“Never Have I Ever Season 3.” Never Have I Ever is an American coming-of-age comedy-drama series starring Maitrey Ramakrishnan, created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. Although the show is set in the San Fernando Valley, the comedy is loosely based on Kaling’s childhood experiences in the Boston area. The series premiered on Netflix on April 27, 2020, and is about an Indian high school student dealing with the sudden death of her father. The series received generally favorable reviews.
The series has been described as a watershed moment for South Asian representation in Hollywood and has been praised for breaking down South Asian stereotypes. On July 1, 2020, Netflix renewed the series for a second season which premiered on July 15, 2021. Netflix renewed the series for a third season on 19 August 2021, which was released on 12 August 2022 and consists of 10 episodes, with a fourth and final season set to premiere in 2023.
Never Have I Ever Season 3 sees her enjoying her relationship with Paxton in a proper romantic way. But whether it’s her dream man, Paxton, or her dream college opportunity, she messes up both phases of her life. But one thing that will definitely change Devi’s life is that she let go of the things that caused her pain. Although this show is all about that. “Never Have I Ever” is a great coming-of-age drama that suggests that all adults out there are letting go of their past to live in the present.
After seeing the most romantic way Paxton (Darren Barnet) accepts Devi as his girlfriend in “Never Have I Ever” Season 2, we see Season 3 begin with a charming aura of the amazing chemistry between the two. They see Devi and Paxton as a real couple for the first time and the whole school is having a hard time. But as we know, Devi’s love story isn’t complete without a few hurdles and her silly self-realizations. We see him thinking too much about being out of the league for Paxton.
She even gets slut-shamed by popular TikTok girls, which makes her doubt herself. Poor Devi reaches out to Dr. Ryan, where she learns the most valuable lesson of not letting anyone define her. She takes advice the wrong way, as always, and confronts it with his rage. But things take a turn for the worse when the girls tell her that Paxton will leave her if she doesn’t get physically involved. This leads Devi to become so worried that she forces herself to have sex with Paxton, but eventually realizes that she is not ready.
And we see that Paxton turns out to be sweeter; he does not leave her, nor is he upset about it; rather, he takes it sportily and gives her some time. But things get a lot stranger when Devi receives an anonymous text warning her about her boyfriend. With the help of Fabiola, Elenor and Anissa, she searches to find out who it is. But the anonymous texter turns out to be Paxton’s ex, Haley, who is a very attractive girl at school. While talking to Haley, Devi learns of Paxton’s dark side as he exposed Haley after their intimacy.
Now we see that Devi is a bit stupid to understand what maturity is, but she is also a strict feminist. So, without sitting quietly, she forces Paxton to apologize to Haley, which is kind of weird, but not a bad influence. And surprisingly, Paxton does exactly what his girlfriend requested and wants to apologize to Haley, but is humiliated when many girls like Haley get mad at him.
He ends up apologizing to each of them and is not even mad at Devi for forcing him to do all this. We see someone like Paxton who is really in love with Devi, doing all these things just to keep her. But Devi isn’t happy yet, as we see that as a result of her feminist movement, Paxton and Haley are now friends. A jealous Devi talks about it with her group of friends and we also learn about the girls in the group. We see Fabiola leave Eva because of their long-distance relationship and Elenor and Trent are now together.
Even though Anissa and Ben seem kind of out of touch with each other, it clearly gives off the vibe of an impending breakup. In “Never Have I Ever,” we still didn’t get as much about Devi’s cousin Kamala as we expected, but we do see her finally talking to her ex-fiancé about not wanting her to marry him. And now Nirmala, the grandmother, kind of puts the pressure of marriage on her head, which Kamala can’t handle.
Back in Devi’s life, when she finds out her boyfriend is going to play paintball with Haley on his team, she decides to join the game as well, but she is about to eliminate Haley in the game and she hits her. a friend’s shot to put her off. But tragedy begins when Devi learns a huge lesson from Paxton when he breaks up with her.
He says he can’t be with someone who isn’t in love, which is the truest thing we realize about Devi, while she keeps talking about how her relationship with Paxton doesn’t make sense to anyone. I mean, why is he worried about everyone and anyone? So the truth hurts her a lot, but people learn from their mistakes and we see Devi evolve and accept her breakup with Paxton day by day.
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Finally, Devi’s orchestral ceremony is shown when she is about to play the harp. Expecting her guests in the auditorium, she deceives her father, traumatizing her again. As Rhya goes to the washroom, she finds Devi sitting there crying because of the trauma she just went through. When we see Rhya there, he tries to help her through it all but instead calls her son Des outside the hall to end it with her for her delusions.
In fact, it’s a reality: the more people see your vulnerability, the more they assume you’re weak and end up talking behind your back. But as a good nutritionist, she shouldn’t do this to a person who needs help. But luckily, all the conversations that mother and son had were overheard by Ben Gross, who thinks he needs to inform Devi about it. We see mama’s boy Des trying to expose Devi as his mother disapproved, so a suspicious Devi talks to her friends. While Ben informs her about the conversation he overheard, Devi doesn’t believe him and rather insults him.
But when Fab finds out that Des is lying to Devi, Devi decides to expose herself to him while he’s out with his friend. While Devi demands an answer from him, he denies letting his mother down by paying his bills. Annoyed, Devi throws an iced coffee on Des and gets tangled up in Rhyya’s eyes again. But the plot is on Nalini as she takes her daughter’s side and drives Rhya and her son away from her house. Although Devi gets heartbroken again, she realizes that the problems are not her, but the people who think she has a problem.
We see that the last day of school is approaching and we see that Fabiola and Anissa are now just platonic friends. Trent fails the exam, which eventually makes Elenor happy to stay another year, and Paxton moves to Arizona for college. Devi also gets a dazzling opportunity to study at the Shrubland School in Colorado, but she doesn’t want to leave her friends just yet.
Neither do her friends. But when she suggests she go to Colorado just to look at the school, she reluctantly agrees. After reaching Shrubland, Colorado, she has to change her mind when she finally sees her kind of students everywhere. She finally gets a chance to study for real, while in Sherman Oaks we saw a teacher burn her bra to teach women empowerment.
But here she learns real things like she even notices everyone in the meeting discussing their studies which she never got a chance to do. So he decides on his way back and informs Nalini that she is going.
When she finally arrives at school to say goodbye to her friends, an angry Fabeola and Elenor accept her farewell, but Ben confesses that about misses her, and Devi gets butterflies again. While Paxton mentions Devi’s help in front of the school in her graduation speech, she has no such feelings. So we just realized that Ben is Devi’s lobster.
Later we see Paxton come over to talk to her as well, and while she sees him and her parents happily together, she runs to her mom to cancel the plan to go to Shrubland because now she wants to be with her mom for a while. They both get emotional and her mother calls it off to be in Colorado. But will she really change her mind about her mother? Or does he have something steamier to work on all year? So she runs to Ben again to finally fulfill her dream of a relationship.