The second episode of the fourth season of 13 Reasons Why begins similarly to the first, at the unknown person’s funeral, and then flashes back to six months prior.
Clay is not getting any better. As his delusions of seeing Monty and Bryce continue, so do his panic attacks.
As we learned in season one, depression takes many forms and is sometimes not noticed by friends and family until it is too late. Hannah went through many traumatizing events, but her parents had no idea about them or about her plans to take her own life.
Unlike Hannah, Clay does not hide his feelings well. Viewers must be wondering how those around Clay see his panic attacks, his irregular behavior, and know that he is getting little to no sleep, but still not much is done. He seems to be in a constant state of panic and his delusions happen often, to the point where we rarely see him acting any other way. How is nothing being done?
His co-conspirators are dealing with the fact that they covered for Alex’s murder of Bryce in different ways.
Zach, who always seemed so careful, is taking needless risks and doesn’t seem to care about anything anymore. Zach’s mother has been a helicopter parent since the show began. Where is she now?
Jessica is still having delusions, continuing to see Bryce, but is expressing her feelings mostly in anger.
Tyler, who for the first three seasons of the series appeared less stable than the others, seems to be the most grounded.
Alex is struggling with his sexuality and is spending time with Winston, although he is not fully aware of the relationship that took place between Monty and Winston.
Someone has spray painted the words “Monty Was Set Up” on a set of doors inside the school with red paint. It could be anyone, including Clay. He doesn’t seem to be aware of all of his own actions. Sheriff Diaz, who was one of the investigators who accused Clay of murdering Bryce in season three, is there helping with the investigation. Clay finds red paint on the handle of his locker and a smiley face painted in red inside his locker door, but doesn’t report it in fear that he may be blamed.
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Those fears increase when during the bus ride to the tour of the local college, a can of red spray paint rolls under the seats and hits Clay’s feet. He hides the can but is not able to find an opportunity to dispose of it during the day, and later finds a second can in his backpack.
Once the bus arrives at the college, Clay’s father, an English professor at the school, greets the students and lets him know that he has set up an interview with the dean for Clay and Justin at the end of the day.
The students are broken up into two groups. Clay asks Alex, who is in the other group, to keep an eye on Tyler, suspicious now of Tyler since he has been spending time with Winston. Both boys are photographers and part of the yearbook club. Alex asks Clay to return the favor and keep an eye on Zach.
Staying near Zach at the back of the group until Zach notices a fraternity house and students with red Solo cups, Clay follows Zach when he pulls away from the tour to head towards the party. The two begin playing drinking games with the fraternity brothers until Clay notices a very inebriated female student on the steps. A fraternity member helps her to his room. Clay remembers what happened to Jessica in a similar situation and drunkenly follows the two.
Reaching the room where the girl is drunkenly passed out on the bed, he thinks he sees Bryce there undoing his belt. He yells for him to stop and Bryce turns to him and offers to let Clay go first. Clay is alone in the bedroom when her boyfriend comes back. The boyfriend starts to question him about what he was doing and Clay runs away finding Zach still playing drinking games. He tells him they have to go, the boyfriend catches up to them and tells them that Clay was about to do something horrible to his girlfriend. Zach and Clay are held in place by the fraternity brothers until security arrives.
Professor Jensen along with Justin come to collect Clay from the security office and advise that due to the fraternity’s past indiscretions, the college cannot take the fraternity member’s word for the situation and are willing to release Zach and Clay with a parent. His father is upset with the situation and the fact that Clay also missed his scheduled meeting with the dean.
Meeting again with his therapist, Clay tells him that he just wants things to get better. The therapist says they will, but that it will take time and work. Clay remains still doesn’t share details about what is causing his stress and anxiety.
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Once home Clay finds Sheriff Diaz meeting with his parents. Diaz explains he is there just to assure his parents that they are doing all they can to keep Clay safe at school. Clay goes into the guest house where he finds Justin. They both agree that the Sheriff being there is not a good sign and Clay has a severe panic attack, looking as if he is ready to pass out.
The show then cuts to Justin sleeping and Clay filling out college applications, where he begins getting text notifications on his computer repeating the phrase “Monty Was Set Up” over and over. Clay can be heard narrating that he doesn’t see a way to fix the situation and only something big can help. He then types in the words “I covered up a murder” into his college application.
Is Clay planning on submitting that? Is he to the point where if something isn’t done soon, he will completely break? Is this the big thing that he referred to that would finally help the situation? Even as frustrating as the season has been so far, viewers like myself will continue watching to find out what happens next.
It’s possible the series will return in the spring/summer of 2021.
The upcoming season will see a handful of familiar faces including Samu (Itzan Escamilla), Guzman (Miguel Bernardeau), Omar (Omar Ayuso), Rebeca (Claudia Salas), and Ander (Aron Piper) as they were held back due to their shenanigans. The drama will also welcome new students Manu Ríos , Carla Díaz , Martina Cariddi and Pol Granch to shake things up.
Deadline also reports that the fifth season has added Argentinan actress Valentina Zenere (Soy Luna) and Brazilan actor André Lamoglia (Juacas) to its cast.
2021 is flying by, and I have to credit the fact that there has been so much good television available!
Despite COVID-19 still holding a grasp on the world, plenty of our favorite TV shows were able to return to production and deliver outstanding seasons that are keeping us entertained every single day of the week.
March sees a return of some favorites on primetime along with some new additions to streaming.
Here’s everything to watch on March 2021:
Debris – NBC (March 1)
Calling all sci-fi fans! Two international agents are tasked with investigating mysterious wreckage that falls from the sky. As British agent Finola Jones and American agent Bryan Beneventi lead the charge to track down all the debris scattered across the Western Hemisphere, they realize it’s a race against time!
The Voice – NBC (March 1)
The singing competition returns for season 20 with Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson at the helm!
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell – Netflix (March 1)
The documentary on famed rapper The Notorious B.I.G. celebrates his life and tracks his journey to rap king alongside rare footage and in-depth interviews.
New Amsterdam – NBC (March 2)
With the pandemic still in full-swing, season 3 kicks off with a plane crash in the East River.
Wandavision – Disney Plus (March 5)
One of the longest episodes of the season marks the season finale of the series as it embarks into full MCU territory.
GoodGirls – NBC (March 7)
Your favorite suburban criminals are back for season 4! Beth, Ruby, and Annie continue their life of crime by pouring themselves into Boland Bubbles to wash money for “homeboy.” With the FBI hot on their trail, will they find a way to stay above water?
Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy – ABC (March 11)
After going on hiatus in December, the Shondaland shows return with a crossover that tackles the issue of human trafficking.
A Million Little Things – ABC (March 11)
After a nearly three-month wait, A Million Little Things is finally getting new episodes and it’s going to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Per the synopsis: “As [the virus] becomes more widespread across the U.S., Boston goes into lockdown putting Rome’s movie in jeopardy and forcing Maggie to return home from Oxford. Because the hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, Eddie’s back surgery is cancelled, leading him to take desperate measures to cope with the severe pain.
Love Alarm – Netflix (March 12)
The popular K-drama about an app that alerts people if someone in the area likes them returns for its second season on Netflix!
Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal – Netflix (March 17)
You’re familiar with the college bribery scandal that brought down Aunt Becky and other wealthy parents who stopped at nothing to get their children into top-tier universities. The documentary synopsis reads: “Using an innovative combination of interviews and narrative recreations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations between Singer and his clients, Operation Varsity Blues offers a rare glimpse into the enigmatic figure behind a scheme that exposed the lengths wealthy families would go to for admission into elite colleges, and angered a nation already grappling with the effects of widespread inequality.”
Everything you’ve heard is true. But you haven’t heard everything. Using real conversations recreated from FBI wiretaps the filmmaker behind Fyre brings you Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal pic.twitter.com/kwsqTCSkqq
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Episode 1 and 2 – Disney Plus (March 19)
The highly-anticipated Marvel action series brings together Falcon and the Winter Soldier, who “team up for a global adventure that will test their survival skills — as well as their patience.” Starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, the action picks up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” with the first two episodes airing on the streamer on March 19 and March 26, respectively.
The Irregulars – Netflix (March 26)
The Sherlock Holmes spin-off series follows a group of “troubled street teens” who are wrapped into solving crimes and saving London from supernatural elements by the “sinister Doctor Watson.”
Pooch Perfect – ABC (March 30)
Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson is set to host this dog grooming reality competition that’s based on a UK competition of the same name (also hosted by Wilson). The episodes will spotlight 10 dog groomers around the country competing in challenges.
Comedic geniuses Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reunite as Akeem and Semmi to take audiences back to Zamunda, the royal country made popular in the 80s. It’s worth the watch if only for nostalgia’s sake.
Raya and the Last Dragon – Disney Plus (March 5)
After being delayed the coronavirus pandemic, the film will finally debut months later. It’ll premiere simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access and in theaters on the same day! Per the synopsis: ” Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it’s up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.”
Moxie – Netflix (March 3)
Amy Poehler lends her talents to a second Netflix original about a shy 16-year-old who is inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and publishes an anonymous zine to tackle sexism inside the high school hallways.
Yes Day – Netflix (March 12)
Saying “no” to your kids can be difficult, so parents Allison (played by Jennifer Garner) and Carlos give their kids one day where they say “yes” to all their requests.
Paper Lives(Kağıttan Hayatlar) – Netflix (March 15)
The Turkish drama finds warehouse worker Mehmet (starring Çağatay Ulusoy) working in an impoverished neighborhood where he becomes responsible for a small boy.
It’s no secret that the cast of Schitt’s Creek genuinely likes each other.
It seems to be one of the few shows where there’s no bad blood or animosity between the cast, which speaks to their greatness.
The series, which swept the Emmys in 2020 and was nominated for five Golden Globes in 2021, is a bonafide hit as it provides plenty of laughs alongside heartfelt and even groundbreaking TV moments.
But after wrapping up its sixth and final season last year, many fans have found themselves wondering if that’s really it.
What are the chances of a spinoff, reboot, or movie? It’s not entirely out of the question yet.
Dan Levy, the show’s co-creator who also starred as David Rose, has hinted at the possibility.
Now, Emily Hampshire, who played deadpan receptionist and David’s eventual BFF, spoke with Good Morning America and weighed in with her thoughts.
“I cannot share any details, ’cause I want to do it and I wouldn’t be asked back,” she explained, which doesn’t exactly sound like a “no.”
“I would be down for all of that,” she continued. “Usually when you’re on a show you don’t want to spend another day with your entire cast and we did. We loved it — I would do anything with that group of people.”
She added that it felt “extra special” to end the series on such a high note.
“Even though none of us wanted to end, I was glad we were done because I would never want the pressure of going for another season after you’ve swept the Emmys, it’s all downhill from there,” she explained.
And something tells us, the brilliant minds of the Levy’s — Eugene and Dan — could come up with a good reason to return to the small or big screen.
For now, however, we have to settle for seeing Dan and Emily in their own respective Super Bowl commercials.
Dan is starring in the upcoming M&M’s commercial that will air during the big game, while Emily is set to appear in Cutwater Spirits’ upcoming and first 30-second Super Bowl Sunday spot.
Emily also imagined what each character’s go-to Super Bowl cocktail would be, and well, it’s eerily on-point.
“Stevie Budd would be a fan of the Long Island iced tea I would say, because of its dive-bar vibes. She might also like a spicy bloody Mary or two on a Sunday — that’s Stevie vibes,” she said.
“David would most likely go for anything with tequila — he would love the new mango marg ’cause he would just want to say ‘marg’ all the time,” she said in her best David Rose voice.
“Johnny is a classic man so he would love any mule — Alexis would love the vodka soda cause it’s like zero sugar, zero carbs — she’d probably also gravitate towards cucumber because it’s like fancy spa water, but with vodka.” Finally, she said O’Hara’s character would choose the Tiki Rum Mai Tai, “’cause I would make her just to hear her say it in her Moira Rose accent.”