‘Ozark’: Marty Will Confide in the Navarro’s Priest in Season 4 Part 2
Ozark Season 4 returns to Netflix with part two on April 29. Ahead of the final episodes, Laura Linney, Jason Bateman, and showrunner Chris Mundy spoke at Deadline’s Contenders Television event on April 9. There, they teased a scene from the upcoming episodes.
Marty and Wendy’s relationship has been put to the test, what with money laundering for the Navarro cartel. But through all of that and Wendy’s infidelity, the Byrdes have managed to stay married.
During the Deadline panel, the cast alluded to a conversation Marty will have with the Navarro family’s priest regarding his relationship with Wendy. Find out what to expect in the final episodes of Ozark.
Jason Bateman says the Byrde family isn’t ‘at the place they thought they would be’ in the second half of season 4
From the beginning of Ozark, Marty Byrde has made decisions he thought would benefit his family. As Bateman revealed during the Deadline panel, Marty isn’t in an ideal position in the second half of season 4.
“I don’t think he or the family are at the place they thought they would be,” Bateman said, teasing what’s to come for the fictional money laundering wealth manager. Based on the footage in the trailer for season 4 part two, it seems like Marty may never get to the place he thought he would, wherever that might be.
Marty confides in the Navarro’s priest in ‘Ozark’ Season 4 Part 2
Another question asked of the Ozark cast during the Deadline event was about Marty and Wendy’s relationship. Are they still in love with one another?
There was a very long pause and it seemed like Bateman nor Linney had a good answer to the question. Finally, Mundy addressed the fictional couple’s relationship, saying: “I think they’re still in love.”
“I think it’s deep in there,” Mundy continued. “I think they’re not the best at expressing it.”
Mundy says conversations about “unconditional love” come up in the second half of season 4, teasing a scene between Bateman and Bruno Bichir, who plays the Navarro family’s priest in the series. “There’s a scene with Jason and the Navarro’s priest [talking] about if that’s a smart thing to do,” Mundy said, hinting at a conversation about whether or not Marty and Wendy should maintain their relationship.
Mundy added: “I think they’re almost damned by [their love for each other]. I do they love each other; it’d be easier if they didn’t.”Could the Byrdes’ love for each other be what kills them or saves them in the end?
Laura Linney says Marty and Wendy ‘deepen their relationship’ throughout ‘Ozark’s four seasons
Linney addressed the question of whether or not Marty and Wendy love still love each other, too. She mentioned the many ways the characters have grown closer over the show’s four seasons.
“Whether it’s comfortable or not, [they get to know each other in ways that] didn’t exist before,” the Ozark star said. “So there is a real deepening of the relationship.” What that means for the Byrdes’ marriage in the second half of the final season remains unclear.
New episodes come out on April 29. Catch up on the previous seasons of Ozark on Netflix.