Max’s The Idol season 1, episode 3 recap: “Daybreak”

The Idol on HBO June 4, 2023.
The Idol on HBO June 4, 2023. /

Welcome to the recap of The Idol season 1 episode 3! In this intense and gripping episode, we see Tedros gaining more power over Jocelyn as their relationship takes a darker turn.

The effects of Tedros’ control become clearer as Jocelyn’s hidden past traumas are revealed. We witness shocking revelations and emotional confrontations behind the scenes of fame, which help us understand the manipulative nature of the entertainment industry.

The Idol season 1, episode 3 recap

Things get tense as Jocelyn becomes more and more controlled by her partner, Tedros. This episode explores their relationship dynamics, the consequences of Tedros’ influence, and the hidden traumas that haunt Jocelyn.

Shocking revelations and emotional confrontations reveal the dark side of fame and manipulation behind the scenes.

The Idol season 1, episode 3 recap: Tedros’ disturbing control

The episode begins with Tedros taking Jocelyn on a shopping spree, where his possessive behavior becomes apparent. As Jocelyn’s fans and paparazzi capture their outing, Tedros continues controlling her, even making her spend excessive money.

Leia, who has been struggling and feeling distressed, reaches her limit and confides in Chaim for support.

The Idol season 1, episode 3 recap: Jocelyn’s troubling past

Leia tells Chaim about a disturbing incident earlier that day, when Tedros fired Andreas, Jocelyn’s cook, for a seemingly innocent gesture. Leia believes Tedros has complete control over the house and has brainwashed Jocelyn.

However, Chaim and Destiny are initially skeptical of Leia’s claims.

The Idol season 1, episode 3 recap: Xander’s frustration and Tedros’ demand

Meanwhile, Tedros confronts Xander, Jocelyn’s creative director, for not providing enough input and suppressing his ideas. Xander suggests using a controversial photo for Jocelyn’s next album cover, causing tension between him and Tedros.

The power dynamics and influence within Jocelyn’s career become more apparent.

The Idol season 1, episode 3 recap: Jocelyn’s mother and trauma

A significant moment occurs as Jocelyn opens up about her complicated relationship with her late mother. She reveals the physical abuse she endured, including being beaten with a hairbrush as a form of punishment.

In a disturbing twist, Tedros asks Jocelyn to retrieve the hairbrush and reenacts her mother’s actions. Despite the pain, Jocelyn thanks Tedros for, “taking care of her.”

The Idol season 1, episode 3 recap: Leia finds her voice

During a lengthy dinner scene, Leia finally speaks up in support of Jocelyn, challenging Tedros’ manipulative behavior. The tension between Jocelyn and Tedros escalates as he pressures her to publicly discuss her mother, even though she is hesitant.

Their differing views on Jocelyn’s artistic stagnation and the role her mother played become the focus.

Next. Which TV Shows made Show Snob’s Weekly 10: June 26, 2023. dark

What do you think of The Idol season1, episode 3? Let us know your answers and opinions in the comments below!

Watch the next episode of The Idol only on Max!