The way how Bryce died was absolutely horrible and cruel. Getting your arm and leg broken then thrown into an ice cold river and drowning? Horrible. Else I since he was genuinely trying to change and had just given Jessica a rape confessing to and apologizing for all of his crimes.
People only say Monty deserved better because he’s gay. If he was straight people would admit he deserved to die. He never showed any remorse for raping Tyler and the people in prison killed him for being a rapist.
Honestly all of the them except Monty deserved better. Maybe he didn’t deserve to live with such an abusive father and he definitely didn’t deserve to be framed for murder but his death was well-deserved since he was killed for being a child rapist. But yeah Bryce was going to redeem himself as he showed by protecting Tyler from Monty and defending Justin and his mother from Seth and his grandfather respectively.