13 Reasons Why season 4 has brought the Netflix show to an end. What started as a series about one girl’s death transformed into a teen drama dealing with the multitudes of life at high school. Despite the show being embroiled in many controversies, the streaming service has persevered and continued to release new episodes, the last of which have finally debuted.
[Note: The review contains some spoilers. Be careful before proceeding.]
Cast: Dylan Minnette, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Ross Butler, Devin Druid, Grace Saif, Josh Hamilton, Amy Hargreaves, Miles Heizer
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
13 Reasons Why Season 4 Review
To begin with, Justin doesn’t make it out of the series alive. He dies a slow, painful death as his friends and family mourn. On the other hand, Jessica seems full of hope for both her own future and the inevitable smashing of the patriarchy, but less fuelled by anger than we’ve seen her. Love is her new mantra now because, at the end of the day, that’s all we have left. Judging by this and her final confrontation with Ghost Bryce, Jessica Davis will be just fine.
Meanwhile, after Justin’s funeral, Alex explains his reasons for doing what he did (confessing) and that, along with his lingering feelings for Alex, seems to be enough to satisfy Winston. Therefore, after two seasons of dodging metaphorical bullets, Alex appears to have actually gotten away with murder. Lastly, despite Tony’s best efforts to self-sabotage all season, 13 Reasons Why season 4 ends with he and Clay quietly driving towards their new, young adult lives. And he didn’t even have to sell his father’s auto shop to do it – Caleb is now the owner, which means Tony can get himself a life far away from his past.
Having said this, season 4 just takes a look at everything these characters have gone through, and the story comes from how they react to all of that. Therefore, it kind of goes the opposite way, which will be a fun ride for the fans.