Richard Linklater’s classic slacker drama Dazed and Confused examined a day in the life of a group of Texas high school students on the last days of classes in 1976. As with most Linklater films, Dazed and Confused‘s plot was minimalist, instead relying on character interactions and a healthy dose of nostalgia — spurred on immeasurably by a stellar soundtrack — to tell a simple story about a group of teens just hanging out and wondering about the existential value of “the best years of their lives”. As a result, the film simply ends while leaving pretty much every character’s story open-ended. This means that Dazed and Confused invites rampant speculation as to what happened to everyone after Foghat’s “Slow Ride” fades into the closing credits. Since there doesn’t seem to be any plans for a Dazed and Confused 2 anytime soon (the very idea is blasphemous), we can only wonder at what might have been. These are the 9 things that probably happened the next day.
9. Slater Gets High
Well, he did spend most of, if not the entire film high, so it’s not much of a stretch to think that Slater would spend the next day-tripping out as well. Although considering he tagged along to get those Aerosmith tickets and assuming the group is stranded for a significant amount of time (more on that later), it’s likely that Slater’s stash would run out pretty quickly. He’d have to spend the rest of the day sober and the proposition of a sober Slater is just too much to handle, man.