After waiting a few years, Derry Girls season 3 is finally coming to an American audience this Friday, October 7, on Netflix. The hilarious characters were back together again for one final episode.
The show follows a group of friends attending an all-girls school in Ireland during the 1990s, a challenging decade with segregation, violence, and much hardship. Unlike other dramas that keep you on edge, Friends at Our Lady Immaculate College realize these students are human beings and share an unending sense of naive humor.
In the last episode of season 2, Erin (Saoirse Monica Jackson), Michelle (Jamie Lee O’Donnell), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Orla (Louisa Harland), and James (Dylan Llewellyn) alienated an entire school in order to start a peacebuilding camp, they swapped “funny” scones at a funeral and eluded a polar bear during their concert.
What is Derry Girls season 3 about?
The final episode was about the IRA ceasefire in 1994 and President Bill Clinton’s visit to Ireland. This is an essential step in the buildup of a Good Friday Agreement that will be signed later that decade. James has to choose between returning with his mother or staying in Ireland with his new “family.” He decides, “I am a Derry girl!” The entire group comes together again across the distance while they wait outside to see President Clinton.
The last season aired this past Spring on Channel 4 in the UK. It picked up where the previous season ended. The girls continue their shenanigans in Northern Ireland amid the softening political tensions of the period.
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