‘Ozark’ Season 4 Part 2: The Byrdes Make a New Enemy in ‘Pound of Flesh and Still Kickin”
The final half of Ozark Season 4 Part 2 continues with episode 11 “Pound of Flesh and Still Kickin’.” A hand whose nails are getting polished, a fist, an I.V. bag, and a bicycle appear in the title card “O” — find out what they mean for the Byrdes in this installment of the Netflix series. Plus, some characters from the first season of Ozark appear; find out who.
[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for the Ozark Season 4 Part 2 episode “Pound of Flesh and Still Kickin’.”]
‘Ozark’ characters Rachel and Tuck appear in the final season
Ruth (Julia Garner) comes up with a master plan to get what she’s owed in this episode of Ozark Season 4 Part 2. She’ll need some help to pull it off though, what with her criminal record. She flies to Miami to recruit Rachel Garrison (Jordana Spiro) as her business partner. Fans haven’t seen Rachel since Ozark Season 2 when Marty sent her to rehab.
Rachel returns in the final season of Ozark to help Ruth buy the Byrdes out of the Missouri Belle. But Ruth’s decision to keep Rachel in the dark about Javi Elizonndro’s (Alfonso Herrera Rodríguez) murder and selling the Snell heroin to Shaw Medical turns her off. It’s only when Rachel finds out Marty (Jason Bateman) didn’t watch over Tuck (Evan George Vourazeris) in her absence that she gets on board.
Later, Rachel helps Ruth come up with a master plan — obtain the rights to the Snell estate and her shares in the casino. After all, Ruth is entitled to that and more as Wyatt’s (Charles Tahan) legal guardian.
Jonah’s bicycle symbolizes important conversations in ‘Ozark’ Season 4 Part 2
After coming back from Mexico, Marty meets with Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) and subsequently Nathan (Richard Thomas). “I just wanted to see your face,” Marty tells his son, who hasn’t been living at home because of the tension with Wendy (Laura Linney).
In contrast to the man we saw in Mexico in “You’re the Boss,” Marty reverts to his old self for a fleeting moment, checking if Jonah needs money, groceries, or even a ride to school. Jonah takes his bike, but it’s clear father and son are missing their old relationship.
Later, Jonah has another meaningful conversation with his bike in tow in front of the Lazy O motel. This time, Rachel and Ruth ask about the best way to contact Charles Wilkes (Darren Goldstein), the well-to-do local with powerful connections. Under the moniker Mike Fleming (a callback to season 2), Ruth and Rachel are on their way to getting ownership of the casino.
Navarro comes out of a coma in ‘Ozark’ Season 4 Part 2 Episode 11
The I.V. bag symbolizes Omar Navarro’s (Felix Solis) stay in the prison hospital. “Every time they take a pound of flesh, Marty, I grow another layer of skin,” he says.
Later in the episode, when Marty meets with the F.B.I., he pieces together Camila Elizonndro (Veronica Falcón) is behind the attack on her brother. Now, she’s working to keep Omar on the S.D.N. list. On top of all this, Marty realizes he killed an innocent man.
When Camila visits Omar, Wendy gets her to agree to take charge of the cartel so Marty can focus on Navarro’s extradition. Really, Marty wants to focus on getting Camila out of the picture.
Wendy’s father’s alcoholism is exposed
Wendy’s father, Nathan, is in town in search of Ben (Tom Pelphrey). He confides in his church-going girlfriend about his son’s disappearance, sharing his theory regarding Wendy’s lies. Ultimately, Nathan asks for privacy so he can
pray drink on it with the shoebox of alcohol he hides under the motel bed.
Marty throws fists in the final moments of ‘Pound of Flesh and Still Kickin”
Marty may have gotten the Byrdes into this whole money laundering for the cartel situation, but Wendy takes control in Ozark Season 4. Frustrated with her decision-making, Marty confides in Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) about the pressure he feels from Wendy.
“No matter what I say, what I do … she finds a way to get mad at me,” Marty says. “It’s f***ing rigged.”
Marty’s frustration bubbles over in the episode’s finale. He gets out of the van and threatens another driver, resulting in an all-out brawl. Wendy, realizing the weight of Marty’s trip to Mexico, sees how terrifying he can be.
Even more pressure is about to be applied to the couple. Mel Sattem (Adam Rothenberg) and Maya Miller (Jessica Frances Dukes) find footage of Nelson (Nelson Bonilla) with Ben. How will Wendy talk herself out of this one?
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