The White Lotus Episode 5: Release Date and Speculation

White Lotus [], dark secrets and twisted truths of the guests, the staff and the locale of a resort are unveiled over the course of a week that was supposed to be a relaxing vacation.

The latest episode of The White Lotus was a telling one for several characters. Perspectives were changed, eyes were opened, and indecent activities were discovered.

And we still haven’t gotten to the dead body! Next week’s penultimate episode is sure to be a good one, or at least a revealing one, but before we start speculating about The White Lotus episode 5

The White Lotus Episode 5 Speculations

As we prepare for The White Lotus episode 5 to air on HBO, there are a couple of things to note — and of course, it starts with this: The finale is right around the corner!

For a few specifics as to what you can expect to see, be sure to check out the full The White Lotus episode 5 synopsis below:

As Armond (Murray Bartlett) attempts to do damage control, Belinda (Natasha Rothwell) tries to redirect Tanya’s (Jennifer Coolidge) focus to her business proposal. Paula (Brittany O’Grady) grows increasingly disillusioned with the Mossbachers.
A sidelined Rachel (Alexandra Daddario) begins to question her future. Nicole (Connie Britton) rebuffs Mark (Steve Zahn) for airing their dirty laundry to Quinn (Fred Hechinger).

While plenty happened in the latest episode, it’s much more interesting to ponder how its ramifications are going to be felt in the next one. So, let’s take a few guesses:

Shane is obviously going to utilize his discovery against Armond, but how? If he can get through to the general manager he was trying to contact in “Recentering”, then maybe he has a chance, but can he do that without Armond? Will he instead use what he knows to force Armond to cater to his every whim? That certainly seems like something Shane would do.

The White Lotus Episode 5: Release Date
Tanya McQuoid

Will Tanya continue to see her new fella? And if she does, will she continue to neglect Belinda after promising her business investment? I think the soundest prediction is that Belinda will receive nothing of value from Tanya, except perhaps experience, since there are many women like Tanya, and they usually try and acquire women like Belinda everywhere they go.

Olivia is obviously going to try and seduce Kai, and I think whether she succeeds or not is probably irrelevant (though I imagine she will succeed). Paula is already turning against the Mossbachers.

I think the best outcome for her would be continuing to do that, though not because she likes Kai and realizes he has been exploited, but because she recognizes, fundamentally, that the Mossbachers are part of a culture that facilitates similar exploitation day in and day out.

Let’s sincerely hope that Rachel tells Shane to do one.

The White Lotus Episode 5 Release Date

The White Lotus is slated for release on August 8, 2021, at 9 pm ET on HBO. As usual, it will become available on HBO Max and On-Demand a day later.

1. Is The White Lotus on break this week?

No, it will air on August 8, 2021. There is no further delay announced as of now.

Recap of Episode 4

The White Lotus Episode 4 Recentering puts the guests under further scrutiny. At the beginning of Recentering, Paula clearly states to her new affair, Kai, that the Mossbacher family is crazy and her BFF Olivia is no different.

Paula characterizes Olivia as a friend who competitively yearns to have more of everything. If Paula gets something for herself, Olivia wants it too. Well, it is a familiar trait among rich kids who are grown in privilege and capitalism.

The White Lotus Episode 5: Release Date
Olivia Mossbacher

It’s just they fail to realize that it is visible even in their minute actions/reactions. A similar discussion can be acknowledged in Olivia’s mother, Nicole’s statements regarding white men and their fading privileges. It becomes a matter of concern for Nicole while Paula thinks otherwise.

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About The White Lotus

The White Lotus is an American satire comedy television miniseries created, written, and directed by Mike White that premiered on HBO on July 11, 2021. Season 1 was set in Hawaii, and season 2 in Sicily.

The White Lotus follows the vacations of various hotel guests over a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel’s cheerful employees, and the idyllic locale itself.

Jennifer Coolidge and John Gries star in both seasons with a rotating cast in the two seasons. The series was renewed for a third season.

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