The answer is definitely Daphne, please.
A naïve reporter once wrote on this very website that Tanya McQuoid (Jennifer Coolidge) is the connective tissue between seasons of “The White Lotus” and that she’s unlikely to be killed off on Mike White’s HBO series since she’s everything connected to each other.
This reporter was wrong.
With Tanya out of the picture, there’s an unofficial opening for a new White Lotus loyalist who will return to the resort in the already-announced third season for all-new hair-raising encounters, fashion, and likely multiple deaths. Creator Mike White has previously stated that he sees Season 3 as “a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality,” but hasn’t indicated which existing characters may embark on that journey.
Anyone or anyone could make a comeback, but here’s who we think has the best chance of returning to White Lotus Resorts – and why we want to see them in Season 3.
Daphne (Meghann Fahy) and Cameron (Theo James)
Not only did White specifically say that he wants to explore religious traditions in Asia, but he also had the season 4 core toast to taking another journey together. “Next year the Maldives!” exclaims Daphne happily. Suffice it to say that these four should Not No more trips together but Meghann Fahy in the Maldives is hard to beat.
Actually, what if Daphne drops the dead weight (insensitive, sorry) and goes on a solo trip? Maybe she’ll bring her kids and her “personal trainer” or finally find a girlfriend and go on a girls’ trip (the girlfriend is ideally played by Aisha Dee).
Ethan (Will Sharpe) and Harper (Aubrey Plaza)
The only reason they don’t belong with Daphne and Cameron is because Ethan and Harper might need some alone time. “I think there’s more to explore in that regard,” Sharpe told IndieWire after the finale. “At the end there are still questions. It’s cathartic to a degree, but there’s still a mystery and I have a feeling they’ll have to talk when they get home.”
Why not speak at a White Lotus Resort? That’s not going to trigger low, is it?
Greg (Jon Gries)
Whether or not he orchestrated his wife’s murder (he likely did), Greg just made a ton of money by circumventing his prenup. Is he bold enough to go back to exactly where he met his beloved late wife? and have her murdered by a handsome Italian guy?
White suggested that Greg or Portia could return in connection with Tanya’s death, saying that authorities would most likely trace it back to Greg. He needs to sever those connections before he clears his name and goes on vacation, and until then he’ll need it badly.
Albie (Adam DiMarco) and Portia (Haley Lu Richardson)
Albie and Portia’s relationship may not last long for this world, but they could also be unhappily trapped in a long-term relationship and taking a trip together for their anniversary. How about Albie booking a White Lotus vacation because “that’s where we met” in the hopes of ignoring that Portia’s previous employer unexpectedly fell there too?
Portia is also directly and traceably linked to Season 2’s death, and while The White Lotus is hardly a crime thriller, there’s no way Portia got on a plane and left Sicily’s events behind. Whether she returns or leaves, the White Lotus will always be part of her past.
Olivia MossbacherSydney Sweeney
Who says a Season 1 favorite can’t come back? Olivia is now older and ready to return to a White Lotus without her family’s luggage or her former best friend Paula (Brittany O’Grady) (there’s no way they’re still friends after that Maui trip). She could devour books on a soul-searching solo journey, or return with a refurbished group of friends in search of answers to life’s great mysteries. No matter what happens, they are sure to have an unforgettable time.
Season 2 of The White Lotus is now streaming on HBO Max.
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