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    "Sex Education" Followed The Bus Scene With An Important Moment Between Aimee And Jean, And Here's Why Everyone Is Praising It

    Jean and Aimee's therapy sessions in Sex Education made me weep.

    Obviously, MASSIVE spoilers for Sex Education Season 3 ahead, and this post contains mentions of sexual assault.

    After waiting what felt like FOREVER, Sex Education finally returned with Season 3 this week, and god, it just continues to be the best TV show around.

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    Sex Education Season 3 had a lot of incredible storylines and arcs for characters we've grown to love, but I just need to talk about Aimee Gibbs and her growth on this show.

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    If you remember, Season 2 dealt with Aimee being sexually assaulted while riding the bus, and it culminated in arguably the best TV moment when Maeve and the rest of their friends helped Aimee get back on the bus for the first time since the assault.

    The friends riding the bus
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    So, when Season 3 picks up, Aimee is still dealing with her trauma, which is honestly so refreshing, considering a lot of TV shows seemingly forget storylines and just "move on" the following season.

    Aimee talking about how she feels safer when she's alone
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    Aimee begins going to therapy with Jean, and what happens is a powerful and important TV moment, where Jean explains to Aimee that what happened wasn't her fault in any way.

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    Not only are Aimee Lou Wood and Gillian Anderson brilliant scene partners, but while there are a lot of shows that touch on this issue, discussions on TV about dealing with sexual assault are still considered rare, so it's incredible to get this moment.

    Aimee asking Jean how she can become stronger to which Jean replies that she probably stronger than she thinks she is
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    Speaking about the storyline to E!, Aimee Lou Wood said, "There are things that happen to us in our lives that just stay with us forever and they change us, and it's really emotional playing someone who is going through such tectonic shifts within herself."

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    She continued, saying, "It was so embarrassing. The other week I had an interview, and it was about therapy; they said, 'What was it like doing the scenes with Gillian [Anderson]?' And I started talking about it and then all of a sudden I was in tears. It wasn't like I was actually sad, but it's almost like muscle memory."

    Like me, the rest of the internet is pointing out how important Aimee's Season 3 storyline is. So, here are some of the best tweets about it:

    This scene between Jean and Aimee in #SexEducation is so important and I just think this show is one of the best TV shows right now. Period.

    @noradominick / Via Twitter: @noradominick

    And if you like what you read, give a follow on Twitter.

    SPOILER FROM SEX ED S3 /// this scene hits quite abit hard for me because of how Aimee is still struggling to cope with her trauma but i’m so proud of her for trying her best to find way to cope with it by seeking professional help. #sexeducation #sexeducations3 #SPOILERS

    @stfuazmie / Via Twitter: @stfuazmie

    A very sad and realistic part of the new season of Sex Education where Aimee no longer feels comfortable riding public transit and decides to drive because of sexual assault.

    @IDoTheThinking / Via Twitter: @IDoTheThinking

    Aimee going to Jean to seek help for dealing with the sexual assault she went through 🥺🥺🥺🥺

    @streepsoul / Via Twitter: @streepsoul

    😭I’m so glad we get to see Jean talking to Aimee about the bus incident some more😭 Aimee deserves all the love and support🙌🏽 #SexEducation

    @CmndrLex / Via Twitter: @CmndrLex

    The way this show handled Aimee's sexual assault storyline is just... wow #SexEducation

    @kweenvish / Via Twitter: @kweenvish

    This scene is so powerful. I was crying my eyes out. Every one needs to see it, every one needs to heart it "it's never your fault" #SexEducation https://t.co/WKnmTXQg1W

    @wooyoungie21 / Via Twitter: @wooyoungie21

    I loved this scene, when Jean says have you ever smiled at a stranger and they haven't assaulted you have they? Telling her it was all to do with him and not her is so important. #SexEducation https://t.co/j7uagnk43n

    @Hannah_Connell / Via Twitter: @Hannah_Connell

    not to be dramatic or anything but i would do anything for aimee gibbs, i love her so much!!!!!!!! <333 #SexEducation

    @MILFMAYBANK / Via Twitter: @MILFMAYBANK

    If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE, which routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search your local center here

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