Euphoria Season 2, Episode 5: What's Laurie's Plan For Rue?
Laurie Is Definitely Setting Up Rue, Right?
Watch out! This post contains spoilers.
Is Laurie Trying to Advance Rue's Addiction?
Laurie offers to give Rue a bath as she goes through withdrawal. While Rue's lying in the bathtub, Laurie lies to her about not having any opiate pills and instead offers to give her an injection of morphine, a drug she's never tried before. When Rue questions the safety of morphine, Laurie says, "All pharmaceuticals are safe, Rue." The line is conceptually correct when pharmaceuticals are used as prescribed, but Laurie herself knows the dangers of when they are not.
Some fans have theorized Laurie is trying to increase Rue's debt by getting her addicted to a wide variety of drugs. That theory also brings into question how Laurie plans to get her money back from the unstable teenager.