In season 2, Cassie finds herself hooking up with her best friend’s ex Nate (Jacob Elordi). In episode 4, Maddy (Alexa Demie) has a birthday party, and Nate shows up, which drives Cassie crazy. So much so, she gets absurdly drunk, puts on a sexy, pink bathing suit but ends up throwing up in the hot tub with everyone in it.
Since Cassie knows she is not being a good friend, she is constantly having anxiety and feeling guilty for her decision. Nate and Cassie are able to keep their romance quiet, but in episode 6, Rue ruins it all.
When Rue was high one night, she saw Cassie get into Nate’s car and asked Lexi’s sister how long she had been seeing Nate, which obviously didn’t go well with Maddy and the other girls. As a result, Cassie cries throughout the entire episode and calls Nate over 30 times.
Cassie’s mother even tells Lexi to hide the knives and other sharp objects in the backyard, as she believes Cassie could do something drastic.
Sweeney also enjoyed working with Elordi, especially since they were able to put their own spin on things. They originally were supposed to get into a fight in episode 4, but “Jacob and I did the scene as it was written, and we were like, ‘There is so much more here that we could do that’s pent up. Let us build it,'” the actress explained.
The final product was when Cassie loses it after she realizes that Nate is going to leave her for Maddy and is still in love with her.
“I let any judgment of myself go,” Sweeney admitted of her scenes. “I’m very proud of the meltdown Cassie had this season.”
As for what fans can expect going forward, Sweeney shared that more drama will occur.
“Well I don’t want to give too much away, because it’s quite an experience and a rollercoaster,” she revealed during a chat with Entertainment Tonight. “There is some wreckage. There is definitely some wreckage.”
“The showdowns were very in the moment, extremely intense and not fun,” Demie explained. “But after the fact, you think about what you just shot, and you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s gonna be fun to watch.’”