What Occurred to McKay on ‘Euphoria’ Episode 6? Prime Theories



Plenty of viewers are questioning simply what occurred to McKay in Euphoria Episode 6, which aired on July 21. Is that this the scene that made the earlier actor give up? Listed below are the highest theories about what occurred. This submit has spoilers for Episode 6 of Euphoria. 

Whereas McKay and Cassie had been making out in his room, a really disturbing scene occurred. McKay was attacked by eight bare/semi-naked frat guys who pushed him to the bottom whereas McKay was bare and climbed on high of him whereas yelling “McGay!” and simulating intercourse acts.

It was left as much as the viewers to determine precisely what occurred to McKay. He locked himself within the toilet after they left and cried for a very long time whereas Cassie was sitting on the mattress. Then he insisted they’ve intercourse when he lastly pulled himself collectively and left the lavatory.

Viewers aren’t positive what occurred. Some suppose he was raped by these guys within the fast scene {that a} character additionally filmed whereas it was occurring. Others suppose it was hazing and he was assaulted however not truly raped. I believe the present purposefully left it imprecise so viewers might determine for themselves.

The essential level is that whether or not or not McKay was truly raped, he was significantly traumatized by what occurred. As one individual on Reddit, u/thenwefell, famous: “He was nonetheless sexually assaulted even when they didn’t rape him… That went method farther than hazing.” 

The scene was terrifying to observe. And whether or not or not McKay was raped, he was definitely sexually assaulted in that scene. Finally, he bottled up his feelings about what occurred to him, similar to his dad taught him to do when he was youthful. If McKay can’t play soccer, which is the “launch” for all of the anger he has bottled up, will that anger finally explode out of McKay in one other method?

Is that this the scene that made the unique actor, Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley, give up? It’s fairly doable. The previous X Issue contestant and rapper was taking pictures the pilot when he determined he needed to go away the present, The Hollywood Reporter shared. The precise cause why he left hasn’t been revealed. The Hollywood Reporter famous that some sources mentioned he was uncomfortable with some scenes that weren’t within the authentic pilot script he learn.

HBO in the end changed Bradley with Algee Smith of The Hate You Give and reshot his scenes within the pilot. Smith now performs Chris McKay on Euphoria.

Smith informed Bossip about one scene specifically: “I’ve this scene in a single episode and it actually challenged me as a person… It was an uncomfortable scene for me, however I needed to learn to separate myself and simply be the actor as a result of somebody could be coping with that kind. I needed to recover from my masculinity points, as a black man we regularly have to comprehend it’s okay to be on this place for a minute…”

It’s not identified if the scene Smith is speaking about was the identical one which precipitated Bradley to go away or if it was the scene that occurred in Episode 6, but it surely’s definitely doable.

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