The fate of our favorite money-laundering family gets answered on April 29, 2022!
That’s the release date for Ozark’s season four, part two. Barring any spin-offs, this will be the last time we see Marty and Wendy Byrde and their bratty kids. It will also be the last time we see Ruthie and anyone else who survived season four’s first half. (No spoilers here!) This last segment of Ozark is scheduled for seven episodes, and I personally believe every one of them will be a banger. Not everyone agrees with me, though.
Before I roast Stuart Sweet, because you KNOW that stubborn old goat deserves it, check out the latest Ozark trailer featuring Ruthie:
Why Does Stuart Refuse to Watch Ozark?
He quit hate-watching somewhere around season two. I can’t totally blame him though. Earlier this year, I complained about the TV series’ repetitive problem-solution-problem format. Stuart actually explained it best when he wrote, “They have a problem. They find some miraculously convenient way to solve it. Lather, rinse, repeat.” Those words might rankle some Ozark fans, but Stuart said nothing wrong. I, too, complained about this formulaic concept. I looked past it and I’m really glad I did!
There was a change in season four’s plot. The Byrde’s problems didn’t go away, they actually intensified. More to the point, Marty and Wendy’s solutions aren’t doing the trick. The people and events surrounding them are spinning wildly out of control and for once in the series, the Byrdes can’t control things. This amped up the excitement to level 11! My prediction: All seven episodes of season four’s second half will be action-packed. I also believe that however it’s going to end, it will end in a heart-stopping crash.
What I Would Like to See Happen…
There are no spoilers in this section. I’m just sharing how I’d end this series if I was the director. Bottom line, I want to see Marty act outside of his cold, passive, and logical exterior. In other words, I want to see him snap and get his hands dirty. If you’re a fan of this series, you’ll know what I mean by “get his hands dirty.” I’m not talking Marty going full-scale Rambo, though. I’m thinking more like a heated act of violence that an unassuming geek like him could actually pull off.
The series has been leading up to this point if you think about it. Every “bad guy” in this series has disrespected Marty to his face. They even feel bold enough to openly threaten his life and the lives of his family. Even the most calm, cool, and collected person has their breaking point. Well, Marty has seven episodes to finally get to his. If he doesn’t, I might just rule Ozark a “total disaster.” That would be sad.
Whether I’m Right or Wrong About the Ending…
Ozark comes to end this year. I know Mrs. Buckler and I will be watching this original series. Heck! We’ll be binge-watching the thing and loving every minute of it. Normally, I would worry about what TV show or movie I’ll watch next, but that won’t be a problem. We’re living in the age of streaming, after all!