The last moments of the season flip the script on how last year's finale ended. Then, Maeve's attempt at declaring her love for Otis is thwarted by his first kiss with Ola; this time, Otis' revelation gets curtailed. Maeve has just left to go to the store when Otis, breathlessly looking to make amends, arrives at Isaac's trailer. He tells Isaac to tell her to check her voicemail, where he's left a passionate confession, but Isaac promptly deletes the message. (Why she doesn't have password-protect her phone is another matter entirely.)
This is supposed to read as a nefarious act from Isaac -- and, sure, it is a shit move -- but I found it difficult to empathize with Otis, who has done absolutely nothing to deserve Maeve's forgiveness. Nunn seems to believe that Otis and Maeve are the series' one true pair (or OTP in shippers' language), yet Maeve largely existed independently of him this season and had a compelling storyline on her own. The push to connect them seems left over from an early draft of the narrative that at this point should be abandoned completely.
Nunn's show is extremely empathetic, and that's mostly a good thing. It makes the world of Moordale a cozy place that you want to keep hanging out in. But every so often it could stand to be a little harsher on Otis. The same is true when it comes to Adam. Season 2 works hard to show that the former bad boy has reformed and become a more open-minded person through the acceptance of his own bisexuality. He makes a grand declaration of his love for Eric, who returns his affections and leaves his understanding (and very hot) boyfriend Rahim (Sami Outalbali) crying on a bench. Once again, we're supposed to root for a couple in which one member has been terrible to another -- and in this case, it's even worse, as Adam has been downright abusive to Eric in the past.
Perhaps the inevitable Season 3 will begin to explore why it keeps letting these white men get away with this kind of behavior, but I have my doubts. Sex Education is just too infatuated with redeeming the "nice guy" who isn't so nice after all.