Does Jean die in Sex Education season 3?

Sex Education Season 3. Gillian Anderson as Jean Milburn in Episode 5 of Sex Education Season 3. Cr. Sam Taylor/NETFLIX © 2020
Sex Education Season 3. Gillian Anderson as Jean Milburn in Episode 5 of Sex Education Season 3. Cr. Sam Taylor/NETFLIX © 2020 /

Sex Education is officially back, and this season is definitely the most eventful to date. Going into season 3, fans had so many questions on their minds. Will Maeve (Emma Mackey) and Otis (Asa Butterfield) finally get together? Will Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) actually pick Adam (Connor Swindells) over Rahim (Sami Outalbali)? And will Jean (Gillian Anderson) and Jakob (Mikael Persbrandt) get back together to raise their baby?

The third season dropped today on Netflix and answers all of our sought-after questions. As for Jean, her relationship with Jakob is seriously complicated after she tells him about her pregnancy.

Spoilers ahead for Sex Education season 3.

Jean and Jakob get back together in Sex Education season 3 so they can raise their child together as a family. This isn’t as easy as it sounds, however, with Jakob’s trust issues. Remember, Jean cheated in season 2 with Otis’ dad, something Jakob is understandably still very upset about.

Jean suggests they go to couples therapy, and though Jakob is against it, he agrees. Jakob and Ola (Patricia Allison) even move in with Jean and Otis, something Otis is not a fan of. Ola takes Otis’ things without asking and as an only child, Otis is pretty freaked out about having to share everything — especially with his ex-girlfriend.

There’s tons of tension in the house, which isn’t great for Jean and Jakob’s relationship. Jakob reveals that his late wife, Ola’s mother, actually cheated on him before she got sick and passed away. This would explain his previous trust issues, which Jean unfortunately only made worse when she was unfaithful.

Fast forward to the penultimate episode of Sex Education season 3, and Jean is in the hospital about to give birth to her baby. Maureen (Samantha Spiro) is there with her but Jakob ends up getting there late, and when he arrives, trouble arises. Jean gives birth to a baby girl, but as Jakob starts celebrating she tells him, “I feel strange. Something’s wrong.”

What happens to Jean in Sex Education season 3?

The monitor starts going wild and Jean is losing a lot of blood. The nurses start giving her oxygen and kick Jakob out of the room. The final scene in episode 7 sees Otis and Maeve reuniting and kissing in the rain. Jakob calls Otis, but as he’s distracted, he ignores the call.

In the Sex Education season 3 finale, Otis, Eric, and Ola are at the hospital waiting to find out any news about Jean, who’s in the middle of surgery. Otis has really good conversations with Jakob and Eric, where he gets emotional about his mom. He doesn’t want his mom to die, and the thought alone makes him incredibly upset.

Fortunately, Jean’s surgery goes well, and Otis and Jakob are able to go see her. High off the drugs, Jean is hilarious and tells Otis that she’s “the king.” It’s the exact comedic relief we need after a really close call!

Sex Education wouldn’t be the same without Jean, and having her pass away would be a terrible decision on the writers’ part, in my opinion. Though I didn’t think she would actually die, I was still on the edge of my seat while watching!

There are so many emotional scenes in this season and it makes me love the characters even more! Be sure to stream all eight episodes of Sex Education season 3 on Netflix right now.

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