Sex/Life Season 2 Review and Ending Explained – An Indictment on Modern Day Relationships

By Daniel Hart
Published: March 2, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Sex/Life Season 2 Review and Ending Explained - Episode 6
Billie (Sarah Shahi) in Sex/Life Season 2 (Credit - Netflix)


Sex/Life Season 2 is a stronger case study than its predecessor, bringing a trial-by-jury assessment of modern-day relationships.

At one point, it was easy to think we would not get a Season 2 of Sex/Life. While I haven’t delved into the reasons for the long gap, it would not have been wise for Netflix not to extend this story. After all, the dramatic erotica genre is instant sensationalism and mass audiences. 365 Days is a defining example. After six exhilarating episodes, I’ve provide a fair review on the steamy series, and detailed the ending, which comes with no surprises whatsoever.  

The second season of Sex/Life came at a strange time. During the almost-forgotten pandemic, family and togetherness became paramount to people’s lives. Monogamous relationships looked ideal over modern, polyamorous lifestyles.  And the debate is rife on social media, with various influencers, relationship coaches, and important figures highlighting the pros and cons of marriage and the traditional nature that comes with it. 

Sex/Life Season 2 is a stronger case study than its predecessor, bringing a trial-by-jury assessment of modern-day relationships.

Sex/Life Season 2 Review and Plot Summary

Billie (Sarah Shahi) has to embark on a new reality. One where family within marriage may not exist. She has to beholden a life of a separated mother in the dating world after having it all with another man. What does it mean for a modern woman that idolizes a world filled with choice and thrills? Is the grass truly greener on the other side? Billie is a far more complicated and layered character than we imagined. She represents many relationship problems. 

Of course, there’s Cooper (Mike Vogel) too. A man so emasculated by his failing marriage that he becomes the very thing he feared. Many can mistake Cooper for giving that “nice guy syndrome” energy. But is being the nice guy good for marriage? Is it a factor in divorce? There’s a case to be made that Cooper has mistaken being the nice guy as a replacement for being the good guy. And there’s a marked difference. Sex/Life is a tragic watch for this character. The series brings the downfall of failed masculinity. 

We, of course, cannot forget Brad (Adam Demos). After his genitals were revealed in Season 1 and women fawned over him, there was a stark reminder that Brad is the man that every woman would love to fix due to his natural manly demeanor and BDE. A man that can provide pleasure, masculinity, security, and possible life.

But the word “possible” is important. Brad is a man that has no control over his inhibitions. He craves the past but does not understand how to turn from boy to man. Sex/Life Season 2 shows how failed masculinity can appear in various forms. While Cooper has it all but fails to lead his marriage, Brad can have it all but self-sabotages. 

If anything, Sex/Life Season 2 tries to invoke the importance of balancing divine masculine and feminine energy. While many viewers will be enticed by the sensationalist storylines, there are plenty of themes that are representative of society:

We no longer know how to have healthy relationships in a world filled with too many choices.

Season 2 also delves into subplots as well. New flames emerge, providing other relationships for our characters. For instance, Sasha prides on the “independent woman” trope battling with true love and what it means for her image. Again, another theme is significant to western views.

Of course, Season 2 brings some steamy sex scenes. It does not betray the demographic by watering them down. But after seeing plenty of erotic films and TV, it’s easy to look under the layers. There are undoubtedly many layers in Sex/Life Season 2. 

Brad (Adam Demos) (L) and Billie (Sarah Shahi) (R) in Sex/Life Season 2 (Credit – Netflix)

Sex/Life Season 2 Episode 6 Recap and Ending Explained

Why do the police arrest Cooper?

In the opening of the finale of Season 2, Billie narrates how female sexuality has been the most dangerous force in the universe ever since Eve in the Garden of Eden; it comes with great power, capable of delivering immense pleasure or great pain.

We then see Billie visiting the car crash that Cooper caused. The police tell Billie, officially still Cooper’s wife, her husband’s rights as he is arrested and taken to the police station. Cooper has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Billie bails him out.

Billie returns home with Cooper, and Majid opts to leave. The divorce with Cooper is already causing problems in her life.

Cooper admits to Billie that she is right; he can no longer contain his feelings after thinking of the beautiful moments in their marriage. Cooper explains how Billie is the love of his life, but he is not hers. It’s heartbreaking as Cooper finally breaks down in tears, and Billie hugs him.

Majid and Billie enter a new phase of their relationship

After these dramatic events, Billie returns to her new everyday life, as a mother and in a relationship with Majid. She admits to herself that she’s scared. It’s even scarier that her son, Hudson, has formed a bond with Majid. Majid reassures Billie that he wants to continue being around her son and is not scared. He offers to take her son to a baseball game while Billie attends Sasha’s book launch.

While on the way to the baseball game, Majid gets an urgent work call and has to take a detour.

Sasha has the decision to make – being with Kam or her career?

Meanwhile, Kam wants Sasha to travel the world with him now his organization has expanded globally. They both argue about their conflicting careers. Sasha accuses Kam of being sexist, believing he wants her to give up her plans for him. Kam tells Sasha that he will only agree to her terms if she stands up to Mick to have a public relationship. Sasha and Kam are struggling with trust issues. Sasha has to decide between compromising her career or being with Kam.

Why does Cooper go to an AA meeting?

Cooper decides to deal with his addictions that were born after his divorce. He goes to an AA meeting and opens up about his pain. He admits he used to be a “good guy,” but recently, he hasn’t been good. His brother attends the AA meeting. Cooper vows to make amends for his actions and beat his addiction.

Dev shows what he has done with his p***s

Afterward, Cooper tells Dev that he is considering contacting Emily, who is completely in love with him. The scene is overhauled by Dev deciding to show that he has invested in enlarging his p***s — he shows his new p***s to all the men in the changing rooms at the sauna. Sex/Life couldn’t end the season without showing a p***s to the audience. Were the creators proving that they used prosthetics in Season 1?

Why does Billie tell Sasha to sacrifice her career for Kam?

At the book launch, Billie tells Sasha that she may have to sacrifice a bit of herself for a long-term relationship. She tells her that she still believes in marriage. Billie admits that if she could go back in time and do it again with Cooper, she would. She tells Sasha that it is not too late for her and Kam.

Before she can deliberate her best friend’s words, Sasha gives a speech at the book launch. While delivering her speech, Sasha suddenly realizes how much she will lose by letting Kam go.

After the speech, Kam tells her grandmother she has a successful career but is alone. She offers her grandmother gratitude for motivating her, but she doesn’t want this for the rest of her life. She raises how Kam wants her to live in Singapore with him. The grandmother does not understand, but Kam stands her ground and tells her that she has a successful career, but she wants the man now, too.

Kam confronts her agent Mick and tells him she will make a book about love. She tells him she has a plane to catch and leaves on her terms.

Why does Hudson go missing?

Majid handles the restaurant issue and leaves Hudson at the bar. As Majid deals with another problem, Hudson grabs a coffee mug that Majid left nearby and takes it to a kitchen. He asks one of the chefs for a hot chocolate and startles them. The kitchen ends up on fire. Majid grabs Hudson and angrily tells him off for being in the kitchen.

Hudson leaves the restaurant and runs away. Majid has to call Billie and reveal that he has lost Hudson.

Does Billie find Hudson? 

Billie and Cooper arrive at the restaurant; firefighters are still dealing with the kitchen fire. Majid is regretful, but Billie is evasive and does not want his help. To make matters worse for Majid, Brad turns up to help Billie find Hudson.

Billie panics, but Brad calms her down. Eventually, Billie finds Hudson at a nearby park. Billie looks at Brad with the same love she always does.

As she returns with Hudson, Cooper can see how happy and natural Billie is around Brad. Cooper is grateful for Brad’s help, showing growth in his character. Before Brad leaves, Billie gives Brad a much-needed hug.

Does Sasha join Kam in Singapore?

Sasha gets to the airport quickly and tells Kam she is coming with him.

However, in a twist, Kam tells Sasha she cannot come to Singapore. Suddenly, the airport staff gives Kam his luggage; he’s decided not to go to Singapore; he wants to compromise his career for their relationship first. So no, Sasha does not join Kam in Singapore. Kam decides to stay in New York for Sasha.

Cooper starts a romantic relationship with Emily

Cooper decides to attend Emily’s birthday party. She’s surprised to see him. As he’s offered a drink, he declines.

In front of all of Emily’s friends, Cooper tells Emily that 12 years ago, he wasn’t the right man for her. He tells her he’s in a better place than the last time she saw him (drunk at a bar). Emily doesn’t let him finish his speech, walks right up to Cooper, and kisses him. Cooper and Emily are together.

Billie (Sarah Shahi) (L) and Brad (Adam Demos) (R) in Sex/Life Season 2 (Credit – Netflix)

Sex/Life Season 2 Ending Explained

Why do Majid and Billie break up?

Billie visits Majid at his restaurant — she apologizes for what happened. Majid tells Billie how much he loves her. He admits he is not a father and begs her not to break up with him. Billie tells him they cannot work in a relationship because she does not want her life split into two parts.

Majid and Billie break up. It’s not a bitter break up at all. It’s weirdly plain sailing.

Cooper tells Billie that he is going to ask Emily to marry him

As we enter the final act of Season 2, Billie continues with her life and signs off her dissertation at the University.

And in a bombshell moment, Cooper tells Billie that he is going to ask Emily to marry her. He says he is the right man for her, and he feels he is enough when around her. Billie approves and believes Emily is the right woman for him. Cooper tells Billie that he finds himself incredibly lucky to have met her and is grateful. Billie is tearful and hugs him.

Cooper asks the vital question –  are you happy? Billie confirms she is happy; she has friends, work, and children she loves. It’s an emotional closure for them both. Billie had it all with Cooper, and she realizes that just because he wasn’t the right man for her doesn’t mean what she had with him wasn’t beautiful.

Do Billie and Brad end up together?

Afterward, the finale shows Sasha and Kam marrying. Billie gives the newly married couple a toast, celebrating the love they have.

However, in a bombshell moment, Brad turns up at the wedding, and Billie narrates, “you and me, always.” Brad tells Billie that her words were beautiful.

Brad tells Billie that he and Gigi are no longer together. Gigi knew that he would never be able to get over Billie. Billie is in disbelief, tears of happiness running down her face. Brad tells her that “this is real.” Billie narrates how women have the power of choice. Billie and Brad get together, and they also marry each other too.

Billie chose who to spend her life with. She chose Brad.

The ending of Season 2 of Sex/Life felt conclusive – many parts of Episode 6 do not make sense from a realistic perspective, but at least it gave the audience closure.

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