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Season Finale of the White Lotus Explained

What a ride it's been. If the finale of HBO Max's White Lotus left you with questions, we've got the answers.


We've reached the final step of the journey in Sicily for HBO Max's The White Lotus created by Mike White, and the season two finale was shocking to say the least. Just to recap, as we headed into the final episode there were lingering questions in the air.


What were Quentin's intentions for Tanya?


Would Albie help Lucia escape the pimp that was blackmailing her?


Did Cameron have sex with Harper?


All these questions were expected to be answered in the season finale, and as far as we know, it seems like they were. But not in the most clear and helpful way. That's why we're here to explain the season two finale of the White Lotus.


What happened between Daphne and Ethan?


After a tech-bro showdown on the beach, Ethan (Will Sharpe) sets off for a walk along the shore with a magically dried t-shirt. He stumbles into Daphne, who is soaking the Sicilian sun before it's time to leave. It doesn't take long for Ethan to reveal to Daphne (Meghann Fahy) what happened with their respective partners. And despite the glimmer of sadness in Daphne's eyes, she quickly shakes it off and goes on a Daisy Buchanan tangent.


But before they can part ways, Daphne says she's been wanting to explore the isolated island that is near the resort. She asks Ethan to join her, and the camera fades out as they disappear in the island's bushes.


If you're wondering what happened between Daphne and Ethan on the island, then we are sorry to tell you that it's not that deep. The two clearly hooked up. After Daphne's speech about not being a victim of life, Ethan understands that Daphne deals with Cameron (Theo James) by doing the same things he does, herself.


Was Harper lying to Ethan?


We think that something else happened between Cameron and Harper (Aubrey Plaza). At least more than what she told Ethan. Now, I don't want to say that they obviously had sex, as Ethan is convinced, but it's clear that something else went on.