That '90s Show part 2 recap and ending explained

That '90s Show. (L to R) Callie Haverda as Leia, Mace Coronel as Jay in episode 201 of That '90s Show. Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix © 2024
That '90s Show. (L to R) Callie Haverda as Leia, Mace Coronel as Jay in episode 201 of That '90s Show. Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix © 2024 /

Warning: Spoilers ahead from That '90s Show part 2.

After over a year and half long wait, That '90s Show has finally returned on Netflix with its second batch of new episodes. That '90s Show part 2 picks up in 1996, a summer after the events of the first season finale, which found Leia in the middle of a romantic pickle before heading home to Chicago for the school year.

Leia spent her first summer with her grandparents, Red and Kitty, and met a new group of friends in her mother and father's hometown of Point Place, Wisconsin. She started dating Jay Kelso (yes, he's the teenage son of Kelso and Jackie), but prior to heading home, Leia nearly kissed Nate, her best friend Gwen's brother and her friend Nikki's boyfriend. Uh oh!

So, in part 2, does Leia and Nate's secret come to light and break up these two couples? Which character has a pregnancy scare? And what does Leia do that goes beyond any mistake her dad made as a teenager? Let's recap the events of part 2 and talk about that ending!

That '90s Show. (L to R) Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen, Callie Haverda as Leia in episode 201 of That '90s Show. Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix © 2024 /

Leia and Jay stay together

Even though it's touch and go when Leia and Nate's secret about their almost kiss comes to light, Leia and Jay stay together. It's not easy at first, as Jay looks to "get even" with his girlfriend and his best friend for what almost happened between them, but Leia and Jay and the friend group work through the momentary slip-up. Leia and Nikki remain friends, too.

There's a lot of romance in part 2, as Leia considers losing her virginity to Jay, something that doesn't end up happening, but the prospect still puts Red in the hospital. Gwen has a love interest of her own with Cole Carson, played by This Is Us star Niles Fitch. While Nikki and Nate ultimately get back together (at least in a sense), Ozzie's Canadian boyfriend Etienne breaks up with him.

That '90s Show. (L to R) Max Donovan as Nate, Sam Morelos as Nikki, Mace Coronel as Jay in episode 201 of That '90s Show. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

No, Nikki isn't pregnant

In the penultimate episode of part 2, all the sex that Nikki and Nate have been having catches up to them when Nikki realizes she's two weeks late on her period. Kitty overhears Nikki sharing the dilemma, and Leia's grandmother joins Ozzie help Nikki through the process of waiting on the results of her pregnancy test. The kicker? Kitty gives Nikki a long expired test.

When the test gives her a positive result, Kitty and Ozzie both take tests to see if the expired test's result should be taken as accurate. Well, Kitty and Ozzie are both pregnant, so the test isn't to be believed. While Gwen deals with Nate having a ring stuck on his finger (he was going to propose to Nikki), Nikki learns that she's not pregnant. Nate comes to his senses and the couple celebrate their relief together.

That '90s Show. (L to R) Callie Haverda as Leia, Mace Coronel as Jay, Max Donovan as Nate in episode 208 of That '90s Show. Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix © 2024 /

A car crashes into the Forman kitchen

In the part 2 finale, Red and Kitty travel to Paris and leave Bob in charge of Leia and the kids. He insists on watching the kids like a hawk, but Ozzie outsmarts him and gets Leia's other helicopter grandfather out of their hair. But Leia accidentally tells someone that the Forman house will be without adult supervision, leading to the town's teens inviting themselves over for a party. Their efforts to stop the party only seem to make it stronger.

During the party, Gwen first decides to break up with Cole when he tells her he's leaving for college early, but she later opts to give their relationship a shot. When Nikki sings a song, Nate's so enchanted, he realizes he wants to get back together. The party comes to a screeching halt when a car drives into the Formans' kitchen by none other than Kevin Smith, who plays Leo's son Sonny, and Jason Mewes. Bob returns to the house in time to see the aftermath, and one thing's for sure... Red's not going to like this!

Watch That '90s Show part 2 now and part 3 on Oct. 24 only on Netflix.