'Dear White People' season 3: Where does Sam's arc go after she quits her titular radio show?
The second season ended with Sam getting selected by a secret society called 'The Order of X', and this lead to certain speculations about Sam's future arc on the show
What had started off as Sam White's brilliantly articulated titular radio show called 'Dear White People', the Netflix dramedy is branching out to explore individual plots and arcs in its upcoming season 3.
We got introduced to the character played by Logan Browning some two years ago as she trudged along the path of identity and self-actualization in a predominantly white Ivy League university. Soon she took to activism and went quite vocal about it, as she called out racial bias and hatred against the black community on her radio show. But weeks ahead of the third season's early August premiere, as and when the trailers appeared, we found out Sam is done with Dear White People. Worry not, it's just the radio show. But where does she go from here?
The second season ended with a lot of grief and certain bitter realizations for Sam. The grieving was from losing her father, following which she attempted at reconnecting with her roots and went back to resurface certain old memories from her childhood. The second season had also ended with Sam getting specifically selected by a secret society called 'The Order of X', and this lead to certain speculations about Sam's future arc on the show.
The Order of the X has been described as an "all-black secret society at Winchester University (the Ivy League school Sam attends), composed primarily of elite alumni that previously attended the Ivy League." Considering Sam's ardent work in the field of upholding crisis and bias oriented with the black community, it is understandable why the Order was keen on recruiting her. And it is also highly likely that the reason Sam says that she is done with the radio show Dear White People is that she has more important tasks assigned to her by the Order to concern herself with. That of course, without demeriting the exemplary show she has spearheaded.
Given that we don't know much about the Order or what they exactly do or stand for, it will hard to point a finger at what path Sam will be seen taking up in season 3. But worry not, creator Justin Simien, who had also helmed the original movie that the show is based on, has assured that season 3 will about us a further sneak peek into the mysterious community. "I think we have to follow up what the Order of X is, what it means, what to continues to mean," Simien has teased about the show, adding: "The secret thing is something I want to build upon because it is part of the fabric of the school. I don’t know that I want that to be the focus of next season, but you can’t just run away from that storyline."
So while it is confirmed that Sam is about to ditch radio activism to proceed with her work on a thesis film, it is also possible that season 3 will see her filling in some big shoes when it comes to the Order, and her individual arc as well.
'Dear White People' season 3 premieres on August 2, only on Netflix.