Spoilers forward for “The White Lotus”!
The stunning final 5 minutes of Episode 5 of the second season of “The White Lotus” could make some yell “Uncle!” at HBO.
The present veered into “House of the Dragon” territory within the “That’s Amore” episide when in a closing scene, Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge) sneaks out of her room in the midst of the evening to find her new good friend Quentin (Tom Hollander) having intercourse along with his nephew Jack (Leo Woodall). To make issues even weirder, Jack has been hooking up with Tanya’s assistant, Portia (Haley Lu Richardson).
The bonkers twist appears eerily just like a scene in Season 1 of “The White Lotus” wherein resort supervisor Armond (Murray Bartlett) is caught within the act along with his younger worker Dillon (Lukas Gage).
Mike White, the present’s creator, instructed Selection on Sunday that was exactly his intent — and that the most recent scene was meant to “echo” its predecessor.
He additionally famous to Selection that each scenes in Season 1 and a couple of characteristic a personality strolling in on homosexual intercourse behind closed doorways and each happen two episodes earlier than the finale. It needs to be famous that in Season 1, the one that walks in on Armond is Shane (Jake Lacy), who finally kills Armond. If White really desires to “echo” the scene in Season 2, Tanya could undergo the identical destiny as Shane.
“There’s a pleasure to me as a guy who is gay-ish to make gay sex transgressive again,” White instructed Selection. “It’s dirty… men are having sex and you have this ‘Psycho’ music underneath. It just amuses me.”
He added: “I just think transgressive sex is sexier. I guess I’m old school. There’s this gothic vibe of walking through a haunted hotel or haunted house and people are having sex behind closed doors.”
But, in terms of the burning query that most individuals have relating to the scene — which is whether or not or not Jack is Quentin’s precise nephew — White performed coy.
“Well, you’ll have to see,” he teased.
Regardless of White giving considerably of an elusive rationalization, loads of folks on Twitter have their theories on who Jack really is and the place the story is headed. Verify them out beneath!