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Whew, the season three finale of On My Block gave us lots to course of, did not it? Because of Oscar “Spooky” Diaz (Julio Macias), the principle quintet — Monse Finnie (Sierra Capri), Cesar Diaz (Diego Tinoco), Ruby Martinez (Jason Genao), Jamal Turner (Brett Grey), and Jasmine Flores (Jessica Marie Garcia) — not have to fret about Santos gang chief Cuchillos coming for his or her lives. That is nice information, proper? Proper. The one factor is, what occurs after that decision has us concurrently crying tears of pleasure and sorrow — and questioning if there’s going to be a season 4.
On the finish of the third chapter, there is a two-year time leap that exhibits every of the characters on their respective paths after Monse leaves for boarding faculty on the Mayfield Ladies Academy. Spooky, with a head stuffed with hair, finds a major different and is anticipating a child (yay!), and Ruby and Jasmine’s relationship appears to be going sturdy (additionally yay!). In the meantime, Monse makes a brand new group of buddies at Mayfield and seems to overlook about her day ones (no!), and again in Freeridge, Ruby, Jamal, and Cesar have drifted aside (nooo!). In a disheartening scene, Ruby and Jasmine maintain fingers and stroll by Jamal, who’s speaking to his fellow soccer teammates. Ruby and Jamal briefly make eye contact, and there is clearly some animosity between them. In one other heart-rending second, Cesar’s destiny as the brand new chief of the Santos gang is revealed, alongside along with his “Lil’ Spooky” tattoo. That is proper: he falls into the approach to life his buddies have been attempting to maintain him out of since season one.
“I belief the writers and no matter they’ve prepared for Cesar and the entire gang.” — Diego Tinoco
Relying on the way you have a look at it, the ending feels both very ultimate or like a distinct sort of cliffhanger. It is a lot completely different than the conclusions to seasons one and two, which have been apparent setups for the next epochs. Netflix might go away it as is and let the viewers fill within the blanks with out giving us a season 4, however that may be extremely merciless. Alternatively, the streaming large might reveal every part that unfolded throughout the time hole or present the Freeridge squad uniting after their friendship seemingly dissolved. We do not care so long as there is a fourth installment — we want extra! Fortunately, the castmates appear hopeful for an additional assortment of episodes.
“The story’s not over,” Tinoco advised POPSUGAR over the cellphone. “I used to be shocked by the ending of season three. I did not see it coming in any respect — not the slightest bit. I used to be shocked, and I actually did not wish to movie it as a result of it was so heartbreaking. However I belief the writers and no matter they’ve prepared for Cesar and the entire gang.” That sounds fairly definitive, which has us feeling optimistic.
So if On My Block does have a fourth season, what do the actors need for his or her characters? There appears to be one working theme: self-discovery. “I am excited to see Ruby as an grownup or with extra of an grownup mindset,” Genao mentioned. “I might like to see, within the author’s thoughts, who he turns into. Ruby has such a particular place in my coronary heart, and I wish to know every part about him. I nonetheless do not absolutely know who he’s or who he will change into. So I might like to discover who he’s as an individual fully.”
Grey hopes Jamal additionally experiences some type of readability after all of the insanity of the primary two seasons. “I want to see Jamal determine what it’s he really desires to do and who he’s. What’s his on a regular basis life going to be like after RollerWorld and after the debacle along with his buddies? He is been so motivated by what the gang is doing and what’s going to hold him energetic inside it. So I ponder who Jamal is with a brand new set of buddies.”
“They should discover themselves as people to allow them to come again collectively and create a powerful union.” — Sierra Capri
As for Cesar, it seems like Tinoco desires the identical factor all of us need. “Look, I simply wish to see my boy out of the gang, go to UCLA like he needed to do within the first season, and change into an architect,” he mentioned. “I need him to marry Monse, have some stunning brown infants, and stay fortunately ever after.” (OK, season 4 could be slightly early for marriage and infants, however it seems like an excellent storyline for possibly season 10?)
In a separate interview, Capri shared a distinct imaginative and prescient for Monse in a follow-up season. “I hope that Monse continues to seek out herself and put herself first,” she mentioned. “She does not try this sufficient. She tends to place everybody else earlier than her. Transferring ahead, I might actually like to simply see her give attention to her.” I discussed that I spoke with Tinoco earlier than our chat and he was already enthusiastic about Monse and Diego tying the knot and beginning a household. Capri burst out laughing, including, “He would say that! I imply . . . I hope for that, too, however they should discover themselves as people to allow them to come again collectively and create a powerful union.” Truthful sufficient.
And the way about fan-favorite Jasmine? Garcia mentioned she’d like her character to proceed growing her confidence. “She is much more smart than even she is aware of,” Garcia mentioned. “So I’d actually love her to develop in her self-love and change into the girl that she’s attempting to be exterior of needing validation from anybody.”
On My Block season three is now streaming on Netflix!