The Entire Ozark Timeline Explained (2022)

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BySteven Tye/July 15, 2020 2:54 pm EDT

Gritty crime thriller Ozark marches fans to the edge, grips them firmly by the nape of the neck, and forces them to stare into the darkness below. The story of the money laundering Byrde family maintains a constantly simmering tension: All the players involved must remain scrupulously calm and poised, because losing one's cool means death. But no one can keep everything under wraps for long in the Ozarks, where dirty deeds never stay hidden for long.

This razor's-edge approach to storytelling makes for an incredible show. But Ozark's many twists and turns are tough to keep straight: Three seasons in, it's an intricate web of decisions, betrayals, and consequences. We're here to lay the show's story out for you, one crime at a time, in an effort to further fan appreciation of this complex tale. Spoilers are abundant from here on out as we explain the entire Ozark timeline, so be warned.

Money is the measure of a man's choices

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Back in 2007, Marty Byrde begins his career as a financial advisor, alongside his friend Bruce. The duo are approached by a member of the Navarro drug cartel named Del, who needs a money launderer. Marty initially refuses to work with him — but his wife Wendy, struggling to rejoin the workforce after giving birth to their second child, wants in. Marty agrees to the arrangement. Del kills his previous accountant in front of them, claiming that he had been skimming profits as well as snitching to an FBI agent named Roy Petty.

10 years later, Marty's life is disrupted when an unhappy Wendy embarks on an affair. Del confronts Marty and Bruce about Bruce skimming profits from the cartel. Del has Bruce and all others involved killed. Desperate to save himself and his family, Marty offers to move to the Ozarks, where he will launder an obscene amount of money for the cartel over the next five years. Del agrees and gives him several days to recoup the money his associates stole and complete his move. Wendy's lover, Gary, convinces her that she needs to grab what money she can and leave Marty. Before she can, however, the cartel has Gary killed. Their message is clear: Wendy needs to stick with her family, or else.

Ozark bound

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The Byrdes sell their Chicago home and move to the Ozarks. The Langmores, a local family, sneak into their hotel room and steal a portion of the $8 million the drug cartel gave them to launder. Marty confronts the Langmores in an abandoned outhouse and lays out the whole situation for them — particularly the consequences. The interaction leads to the hiring of Ruth Langmore for various dirty deeds. Marty intends to use Lickety Splitz, a local strip club, as a money laundering front. He pays Ruth to break into a safe at the club and steal the deed to the establishment. Ruth gets herself hired by the club.

After the bodies of Marty's former associates are discovered, FBI agent Roy Petty arrives in the Ozarks. Wendy leads an exhausting search for a family home with a bumbling real estate agent named Sam. Eventually, they find a beautiful lakefront house to rent. However, the reason they can afford it is because it comes with an interesting stipulation: The owner, Buddy, wishes to remain in the house. His intention is to live in the basement for another year while he dies from heart disease. Wendy agrees to the unusual arrangement.

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Happenings at the Lickety Splitz

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Bobby, the previous owner of Lickety Splitz, is revealed to be part of a separate money laundering operation for Jacob and Darlene Snell, a drug-dealing couple who specialize in heroin. For his failure, Darlene injects Bobby with a lethal dose of heroin, giving the corrupt police chief reason to sweep the death under the rug. Jacob informs Marty of the arrangement he had with Bobby, and attempts to convince him to take up Bobby's old job. Marty refuses and tensions begin to rise.

Roy hires Ruth's uncle, Russ, as a fishing guide. The relationship turns intimate and Roy uses the situation to gain leverage. Marty continues his hunt for businesses to launder money through. He meets Mason, a pastor who delivers his sermons on the water. Looking to funnel cash through a construction project, Marty offers Mason funding to build a church. The Snells inform him that they use those lake sermons to distribute their product and that he needs to back off, or else they might hurt Mason's pregnant wife, Grace.

Deeper waters

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Mason is informed of the Snells' and Marty's illegal intentions. He has a crisis of conscience in which he burns down the framework for the new church and stops delivering his sermons on the water. This brings the Snells' drug operations to a complete halt. In order to keep the Snells from killing him, Marty gives them $700,000 of the cartel's money.

Mason refuses to return to preaching, despite pressure from the Snells, who decide to take revenge. Mason arrives home one day to find a newborn baby on his porch and his wife nowhere to be found. In order to recoup the $700,000 of cartel money they lost, Wendy convinces Sam to transfer his mother's $900,000 portfolio into the Byrdes' accounts. They use the money to launder the rest of the cartel's cash just before the deadline. This brings no relief, however: The cartel quickly delivers another $50 million in cash that Marty must find a way to launder.

All the pieces come into play

Sam's mother dies and he requests access to her funds in order to pay for funeral expenses. The Byrdes end up buying the funeral home. Ruth finds out that her uncle plans to kill Marty, and subsequently kills her uncle. The death is ruled an accidental electrocution, which doesn't sit well with Russ' son, Wyatt.

Marty arranges new identities for his family so they can skip town. They are stopped by a cartel member named Garcia, but the family is able to escape when Buddy holds the man at gunpoint and ultimately kills him. Drawn by these events, Del travels to the Ozarks, and tortures Marty for information on what happened to Garcia.

Frantically, Marty pieces together a plan. He proposes a casino, built on the Snells' land: The cartel will distribute the Snells' heroin, and both operations could have their money laundered by Marty. The Snells and Del agree to these terms. As they part ways, Del refers to his new partners as "rednecks." A hotheaded Darlene Snell pulls out a shotgun and fires directly into Del's face.

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Same villain, different voice

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The cartel's attorney, an imposing woman named Helen Pierce, arrives in the Ozarks. Helen informs the involved parties that reparations for Del's death are needed. To protect his wife, Jacob kills Ash, their right-hand man. This placates the cartel, but Darlene is enraged by the decision. To her, the obedient Ash was like the son she never had.

As legislation for the casino slowly moves forward, another chess piece comes into play: Ruth's father, Cade, is released from prison. The man had already been pulling strings from his cell, and now he wants all of Marty's money. Ruth tries to convince him that there is a way to make money from the Byrdes that isn't so reckless. When they stop at a convenience store, Cade robs the place. He climbs back into the car with his loot, looks at his daughter, and tells her that she will help him steal Marty's money.

Grease on the fire

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The Kansas City mafia rattles the cages of local senators, weakening their support for the casino. As it turns out, Buddy has a past with the mob's leader, Frank Cosgrove. This connection allows Marty to meet with Frank and find common ground. They agree to unionize with their distribution center, allowing the casino bill to move forward.

In the meantime, trouble brews at The Blue Cat, a diner Marty owns but leaves the operating of to Rachel, the previous owner. Having discovered Marty's money laundering, she steals a chunk of cartel money, goes on a bender, and wrecks her car. Roy capitalizes on the situation and turns her into an informant by feeding her drugs and marching her right back to The Blue Cat.

Wyatt is not convinced his father's death was an accident. He continues to dig for the truth while Cade uses it as leverage over Ruth. Ready to burst from tension, Ruth confides in Rachel, who reports what she knows back to Roy. The information allows Roy to get warrants to search the properties of everyone involved.

A slippery slope

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Roy arranges a meeting with Ruth, in which he threatens to feed her to the cartel unless she becomes his informant. After learning of the meeting, Helen has Ruth brutally interrogated, in order to test her loyalty. After a lengthy waterboarding session, she passes.

Roy begins searching Byrde's businesses for dirt, and sets his sights on the Snell's property. In order to avoid FBI detection, Helen orders them to burn their poppy fields. They refuse. The revelation of a drug operation on the land would ruin everything, so the Byrdes decide to act. Wendy uses Darlene's desire for children as a distraction; she offers to meet and discuss how to help them adopt a child. Meanwhile, Buddy sneaks onto the property and burns their poppy fields. The act of vandalism appears to rejuvenate the frail, dying man but on their drive home, he passes away in the passenger seat next to Wendy.

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The Byrdes' house of cards topples

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Marty finds out that Rachel is working with Roy as an informant, and uses her to feed the FBI false information.The FBI doesn't find any evidence of a drug operation on the Snells' property, but they do discover human remains in the ashes of the burnt field. This discovery gives Mason hope, which he sorely needs: He has been reduced to preaching on the street, which results in the state taking away custody of his son, Zeke. Desperate, Mason kidnaps Wendy, demanding the return of his son.

Marty uses his political connections to get Zeke out of state custody and takes him to Mason. Things go awry, however, and Marty ends up killing Mason. Marty and Wendy cremate Mason's body and keep the baby. A story is established, painting a grief-stricken Mason as having abandoned his child. Once Roy gets everything he needs from Rachel, he cuts off her supply of drugs. She buys her own off the street, and ends up overdosing.

The Snells retaliate

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Still angry about the burning of their poppy fields, Darlene Snell retaliates against the cartel by spiking their heroin with Fentanyl. The cartel responds with an attack on the Snells that injures Jacob. He displays an awareness that his wife's temper is disrupting every facet of their operation. He moves to repair his relationships with both the cartel and Marty.

The FBI is closing in, and Marty moves against Roy. A gathering of information reveals that Roy's mother is a drug addict, and a cartel member is sent to supply her with drugs. This relapse results in Roy abandoning his work to go home and take care of his mother. The Byrde family unit is disrupted when their daughterCharlottehires a lawyer to have herself emancipated. Jacob Snell is informed that all legal avenues to take his land are available to the Byrdes. They give him the opportunity to back off and allow operations to move along. Jacob knows that Darlene is too volatile and would have no part in any of this. On a morning walk through the woods he slowly works up the courage to kill his wife. Just as he walks up to stab her, however, he collapses in her arms. Darlene had already poisoned his coffee. The Snell patriarch dies in her arms while she whispers her love to him.

You can't keep everyone happy

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Marty attends a gathering of the gaming commission. A stipulation is made to deny any union presence once the casino is operational. Marty agrees to the arrangement, despite it going against the deal he made with the Kansas City mafia. The casino's construction is moved through the appropriate legal channels. Darlene uses intimidation to get baby Zeke from the Byrdes and claim him as her own.

Roy returns to the Ozarks and is confronted by Cade, who is desperate to become an informant to avoid going back to prison. Their interaction ends with Cade murdering Roy with a bait box and sinking his body in the river. Frantic, he returns home and attempts to blackmail Ruth for money to skip town. Instead of folding, Ruth walks up to Wyatt and tells him she killed his father. Wendy realizes that Cade needs to be removed from the equation and has a cartel member kill him. Frank Cosgrove lets Marty know that the mafia is displeased with him by bombing his office.

The family unit is repaired

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The casino opens, and day-to-day operations begin. Charlotte decides to remain with her family, but convinces her parents to go to couples therapy. Marty pays the therapist to take his side. Embroiled in an intense war with another cartel, Navarro himself reaches out to Wendy. She lays out a plan to move his money into legitimate channels, ensuring his family's future. Marty sees the move as too big of a risk and pushes back.

After learning the truth of his father's death, Wyatt leaves his family home and is eventually arrested for squatting in people's houses. Darlene bails him out and offers him work. Just as the Byrde family dynamic is beginning to settle, Wendy's brother Ben arrives after being fired from his job as a substitute teacher. Frank Cosgrove's son mills around the casino as a mafia presence and is disrespectful of Ruth's authority. In response to his intimidation, Ruth throws him off the second story of a riverboat.

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Where to go from here

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Wendy and Marty disagree on what direction to take their business: Wendy wants to expand while Marty wants to be more cautious. Purchasing another local casino turns into the Byrdes playing mind games with the couple who owns it. Marty believes taking on another casino is an unnecessary risk and talks the husband into declining the deal. Wendy's ambition aligns with Navarro's: She wants to expand, and steers the wife toward selling the casino. In the meantime, Wyatt and Darlene become uncomfortably close.

Alerted by income discrepancies, the FBI begins auditing the Byrdes' businesses. Leading the audit is FBI agent Maya Miller, who offers Marty a way out with little jail time. Marty is then kidnapped and taken to Mexico, where he is tortured for days. Navarro is testing the entire crew to see if they could continue operating without Marty — as well as attempting to divine the truth of Marty's character. The drug cartel war spills into the Ozark area and Frank Jr.'s men are killed. He believes it is Ruth's fault and assaults her outside the casino so badly that she is hospitalized.

Hard choices must be made

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Marty convinces Navarro that he can turn Maya Miller and help him regain control of a frozen account — and, moreover, that he is essential to the entire Ozarks operation. Meanwhile, Ben's bipolar disorder begins to disrupt everything when he goes off his medication. He explodes after learning about the family's involvement with the cartel. Helen makes it clear he is to be kept under control, under pain of cartel retaliation. Helen's daughter is also visiting her in the Ozarks, and Helen makes it clear that no one is to inform her of the truth.

After an argument in therapy reveals their cartel involvement to their therapist, Wendy and Marty are blackmailed out of a large sum of money. The therapist, however, is foolish, spending the sum so lavishly that she draws attention. Helen notices and deals with it in her own way: The therapist vanishes.

Completely in it now

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An outburst at a charity event forces the Byrdes to have Ben committed to a mental hospital. Marty decides not to retaliate against the mafia for Ruth's savage beating — in response, Darlene drives Ruth to mafia territory, where she shoots Frank Jr. in the groin. She then uses her connections to get Ben released. He drives straight to Helen's house and tells her daughter the truth about everything. Darlene then brings Frank Sr. in on her own operation. Ruth joins her cousin Wyatt at the Snell farm, seemingly poised to take over drug operations together.

Helen is enraged and moves to cut the Byrdes out, as well as assassinate Ben. Wendy tries to get Ben to safety, but he refuses to listen. Desperate, Wendy leaves him at a restaurant and informs the cartel of his location. The sacrifice does not go unnoticed: Navarro brings both Wendy and Marty down to Mexico, and shoots Helen upon their arrival. The stunned Byrdes don't even get a chance to wipe away the blood before the drug lord pulls them in for a big hug, celebrating what he sees as the beginning of a wonderful new phase in their collaboration.

FAQs

Whats the timeline in Ozark? ›

After delving into each season, Chaney concluded: "The events on Ozark have so far, not counting flashbacks, taken place over the course of one year and three months. The less you think about the details that contradict this timeline, the saner you will be.

What is the storyline of Ozark? ›

Summary. Ozark follows Marty Byrde, a financial advisor wrapped up in a money laundering scheme. When the scheme goes wrong, Marty relocates his family from Chicago to Missouri, where he must work to make amends to a Mexican drug cartel, setting up a larger operation in the Ozarks.

Why did the Byrdes move to Ozark? ›

I've been a fan of the show since its very first episode in 2017, when Jason Bateman offered a compelling and resonant portrait of a man under serious pressure: Marty Byrde, a financial manager and secret money launderer for a Mexican drug cartel is forced to move his family to the Ozarks after his business partner ...

Where did baby Zeke come from in Ozark? ›

Who is baby Zeke in Ozark? Zeke is the son of Pastor Mason Young (played by Michael Mosley) and his wife Grace (Bethany Anne Lind). Sadly, a heavily pregnant Grace was taken by the Snells and never seen alive again, but her child was left for Mason to raise.

Who did Wendy cheat on Marty with? ›

When She Cheated On Marty. The side of Wendy the show introduced to the audience wasn't a good one, and fans still talk about Wendy's cheating incident on Ozark. She's depicted as a frustrated housewife, struggling with the choice of living with her family and her affair with Gary Silverberg.

Did Marty know Bruce was laundering money? ›

He kills the warehouse owner and his father, and gets Bruce to confess that he had stolen eight million from Del, but that Marty was oblivious to this.

What was the point of Ozark ending? ›

The Byrdes Worked Out A New Deal To Secure Their Safety

In the end, they worked out a new deal to get themselves free from the cartel, but it wasn't easy. Oscar Navarro's sister, Camila, ultimately agreed to run the cartel under a verbal agreement with the FBI.

What do the 4 symbols in Ozark mean? ›

User KatMot added about the symbols: "They are the acts of each episode." So, the title cards are very important and something which will be continuing right until the fourth and final series.

Why is the Z like that in Ozark? ›

Opening credits

Additionally, each of these hand-drawn symbolic images are formed to represent the remaining letters in "Ozark". For example, for episode one, a kneeling man represents "Z"; a building represents "A"; a gun represents "R"; and a falling man represents "K".

Is Marty Byrde evil? ›

Marty is often stoic and seems unemotional. However he is far less ruthless and cruel than the criminals he works with as he tries to be as diplomatic and reasonable as he can when he talks with other criminals.

Is Wendy evil Ozark? ›

After four gripping seasons, Ozark, one of the best shows on Netflix, has finally come to an end. Every main character had a heart-wrenching, emotional arc that took fans on a twisted journey, making them see the world through their unique eyes.

Who killed Navarro in Ozark? ›

Omar Navarro falls victim to a double-double cross

Drug lord and series villain Omar Navarro (Felix Solis) also met his demise, after two back-to-back twists. During a supposed prison transfer, Omar is driven in the back of an FBI van by two men in police uniforms.

Who is the father of Darlene's baby on Ozark? ›

Baby Zeke is the son of Pastor Mason Young (Michael Mosley) and Grace (Bethany Anne Lind). Unfortunately, Grace met a grizzly end in Season 1, after she was kidnapped by the Snell's, never to be seen again. Sadly, baby Zeke was orphaned in the second season, after his father was shot in an altercation.

What is in the goat jar Ozark? ›

She initially isn't sure until she spots a cookie jar shaped like a goat, deeming it perfect for holding her late boyfriend's remains. After filling it with his ashes, Ruth stared at the cookie jar while crying.

Who did Ruth talk to in the diner? ›

Rapper Killer Mike is the one who makes the cameo in the final season of Ozark. He comes across Julia Garner's Ruth Langmore while dining in a Chicago restaurant.

What episode does Marty sleep with Rachel? ›

The Big Sleep
SeasonEpisode
28

How did Ruth get rich Ozark? ›

For a while, Ruth gains victory over the Byrdes by taking control of the casino, as she receives the rights that belonged to Darlene Snell (Lisa Emery), who was married to Wyatt, as well as the Snell farm.

Is Ruth loyal to Marty? ›

First, Ruth had been very loyal to Marty and even killed her own uncles for the cartel. She had also stopped her father from going into war with Marty. The waterboarding and beatings were also too gruesome to watch.

How did Bruce betray Marty? ›

However, Bruce became greedy and started skimming some of the money he was laundering for the Navarro Cartel. Bruce stole around $8 million from the cartel, which didn't go unnoticed and saw the financial worker meet his maker at the hands of Navarro's lieutenant Camino Del Rio (Esai Morales).

Does Marty clean the 8 million? ›

The Crimes of Marty Byrde

If not for the events that kickstart the series, Marty would have continued living a blissfully boring life in a nearly loveless marriage, but thanks to Bruce, the thrills are nonstop. It turns out Marty's partner was skimming money off the cartel's profit — to the tune of $8 million.

Why did Del send Marty eyeballs? ›

Del murders his former financial advisor in front of them and cuts out his eyes, the same eyes Del sends Marty as a warning at his new home in the Lake of the Ozarks. Marty has made a deal with the devil, and the stain it's left on him spreads and touches everyone and everything he comes into contact with.

Does Ruth get killed in Ozark? ›

“Ozark” fans who have finished the fourth and final season of the Netflix series are no doubt still mourning the death of Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner), who was shot to death in the final moments of the show.

Why does Wendy always wear blue in Ozark? ›

Apparently, they used an in-camera cyan tilt and practical and single-source lights, and ensured the episodes received the exact colour correction they wanted in post production.

Who did Jonah shoot in the last episode of Ozark? ›

Jonah Shot Mel Sattem

Even though Jonah killing the re-minted Chicago PD detective was likely all of our first instincts, it's the most likely conclusion to Ozark.

Why is three langmore named three? ›

In season 4 episode 3, minute marker 40:20, a conversation between "Three", Kerry Stone, and Ruth Langmore stating Three is named after "The Intimidator" Dale Earnhardt Sr. who drove car #3. Hobbies include shooting bottle rockets and supporting petty crimes committed by family members.

Why did Ruth see bobcats? ›

While Ruth's vision of the bobcats may refer to her freedom, Ruth sees the bobcats in the middle of downtown Chicago—obviously out of their natural habitat. This could allude to the idea that, like the bobcats should be in the wild where they are free, Ruth should likewise return to her newfound freedom in the Ozarks.

Who did Ruth and Wyatt bury? ›

Episode 4: A Gravestone

While there, that driver tried to extort Darlene for money, and you know how that went. Darlene shot another one. This time Ruth and Wyatt had to bury him, making this Wyatt's very first dead body.

Why did Ruth pick a goat cookie jar? ›

When she returns home with it, she has a quiet moment and cries while sitting with her new goat companion. The reason why Ruth is so emotional about the goat is because she uses the cookie jar as an urn to store Ben's ashes after Jonah gave them to her in the opening episode.

Why is it called Ozark and not Ozarks? ›

Why is the show called Ozark? The series is named after its setting, which in the show becomes the home of the Byrde family after they relocate to Missouri after leaving Chicago. Significantly, however, the series itself is not filmed in the Ozarks and the production took place in a state where the Ozarks do not exist.

What year is Ozark set in? ›

Evidence: Since season one dropped in 2017 and is set in the present day, I am making the reasonable assumption that it's 2017 when our story begins. This is also in line with a Reddit thread that notes Ruth saying in season one that she is 19 and was born in 1998, making it 2017.

Who is the biggest villain in Ozark? ›

Ozark: 10 Best Villains, Ranked
  1. 1 Omar Navarro. Without a doubt, the most formidable villain the Byrdes have ever gone up against is Omar Navarro.
  2. 2 Darlene Snell. ...
  3. 3 Javi Alizondro. ...
  4. 4 Helen Pierce. ...
  5. 5 Roy Petty. ...
  6. 6 Jacob Snell. ...
  7. 7 Camino Del Rio. ...
  8. 8 Cade Langmore. ...
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Is Wendy from Ozark a sociopath? ›

Even worse is Wendy. Her mentally ill brother Ben's (Tom Pelphrey) appearance last season revealed the truth about Wendy. She is a narcissistic sociopath willing to sacrifice anyone to save herself. Even the things she does to keep her children safe are just designed to keep them close to her.

What cartel is Ozark based on? ›

Despite this, and while Ozark may be grounded in reality, the show's story is not true. The Byrdes are not a real family that has been involved in any money laundering for the Cartel nor is the Navarro Cartel a real group.

Did Wendy sleep with Wilkes? ›

It's revealing, then, that sleeping with Wilkes in order to persuade him to use his leverage against a recalcitrant state senator is the thing that stops Wendy Byrde short, though whether it reveals more about the Byrdes or about the real people writing this show is open to debate.

Is Wendy a psychopath? ›

It's clear in season three that Wendy has a strained relationship and difficult history when her brother, Ben, comes back on the scene. By the time Ben leaves, we know for 100% that Wendy is a bona fide psychopath.

What happens to Jonah in Ozark? ›

However, they have failed—Jonah is now a murderer and a money launderer, following exactly in his parents' footsteps. The ending is happy for now, but Jonah looks set to been drawn into the same world that has taken the souls of his parents.

Who murdered Ruth? ›

Determined to take revenge on her for murdering her son, Camila shoots Ruth in the heart in the Season 4 finale of Ozark.

Did Arturo really order the hit? ›

He wants him to admit he ordered the hit on Omar Navarro. Arturo admits he messed with the money, but he didn't call the attack on Omar Navarro. Eventually, Arturo confesses to ordering the attack on Omar after plenty of persistence.

What happens to Maya in Ozark? ›

Maya was blackballed by the FBI after deciding to arrest Navarro and ruin the deal – but she survives the season, at least.

Why did Ruth stop working for Marty? ›

After being hospitalised by Frank Jr, she was frustrated by Marty's lack of response, and his disinterest in her all season. When Darlene Snell shot Frank Jr in the genitals as retribution for the attack, Ruth quit Marty's business and went to work for Darlene's newly resurrected poppy-growing heroin business.

Where is Ozark filmed? ›

On TV, viewers see the Byrde family travel through Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois. But according to Decider, Ozark is filmed in Atlanta, Georgia around the Lake Allatoona and Lake Lanier area.

What happens to Mason's baby in Ozark? ›

After Darlene Snell killed Grace and took baby Zeke from her – one of the more shocking moments of the show – and Marty got rid of Pastor Mason, baby Zeke fell into the hands of Darlene who tried to raise the baby amongst the chaos.

Why did Ruth get seeds? ›

Ruth wants revenge

Ruth (Julia Garner) was the one to find their bodies as she went over to their home to give them the gift of some vegetable seeds which she was given by a friend.

Why is Ruth crying in the shower Ozark? ›

Ruth was left traumatised by the torture and later broke down as she was having a shower. Apparently, waterboarding seems to be the cartel's torture method of choice with season three featuring another scene.

Whose ashes does Ruth have? ›

He keeps thinking about the Byrdes, and about that cookie jar. Then it clicks: Ben wanted to buy a farm and raise goats, and Ruth was keeping his ashes in a goat-themed cookie jar. The ashes of Wendy's brother represented cold, hard evidence against the Byrdes. The Byrdes try to buy him off, but Sattem refuses.

How did Killer Mike get his name? ›

Killer Mike also mentioned that his rap name originated from a battle in Atlanta. Mike says he did so well that others in the group labeled him a "killer."

Who was the rapper that Ruth was talking to in Ozark? ›

In season four's episode “The Cousin of Death,” her taste goes meta: as Ruth (Julia Garner) listens to Nas' debut LP Illmatic in her headphones, she has a run-in with genre legend Killer Mike.

Who did Ruth see in Miami? ›

In Season 4 Part Two, Ruth meets up with Rachel again in Miami, and the pair head back to the Ozarks to take over the Missouri Belle. Image from Netflix.

Is Ozark based on a true story? ›

Despite this, and while Ozark may be grounded in reality, the show's story is not true. The Byrdes are not a real family that has been involved in any money laundering for the Cartel nor is the Navarro Cartel a real group.

Where does Ozark take place? ›

Set in Missouri, most of the hit series was actually filmed in Georgia. Ozark has put the spotlight on Missouri's crown jewel: a lake with more shoreline than California, where Midwesterners flock to cool off in summer.

How realistic is Ozark? ›

Inside the World of Cartels with Journalist Sam Quinones. Award-winning journalist Sam Quinones explains what's real about Ozark. Ozark is pure fiction, but award-winning journalist Sam Quinones knows there's nothing fake about the drug cartels. He's been reporting on them for almost 20 years.

Will there be a season 5 of Ozark? ›

Unfortunately, for Ozark fans, there won't be a Season 5 for the series. Season 4 will be the last for the Netflix show. Years before the final episodes aired, Netflix stated that Ozark would end after four seasons.

Why does Ruth kiss her dad on the lips? ›

As part of her farewell, she kissed him on the lips for an uncomfortably long time, leaving audience members to speculate about whether there had been something more sinister or incestuous about their relationship. READ MORE: Ozark season 3 final scene explained: Was Helen's fate confirmed?

Why is three langmore named three? ›

In season 4 episode 3, minute marker 40:20, a conversation between "Three", Kerry Stone, and Ruth Langmore stating Three is named after "The Intimidator" Dale Earnhardt Sr. who drove car #3. Hobbies include shooting bottle rockets and supporting petty crimes committed by family members.

What does Ozark mean in English? ›

a series of hills or mountains.

Where is Darlene's house in Ozark? ›

The stunning house owned by the Bryde family in Ozark is located at the south edge of Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch, Georgia.

Is the Missouri Belle a real casino? ›

The casino is a real riverboat

Via Pop Culture, the riverboat's location is at a business called Atlanta Adventure Tours, where fans can likely catch a glimpse of the boat while on a bike ride or kayaking the river. However, don't expect to encounter a real casino.

How far is Ozark from Chicago? ›

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Ozark is 525 miles. It takes approximately 8h 44m to drive from Chicago to Ozark.

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