Published On: Tue, Oct 11th, 2022

‘Derry Girls’ Season 3 is Absolutely Cracker (And Has Some Cameos That Will Make You Scream)

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The third and final season of Derry Girls, the Irish sitcom about four teenage girls and one boy growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, has finally hit Netflix after airing on Ireland’s Channel 4 last spring. The genius of Derry Girls has always lain in the contrast between the madcap comedy of Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Orla (Louisa Harland), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), and James (Dylan Llewellyn), and season 3 leans even harder into that contrast—with side-splitting results.

Season 2 ended with James deciding to stay in Derry and the factions in Northern Ireland agreeing to a ceasefire. Season 3 picks up with the girls gradually making their way toward adulthood. They take their GCSE exams, celebrate their 18th birthdays, and weigh their options in the approaching Good Friday Agreement referendum. The season mainly focuses on the girls themselves, but like in previous seasons, the Troubles are a constant presence.

The Mary Sue

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