We're in the last season of Ozark, so it's time to cancel your plans for the rest of the year. You'll need a lot of time to heal. Marty's (Jason Bateman) phone is going to keep on ringing, so don't worry about it.
Part 1 of Ozark Season 4 is a wild ride that has everything you love about Ozark. Short phone calls that sabotage every plan the Byrdes have put into place in the last 60 minutes, nausea-inducing scenes between Darlene Snell and Wyatt Langmore, and Julia Garner being an all-around force of nature make this movie one of the best.
Take a closer look at that tense ending as we think about what's next for the Byrdes, Ruth Langmore, and everyone else caught up in the money-laundering machine of the Ozarks
Is There Anything Else to Say About Ozark?
It starts with a flashback from Season 1 in which Marty's business partner, Bruce Liddell (Josh Randall), is trying to get Marty to start upgrading his life, starting with a new office space. It's a lot of dramatic irony to see Marty think about committing to office space when he knows that he has to make life or death decisions every single day without giving it a second thought.
When the head of one of the most powerful drug cartels in North America was trying to do an impossible thing and get out of prison, it put the decision to move into a new office space in a new light. Marty, Wendy (Laura Linney), and Omar Navarro (Felix Solis) have met with the FBI after a long, nail-biting season in which the Byrdes took one step forward, then three (or 10) steps back.
They finally got their meeting with the FBI. They meet the FBI in an empty mall in Jefferson City. Navarro, the head of the cartel, has given the job to his nephew, Javi Elizonndro, who is unpredictable and hotheaded (Alfonso Herrera). However, the FBI goes against their plan and gives him their only offer for freedom: to stay in charge of the Navarro cartel for five years and work for them as an inside man.
Navarro isn't happy about this, but he has to accept. It will then be up to them whether or not they grant him immunity from prosecution in the United States after that.
Because of the way Agent Miller looks, the Byrdes are shocked (Jessica Frances Dukes). if they aren't here to get rid of the Navarro cartel, then what the fuck are they doing here? Agent Miller asks this question to us all.
If you're a high-ranking member of the FBI, you can say things like this: “It's about the bigger picture. Agent Miller is too righteous and naive to think they could ever take down a cartel as big as the Navarro,” says FBI Agent Clay (Tess Malis Kincaid).
It Was Marty Byrde Who Came up with the Idea
There aren't many people like him in shows like Ozark: he's stayed pretty close to where he was when he started the show. Wendy, Charlotte, Jonah, Ruth, Omar, Javi, and Maya are just some of the people he's had a lot of changes within the show, but he's still at his core the same person he was when this all started: a good person.
A lot of the people in his circle did bad things, but unlike some of them, his goal has always been to find a quick exit from this life. A flashback from season 1 comes back to a climax in the last episode. Marty talks his way out of what would have been certain death, this time with a gun from the cartel pointed at him. This time, it was at Jim's house.
In Wendy Byrde's Words
Wendy, on the other hand, is the Ozark character who has truly done something bad. The whole point of Marty's life has been to stay alive and do what they need to do to stay afloat. Wendy, on the other hand, has been driven by her desire to be a better person.
It seems like she's always trying to get more power than what might be best for her husband and son. She's good friends with the dangerous Omar, but she's mean to her husband and son. A year after Wendy worked for the Byrdes to help Navarro and the FBI (and brought her friend Jim on as the family's official lawyer), Wendy is caught in a web of lies about what happened to both Ben and Helen Pierce.
She also, um, set up her son, Jonah, to go to prison for his money crimes. Not very nice. As long as Mel Sattem, the PI, can stay alive long enough, she might be able to figure out something about them. The best thing Wendy did in Season 4, Part 1 was when she almost killed Darlene Snell with kindness. thanks, Darlene for all her help, but it angers Darlene so much that she has a heart attack and is in the hospital.
Ozark Season 4 Part 1 has How Many Episodes?
During the fourth season of Ozark, there will be more episodes than there were in each of the previous three. Ozark Season 4 will have 14 episodes in total, which is more than the 10 episodes in Seasons 1, 2, and 3.
Part 1, which is coming out on January 21, 2022, will have seven episodes. Part 2 of Season 4 will have seven episodes, too. At the moment, there isn't a release date set for Part 2. It's expected to come out sometime in 2022.
Netflix said in June 2020 that they were going to make a “supersized” fourth and last season of Ozark. This implies that there is too much story for the Byrde family to cover in the typical 10-episode arc for the show. It couldn't have been done in that amount of time.
Ozark Season 4 Stars Who?
Batman and Linney are back as the Byrde parents, and Sofia Hublitz and Skylar Gaertner are back as their kids, Charlotte and Jonah, for the second season.
Lisa Emery (Darlene Snell), Charlie Tahan (Wyatt Langmore), and Kevin L. Johnson (Sam Dermod) are all back, as is the rest of the cast. There will also be Julia Garner, the actress who played Ruth Langmore in Ozark and won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her work. She will also be back.
Damian Young, who was Jim Rattelsdorf in Seasons 2 and 3, will become a main cast member in Season 4. He was Jim Rattelsdorf in Seasons 2 and 3. Felix Solis is just as important as Omar Navarro. On Netflix, you can now watch Ozark Seasons 1 through 3. Netflix will let you watch Ozark Season 4 Part 1 on Friday, January 21, 2022.