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Daisy Jones and the Six adapts Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel of the identical title that follows the rise and fall of the titular Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) and The Six, that includes dreamy frontman Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin), guitarist Graham Dunne (Will Harrison), bassist Eddie Loving (Josh Whitehouse), keyboardist Karen Sirko (Suki Waterhouse), and drummer Warren Rhodes (Sebastian Chacon).


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It is a story of rock-and-roll heartbreak, with large highs and lows, and the present cranks up the drama. From the “Honeycomb” title change to Camila and Eddie, listed here are the largest adjustments Daisy Jones and the Six has made thus far.

Contradicting oral historical past vs. cohesive narrative 

The novel takes the form of an oral historical past of The Six’s dynamite rise to stardom and notorious cut up. It is advised fully by way of interviews with the band, different key gamers, and eyewitnesses. The interviews are performed roughly 30 to 40 years after the band’s cut up, because the members mirror on their time within the band with distance and (some) maturity. Every member remembers how all the pieces went down barely in a different way, leaving what actually occurred elusive and as much as interpretation. The writer’s word reads: “It must also be famous that, on issues each massive and small, typically accounts of the identical occasion differ. The reality typically lies, unclaimed, within the center.” 

The present’s first episode opens with Daisy and every member of The Six starting their interviews, which happen solely 20 years after the breakup. Lazy getting old make-up apart, the shortened time for the reason that band cut up adjustments the band member’s perspective — the distinction between 40 and 60 years previous is stark — and leaves them with rawer emotional wounds from their time within the band and extra to lose.

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Moreover, not like within the ebook, we truly see a cohesive story of the rise of the band within the second; there is no ambiguity over what went down. The present depends a lot much less on the interviews, they usually as a substitute serve to determine a sheen of nostalgia and supply perception into the totally different band members’ views.

Creation of The Six

The present messes with the band’s origin story and timeline.
Credit score: Lacey Terrell / Prime Video

Within the ebook, Billy and Graham begin the band collectively and produce members in, actually embodying their unique band title, The Dunne Brothers.

In episode 1, Graham alone decides to start out a band together with his crew of nerdy buddies — Eddie, Warren, and Chuck — in an effort to get his girlfriend again. He tempts them to affix by saying his cool older brother Billy will be a part of too. However in his interview, Billy claims, “I by no means agreed to be of their band. I stated I’d hear and perhaps give them some pointers.”

Regardless of his preliminary reluctance, Billy instantly takes cost. This variation establishes an influence dynamic inside the band and Billy’s dictatorship a lot earlier on than within the novel. The choice compensates for adjustments to The Six’s timeline, hones in on Billy’s centrality from the beginning, and foreshadows the precarious nature of The Six.

The marriage

Within the ebook, The Dunne Brothers are acting at their first marriage ceremony gig when Billy and Graham spot their estranged father, who’s drunkenly dancing with a a lot youthful lady. Their dad would not a lot as spare his sons a look, and Billy offers with it by chugging beers and asking out a reasonably cocktail waitress – and his future spouse – Camila (Camila Morrone).

The present amps up the drama on the marriage ceremony to the max. Billy confronts their father, smashes his guitar, and Graham punches him within the face. Moments later within the parking zone, Billy proclaims to the band, “We’ll be the largest band within the fucking world!” This sequence successfully units up Billy’s deep-rooted daddy points, nevertheless it additionally alters his character by having him search validation in music and fame, sidelining Camila’s significance. 

Within the present, Camilla and Billy’s meet-cute takes place at a laundromat the place she humbles him. However concern not, he nonetheless makes use of the atrocious line “You give me your quantity, and I am going to write you a track.”

Chuck D.D.S.

Proper earlier than the band has their first small break opening for The Winters within the present, Chuck quits to go to dental college. This can be a main tonal shift from the ebook, during which Chuck is drafted to Vietnam and dies six months later. Within the present, Chuck serves as a supply of doubt —suggesting a safer, extra financially safe possibility for the band — relatively than inspiration for the band to pursue their goals.

In episode 2, Warren says, “Possibly ol’ Chuckie was proper. Possibly this was all only a massive mistake, and we must always have stayed at house with our mothers to economize on hire and turn into dentists.” It is one in every of a sequence of adjustments that each sanitizes and provides levity to the supply materials. 

The 5: The place is Pete?

Camila is the unofficial sixth member within the present.
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The present nixes The Six’s bassist Pete Loving fully. Within the ebook, Pete is Eddie’s older brother, and he brings Eddie into the band to be the rhythm guitarist when Chuck is drafted. Pete’s entire factor is having a girlfriend again on the East Coast. Within the present, Eddie is an unique band member and is compelled to modify to bass when Chuck leaves, one in every of many seeds of resentment planted. 

The present explains away the misnumbered title throughout a short scene the place Karen suggests The Six, claiming Camila because the unofficial sixth member. Plus, Warren provides, they cannot be The 5 as a result of there’s The Dave Clark 5 and The Jackson 5. The present has Camila way more concerned within the band than she was within the novel, so this rationalization is sensible, to some extent.

Timeline of The Six

Within the present, the band powers by way of Chuck’s departure, opens for The Winters, and meets their future keyboardist, Karen. After their efficiency, they obtain life-changing recommendation from their future tour supervisor Rod Reyes: “Get the fuck out of Pittsburgh.”

With no planning or additional course from Rod, they determine to maneuver to LA that very same night time and go away the subsequent morning. At first, Camila refuses to return to LA, however by morning she’s modified her thoughts and will get within the van, which robs us of one in every of a number of important Billy and Camila moments! Extra on this later. 

The present reduces Rod’s position and downgrades him from The Six’s supervisor to their touring supervisor. Within the ebook, the band has a longtime relationship with Rod, to not point out much more expertise earlier than shifting out to LA. The band opens for The Winters for a number of reveals on their Northeastern tour, the place they persuade Karen to affix the band. When Karen joins, they modify their title from The Dunne Brothers to The Six. They get extra gigs and catch the attention of Rod in NYC, who units up extra reveals for them on the East Coast after which helps them transfer to LA, the place he hooks them up with gigs.

The dearth of planning provides drama, humor, and pleasure to the present — as if being in a rock-and-roll band is not already sufficient. 

Teddy Value

Probably the most memorable scenes from episode 2 is exclusive to the present. It options Billy accosting Teddy Value (Tom Wright) on the grocery retailer and getting him to conform to hearken to one in every of their songs. Billy is fixated on having Teddy produce their album from the beginning. On the present, he is not simply their producer but in addition their major level of contact within the music business. He primarily absorbs a few of Rod’s position, in addition to that of Daisy’s supervisor, Hank.

Within the ebook, The Six’s intro to Teddy is way much less thrilling, and his mythos grows as he turns into a father determine to Billy and Daisy. Rod introduces the band to Teddy on the Troubadour, they play him 10 songs, and he will get them a document deal. 

Within the present, Teddy approaches Daisy after she performs on the Troubadour and gives to form her. She would not wish to be formed and storms off. The same energy wrestle ensues within the ebook, however solely after she’s been signed to Teddy’s document label and compelled to sing covers.

Regardless, it is Teddy who persistently will get by way of to Billy and Daisy and pushes them. 


Camila’s character suffers probably the most in its translation to display.
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Maybe the adjustments that can upset followers of the novel most are made to Camila, Billy’s spouse. Within the ebook, Camila is a pressure, Billy’s rock in his wrestle with dependancy, and comfy along with her place as a rising rockstar’s stay-at-home spouse. The present suggests in any other case.

Within the present, Camila is launched as a photographer relatively than “spouse of Billy Dunne.” She’s consistently recording and photographing the band, giving her a extra official position. When she strikes to LA with Billy, she acts as a quasi-manager, cold-calling document labels, sending photographs of the band to newspapers, and is even folded into the band’s title.

Within the ebook, Camila and Billy break up when The Six relocates to LA. And in one of many extra romantic moments, Billy calls Camila and says, “If I had a document contract, would you marry me?” Camila accepts and comes out to LA to be with him.

In episode 2, Camila reveals her being pregnant to Billy the day earlier than The Six leaves for tour, and it is solely then that they determine to get married. They proceed to have a full-blown marriage ceremony that night time, with correct decorations and friends. Nevertheless, Billy and Camila’s marriage ceremony is among the most memorable scenes within the novel; they get married final minute in the course of the night time, and Karen decorates timber with aluminum foil. Between the proposal and marriage ceremony adjustments, the present presents Camila and Billy’s relationship much less romantically, establishing viewers to be group Daisy and Billy.

Within the present, the primary tour is advised primarily from Camila’s perspective of the pregnant spouse at house, whereas within the ebook we actually see Billy’s downfall and heroin dependancy.


Daisy’s finest buddy and disco icon Simone Jackson (Nabiyah Be) has a a lot bigger position within the present and will get to be a personality in her personal proper relatively than a speaking head that provides context to Daisy. Within the present, we see her profession play out as a foil to Daisy’s, which additionally permits for extra disco content material!


In episode 3, it is revealed that Billy’s stint in rehab will get The Six dropped from their label. Moreover, they had been compelled to pay their advance again, and the band members are actually working odd jobs. Billy quits the band to concentrate on being a devoted husband and father, whereas initially barely doing both of these issues. The remaining members of The Six audition new frontmen earlier than deciding on…Eddie. C’mon, you’ll be able to’t be severe. The present does all the pieces in its energy to extend Eddie’s animosity in direction of Billy, and the bitter bassist is not any match for Billy’s charisma and stage presence.

Within the present, Billy writes a track, performs it for the band, and is welcomed again with open arms – other than Eddie. Teddy likes it and brings it to the label, however The Six has burned too many bridges, and the label is not keen to take one other probability on them. Teddy brings in Daisy as a last-ditch effort to attempt to repair the track. 

Within the ebook, none of this occurs! Billy returns from rehab and instantly begins engaged on the band’s second album, SevenEightNine. Daisy is introduced in as a result of they are not assured they’ve a lead single. These adjustments each delay Daisy and the band’s first encounter and lift the stakes. Everybody loves an underdog, and it is a enjoyable twist to make Daisy and The Six underdogs collectively.

Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)

Billy and Daisy’s chemistry whereas performing “Look At Us Now (Honeycomb) is palpable.
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In episode 4, “Look At Us Now (Honeycomb),” the track Daisy and Billy wrote on the finish of episode 3, comes out in episode 4 and catches on like wildfire. Invited to carry out at Diamond Head Pageant in Hawaii, Daisy and Billy butt heads, however the present is undeniably magical. Nevertheless, after Billy tells the press that Daisy and The Six will not be collaborating once more, they struggle and Billy tells her to “have a pleasant life.” 

Within the ebook, Daisy and Billy first carry out “Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)” – which is simply referred to as “Honeycomb” – at The Whisky in Los Angeles, the place The Six is doing a residency to advertise SevenEightNine. One night time Daisy is within the crowd, so they carry her on stage to carry out. It goes so nicely that their document label proclaims that Daisy will open for The Six on their world tour, The Numbers Tour. 

With out The Six’s second album and accompanying tour, the present quick tracks Aurora, and the Diamond Head efficiency amps up the magic of Daisy and Billy’s first reside efficiency collectively. 

Daisy becoming a member of the band 

In episode 4 everybody desires Daisy to affix The Six aside from Billy. Camila intervenes and invitations Daisy to their housewarming get together. Billy virtually comes round and makes a halfhearted try to ask her to affix the band, however Daisy stands her floor and walks away from him. The ability goes out and the band, together with Daisy, have an impromptu candle-lit acoustic efficiency that adjustments all the pieces. By the beginning of episode 5, Daisy is an official member of The Six. 

Within the ebook, Daisy has a second of readability on The Numbers Tour the place she fires her abusive supervisor, Hank — who’s minimize fully from the present, diluting Daisy’s character — on the night time that Jonah Berg of Rolling Stone journal is within the crowd. Hank sabotages Daisy and takes her backing band with him. Daisy scrambles and finally ends up doing her opening set with Eddie enjoying guitar. Then, Billy comes out and takes the guitar from Eddie to do an intimate rendition of “Honeycomb.” For the primary time on the tour Daisy stays on stage for the remainder of The Six’s set. Eddie is pissed at Billy for overshadowing him and smashes his guitar. This memorable efficiency units into movement the dynamics of the band that outline the novel and result in their breakup. 

Jonah’s headline for the Rolling Stone article is “The Six That Ought to Be Seven,” which forces Billy’s hand in permitting Daisy to affix the band. The sequence of occasions that results in Daisy becoming a member of The Six is way more thrilling within the novel and offers you the sense that it virtually did not occur. Within the present, the choice for Daisy to affix the band is much less exterior and extra of an inevitability. It emphasizes the relationships between Daisy and members of The Six and highlights her new discovered household. 

Karen and Graham

After encouragement from Camila, on the finish of episode 4 Graham kisses Camila, and she or he politely rejects him. Then, Caroline introduces herself to Graham. In episode 5, Graham, Karen, and Caroline go to the seashore. Karen sees Graham’s engaging qualities by way of Caroline’s eyes and realizes she desires him. After they arrive house from the seashore Karen jumps his bones. 

Within the ebook, Graham and Karen’s baggage will get combined up on The Numbers Tour, and Graham returns a duffle of bras and underwear to Karen. Karen says to him, “Oh, I guess you simply love having your arms on my panties,” and Graham replies, “If I get my arms on these panties, I wish to have earned it the old school means.” Later that day, Karen calls Graham’s lodge room and asks why he is by no means made a transfer on her. He says, “I do not take pictures I do know I am going to miss.” She replies, “I do not suppose you may miss, Dunne.” Then Graham sprints over to her lodge room, they usually share a passionate kiss. 

The present fortunately devotes extra time to creating Karen and Graham’s relationship, and it is a pleasure to observe the fan-favorite characters get extra display time.

Daisy and Billy kissing in a tree

Daisy within the technique of writing one other incriminating track about Billy.
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By episode 6 the strain between Daisy and Billy is simple and instantly will get sophisticated. Jonah from Rolling Stone is writing his first story on Daisy Jones and The Six and observes a charged second between Daisy and Billy. Daisy exits, leaving Billy and Jonah alone within the studio collectively. Billy tells Jonah, “It is not what you suppose man… It is not precisely [an act], nevertheless it’s not actual life both.” Jonah later relays this to Daisy, and she or he’s understandably upset and lashes out by not exhibiting as much as document the subsequent day. Billy goes in search of Daisy and finds her strung out within the pool, inspiring him to put in writing “Extra Enjoyable To Miss.” The subsequent day, whereas recording the track, Daisy storms out of the studio. 

They struggle within the parking zone, and Daisy says, “You need me to sing your track? I am going to fucking sing your track if you happen to inform me the reality. Inform me that there’s nothing happening between us.” In response, Billy kisses her. She makes her triumphant return to the studio and sings her coronary heart out.

The sequence makes for nice tv and means that for Billy their relationship is in regards to the music…or at the very least that is what he is telling himself. Billy manipulating Daisy for the music turns into a central theme of their relationship. 

Within the ebook, these two scenes occur individually. Billy writes “Not possible Lady,” the ebook equal of “Extra Enjoyable To Miss,” and pushes Daisy to sing it in a feral, exceptionally uncooked means. It is solely after writing a few extra emotionally charged songs that Billy tells Daisy he “likes quite a bit about her” and she or he leans in to kiss him. Their lips “barely graze,” and Billy cuts it off. Within the novel, their relationship is about making nice music, however Daisy can be a supply of temptation for Billy, and he grapples with how appearing on his emotions for her would end in him shedding management of his sobriety and household. Within the ebook we see the strain rise between Daisy and Billy, however we by no means get the repay that the present provides us.


By the point Billy and Daisy are writing Aurora within the ebook, Camila and Billy have had twin women. Nevertheless, they’re utterly minimize from the present. Throughout that interval, Camila would put their three daughters to mattress and wait up for Billy. The present has Billy getting house late each night time. Moreover, Billy writes the titular monitor, “Aurora,” about Camila, so whereas the remainder of the album explores Daisy and Billy’s relationship, they select to middle the album round track about Camila. These adjustments simplify his relationship with Camila and his betrayal. 

As a result of Camila is extra concerned within the band within the present, when Daisy joins the band Camila is not simply sidelined from her relationship along with her husband, however from her unofficial position within the band. This makes Billy’s duplicity minimize even deeper. 

In episode 6, after Billy kisses Daisy, Camila accompanies Billy to the Aurora album shoot. Billy and Daisy get right into a fiery struggle, whereas Camila observes at a distance and captures the second on her digicam. From Camila’s perspective, we hear damning snippets of their argument that embody the phrase “your spouse.” Within the ebook, Camila just isn’t concerned within the Aurora album shoot in any respect.

In some of the jaw-dropping adjustments from the ebook, Camila will get along with Eddie in retaliation. The present closely hinted at Eddie’s feeling for Camila. This pointless change serves to extend hostility between Eddie and Billy, however Eddie was spiteful sufficient within the ebook! Placing Eddie and Camila collectively makes The Six excessively messy. 

Within the novel, Camila additionally flirts with infidelity by assembly up with a highschool crush, and it is implied it is extra than simply pleasant. 

The primary six episodes of Daisy Jones and the Six are out now on Prime Video, with new episodes releasing weekly.(Opens in a brand new tab)

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