Do Pope and Cleo get together in Outer Banks season 3? (spoilers)

Outer Banks. (L to R) Carlacia Grant as Cleo, Jonathan Daviss as Pope in episode 302 of Outer Banks. Cr. Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix © 2022
Outer Banks. (L to R) Carlacia Grant as Cleo, Jonathan Daviss as Pope in episode 302 of Outer Banks. Cr. Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix © 2022 /

The highly-anticipated new season of Outer Banks is now streaming on Netflix, and fans are already raving about the thrilling adventure the season takes them on!

In this season, the stakes are higher than ever as the Pogues must confront new challenges, including a shocking betrayal and a ruthless new adversary who will stop at nothing to get what he wants — which in this case is finding the lost city of El Dorado before the Pogues can. There is a lot to love about the new season, especially for those who happen to be fans of the show’s many ships including Pope and Cleo.

Pope and Cleo’s chemistry in Outer Banks is nothing short of adorable. From their first interaction in season 2, it’s clear that these two have a special bond that just keeps growing stronger across the new season.

They have a natural ease around each other and always seem to be in sync, and they also understand the struggles that come with living on the wrong side of the tracks. They can relate to each other’s past and present, which makes their connection even more genuine.

Despite the danger and turmoil that surrounds them, Pope and Cleo always find ways to make each other smile and laugh. Fans can’t help but root for these two to overcome their obstacles and find a way to be together in the end which is why many might find themselves asking whether the pair finally become an official couple in season 3.

Warning: Outer Banks season 3 spoilers ahead. 

Do Pope and Cleo end up together in Outer Banks season 3?

Early in the season, Pope catches JJ and Kiara getting flirty and it quickly becomes clear he has some unresolved feelings from their season 2 hookup. Cleo catches wind of the situation and we eventually see the pair bond over their past misfortunes when it’s come to love. The two bond over their bad luck with love and decide to form the No Love Club, basically swearing off relationships.

While the two swear off love and relationships at the beginning of the season, their friendship and connection blossom across the season through the many interactions they share. For most of the season, it seems their relationship will stay just that of a friendship. However, in the season finale, the pair finally act on their underlying feelings and share a sweet kiss in the midst of the chaos around them. They then decide to disband the No Love Club before sharing an even more passionate kiss that seems to solidify their relationship status.

At the end of the season, there is an 18-month time jump and we do not find out for certain whether Pope and Cleo are still together. However, it seems safe to assume the pair are still a couple when the season comes to a close and we’re hoping to see more of the duo in the show’s already confirmed fourth season!

Outer Banks season 3 is streaming now on Netflix.

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