Season two of Mike White’s delightful satire White Lotus It started the same way as the first: a corpse (this time: more than one) turned up at a luxury resort. Both seasons use the murder mystery in the background as a gateway into the hilarious, tragic, and infuriating lives of the 1% who do everything but have fun while vacationing in the most beautiful places in the world.
The HBO show once again escalated with each new episode, sparking tons of fan theories about whose bodies washed up on the shore in the finale, and now we’ve finally got the answers.
Conspiracy against Tanya
It was becoming clear that Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge) and Portia (Haley Lu Richardson) were heading towards danger on their journey to Palermo. Jack (Leo Woodall), Quentin (Tom Hollander) and his group of “top gays” trapped Portia in a hotel away from their yacht to leave Tanya alone. When Portia wakes up, she realizes that Jack has most likely stolen her phone and takes the opportunity to use Jack’s to warn Tanya that they are in danger. Recalling the photo that Quentin and her husband Greg (John Gries) saw the night before, Tanya eventually realizes that the two men are probably plotting to take her money, dead or alive.
As the yacht approaches the shores of Terramina, Quentin tells Tanya that they will be in the water a little longer and that Niccolo (Stefano Gianino), the handsome young cocaine dealer with whom he had been partying the night before, will return by boat alone under the moonlight. gesture. Tanya tells the men she has to go to the bathroom as she watches her options approach her, immediately grabs Niccolo’s suspicious bag from the dinner table and locks herself in her bedroom. In a panic, she slits the bag and finds string, duct tape, and a gun. Quentin, Niccolo and The others discover they’ve been caught and go to confront Tanya, but Tanya shoots them all in a blaze of victory, in pure desperation.
an operatic tragedy
A distraught Tanya investigates the massacre, and as she plans her escape, she discovers that the lifeboat is far away. In a dress and high heels, Tanya tries to jump dozens of times and land successfully on the boat, but she hits the railing of the boat and limps into the water.
And with that, it turns out he was the casualty of the standout character in season one and the only guest returning to the White Lotus in season 2. It is Tanya who appears before Daphne (Meghann Fahy) in the replay of the season’s opening scene. And the star ensemble for the remainder of the season are all in relatively good shape compared to Tanya, despite rumors of their impending demise. And with this surprise shock, it’s impossible to tell what sharp turns Mike White will have for the recently announced third season.
As for the other guests, Ethan (Will Sharpe) confronts Harper (Aubrey Plaza) about whether he and Cameron (Theo James) are making fun of him behind his back; she finally admitted to kissing him, but refrained from having sex. Ethan, still enraged by the incident, battles Cameron at sea. After the fight, Ethan tells Daphne about his suspicions. It takes him to a remote island where what happens is left to the imagination of the viewer. Later, Ethan and Harper passionately make love in their hotel bed and apparently make up.
Portia is taken to the airport by Jack, where he gives her her phone back. She advises she not to return to the hotel and ask questions, as there are “powerful people” involved in her plan to steal Tanya’s money. He walks away, leaving her alone in the dark.
All on board
Albie gives the money to Lucia after convincing her father to give her $50,000 in exchange for helping her win back her father. After spending the night together, he leaves her early the next morning and her story about her dangerous pimp is revealed to be just a lie. After sleeping with Valentina, the manager of the hotel, she was joined by Mia, the new singer in White Lotus. Having survived her relationship, Valentina is more polite and kind to her co-workers.
As in season one, everyone returns to the airport. Ethan, Harper, Cameron and Daphne seem satisfied. All of the Di Grasso men line up and look at an attractive woman passing by, suggesting they haven’t really changed. Albie spots Porta and starts a conversation. They get their phone number and board the plane. The scene then plays out over the last credits, as the Italian version of “The Best Things in Life are Free” as Mia and Lucia enthusiastically walk down the Sicilian street brimming with money and happiness.
RIP Tanya. We’ll miss Jennifer Coolidge in season three, but we can’t wait to see what Mike White has in store for the next guest group.