Never Have I Ever season 3, episode 7 recap – “…cheated”

August 12, 2022
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3.5

Summary

Devi and Des’s relationship begins to take shape as they face off in a debate tournament in an episode that creates plenty of laughs from its supporting characters.

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3.5

Summary

Devi and Des’s relationship begins to take shape as they face off in a debate tournament in an episode that creates plenty of laughs from its supporting characters.

This recap of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever season 3, episode 7, “…cheated,” contains spoilers.

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Never Have I Ever season 3, episode 7 recap

Devi and Des continue to date behind their mother’s backs. They both lied to them and used the same one to see each other. Team “Desi,” told their parents they were at debate practice. She is taken aback because their schools will be involved in the upcoming regional debate tournament. Des tells Devi, “I look forward to cross-firing you.” That causes our beloved John McEnroe to exclaim, “Oh, snap! That is the hottest thing any guy has ever said to Devi!”

However, Devi needs to get something off her chest. She asks Des bluntly why he ghosted her. He explains that when he got home that night, he did not know how smart it would be to get involved with a girl who looked like she was not over her ex-boyfriend. Devi assures him she is over Paxton and likes someone else now. (Remember, she tore the paper out of her journal that said she would sleep with Paxton for she has a crush on Des).

McEnroe is not done with his perfect comic timing and French pronunciations. He announces that Fabiola and Aneesa are about to reveal their announcement. And they do. Eleanor and Devi celebrate and give them hugs. However, both are still awkward around each other. Aneesa tries and dresses up to hear Fabiola at the upcoming debate tournament.

When studying at home with Des, they find out they will face each other in the tournament. On that day, where the kids were at the debate, in the garage, Nalini and Rhyah were looking through the garage and doing some cleaning. (Nirmali wants to keep a box labeled “AOL Free Trial CDs”). There, they discover Devi’s old wheelchair. Remember, she had an episode that lasted a while where she could not walk when her father died. Rhyah’s comments are, uh, weird, to say the least. She feels terrible for her family having so much trouble lately but thanks Nalini for remembering gratitude for her son’s self-sufficiency.

However, when Devi faces Desi in the championship in the debate club match, rival schools. (As she says, they may not win a lot, but they have had four kids make it to The Voice, and only two have died). Their team has no chance. Des’s school is so rich that they hire paralegals to do instant research for them at a moment’s notice. So, she throws out one of their research books. When Des then announces they are missing one of their books, Manish remembers he saw Devi in the school during the fire drill that temporarily stopped the tournament. He then switches back the sides, giving Hartman Hill the “pro” side and Sherman Oaks the “con” debate.

The ending

Yet, Sherman Oak’s team still wins the matchup with an argument about the cons of privatization. Manish confronts Devi after, and instead of impacting her future, he takes her home. The dedicated, loyal, and ethical teacher tells Devi’s mother and grandmother. Manish also adds that he wanted the family to handle this in a private family manner. This causes Nirmala to see the man that Kamala has fallen for, and she accepts him. (She is so nice to him, he thinks it may be a trap).

However, you will notice Rhyah is in the background listening to the entire interaction. “Oh, that is serious,” she says. Devi comes clean about throwing out the binder (they fired a paralegal over it), but he forgives her and admits he is intimidated by her. They kiss, and the show ends as Sebastian Forslund plays over the credits.

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