13 Reasons Why has just dropped it’s third season on Netflix. The controversial show has had a lot of questions surrounding it since it’s beginning and whilst Season 3 answers some questions, it still leaves a lot under the table.
Throughout this, I’ll be breaking down everything that you need to know about the finale and giving my thoughts on the show as a whole.
There will be Heavy Spoilers here, so if you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet and don’t want to have anything ruined then I highly suggest that you turn off now.
If you’re still here I just wanna give a huge thank you for clicking this, now let’s get into my breakdown of 13 Reasons Why, Season 3!
13 Reasons Why: Season 3 Ending: Plot Recap
The final episode of 13 Reasons Why ends with Ani disclosing during an interview with Sheriff Standall that implicates Monty as the killer of Bryce Walker, the character who’s death pretty much became the main talking point of Season 3.
The highly hated teen died disgraced and with very few friends which meant that since his death, everyone has been a suspect. Whilst it looks like it will be Monty who takes the fall, we actually discover that the killer was in fact Alex. It’s highly implicated that this lie will unravel in season four as the characters in the show begin to realise that things don’t really add up.
It’s a really shocking twist that showcases that 13 Reasons Why still has a lot of twists and turns going forward and that there’s actually very little things in the show that are straightforward.
Who Killed Bryce Walker?
Towards the latter part of season 3 we begin to unravel why Bryce ended up where he did and we learn that the character approached Jessica and told her that he needed to give her something special. This, of course, sets off alarm bells and she was obviously quite anxious going to see him at the docks.
From here we see Zach in episode 12 confronting Bryce at the meeting point which centres mainly around Chloe’s pregnancy. Zach beats him pretty badly and we see first hand that Bryce is still the same monster underneath that he has apparently put to bed. This is cemented by the fact that he blames Zach for his break up with Chloe which confirms that he doesn’t really feel guilty over the things that he put her through and is completely removed psychologically from the crimes that he committed.
The Psychology Of Bryce Walker
Bryce is still a bad bad guy and he refuses to accept any responsibility that he was the one who did any wrong doings shows that he hasn’t changed in the slightest.
He even asks Zach if he and Chloe had sex which showcases that he doesn’t really see her as a person and more as an object. In response, Zach breaks his leg and leaves which is when Jessica and Alex arrive to find the character who we learn was wanting to give Jessica a confession tape in an attempt to be better.
This epiphany is quickly quashed though when Bryce states he’s going to ruin Zach’s life no matter what it costs which makes Alex realise that he is still the same old person deep down and he pushes him into the river to drown in what, I’m not gonna lie, was a pretty satisfying moment….don’t at me.
Alex Is The Killer
Ani places the blame squarely on Monty but as we see in the season finale, this lie will definitely unravel and cause a lot more good than bad going forward. Winston has discovered that it wasn’t Monty, at least, who killed Bryce so this leaves a lot of possibilities going forward.
Winston, of course, knew what Monty was going through and spent a lot of time with him so will no doubt probably want this truth to come out and to be public knowledge. This has a lot of repercussions to it with it potentially causing a huge upset down the line that could massively impact the characters’ lives including Ani who has pretty much lied to the authorities. There’s also the issue of the huge coverup for Alex which will incriminate many other people including his father who participated in destroying evidence in order to save his son.
I think that 13 Reasons Why Season 4 will definitely open a huge can of worms for all the characters and that’s without discussing the discovery of the guns which will no doubt cause huge issues going forward. There are so many aspects that will pretty much ruin all of the character’s lives going forward and I think that Season 4 has the potential to be an even bigger dramatic piece than it’s predecessors.
Obviously, I’d love to hear your thoughts on 13 Reasons Why and what you hope to see down the line.