Another year has passed since Sex Education was released on Netflix and, with the arrival of the 2nd season, it is not easy to remember everything that happened in the first episodes of the series. To make it easier, we made a summary of the main events and the developments of the characters that happened in the 1st year. Check out:
One of the most basic elements of Sex Education is the sex therapy clinic established by Otis, which advises high school students based on what they have learned from their mother (the sex therapist, Jean), and Maeve, who takes care of the part. business. During season 1, Otis takes care of the problems of several students in Moordale: Adam, who takes three trips at once; Aimee, who had not discovered herself sexually, or Lily, who as much as she wanted to, could not have sex. The venture seems to be going very well, but Otis and Maeve end up confusing love, friendship and business and at the end of the season the boy establishes that the clinic needs to end.
While Otis spends most of season 1 clearly in love with Maeve, the girl delves into a relationship with Jackson, an exemplary student, student leader and athlete, who suffers from pressure from her mothers. Maeve and Jackson have a troubled relationship, first because he needs to win over the difficult girl and then because Maeve finds herself liking Otis. At the ball, Maeve even finds out that Jackson used advice from Otis – who helped Jackson unintentionally – to win her over, and at a very good moment 10 Things I Hate About You, Maeve fights with Otis at the school dance for it.
At the end of the season, Maeve’s brother, Sean, gets her into trouble for selling drugs at the ball and, to protect her brother, the student says the remedies were hers and the school principal threatens to expel her. Jackson, even after the breakup, blackmails Mr. Groff saying that if Maeve is expelled, he will no longer represent the school in swimming competitions. Maeve’s expulsion is not made explicit, but the director makes it clear that Jackson should forget the girl for good.
Eric and Otis’ friendship is one of the pillars of Sex Education, and while the series shows how strong the bond is between the two, it also explores their turbulence. Otis’ involvement with Maeve and the sex clinic in Season 1 ends up leaving Eric aside, and that has sad consequences.
At a certain point in season 1, Otis leaves Eric in the dark when the two agree to go to the cinema to watch Hedwig: Rock, Love and Betrayal, dressed in cosplays for the feature, a favorite cult of the LGBTQ + community. When Otis ends up breaking his commitment to Eric and leaves the boy alone, he is robbed and suffers a serious assault, and the two confront each other in a tense fight.
The incident causes Eric to spend a dark time, leaving his cheerful and positive personality behind. It was only after accidentally finding a new model of what he would like to be, and going through a cathartic experience in the church, that Eric is able to assert himself again, even confronting his father, with surprisingly positive results.