Euphoria season 2 premiered on Sunday, 9 January 2022, with Lexi and Fezco getting unexpectedly cosy at the party. The potential romance now has fans concerned as they’re unsure how old Lexi is in the show – we’re here to answer that question.
Euphoria has finally returned on HBO after almost 18 months. Zendaya only just graced our screens as MJ in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and now she’s reprising her role of Rue, a 17-year-old recovering drug addict.
Relationships are sure to get messy this season but, before that begins, Euphoria has teased fans with sweet interactions between Fezco (Angus Cloud) and Lexi (Maude Apatow.). However, some aren’t too excited about the budding romance given the characters’ age.
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What happened between Lexi and Fezco?
The first episode gives viewers a back story of Fez and his turbulent beginnings via a flashback to his childhood in which he is raised by his drug-dealing grandmother. Euphoria has yet to explore the character of Lexi, so we predict she’ll be getting a story of her own soon.
At the New Year’s Eve party, she can’t find Cassie after the pair argue in the car while her older sister is tipsy.
Fed up with her antics, Lexi sits down on a sofa next to Fez, to which he says: “Lexi. I like that, that’s a nice name.”
The pair strike up a conversation and after she unleashes her historical knowledge, it’s clear sparks are flying between the unlikely couple. He even called her “fearless” – what a flirt.
By the end of the night, they exchange numbers, leaving viewers dying for more interaction between them.
Alarmed fans on Twitter
Euphoria was known for addressing adult themes in the last season, so season 2 won’t be any different.
Even Zendaya issued a warning to followers on Instagram prior to the premiere, writing:
“This season, maybe even more so than the last, is deeply emotional and deals with subject matter that can be triggering and difficult to watch. Please only watch it if you feel comfortable.”
Drugs, sex and violence are already common matters in the HBO series, but some viewers are now concerned fans are shipping a relationship between an adult and a minor.
Here at The Focus, we love a bit of romance – especially for fan-favourite Fez – but this pairing? We’re not too sure about that!
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How old is Lexi in Euphoria?
According to Euphoria Wiki, Lexi is 17 years old. Fez, on the other hand, is in his 20s.
The location of Euphoria has never been stated explicitly but the show is filmed in Los Angeles and Ulysses S Grant High School in Valley Glen, California, is a location. With this in mind, the legal age of consent in California is 18.
Fez, you better watch what you’re doing.