'Never Have I Ever' Season 2 Ending Explained: Is Devi hiding her feelings for Ben?
The second season of Netflix's teen drama throws a spanner in Devi's life because as much as she loves Paxton, Devi still harbors feelings towards Ben
Spoilers ahead for 'Never Have I Ever' Season 2
A delightful coming-of-age series, 'Never Have I Ever' is a nod to diversity, teen relationships, and high school drama. Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) is at an age and stage of her life filled with adolescent deliberations and relatable teen conundrums. The 10-episode Netflix series makes a sincere attempt to showcase the life of a modern-day Indian American.
Having been previously two-timed, Paxton Yoshida-Hall (Darren Barnet) is unsure if he should make his relationship with Devi public. But she is adamant and upset that their high school romance is not turning out to be the way she had pictured. "Knew you didn't think I was good enough," she snapped at Paxton after he sneaked into her bedroom after rejecting her school dance invitation. Self-doubt and uncertainty took over when she realized Paxton shocked her with a polite ultimatum: "We either do this in secret or not at all." Days later, she ends the "almost-relationship" and braves the dance with her single friend Eleanor Wong (Ramona Young) instead.
What happens next is anyone's guess. Paxton arrives in time for him and Devi to dance. This is when Ben Gross (Jaren Lewison) says: "It's always been him," as he fixes his stare on the duo. It's hard to miss the hint of jealousy, a dash of disappointment, and a sense of sadness on his face. Ben's emotions sort of intensifies as Eleanor, who is equally shocked at the couple's reunion, reveals that it was not always Paxton ruling her heart. "After you took her to Malibu, she wanted to choose you, but Fab and I talked her out of it. Sorry about that," says Eleanor.
Meanwhile, Paxton is still grappling with the fact that his relationship with Devi is out in the open. As he fears judgment from his peers, she comes across as hesitant about the future of their newfound romance. "I wonder what's that gonna be like." Despite all the love she feels for Paxton, Devi still harbors feelings towards Ben, which is evident during their interactions. This brings us to the question of whether Devi might just lean towards Ben in the near future? If so, that would mean hard luck for Paxton. Only time will tell if this is a possibility. Something we can expect to see if there's a potential Season 3 considering the open-ended finish to the teen drama.
'Never Have I Ever' Season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.