We're super worried about Rue Bennett because of this troubling 'Euphoria' fan theory

That lover montage isn't so blissful after all...

Zendaya as Rue Bennett in Euphoria season 2
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Let's face it: we're totally consumed by Rue Bennett. 

Now that Euphoria season 2 is afoot, and the subject matter is growing darker each week, we all have concerns about Zendaya's leading role. 

What was meant to be a source of levity in the episode 4 lover montage actually is actually making us terribly worried about Rue's fate. Most of us saw a cute couple's nod to famous rom-coms. One eagle-eyed fan saw trouble. 

Allow us to explain...



What is the Rue Bennett fan theory?

Rue and Julies are smitten—though at times turbulent—and the couple portrayed famous rom-com duos in the fourth episode's lover montage. We catch the two recreating famous scenes from Titanic, Ghost, Brokeback Mountain and Snow White, a.k.a. a few of our favorites. 

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Most of us were charmed by the sequence, but one clever Twitter user has picked up on something worrisome. Do you notice how Rue portrays the characters from the popular films who end up passing away? Anyone else a little shaken after this realization? 

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Now that the comment has gained traction in the Twitterverse, other fans are weighing in with possible clues from previous episodes that we might've missed. For one, Rue and Jules dressed as Romeo and Juliet on Halloween, and we all know how that turns out. 

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There are also scenes in which Rue envisions her own funeral, which is incredibly frightening and heartbreaking. 

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Are the creators of the teen drama series trying to foreshadow what's to come? Would it even be possible to have Euphoria without Rue? Can we possibly take that kind of heartbreak?

Zendaya has reiterated that the sophomore installment of the series is darker than its debut, and perhaps fans are going to have to encounter even more difficulty leading up to the season finale. 

"I know I’ve said this before, but I do want to reiterate to everyone that Euphoria is for mature audiences. 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," the actress wrote on Instagram. "Please only watch it if you feel comfortable. Take care of yourself and know that either way you are still loved." 

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Rue, please take care of yourself. 

The drama streams on Sunday nights at 9pm on HBO and HBO Max. Season two will conclude on February 27, 2022.

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