UnReal: Season 3 (2018)

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Timely and unapologetic, UnREAL continues its satirical skewering with newfound fervor.

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Critic Ratings: 22

85%

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User Ratings: 80

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Air date: Feb 26, 2018

In the Season 3 opener, Quinn brings Rachel back from self-imposed exile in a desperate attempt to keep "Everlasting" afloat following a PR nightmare. Together they must manage Serena, a Silicon Valley mogul and this season's suitress.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2018

After a poker game with the contestants that leaves Serena the sore winner, Chet teaches her how to be the woman that all men want to marry. Quinn makes a connection with one of the contestants after meeting Chet's new swimsuit model girlfriend.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2018

A group date infuriates Serena, who refuses to heed Chet's advice on how women should act any longer. After discovering Quinn's big secret, Rachel opens up about her past to Dr. Simon. Another contestant reveals the reason why he came on to the show.

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Air date: Mar 19, 2018

Rachel is forced to come clean to Serena. Quinn approves Jay's idea for a new show. Rachel revisits a trauma from her past and uncovers distressing news.

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Air date: Mar 26, 2018

Quinn and Jay's new show pitch to Gary does not go as planned, driving a fuming Quinn to pull the ultimate power play. Rachel confronts her father about her past and rescues him from her mother's control. Serena finds out about a contestant's secret. Jay's arrangement with Alexi becomes even riskier than before.

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Air date: Apr 2, 2018

Under the watchful eye of Dr. Simon, Rachel attempts to help her father come off his medication, forcing her to make a painful decision. Jay delivers difficult news regarding his new show. Quinn and Chet take matters into their own hands with two of the contestants, making Everlasting gold.

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Air date: Apr 9, 2018

In the Hometown Date episode, Rachel pushes Serena to make a choice which sends her down a path of uncertainty. To Rachel's horror, Quinn pulls a dangerous stunt which forces Serena to save the day. Chet gets a tempting proposition from Gary.

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Air date: Apr 16, 2018

Rachel confronts her mother while Serena gets ambushed by someone from her past, threatening her relationships with the remaining contestants. Meanwhile, Chet struggles with Gary's offer.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2018

Rachel helps Serena navigate the homestretch and narrow the suitors down to two at Chet's lifetime achievement gala. However, clashing opinions cause a public fight; and Quinn's plan to take down Gary takes a turn.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2018

In the third-season finale, a life-changing offer from Serena and a shocking discovery about Dr. Simon drive Rachel to strongly question her future at Everlasting; and Chet makes an astonishing confession while Quinn takes one final swing at Gary.

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Tv Season Info

Season 3 of the drama series opens with big news for the show-within-the-show "Everlasting", which now features a bachelorette instead of the usual male counterpart. Serena (Caitlin Fitzgerald) is a tech executive who genuinely hopes to find a partner, but she ends up clashing with the producers of the show to get what she wants. Meanwhile, Rachel (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn (Constance Zimmer) have to find a way to get over their differences and work together in order to avoid cancellation.

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Critic Reviews for UnReal Season 3

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (15)

It was a nicely executed instance of letting the audience have its cake, eat it too, and then find out both slices were poisoned. But UnReal seems less in charge when it comes to matters of escalation and repetition.

Feb 23, 2018 | Full Review…
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Season 3, to its credit, is more focused on the long game.

Feb 21, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The first episode ripples with spiky dialogue, a reminder that, with its wonderfully overblown storylines, corporate villainy and slow-motion closeups, UnReal has become a great soap opera in its own right.

Jul 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Serena's romantic fulfillment - and, indeed, that of any of Everlasting's suitors and suitresses - take a distant second place to the series' most long-lasting, passionate and turbulent relationship: Rachel and Quinn.

Jun 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 3 of UnReal couldn't quite recapture the magic of Season 1, but to its credit it avoided many of the mistakes of Season 2.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Magic.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It's unreal the amount of mind-bending content UnREAL... give us.

Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It helps that Zimmer and Appleby have always proven to be a compelling central pairing, with both stars on top of their game.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

In the end, this could end up being the best season yet.

Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Everlasting's new setup still allows Unreal to explore one of its fundamental themes in surprising new ways.

Mar 20, 2018 | Full Review…

So, thankfully, the Lifetime favorite went back to what it's best at for UnReal season 3: knotty questions about feminism and the entertainment industry.

Feb 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Given the current climate of female empowerment in Hollywood and the rest of the world, it couldn't be a more perfect time for Serena to shake things up as the first woman calling the shots IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.

Feb 27, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for UnReal: Season 3

  • May 21, 2020
    UnREAL shakes things up and explores gender politics from a new angle in its third season as it directs its satire toward The Bachelorette. Quinn and Rachel take a risk and recruit a high-powered businesswoman as the suitorette for Everlasting and find that making her appealing to her male suitors presents a bit of a challenge; meanwhile Rachel attempts to rescue her father from her abusive and manipulative mother. The performances are especially good; Shiri Appleby in particular really brings her A-game. And, in addition to exploring the gender politics of The Bachelorette, the show also looks at the politics within the network television system and even ventures into some Me Too issues. And the drama is as intense and powerful as ever. One of the most provocative and daring shows on television, Season 3 of UnREAL continues to deliver biting social commentary and compelling stories.
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  • Jan 04, 2019
    What happened to this show? The beginning of season 3 is off to a bad start...
  • Jul 13, 2018
    This show, disappoints me, like most of my other shows of 2017..with the BS #metoo mess thrown in it..i've been over it..please no more.. More disappointing than that, is I am finding that this show like a lot of shows seem to struggle with the same story lines every year. I like the premise of the show. The reality tv angle. Does Rachel and her ex have to quit every year? Why can't she just say she loves what she does? It's boring. Same broken Rachel every year..write something new already..This idea that Rachel is so beautiful and irresistible. How are they selling that? She isn't even pretty. How old is she 30 something? She looks likes she is in her late 40's. All the sex on the show is misplaced. It just isn't written in well, not this season. The suitress or whatever slept with like 4 of the guys. Rachel, what sleeps with who ever is around when she gets upset or stressed? Quinn..um she looks like she is 100 yrs old who even wants to sleep with her? The way Quinn's friend, the shrink and the love story for the gay guy were written in was very awkward, I don't know if they were just trying to throw some PC actors in the show but they did an awful job writing them in the story line. There just wasn't any point to them being there. If Quinn's friend is going to be her new boss and a part of the show now, they should have done a better job of finding a way to get her in the show. It's crazy how the shows premise was feminism, and the young chick (i'm bad with names) comes in and says to the new boss how she is so glad that a woman is a head of the studio now blah blah, but this is the same girl whose idea of advancement is to sleep her way to the top..no matter man or woman. Mmmm that is not very "feminist" at all. I like the show because it pokes fun at reality tv which is very stupid, that is what keeps me watching. I imagine that the making of reality tv shows is as absurd as this show makes it seems, probably worse. The dating shows, (I have never watched any of them) are truly stupid. As if one could really find love that way. Next season Rachel is the one looking for love. I can only imagine how dumb that will be. I believe they are running out of material. If that is the case let it go..
  • Feb 23, 2018
    Just rewatched all of season 2, love this show. It’s like watching a great chess match. Constance zimmer is beyond hot.

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