Euphoria’s second season’s fifth episode saw chaos ensue as Rue (Zendaya) went through her most turbulent time yet. Opening with Jules (Hunter Schafer) telling Leslie (Nika King) that Rue has relapsed, the latter’s drug stash gets destroyed which leads to a confrontation.
Rue has a violent breakdown during which she damages her home and cuts off her friends. The character quickly ends up on the run after Leslie attempts to take her to rehab again, which results in Rue experiencing withdrawal.
After stealing drugs and jewellery, Leslie stages an intervention alongside Suze (Alanna Ubach), Lexi (Maude Apatow), Cassie (Sydney Sweeney), Maddy (Alexa Demie) and Kat (Barbie Ferreira).
Feeling attacked, Rue exposes Cassie’s relationship with Nate – which swiftly leads to a fight between Maddy and Cassie. When Rue turns to Fezco (Angus Cloud) for help, things take a turn for the worst when he catches her trying to steal his grandmother’s medication.