‘Outer Banks’ season 3 filled with dramatic twists in ultimate quest for gold


After a shocking plot twist ended ‘Outer Banks’ season two, fans have waited almost seven months for the release of this binge-worthy series’ next season. At the end of the second season, our favorite group of teenagers found themselves stranded on a deserted island in their quest for lost gold. Season three picks up right where season two left off, showcasing the quest for redemption in just ten episodes.

Season two left viewers with bated breath as John B (Chase Stokes), Sarah (Madelyn Cline), Kiara (Madison Bailey), JJ (Rudy Pankow), Pope (Jonathan Daviss), and Cleo (Carlacia Grant) ended up stranded on a small island in the Caribbean. Season three picks up with the teens living on this island for one month, and although everything may appear to be paradisal, the group is homesick and nervous about their long-term future on the island. Within the first episode, the group flags down a plane to rescue them and are brought to another nearby island.

Almost immediately the Pogues find themselves in danger after their plane crashes and are chased down by armed men. In the chase, Kiara is kidnapped and taken hostage. From there, the group plans a rescue mission as they hurry to leave the island. Once they complete the task, the group heads back to The Outer Banks of North Carolina, accompanied by Big John (Charles Halford), who had been presumed dead for the past two seasons.

Once back in The Outer Banks, the real action begins as John B and his father, Big John, secretly search for clues to find the lost city of El Dorado in hopes of uncovering lost treasure. Ultimately, the whole group is pulled into this quest and they head for South America in search of El Dorado. Along the way, some unexpected characters prove to be challenging obstacles in reaching the final goal of the quest, but it’s nothing the Pogues can’t handle. The season ends with dramatic wins and losses, intense plot twists, and, of course, the announcement of a fourth season of “Outer Banks.”

After season three’s release, viewers had varying opinions about the direction in which the show is heading. Some feel that three seasons are sufficient, while others are excited about the mystery that season four holds. I enjoy the series and look forward to binging the next season, but I feel the show has strayed too far from its original premise. The show started out as a drama about some local teens on the hunt for a sunken ship, so this shift to runaway kids and ancient cities seems a little far-fetched. However, the series does a decent job of portraying teen romances, friendships, and struggles despite the dramatic plot. Overall, I’d say season three is worth the watch and the perfect paradise binge.

Grade: A-