Warning: There are spoilers ahead
It’s a difficult spot. Ozark season 4 started in a tense place after the Byrde family were fully embedded into cartel life — and separated from one another.
The Netflix series premiered for the first time on the streaming giant in July 2017. It was hosted by Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) and his wife, Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney(Sofia Hublitz) and Jonah (Skylar Gaertner). As the family business became more profitable, they moved to Missouri’s Ozarks to kick-start their entrepreneurial endeavors.
In June 2020, a fourth and final season of the fan-favorite series was announced. Season 4 was divided into two parts with seven episodes each. The first was released in January 2022, while the second was released almost four months later in April 2022.
“With the final season, the whole thing was like, ‘Well, how are we gonna end it?’ Should the Byrde family pay a bill, you know? They can’t get away with it, like, Should they not?” Bateman teased during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon It was weeks before the final episodes were released. “And so [showrunner Chris Mundy] said, ‘I want it to be a happy ending, but there’s got to be a little of a, well, is it happy for them?’ Hopefully, the audience will think, ‘Ah, they’ve kind of threaded the needle between a happy ending — but they’re limping.’”
The fourth season — spoiler alert — began with Ruth Langmore (played by Julia Garner) having split up from the group. Marty and Wendy are now closer to Omar Navarro (Felix Solis). After seven episodes of trying unsuccessfully to manage their business they finally managed to get a meeting with FBI to stop the cartel.
“I read the final scripts and I just threw the scripts across the room,” Jessica Frances DukesMaya Miller is played by Jeremy Miller. Us Weekly exclusively of the finale ahead of its premiere. “I tossed tables! I cried! It’s gonna be an emotional roller-coaster. So be ready.”
The New York native continued: “It’s just hard when you live with the character for so long. You can have everything you want. You are like, ‘I have these five different endings that I want to happen.’ And those writers are just so brilliant. They gave me so much more than I could have imagined. And I’m just honored.”
Scroll down to find out where the Ozark characters ended up by the series’ conclusion: