‘Euphoria’ Season 2 Needs To Talk About Nate Jacobs’ Mystery Brother

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi) in Episode 4 of

Euphoria is a kind of exhibits that has such distinct vibes, that it consumes the viewer. From the addicting soundtrack to the type and make-up related to it, Euphoria captured so many followers and it’s nonetheless an enormous craze on TikTok. Season 2 was postponed on account of COVID-19 shutdowns, and one query nonetheless lingers after the primary: the place is the third Jacobs brother?

Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi) in Episode 4 of 'Euphoria' Season 1.
Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi) in Episode four of ‘Euphoria’ Season 1 | Eddy Chen/HBO

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There’s a 3rd Jacobs brother however viewers don’t know who he’s

Nate Jacobs is, definitely, probably the most morally corrupt character on the present. He’s a manipulator, abuser, and scarily violent. He doesn’t appear to have a conscience. Not to say his father, Cal, isn’t a really truthful particular person both. 

Their household is loaded with secrets and techniques; from Nate’s endeavors to Cal’s mendacity about his sexuality and dishonest on his spouse. But much more, there’s a household portrait on the stairwell to their home, and it exhibits three younger boys. One is Nate when he’s 11, and the opposite is his older brother Aaron as a child, too. Fans see Aaron later on the carnival chili sales space. But there’s one other brother, who appears round 5 — 7 years outdated within the household photograph. But in a newer household photograph — and of their present-day family — solely Nate and Aaron exist. 

It’s grow to be a giant speaking level amongst followers, and it undoubtedly doesn’t look like an oversight on the manufacturing’s behalf. For one, they put that child within the photograph, so it will need to have been on function. And second, the digital camera appears to go by it intentionally. 

“We haven’t seen him. I don’t know where he went,” Jacob Elordi, who performs Nate, informed Entertainment Weekly in August of 2019. Even although he has no clue, that doesn’t imply he didn’t attempt to determine it out for himself. “I had the same questions when I got to work. I was like, “You do realize that there’s different child in this picture?” And everybody simply didn’t actually say something.”

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A believable idea is that he handed away

Fans on Reddit have a number of distinct theories. Some followers suppose that the little child may very well be Ashtray, who’s now a drug supplier/black market salesperson with Fez. They level out that the child may very well be Ashtray’s age now, however that’s unclear, contemplating it’s laborious to inform the brother’s age within the outdated photograph. But it’s laborious to consider the uptight Jacobs household simply letting their youngest go off to do illicit actions. Unless they kicked him out. 

If it’s Ashtray, there’s sure to be an enormous story behind why he left. And how Nate can simply casually go to their gasoline station for medicine and such if that’s his brother. Unless, in fact, Nate doesn’t know. 

A extra “realistic” idea is that the youngest brother died. It may clarify a number of melancholy within the family and will have added to Nate’s instability. User u/maddiemota introduced up this idea, however with a sadder twist. 

“I saw a theory on Tik Tok that perhaps the eldest brother accidentally killed him in a car accident or something bad along those lines,” they wrote.

Nate’s older brother doesn’t look like the reliable sort, and the characters do speak about his failings. But they didn’t say why he was a failure. It would make sense if it’s as a result of he killed the lacking brother.

Another idea means that Nate’s little brother was disowned

Another fashionable idea is that the youngest brother is homosexual and both the mother and father disowned him or despatched him away. 

“I JUST REALIZED SOMETHING,” one other consumer introduced on Reddit. “When Nate first meets Jules he freaks and says ‘I know what you are!’ Maybe… His bro is trans and got disowned?”

Cal Jacobs (Eric Dane) and Nate at school, 'Euphoria.'Cal Jacobs (Eric Dane) and Nate at school, 'Euphoria.'
Cal Jacobs (Eric Dane) and Nate at college, ‘Euphoria’ | Eddy Chen/HBO

They’re referring to when Jules exhibits as much as McKay’s social gathering and Nate loses it over why she’s there. He tries to intimidate her, however she finally ends up shocking him by standing up for herself. 

“Nate does have a certain…familiarity with trans women since he was exposed to his father’s tapes as a young boy,” one other consumer identified. 

Probably the largest clue to again this idea up is when Cal Jacobs asks one in all his hook ups — Minako — “Do you think hiding it creates the same thing in them?” Another consumer famous that this was a reference to Nate or presumably the youngest brother. 

“Maybe Nate’s brother was openly queer (gay, trans, etc.), which threatened Cal’s facade of a dominant, successful, very straight man with a perfect nuclear family,” they wrote. “Cal is psychologically more fragile than he lets on… When Nate finally snapped, I think he realized the extent of the damage he has done to his family. Maybe the brother left home on his own due to intolerance at home.”

Obviously, the jury’s nonetheless out on this idea. Hopefully, Season 2 of Euphoria solutions it not directly. 

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