As Netflix renews Sex Education, here are some questions we expect to be answered in Season 4
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As Netflix renews Sex Education for another season, some questions we expect to be answered in the upcoming instalment

With the news of the Sex Education's renewal, there is hope to tie up any loose ends from the season 3.

Devki Nehra
Sep 29, 2021
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Gillian Anderson shares a picture from the set of Sex Education season 4 | Twitter

Just a few weeks after the third season of Sex Education aired on Netflix, the streamer renewed it for another round.

Hailed for normalising all taboos around the topic of sex, for teens and adults, it would be exciting to watch another instalment of the series. The show manages to steer clear from the preachy territory, and tells relatable stories through very relatable characters.

This season was more about sticking to your beliefs as we saw the entire school band against the new headteacher Hope’s (Jemima Kirke) conservative and restrictive makeover plans. There were some reunions, and some break ups and a farewell that made it seem like we had reached the last leg of the series.

Connor Swindells, Jemima Kirke and Tanya Reynolds in Episode 6 of Sex Education Season 3 | Netflix

However, with the news of the renewal, there is still some hope to tie up any loose ends. Here are some questions we expect to be answered in this new season. 

What will happen to the students of Moordale Secondary after it shuts down?

After the rebellious show-and-tell by the students to embrace the status of “Sex School” that led to the clearly orthodox investors to pull all funding and sell the Moordale Secondary to developers. The students were eventually told that they’ll have to find alternative ways to finish their last year. So, how will the story continue when the very thing that ties them all together is being taken away from them. Is there hope for them after the media reports that a lot of other schools across the UK are taking a progressive stance on sex education? Or will they join hands to raise funds and save their beloved institution?

What’s going to happen to Adam?
Connor Swindells as Adam Groff | Netflix

Though Adam (Connor Swindells) seems to slowly ease into his identity, he’s still far behind Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) who has been proudly out for a while. Things become rocky between the two when Eric confesses that he had kissed someone in Nigeria. Adam, though heartbroken, still hopes to make amends and put the incident behind them. We all hoped for their love story to stay strong, but all good things do come to an end, and perhaps for the better. Eric admits the kiss was a liberating experience that “made me feel free.” What’s going to happen to Adam now? He did have a budding friendship with Eric’s ex Rahim (Sami Outalbali). Will they get together? Will Adam give love another chance or will this break up push him right back into his shell?

If not Jakob, who is the father?
Asa Butterfield and Mikael Persbrandt | Netflix

Jakob had once told Jean that he did not trust her, and had insisted on a paternity test for the unborn child. After her delivery, which resulted in her hemorrhaging and going into surgery, she receives the test results, only to curse out loud. If not Jakob, then who is the father of her daughter Joy? Before him, Jean admitted to having a string of casual encounters, including Harry (Dan Mersh) and Dan (Daniel Ings). Dan does make a brief appearance in season 3, where he meets the couple outside the hospital and makes a joke about being the father; a comment that only arouses suspicion in Jakob. How will this twist in the chain of events affect Jakob and Jean’s relationship?

What’s going to happen between Otis and Maeve?
Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey | Netflix

Nearing the end of the series, Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Maeve (Emma Mackey) finally make up and admit to each other that they made the clinic work to be around each other. But Maeve decides to leave for the US study program on a whim after her mother hands her the tuition amount. Maeve meets Otis one last time, and the latter asks her what we had all been thinking: Is this goodbye? To this Maeve seems to firmly promise, “No, it's see you soon…” Does this mean we will finally see the two of them getting back, regardless of the distance between them, for good?

Will Cal finally find a partner?
Kedar Williams-Stirling, Chinenye Ezeudu and Dua Saleh | Netflix

Though Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling) and Cal (Dua Saleh) seemed compatible, there were just some factors that prevented their romance from unfolding. By the end of the season, we see Cal forging a friendship with Layla, who reaches out to them for help. Is this a start of something new?

A different Aimee?
Aimee Lou Wood and Emma Mackey | Netflix

Aimee finally gathered courage to bid goodbye to her relationship with the sweet Steve (Chris Jenks). She is still coming to terms with the sexual assault that shook her to the core, and she finds herself alienating him, and being increasingly averse to his touch. The two get a “commitment goat” in hopes to close the gap between each other, but even that does not work. Aimee realises she has to learn to be on her own for a while. So what’s next for this character who seems to have evolved a lot since the first season?

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