The third season of Outer Banks was incredibly entertaining, and I am in agony waiting for more episodes



One of the posters for the third season of Outer Banks, which was released Feb. 23.

The last time we heard from the Pogues, they were stranded on an island they proclaimed to be named Poguelandia. 

With a dramatic finale to season two of Outer Banks, I was left speechless, waiting for the next season to be released. On Feb. 23, fans of the show were finally relieved of their agony with ten more episodes of the show. With a perfectly-timed ice storm, I was able to set aside that entire Thursday to watch the whole season.

The first episode of the season was named “Poguelandia” after their island. I thought that would mean that we would have at least a whole episode dedicated to learning more about life on a deserted island, but we instead only got about ten minutes. While I did love the episode, I wish there was more time with the group on the island since the whole episode was named after that. 

For the entirety of the season finale, I was literally on the edge of my seat—or my bed, per se.

In this season, we learned more about John B’s (Chase Stokes) relationship with his father, Big John (Charles Halford). While I enjoyed seeing what Big John is truly like, I feel like he had far too much screen time compared to the main characters of the show. I am a huge fan of the JJ (Rudy Pankow) and Kiara (Madison Bailey) ship, and I was hoping to see more development between the two of them.

My favorite parts of every season are when the entire group is together. The dynamic between the Pogues is unmatched, and I love watching their chaotic energy on the screen. The character development I see in the Pogues was interesting as well. I see it primarily in Pope (Johnathan Daviss), where he is usually the obedient, studious, rule-follower who always makes the group stop and think about what they are about to do before they do it. This season, Pope, still furious with Rafe (Drew Starkey) for stealing Denmark Tanny’s cross at the end of the second season, becomes more impulsive and unhinged this season, almost doing things that he would forever regret. I loved watching him evolve, along with his friendship with Cleo (Carlacia Grant), who always kept him grounded. 

For the entirety of the season finale, I was literally on the edge of my seat—or my bed, per se. For the entire hour, I was incredibly stressed, which always seems to happen during Outer Banks finales. Without spoiling anything for those who have yet to watch the show, the pot truly gets stirred. Without the support of the Pogues all together, there would be no way that everyone would make it out alive.

Outer Banks has been renewed for a fourth season, and it is most likely not going to be the last. The ending of the final episode of season three, however, tied up so many loose ends that I have no idea how they are going to kick off the next season. Nevertheless, I did still have some questions that were left unanswered, and I hope they are clarified in season four.

Until then, I will be left fawning over the intensity and entertainment that was provided to me in season three while I wait in agony once again for ten more episodes.