This article is a preview for The White Lotus season 2, episode 5, and contains details of the release date, time, and where to watch online. It may contain spoilers for previous episodes.
The White Lotus is a satire of the overprivileged set within the exclusive grounds of a pampered hotel chain. The first season, which did so well for HBO that it was renewed for a second season despite being billed as a limited series, was set in Hawaii, while the second is set on a lush Sicilian island, but both share the same essential DNA — they’re about the hollow lives of the filthy rich, not all whom will survive.
The show’s creator Mike White isn’t crafting a murder mystery here, though. The deaths are, in many ways, inevitabilities, the cost of cramming so many egos, delusions, and unhealthy dynamics into one location. And the location itself is beautiful, even if the people in it tend not to be — at least on any level other than the surface. Alternately hysterical and terrifying, the second season promises another eight episodes of sand, sun, and scandal.
The White Lotus season 2, episode 4 played to Mike White’s strengths by sending several relationships spiraling into chaos. Here’s what happened:
- Harper and Daphne returned to the hotel, where Harper quickly found an empty condom wrapper. Ethan stays quiet about what happened and Harper keeps the discovery to herself — for now.
- Portia and Albie both get new suitors. Portia hooks up with an Essex geezer named Jack, while Albie ends up with Lucia.
- Tanya meets and takes to a charming Englishman named Quentin.
- Lucia decides that sleeping with Giuseppe will fast-track her career, but she accidentally doses him with MDMA, forcing him to collapse midway through his evening performance.
The White Lotus season 2, episode 5 release date and time
“In the Sandbox” is slated to air on Sunday, November 27, at 9 pm ET/PT.
Where to watch The White Lotus Season 2 online
In the U.S., The White Lotus is available on HBO and HBO Max. The latter is available with a subscription: The ad-free package runs $14.99/month or $149.99/year while the ad-supported model will set you back $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
How many episodes will The White Lotus Season 2 have?
Unlike the first season, which ran for eight episodes, The White Lotus season 2 will have 7 episodes.
There is no official synopsis to give anything away, but here are some general predictions:
- Harper will probably continue to keep quiet about what she knows until she can gather more evidence or drop the bombshell at the most opportune time.
- I think the Giuseppe thing is a red herring. He might die, but I don’t think he’s the body that Daphne found in the ocean in the premiere.
- I still believe Portia and Albie will end up together, but they’ll probably go through a rough patch.
- Quentin is almost certainly going to rip Tanya off in some way.