‘Sweet Magnolias’ Season 3 Release Date And Trailer Breakdown

The last two seasons of Sweet Magnolias, the Netflix original, were well received by the audience because the main plot of the show emphasized female friendships, independent, ambitious women taking up the mantle, and the overall good nature of the people of the town of Serenity in the state of South Carolina, USA. Keeping all the virtuous things in mind, Netflix brings us the third season, which will be released on July 20, 2023. Here is a glimpse of the season three trailer and what we can infer from it.

Just like the inherent theme of the show, there are a lot of happy undertones attached to the upcoming trailer for Sweet Magnolias season three. The trailer begins with Helen making a statement on the lines of seeking new things in life is always right for the soul. This could mean she is either giving someone advice to always choose a path that will lead them to new things, or this could be a mantra she is applying to herself. There is also a shot of a weeping Helen hugging Erik; does that mean they will part ways for good? Many scenes in the trailer feature Ryan and Helen. This could mean Helen will choose to stay with Ryan and, most likely, let go of Erik. The reason could be that she has a history with Ryan that trumps Erik. There was a deep connection between the two, but for Helen, choosing Ryan came easily. There are also scenes of Helen and Ryan on vacation together.

Dana Sue states at one point in the trailer that two good-looking men are in love with Helen, and she is having a hard time picking one to be her partner. This could very much be a scene from the first episode because, usually, in a new season trailer, there’s an emphasis on frames and plotlines from the first episode, so as not to give away much about the plot to the viewers who are waiting to be surprised.

Dana Sue and Ronnie are going to renew their wedding vows. Annie, Maddie, and Helen are going to be her bridesmaids as Dana Sue plans the most romantic event of her life. Dana Sue and Ronnie might have a good time together now that they are back, for there are shots in the trailer that talk about them trying to make this marriage work. Both are excited about the new journey they have embarked on.

The women have not stopped sharing the margaritas, and that will be a recurring scene this season. There are plenty of shots from seasons one and two that remind the audience of what happened to the respective lead characters all this time. Maddie has come a long way since her divorce from Bill, and so has Dana Sue since her separation. Helen was the one who had gone through a lot since her breakup with Ryan and her miscarriage.

We also get to see Dr. Bill Townsend trying his level best to be there for all his kids. Most importantly, he wants to be there for Rebecca, his daughter with Noreen. Their co-parenting might clash, as Noreen is also trying to find a full-time job for herself. But Bill, this time, will give all his time to not just Rebecca but to Ty, Kyle, and Katie as well. It is assumed from the trailer that Noreen is struggling as a single mother, and Bill will come to her assistance even though she might resist his help. The two of them might end up becoming friends in the process of taking care of the child, and hopefully, eventually, things will turn easy for Noreen in terms of shuffling between her job and taking care of her child. Bill’s co-parenting skills might come in handy, and this time around, he will want to be there for Rebecca.

Tyler, Maddie and Bill’s eldest son, finally goes to college, and there is no sign of CeCe in the trailer. We will get an insight into his life as a college student and understand the subjects he has chosen for himself. Now that the baseball scholarship is out of the window, viewers will get to see Tyler in a new light—as someone who is not obsessed with this sport. He will meet new friends, date women, and get an idea of what he wants to do in life. College life will give Tyler a better perspective. He might be hung up on Annie since she is dating Jackson now. He feels she is with the wrong person. Even though Jackson and Ty made up when the former apologized to him, there are some lingering feelings he has for Annie. All of these would occur to the boy right before he heads to college.

We also got to see the new woman that has walked into Sweet Magnolia‘s life, and the woman seems to have no chill. It is clear from the new woman’s demeanor that she was a classmate from school who most likely used to act possessive and obsessive toward the three girls. The three of them might have collectively shunned her for good reasons. The woman, whose name has not been mentioned either in the season two finale or the trailer, will most likely have her name revealed in the first episode itself. She turns up at a spot where a lot of decoration work is happening, and it could be for Dana Sue’s wedding renewal party. The new woman claims all she wanted was their friendship. This proves that the lady was perpetually preoccupied with the three of them, and when they kept her away, she reacted violently. A scene in the trailer shows Dana Sue’s restaurant being destroyed by someone, and there is a consensus that it was their old schoolmate who carried out this act of vandalism. There could be a chance that it was done by Brad from the first season, who left Sullivans’ on a sour note.

There is also a picture of the whole town all dressed up and ready for someone either entering the room or clicking a picture of all the townspeople in costumes. It must be a yearly festival that the town of Serenity celebrates. Viewers will be introduced to plenty of new traditions that were probably not covered in the last two seasons. The trailer does a decent job of giving out just enough stories of what awaits us as the season three release is just around the corner.

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Smriti Kannan
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Smriti Kannan is a cinema enthusiast, and a part time film blogger. An ex public relations executive, films has been a major part of her life since the day she watched The Godfather – Part 1. If you ask her, cinema is reality. Cinema is an escape route. Cinema is time traveling. Cinema is entertainment. Smriti enjoys reading about cinema, she loves to know about cinema and finding out trivia of films and television shows, and from time to time indulges in fan theories.

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