In a new episode of The White Lotus, Tanya McQuaid (Jennifer Coolidge) wonders if she has been ‘cursed’ by Belinda (Natasha Rothwell) from season one.
Tanya and Jon Gries’s Greg Hunt are the only characters to return from the first season, which was set at a White Lotus resort in Maui, Hawaii.
This season is set at another White Lotus resort in Sicily, as Tanya – whose husband Greg left her alone to return to Denver for work – wonders whether Belinda may have ‘cursed’ her, While the tension starts rising between all the other couples.
Cursed: A new episode of The White Lotus from the first season finds Tanya McCoid (Jennifer Coolidge) wondering if she’s ‘cursed’ by Belinda (Natasha Rothwell)
Tension: This season is set at another White Lotus resort in Sicily, as Tanya – whose husband Greg left her alone to go back to Denver for work – wonders if Belinda has ‘cursed’ her. while tensions rise between all other couples
The episode begins with a naked Lucia (Simona Tabasco) having sex with Alby (Adam DiMarco), after she asks if he is going to cum for her, which he does.
Meanwhile, Portia (Haley Lu Richardson) wakes up in bed with a naked Jack (Leo Woodall) when Tanya calls her and says they are going to Palermo and asks if she has any ‘lovely things’.
Will (Ethan Spiller) wakes up and goes to the bathroom, where he finds a condom wrapper that his wife, Harper (Aubrey Plaza), had received.
He asks what the condom wrapper is and she says, ‘You tell me,’ adding that she found it on his couch yesterday.
‘Well look, it’s not what you think. I have done nothing. It wasn’t me… It was him, I swear to God,’ Will says, which leaves Harper confused.
‘He had sex on the couch? Here? With whom?’ she asks and Will says, ‘These Italian girls we met at the bar. They were prostitutes.’
He says he can’t remember because he was ‘wasted’ and he can’t remember and he was ‘really out of it.’
He says one of them tried to kiss him and he “freaked out” and nothing happened.
‘I went out for a fucking night and you do molly with hookers?’ Harper says.
Will insists that he should be happy about it because it all happened but he didn’t.
Back in Alby’s room, Lucia is getting ready to leave and awkwardly asks if he has his money, saying it is 2,000 for the overnight.
‘I’m sorry, I thought you knew,’ she says to an awkward alibi, who says he didn’t know.
She says he is good and he didn’t know and doesn’t have to pay, but she says there is a mad man who asks her for money.
She says she will understand if he doesn’t want to see her again but he insists that he likes her and wants to see her again.
She gives him a kiss before leaving Alby’s hotel room as he is clearly conflicted.
Tanya and Portia are having breakfast, Tanya asks Portia if she thinks she’s clueless.
‘Sometimes I think I should have started a spa for poor women with that girl from Maui. You know, ’cause she was like a real doctor. the real deal. But you know, sometimes I think those healers are a little bit of witchcraft. Hmm. Tanya said, maybe he has cursed me.
Alby is at breakfast with Bert and Dom when Alby asks for some money. Dom says he can give him 200 Euros but he says he needs more.
Mia and Lucia walk up to Cameron, Daphne, Harper and Will, saying they rented a car to see some wineries.
‘Yeah get drunk. Maybe we can get some Molly and really rage,’ Harper says before leaving the table, as Will and Cameron exchange an awkward look.
Lucia and Mia talk about the alibi when Valentina passes by and Mia follows her, saying she can sing when Giuseppe is out, but she doesn’t want him to sing.
Dom goes to find Lucia, asking if they are charging stuff in her room and Lucia says she is charging some food and stuff.
Dom says that’s fine but in return she must stop seeing her son and asks him not to say anything about them.
He asks if they went to her father’s room and she says she didn’t… but then says she only went there once.
Dom says it was ‘not nice’ that they went to her room and tells her not to do it again as they parted amicably.
Before leaving for Palermo, Alby runs into Portia as they awkwardly say goodbye before leaving for Palermo with Tanya.
The new episode comes after the Season 2 premiere set an impressive viewership benchmark for a seven-episode season.
The premiere was watched by 1.5 million viewers last Sunday night, a massive 63% increase from the Season 1 premiere on HBO Max and the linear airing on HBO.
Season 1 averaged 9.3M viewers per episode in the US across all platforms
Impressive: New episode after season 2 premiere sets impressive viewership for seven-episode season
The series saw a resurgence in viewing in the weeks leading up to the Season 2 premiere, ranking among the top 5 series on HBO Max last week.
The first season, which premieres in July 2021, received 20 Emmy(R) nominations in 13 categories and 10 wins, the most wins of any program this year, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series.
The series was created, written and directed by Mike White and executive produced by White, David Bernard and Mark Kamine.
Resurgence: The series saw a resurgence in viewing in the weeks leading up to the Season 2 premiere, ranking among the top 5 series on HBO Max last week
Season 2 cast members include F.B. Murray Abraham, Jennifer Coolidge, Adam DeMarco, Beatrice Grano, Meghan Fahey, Jon Gries, Tom Hollander, Sabrina Impaciatore, Michael Imperioli, Theo James, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Will Sharpe, Simona Tabasco. and Leo Woodall.
Like previous seasons, the Season 2 premiere introduces a death mystery, which will presumably be resolved at the end of the season.
The premiere begins with Meghan Fahy’s Daphne going out to sea on her last day at The White Lotus in Sicily, where she discovers a dead body floating in the water.
Cast: Season 2 cast includes F.B. Murray Abraham, Jennifer Coolidge, Adam DeMarco, Beatrice Grano, Meghan Fahey, Jon Gries, Tom Hollander, Sabrina Impaciatore, Michael Imperioli, Theo James, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Will Sharpe, Simona. Tabasco, and Leo Woodall