Now that Netflix’s Sex Education has been renewed for a third season, we have some big questions that need to be answered.
When Netflix’s Sex Education ended its second season with a number of plot points wide open, our biggest question was whether or not we’d ever get to see those stories unfold. Now that we know Sex Education Season 3 is a go, we can breathe a little more easily…but not much.
After all, there are so many questions left unanswered. Waiting for whatever resolution the series gives us is going be nearly impossible. Viewers have become extremely invested in some of the series’ top relationships, and exactly zero of them are simple—which is fitting, seeing as how real-life relationships aren’t easy either.
So, to keep the discussion going while we wait for our next sessions with Dr. Jean Milburn (Gillian Anderson) and/or her son, Otis (Asa Butterfield), let’s take a look at some of our biggest questions for Sex Education Season 3.
First up: What’s next for Otis and Maeve?
For most of the series’ second season, Otis was in what he thought was a happy relationship with Ola. By the end, though, he’d realized Maeve (Emma Mackey) had been the love of his life all along.
Unfortunately, Sex Education Season 2 didn’t give the couple the happy ending they might deserve. Instead, Maeve’s obnoxious neighbor took it upon himself to delete Otis’ voicemail and will almost surely not be delivering Otis’ heartfelt message when the series returns.
Given the teens’ inability to communicate with one another, even when leading Moordale’s successful clinic to help their classmates have better relationships, Sex Education Season 3 is likely to involve a lot of miscommunication. We wouldn’t be surprised if Otis spends the majority of the season angry at Maeve for not returning his call, thus leading to even more angst than we’ve already seen. That should make for good entertainment but a painful time.
What’s going to happen with Jean’s pregnancy?
As we touched on a little bit previously, a number of viewers were upset to find out that Gillian Anderson’s character had become pregnant. It was about 50% trauma from having seen the same thing happen (poorly) on The X-Files and 50%, “hey, she’s a bit old for that.”
There are a number of routes that Sex Education can take with this story, though. And all of them have the opportunity to be instructive.
Dr. Milburn will likely have some decisions to make regarding whether or not she even wants to stay pregnant; and Sex Education‘s first season already showed the writers aren’t afraid of reproductive choice. Even if Jean keeps the baby, there are plenty of complications that come with attempting to carry a child to full term later in life.
And, of course, there’s the state of Jean’s former relationship with Jakob (Mikael Persbrandt) to consider. Will she tell him about the baby? If she does, will it change anything about the breakup? There’s so much potential here, so let’s hope Jean gets the treatment she deserves.
What’s next for Eric and Adam?
Adam Groff (Connor Swindells) spent much of Sex Education‘s first two seasons refusing to accept his sexual identity and bullying Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) as a result. There was no excuse for that behavior, but Eric is far more forgiving than some of us.
Now that Adam asked Eric to hold his hand in front of the whole Moordale community, will everything work? Is Adam Eric’s prince? Or just another frog.
And even if the relationship is a good one from here on out, will Adam do the hard work to really make amends for all the awful things he used to do? Because otherwise, what’s the point?
What’s next for the sex education in Netflix’s Sex Education?
When Sex Education Season 2 ended, things were not exactly looking good for Otis’ clinic. We’re sure he’ll find a way to continue it…but how? It can’t exactly be underground business as usual after being found out.
Or can it? Only time will tell.
Finally, what will be the next empowering moment?
The first season had “it’s my vagina.” The second season had the girls coming together to support Aimee in the aftermath of her assault on the bus.
With such a great tradition of empowering its female characters, Sex Education has a lot to live up to. Without getting formulaic, here’s hoping there will be more of these kinds of moments going forward.
What do you hope to see in Sex Education Season 3? What are your biggest questions? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Sex Education is available on Netflix.