Who will die in Season 2 of The White Lotus?

It’s not a White Lotus vacation without a body bag.

HBO’s The White Lotus is back – which means viewers are once again in for a murder.

Season 2 begins with Daphne (Meghann Fahy) going for a swim on the last day of her vacation in Sicily when she comes across a dead body (or body). Part of a body?) and swims screaming back to shore.

The second installment in Mike White’s vibrant limited series explores the tight-knit sexual politics of one of the world’s most romantic and historic settings, all built around not one death, but multiple deaths. As White Lotus Sicily manager Valentina (Sabrina Impacciatore) learns in the cold, there are more bodies out there, which definitely qualifies this death as a homicide — unlike the accident in question in Season 1.

With a mostly new cast and so many choices, IndieWire breaks down the odds of life and death each week and updates them to reflect the developments of the latest episode. Here’s who we think is most likely to die, kill, and survive unscathed in Season 3 of The White Lotus.

Most likely die

A woman with short dark hair wearing a black swimsuit and sunglasses while lying in a lounger by the pool sipping an Aperol Spritz by the sea; still from "The White Lotus" Season 2.

Simona Tabasco as Lucia in The White Lotus Season 2

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1. Lucia (Simona Tabasco)

Statistically, the odds of murder for a young, lonely sex worker are not good. She is on the wrong side of hotel staff and Valentina’s judgement, and she represents liability to Dominic (Michael Imperioli) and now Cam (Theo James) as well.

2. Mia (Beatrice Granno)

Since the first episode, Mia has become sufficiently involved in Lucia’s lifestyle, including having sex with the old piano player and administering pills that landed him in the hospital. If he survives, he might want revenge, and if someone’s after Lucia, he’ll be after Mia too.

3. Bert (F Murray Abraham)

No disrespect to Nonno, who is mostly minding his own business – he’s just old and unlikely to recover from physical injuries, like the concussion he suffered in Episode 1. He also loves stirring the pot, especially with his son.

4. Ethan (Will Sharpe)

By the time Harper (Aubrey Plaza) finds out what happened during her night’s absence, Will is either dead or as good as he is, even if he didn’t betray her.

5. Cameron

When Ethan goes down for her night of partying, so does Cam (multiple murders). And where was he in the opening scene? Cam and Daphne are almost inseparable in flashbacks, but on the last day of their trip, she’s alone on the beach, not even a vacant chair next to her. Their reaction to the body in the water is deliberately ambiguous, and their face is obscured as they wrap up the body bag…

In the clear (for now)

Medium close-up of a young woman with wavy strawberry blonde hair wearing a red and orange floral print top and resting one elbow on an outdoor dining table; Meghan Fahy in "The White Lotus" Season 2.

Meghann Fahy as Daphne in Season 2 of The White Lotus.

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1. Daphne

Daphne was in the cold where the body was found, which means she gets this season’s Get Out of Death Free card. But that doesn’t mean she’s not in danger of physical harm, heartbreak, or whatever the madness of the White Lotus Sicily has in store for her.

2. Valentina

Valentina, also pictured in the opening, is more concerned about the hotel’s reputation and her own job security than the growing pile of bodies washing ashore. She’s not particularly cordial with her employees or with any of the guests, which doesn’t make her a killer, but it won’t help the White Lotus’ growing PR problem either.

3. Quentin (Tom Hollander)

Tanya’s new boyfriend seems harmlessly warm and charming, but he’s also new on the scene – and everyone at this resort is a suspect.

4. Tanya

Along with the White Lotus Hotels themselves, Tanya is the show’s main connective tissue between seasons, but the writers might kill her to pull that rug out and bring uncertainty to possible future seasons. She hasn’t spoken to most of the other guests, but since Greg is no longer in the know, that’s about to change.

5. Portia (Haley Lu Richardson)

At least Portia isn’t alone at this point, but trust Tanya to get the two of them in trouble. Add to that the fact that she’s growing tired of Albie (Adam DiMarco), and there might be bad blood soon enough.

6. Greg

Greg left Sicily, albeit dodgy, so he has an alibi for now. But he’s hiding something – probably a lot of things! Greg has a history, multiple marriages, and secrets of his own. He’s not dying or dead yet, but Greg isn’t innocent.

Most likely to kill

A middle-aged man and two young women at a hotel reception; still from "The White Lotus" Season 2.

Michael Imperioli, Simona Tabasco and Beatrice Grannò in “The White Lotus”

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1. Dominic

Dom specifically states that he is not to be seen with Lucia and Mia in front of his family. He also gives them access to the hotel and tells them not to “go crazy” and charge the room, which Lucia doesn’t intend to do! Dom keeps his head cool in tense situations – his wife yells at him on the phone, Bert embarrassing him over breakfast, his interactions with Lucia – but he seems like someone is hanging by a thread, inches away, to break.

2. Cameron

This feels too obvious, but Cam does nothing to help his case. He’s a textbook jerk, cheating on his wife so blatantly that he doesn’t care if his boyfriend witnesses the whole thing, and everyone around the table looks at him when they talk about “Dateline” woman killers. However, the overly affectionate asshole husband already committed murder in Season 1! let’s mix it up

3. Harper (Aubrey Plaza)

Struggling to stay in a good mood right from the start, Harper pushes her own social energy to the limit with Cam and Daphne. Cam’s stunt in Episode 1 immediately makes her nervous, as does her night with Daphne. When she finds the condom sleeve from Cam and Ethan’s wild night, “homicidal” is a pretty accurate description of her feelings. Wherever this leads, Harper will snap.

4. Albie

Albie thought he was doing everything right, by his family and by Portia, and he doesn’t take her rejection well in Episode 4. Hopefully he sticks to the consensual bond with Lucia and doesn’t channel that energy elsewhere, aka violence.

5. Jack (Leo Woodall)

He may have boyish charm and masculine sex appeal, but there’s a risk of strangers! Jack tells Portia to stay with him for “fun in the sandbox,” which is definitely sexual and hopefully not dangerous.

“The White Lotus” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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