13 Reasons Why takes its title from the ultimate statements of Hannah Baker. Prior to her dying, Hannah Baker despatched out 13 pre-recorded messages, detailing the 13 the reason why she selected to commit suicide. Season 1 of the sequence goes by means of all of those tapes, however Season 2 leaves them behind to analyze different troubling elements of highschool life. While the tapes are previously, Hannah Baker’s ultimate message will possible loom massive over Season 2, so audiences ought to recap what was on the 13 Reasons Why tapes.
One of the numerous fascinating issues about 13 Reasons Why Season 2 is that the present will probably be approaching the subject material of the tapes from a perspective aside from Hannah’s. In an Entertainment Weekly interview with present creator Brian Yorkey, it was revealed that “Season 2 may be very far more about everyone else’s perspective on [Hannah’s] story.”
While the novel that the sequence relies on was restricted nearly completely restricted to Hannah’s viewpoint, and the primary season expanded considerably to indicate different character’s factors of view — particularly Clay’s. Season 2 offers an additional opportunity for the opposite characters factors of view to be explored. In Season 1, Hannah spoke for them, and, in Season 2, all of them have an opportunity to talk for themselves. But, till that occurs — this is what it’s essential to find out about Hannah’s facet of the story.
Tape 1, Side A — Justin Foley
Justin Foley is the topic of Hannah’s first tape. After sharing Hannah’s first kiss, Justin tried to extend his social standing by beginning rumors about Hannah, and sharing an specific of Hannah taken with out her information. Justin might have loved a pleasant social increase, however when Justin’s buddy Bryce Walker grabbed his cellphone and despatched the image of Hannah to all the college, her repute plummeted.
Tape 1, Side B — Jessica Davis
The second tape is devoted to Hannah’s former greatest buddy, Jessica Davis. Hannah and Jessica had a falling out after Jessica accused Hannah of hooking up together with her boyfriend, Alex Standall. Their explosive argument led to a slap in Hannah’s face and the top of their friendship, which Hannah said was a contributing issue to her dying.
Tape 2, Side A — Alex Standall
The third tape is devoted to Alex Standall, whom Hannah believed contributed to her and Jessica’s falling out, in addition to her objectification inside the college. After Jessica knowledgeable Alex that she did not need to have intercourse with him, Alex wrote a listing rating the ladies at school by “greatest ass” on the behest of Bryce Walker and a number of the different college jocks. This knowledgeable Jessica’s anger at Hannah, and opened Hannah as much as harassment at school.
Tape 2, Side B — Tyler Down
Hannah’s fourth tape was addressed to Tyler Down, a neighborhood photographer who targeted his energies on stalking Hannah and photographing her. Tyler ultimately obtained an image of Hannah sharing a kiss with Courtney Crimson, which he unfold to the varsity. While nobody was in a position to inform that it was Hannah within the image, the spreading of the image influenced the actions of the topic of tape 5.
Tape three, Side A — Courtney Crimson
Prior to her dying, Hannah and Courtney had managed to kind a powerful friendship — however that additionally led to Courtney being the topic of tape 5. After a drunken kiss between the 2 was caught on digicam, Courtney turned fearful that the photograph of her and Hannah would out her as a lesbian. To get consideration off of herself, Courtney advised others that Hannah was promiscuous and “confirmed” the false rumors unfold by Justin, additional isolating Hannah.
Tape three, Side B — Marcus Cole
After the rumours impressed by Justin and Courtney start to take maintain, Marcus acted on these rumours and ended up as the topic of tape six. Pretending to be good to Hannah and asking her out on a date, Marcus spent the date making aggressive advances as his buddies watched from a close-by diner sales space. The message to Hannah was clear — she was now outlined by her false repute.
Tape four, Side A — Zach Dempsey
Zach occurred to be in the identical diner that Hannah’s date with Marcus was in, and tried to examine in together with her after Marcus left. They appeared to kind a real friendship, however Hannah obtained the sensation that whereas Zach was being empathetic, he might have really believed the rumors about her. She rejected his friendship, pushing Zach to sabotage a category undertaking. The Liberty High School undertaking inspired college students to go away nameless pleasant feedback in one another’s bag, however Zach would steal the feedback from Hannah’s bag — ripping away one of many few assets she had for emotional help.
Tape four, Side B — Ryan Shaver
The topic of Hannah’s eighth tape was Ryan Shaver, and a author for the varsity paper, The Lost and Found Gazette. Ryan revealed a poem that Hannah wrote, even supposing she particularly requested him to not. Although the poem was revealed anonymously, its publishing made her phrases and feelings the topic of school-wide scrutiny.
Tape 5, Side A — Justin Foley
The solely encore look in Hannah’s tapes, Justin’s second tape is devoted to the truth that he did not cease Bryce Walker from sexually assaulting Jessica at a celebration at her home, which Hannah witnessed whereas hiding in a closet. While Justin tried to intervene, he was overpowered by Bryce — each bodily and financially, as Justin lived with Bryce and Justin was scared to dwell in his own residence, and due to this fact possible scared to face as much as his buddy.
Tape 5, Side B — Sheri Holland
Tape 10 is devoted to a different dying that affected Liberty High School, inserting the blame on Sheri Holland. While driving Hannah house from a celebration, Sheri knocked over a cease signal and didn’t report it. This downed cease signal later result in the automobile accident-related dying of Jeff Atkins — a pupil so pleasant that he avoids condemnation in any of Hannah’s tapes. Sheri initially refused to consider that she had any half in Jeff’s dying, however Hannah was unable to shake the guilt.
Tape 6, Side A — Clay Jensen
Clay needed to get by means of 10 tapes to search out out that Hannah did not blame him for her dying. On tape 11, Hannah said that she believed Clay was solely loosely accountable for her dying. At Jessica’s social gathering (which Clay invited her to), the 2 nearly connected, however Hannah modified her thoughts and demanded that he go away. Clay revered her request, leaving her be — which inadvertently led to Hannah witnessing Jessica’s assault, and Sheri taking Hannah house which contributed to Jeff’s dying. While Hannah would not blame Clay, Clay nonetheless blames himself for not staying with Hannah. (Even although she explicitly advised him to go.)
Tape 6, Side B — Bryce Walker
After having a troublesome day, Hannah wandered the streets and got here throughout a celebration at Bryce’s luxurious home. Bryce welcomed her to the social gathering, and she or he and some different individuals (Jessica, Justin, Zach) frolicked in Bryce’s scorching tub. However, after the others left, Bryce sexually assaulted Hannah. She attributed Bryce’s assault as the ultimate straw, pushing her to start planning her personal dying.
Tape 7, Side A — Kevin Porter
While Bryce’s assault pushed Hannah to start making a plan for suicide, she positioned blame on Liberty High School counselor Kevin Porter for not listening to her cries for assist. Originally, Hannah deliberate to solely make 12 tapes earlier than committing suicide — however reached out to her counselor for steering. Hannah opened up about her abuse, however Kevin gave all of the mistaken recommendation. He questioned whether or not or not she was sober, urged she consented to the assault however later regretted it, and mentioned she ought to merely “transfer on” since her assaulter was a senior and could be leaving the following 12 months. Feeling ignored by Kevin’s misguided makes an attempt to assist, she went house and dedicated suicide.
One of the central elements of Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why will probably be a trial, the place the topics of Hannah’s tapes will probably be serving as witnesses. While the accusations of Hannah’s tapes vary from the comparatively minor (Zach Dempsey stealing compliments) to the horrific (Bryce Walker’s a number of assaults), everybody will probably be compelled to come clean with their function in Hannah’s life and dying. The tapes could also be over, however their results are solely starting.
If you or somebody you already know are experiencing suicidal ideas, name 911, or name the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
If you or somebody you already know has been sexually assaulted, name the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to online.rainn.org.