In the tumultuous year and a half since Sex Education season 2 hit screens in January 2020, you’d be forgiven for forgetting just how tumultuous things had already become at Moordale Secondary. Last time we saw our favorite hormone-addled Brits, Jean (Gillian Anderson) had learned she was pregnant with Jakob’s (Mikael Persbrandt) baby. Otis (Asa Butterfield) left a confession of love on Maeve’s (Emma Mackey) voicemail, only for Isaac (George Robinson) to delete it. Adam (Connor Swindells) declared his feelings for Eric (Ncuti Gatwa)—on stage, no less. Maeve called social services on her mother. Oh, and Moordale itself was still floundering in the wake of its sex scandal, which ultimately saw Jean and Mr. Groff (Alistair Petrie) fired. Season 3 picks back up as a new school year begins, and with it comes an unfamiliar awkwardness as the students navigate the new normal.