Fezco Beats Nate to a Pulp in the Season 2 Premiere of 'Euphoria' — Why?

Leila Kozma - Author

Jan. 10 2022, Published 9:06 a.m. ET

Angus Cloud and Jacob Elordi
Source: Getty Images

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for the Season 2 premiere of Euphoria.

A cursed bathroom hookup, a near overdose, and a bloody fight between Fezco (Angus Cloud) and Nate (Jacob Elordi) were just some of the things captured in the positively explosive Season 2 premiere of Euphoria.

Taking a leaf from Harmony Korine's book, the episode captured Rue's (Zendaya) drug-fuelled demise, Cassie's (Sydney Sweeney) latest act of betrayal, and Fezco's attempt to teach Nate a lesson.

Article continues below advertisement

Fezco beat up Nate to a pulp in the Season 2 premiere of 'Euphoria.' Why?

The Season 2 premiere of Euphoria kicks off with a handful of sepia-toned scenes offering a glimpse into Fezco's formative years, casting a light on his relationship (aka business partnership) with his bossy grandmother (Kathrine Narducci, of The Sopranos fame).

As viewers learn from the voiceover, Ashtray (Javon Walton) became a part of the family seemingly by accident after Fezco and his grandma found him on the floor of their apartment back when he was a baby.

Article continues below advertisement

Next up: Rue accompanies Fez to his latest business dealings, watching Faye (Chloe Cherry), a side character blissfully oblivious to the flow of time — she doesn't know it's New Year's Eve — shoot up heroin.

But the scene is far from the most harrowing. In the last seconds of the Season 2 premiere, Fez smashes a bottle against Nate's head before giving him a beating.

Article continues below advertisement

Why does Fez want to kill Nate? Why does Fez hate Nate?

Fez issued Nate an ultimatum in Season 1 of Euphoria, urging him to leave Rue and her friends alone. The two characters have long struggled to see eye to eye, but tensions only reached fever pitch in the Season 2 premiere of Euphoria. The fight left a lasting impression on fans.

"Fez beating on Nate is the funniest thing ever. Fez is putting in work on God," tweeted @kleah_winton.

"Ashtray killing Mouse, Rue doing heroin and almost dying again, Cassie and Nate hooking up, Rules becoming official and Fez rocking Nate ... all in the premiere?!" tweeted @eliwhit_.

Article continues below advertisement
Source: YouTube

The Season 2 premiere of 'Euphoria' also captures Nate's (Jacob Elordi) hookup with Cassie (Sydney Sweeney).

Unable to forgive Jules (Hunter Schafer) for leaving her at the train station, Rue goes on a drug-fuelled bender that almost culminates in a cardiac arrest. Elsewhere, Nate gives Cassie a ride to the New Year's Eve party before hooking up with her in the bathroom — which is where Maddy (Alexa Demie) almost finds the illustrious pairing.

Article continues below advertisement

Too panicked, Cassie hides in the bathtub — which is where she ends up spending most of the episode. Fez and Lexi exchange phone numbers a few seconds before Fez takes it upon himself to teach Nate a lesson.

Long story short: The Season 2 premiere ends with Nate lying on the floor covered in blood. What will happen next?

Catch new episodes of Euphoria every Sunday on HBO Max to find out.

More from Distractify

Latest Euphoria News and Updates

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 Distractify. Distractify is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.