Why Fans Think Quentin and Greg Are Working Together to Scam Tanya on "The White Lotus"

The finale of “The White Lotus” season two has to do rather a lot in only one episode. It must tie up the dramatic storylines of the central two {couples} (Aubrey Plaza, Theo James, Will Sharpe, and Meghann Fahy); resolve no matter’s happening with Lucia (Simona Tabasco), Albie (Adam DiMarco), and her supposed pimp; and reveal who dies — and it wants to verify what’s actually happening with Quentin.

Viewers have been launched to the smarmy Quentin (Tom Hollander) midway by means of the season when he is noticed eyeing Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya throughout the White Lotus eating room. He rapidly sweeps Tanya off her toes by evaluating her to the tragic heroine of an Italian opera and simply manages to steer her to come back with him to his lavish villa in Palermo together with her assistant, Portia (Haley Lu Richardson), in tow.

From Quentin’s first moments on display, viewers have been suspicious of his motives. But over the course of the previous three episodes, followers have steadily honed in on one theory about what Quentin is basically as much as.

Is Quentin Scamming Tanya on “The White Lotus”?

From the get-go, Quentin clearly is not telling the reality about every thing. Firstly, there’s the truth that his supposed “nephew,” Jack, positively is not his nephew — as Tanya finds out on the finish of episode 5 when she catches them having intercourse in Quentin’s bed room. Instead, Jack is most probably a intercourse employee, which makes it appear to be his nascent relationship with Portia would possibly truly be an effort to distract Tanya’s assistant from being attentive to her boss. Tanya warns Portia about Jack in a roundabout approach, telling her, “When you are empty inside, and you don’t have any course, you will find yourself in some loopy locations, however you will nonetheless be misplaced” — although she would not appear to comprehend she is likely to be in peril as effectively.

At the tip of episode six, Jack has one too many beers and winds up saying just a few issues that make it clear Quentin is scamming Tanya. He tells Portia that his uncle almost went broke after spending all his cash on refurbishing the villa and throwing elaborate events however says he is coming into cash quickly. The query is, are extra individuals concerned within the rip-off than simply Quentin and Jack?

Is Greg Involved in Quentin’s Scam on “The White Lotus”?

Quentin provides the clearest trace about his doable true motivations in episode 5, when he asks Tanya if she’d be keen to “die for magnificence” and tells her he is solely ever been in love as soon as — with a straight cowboy from Wyoming. Fans immediately began speculating that the cowboy is likely to be Tanya’s husband, Greg, who we all know works for the Bureau of Land Management within the western United States. In episode six, Tanya discovers a photograph that appears to point out a younger Quentin alongside a person in a cowboy hat who appears suspiciously like a youthful Greg, indicating that her husband might certainly be the cowboy Quentin fell in love with all these years in the past.

Greg, in fact, departs from his trip with Tanya early after claiming that he has pressing work enterprise again within the United States. He guarantees to be again in two days — which is a really unrealistic timeline, although Tanya would not appear to comprehend this. Even earlier than that, the present started stoking suspicion about Greg, beginning when Tanya overhears him describing her as clueless in a secretive cellphone name (although the truth that he has the nerve to criticize Tanya for consuming too many macarons at the beginning of the present was additionally a serious pink flag for a lot of). Some fans even believe Greg has been plotting in opposition to Tanya from the second he met her in season one, when he tells her he was on trip with a gaggle of associates who go deep-sea fishing yearly. We by no means truly see the chums, although, and he appears instantly taken with Tanya, whose room simply so occurs to be subsequent to his.

Directly after Greg’s sudden departure from Sicily, Quentin conveniently reveals up and makes a beeline for the lonely, gullible Tanya. Because of all this, followers imagine Greg might have employed Quentin to swindle Tanya out of her huge fortune, both by persuading her to cheat so their prenup is likely to be annulled by a possible infidelity clause — or by killing her. At the tip of episode six, Quentin does efficiently get Tanya to cheat by setting her up with an Italian man (who might or might not be within the mafia) and an entire lot of white powder, making it appear to be the previous situation is likely to be the case.

Along along with his longtime love for Greg, Quentin’s lack of cash and his love for his lovely villa and opulent life-style give him a fairly strong motive for pursuing Tanya’s fortune. This additionally explains why Greg was so offended that Tanya introduced Portia alongside together with her within the first episode. Jack efficiently manages to get Portia far-off from the villa on the evening of the get together, the place Quentin introduces Tanya to her new Italian lover, so the doable plan appears to be going easily. Given Tanya’s ominous dream and much more ominous tarot studying from earlier within the season, issues do appear to be headed in a darkish course for her.

However, each Tanya and Portia seem like getting increasingly more suspicious within the ultimate scenes of the sixth episode, and whereas we’re no nearer to figuring out which our bodies will wash up on the shore within the finale, plainly an explosive ending is inevitable. Ultimately, like so many different White Lotus company, Tanya, Portia, Quentin, and Greg’s thirst for magnificence — and the distraction it affords from their very own inside vacancy — is likely to be all or any of their downfalls.

The finale of “The White Lotus” season two airs on Dec. 11 on HBO.

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