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How ‘Euphoria; Uses Dreamlike Visuals to Capture Self-Destruction

I don’t think I could ever get over how beautiful this ending sequence was.

Euphoria is a state of mind. It’s the state of mind we are in as we watch the beauty and chaos and violence unfold in front of us, reaching out to hold us close and tell us everything is fine for just one, singular moment.

Editor’s note: spoilers for Euphoria.

For Rue (Zendaya), her intoxicated state of bliss plunges the world around her into a vivid hallucination, and no trip has been more affecting than her downward spiral at the end of episode 4 in the second season. Rue imagines herself in the arms of a church singer (Labrinth) and then her late father.

The episode concludes with a stunning montage that bounces from character to character, observing their respective crises through Rue’s euphoric lens. The sequence is breathtaking, allowing the show to flex its fantastical dream logic through a series of memorable images.

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Author: Alyssa Miller
This article comes from No Film School and can be read on the original site.

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