’13 Reasons Why’ Season 4: ‘The Dead Don’t Stay Dead Around Here,’ Teases Show Boss

13 Reasons Why Season 4 drops on Netflix on June 5, and it will be the final season of the teen drama. As the characters complete their senior year at the fictional Liberty High School, they just might have to face a few ghosts from the past. [Spoiler warning: The following article contains details about 13 Reasons Why Season 3].

Justin Prentice and Timothy Granaderos of '13 Reasons Why'
Justin Prentice and Timothy Granaderos of ’13 Reasons Why’ | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MTV

Previously on ’13 Reasons Why

Bryce Walker’s death was the central mystery during season 3 of 13 Reasons Why. When he was alive, he had contentious relationships with numerous Liberty High students. Therefore, the list of suspects was extensive.

Ultimately, it was Alex Standall, the son of a law enforcement professional, who was revealed to be the killer. In a coverup, the core group of characters successfully framed Bryce’s former teammate, Montgomery de la Cruz, for the murder. Alas, Monty was killed while incarcerated, and the teens appeared to have gotten away with the plot.

’13 Reasons Why’ Season 4 will see the return of two deceased characters

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Showrunner, Brian Yorkey, recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about 13 Reasons Why Season 4. He teased appearances of two characters who were killed during season 3 of the show. Here is what he told the publication:

I’m trying not to spoil anything but I will say that, I can’t remember the exact line but in season 3, but Clay’s sitting alone in the robotics room and it’s pouring rain and Bryce shows up and he says something like, “The dead don’t stay dead around here.”

So, I think that, it being 13 Reasons Why, even though both Bryce and Monty are gone from this earth, there will be ways that they factor into our story and certainly into the states of mind of our characters in season 4.

Brian Yorkey to Entertainment Weekly

Skeptics will dig for the truth during season 4

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13 Reasons Why Season 4 will pick up with Clay, Tony, and the crew after the fallout of pinning Bryce’s murder on Monty. Yorkey explained to Entertainment Weekly that some townsfolk don’t buy the story that the teens cooked up. According to the show boss, those seeds of doubt will factor heavily into the narrative. Here’s what he said in the interview:

Certainly, we saw at the end of season 3 that Winston can alibi Monty and is upset at the way Monty was used by these kids to, in his mind, get away with murder, so Winston is certainly going to be a significant factor in season 4. He is going to be trying to find out what really happened and in his own way get some sort of justice and closure for Monty, who he only had brief encounters with, but we’ll find meant a lot to him.

Also, there are other people in Evergreen County, such as Sheriff Diaz, who will certainly become aware of the guns that get dredged up by the fishermen, and that will make him curious, and he will follow that trail. There are a number of other people who are wondering if the story that got told is really the true story, so they will be putting pressure on our kids and there will be the threat that the secret will come out.

Brian Yorkey to Entertainment Weekly

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