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Dr. Jean F. Milburn (née Franklin) is one of the main characters in Sex Education. She is portrayed by Gillian Anderson.

She is a well-known sex therapist and Otis' mother. She is divorced and regularly has one-night stands but is non-committal.

Throughout the Series[]

Season 1[]

Jean is Otis' mother and a sex therapist. She tries to give Otis advice as he starts to get older and get hormones. She has frequent casual sex throughout the season. She regularly searches through Otis' room when he isn't at home, even going as far as to write a book about Otis' sexual life.

Season 2[]

In the second season, Jean gets feelings for Jakob and they start a real relationship. She also gets hired by Moordale Secondary School to help with the sex education program, much to Otis' dismay.

At the end of the season, she finds out she is pregnant and perimenopausal.

Season 3[]

In Season 3, Jean is pregnant and is struggling to tell her former partner, Jakob Nyman. Eventually she does and they decide to live together to raise the new baby, along with their kids Ola and Otis. However, they realize they have very different approaches to life. Due to deep-seated trust issues, Jakob eventually expresses doubt the baby is even his and asks for a paternity test.

Jean goes into labor 8 weeks early and suffers a hemorrhage. Her family is terrified they will lose her, but she pulls through and has a healthy baby girl.



Jean is caring and loving. Because Otis doesn't talk to her as much, she tends to pry into his personal and sexual life.


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Season 1[]

Of course you're normal. You're sixteen. You're not supposed to know the answers to anything.
— Jean to Otis[src]

Season 2[]

Sex doesn't make us whole. And so, how could you ever be broken?
— Jean to Florence[src]


  • Jean lives on 43 Ashford Street.
  • She may have kept Remi's last name so that she could always be related to Otis as there is no law in the UK that requires a woman to change back to her maiden name once divorced.
  • One of her books is named, Uneducated Nation - A Sex Education Manifesto for Our Youth.[2]


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