Girls5eva season 3 recap and ending explained: Wickie's left with a huge decision (spoilers)

GIRLS5EVA. Renée Elise Goldsberry as Wickie in Episode 301 of GIRLS5EVA. Cr. Emily V. Aragones/Netflix © 2023
GIRLS5EVA. Renée Elise Goldsberry as Wickie in Episode 301 of GIRLS5EVA. Cr. Emily V. Aragones/Netflix © 2023 /

Did you miss Girls5eva? I know I did! But the most iconic one-hit wonder '90s girl group has made their comeback just in time for us to join their Returnity Tour, and this time, they're on Netflix. The former Peacock original series was saved by Netflix, which exclusively houses the brand-new six-episode third season as well as the hilarious first two seasons.

In the third season, the group embarks on a tour beginning in Forth Worth, Texas with nothing more than themselves, a van, and determination. Although the world may not take them seriously, Wickie takes them plenty serious, even going so far as to greenlight a self-made tour documentary. Along the way, the group battles the highs and lows of tour, personal relationships, and what the future holds.

How does the tour fare for Girls5eva, and do they manage to brave the big swing Wickie takes in the season premiere? Let's dive into the biggest revelations from season 3, including the season-ending cliffhanger that leaves Wickie with a major decision to make about the next chapter of the group's professional journey. I don't know about you, but I have a prediction about her choice...

WARNING: Spoilers ahead from the Girls5eva season 3 finale!

Girls5eva plays Radio City Music Hall

When their tour immediately feels like a disaster and the girls feel defeated, Wickie remember that she once prided herself on taking big swings in her career. In order to get them out of the creature comforts they'd settled into in Fort Worth, Wickie uses all of their earnings so far to book Radio City Music Hall... on Thanksgiving. That lights a fire under the girls to succeed so they don't owe over a half-million dollars if they can't sell tickets.

After beefing with a senator in Bomont who also owns a number of music venues across the country, a majority of the gigs on the tour are canceled. Wickie turns down money from her parents to help bail them out of the Radio City show and doubles down on making it happen. They play a rich woman's birthday party and perform with Gray Holland... though their connection to Gray ultimately leads to a boycott of the tour after his "death."

When they seem down and out and unable to sell Radio City tickets, Summer comes up with a plan to use her connection to the marketing scheme at Tooth Smartz to have bots run up the value of the tickets and help the show completely sell out. Even though the entire arena is empty besides family on the day of the Thanksgiving convert, the group puts on a full show with all the hits, bells, and whitles. More than anything, they are proud of themselves for accomplishing their goal.

Dawn has a daughter and Wickie looks to the future

During their final bow at the show, Dawn's water breaks. Dawn and Scott later return home with the baby to their loved ones waiting to welcome them at home, where Dawn reveals that they named their daughter Lesley after Wickie's real name. Having become an auntie and enjoying her relationship with her best friends as well as her relationship with the Lunch Lord, Wickie decides to revel in the medium time rather than the big time, as Dawn sang in their new song.

However, right as she's accepting a slower lifestyle, she overhears her debut solo single from the 2000s, "Yesternights," playing during an episode of the show's parody version of The Crown. They're all shocked and predict that Wickie's song could regain popularity like Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" did thanks to Stranger Things. Wickie immediately receives a call from Nance Trace with an offer to do a song for Sony's new female Garfield movie (which isn't real).

In another shocking move and proof of character development on Wickie's part, she insists to Nance that she's a package deal: "Girls5eva or nothing." Nance plays ball, but Dawn pushes back against Wickie's instinct to jump right back into the ring of fame after embracing the medium time. She takes a second to think it over before giving her answer to Nance. But before she delivers the answer, she takes a bite of a danish, leaving us on a cliffhanger.

Considering the journey Wickie has been on, I don't see her fully giving up on her dreams of making it big. She's much more centered now and changed because of the bond with her bandmates, boyfriend, and now namesake pseudo-niece, but she will always be Wickie Roy. I can see Wickie taking the deal for the Garfield song, but I can also see her turning it down since it's the first offer she's received. We'll have to wait and see what she decides in the potential fourth season!

Girls5eva seasons 1-3 are now available to stream on Netflix.

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