The first installment of the highly awaited Ozark final Season 4 is now available on Netflix, and fans are in for a wonderful feast. Since the stunning season 3 finale, where Helen Pierce (Janet McTeer) is slain by the cartel and Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) are blackmailed into working with Omar Navarro (Felix Solis) on a much tighter basis, we’ve all been on the edge of our seats.
As we approach the halfway point of Ozark Season 4, we must wonder if Wendy and Marty will make it – the Ozarks’ chaos always seems to center on them. Yes, Javi murdered Ruth’s last living relative, but consider how it all began. Everything comes back to the Byrde family. Ruth even informed Marty that his tactics always backfire on her. Let’s read the full recap of the finale episode.
During the first episode, Omar Navarro tells Marty and Wendy Byrde that they need to make a deal with the FBI so that he can be completely safe and move freely around the United States. In return, he agrees to retire and give up a large part of his criminal empire. Of course, the request is ridiculous. It took Marty and Wendy’s clever criminal moves to finally get Navarro a meeting with the FBI. With Wendy lying all the time, Ruth leaves the casino and becomes Darlene’s reluctant partner because Darlene has a crush on Ruth’s cousin, Wyatt, who is Ruth’s best friend.
Ozark season 4, episode 7 begins with a flashback, with Marty recalling his friend Bruce criticizing his mundane existence. He desired to form a business relationship with a friend. Marty laughs and reminisces about a simpler life in the present, before telling Wendy that he loves her as they leave for a crucial day. Omar will meet with the FBI to complete the agreement.
Ruth feels that she would be leaving her old life behind with her cousin Wyatt. Ruth, on the other hand, is given a setback when Wyatt announces that he will marry Darlene, ensuring that Zeke does not end up in a foster family. She is taken aback and labels Darlene as dangerous. Wyatt, on the other hand, has already made up his mind. Ruth begs Frank Jr not to harm Darlene after calming down because her cousin is marrying her. She believes that he should instead take over his father’s firm. Frank Jr., to his surprise, vows not to touch Darlene. Darlene and Wyatt marry in a private ceremony later in the episode, which proves to be crucial.
And then there’s the pivotal meeting: Omar finally meets with the FBI after numerous episodes. This is a pivotal moment in the series. Jim informs the FBI that Omar Navarro has delegated power to his nephew, Javier Emilio Elizonndro (Alfonso Herrera), in exchange for the freedom of movement and impunity, which will aid in the cartel’s complete demise. The FBI, on the other hand, has their own ideas and throws in a twist: they invite Omar to stay as the cartel’s leader for five years in exchange for intel. He will be exempt from prosecution after that. Maya Miller is taken aback by this strategy; she had no idea they were planning something like this, and her only goal was to bring down North America’s largest cartel.
Maya Miller neglected one thing: it’s all about intel, power, money, and politics at this level. There’s a wider picture to consider. Of course, Omar is hesitant to have a relationship with the FBI, so Wendy suggests a one-year commitment instead. The FBI, on the other hand, is unwilling to bargain and has instructed Wendy and Marty to persuade Omar to accept this deal.
Omar is well aware that accepting this bargain will result in the deaths of family members, and he is well aware that Javi is “too foolish and too dangerous.” In five years, he believes the FBI will “f**k him over.” Wendy acknowledges that nothing is guaranteed, but she believes he has no choice but to agree. Omar returns to the meeting and agrees to the FBI’s five-year partnership. Wendy and Marty are informed by the FBI that their work with the cartel is complete, and they will take over. And then there’s a brief but powerful celebration: Omar tells Wendy that it’s been a pleasure watching her work, but he also reminds her to remember him “when all is quiet.” He has the impression that she enjoys a life of crime. Regardless, Marty and Wendy seize the moment and inform Charlotte of the good news.
But it all seemed so straightforward, and even Ozark’s producers couldn’t fool the public. Omar is mobbed by police and detained as he makes his way to his plane to return home – Agent Maya Miller conducts the arrest. Her moral compass is shining brightly. She refuses to let Omar go and has taken him down using a separate legal company. The news travels quickly, so Marty and Wendy pack up their belongings for the family, and they are surrounded by terror. Maya used a separate authority, thus the FBI’s options are limited. As a result, Marty instructs the FBI to make the identical arrangement with Javi’s nephew. Marty reminds the FBI of the multi-million dollar financing they receive every quarter for this operation and promises them a bigger price if they delay.
Marty calls Javi with everything on the line, telling him he had nothing to do with his uncle’s incarceration and that he wants to present a chance. Javi has only one goal in mind: to assassinate Marty. Then Jim phones and informs him that, in light of Omar’s arrest, all of his business interactions must be bulletproof, and he demands that he come to his house right away. Javi is waiting for Marty when he arrives at Jim’s place, and he assaults him right away. Wendy pays a visit to Omar in detention, telling him to call Javi and explain that he was cooperating with the FBI. She explains that she made a mistake with Agent Miller and that they require Javi’s assistance. She promises that Omar will be extradited to Mexico as soon as Javi agrees to a bargain. She pledges on her life that if he calls Javi, he can walk away from everything.
Returning to Marty, who is once again facing a cartel member’s gun. He begs Javi for time and promises that, like his uncle, he will be able to work out a deal with the US administration. Omar rings Javi just as he is going to shoot Marty. Javi decides not to kill Marty after hearing what Omar has to say. Wendy is told by Omar that she and Marty will be killed if she does not leave in 48 hours. Marty begs Ruth to go by the house first thing in the morning, and if Wendy is not there, she wants her to take the pile of money from the church and take his children out of town; Marty knows Javi is an erratic and unpredictable man — Ruth agrees to help. What an ironic scene this turned out to be.
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Wendy informs the FBI that they must meet Javi at one of their locations; they initially reject because they require a specified place, but Wendy threatens to leak everything to the public if they do not. Javi is summoned by the FBI, who is accompanied by Wendy and Marty. They make him an offer, which he accepts. Marty and Wendy tell Omar that they never told Javi that he worked with the FBI on a deal, and they demand promises from the cartel chief that their family will be secure or that his bank accounts will be emptied of money and capital. Omar is dissatisfied with both of them, particularly Wendy, and is shocked that they have hidden their children. Before walking away, he claims he would never threaten to kill children.
Charlotte comes home and informs her parents that Jonah has returned to the motel and has no plans to accompany them to Chicago. Jonah gets the rest of his belongings the next day. Wendy feels like she’s failed because nothing she’s attempted has worked to entice Jonah back into the fold. In retrospect, we have to ask if, like Marty, being cool would have been a better alternative. Meanwhile, Marty begins to consider returning to normalcy and getting an office, as he had planned in the past. In a flashback, Bruce tells Marty about his and his partner’s affection for the Lake of Ozarks.
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Part 1’s conclusion is emotionally draining and powerful, and it all comes down to Julia Garner’s portrayal of Ruth. Darlene and Wyatt have returned home after their wedding, and Javi has taken up residence at their home. He reminds the newlywed couple that he urged them to stop selling heroin, and before they had a chance to answer, he shoots and murders both of them. Ruth enters the house and discovers Zeke crying hysterically in his cot. Ruth discovers Wyatt and Darlene dead, and the music goes silent for a moment, allowing the listener to absorb Ruth’s shock. Ruth sobs as she drives away from the house. She accuses Frank Jr. of assassinating Darlene and Wyatt. Frank Jr. says he had nothing to do with their deaths.
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So Ruth goes to the Byrde family residence, distraught, stating that her cousin Wyatt and his new wife Darlene had been murdered, and she demands to know who did it while brandishing a shotgun. She brands Marty as a liar when he pretends not to know. While Wendy tries to soothe Ruth, Jonah informs her that Javi is the one who killed them.
Wendy realizes the threat this situation poses to Ruth and their family and informs her that Javi works for the FBI and that she is unable to contact him if he is the perpetrator. Ruth erupts, breaking the scenario apart with her emotional outburst, and warns them that if they want to stop her from killing him, they’ll have to kill her first.
Most significantly, we’ll get to see what occurs after the Byrdes get into a car accident in the season 4 part 1 opening sequence. Part 1 never returns to that point, and we’re left wondering what that sequence means in Part 2. Will the Byrdes be extinguished? We’ll have to wait and see what happens.