At the end of Season 2 of “Euphoria,” Jacob Elordi’s Nate Jacobs is in a complicated state of mind. After a tumultuous school year — which begins with him receiving a brutal beating at the hands of drug dealer Fezco (the late Angus Cloud) and during which he has a torrid affair with his ex-girlfriend’s best friend — Nate seems to be trying to mend at least a few fences. After brutalizing said ex-girlfriend, Maddy (Alexa Demie), by threatening her at gunpoint so he can take back a disc containing a sensitive video (specifically, it’s a video of his father, Cal, played by Eric Dane, having sex with his classmate Jules, played by Hunter Schafer), not only does Nate return the disc to Jules and apologize for his cruelty toward her, but he hands evidence of his father’s dalliances with teenagers over to the police and gets his father arrested.
So will any of these plotlines be resolved or addressed when “Euphoria” returns? It’s hard to say. For example, the entanglement between Nate and Maddy’s best friend, Cassie Howard (Sydney Sweeney), was a huge part of the Season 2 narrative, but if there is a big time jump, it might be discarded in favor of something new. Creator Sam Levinson could take the series in basically any direction, but it does seem like a jump into the future might be the right move … especially as these “teenage” actors continue to age.