I used to carry one of Tessa's socks in my purse. For months after she died, I carried that sock everywhere... Eventually, I decided it was time to move on.
— after learning that Olivia kept the bloody clothes she was wearing when she found Hannah dead, in "Two Girls Kissing"

Jackie is a recurring character who appears in the second season of 13 Reasons Why. She is a warm, intelligent, passionate advocate for victims of bullying. She is portrayed by Kelli O'Hara.

In the second season, Jackie acts as an advocate for Olivia Baker, she becomes her friend during the trial of the case of Andrew and Olivia Baker vs The Evergreen County School District. Olivia offers for her to move in with her, after learning that she is living in a motel. They spend almost two weeks together, while they bond over their losses. She leaves the Bakers' residence after Sarah Carlin's testimony about Hannah bullying her at their previous school.

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Jackie had a daughter named Tessa who killed herself because she was bullied, so her aim in life is to help other parents with children who have committed suicide due to bullying, win cases.

Throughout the Series[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

As the trial of the case of Andrew and Olivia Baker vs The Evergreen County School District is about to commence, Jackie stands outside the courthouse talking to Olivia Baker, to make sure she is ready. They go into the courthouse and Jackie tells her she will be her strength, she'll be the only person in the room who knows what she is going through, at this point we assume that she has lost her daughter to suicide because of bullying.[1]

Jackie sent out an email to 'concerned moms' about the trail, who came to protest at the courthouse. Each time more and more protesters and even press show up. Jackie encourages Olivia to talk to the press and to hold hands with Andrew Baker in front of them.[2]

At Olivia's house, Jackie opens a drawer and finds the blood-stained dress Olivia wore when she found Hannah that she could never bring herself to wash. Jackie tells her about how she carried her daughter's sock everywhere for months, until she decided it was time to move on. Olivia tells her that's what she probably should do too. Jackie washes the dress because she thought that's what Olivia wanted. Olivia gets very upset and Jackie tells Olivia that she should go, but Olivia tells her to stay.[3]

After Sarah Carlin reveals to the court that Hannah bullied her at her old school, Jackie leaves quietly. She leaves a note for Olivia behind.[4]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Jackie is warm towards Olivia, while also defending her. She is trying to move on after the suicide of her only daughter. She tells Olivia not to have too many regrets.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Jackie is a pale woman with shoulder-length blonde hair. She usually wears motherly clothes.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Bryce Walker should pay for what he's done! Hannah Baker was a victim of Bryce Walker. Liberty needs to change the culture of their school. It does not protect a child...We must protect children like Hannah Baker.
— Jackie demonstrating at the Walker Field[src]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also: Category:Images of Jackie

"The First Polaroid"

"Two Girls Kissing"

"The Drunk Slut"

"The Second Polaroid"

"The Chalk Machine"

"The Smile at the End of the Dock"

"The Little Girl"

"Smile, Bitches"

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & Araki, Gregg (director) (May 18, 2018). "The First Polaroid". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 1.
  2. Bicknell, Julia (writer) & Hittman, Eliza (director) (May 18, 2018). "The Smile at the End of the Dock". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 6.
  3. Higgins, Thomas (writer) & Araki, Gregg (director) (May 18, 2018). "Two Girls Kissing". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 2.
  4. Moore, Kirk A. (writer) & Candler, Kat (director). (May 18, 2018). "Smile, Bitches". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 10.
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