Ozark EP Explains Why They Had To Kill [SPOILERS]

Ozark EP Chris Mundy has explained why they made the decision to kill off [SPOILERS] in Season 4: Part 1 of the show.

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Ozark Season 4: Part 1 ended with a pretty shocking death. Actually, make that 2 shocking deaths.

If you’ve already binged your way through, you’ll know that both Darlene and Wyatt were killed, and while speaking to Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Chris Mundy has explained why they decided that it was time for those characters to make their exit.

“It wasn’t something that was immediately planned, but a lot of it too had to do with Ruth and trying to get her to the most raw place we could get her. Obviously, that character has been through a lot in our four seasons on the show. But Wyatt was the thing she cared most about in the world and we really wanted to leave her going into the final little bit deciding, what’s he best path forward?”

Continuing on, he said:

“Is it, “Am I looking at revenge, which might ruin my life, and Marty and Wendy’s life? Or am I looking at not getting revenge, which I might not be able to live with?” We wanted to bring her to the most emotional place she could get, and the only way to do that was through Wyatt. And so, Wyatt was kind of collateral damage, to Darlene, but also story-wise. It was the only thing that could possibly lay Ruth that low. And then Julia delivered on that emotion, so much at that end.”

Ozark Season 4 is now streaming its first half on Netflix.

Source: EW