What To Expect from Ozark Season 4 Part 2

Ozark is finally coming to an end with the second half of season four. After four seasons of suspenseful action and dramatic turns, the Byrde family on Netflix’s “Ozark” will say goodbye.

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in “Ozark” (Netflix)

First a recap, for those who haven’t seen Ozark just yet.

If you’re looking for a show that starts off with a bang, look no further than Ozark! From the very first episode, the show’s characters are thrown into a life-threatening situation that forces them to do things they never thought they’d do.

This drama/thriller about a family on the run from some really bad guys is one of the best things I’ve seen in years. The acting is phenomenal (Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner all give Oscar-worthy performances).

Ozark is a crime drama that centres on Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), a Chicago financial advisor and family man who’s forced to relocate his family from the big city to the Missouri Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme he was running for a Mexican cartel goes wrong. In the first two seasons, Marty and his wife Wendy (Laura Linney) got deeper and deeper into the world of organized crime as they attempted to pay off the debt they owed to this cartel by laundering money through their local riverboat casino.

While Season 3 takes some time to get going — the first two episodes are mostly concerned with setting up new characters and storylines — once it gets going, it doesn’t let up until its thrilling finale. This season sees Marty and Wendy struggle with their marriage following an affair she had, and it also introduces a new rival to their business in the form of Helen Pierce (Janet McTeer), an attorney for the cartel who’s not afraid to get her hands dirty.

If you like Breaking Bad, or Queen of the South you’ll love Ozark.

The story is told with a close resemblance to Breaking Bad yet the show is original enough that you can tell the creators came up with their own storyline. There are so many suspenseful twists and turns that it really makes for an entertaining experience. My favourite character was Marty (played by Jason Bateman) who shows us both the tough exterior seen from his perspective as well as the soft interior through his actions.

I have viewed all episodes of this series and am eagerly anticipating the final episodes of season 4(Part2). I believe this series to be one of the finest programs streaming on any platform and congratulate both the cast and crew for their superb work.

Now let’s get to Season 4 Part II.

Ozark is finally coming to an end with the second half of season four. After four seasons of suspenseful action and dramatic turns, the Byrde family on Netflix’s “Ozark” will say goodbye. The new episodes will arrive on Netflix on April 29. As is popular now (check out Stranger Things), Ozark’s final season was split into two parts. Season four-part one was equally divided into seven episodes and came to Netflix in January.

Season four (part 1) focused heavily on the deceptive attempts of Marty and Wendy Byrde to fleece the cartel and avoid being murdered, but the season’s final moments were all about Ruth Langmore, one of the show’s most intriguing characters. Remember her in Inventing Anna?

Ruth has long been one of the most interesting and complex characters in Ozark. She’s also someone who has struggled to find her place.

Julia Garner is Ruth in Ozark. Netflix

A new character is introduced in the show’s fourth-season premiere: Javier, or Javi, Omar Navarro’s nephew. Navarro explains to Marty and Wendy that Javi wants to take over the cartel and kill him and his family to do so. 

After finding the bodies of Darlene and her cousin Wyatt, Ruth has gone on a rampage, searching for the killer and hoping to exact retribution. It is revealed that Javi was responsible for the deaths of Darlene and Wyatt.

Javier, newly introduced in season four, and Omar Navarro. (Netflix)

What to expect from Season 4 Part 2

With the promise of freedom from the cartel looming ever larger. In the second part of Season 4, the Byrde family’s freedom from the cartel seems like it might finally be within reach. But that’s when things start to fall apart.

The last seven episodes of Ozark season 4 will be dramatic, but fans should expect to learn the fate of Marty’s family by the end.

Since the series began, Marty Byrde and Wendy Byrde’s lives have been in constant chaos. All of the money laundering, drug smuggling, and criminal activity they’ve been involved with has taken a toll on their health and their relationship as husband and wife. They’ve also put their two children at risk, so it’s only a matter of time until someone gets hurt. And I think the finale is where doom is inevitable.

A lot of characters are going to die.

With the death toll in Ozark at an all-time high, there’s no way that characters keep living for long in this show. That’s why I think that we’ll see more people dying in these next seven episodes than we have seen in any other season of the show.

One of the central questions surrounding the Byrde family is: What will happen to Ruth?

Is Ruth going to kill Javi? Are the Byrdes doomed? Can Ruth find purpose, even happiness, in the face of so much death? For all the questions surrounding the Byrdes, many hang on Ruth, whose rift with Javi is a major plot point.

Ruth, holding a gun, threatened to kill Javi unless Marty and Wendy killed her first. In the worst-case scenario, Ruth could have disrupted the deal between the Navarro Cartel and the FBI and caused problems for all parties involved.

But will Marty and Wendy contact Javi and the FBI? Or will they use this as an opportunity to rat out the Navarro cartel from within? We wait to see.

The trailer for Ozark’s final season shows Ruth shooting Javi. Did he die?

Ozark has earned its reputation as one of Netflix’s most popular series by virtue of its rich characters, intriguing plots, and ability to keep viewers engaged. The final run of episodes in season 4 delivers on all fronts: it puts its characters into such increasingly complex situations that it’s almost impossible not to be interested in how they’ll get out of them.

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