The White Lotus season 2: Who is the man in the photo Tanya finds?
The White Lotus season 2 is almost at its end, and at this point, we still have many more questions than answers! The penultimate episode, titled “Abductions,” just debuted on HBO and HBO Max and it only increased all of the tension. This time around, we follow an ensemble cast in the Mike White-created dark comedy as the characters vacation in the beautiful Sicily, Italy.
As for the character Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge), fans have had so many theories as to what will happen to her and what her husband Greg (Jon Gries) is really up to.
Spoilers ahead for The White Lotus season 2, episode 6.
Though Greg seemed to be head over heels for Tanya in The White Lotus season 1, things are completely different in the sophomore season. Now he acts strange and sketchy, and by all means just doesn’t seem to love Tanya anymore. He even makes comments about her diet, which is a complete no-no, and makes secretive phone calls behind her back. By episode 3, Greg leaves their vacation for business back in America and says he’ll be back in just two days’ time.
We haven’t seen Greg since then, and Tanya’s been keeping busy with a group of rich gays she meets at the White Lotus. She gets pretty close with one of the men, Quentin (Tom Hollander), who invites her and her assistant Portia (Haley Lu Richardson) to Palermo. Fans have been speculating that Quentin and his friends could be actually scamming Tanya for her fortune, while others think he might have a connection to Greg.
Is Greg in the photo Tanya finds in The White Lotus season 2?
During episode 6, Tanya gets set up with a handsome Italian friend of Quentin’s, and while she’s waiting for him in one of the bedrooms, she sees something slightly alarming. When looking at framed photos, she picks up one in particular that shows two men together. One of the men is wearing a cowboy hat and bears a resemblance to Greg, just a younger version. Tanya stares at the photo and looks concerned, but puts it back when her suitor appears, naked. Talk about a major distraction.
Though we don’t have confirmation yet, it does look like Greg in the photo. The other man could be Quentin, as there’s a slight resemblance there, too.
Is Greg the cowboy in The White Lotus season 2?
So what does it all mean? If Greg is the man in the photo wearing the cowboy hat, it would pretty much confirm the fan theory that Quentin was in love with Greg years prior. In case you missed it, Quentin opens up to Tanya in episode 5 about the only time he’d ever been in love, and it was with a straight man he met while traveling in the United States years ago. He doesn’t disclose his name but simply calls him a cowboy. We don’t know much about Greg’s past — besides the fact he’s been married multiple times — so it wasn’t that unreasonable when fans started theorizing he could be that cowboy.
And now that we’ve seen what looks to be Greg in that photo, I’m pretty convinced he is the cowboy from Quentin’s past. If that’s the case, then it’s likely Greg and Quentin have been working together in order to scam Tanya out of her money. She’d better watch out!
With only one episode of The White Lotus season 2 left, let’s hope we get all of our answers regarding Greg very soon.
The White Lotus season 2 concludes next Sunday, December 11 on HBO and HBO Max.