not care! I have never, ever been happier!”
Nate Jacobs, is seen purchasing alcoholic beverages in one scene and in the next, he’s screaming at a woman.
“I know that this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating, but I just want to say that there is hope in the young people out there,” she said at the time. “I know that our TV show doesn’t always feel like a great example of that, but there is hope in the young people, and I just want to say to all my peers out there doing the work in the streets: I see you, I admire you, I thank you.”
Previously teasing the show’s sophomore run, series creator Sam Levinson hinted at the darker storylines to come.
“It’s such a brutal season,” Levinson, 36, told Vogue U.K. in its October 2021 issue. “And what I love the most about Z is she’s able to go to those dark places and then as soon as I call cut, she’s hanging out behind the monitor, eating Cheesecake Factory and cracking jokes. She’s also family. We just shoot the shit all day. We talk about the show, the characters, life, movies, politics. She’s one of the most grounded human beings I know.”
Season 2 of Euphoria premieres Jan. 9 on HBO and HBO Max.