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So what? Ozark Was it about all this time? Now that it’s over, we can look back at the story of a family that was willing to do it Any thing In order to survive and can totally get away with getting killed. When Marty and Wendy chose to uproot their family and launder money for a Mexican drug cartel, they knew in their hearts that it would come at a price. But it turns out that the cost was mostly paid by others. Think of the number of people who survived Byrds orbit. Go back over the seasons and the body count becomes noticeable: Mason Young, Russ Langmore, Darlene Snell, and Javi Elizondro. It was a show about a special family that always got out of the car accident unscathed while the other driver wasn’t so lucky. The series ends with at least two notable deaths: Omar Navarro and Ruth Langmore (and possibly Mel Satim). The ever-so-satirical show ends with one of its darkest chapters in many ways, suggesting that people like Byrds are untouchable. God help everyone who stands in his way.
The episode begins with a shovel tapping the muddy ground. Ruth Nelson is buried, and she has a vision of Liat looking on. It’s the pool foundation he’s always wanted. It makes sense to have a body underneath. Marty comes looking for Ruth with a threat: He will tell Camilla that Ruth killed her if Ruth doesn’t help Marty get his children back. It’s a desperate last call because Marty knows Jonah is still listening to Ruth. Convince him, or Marty spills Ruth’s secrets.
After Marty and Camilla go over a plan to transfer power to her and kill Omar during the transfer, there is a scene between Ruth and Wendy in the hospital. Ruth agrees to get the kids to see Ruth, but she needs reassurances from Wendy that if Ruth does her part, Wendy won’t retaliate even if Jonah decides to go with Nathan. It cannot be her fault if Jonah continues to insist on leaving. Wendy agrees, and they share a moment talking about their filthy parents and past mistakes. Ruth admits that she wishes she’d left Ben at the facility that now houses Wendy because he’s still alive. This is the difference between Ruth and Wendy: Ruth accepts responsibility even when she shouldn’t, while Wendy always takes responsibility.
Ruth confronts Nathan with a “For Ben” toast and pushes his buttons in the process. “Every time I got hit by my parents, I knew it was my fault.” Won’t Nathan beat Jonah and Charlotte? What if Jonah Minnie Marty and Charlotte are Wendy? Nathan Davis is a piece of human trash, who uses his grandchildren as weapons, and Ruth can’t let that happen. He even admits that he’s doing this to get back at Wendy. Ruth got fed up, so she pulled out a pistol, fired a warning shot, and made Nathan confess his ulterior motives to Charlotte and Jonah.
After a tender scene in the hospital between Wendy, Charlotte, and Juna (played beautifully by Lenny), where Wendy confesses her role in Ben’s death, The Show finally Gets an introduction to the fourth season. Remember the scene that opened the season thirteen episodes ago? The Byrds family walks while Sam Cooke plays on the radio. They joke, smile, and discuss moving after an upcoming FBI meeting. Then a truck got into their lane and almost hit them directly. Marty swerved off the road, and the truck flipped over several times. Marty comes out first, pulls in Jonah and then Charlotte. Wendy? She doesn’t respond at first, but it turns out she’s fine too. a hug. It’s a show about sudden danger—everything seems fine, and then a truck is in your lane. But it’s also a show about Byrds’ ability to weather any storm. They don’t kill. Even if it meant that everyone around them had to die.
They return home safely to discover that Nelson is missing. Father Benitez suggests that the accident could be a last warning; Wendy sees it as confirmation that they will make it out alive. They can survive anything. It will turn out to be right.
Marty gets Ruth to confirm that Nelson is under the new pool. He offers her a deal to get away, a new identity, and a chance to leave town and start cleaning up. Or it can wait until Navarro’s power is cut off. Get her in the process with the FBI to keep Belle a part. Later, Ruth had a vision of Langmore’s men having a good day, singing the wonderful “Angel from Montgomery” by John Prine. Wyatt is on the roof, talking about the lakeside pool he’s always wanted. Three offers. It’s a beautiful sight and it’s good to see Ruth’s smile.
Despite Rachel’s guilt anxiety, they go to the meeting with the FBI and Camilla at the funeral home. First, Ruth demanded an apology from the FBI for what Betty had done to Rachel, which she got, and then she struck the deals. Ruth and Belle will remain a part of the operation that Camilla will lead. It seems that everything will work.
Wendy says goodbye to Sam, who is moving to North Carolina – a hilarious ending to a funny character. “Thank you for always supporting me,” he says, and it makes sense that Sam was the only local who managed to survive. Wendy tells Nathan that she will pay him to stay away. “Find money” for Ben which he can use for whatever he wants, but it won’t hurt Wendy.
The Byrds are smiling here more than they have in all the seasons combined, and they’re gearing up for a fundraiser. Everything is coming byrds! But why does it feel like there’s a truck on the corner? Wendy feels so confident that she pulls the rug out from under Shafer. “You’ll want to go out quietly,” she says. They pull voting machines in Michigan and Wisconsin. They don’t need him to take Omar off the block list anymore because Omar won’t survive the night. At least the laundry list of Byrdie’s sins won’t include election fraud anymore.
As Omar is moved and the Byrds children discuss their future, the main scene unfolds between Marty, Wendy, Camilla, and Claire Shaw, the one variable that Marty didn’t consider enough. Mr. Risk Management did not take into account Claire’s weakness. Camila begins to ask difficult questions, and Claire’s story changes several times. Camilla says she will forgive Claire if she tells the truth now, but not if she finds out later. Claire Cracks: “It was Ruth Langmore.” Everyone’s stomach goes down. Oh no. They cannot warn Ruth, or else everyone will die. Byrdis must watch this truck come and don’t veer off the road. They don’t have any moves to make. Marty simply says, “Anything we try to do, Wendy, would be suicide.” Wendy is afraid this will be too much, but Marty assures her that it won’t be.
Omar is killed in transit just as Ruth returns home to find that someone has beaten her there. She knows the car and slowly approaches it. Camila comes out of the woods with a weapon. “Claire Shaw told me.” Ruth is unapologetic. She does not turn away. She does not run. She does not beg. “Your son was a murderous whore,” she grumbled. Then I yelled, “Well, are you going to do this nonsense or what?” These are her last words. The Byrdie Legacy of Death finally took out Ruth. They will run away. They will move to the northern suburbs of Chicago. No one will know the full extent of their body number in the Ozarks. No one will know how many people would have to die for them to live, including nearly everyone who shares the name Langmore.
Sad Wendy and Marty go home for one of the last times. They exchange the rare words “I love you”. The camera moves through the broken glass in the door to reveal a figure outside. It’s a mile with Ben’s ash. Burst to get them. It looks like he might be drunk. “I couldn’t do my job,” he says. He couldn’t “sweep all the guilt away.” The Byrds are pretty good at getting rid of all the guilt. And so he came to find evidence in Ben’s ashes. Marty offers to pay, but Mel says, “You can’t win. The world doesn’t work like that.” Wendy replied, “Since when?” And Jonah pulls a gun on Mel. Cut to black. Shot fired.
The last loose end was closed in Ozark. The Byrds can finally go home and leave everything behind. And it really looks like they will. They have told themselves that over and over again no thing Too expensive when it comes to protecting their families. That was the theme of the show – how far these guys were willing to go to stay together. All the way to the Ozarks and back again. With many lives destroyed along the way.
• be All the loose ends tied up? Let’s think about it. With Ruth gone, the FBI may have a few questions. The assumption might be that Rachel takes over Belle and runs that operation, but she feels very guilty about Nelson and will find out what happened to Ruth. It looks like all of that could collapse and pull Byrds again.
• Does anyone else think the last scene is a little short? The objective trend that Byrds can do anything hits the house, but Jonah kills a man who is only trying to bring justice to his uncle? Does this sound in your nature? Not right. Yes, they’ve kind of played Chekhov’s pistol with Juna and a gun since season 1, but he’s probably the least likely to be a cold-blooded killer in the Byrdie clan. It felt a bit like a cheap joke to end the series.
• So who is your favorite season and series? For the series, it’s likely to be Julia Garner, who is likely going for a well-deserved third Emmy for this star-making role. For the season, I think it’s time to give Laura Linney and Jason Bateman even more love. Both have been excellent this year, and arguably have done a better job in their careers.
• Thank you so much for reading about Four Seasons! It has been a pleasure and a joy to explore this show with you.