As we approach the penultimate chapter “Mud” of the final season 4 of Ozark. It acts as an explosive chapter. we must question how these characters got here. Another influence is financial incentives. However, as the series progressed, it became evident that survival was the primary purpose. This was combined with a desire for power, wealth, and freedom. However, obtaining all of this by corrupt means forces the cosmos to conform to your will. Is that what Marty and Wendy are going through? Is that why they’re having trouble succeeding? The universe has a peculiar way of working. The conclusion of episode 13 marks the end of Ozark’s penultimate chapter, and the writers, predictably, seek to crank up the tension as much as possible.
Ruth, the boss on her Ozarks construction site, is building a new home for herself. She won’t be living in a trailer. Wendy attempts to check herself into a mental health facility by claiming to be ill. They do, however, want her to check incorrectly, which enrages the person who examines her. They refuse to provide her with a bed and advise her to see a therapist. After Nathan removed her children, she’s not in a good place, and Marty is concerned about what his wife is up to. Marty goes to the casino only to discover that he no longer owns it and that it is now under Ruth’s control. Marty is surprised to see that her criminal record has been cleared and that she now holds the license, but he informs her that the management must be given over to him as part of a larger operation with the Navarro cartel. Her acts, he says, are perilous.
Marty requests a “sunset time” from Ruth in order to launder cartel funds through the casino. Marty then encounters Omar in prison. Camila is also present. Due to a family situation, Marty apologizes to Omar for the delay, but the criminal leader is irritated. Meanwhile, Jim informs Wendy that he has the people she wants on her foundation board, including several well-known figures. Wendy is ecstatic and refers to Jim as a “beast.” Wendy then goes to her father with a bag of money in an attempt to pay him off so she can reclaim her children. It’s worth $2 million. Despite the pressure, Nathan promises her that he will keep the kids. Wendy brings up her mother and the cruelty he inflicted on the family, and then walks away, threatening to murder him. Wendy tells Marty to bring the kids home later that evening.
Marty runs into his children and pleads with them to return home. Charlotte inquires of her father as to what he intends to do after this ordeal is done, given what Wendy has put him through. Marty believes that once they have their new existence, they will all have to make decisions. Wendy is the problem, and Marty is the puppet, according to the narrative implications. Rachel is threatened by a cartel member because the casino is producing issues. Marty is responsible for what transpired. When Marty denies it, Rachel assumes it was his wife who did it, and she soon understands Wendy is the mastermind behind the entire scheme. Marty begs Rachel for assistance. Marty later learns that Wendy sent Nelson after Rachel, and he informs his wife that Ruth has now redirected the monies to the casino, generating additional issues. He emphasizes that if Omar Navarro is deported to Mexico, it will make no difference whether they lack funds.
Wendy, on the other hand, has a different plan: give Camila all of the FBI’s information and let her run the show. Despite this, Marty refuses to corroborate her concerns, afraid Camila will murder them. Wendy believes they must offer Camila. and she dismisses FBI officers as disposable, believing that all they care about is the money from the seizures. In the second half of the season, Wendy is taking a lot of chances. She’s relying on desperation rather than reasoning, something Marty isn’t known for.
So, in a high-risk position, Wendy and Marty provide Camila with all the knowledge she needs — they tell her that sustaining the cartel patriarchy is vital for her image. They also explain that they were aware of her plan to assassinate her brother, but that they kept quiet about it in order to crown her king. Marty explains the benefits of working with the FBI while controlling the world’s largest cartel and never having to visit a prison cell – she will be “everything and nothing at the same time.” Marty is describing a lovely power to possess. Camila agrees to meet with the FBI, but she must first meet with Omar one final time. They warn her not to look at him, but she insists on doing so.
In prison, Camila meets Omar. Initially, it appears to be a normal dialogue between siblings. As she stares at him severely, Omar suddenly insists that he did not kill Javi. He further claims Wendy told him her son was slain and that he was not a traitor. Camila then asks Marty who killed her son. Marty tries to explain why he isn’t the ideal person to ask for honesty. Wendy has a peculiar talk with Father Benetiz in episode 13’s strange sequence. The priest describes his tumultuous connection with his abusive father, who abused his entire family. He says how he has forgiven him, but that it was “murder the man or join the church” back then. Wendy gets a bright idea and goes away. Wendy returns to the mental health facility and threatens to kill her father unless she is allowed to stay. Wendy is admitted to the hospital. She tells Marty that she is in a mental institution and that if she goes, she will kill her father. She is not leaving until she receives her children.
Ozark season 4 episode 13 Recap: Ending Explained
Ruth notices a car tailing her. When she receives a call from Nelson, she rushes to Sheriff Ronnie’s office in the pouring rain. She discloses that the man imprisoned for Wyatt’s murder was not the perpetrator. She tells him that Javi from the Navarro cartel was the one who did it, so she tracked him down in Chicago and killed him. She also informs him that Javi assassinated Sheriff Nix. She knows the story is absurd — so absurd, in fact, that she knows the sheriff will remain silent. Ruth claims that the man in custody for the murder is impoverished. but that he did not murder her cousin; she wants him to make amends and promises him that he will be a good sheriff. She panics and calls Rachel as she walks out of the sheriff’s office, realizing the automobile following her has vanished.
Rachel answers the phone. In the trailer, she’s watching trashy reality television. Ruth instructs her to take a firearm and flee into the woods. Nelson, on the other hand, is already driving towards the trailer, so she must climb on top of it. Ruth orders Rachel to assassinate him. When the car door opens, Rachel fires and Nelson falls to the ground. He’s no longer alive. Ruth arrives at the trailer, and they both gaze down at the body lying in the rain. Ruth doesn’t appear to be putting her previous life behind after all. All fans will be wondering if the Byrde family will be able to find their freedom.