Never Have I Ever season 3, episode 1 recap – the premiere explained

August 12, 2022
M.N. Miller 0
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Summary

Never Have I Ever returns for its third season, and it’s better than ever.

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Summary

Never Have I Ever returns for its third season, and it’s better than ever.

This recap of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever season 3, episode 1, “…been s**t-shamed,” contains spoilers.

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Never Have I Ever season 3, episode 1 recap

Devi is now full of pride as she and Paxton are officially an item. However, the gossip/mean girls at school hypothesize how the school’s hottest guy is going out with a nerd like Devi. How did they find out? A high school gossip TikTok account under the name Lady Whistle Boy (this is their fellow student Eric Perkins) uploaded and streamed a video of the two lovebirds holding hands and kissing. Of course, our anxious hero of the story does not take it well. Unfortunately, just as she calls her fears of inadequacy, she receives an anonymous text from someone warning her Paxton is not who she thinks he is.

Everyone is now coupled up; two are going south quickly and will meet their demise. Not everyone can be Devi and Paxton or Ben and Aneesa or Eleanor and Trent. It turns out Fabiola’s girlfriend is moving to South Korea with her family, but she wants to stay together long distance, despite the 16-hour time difference. Kamala has decided to break up with Prashant. And finally, the bromance between Trent and Paxton seems to be on a rocky footing because he is jealous of Paxton’s time being taken up by Devi. Something tells me most of these relationships will be a distant memory by the end of the season. Ben is not the right person for Aneesa. How can two people keep a long-distance relationship when living in a Korean standard time zone? Poor Fabiola, she blossomed with Eve.

Meanwhile, the girls inform Devi that she must ensure her PTA is fresh. What is that, you ask? Well, it is pits, t**s, and a*s, of course. (John McEnroe then follows up with his perfect narration that he hates knowing that acronym, and so do I). This is the night that Devi has been waiting for. She wants to lose her virginity to that Paxton guy tonight. Devi thinks it will be “some magical deflowering that I write a poem about or some s**t.” Well, at least it may be quicker than a poem.

The ending

The James Franco lookalike does not do any Franco-like escapades when they go to do it. He sees that his girlfriend is not ready because it looks like she is so stressed out. After all, her hands were in little fists and looked like she would crack a tooth. It turns out Paxton may be a good guy. He is kind when Devi tells him she is not ready for sex. Unfortunately, he never sees the G-string she made from her shoelace. Devi is the MacGyver of young women’s underwear when making her underwear. Here is to you, Richard Dean Anderson.

Kamala informs the family she is not going to get married, and Nirmala does not take it well. She even takes away her famous idly and sambar (a fluffy steamed cake made of fermented rice and a savory vegetable lentil stew) from Kamala because only engaged or married women deserve it.

Unfortunately, just as she calms her fears of inadequacy, she receives an anonymous text from someone warning her Paxton is not who she thinks she is.

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