What to Expect in Outer Banks Season 3


Mary Kimbrell Livermon, Photographer

One of Netflix’s most popular shows for teenagers is releasing its third season of the series on Thursday, February 23. Fans all over the world are anxiously counting down the hours until its long-awaited release. Personally, I finished season two of Outer Banks in one night, staying up until three in the morning, and I can guarantee plenty of other fans did the same because this show is addictive! With season two ending on a cliffhanger, fans are eager to see how the events will continue to unfold in season three.

For newbies to the series–or viewers who need a recap–I’ll give you a brief overview of the show in general, courtesy of the Outer Banks Wiki: “Outer Banks is set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The main plot surrounds a tight-knit group of teenagers from the wrong side of the tracks called The Pogues. When a series of unusual events occur on the island, The Pogues, led by their charismatic leader John B, embark on a mission to find his missing father. In the process, they stumble across a treasure map that unearths a long-buried secret.”

Season two dives even further into the quest for the gold that went missing with the Royal Merchant that sank off the coast of the Outer Banks. An added tension is placed on the teenagers as the line between the Pogues and the Kooks becomes more clear. An important thing to note is that John B is being wrongfully framed for the murder of a sheriff, which causes him to flee even though he did nothing wrong. The man who killed the sheriff is very wealthy and has control over the sheriff’s department, which is very bad for John B.

Let’s start at the beginning of season 2:
Sarah Cameron and John B are in the Bahamas, but they are presumed dead after going missing during a storm. John B is still wanted for murder, and there is a big reward for whoever turns him in.
Sarah Cameron is shot by her own brother trying to steal the gold back from her family. She barely survives the shooting.
The Pogues finally have enough evidence to prove John B did not kill Sheriff Peterkin, but the evidence is destroyed, and Ward Cameron gets away with it.
Pope finds out he is related to a slave who was the only survivor of the Royal Merchant. Denmark Tanny has hidden a golden cross, and the Pogues spend this season trying to find it.
John B is finally free as Rafe’s fingerprints prove John B’s innocence.
In an attempt to clear Rafe’s name, Ward fakes his death by escaping under his boat after it goes into flames. Sarah Cameron is in shock, thinking her father is dead.
As the season closes, we find out Ward Cameron is still alive, and he has the golden cross the Pogues so desperately want. John B and Ward Cameron get into a fight on the ship. The Pogues are almost getting away with the cross when they have to flee from the boat on a small motorized raft. They reach a remote island, which is where the season closes.

The end of season two leads us to expect that the Pogues will get back to the Outer Banks but will run into trouble with Ward Cameron. They most likely will still be on the search for the cross and the gold.

Although season three hasn’t yet been released, Outer Banks has already been renewed for season four. This renewal gives fans hope that the story will continue to unfold.