On My Block season 3: Why was Kendra sent to stalk Jamal?

On My Block is a coming-of-age series on Netflix and the show is now in its third season. Fans have already binge watched the episodes and were excited to welcome back some familiar faces. But there was one brand new character who has kept everyone talking – Kendra (played by Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson) has become an overnight sensation.

Kendra has stolen everyone’s hearts and has become one of the fan favourites since she joined season three.

Kendra attends the same school as Jamal (Brett Gray) in a run-down part of LA where students are forced to grow up quickly.

She frightens Jamal as he thinks she is part of a gang trying to get revenge on him, but in reality she just has a crush on him.

She ends up calling Jamal to explain how she feels and the pair try a relationship together.

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Unexpectedly, Kendra admits she was just using Jamal for sex and Jamal ends up putting a stop to the relationship.

However he realises he is actually in love with her and it is hoped the pair end up getting back together.

The actress who plays Kendra has previously starred in Let’s Scare Julie and A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting.

Everyone thought Kendra had been introduced to the series to stalk Jamal after he took down a gang called the Prophets in series two.

The pair meet properly for the first time in episode three of the third series and Jamal discovers she is an eccentric character.

Sadly she is nowhere to be seen at the end of the series and fans are wondering whether the pair end up getting back together.

They have taken to Reddit to ask what the significance of her character was in the new series.

Victormendezjr said: “Why was a random girl placed to find Jamal? They never explained how Kendra found Jamal and why Jamal? Why not any other kid at the school?

“The explanation of the character doesn’t make sense to me.”

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Other fans believe Kendra was introduced to bring a light-hearted side to the series, which focuses a lot on gang culture.

Smh-3 said:”I definitely think Kendra was there for some comedic relief and I believe they she might have a disorder of some sort.

“When she followed Jamal though, I thought this was a reboot of US.”

Viewers disagree with the idea she has some kind of social disorder, and instead think she is just “weird” from being home schooled her whole life.

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GoodWeedReddit said: “I feel like they only added her to give Jamal a love interest. Everyone else was coupling up and he was the odd man out.

“It’s was a really empty story line. Where did she come from? She didn’t go to the school. Just empty. This whole season.”

Fans are hoping a fourth series will explore Kendra’s character further and we will find out why she was home schooled.

A fourth series has not yet been confirmed by Netflix but with the show’s popularity continuing to grow, there is hope for another set of episodes.

On My Block season 3 is available to watch on Netflix now

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