The season 2 finale of Outer Banks concluded with a mysterious message leaving fans curious on its meaning and whether it’s an Easter egg for the next season.


As one of Netflix’s most popular series, fans have quickly cycled through the newest season since its release four days ago on July 30th.

Eagle-eyed fans would have noticed that the finale isn’t the first to show the abbreviation “P4L”.

The cryptic phrase appeared in the very first scene of season 2 episode 1; JJ, Kie and Pope mourn the assumed death of John B by carving a heart and engraving his name, followed by “P4L”, into a tree trunk.

Fast forward nine episodes later and failure to retrieve the gold cross, the message pops up once again, but this time on a tree on a deserted island which they temporarily call home.

So what does the abbreviation actually mean?

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“P4L” meaning revealed

  • P4L stands for ‘Pogues 4 Life’ and it’s a symbol of their friendship.

The squad slimly escaped the cargo ship and although they left empty-handed, they’re lucky to be alive as Rafe was ready to shoot their lifeboat as they zoomed off.

John B tries revive the team morale despite their future looking bleak on the unknown, deserted island.

So what do you do when you discover some land, isolated from other humans? You claim it as your own and as JJ declares their new home, ‘Poguelandia’.

You also have to mark it as your territory so he proceeds to carve “P4L” into the palm tree.

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Will there be season 3?

Nothing has been confirmed yet by Netflix, but a renewal is highly likely given the cliffhanger character reveal at the end of the finale.

Similarly, Outer Banks immediately bagged a Top 10 spot when the season was released on July 30, so there isn’t much reason for the platform to not renew the series.

Season 2 was renewed three months after the first chapter dropped, so we can expect a season 3 renewal in November and the air date to be one year later Autumn 2022.

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