The time has come, Netflix fans! Outer Banks season 3 is finally here and those who follow the addicting teen show have no doubt stayed up late to start binging. The highly anticipated season debuted in the early hours of Feb. 23, bringing us back to the OBX and the Pogue Life. After the events of season 2, the Pogues are still living on their own in Poguelandia, but they must get back to reality eventually.
Outer Banks season 3 sees the return of John B’s (Chase Stokes) dad Big John (Charles Halford), along with a new treasure hunt and new threats. And of course, it’s not all action and adventure in this show. There’s also romance! And John B and Sarah (Madelyn Cline) aren’t the only ones caught in their feels this time around.
Spoilers ahead for Outer Banks season 3.
Throughout the first two seasons of Outer Banks, it’s pretty evident that JJ (Rudy Pankow) has feelings for Kiara (Madison Bailey). But so does Pope (Jonathan Daviss), and even John B and Kiara had a moment early on. So needless to say, the situation for JJ is complicated. But in Outer Banks season 3, JJ and Kiara go through some ups and downs that fortunately end on a high note. It takes a long time for them to get there, though.
With Kiara’s parents being Kooks, they do not understand her way of life and definitely do not approve of her friends, especially JJ. And when JJ ends up stealing from Kiara’s dad in season 3, she’s in hot water even more. Her parents end up sending her away to a place called Kitty Hawk, a nature camp for kids with behavioral issues. This comes at a critical time when the rest of the Pogues are headed to South America to find Big John.
JJ decides to go rescue Kiara from Kitty Hawk, and that’s when their relationship finally progresses.
Do Kie and JJ end up together in Outer Banks season 3?
Kiara and JJ do end up together in Outer Banks season 3, which is something fans have been wanting to happen for so long! When JJ sneaks into Kitty Hawk in the middle of the night and finds Kiara, he apologizes for stealing from her dad and she tells him she loves him. He says it back and they share a kiss, which hilariously has the other bunkers cheering. JJ sneaks Kiara out of there and they’re able to reunite with the rest of the Pogues.
There’s an 18-month flash forward at the end of Outer Banks season 3, and we see the Pogues being celebrated for finding the treasure. We can assume JJ and Kiara are still together as the group looks happy back in the OBX.
Now that Kiara and JJ are finally together, let’s hope they remain an item in Outer Banks season 4! Netflix has renewed the series for another installment, but at this time we don’t know when it’ll be released. In the meantime, you can stream all 10 episodes of Outer Banks season 3 right now.