Although we have gotten some glimpses at what we are able to anticipate from season two of Euphoria when it returns to HBO on Jan. 9, there are nonetheless loads of issues left to be found. The trailers for the brand new season raised some questions in regards to the characters, like what is going to turn out to be of Rue (Zendaya) getting assist for her dependancy? And why is Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) happier than she’s ever been however nonetheless crying in a rest room? Talking of Cassie, Chris McKay (Algee Smith), her boyfriend from season one, was noticeably absent from the trailers for the brand new season, leaving fans to wonder if he’s still going to be involved in season two. Let’s examine.

What Occurs to McKay in Euphoria Season 1?

We meet McKay within the first season, although he is not as current as the remainder of the kids as a result of he is older and already in school. He is been courting Cassie, however his struggles with school and soccer put a pressure on their relationship. They preserve having a tough time discovering steadiness of their relationship — she pushes for intercourse, he says no, she feels dangerous, and he asks for nudes, and many others. Once they fall into mattress collectively, although, they normally come again to their emotions for one another. Cassie finally ends up pregnant with McKay’s little one, and he would not take the information effectively. He asks her if she plans to maintain it, and he or she responds, “No, I simply wished to dream for some time.” Within the finale, Cassie will get an abortion, however McKay is nowhere to be discovered.

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What Has Algee Smith Mentioned About Returning to Euphoria Season 2?

Again in 2019, Smith spoke a number of instances about his thoughts on an eventual Euphoria season two. He advised Advanced in July 2019, “I am simply prepared to come back again there now that I am seeing the storyline, we are able to see an viewers and watch it as a viewer. I do know precisely how I need to come again and sharpen myself subsequent time, so I am actually excited.” Nonetheless, this was earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic introduced all the things in Hollywood to a halt, delaying season two for fairly a very long time. Manufacturing did not begin till 2021 as an alternative — although Euphoria aired two particular episodes about Rue and Jules (Hunter Schafer).

In a February 2021 interview with Schon, Smith nonetheless appeared ready to get back to McKay for season two. He advised the journal, “I can not look forward to Euphoria season two!! I am excited to get again on set and to be with the Euphoria household once more. So far as what we are able to all anticipate from Chris Mckay…. I can not telllll yooouuu … We truly have not began creating the second season simply but. Hopefully, we are able to get again to work as quickly as COVID clears up!”

However what occurred between then and now could be a thriller as a result of Smith hasn’t posted something on socials about showing within the present’s new season — no trailer, no Instagrams, no behind-the-scenes snippets, nothing. He additionally wasn’t on the season two premiere in early January with the remainder of the forged. After all, this is not to say he hasn’t stored busy all through the pandemic. His new film with Chloe Grace Moretz, Mom/Android, simply hit Hulu on Dec. 17.

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Will Algee Smith Be in Euphoria Season 2?

If McKay’s absence within the new Euphoria promo and Smith’s absence on the season two premiere wasn’t sufficient to have followers apprehensive about his character’s destiny on the present, one in all Smith’s likes on Twitter was the ultimate straw. Smith liked a Dec. 20, 2021, tweet that includes a gif of The Vampire Diaries’ Elena crying with the caption, “No extra McKay.”

Nonetheless, Smith does seem as McKay in a promotional nonetheless for season two, episode one in all Euphoria (pictured above). Smith’s like on Twitter, plus all the opposite indicators, might point out his character is being written out of the present. There’s an opportunity he’ll seem firstly of the season to tie up any unfastened ends with Cassie, however contemplating he would not actually have any sturdy ties to the highschool college students anymore (he is associates with them, however he is not in the identical setting), there’s an opportunity his character will transfer on and deal with school life. Then once more, followers could also be apprehensive about nothing, and Smith’s absence within the Euphoria season two promo and premiere occasion might have been a fluke.

We’ll discover out when the present premieres on Jan. 9 on HBO, however Algee Smith followers are certainly hoping for one of the best.