As the characters in this season of The White Lotus slowly begin to unravel, it’s clear that Aubrey Plaza’s Harper is not having a lot of fun on her picturesque Italian vacation with her husband’s cocky college roommate. Who would have thought?
After a rowdy night that consisted of Harper’s husband Ethan and his college buddy Cameron doing drugs and getting involved in potential criminal business activities, they decided to top off the night by meeting up with Lucia and Mia, the two Sicilian sex workers originally hired by Michael Imperioli’s character, Dominic. Cameron’s wife Daphne seems to know that her husband is a cheater, she just doesn’t care. Ethan and Harper are a different story.
Ethan ultimately decides against cheating on his wife (who is a lawyer, by the way!), which is probably for the best, but of course, their troubles had already been brewing due to their lack of sexual chemistry while on the trip.
In this week’s episode, Harper is trying to give her increasingly depressed husband a chance to come clean about their escapades the night before, but instead of confronting him, she just stews as any person on vacation would do. Hey, you paid a lot of money to be there, you might as well just pretend things are going great! But many fans do not agree with how she is handling things.
— 🆂🅸🆁🅻🅴🅴🅹🆈 (@SirLeeJay) November 21, 2022
— ela (@ikarinp) November 14, 2022
Harper about to fuck up her whole marriage because her judgmental, paranoid ass won’t open her damn mouth like an adult and confront Ethan about the condom wrapper #TheWhiteLotus
— 🙂 (@futuredatadoc) November 21, 2022
me tryna tell Ethan and Harper that they're being set up by the horny couple pic.twitter.com/vqPFJOdZIL
— windshield wiper (@goldfish_cooch) November 22, 2022
Ethan should have just been honest from the beginning – the moment Harper brought up the other couple’s dynamic / how they both cheat on each other – he should have taken that as an opportunity to discuss last night cause now she is assuming the absolute worst #whitelotus
— Day Rx. (@DayyMariah) November 21, 2022
There are only three more episodes of this season, meaning that the tension will have to break at some point. But will there be a happily ever after, or will Harper and Ethan call it quits? Even worse, will she never address anything and be forced into a sexless marriage filled with Ted Lasso reruns? Only time will tell.
The White Lotus airs Sundays at 9 pm on HBO.