The White Lotus Season 2 Ep 3 is the third instalment of the second season of an American comedy-drama anthology television series created by Mike White for HBO. It follows the guests and employees of the fictional White Lotus resort chain, whose stay becomes affected by their various dysfunctions. The first season is set in Hawaii and the second season is set in Sicily.
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Entitled “Bull Elephants”, The White Lotus Season 2 Ep 3 takes a long hard look at marriage and relationships as the story unfolds and reveals more about the various key characters featured. Thematically, there is a disconnect between the idealised marriage relationship being sold by society and the actual reality. This theme is represented by the various marriages relationships seen in this season, in particular between Cameron + Daphne and Ethan + Harper.
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In previous episodes, Harper has been concerned by the negative impact that socialising with Cameron & Daphne may have with regards to her relationship with Ethan. It is clear that the couple hardly have any sex whatsoever and the tension is palpable. Into this scenario, Daphne proposes a girls outing, leaving the boys to have a bro night out, that would inevitably include cheating with the local prostitutes. Though Ethan effectively abstains, Harper’s perception of the night out will be key moving forward.
For Tanya, this chapter finds her unraveling once again as Greg leaves the resort and returns to the USA, ostensibly for work commitments. This puts her in a deep blue funk and Portia is required to attend to her hand and foot again. This conflict will no doubt not end all if allowed to fester. Portia is the target of affection from Alby but it does appear that she is less than enamoured by his attentions. Yet another possible time bomb.
The White Lotus Season 2 Ep 3 moves the plot and characters nicely forward as we get ever closer to that explosive outcome that was teased at the beginning. Recommended!
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