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Outer Banks' Chase Stokes Says Season 4 Will Allow The Pogues To 'Slow It Down'

Life has been pretty crazy for the Pogues — John B. (Chase Stokes), JJ (Rudy Pankow), Sarah (Madelyn Cline), Kiara (Madison Bailey), and Pope (Jonathan Daviss) — the past few seasons of "Outer Banks." The stakes have continuously been raised during their search for treasure. Not only have the Pogues had to literally fight for their life against Sarah's family and other criminal entities, but John B.'s discovery that his father, Big John (Charles Halford), wasn't dead became one more puzzle to solve.

Now entering Season 4, fans are hoping the Pogues get a break to relax and bask in their triumph of finding El Dorado, as well as enjoy their relationships and new love. This sentiment is something Stokes is completely on board with. "I think part of the pacing of a show is like flying on a plane — nobody really cares about how the plane takes off, it's how it lands," Stokes told Today. "And so for us to get to a point to slow it down, you needed to have some sort of resolution." Stokes went on to say that the show will, indeed, be slowing things down this season, taking things back to an easier pace.

"I think the fans will be pleased to know that there will be a lot more slowing down and a lot more of the Pogues in the future," Stokes said.

Stokes insists the Pogues will get a break in Season 4

Despite all the obstacles they faced, "Outer Banks" Season 3 ended with the Pogues being hailed by their entire community, and being approached by Wes Genrette (David Jensen) about a new quest. Despite this, Chase Stokes assures fans that Season 4 will hearken back to the first season, when things weren't so hectic. "I think it's important for them to reflect on a lot of the things that have happened in the past 30 episodes," Stokes told Today.

Some of these "things" include the deaths of both John B.'s father, as well as Sarah's. While Big John's death was devastating since John B. had just found him again, the death of Sarah's father, Ward (Charles Esten), was met with mixed feelings due to his attempts to destroy the Pogues and strangle Sarah. He redeemed himself at the end by running towards the gunman and pushing him off a cliff. But with Rafe being set up to go full villain after his father's death, as well as a new treasure hunt, we'll be surprised if the friends actually get the well-deserved beach and lounge time they've earned.