Will there be a Zombies 4 or will Zombies 3 mark the end of the series? Warning: Spoilers ahead!!
With Seabrook a safe place for all, Zed’s (Milo Manheim) main goal at the start of Zombies 3 is to become the first zombie to go to Mountain College which, in return, would open the door for all other monsters to go to college.
This plan is interrupted by aliens in Seabrook, who, following the destruction of their home planet, are searching for the map to their perfect new home, Utopia. It’s contained within the “most precious thing” in Seabrook.
In return for helping Zed with his exceptional student application for college, the aliens are helped by Zed and Addison (Meg Donnelly) to discover where the coordinates are. They fix the message left by the scout who is revealed to be none other than Addison’s grandmother Angie.
You read that right! As the Zombies 2 cliffhanger teased, Addison is not a human cheerleader… she’s an alien!!
Her grandmother fell in love with a human called Eli and to blend in, she went to Seabrook High and became obsessed with cheerleading. Angie created the Cheer Off trophy, the Seabrook Cup, and that’s where they assume the coordinates to Utopia were hidden by Angie.
Addison does win the Seabrook Cup with her squad, but when the aliens scan it, there are no coordinates to be found. To protect the aliens from the wolves, who are suspicious of their true intentions, Addison reveals herself to be an alien.
You might think this would lead to an awkward conversation with her mother, but she tells her that she’s always known. Angie had told her to hide their true selves for their own protection, and Addison’s mother reveals that her grandmother always “called you her most precious thing”.
Addison’s DNA contains the coordinates to Utopia, but unfortunately in order to reach the planet, she has to go with them. Zed can’t join them as he wouldn’t survive the space travel and it looks like Zeddison’s love story is going to end in their separation. I thought that Zombies 3 would end on a downer but on the day of Seabrook High’s graduation, the aliens are about to head to Utopia when they start to question just why Angie had made it so difficult for them to find the “most precious thing” in Seabrook.
Addison tells them that maybe her grandmother had realized that Seabrook, “the most perfectly imperfect place there is”, was the place that the aliens should live, rather than on some planet where there is no conflict.
Zombies 3 ends with the new normal established in Seabrook where cheerleaders, zombies, werewolves, aliens and every other species can live together.
It certainly feels like a definitive place to end the Zombies trilogy as Addison has finally discovered who she is, while there’s a bright future ahead for the couple as Zed is accepted into Mountain College so that they can both go there together.
Of course, there’s always another species that could arrive in Seabrook to shake up the dynamic again, but it feels like this could be the end, which isn’t a bad thing since all is right in Seabrook and Zeddison is holding strong.