Never Have I Ever season 1, episode 3 recap and breakdown

April 27, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
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Summary

Never Have I Ever season 1, episode 3, “… gotten drunk with the popular kids” is quite convoluted, but it demonstrates Devi’s struggle to fit in to social norms.

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Summary

Never Have I Ever season 1, episode 3, “… gotten drunk with the popular kids” is quite convoluted, but it demonstrates Devi’s struggle to fit in to social norms.

This recap of Netflix series Never Have I Ever season 1, episode 3, “… gotten drunk with the popular kids” contains significant spoilers.


How does Never Have I Ever season 1, episode 3, “… gotten drunk with the popular kids” begin?

It starts off with a kooky Tik Tok video created by Devi and her friends — it’s a dance routine which is interrupted by her mother and Alex’s trailing eye on Kamala.

The whole purpose of the Tik Tok video was for it to be a thirst trap for Paxton, but he never clicked like on the video.

Devi is then asked to sort out the garden that her father used to look after. In the garden, she sees a coyote and she feels something spiritual is happening — she thinks it is her father.

So what about Paxton…

Never Have I Ever season 1, episode 3, “… gotten drunk with the popular kids” sees Paxton wanting to be in Devi’s group for a history project, but it really sounds like he using her for her knowledge. Devi hangs out with Paxton and his friend Trent for the history project.

Paxton gives Devi the nickname “Little-D”, sending her head into a spin and reads into it heavily.

And what about getting drunk in episode 3?

Devi decides to go to a no-parent party organized by Trent. She weirdly asks her therapist if she can buy her a thong and also spills the beans over the coyote — the subject of her father is starting to creep into conversations.

Devi heads to the party and she awkwardly tries to mingle. She then sees Ben and begins to relax, claiming she is here with Paxton, but Ben points out that Paxton is hitting on Zoe.

Emotional over what she’s seen, Devi gets really drunk. Outside, she sees a coyote and believing it is her father (and the same coyote she saw), Devi approaches the animal, which attacks.

Paxton is the hero of the hour, taking Devi to the hospital.

At the hospital, she tells Paxton that she thought the coyote was her dead father. Paxton says he “feels it” but also says “that’s why we are friends” which evidently hurts Devi. Her mother then comes in and is angry at Devi for being drunk.

How does the school react to Devi’s embarrassing moment?

Surprisingly, the next day, Devi has become some sort of sensation in school. While presenting the history project with Paxton and Trent, the whole class start chanting “coyote girl” and Paxton puts an arm around her — for the first time ever, she becomes popular.

How does Never Have I Ever season 1, episode 3, “… gotten drunk with the popular kids” end?

Bubbling beneath Devi’s drunk story, Fabiola has been battling her complicated emotions for Eve.

During the history project, Eve tries inviting Fabiola to an event but Fabiola gets flustered and palms her off unfairly.

While dabbling with her robot, Fabiola gets her robot to say “I’m gay”, which was not a revelation or anything, but it’s a moment she accepts her feelings for Eve and her sexuality.

Episode 3 was quite a convoluted episode, but it is still doing rather well to drive the story forward.

Other points

  • Steve tells Kamala that she cannot be forced to marry someone. Devi finds Kamala watching Riverdale. She learns about bravery and standing up to her parents. Kamala gives Steve some food and says she wants to be with him.
  • Ben finds out that Devi and Paxton are “having sex”.
  • Fabiola tells Alex to find another woman.
  • Fabiola told her mother she technically has a boyfriend called Alex to hide the fact that she is gay.
  • Devi asks Kamala about how you can know if a guy is into you. Kamala pretends she knows nothing about boyfriends.

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