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|“||I'm trying to set things right, I'm trying to be better but this fucking world won't let me... Nobody believes I can change.||”|
|— to Jessica and Alex before Alex pushes him, in "Let the Dead Bury the Dead"|
He is Nora and Barry Walker's son, Harrison Chatham's grandson, Chlöe Rice's ex-boyfriend, Hannah Baker, Jessica Davis, and Chlöe's rapist, and the twelfth subject of Hannah's tapes. He is portrayed by Justin Prentice.
Bryce was a senior at Liberty High School. He was the co-captain of the Liberty High's football and baseball team. He is Hannah Baker's twelfth reason for killing herself as he raped her one night at a party at his home in his hot tub.
He serves as the main antagonist of the first season, one of the two main antagonists (alongside Montgomery de la Cruz) of the second season, the posthumous overarching antagonist of the third season, and a posthumous antagonist of the fourth season.
In the third season, he shows himself to start to transition into a better person before he dies. The Evergreen County PD confirmed that it was a homicide. It was revealed in "Let the Dead Bury the Dead" that he had both his legs broken and right arm dislocated by Zach Dempsey out of anger because Bryce crippled Zach, and then pushed into a river by Alex Standall after being helped up by him because, Alex realized that even though Bryce attempted to reform himself, he threatened Zach and he had already managed to hurt everyone he loves.
In the fourth season, Bryce, despite being dead is far from gone. Hallucinations of Bryce still haunt Jessica, Clay and Alex throughout the season. Each time tormenting them in ways he hurt them when alive or by reminding them about covering up his murder.
In the show's finale as they are burying the Tapes, for true closure, Jessica sees a final vision of Bryce and finally confronts him. She tells him she has finally moved on, and that he had never won. She says they all grew to genuinely love and care about each other in the end. She says Bryce did that too. He smiles and walks away, seemingly finding closure.
An 9 or 10-years-old Bryce broke up a fight between Justin and another kid. Bryce called the other boy a "dick" and went on to help Justin up. Later, at lunch, Bryce went and sat with Justin, who had been sitting by himself at an empty table. Having seen that Justin didn't have a lunch bag, Bryce offered Justin his sandwich. Justin accepted but only after Bryce stole some Twinkies from another kid so that they could trade. Growing up, Bryce's parents weren't around much, which gave Bryce a lot of freedom but would also make him feel lonely. He would often misbehave as a kid.
Throughout the Series
In the hallway of Liberty High, Bryce and his jock were talking to Justin Foley about his date with Hannah the day before. When Justin showed him racy pictures he took of Hannah as she slid down the slide on the playground, Bryce grabbed the phone and sent the photo of Hannah to everyone in the school, igniting rumors of Hannah being "easy" and a slut, which was the initial blow to her reputation.
At the Pep rally, the Liberty Tigers basketball team were kicking off it's pre-season, the first step on the road to returning to state finals; Principal Gary Bolan stated. As the season's winner of the Captain's Award, Bryce was called up to the stage to introduce the varsity squad. He gave a small speech showing his gratitude to receive the award and then he called out the year's starting lineup. When Bryce called out Justin's name, he didn't appear. Jessica Davis had been worrying about him all day, and he hadn't shown up at the pep rally. After the pep rally, Bryce gave Marcus and Zach Dempsey a ride to his house. As it turned out, that was where Justin had been hiding out, at Bryce's pool house, playing video games to avoid the consequences of Hannah's tapes.
Another memorable time of him in Hannah's depiction is when he raped Jessica when she was passed out drunk, unaware that Hannah was in the closet. Hannah states that he broke her soul because he raped her in his hot tub, leaving fingerprint bruising on her arms and back. This was the last straw for her before she sees the counselor, Mr. Porter to decide whether or not to kill herself. He later admitted to raping Hannah to Clay, unaware that he is admitting to it, when he confronted him, after giving Clay a serious beating, also unaware Clay was recording an audiotape on the side Hannah left blank (Tape 7, Side B).Later, Tyler Down suggested to the others that they could set up Bryce as a scapegoat to take the fall, due to his crimes being far more serious than the things they committed. Despite this actually being seriously considered, Tyler was shot down.
When Justin and Jessica were gone from school, Bryce spread the rumor that Jessica cheated on Justin with him and called it rape. Mr. Porter confronted Bryce in the boys' restroom and pinned him up against a wall, telling him to not come near Jessica. However, Bryce still approached Jessica in the sports field and acted like nothing happened and they are friends. He was seen kissing Chlöe Rice, captain of the cheerleading team, after that.
Mrs. Walker tries to get Bryce to agree to talk to Mr. Porter but he doesn't buy it. After Marcus testified and mentioned that Hannah had a crush on Bryce and pursued him, Bryce got mad at him until Marcus explained how this could help Bryce.
Bryce invited an excited Chlöe to his house to have dinner with his parents. His father asked him if she's loyal, as he had told him to find a loyal girlfriend to make him look good in trial. Bryce questioned Chlöe about Jessica; how she was doing at cheer practice and whether she's said anything noteworthy.
After Zach's testimony about his and Hannah's relationship, Bryce and Monty teased Zach by putting underwear with blood and Hannah's name on it in his locker. Zach started to fight Bryce, but it got broken up by Coach Rick.
Bryce and his parents attended a baseball event, where Marcus called Bryce a rapist in front of everyone. After the event, Bryce confronted Marcus, who explained that he did it because the tapes are already out while he still has a future if the video of him and the stripper doesn't get released.
The next day, when Bryce had invited Chlöe over for breakfast, she didn't show up. Bryce's father told Bryce that whatever what was going on with Chlöe, he needs to make it right and you should respect a woman who loved you. At school, Bryce approached Clay and told him they're not enemies and he should mind his own business. He also tried to convince Chlöe, who confronted him about the tapes, that what the tapes say is false and he wasn't serious during his confession.
During Bryce's testimony, he lied and told the court that Hannah had a crush on him and they used to have sex from time to time. It's later revealed that Bryce was the one with the crush, but that Hannah just wanted to be friends. He also denied raping her, saying that "she wanted it". Later that day, Chlöe was about to testify against Bryce for raping her in the Clubhouse, but lied after seeing Bryce in the courtroom. Chlöe later told Bryce that she believes him and knows he's a good person.After the school won the case against the Baker's, Bryce got arrested outside the courthouse for sexually assaulting Jessica. A month later, he was sentenced to three months probation. Meanwhile, Chlöe revealed to Jessica that she's pregnant from Bryce.
In the third season, Bryce and his mother moved in with his grandpa following the Walker's divorce. His grandpa's nurse Amara Josephine Achola and her daughter Ani also moved in. He's going to Hillcrest High School and is on their football team.
At Hillcrest, Bryce got invited to sit down to talk to some Hillcrest students, who started talking about girls with him. One of the students, Dean, reminded Bryce of being a rapist and told him to leave. Later, Bryce’s teammates shoved him down the stairs, leaving visible bruising and cuts. When he got back home, Amara cleaned up his wounds while his mom is mad at him for already getting into fights at his new school.
Bryce invited Jessica to come over, which she did. She told him that she’s doing great, but can still feel him on top of her and accused him of not knowing what he did. Bryce admitted that he went too far, but didn’t seem to apologetic. He decided to see her at The Crestmont and tried to apologize, but Jessica told him that she doesn’t need anything from him.
Bryce also invited Justin over and seemingly tried to rekindle their friendship, but Justin wasn’t having it and threatened to kill Bryce if he ever came close to Jessica. Bryce revealed to Justin that he knows about the group covering up Tyler’s attempted school shooting.
Tyler was told by Monty that Bryce is to blame for him raping Tyler, so he found Bryce in a motel room, watching porn and smoking. He pulled a gun on Bryce, but Bryce told Tyler that he’s not behind Monty’s actions. Bryce told Tyler that he might as well just shoot him, because he’s a terrible person who is hated by the world.
Alex turned to Bryce for steroids when he couldn’t get them from Luke or his dealer, who offered him the “friends and family” discount. Bryce and Alex started to hang out and do cocaine together. Bryce also introduced Alex to a sex worker. At some point, Bryce invited Alex to break into his dad’s house and mess it up. It turned out that they broke into the wrong house as a little kid came down the stairs. Bryce told the little kid and says “If you say anything, I’ll kill you,” causing the child to pee his pants and start crying. After they got back to the car, Alex told Bryce that he’s a bad person and doesn’t want to hang out with him anymore. Bryce shrugged it off and told Alex that he doesn’t get a discount anymore.
Bryce took Monty to a “rich kid” party, where Monty ended up beating Winston Williams Bryce pulled Monty off and offered Winston $5,000 to forget this ever happened. Winston negotiated more money, which Bryce is agreed with.
Bryce came to Padilla Automotive to get his car fixed, which Tony initially refused to do but later agreed to. Tony didn't have enough money to pay his lawyers, so he sold Bryce his mustang for twice the price he had asked.
Bryce’s father had cut Bryce out of his life following the separation with Bryce’s mom. When Bryce saw his dad and his new girlfriend at dinner, he started a conversation with them, which his dad clearly didn’t appreciate.
Mr. Walker confronted Bryce about breaking into his house. Bryce refused to pay for any damages, and threatened to tell the divorce court about Caitlin, his 12-year-old daughter from a secret affair. After Mr. Walker is gone, Bryce’s mom told Bryce that they should move on from him. The relationship between Bryce and his mom improved; they had a paint fight and Mrs. Walker taught Bryce yoga, where Bryce broke down crying.
Bryce and Ani had developed a close friendship as they spent a lot of time together in the house, which they hid from their parents. They started hooking up and Bryce soon fell in love with her.
Kevin Porter became Bryce’s private counsellor, which Bryce at first didn’t want because of the way Mr. Porter used to treat him. He eventually agreed to therapy, where Bryce is tasked to write a letter about himself from his mother’s perspective. Bryce wrote very negatively about himself, and it broke down the walls between him and his mom. Mrs. Walker shared that she only parented Bryce the way she was raised, which was to give him as much as possible but not be quite as open emotionally.
In another therapy session, Bryce revealed to Mr. Porter that sex with a girl (Ani) is difficult for him because he fantasizes about holding her down. Mr. Porter reminded him that dating is probably a really bad idea for him right now, but Bryce was insistent that Ani is making him better.
In a flashback, Justin was arrested for drug use and called Bryce to bail him out. Bryce learned that Justin is using again and that he’s getting threatened by Seth Massey, so he paid Seth $5,000 to leave Justin alone. Bryce also gave Justin his Oxycodone prescription as an alternative to heroin.
Tony confronted Bryce over getting his family deported, but Bryce told him that he didn’t know it. Bryce then asked him if he could listen to Hannah’s tapes, as he’s never listened to them before. Tony agreed to it as Hannah wanted everyone on the tapes to hear them and drove Bryce around. Bryce cried while listening and wanted to apologize to Hannah’s mother for what he did to Hannah. Bryce approached her in the lobby of her hotel and tried to say sorry, but Mrs. Baker didn’t accept it and wished him a lifetime of learning what sorry means.
Bryce came across Clay, who was standing in Bryce’s driveway to ask Ani out. Bryce started mocking Clay. Clay declared that he’d kill him if he ever came near Ani. Bryce laughed it off and told Clay that he won’t beat him up, but can still have sex with his friend.
The next day, a drunk Bryce asked Ani about Clay. She denied that there’s anything going on with them. Bryce kept telling Ani he misses and needs her and aggressively grabbed her arm. Ani got frightened and ran away.
Before the Homecoming Football Game, Bryce approached Jessica and asked her to meet him at the Navy Pier later that night. Bryce explained that he had something to give to her and told her to bring someone if she wanted. He then went to the Liberty Tigers locker room to confront Monty about what he did to Tyler. Bryce told him that if he doesn’t stay away from Tyler, he will tell the police about everything he did during the Hannah Baker trail.
Shortly before the game started, Bryce saw his ex-girlfriend Chlöe hug Zach. Bryce approached her, who then told him that she was pregnant with his baby and had an abortion. Bryce was sympathetic towards her, but Chlöe told him that Zach helped her through it. Bryce started to believe that Zach stole Chlöe and tackled Zach during a fight that broke out during the game. He broke his knee in the process, ruining Zach’s chances to have a future in football.
Bryce went to the pier to wait for Jessica, but was followed by Zach, who was furious about Bryce ruining his future. Zach beat Bryce up, threw his phone in the water and left a severly injured Bryce behind.It's revealed that after receiving a severe beating from Zach Dempsey, a remorseful Bryce was confronted by Jessica and Alex Standall. Bryce had created a tape of his own for Jessica, acting as both a confession and an apology and he lamented how despite his attempts to change, the world wouldn't let him. Bryce begged the two for help with Jessica being reluctant as she knew Zach would go to jail if they did. Alex decided to help Bryce who reminded Alex of their friendship, but Alex denied ever being friends with him. However, in severe pain, Bryce slipped back into his old behaviors, threatening to harm Zach in retaliation and accusing Jessica of setting him up. Consumed with rage of his own, Alex told Bryce that Bryce had hurt everyone he ever loved and shoved him into the river. Attempting to swim, Bryce begged for help but the two just watched as he drowned. Ani Achola later framed the story as Bryce having been killed by Monty, who Deputy Standall told Ani was killed in his jail cell, to protect Alex while Jessica and her friends listened to Bryce's tape.
Despite Bryce being dead after season 3, he still appears in the fourth season. After Jessica burns the last copy of Bryce's apology/confession tape, a hallucination stands in front of her causing her to freak out. The Hallucination would haunt the people involved in his murder (Mainly Jessica, Clay, and Alex).
When Jessica is in her bed room talking with Ani about their friendship, she has a hallucination of Bryce smirking at her. Bryce also shortly appears when Clay is pranked by the jocks. Clay hallucinates Monty alive, but bleeding out. He tries to save him by stopping the bleeding but it doesn’t work and Monty dies. When Clay turns around he finds Bryce who calls him a monster.
During the Senior Camping Trip, Jessica gets lost in the woods. She starts hearing Bryce's voice and all of sudden he's standing behind her. He tells her that she killed him and she should be okay now. Bugs start crawling out of Bryce's face and Jessica screams.
During a lockdown at school because of a suspected shooting, Clay starts getting hallucinations, the first being of Monty. A halluciation of Bryce joins them and says what if a kid like Tyler is behind it? Clay says he’s had a gun to his chest and survived it and did the right thing. Bryce asks him if he’s a hero or a martyr, before the door handle rattles and his paranoia intensifies. He and Monty continue to taunt Clay.
After it's revealed that Justin has HIV is terminal, Jessica has a hallucination of Bryce telling her that he wins. Jessica blames him for killing Justin, which Bryce confirms as everything that happened started after Hannah killed herself as a result of him raping her. She also tells him that he deserved to die.
After Justin's death, Clay has a hallucination of Justin and Bryce sitting together at graduation.At the end of the season, Jessica has a final hallucination of Bryce and tells him that he didn’t win and his time is over. She says that he did bring the friend group together.
Bryce's Crime (Reason #12)
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Bryce is Hannah's twelfth reason for why she killed herself and of all the people on her list, his actions are the most serious.
After a horrible day following losing $700 of her parents' deposit money and being rebuffed by Clay, a depressed Hannah goes for a long walk and eventually ends up in Bryce's neighborhood and is drawn to the sounds of a party at his house. Bryce sees her come in and greets her. Hannah joins the party and eventually joins Jessica, Justin, Zach, and his girlfriend in Bryce's hot-tub. After a few minutes, Hannah relaxes in and the four others eventually leave to hang out elsewhere. Bryce then silently enters the tub and turns it off. He and Hannah make some small talk and he then approaches her and begins touching her inappropriately. Hannah attempts to get out but Bryce grabs her and holds her, pulls her underwear off, and proceeds to sexually assault her. Hannah simply freezes and does not move as Bryce brutally rapes her, nor does she call for help. Hannah later reveals on her tapes that this incident completely broke her soul and it was following this that she fully decides to commit suicide. But before making her decision, she decided to see Mr. Porter, the guidance counselor.
Bryce is shown to be a cruel, arrogant, spoiled, manipulative, violent, and selfish person and is a very dangerous individual. Coming from a prominent background, being a star and a popular athlete at Liberty High, Bryce appears to view himself as being superior to everyone and as such believes that he can do whatever he wants to, never once taking into consideration other's feelings. Bryce is a cruel bully as well as he helped to humiliate Hannah numerous times and also Tyler on one occasion. That being said he never physically harmed Tyler, even going as far as to stand up for him when Monty shoved him against the lockers. He is violent towards others though, as shown when he threw Justin out of Jessica's room and also brutally beating up Clay after he accused him of raping Hannah.
Of all the people on Hannah's list, Bryce's actions are the most serious as he is proven to be a dangerous, sexual predator who brutally raped both Jessica and Hannah and possibly others and shows absolutely no remorse whatsoever for his actions and does not even appear to view his assaults as being rapes, once making clear to Clay that, if his actions are rapes "then every girl at this school wants to be raped". He also sexually harassed Hannah once as well by grabbing her ass. He shows no remorse over her death either and claims that she wanted him sexually and that she practically "begged me to fuck her", which was completely false. He is shown to be somewhat of a coward as he appears fearful of what will potentially happen to him after Justin reveals to him of the existence of Hannah's tapes. He is also somewhat easy to manipulate as Clay was able to successfully coerce him into confessing to raping Hannah.
Despite all of this, he is to a certain degree, a good friend, as it has been proven that he and his family have helped Justin numerous times, as well as his mother, and even lets Justin stay at his house for long periods. However, it is shown that Bryce believes, because of this, he can control Justin, notably seen when he made Justin let him into the room where Jessica was sleeping after telling Justin that what Bryce owns Justin does too, which in his opinion should be reciprocated, which also dangerously implies that he thinks Jessica is Justin's ownership. Justin is so scared to allow this, that he comes back into the room and tries to get him off of her, however, Bryce forcibly and brutally shoves him out of the room and gets back to Jessica whom he then proceeds to rape (he has non-consensual sex with her while she is passed out) while Justin is downstairs visibly scared, fearful and upset because he knows what is going on.
In the third season though, we begin to see a change in Bryce before his death. He realizes the opportunity that he's been given to try and change his life with the minimal punishment that he received. and after witnessing his parents' divorce, he begins to realize how much pain he has caused in his victims, so he decides to try and make up for it in several ways, such as helping Justin combat his drug addiction and pay off his debt to Seth, trying to give Tony his car back after taking it from him in an attempt to make amends with him after his father sold out Tony's family to the ICE, apologizing to Jessica for assaulting her, and helping Tyler out after hearing of his rape by Monty, which ironically appalled him. He also became more sensitive to his emotions and to the emotions of others around him, opening up to Mr. Porter about his tragic upbringing and the feeling that his parents don't love him as well as his remorse for what he did and his fear that he will never change and he even forms a consensual sexual relationship with Ani. Bryce was sympathetic to Chloe after hearing of her abortion and showed he genuinely loved his mother as well defending her from his father and grandfather, having a playful paint fight with her and breaking down out hon guilt and remorse into her arms as they bonded during yoga. But, despite this, he still does some horrific things such as vandalizing his father's house and a house that he mistook for his father's, threatening the child with violence when he catches Bryce vandalizing his home and selling drugs to Alex and other people on the side. He also still treated Zach and Clay badly, the former for Chloe (his ex-girlfriend) leaving him for Zach (resulting in him breaking his knee), and the latter for bonding with Ani (resulting in his multiple taunts). In a tape he left before his death, Bryce expressed genuine remorse for his actions despite knowing that what he did may have been unforgivable to the point of no one wanting to even hear him out. Bryce stated that he dreamed of maybe becoming the type of person that protected people from what he did (which he technically did by protecting Tyler from Monty and, due to Charlie witnessing his threatening of Monty, being the one indirectly responsible for Monty going to prison).
Bryce has short brown hair and slightly rosy cheeks. He is light-skinned and has light blue eyes. He has a boyish look to him and is often seen wearing either a white shirt, a blue jumper, or a blue flannel shirt. Due to his background as an athlete, he seems to have a strong build.
Hannah was raped by Bryce. It is implied that Bryce had a crush on her, but the feeling certainly wasn't mutual. Bryce raping Hannah was the turning point where Hannah decided to make the tapes and consider killing herself. He was the twelfth reason why she committed suicide.
In the second season, a trial is going on between the Bakers and the school regarding Hannah’s suicide. During Marcus’ testimony, he lied that Hannah had used him to score a date with Bryce. A flashback revealed that Bryce had initiated a bet with Marcus to see if Marcus could get Hannah to have sex with him. Mr. Porter’s revealed in his testimony that he learned that the person who raped Hannah is Bryce Walker.
In a flashback, Hannah and Bryce saw each other at a football game and had a friendly conversation. Bryce proposed to hang out sometime.
In Bryce testimony, he told the court that he and Hannah had an on-and-off relationship. Bryce lied about a time where Hannah took him to a bridge and they kissed. He claimed it became their place and they would hook up there. He said Hannah wanted a serious relationship, but that he was too ashamed to admit hooking up with her because of her reputation. A flashback showed Hannah and Bryce at the Clubhouse flirting and hooking up. He claimed that she lied about him raping her because she was angry he didn’t want to be more than friends.Later, Bryce thought about what actually happened between him and Hannah. Bryce was the one who took Hannah to a bridge; they also didn’t kiss or hook up. They didn’t flirt at the Clubhouse but had a conversation about Bryce’s parents. When Bryce tried to kiss her, Hannah stopped him and said she liked him as a friend.
In the third season, Bryce revealed that he has never heard the tapes and asked Tony if he still had them. He finally listened to the tapes and cried while doing so. After hearing them, he tried to apologize to Hannah’s mom for what he did to Hannah. He revealed on his apology/confession tape that the day he listened to the tapes, his life changed. On this tape, he also admitted to raping Hannah.
Chlöe was Bryce's ex-girlfriend. They started dating between the first and second season. At some point, Bryce raped her while she was unconcious. Chlöe broke up with him after she got pregnant and got an abortion.
Ani was Bryce's friend and lover. They lived in the same mansion because Ani's mom worked for the family. They soon started to form a friendship which eventually resulted in a sexual relationship. Bryce said that he really likes Ani and wants to change for her.
Ani and Bryce lived in the same mansion, as Bryce had to move in with his grandfather after his parents divorce and Ani moved in because her Mom became the caretaker of Bryce's grandfather. They soon developed a friendship, besides people such as Nora Walker and Jessica Davis warning Ani to stay away from him. One day, they started making out which led to them having sex. They continued to have a sexual relationship which they hid from everyone else. Bryce soon fell in love with her and claimed she was changing him for the better. Ani didn't seem to return those feelings. At some point Bryce becomes assertive, asking about her and Clay's relationship and shaking her while repeatedly saying he needs her. Ani runs away from him. At the homecoming game, Bryce kisses her, but Ani stops the kiss and leaves.
After Bryce's death, Ani is seen mourning Bryce only once(at his funeral) but she's actively trying to find out who murdered him. Ani continuously defends Bryce against Clay as she's convinced Bryce was changing and deserved a second chance. After Clay gets arrested, Ani tells Jessica that the worst thing she's ever done is sleeping with Bryce, but it's possible she only says it to make Jessica tell the truth. When she finds out Alex and Jessica are responsible for his murder, she frames Monty as the murderer and when Deputy Standall hesitates, she insists that both Bryce and Monty hurt people when they were alive, and they should end the cycle of suffering by letting 'the dead bury the dead'.
Justin was Bryce's former best friend. They became friends in third grade, and Bryce soon started to look after Justin because of his bad home life. Their friendship fell apart after Bryce raped Jessica. In the third season, Bryce still appeared to care about Justin.
After Justin returned from rehab, Clay asked him if he had talked about Bryce. Justin told him he did, he had talked about the kind of person Bryce was to him and him being gone.
Jessica had a hallucination of Bryce while Justin was dying in the hospital. Jessica told him that he killed Justin, which the hallucination confirmed because if he didn’t rape Hannah, Justin wouldn’t have run away and live on the streets, where he contracted HIV.Following Justin’s death, Clay saw hallucinations of Bryce and Justin together at graduation. Clay asked hallucination Justin why he was hanging out with hallucination Bryce. The hallucination told him that they loved each other and were brothers. He also stated that you can love and forgive people who did bad things.
Zach was Bryce's former best friend. They considered each other brothers, but grew apart during the second season. In the third season, Bryce broke Zach's knee for "stealing" Chlöe and Zach beat Bryce up for ruining his future.
In the first season, Zach is often seen hanging around Bryce or at his pool house. Zach often stood by or helped Bryce when he was harassing other students, such as when he held Justin back so Bryce could spread around Hannah’s picture or when they pressured Clay and Alex into having a drinking contest. They participated in the school’s Halloween contest together with Alex.When Justin revealed the truth about Jessica being raped and tried to attack Bryce, Zach held him back. The next day, when Zach is accused of defending Bryce, Zach claimed that he isn’t and just didn't want everything to blow up.
When the trial between the Bakers and the school started, the Walkers offered Zach to use Bryce’s lawyer when he has to testify. Zach later asked Bryce about this. Bryce told him that it’s because he’s looking out for him and they’re in this together.
During baseball practice, Zach and Bryce got into an minor argument. Zach informed Bryce that he knows he got called to testify and wanted to know why he didn’t tell him. Bryce explained that he didn’t want Zach’s new friend, Alex, to know. Zach told him that they don’t talk about that kind of stuff and won’t tell anyone because he got his back.
When Zach was struggling with school, Bryce gave Zach the answers of a midterm test he was going to have next day. Zach thanked him and Bryce said that he always got his back.
After Zach’s testimony about his sexual relationship with Hannah, Bryce and Monty put up a red-stained underwear inside his locker. They laughed at him and Bryce asked why he wouldn’t even tell his best friend about losing his virginity. Bryce got angry and started to fight Bryce, but Coach Rick broke it up.
As Bryce, Zach, Monty and Scott were walking the school’s hallways, Bryce asked Zach if he was coming to his party that day and Zach unconvincingly said he was. They suddenly heard someone playing Bryce’s confession tape; Bryce asked Zach how this could happen. Zach explained that someone had anonymously leaked the tapes. At the opening of a new sports field funded by the Walkers, many news vans arrive because of the leaking of the tapes which made Zach want to leave. His mom told him to stay to stand by Bryce, but Zach left anyway.
Zach and Bryce got into an argument in the middle of a baseball game. Zach pointed out that they both know Hannah didn’t lie on her tapes and said he “can’t do it anymore” before walking off the field.Near the end of the season, Zach and Bryce met in the boys' locker room. Zach informed him that he doesn’t have to clean up his locker until the end of the year, but Bryce revealed that he was transferring to Hillcrest and they’ll see each other on the football field next year. Zach asked about Chlöe, Bryce’s girlfriend, and Bryce told him that loyalty is a thing she has, referring to Zach not being loyal to him. Bryce then said “Take care of yourself, Zachy” before leaving the room.
Shortly after Bryce’s transfer, Bryce saw Zach’s car at a gas station and stopped to say hi. They talked about Hillcrest and the football team. Zach told Bryce that he’s going to do things better than him as a team captain. Bryce told Zach that he’s soft for it and his mom is the “only one with an actual dick in the family”. Zach told him to leave, but Bryce asked if he wanted to fight. They had a short stare off until Zach said that it’s not worth it. As Bryce left, he told Zach that he’s “fucking over the team” while he was still “fucking his head cheerleader”, referring to Chlöe.
Zach supported Chlöe when she was pregnant with Bryce and wanted an abortion. After Chlöe announced that she’s going to break up with Bryce, Zach asked if she wanted to hang out during Summer.
Before the Homecoming Football Game, Bryce witnessed Chlöe and Zach hugging. He went to talk with Chlöe, and she informed him that she had an abortion and that Zach helped her through it. This infuriated Bryce, as he believed Zach stole his girlfriend from him.
During the game, Bryce accused Zach of cheating, which Zach denied. He then told Zach that he’ll get revenge on him for stealing his girlfriend. As the game continued, he tackled Zach. Zach called him an asshole and said he didn’t steal Chlöe, he had supported her, unlike Bryce ever did. They started to fight but were stopped by the referee and their teammates. At the start of the second half, H.O. started a protest during the game which led to a huge fight. As Zach was fighting another Hillcrest player, Bryce saw his chance and charged at Zach, breaking his knee. By doing this, he ruined Zach’s future in sports.
After the game ended, Zach waited for the Hillcrest bus and followed Bryce to the pier, who was waiting there for Jessica. Bryce was surprised to see him there and asked what happened to his knee. Zach punched him, said “I’m gonna kill you” and going to hell. Bryce said that he’ll see him there. Zach’s anger only grew and he kicked and punched him multiple times to the point Bryce had blood coming out of his mouth and couldn’t get up. They accused each other of taking away their future. As Zach walked away, Bryce asked if he had sex with Chlöe and told him "She didn't fuck you 'cause you're a pussy-ass bitch!" Zach stomped twice on Bryce’s knee, threw Bryce’s phone into the water and left.
Alex and Jessica found Bryce and asked what had happened, so Bryce replied that Zach did it. After giving Jessica a tape, Bryce asked them for help so Alex went back and helped him up. As Alex was helping him, Bryce threatened break Zach’s other leg and destroy him. Alex pushed him into the water and Bryce drowned as he couldn’t swim due to the injuries caused by Zach.
After Bryce went missing, Zach went to the pier and called Bryce, asking where he is. At this point, Zach didn’t know what had happened after he left the pier. He also didn’t tell anyone about what he did.
Ani and Clay questioned Zach about getting his knee broken by Bryce. Zach had lied about who did it and now pretended to not know that it was Bryce. He mentioned that he had been fighting with Bryce his whole life, ever since Pop Warner, a youth football program, in fifth grade. He said he worked hard to put Bryce in the past and doesn’t want people to know Bryce was the one to break his knee, as it would seem like Bryce won.
At Bryce’s funeral, Zach got to give a speech as he’s the football team captain. He said that Bryce was loyal and strong, which he aspired to be in a way. He mentioned not always agreeing with Bryce and what he did, but wants to believe that you’re more than a sum of your actions. He ended the speech by saying that he’s his brothers keeper and apologized to Bryce.
After Clay got arrested for Bryce’s murder, Zach felt guilty as he believed Bryce died because of the injuries that he caused. He reported himself at the sheriff’s station and explained what happened between him and Bryce. However, the police revealed that Zach wasn’t the one to kill Bryce as Bryce had died of drowning. He also didn’t get in trouble because they can’t proof whether Bryce’s injuries were from the football fight or from Zach beating him.At the end of the season, Zach agreed with framing Monty for Bryce’s murder to protect Clay and Alex.
In the fourth season, Zach started drinking heavily which was presumably because of his guilt for what he did to Bryce. He told Winston that he feels bad as Bryce might not have died if it wasn’t for him. He also asked Winston to tell Mrs. Walker that he’s sorry if he dies during what they believed was a school shooting.
Zach agreed to tell Winston and Diego who actually killed Bryce and met them at the pier. He was drunk and told them that it was him all along. Diego, knowing Zach was lying, started beating him. Zach hallucinated himself in the place of Diego, so it was similar to what Bryce must’ve seen when Zach beat him up.At prom, Zach told Alex and Jessica that Bryce ruined all three of their lives and that even though he didn’t deserve to die, they deserve to live.
Monty was Bryce's former friend. Monty tried to help Bryce by threatening everyone who could get Bryce in trouble, although Bryce didn't appreciate this. Shortly before Bryce's death, their friendship ends as Bryce was disgusted by Monty raping Tyler. Monty was later killed in jail and framed for Bryce's murder.
In Season 1, Bryce and Montgomery appear to be friends. They are shown together on numerous occasions. In particular, Montgomery is shown with Bryce, Justin, and Zach pushing Clay and Alex into a drinking contest, and later is at a party at Bryce's house. He and Bryce are seen together with other jocks at the Winter Formal, and they both, at some point, harass Hannah and Courtney over the kiss photo. He and Bryce both moon Tyler after Clay takes a photo of his ass. He is also at the party at Bryce's house when Justin calls Bryce a rapist.He and Bryce are later shown hitting baseballs together and discussing the next season, and the past. It appears, however, that Bryce does not trust him with everything. When Montgomery asks how Bryce injured his hand, Bryce lies and claims he punched the wall (he punched Clay Jensen). Later, when Montgomery and Tyler fight (which Montgomery initiated), Bryce breaks it up.
Monty would do pretty much anything for Bryce during the second season, to 'keep him clean'. Knowing of his sexual assaults on Jessica Davis and Hannah Baker, whether he believes they happened, he sticks by him and attempts to drag down anyone who could get him in trouble. He threatens the tape subjects and testifiers by leaving intimate objects and threatening notes around them behind Bryce's back and even vandalized Tony's car and the Baker's drug store. It is also revealed that he saw Bryce rape Hannah, but did nothing, though he was far enough away to not see much, so he may have assumed the sex was consensual. It is also shown that he hides a place from Bryce where he goes when he can't stay at home.
When Bryce finds out that Montgomery is the one who threatened others on his behalf, he is disgusted, but still gives Montgomery his lawyer to make sure charges are not pressed, though he admits he only did this because Montgomery used his car, and he knows after the rape charges have been filed, no jury would believe he had no idea.Towards the end of the season, Monty seems to be more pissed off on behalf of Bryce than Bryce is. Monty talks about ways of dealing with Marcus Cole for costing them their season and Tyler Down just because he is back, and anyone else trying to bring Bryce down still. Bryce is confused as to why Monty wants to make trouble in Bryce's life, considering Bryce's current situation. He responds with "Yeah, that's a great idea at this particular time.", when Monty pushes Bryce, Bryce boldly responds with "We are not going to do a goddamn thing.", telling Monty he is on probation. Monty doesn't get this and believes Bryce is saying that he can't be a part of it but is telling him to go ahead. Bryce tells him once more, with an aggressive "I guess your father didn't beat you hard enough, 'cause you're still a fucking idiot. The last time you tried to help, you almost fucked up my whole plea deal.". They have a heated argument and Bryce ends the conversation by getting up and saying "I want you to leave it alone, and leave me alone. We're done.". Monty does leave Bryce alone and believes that he and Bryce are no longer friends. This may have been a contributing factor to his assault on Tyler.
Their friendship seems to recover as they go to a party thrown by Hillcrest students. Monty gets drunk and beats up Winston after he and Monty had just hooked up and he wanted to get to know Monty better, not knowing Monty suffered from internalized homophobia. Bryce albeit irritated just assumed it happened because Monty was drunk and that he's just like that. He pays Winston a large sum of money to keep quiet and then later he and Monty blackmail him after discovering somebody took the SATs for him.
However, right before his death, Bryce learns about how Monty raped Tyler. Ironically this disgusts Bryce (as he had started to reform himself, and wanted to start making things right). This leads to Bryce confronting Monty before the homecoming game, in front of another player, Charlie. He tells Monty to leave Tyler alone or else he'll tell the cops about what Monty did during the events of the second season. Monty feels betrayed as he considered himself and Bryce to be brothers. After the game, he says that he'll "end" him. Bryce calls him saying he won't because he's always been a coward.
Monty attends Bryce's funeral along with the other athletes. He appears to have a good relationship with Bryce's father, who he happily greeted before the service started. Monty asked Justin why he was attending as he and Bryce weren't friends at the end, to which Justin replied that Monty wasn't either but they both loved him at some point. Monty denied loving him, presumably because of his internal homophobia. When a protest breaks out during the funeral, Monty has to get held back by Justin and Charlie as he wants to attack the protestors.
The day after the funeral, Coach Kerba checks up on him. Monty mentions that the protest pissed him off and they didn't know Bryce. Kerba says he understands as Monty loved him, which Monty denies again. Kerba tells him again that he loved him, was his brother and it's all okay that it hurts.After Bryce was murdered by Alex, the others pin Bryce's murder on Monty, who was in jail after he was arrested for first-degree sexual assault and later murdered by other prisoners.
Jessica was Bryce's former friend. Bryce raped her during a party at her house, leaving Jessica traumatized. In the third season, Bryce attempts to apologize to her for his actions.
During the time Jessica isn't at school, Bryce spread misinformation around the school, saying Jessica had cheated with him and told Justin he raped her after regretting it. When Jessica returned to school, Bryce talked to her as if nothing happened. He welcomed her back, asked how she is doing and invited her to grab a drink. Jessica, clearly uncomfortable with the interaction, told him “whatever”.
Jessica had a hard time dealing with the aftermath of Bryce raping her; she freaked out when she saw her body in the mirror, didn’t feel comfortable in her own clothes, couldn’t sleep in her own bed, etc. She had told the police that she didn’t know who raped her because she thought they wouldn’t believe her.
With support of her friends, Jessica reported Bryce to the police, causing him to get arrested. As Bryce was taken to the police car, he told her she's making a big mistake.In court, Jessica addressed Bryce directly. She described how she experienced the night of the party, and started crying while doing so. She told Bryce that she’ll never forget the feeling of him on top of her. Bryce got off with only three months probation, but Jessica still felt stronger. Mrs. Jensen requested a court order to force the school to protect Jessica from Bryce.
Clay and Bryce were archenemies. They started off as acquaintances, but soon became enemies as Clay found out about Bryce's actions and he tried to take him down. After Bryce's murder, Clay becomes a suspect and starts getting hallucinations of Bryce.
In Season 1 Clay and Bryce had a very distant but also antagonistic relationship initially. However, as Clay listened to the tapes Bryce's malicious actions became more apparent to him, making Clay realize that Bryce is worse than he thought.
Bryce persuaded Clay to make bad decisions. One example was when he pressured Clay to buy beer while Clay was underage. When Clay stuttered at the counter, Bryce vouched for him, Bryce bought his and Clay's drink with his own I.D.. Outside the liquor store, Bryce and his friends got Clay to compete in a drink contest with Alex.After Clay listening to Hannah's 12th Reason, Clay went to confront Bryce on whether Bryce rapped Hannah. He staged it to look like he came by to buy weed, but then the conversation took a turn when Clay asked if Bryce rapped Hannah. Bryce initially denied, but then staged it to seem like Hannah wanted to have sex with him and that if that's the case then every girl at Liberty wants to be rapped. Clay was enraged and punched Bryce. Bryce simply shrugged it off and proceed to beat Clay until he was collapsed on the floor. When Clay stood up, Bryce congratulated him and offered him a drink. Clay asked again, to which Bryce knowingly or unknowingly admitted to raping Hannah while Clay was recording their conversation.
In Season 2, Bryce and Clay had less physical interactions but with more distant and hateful relations. Clay to bring Bryce down and even got Justin off the streets to do so. He was also given a Polaroid of Bryce having sex with a unknown girl, which is later revealed to be an unconcious Chlöe. He asked Jessica to convince Chlöe to testify against Bryce, but Chlöe wasn't able to tell the truth. He also encouraged Jessica to report Bryce.
Clay leaked Hannah's tapes, inluding Bryce's confession tape, after which Bryce realized that Clay was a threat. As Clay walked into the school, Bryce approached him. He told Clay that they're not enemies and he should take care of his own business. Clay told Bryce, who had his arm around him, to get his hands off him. Bryce said to watch his tone and himself, but got interrupted by the vice principal informing Clay to see the principal.
When Justin started a fight in the hallway with Bryce. Many people from Clay and Bryce's group got evolved: Clay, Bryce, Justin, Tony, Cyrus, Montgomery, Scott, and several others. Clay attempted to fight Bryce during this, but got held back by Scott.
Later on, after Bryce lied in court, Clay approached Bryce's house with Tyler's gun and the intent to kill him for Hannah. If it wasn't for Justin's intervention, he might've. Bryce wanted to call the police on Clay, but Justin threatened him not to.At Spring Fling, Clay approached Bryce and Justin as they were having a conversation. Bryce informed Clay that he's a good kid, but needs to "get laid".
By Season 3, The two rarely interacted alone, but mostly through a love triangle relationship between Clay, Bryce, and Ani. With tensions growing higher when Clay discovered Ani living with Bryce and their relationship together. Clay warned Ani for Bryce and thought she wasn't safe.
At some point, when Clay was dropping off Ani at the Chatham house, Bryce drove by and offered Ani a ride. Clay replied for her, saying she's fine and likes to walk. Bryce asked again to get an answer from Ani, but Ani declined the offer.
Clay wanted to ask Ani out for the Homecoming dance, so he came to the Chatham house dressed up nicely and holding flowers. Bryce just arrived home and warned Clay for Ani's mom. He told Clay that Ani isn't some sweet, innocent girl he goes for. Clay told Bryce that he doesn't know what he's talking about and slammed the car door. Clay threatened to kill Bryce if he ever came close to Ani, but Bryce told him that he can still "fuck his friend" and left.
On the night of Homecoming, Clay noticed Bryce kissing Ani and grew angry. As a fight started out on the football field, Clay went after Bryce and jumped on his back. Justin pulled him off, but Clay screamed to let him go and that he was going to kill Bryce. After the game, Clay drove to Bryce's house and texted him a death threat. Bryce was murdered that night.
After Bryce's body was found, the police suspected Clay as the prime suspect for Bryce's murder, due to Clay being especially hateful towards Bryce when he was alive. Clay would be tagged as a person of interest by the police, and the suspicion only grew when police reviewed how much hate Clay felt towards Bryce due to Bryce raping Hannah and having sex multiple times with Ani. After finding out about Ani's sexual relationship Bryce appears as a hallucination in front of Clay. Clay repeatedly tries to dismiss it as nothing and that Bryce isn't really there, with the hallucination taunting Clay that he'll always be there. "Every time you look at Jessica, or think about Hannah, or look at Ani." Eventually, Clay snaps at it and the hallucination Bryce never makes another reappearance afterward.Later on, the police find security camera footage found at Bryce's house from last spring, only confirming the police's suspicions, becoming one of the main reasons for Sheriff Diaz to arrest Clay Jensen. It's later revealed that Alex was the one to kill Bryce, so the group decided to frame Monty, making Clay no longer a suspect.
Alex was Bryce's former friend and murderer. Alex started hanging out with Bryce's friend group, but soon developed a hatred for Bryce. In the third season, Alex turned to Bryce for steroids and they hung out for a while. Alex murdered Bryce after realizing that he had hurt all his friends.
Alex started hanging out with Bryce and his friends, neglecting his friendship with Hannah. Alex contributed to a list that Bryce started, a list that rated and objectified female students.
Alex appeared to be quite unhappy in the group. At some point when he hung out with them, he threw himself in the pool from feeling miserable. He explained to Clay that he isn’t friends with Bryce, but started hanging around him for the other guys.During a group meeting, Alex pointed out that they’re worse than Bryce by hiding behind him. He mentioned he ruined the one good thing he had because he wanted Bryce to think he was like him.
When Alex returned to school five months after he shot himself, Bryce welcomed him and Jessica back. This angered Alex, asking “Seriously? "Welcome back"?”. Jessica told him to stop before Alex could say more.On Alex’ birthday, his friends put up a banner in the school’s hallway, wishing him a happy birthday. Bryce and Scott walked by and teased him about it, asking if he’s going to get a new cane and new friends. As they walked away, Alex loudly screamed “Fuck you, you fucking rapist!”. Bryce paused for a second, but then ignored it and kept walking.
Alex turned to Bryce for steroids after being introduced to them by Luke. Bryce offered him a “friends and family discount”.
Alex hung out at Bryce’s house, where Alex did cocaine for the first time. Bryce expressed that he needs to get laid, which Alex agreed with but thought it wasn’t going to happen. Bryce informed Alex that there’s a way to make it happen and introduced Alex to a sex worker, Melody.
Bryce invited Alex to help break into his dad’s new house and mess it up. Alex was hesitant at first, but Bryce justified it by saying that it’s just like messing up his own place. They realized that they broke into the wrong house after a child entered the room. Bryce told the child “Speak and you die”, which angered Alex. After they got back to the car and drove away, Alex told Bryce that he’s a horrible person for scarring the kid for life. Bryce shrugged it off and stated that they’re all scarred for life and to check his head. Alex said that doesn’t want to see him ever again, to which Bryce informed Alex that this means he won’t get a discount anymore.Later on, Jessica arrived as Bryce had asked her to meet him by the dock so he could give her something, she brought Alex Standall for security. After Bryce gave Jessica a tape, they started to walk away. Bryce begged for them to help him up. Alex walked back and helped Bryce up. However, as Bryce stood up he threatened Zach and accused Jessica of setting him up. Alex told him that he wasn’t going to do anything and that Jessica didn't set him up, but Bryce continued accusing Jessica. Alex looked him in the eye and told him "You've hurt everyone I ever loved", Alex started to push him towards the railings and pushed him into the water. Bryce sunk underwater and drowned as he could not swim with his injuries.
During a camping trip, Alex fell off a boat into the river. While under water, he hallucinated Bryce pulling him down. After being pulled to shore by Zach, he had a conversation with his dad. He said he had felt like someone pulled him down and he couldn’t breathe or scream, just like Bryce must’ve felt when he died. He said he can’t keep the secret that he killed Bryce anymore, but his dad told him that he didn’t deserve to have his life thrown away. Throughout the season, Alex appeared to think that he didn’t deserve things like going to college because of his actions.
At prom, Alex, Jessica and Zach had a conversation about Bryce. Alex thought that Bryce should’ve been at prom and that he didn’t deserve to die.Alex revealed to Winston that he was the one who killed Bryce and said no one else was involved. He told Winston to do whatever he wants with this information, but Winston decided not do anything because he loved Alex. However, he did want to know why he did it and if he was sorry. Alex explained that at that moment he only saw anger in Bryce and no soul. He had then realized that Bryce ruined everyone he ever loved and got a flash of rage because of his TBI. He also declared that he’s more sorry than he can ever say.
Nora is Bryce's mother. Bryce used to have a bit of a distant relationship with his mother, as she and his father weren't home much. When the rumors about Bryce being a rapist came out, she got suspicious and slapped him after he admitted to it. Thier relationship was strained after this, but recovered in the third season.
Barry is Bryce's father. They had a good relationship during the second season as Barry would continuously defend his son. In the third season, Barry divorced his wife and abandoned Bryce. After Bryce's death, he showed up drunk at his funeral.
In the second season, Bryce appeared to have a good relationship with his father. Throughout the season, Barry continually supported him despite the rumors.
When Bryce’s girlfriend Chlöe Rice stayed over for dinner, Barry told Bryce that she's a great and pretty girl. He said that it's important she's loyal and he did good. Bryce smiled at his dad's approval and thanked him.
After Hannah’s tapes were leaked, Bryce wanted to release a statement to the press with his side of the story. Barry assured him that he’d be able to tell his side when it’s the right time. To Nora he stated that other kids are jealous of Bryce and he doesn’t believe that Bryce raped someone.
When Nora clearly believed that Bryce wasn’t as innocent as they thought he was because of his confession tape, Bryce told her to leave Bryce alone and said that Bryce was drunk and set up. He then told Bryce that he needs to make things right with Chlöe.Nora at one point stated that she and Barry have always given him a lot of freedom because they trust him to make good decisions. However, Bryce was shown in a flashback telling Hannah that he has a lot of freedom, but he wishes he could talk to his parents about anything, showing that he feels estranged from his parents, though he is used to it.
In season three, it is shown that Barry had begone divorcing Nora and had begone distancing himself from Bryce, effectively disowning him. He didn't even let Bryce know he got a new house in town.
At some point, Bryce saw Barry and his new girlfriend at a restaurant and decided to greet him. Barry introduced them to each other and said it’s good to see him, but hinted that he wanted him to leave them alone. Bryce asked him to hang out, but Barry said that he’ll be gone for the next few weeks. However, his girlfriend revealed that he was lying by asking if they didn’t have something planned.
Bryce discovered that Barry had an illegitimate daughter named Caitlin, that he fathered during his marriage to Nora (revealing his infidelity), and that now he decided to accept her and be a part of her life, essentially replacing him. Bryce later wondered if it was his plan all along to replace him.
Bryce feeling hurt and abandoned by his father, (causing more damage to their already strained relationship), broke into Barry's new house, vandalizing it, or in his own words "I played a little golf, in the living room, in the kitchen, and then the wine seller. Then I drank some wine, then I had to piss so I did that up in the bedroom." Barry was furious and confronted Bryce on how the damage costs $20,000 to fix and wants Bryce to pay for it, but Bryce in turn reveals the existence of Caitlin to his mother as a "nuclear option" for Nora to use if she sees fit. This was the last time Barry saw Bryce before his death.After Bryce’s death, Barry attended his funeral drunk and acting as if everything is ok, as he socializing with some of his peers from town. He also acted inappropriately towards Ani (Bryce's friend/former lover). After Nora's heartfelt speech about Bryce, Barry was shown to be in tears, showing that despite what happened he possibly still loved Bryce and had regretted not being a more active parent in his life. After members of "H.O." ("Hands Off" a school club that wanted to end rape culture) revealed themselves calling Bryce "a rapist, that shouldn't be mourned", Barry became infuriated that his son's funeral was being protested trying to shove them out of the church, and having the police arrest them.
Marcus was Bryce's former friend. Marcus would often hang around Bryce. After getting blackmailed, Marcus called Bryce a rapist when speaking at a school event which ended their friendship.
In the first season, Marcus and Bryce are friends. Marcus often hung out around Bryce and his friends and around Bryce’s pool house. They sit together a pep rally and at lunch tables. However, they aren’t seen interacting much. Marcus also appeared to be willing to expose Bryce as a rapist to protect himself from possible consequences if the tapes got out.
Marcus lied during the trial between the Bakers and the school, saying that Hannah used him as she was interested in Bryce. In reality, Bryce made a bet with Marcus to “get his hands in Hannah”, which he tried to do during a Valentine’s date and caused him to get on the tapes.
When Bryce later saw Marcus at school, he confronted Marcus for bringing up his name in court. Marcus explained that he did him a favor, because now the court believes Hannah liked Bryce he can make up a story about how Hannah spread lies about Bryce after getting rejected. Bryce appreciated this and later continued the lie in court.
Tyler and Cyrus blackmailed Marcus with a video of him getting a lapdance by a stripper in the Clubhouse. Marcus informed Bryce about this and said he needs to help him. Bryce told Marcus he doesn’t owe him anything and can’t get involved. Marcus disagreed, his argument being that he had lied in court in favor of Bryce and Bryce should return the favor. Bryce told him that he didn’t ask for him to lie and it’s on himself.
Marcus got blackmailed again, this time telling him to expose Bryce or he’ll be exposed. He gave a speech as Student Body President at a big school event, where he mentioned that the values of Liberty have changed and he’s part of the problem. He said he has been protecting a rapist like Bryce Walker.Bryce angrily confronted Marcus about what he did. Marcus defended himself by saying that he had asked for help, but Bryce didn’t do anything. He also said that he could still protect his future while the word that Bryce is a rapist had already spread around. Bryce told him he made a big mistake. After this, they are never seen interacting again.
Bryce and Scott appear to be friends throughout the second season. They are often seen together, and it appears that Scott believes Bryce's lies about the night Jessica claims she was raped. However, as the evidence builds up and points more and more to the fact that Bryce is a liar and a rapist, Scott is shown to heavily disapprove of Bryce's actions. He still defends Bryce, however, when Clay attacks him, by pulling Clay away. He states multiple times that he is not a rapist (to Clay and Montgomery), and even tells Montgomery that they (the jocks) have protected Bryce for too long, showing he is unwilling to condone Bryce's actions. He even tells some of the people on the tapes where Montgomery sometimes sleeps––thinking that he has the Polaroids––so that Bryce's actions will be put to justice. At the end of the trial, he is shown sitting on the side of Hannah's parents, rather than that of the school. Scott and Bryce never share any scenes after this, leaving it unknown how Bryce feels about Scott's actions.
|“||You wanna call it rape, call it rape. Same difference.||”|
|— Bryce to Clay, when asked if he raped Hannah.[src]|
|“||She wanted me. Me. She was practically begging me to fuck her. If that's rape, then every girl at this school wants to be raped.||”|
|— Bryce to Clay, after unknowingly admitting to raping Hannah, this line was also secretly being recorded by Clay as a confession.[src]|
|“||I got your back, always. Whatever you did, if you even fucking did anything. We can take care of it. I mean, anything. You know my one rule. Keep me clean.||”|
|— Bryce to Justin[src]|
|“||What's mine is yours, right?||”|
|— Bryce to Justin before raping Jessica[src]|
|“||I don't think that you can speak to me that way.||”|
|— Bryce to Mr. Porter[src]|
|“||You've got more to lose than I do.||”|
|— Bryce to Mr. Porter[src]|
|“||A favor is only a favor if someone asks for it.||”|
|“||People talk a lot about what it means to be a member of a team. The brotherhood, the sense of belonging to something greater than yourself. It's about fighting together, but it's also about family. About knowing who will be there for you, always. And when it's right, when it's 11 guys working as one, there's nothing like it. No greater feeling in the world.||”|
|— Bryce Walker[src]|
- Bryce: "One wrong turn and you're plummeting down, down, down. Splat. Game over."
- Hannah: "Did you bring me here to murder me?"
- Bryce: "No. No, I just mean we take it for granted is all life and how precarious it is. Coming here helps me step out of mine sometimes."
- ― Bryce to Hannah at a bridge[src]
|“||You're making a big fucking mistake!||”|
|— Bryce to Jessica when getting arrested[src]|
|“||Aren't you here to hurt me now? So, do it, man. Seriously. If it'll make you feel better, go ahead. You'd be doing me a favor. (...) Come on, dude. You could kill the monster. This town would celebrate. You're right, I hurt people. I don't get to start over. 'Cause no one's gonna let me. So, go ahead. Shoot me.||”|
|— Bryce telling Tyler to shoot him[src]|
- Bryce Hallucination: " Hey buddy. Aww, you knew this was coming right? The dead don't stay dead in your life. Not for long."
- Clay: "You're not here."
- Bryce Hallucination: "You think I'm gone. You got rid of me? I'm fucking immortal Jensen. I'll live as long as you do. Every time you look at Jessica, or think about Hannah, or look at Ani. I'll be right there."
- Clay: "Fuck you."
- Bryce Hallucination: "You think you're going to get out of this town, go off to college, I'll be there. Graduate, get some shit job, I'll be there. Or maybe you get some sweet gig in finance, maybe you'll be a lawyer like your mom, and I will be all over that shit. I'll be everywhere you look as long as you live. Fucking Jessica. Fucking Hannah. Fucking Ani."
- Clay: "No!"
- Bryce Hallucination: "you can't punish me, but you can punish her."
- Clay: "You're dead. You're gone from this earth. You're a bloated corpse with a hole in your head."
- Bryce Hallucination: "I may be gone from this earth, but I will be reborn in the bodies of a million men. And there is nothing, there is nothing you can do to stop me. You're not well Clay, you need help."
- ― Clay hallucinating Bryce at school[src]
|“||Hey, Jess. It's me. Yeah, I know. A tape. Yes, I did it on purpose. Not to be a dick, but... Because the day I listened to those tapes, my life changed. And I bet the same is true for you. And for Justin, and Zach, and everyone, and I wanted to give you this. I'd thought you'd hear me better if I wasn't standing in front of you. You said I had no idea what I'd done to you. You were right. I can't stop thinking about you, replaying that night in my mind. I raped you. I heard you say no, and I did it anyway. Because I wanted to, and I didn't care how you felt. Justin tried to stop me. I wish I could tell you that there was a tiny voice in my head telling me that what I was doing was wrong. There wasn't. I never had one of those before. That's not an excuse, it just is. I raped Hannah Baker. I raped 7 or 8 other girls. Some of them were my girlfriends at the time. I won't name them, but if they choose to tell you, believe them. I'm broken. I know that. I'm a person in a thousand pieces. But I'm seeing a counselor. It's a long, hard process, but... little by little, you start picking up the pieces. And you realize that what you're making is a mirror. And the more pieces you put together, the more you see yourself. I'd like to say that I'm not the same person who raped you, anymore, Jess. But what I've come to realize is that I'll always be him. But I'm trying to be better. To be someone worth something in this world. I have this dream that I could be someone who protects people somehow. Protects them from people like me, like who I was, I don't know. I am so fucking sorry for what I did to you, and I know words add up to nothing compared to what I took from you. Someone once told me that it'll take me a lifetime to learn what sorry is. They're right. But I'm starting. If you've listened this far, thank you. It's more than I deserve. I wouldn't blame you if you smashed this tape to fucking pieces.I would. I wish you the best, Jess, truly. Goodbye.||”|
|— Bryce's tape for Jessica[src]|
- Bryce: "I win. Come on, why the silent treatment? I'm just here to pay my respects to Justy."
- Jessica: "You killed him."
- Bryce: "Yeah, I did. I don't rape Hannah, none of us are here, right? He doesn't run away. Doesn't start shooting up. Letting men fuck him."
- Jessica: "How can one person cause so much pain?"
- Bryce: "Look in the mirror. You let me die."
- Jessica: "You deserved to die."
- Bryce: "Yeah, maybe. But here we are. You probably have it too."
- Jessica: "Fuck you."
- Bryce: "Yeah. I win"
- ― Jessica's hallucination of Bryce talking to her at the hospital.[src]
- Bryce: "I'm on those tapes. It's my day too."
- Jessica: "No. Your day's gone. Long gone."
- Bryce: "You need me in this world. Otherwise, what would girls like you start riots about?"
- Jessica: "Oh, there's plenty."
- Bryce: "Still, I kinda feel like I won."
- Jessica: "You didn't. I was looking around today at graduation, and I was thinking about how Justin was missing, and Hannah. But then I thought, I love these people. Clay Jensen, Zach, and Courtney, Ryan freakin' Shaver, for fuck's sake. In what kind of world do I love all these kinds of people? The world you made. We had to love each other at the end of it all. You did that."
- Bryce: "So that's something, right?"
- Jessica: "Sure."
- ― Hallucination Bryce last appearance to Jessica as the group is burying the tapes.[src]
- Bryce and Barry have earned multiple awards, which are displayed in their home.
- His address is revealed to be 3025 Drakewood Drive, Evergreen County, CA 94181.
- The name of his Instagram is 'brycemoney23'.
- Bryce is the only person on the tapes who never received or heard them, due to Clay passing him over in order to coerce him into confessing to raping Hannah and to give them to Mr. Porter. Bryce is also the last person on Hannah's list to learn of the existence of the tapes. In "The World Closing In", Bryce finally hears the tapes.
- Out of all the 13 people's mistakes and crimes on the tape, Bryce's is considered to be the most serious, as the tapes show his complicity in two rapes. Tyler even points this out to the others when suggesting to use Bryce as a scapegoat.
- Bryce's family is very affluent, as shown by his large house with a big pool and pool house in the backyard, where Justin stayed in.
- Bryce seems to wear prescription glasses, indicating that he may be nearsighted or farsighted. Although the glasses were first seen in court during trial, Bryce mentioned that he hadn't worn them in a while. Later, he's seen wearing them in class.
- In actuality, Bryce truly is the reason for Hannah Baker’s suicide. Despite everyone on the tapes were just as guilty of causing Hannah Baker’s suicide, Bryce is responsible for most of the reasons as it was his actions that made everyone betray Hannah:
- Bryce is the original source of Hannah’s slut-shaming because he sent out an up-skirt photo of Hannah, taken by Justin on their date to everyone around the school. This is how the 'Hannah the Slut' label began.
- Bryce started the hot or not list that Alex contributed to and sexually assaulted Hannah after she was labeled the best ass.
- Bryce deduced who the two women in the photo sent around the school were and told Montgomery who began harassing Courtney and Hannah.
- Bryce initiated a bet with Marcus to see if Marcus could get Hannah to have sex with him.
- Bryce made fun of Zach after he was rejected by Hannah making him feel insulted (debatable).
- Bryce raped Jessica the night of her party which Hannah, hidden away in a closet, was forced to witness.
- Bryce raped Hannah.
- Tony actually references this in Season 3 by pointing out that even though Hannah's tapes are dedicated to other people, they are still all Bryce's tapes.
- In his own tape, Bryce confessed to raping Jessica, Hannah, and seven or eight other girls. He refused to name the others to protect their privacy but stated that if they came forward, they should be believed. This effectively makes Bryce a serial rapist.
- Bryce played pitcher on the baseball team and receiver on the football team.
- See also: Category:Images of Bryce Walker
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