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Jules' Most Heartbreaking Moment From Euphoria Season 2

After a lengthy hiatus, "Euphoria" returned to HBO Max with new episodes at the beginning of 2022. The season picks up where Season 1 left off, where Rue (Zendaya) has gotten back into her drug habit, all while trying to hide it from Jules (Hunter Schafer). Meanwhile, it seems like everyone else at their high school has their lives gradually falling apart, too, as Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) gets into a secretive relationship with Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), seeing as how he's the ex of her best friend Maddy (Alexa Demie).

While everyone's going through something in "Euphoria" Season 2, Jules arguably has the hardest time out of anyone. For much of the season, she remains in the dark that Rue's back on drugs, so in a moment of weakness, she turns romantically to their new friend, Elliot (Dominic Fike). Even when she does learn the truth, she tries to do the right thing by bringing Rue's condition to her family's attention, but that backfires in grand fashion. 

It all leads to what's probably the most heartbreaking Jules moment in all of "Euphoria" Season 2. The character's been through a lot; there's no denying that. But this moment put her through the wringer like never before.

Rue screaming at Jules was tough to watch

In "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 5, "Stand Still Like the Hummingbird," Rue's mother discovers she's back on drugs, and when Rue's finally cognizant, she learns that her mom flushed everything she had. This causes Rue to break down, screaming at her mother, and eventually, she discovers that Jules has been in the house the entire time, listening in. Rue then turns her attention to Jules and berates her in what's arguably one of the most heartbreaking scenes to watch on all of "Euphoria." 

Jules says she loves Rue, and you can feel it in her voice. But Rue doesn't want to hear it. She's angry, and she unleashes all of her fury onto those closest to her, even if it means driving a permanent wedge between them for good. Fans seem to agree, and in one Reddit thread, some viewers point to the Jules-centric special that aired that proves the sequence is even more heartbreaking than what one might realize at first glance. Redditor u/HuhThatsWeird432 points out, "Reminder that Jules was also at a low point when she left Rue at the train station. She gets way too much hate." This is accompanied by screenshots of the Jules special where she says, "I've had a really hard six months. A bunch of s*** all happened at once. If I didn't get out, I was gonna f***ing die."

Jules has dealt with a lot dating Rue, so it makes sense she would try to do the responsible thing and bring the matter to the attention of Rue's mother. While she incurred Rue's wrath, she just wants her to get sober. For someone who wants to do the right thing, it's gut-wrenching to watch her be chewed out by someone she cares so deeply about.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).