Ozark Showrunner Chris Mundy has talked about his final 7 episodes on the Netflix show will be focused on. Warning: Spoilers ahead!
Part 1 was released on the streaming service and the episodes didn’t slow down. There were many twists, turns and shocking deaths, in addition to the possibility of a massive car crash in the Byrdes the future. The story came to an end in Darlene (Lisa Emery) and Wyatt (Charlie Tahan) killed by the hand of the new leader of the cartel Javi (Alfonso Herrera) along with Ruth (Julia Garner) seeking blood as well as telling Marty (Jason Bateman) that he’ll have kill her in order to stop her from killing him.
“The final tease really comes down to Marty and Wendy,” Mundy said to The Entertainment Weekly(opens in a new tab). “We usually frame everything through the marriage, as much as Ruth is this gigantic part of the show, obviously. For the Byrdes, at a certain point the final seven to me are about, at what time is it healthy to stay in, and at what time is it healthy to get out, in terms of that partnership? And so, to me, I really think the back seven is pretty intensely about marriage and family. And Ruth is an extension of that family.”
The friction within The Byrde families in Ozark Season 4, Part 1 resulted in the form of Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) and Wendy (Laura Linney) fighting over the death of Ben (Tom Pelphrey) and Jonah’s choice to become a money laundering agent for Ruth. The way that this plays out in the final episode, along with how the car accident plays into the story, is yet to be watched.
“Even as you trying to control everything, there are always certain things in life that are just completely out of your control,” Mundy previously stated of his crash. “Marty, especially, is always trying to control everything – and he’s so smart and verbally dextrous that he usually can. So some of it was just a reminder that the world is unpredictable that way.”
There’s no date for the release of Ozark Season 4 Part 2 yet however, as you’re waiting, take a look at our selection of the top Netflix shows for your next show to binge watch.