THE WHITE LOTUS gave viewers a sex-filled romp of an episode. Intercourse (whether you were getting it, not entwined, or were promised a future encounter) was a form of currency and power for the entire ensemble. 

So many entanglements unraveled while partaking in the breakfast buffet. A condom made a public entrance, and all bets were off as to what will happen in the future. There was “thigh” and “MADAM BUTTERFLY” foreshadowing. The saying, “I am concussed. I can’t be responsible for what I am saying,” is not enough of an excuse anymore. “Sicily can be very seductive,” and $2000 was the going rate for some. 

THE WHITE LOTUS showed that molly and physical connections can alter the course of intimate transactions. What goes on behind closed doors should stay behind closed doors or suffer the consequences in the next episode. Oh, I do love moments of wild, “dangerous” events and explosions yet to come. THE WHITE LOTUS, you do not disappoint. 

THE WHITE LOTUS is available to stream on HBO Max. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

Latest from Esta Rosevear

BIG 🤩 

BIG is a classic the entire family can enjoy together while impressing upon the children…never grow…


The movie itself, is not great, but what is outstanding is Brendan Fraser's powerful, mesmerizing performance.…