The Idol Episode 3 Review: The Weeknd’s Character Frustrates Viewers

Episode 3 ofThe Idol, titledDaybreak, is now available on HBO. This episode primarily focuses on the story of Tedros (played by Abel The Weeknd Tesfaye) taking control of Jocelyn s (played byLily-Rose Depp) life. Tedros has a big plan, and Jocelyn seems to be losing her sense of self as she follows Tedros instructions.

The Idol Episode 3 Review

The episode begins with Jocelyn sleeping naked in her bed, and someone opens the window cover. Later, Jocelyn, Tedros, and Leia (played byRachel Sennott) go shopping at Valentino. During their trip, Tedros starts kissing Jocelyn. Afterward, they continue looking for dresses, and Tedros becomes angry with a salesman who keeps watching Jocelyn. Leia senses that something is wrong but feels unable to intervene. The scene at the shop is disturbing.

Upon returning home, Jocelyn is greeted by her co-managers, Chaim (played byHank Azaria) and Destiny (played byDa Vine Joy Randolph), who were waiting for her. They notice Tedros and immediately get a bad feeling about him. Chaim remarks, Our girl is in trouble.

After that, Tedros meets Xander (played byTroye Sivan), who is Jocelyn s creative director. Tedros tells Xander that his creative connections are not good, and Xander agrees, admitting that he was given instructions by the producers. Later, he gave Tedros a mad idea for the album cover. Later that night, Jocelyn, Leia, Tedros, his entourage, and Xander all gather for dinner. During the dinner, Jocelyn reveals some shocking incidents from her life. Tedros begins to figure out how he can manipulate Jocelyn to his advantage.

Towards the end of the episode, there are several explicit scenes, primarily of a sexual nature, but there isn t much else significant to mention beyond that. Read theEpisode 2 review.

Created by Abel The Weeknd Tesfaye, Reza Fahim, andSam Levinson. The show stars Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn and Abel Tesfaye as Tedros as the main leads, alongside Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Jennie Ruby Jane, Eli Roth, Rachel Sennott, Hari Nef, Da Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Dean, Ramsey, and Hank Azaria. It is also confirmed thatAlexa Demie will make a cameo as Maddy Perezfrom Euphoria. She will appear as a woman at the club where Jocelyn and Tedros meet.

Overall, episode 3 of The Idol is a disturbing episode. Our rating for this episode is 1.5 out of 5.

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