Euphoria's Fezco is one who is hard not to love. He could easily come off as a dangerous drug dealer, but as we get to know Fez on a deeper level throughout the show, we see him for who he truly is: a compassionate, genuinely good person who is always there to protect his friends and family.
Fez has had many shining moments in Seasons 1 and 2 of Euphoria. Whether it may be his protective nature over Rue, his hatred towards Nate or his sweet moments with Lexi, we’re looking back on Fez's best moments.
The friendship that Fez and Rue form is one that is essential to Euphoria. Putting family before business, Fez has seen it all and feels protective over Rue. He gives her as good of advice as he can, even if it goes in one ear and out the other.
Fez knows that Mouse means trouble, so when Rue’s at his house and Mouse is about to come over, Fez does everything to try and get Rue to leave. As Mouse tempts Rue to try Fentanyl, Fez tries to get him to back off, but to no avail. Still, his brotherly love continues to shine through.
One part we love about Fez is how much he cares about those that are close to him. When Fez won’t let Rue in his house and tells her he won’t help her kill herself with drugs anymore, we know this friendship is real. Fez always wants to be the one to help, but he draws a line here in order to do everything he can to save Rue’s life.
Nate’s been messing with Rue and Jules and that just isn’t going to slide with Fez. This is where we first see the anger that Fez has toward Nate actually come out. After Nate continues to ridicule Fez, Fez tells Nate that if he doesn’t leave them alone, he’ll kill him. After seeing what occurs in Season 2, apparently Nate should have listened.
Nobody expected this relationship to unfold, but we’re all here for it. The first episode of the second season unveils the endearing relationship between Fez and Lexi as he flirts with her at the party. Fez tells Lexi, “Talking to you was one of the best parts of my whole year."
This scene starts off Season 2 with a bang. Fez and Nate have had their fair share of disputes and Fez finally reached his breaking point. Fez can see the evil in Nate after he messed with Rue and Jules and called the cops on Fez’s business, so he’s furious now more than ever. Seeing the calm, reasonable Fez lash out like this is a legendary moment.
This scene had fans grinning from ear to ear the entire time. Fez and Lexi’s relationship is the beacon of light amidst all of the drugs, violence and darkness that Euphoria brings. As they giggle and cry together watching Stand By Me, while the song “Stand By Me” plays in the background, Fez holds Lexi’s hand and it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for.
As with all Fexi scenes, you can’t help but smile when Fez and Lexi talk about what they see themselves doing in the future. Who would’ve thought that Fez wants to live on a farm with horses, cows and chickens? This moment does a great job of showing the difference between Lexi and Fez— she has her future precisely planned out and Fez is just going to go with the flow. They’re two very different people, but it's somehow a relationship that works more than most on the show.
In this devastating scene, Fez does everything in his power to try and save his little brother. He plans on taking the fall for Ashtray and making the cops believe he was the one who killed Custer. Fez’s ploy doesn’t go as planned and he has a bitter ending to Season 2 as his little brother is shot and killed and he misses Lexi's play.
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