Ozark season 4 part 2 is the final seven episodes of the series. Everything is wrapped up in a neat little bow leaving fans satisfied, but still wanting more and wondering what happens next.
If you are reading this feel free in knowing you are safe from any spoilers that may come about in this review. Netflix has asked that we remain very vague about much of what is to come. In this review it will be quite shorter than most and mostly discussing what I felt after viewing this season and my basic overall thoughts.
As a bit of background context Ozark has been my favorite show on Netflix since its debut back in 2017. Since then I have been obsessed with the characters, the world, and in a real sense of everything this show filled the hole that Breaking Bad left in me when that show ended in 2013. Now that hole has been opened back up but in a way that makes me proud to say that Ozark is the best Netflix show ever made and the finale while not what I wanted is an ending that feels solid and perfect for what this show has established.
What Works With Ozark Season 4 Part 2
Ozark’s final seven episodes do something risky but something so risky pays off in great deal for fans of the show. Bringing back characters and arcs that we thought were finished back in the earlier seasons now reign in their ugly head to show Karma is a B*****. These returning arcs make for a satisfying conclusion to story arcs I thought were done, but this is something Ozark has always continued to do in such a grand way.
Always adding new layers to each thing that continues to happen one at a time. Just as each episode and each season always changes the boundaries of what we can expect Ozark season 4 part 2 does this in a huge way that adds a lot to what we thought we should know but always decides to add that next layer to everything. Some of the things that happen in this season I think make out for some of the most intense and interesting character moments that we have gotten yet.
Specifically stuff that happens with Ruth and Marty. These twists start in the first episode of the finale and completely go off from there. Adding in the performances are top notch as always and some have never been better. Jason Bateman gives one hell of an Emmy worthy performance that adds a lot of grit to his character as well as elements we have not seen before. Laura Linney continues to make Wendy the true character to break bad in all of this. One line she says at the start of Ozark season 2 part 2 that lingers on allows viewers to see why she is one of the best characters in the show.
Sofia Hublitz and Skylaer Gartner as the kids become mini me versions of their parents and end up being a core piece to the entire ending. Of course, Julia Garner remains to be my favorite character in the entire show and coming off the death of Wyatt it all sets up an interesting tale of revenge. Plus Veronica Falcon who plays Javi’s Mother is truly one of the biggest stars this last 7 episodes.
Really much the entire last 7 episodes can be defined by the writing, the performances, and the impeccable direction. Everything has lead up to this cycle that the Bryde Family has gotten into with the cartel and where it has taken them. Going into the final 7 episodes of the entire series, I expected a Breaking Bad level perfect ending. While the ending took me about 3 days to really come to terms with, I have fallen in love with it and what it truly has to say about the entire show.
Going any deeper would be hitting spoiler territory.
What Doesn’t Work With Ozark Season 4 Part 2
Ozark’s final seven episodes only has two issues for me — the biggest one being it is a tad bit rushed. The writing and the directing are strong, and everything makes sense, but as the rest of the show remained a slow burn the final seven episodes needed more time to marinate. One example is many discussions with the FBI feel like they are missing core pieces. Certain character moments feel like if it were to of happened in a previous season, it would have stayed on that issue for more than just one episode. Unfortunately it makes one twist a bit predictable.
Everything makes sense on how Ozark ended. For the most part everything is wrapped up in a nice little bow with an ending that will have fans feeling satisfied — but also wondering what is next. That next piece is not needed, however, as the whole show has remained a cycle and you can assume where the story goes next, as all the pieces are right in front of you.
Impeccable directing — even if there is one major choice I completely disagree with. As for the story, it fundamentally is right in what occurred. Ozark is one of my favorite shows of all time and easily is Netflix’s best. If it wasn’t for the rushed feeling this would be the best season of the show.
About Ozark Season 4 Part 2
Marty and Wendy are rid of Helen and climb to the top of Navarro’s empire. They find another opportunity to get out of the Ozarks but some past sins won’t stay buried and the most dangerous threats come from blood
Ozark Season 4 Part 2 premieres on Netflix April 29th, 2022.