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A good friend once said to me: "I can love you and still let you go". So, Hannah, I love you and I let you go. I miss you and I hope that wherever you go next, you feel peace, you feel safe, in a way that you never did here. Wherever you go next. I hope you know that I love you.
— Clay Jensen to the attendees at the funeral and then to his hallucination of Hannah.

Bye is the thirteenth and final episode of the second season of 13 Reasons Why. It is the twenty-sixth episode of the series overall.

The episode focuses on the trial of Jessica's assault, and saying goodbye to Hannah at her funeral.

Synopsis

One month later, Hannah's loved ones celebrate her life and find comfort in each other. Meanwhile, a brutal assault pushes one student over the edge.

Plot

SPOILERS AHEAD


Thursday, April 18th

Jessica gives a speech at Bryce's sentencing. Afterwards, to the dismay of everyone present, Bryce is convicted, but is sentenced to only three months probation because the judge doesn't want to "do any more damage" to Bryce and says that they should both be more careful in the future. Monty is interviewed by the police about all the harrassment he caused to everyone, and denies all of it. Justin, sentenced to six months probation, is remanded because he can't be released unless it's into custody of a guardian. Lainie tells Jessica that they are working to get a court order to keep Bryce away from her and looking for a way to get Justin out. Clay asks if her firm would be upset about this but she tells him that she left the firm. Zach finds Bryce cleaning out his gym locker, Bryce tells him he is transferring to Hillcrest. Zach learns that Bryce is going to the dance with Chlöe stating that they are still dating; Bryce tells him "Loyalty, it's a thing." angry that he didn't stick by him and "keep him clean". Tyler returns to school after having been in a diversion program. He runs into Mackenzie and asks her to the dance but learns that she's dating a guy named Eric. Andrew and Olivia Baker meet with a priest to book a church for Hannah's service. Clay returns to the tattoo shop and completes his semi-colon tattoo.

Friday, April 19th

Everyone except Sheri (unknown reason) and Justin (not released yet) attend Hannah's service. The Priest, Olivia, Andrew and Clay give a speech. Clay hallucinates Hannah at her funeral as he is giving his speech, Clay finishes by saying that he loves her and lets her go. After he tells her that he loves her and lets her go, the hallucination gets up and leaves the church into a bright, white light. After the service, Clay briefly talks with the priest about Hannah before heading over to Monet's where everyone else was for Hannah's wake.

Alex asks Jessica to the Spring Fling and she confirms that they are dating. Justin arrives with Lainie to everyone's surprise. Olivia talks to Ryan and tells him that she's been thinking about doing some traveling. Lainie leaves Clay and Justin alone so that they can talk. Clay asks Justin if he would like to be adopted by them (the Jensens). Justin says yes. Outside the cafe, Seth sits in his car looking angrily at Justin–unfortunately, he's found him.

Monty talks to Bryce about doing something to Tyler since he cost them the season. Bryce says that they aren't going to do anything because he's on probation. He tells Monty that they're done and to leave him alone despite Monty wanting to make it right. Tyler tells Cyrus that being away was really good for him. Cyrus asks if they're alright and Tyler says yes. Tyler asks if he wants to go to another show and Cyrus says he doesn't think so. Justin asks Clay if he's going to the dance and Clay says he doesn't go to dances. But he gives in and tells Justin that he'll go with him. Olivia comes to say goodbye to Clay. She tells him that she's moving to New York because it was Hannah's dream. Before she leaves, she shows Clay a list that she found on one of the computers. It's a bunch of reasons why Hannah shouldn't have killed herself that Hannah wrote. Clay's on there twice, as "Clay" and as "Helmet", here, Olivia finds out Hannah's nickname for him.

Tyler is in the boy's bathroom alone when Monty and two of his friends attack him by smashing his face into a mirror and onto a ceramic sink. They force him into one of the stalls and dunk his head into the toilet as Tyler apologizes multiple times. Monty sodomizes him with the end of a broomstick. They leave him on the bathroom floor as Tyler starts to sob in pain and agony with his pants pulled down.

Later that evening, Zach and Alex play video games. Alex says he's worried about dancing with Jessica because of his brain injuries. So Zach shows him how to dance.

As Clay heads to get food for dinner with his dad, Justin finds in his bag some needles and drugs that he left behind. He shoots the drugs up in his foot. It is revealed that Nina stole the Polaroids as she opens the box and burns some of them, the reasons why are unclear but assumed that she wishes it all never existed.

Later we see Tyler hiding his injuries from his mother and lies to her about his day back. He goes to the bathroom and discovers that blood is coming out of his anus, this being the result of being sexually assualted by Monty.

Saturday, April 20th

Clay, Justin, and Tony head to the dance. Prior to going, Justin tells Clay that he needs to get laid while he is trying to do his tie, because Justin never learnt how to; Bryce always did it for him. As the others arrive at the dance, Tyler is gathering up all of his weapons and putting them into a black duffle bag. We understand from the last Season (he was also seen packing up guns) that he is now about to go through with a school shooting, from the last season he seemed to have put a pause on going through with it. The sexual assault may have pushed him over the edge.

Caleb meets Tony at the dance, Clay having gotten him a guest pass. While dancing on the dance floor, Tony and Caleb run into Courtney who introduces them to her girlfriend, Tamika. Justin tells Zach that he would've been good for Hannah and that he's sorry Zach couldn't talk to him about his and Hannah's relationship. Mackenzie gets them all out onto the dance floor. Alex and Jessica dance together and finally share a kiss. Justin sees them kissing and seems sad about it. When Justin stands at a table to drink water, Bryce approaches him and offers him an alcoholic drink. They talk about Bryce's transfer and their past but Clay interrupts them and asks Justin if he's alright. Bryce says how Clay is a good kid and needs to get laid before walking away. Justin says he needs to use the bathroom and leaves. Jessica watches Justin as he heads to the boy's locker room while slow dancing with Alex. Tyler is in his car driving over to the dance. Clay is taking pictures when the song that he and Hannah slow danced to comes on. Tony leaves Caleb to find Clay due to the song. Clay made his way to the center of the dance floor when Tony approached him. Jessica and Alex approach next followed by Ryan, Zach and Courtney. They all slow dance together. When the song ends and Jessica goes to find Justin, finding him in the boys locker room. The two of them talk and end up making out and presumably have sex.

Mackenzie shows Cyrus a text that she got from Tyler, we don't see it but it makes Cyrus tell Clay, who says that they have to do something. Tyler arrives at the school. Clay tells Zach, Alex, and Justin about Tyler. He tells Justin to find Jessica, lock the doors and not call the police when he goes to find Tony. Jessica runs into Chlöe in the bathroom and learns that she's pregnant.

Tyler begins to strap on his ammunition and guns and puts a backpack on. Clay runs out to meet him and tries to convince him not to do what he's about to do. Tyler tells him to leave and go home. Clay tells him not to do it but Tyler says he has to. As Clay speaks to Tyler, Justin and Jessica come out but Clay shouts at them to go back inside and Tyler points his gun at them. They hurry back inside after Tyler points his gun at them. Suddenly, they can hear police sirens in the background. Clay tells him that it doesn't do any good hurting people. With difficulty he manages to get Tyler to lower his weapon, telling him that he doesn't want him to die, and that he wouldn't get out of this alive, but they will figure it out. Tony comes speeding around the corner in his car and Clay makes Tyler get into the car and takes his weapon from him. They drive off leaving Clay holding the gun. Jessica and Justin rush out of the building and run down the stairs to him, he's still holding the gun. Jessica asks him "Are you okay?" Clay in an annoyed (at the situation) voice tells her "No!". Justin asks him "This is fucked up right?", Clay confirms and Justin asks "What do we do now?". It is left there.

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Trivia

  • This episode lightly references the #MeToo[1] movement, the ending scene of Jessica and Bryce's case, includes different women on the stand where Jessica is currently standing, replacing Jessica is a bunch of different female characters. It reveals that almost every woman in the series has been sexually assaulted or raped by someone. The following is a list of characters and their stories in order of appearance:
    • Hannah Baker was raped by Bryce in a hot tub.
    • Nina Jones was raped by another student, earlier in the series, she named the student: Mark Perry.
    • Courtney Crimsen had an unwanted sexual encounter (shown to be, she doesn't say) with Montgomery de la Cruz. She also states that he said that if she would show her body better, people wouldn't think she was a lesbian, "he used a different word" and then he grabbed her on the inside of her thigh.
    • Olivia Baker was raped, she tried to fight him but she wasn't strong enough, there was an age difference: she was 12 and he was 18.
    • Sheri Holland was raped by one of the guards when she was incarcerated, her roommate rolled over and told her it happened to "most of the girls".
    • Lainie Jensen was sexually harassed by one of her associates at a law firm that she worked in for two years, at the end of that year, she was let go.
    • Mackenzie had an unwilling sexual encounter with a member of a family she babysat for.
    • Noelle Davis, had an non-consensual sexual encounter with her second cousin. There is no shown story here, she just says who it was with.
    • Jada had a non-consensual sexual encounter with her youth pastor. There is also no shown story here, she just says who it was with.
  • This episode heavily indicated that there would be a third season to cover the cliffhangers and continuing story arcs like:
    • Justin stole money from Seth twice. Seth stared at him angrily from a distance, likely wanting his money back and/or revenge on Justin.
    • Tyler was sexually assaulted with a mop by Montgomery. Montgomery was also the one who threatened the people that were testifying.
    • Justin is still using heroin behind the Jensen's back, who want to adopt him.
    • Jessica and Justin kissed and presumably hooked up, while Jessica is dating Alex.
    • Tyler did an attempt at a school shooting;
      • Clay and Tony helped Tyler get away; Tony drove Tyler away, it's unknown where he drove him to.
      • Clay still had Tyler's gun in his hand while police sirens were approaching.
      • Several students know that Tyler wanted to shoot up the school, and there's a text message to prove it.
    • Chlöe is revealed to be pregnant, seemingly from Bryce, and doesn't know what to do.


Quotes

Eleven reasons, she came up just short. But she left so many out, you know that, don't you? No matter how many reasons there might be 'why?' there are always more 'why not?'
— Olivia Baker to Clay Jensen on Hannah's Reasons Why Not list.[src]
...I don't say 'get back to normal' because life will never be normal again.
— Clay
No matter how matter reasons there are, there are always more reasons why not.
— Olivia Baker
I don't want you to die.
— Clay to Tyler, stopping him from performing a school shooting.
Everything affects everything. Everyone affects everyone.
— Clay Jensen
Please, dream your dreams, and dream them for Hannah. And don't let anyone take them away from you.
— Olivia Baker at Hannah's funeral.
And.. I ask her, everyday, why she did what she did. And I get no answers. She took those with her when she went. Leaving me–all of us–angry, empy, confused. And I know that hurt won't ever go away, but, there will come a day when I won't feel it every minute and the anger won't be so hot, and the other feelings will fade. And I'll be left with only love.
— Clay Jensen at Hananh's funeral
A good friend once said to me: "I can love you and still let you go". So, Hannah, I love you and I let you go. I miss you and I hope that wherever you go next, you feel peace, you feel safe, in a way that you never did here. Wherever you go next. I hope you know that I love you.
— Clay Jensen to the attendees at the funeral and then to his hallucination of Hannah.
The Priest: "Clay, you don't have to believe in the immortal soul, to believe that people live on with us.."
Clay: "Wait–What do you mean?"
The Priest: "Just that, we've lost Hannah, but not the things she gave us: compassion, understanding, love. Those don't go away."
―  Clay Jensen and The Priest
Tyler: "There's nothing else I can do."
Clay: "There is. [puts his hands over Tyler's weapon, trying to lower it] We'll figure it out. Okay? I swear.
[Tyler lowers his weapon]
"
―  Clay trying to get Tyler to lower his weapon (stop the school shooting)


Multimedia

Soundtrack

Song Artist Album Scene
lovely Billie Eilish (ft Khalid) lovely – Single / 13 Reasons Why Season 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Clay talks to Hannah; Clay finishes his tattoo.
The Healing Bloc Party Four Alex and Jessica talk at Monet's.
Won't Look Back Geowulf Relapse Ryan and Olivia talk; Clay asks Justin a serious question.
Parade Hundred Waters Communicating Jessica tells Nina that she is at peace.
Downtown Majical Cloudz Are You Alone? Zach teaches Alex how to dance; Justin grabs a bag from under the bed; Nina is revealed to be the one who took The Polaroids from Clay as she destroys crucial evidence.
Run My Heart Twin Shadow Confess Clay and Justin get ready and talk.
Time Colouring Time A crowd of students dance.
Inside My Head Parade of Lights Human Condition Pt 1 Clay, Justin and Tony run into Caleb, Jess and Alex at the dance.
High Sir Sly Don't You Worry, Honey Jessica pulls Alex out onto the dance floor.
Rollercoaster Bleachers Strange Desire Everyone dances at the Spring Fling together.
My Kind of Love Leon Else 13 Reasons Why Season 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Justin and Clay run into Bryce at the Spring Fling; Jessica watches.
The Night We Met Lord Huron ft. Phoebe Bridgers Strange Trails (Original) / 13 Reasons Why Season 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (ft Phoebe Bridgers) Clay gets comforted at the Spring Fling by Ryan, Zach, Courtney, Jessica, Alex, Justin and Tony after hearing his and Hannahs "The Night We Met" come on.
Back To You Selena Gomez 13 Reasons Why Season 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Jessica and Justin kiss in the locker room
Spit Gifting Nü Sensae Sundowning Mackenzie shows Cyrus an alarming text from Tyler
Strength The Alarm Strength Clay dangerously attempts to get control over Tyler and stop him from committing a school shooting

Original Music

Song Artist Album Scene
I Love You and I Let You Go Eskmo 13 Reasons Why (Season 2 - Original Series Score) Hannah enters as Clay speaks.
Reasons Why Not Eskmo 13 Reasons Why (Season 2 - Original Series Score) Olivia gives Hannah’s list of reasons why she shouldn't kill herself to Clay.
Show Me Another Option Eskmo 13 Reasons Why (Season 2 - Original Series Score) Multiple scenes: Tyler touches his wound; Tyler stuffs pipe bombs into his backpack; Tyler stares at himself in the mirror; Tyler drives with a stoic look.
What Do We Do Now? Eskmo 13 Reasons Why (Season 2 - Original Series Score) Tyler loaded up with weapons heads for the gym; Tyler is stalled by Clay.

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References

  1. Me Too movementWikipedia