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There is no other story, you hear me? So whatever Hannah thought she saw, she lied about it on those tapes because she's a crazy drama queen who killed herself for attention.
— about Hannah after Clay confronts him over Jessica's rape, in "Tape 5, Side A"

Justin Foley is one of the main characters in 13 Reasons Why. He is portrayed by Brandon Flynn.

He is the son of Amber Foley, the boyfriend of Jessica Davis and ex-boyfriend of Kat. He is a student at Liberty High School. He also appears on two separate tapes, as the first and ninth reasons that Hannah Baker committed suicide.

Early Life

Justin was shown to have a tumultuous home life. His mother became a neglectful drug addict with a rotating set of dangerous and violent boyfriends, including Seth, who strangled Justin on screen and was implied to have abused him in the past. While talking about his absence, his basketball coach mentions that he suspects Justin has been abused, thus his long stays at Bryce's pool house. Due to his poor financial status, Bryce often helped him afford sportswear, such as when he bought him a pair of new trainers. Justin has never met his father. When he was five years old, he was molested by one of his mother's boyfriends.

Throughout the Series

Season 1

Justin first met Hannah at her party. During this time, he was still dating her friend Kat. The two begin a relationship after Kat moved away, culminating in Hannah's first kiss. Justin eventually spreads lies and begins the downfall of Hannah's reputation and school life. They met at the playground. He took pictures as Hannah slid down the "rocket" (what she called the slide), aware of the fact that she was wearing a skirt. They made out at the bottom of the rocket, with Justin taking racy pictures of her.

The next day, Justin showed his friends the pictures, but then Bryce forwards the picture to the entire school. This caused rumors to go around about Hannah.[1]

Hannah talked about the party where she and Clay shared their kiss. Justin and Jessica (although Jessica isn't named) entered the room to have sex, however, Justin gives up because Jessica was too drunk to have sex. Hannah was forced to hide in the closet when there was no way for her to leave the bedroom. Outside the bedroom, Bryce forced Justin to let him into Jess's room. Bryce managed to enter the room and began raping a sleepy and drunk Jessica. Justin opened the door and tried to pull Bryce off of Jessica, but Bryce threw him out of the room. Drunk and feeling he couldn't confront Bryce, Justin cried over his lack of control over what was happening to his girlfriend. Hannah stated that she carried just as much blame as Justin did, as she couldn't stop Jessica's rape but because she was too paralyzed and scared to move.[2]

Season 2

At the start of the second season, it is still not known where Justin is, he is not present for the first and second episodes. Towards the end of "The Drunk Slut", Clay decides that Justin is the only known person that is alive–Hannah killed herself–who can testify as a witness for Jessica if she decides to testify against Bryce. So Clay enlists Tony's help to find him. They find him on the streets and when he sees Clay he runs as fast as he can down an alleyway, but Clay catches up. Clay lands on him and an old man comes out yelling at them to leave, they hear a police siren and Tony arrives around the opposite side, telling them that if they don't get in, he will leave them behind. Clay and Justin race to get in his car and Tony drives off.

They come to a pit stop and talk, Tony goes to get something, leaving Justin and Clay talking. Clay calls Skye and leaves a message, Justin then tells him that "A girl who doesn't call you back is a girl who doesn't want to talk to you." and then says Skye is also "a piece of work" and "fucked up". Clay tells Justin that he should stop talking for the foreseeable future. Tony comes back out, throws Justin a drink and asks if his Mom stills lives in the same place. Justin reveals that he took money from her boyfriend before he left, and if he finds out he is living there again he will kill him. Tony and Clay become unsure of what to do, as taking him home was their plan. Clay decides to sneak Justin into his house, which he manages to keep hidden. Justin gets taken care of by Sheri, Justin, and Tony. They are the only ones except for Alex and Jessica (Clay told Jessica and Jess told Alex) who knows that Justin has been back for a long time.[3]

One night, Justin snuck out of the house and showed up at school to see Jessica, and where she told him that she wants nothing to do with him. Bryce watches this, and when Justin turns to him he becomes angry and collapses. He collapsed due to being sick and having been outside the whole night, and Clay and Tony brought him back to the house. Later that day, someone broke into the Jensen's home, and took the gun Justin had been hiding in his duffle bag. This caused Clay's Dad to find Justin, and after telling about his home situation they let him stay.[4]

Justin returned to school on the day Hannah's tapes had been leaked. After a confrontation with Bryce, he bought heroin from another student and got high in Clay's room. Alex found him passed out, but managed to turn him over before he choked on his throw-up. Later, Justin overheard Clay's parents fighting over him so he head back to his Mom's house.[5]

At home, Justin tried to convince him Mom to leave Seth. After she refused, Justin stole more money from Seth and tried to run away again. He missed the bus and while waiting for another one to come along, he received a bunch of text messages from Clay telling him that he needs him. Justin called Clay, who picked him up.[6]

Justin and Clay approached Sheri with their plan to get into the Clubhouse by using bolt cutters to cut the lock on the door. She suggested instead that she'd go in and report back to them. When Sheri found out how to get in the Clubhouse, Justin and Clay broke in and got a box of Polaroids from Zach.[7]

During Justin's testimony, Justin revealed more about his and Hannah's relationship and why he sent the picture of Hannah, and called out Bryce for being a rapist. After his testimony, he and Jessica went to the police station to report Bryce, even though Mrs. Jensen had told him he could get arrested if he did so. Justin and Bryce both get arrested.[8]

Justin was sentenced to six months probation and had to spend time in juvenile detention due to not having a guardian bail him out, until Mrs. Jensen filled for emergency custody. During Hannah Baker’s wake, Justin arrived and was happily greeted upon by everyone. When Clay and Justin had a moment alone to talk, Clay revealed that because of the issues he will face with not finishing high school, becoming a ward of the state and both his parents being no shows, his parents had offered to adopt Justin as they now see him as one of the family. Despite Clay being initially reluctant he understood that Justin needs a real family, to which a speechless and emotional Justin accepted. Back at the Jensen's house, it's revealed that Justin is still addicted to heroin and keeping it a secret.[9]

Season 3

After Tyler's attempted school shooting, Justin and the rest of the group covered up for Tyler, claiming it was a prank. He agreed to hang out with Tyler to keep an eye on him and get better.[10] He rekindled his relationship with Jessica, but kept it a secret due to people judging them for it. He also started working at Monet's.[11]

After Seth's released from jail, he made Justin sell drugs for him to pay back the money he stole. When finding out that Justin had taken some of the drugs he was supposed to sell himself, Seth demanded Justin to pay him the next day or he'd go "ask his new rich family". Justin got arrested for misdemeanor and called Bryce to bail him out, to which he explained his situation with Seth. Bryce paid Seth back the money Justin stole, plus some money to leave Justin alone. Bryce also started giving Justin his Oxy prescription to get him to stay away from heroin.

Zach convinced Justin to play football in his senior year. However, he had trouble keeping up with the other players due to his drug addiction. During a football game, he admitted to Zach that he had been using, who switched his drug test to prevent Justin getting in trouble.[12]

At the Homecoming game, Justin led a fight with the Hillcrest football players after one of them grabbed Jessica's breasts. He stopped Clay from attacking Bryce, telling him that he's going to get crushed and helped Zach off the field after Bryce attacked him. After the game, Justin went to the docks to buy drugs and get high.[13]

Justin mourned Bryce after his death because of their previous close bond, and attended his funeral. At the wake, Justin stole Bryce's watch and traded it for drugs.[14]

Clay found out that Justin had Bryce's Oxy prescription, and confronted him about it. At first Justin lied and claimed it was a one time thing. He showed Clay and Ani a text that insinuated Seth had killed Bryce and went to his place to find proof, where he was exposed by Seth for trading the watch for drugs. Justin admitted everything to Clay, who then gave him his own Oxy prescription, saying he would do anything for him.[15]

Meanwhile Justin and Jessica's relationship was exposed by Alex, and they decided to not care anymore and make their relationship public. Shortly afterwards, Justin started thinking she deserves better than him because of his drug addiction and broke up with her, claiming he cheated. They got back together after Clay told Jessica the reason Justin thinks she's better off without him.

After finding out who murdered Bryce and about Monty's death, Justin and Ani came up with a plan to blame the murder on Monty and he, with the help of the others, set up proof for the lie Ani told the police.

At the Thanksgiving dinner, Justin admitted to the Jensens that he's not clean and asked for help, which Mrs. Jensen then promised to get him.[16]

Justin's Mistakes

Reason #1

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Justin is Hannah's first reason of why she committed suicide.

Justin first meets Hannah while he’s still dating Hannah’s best friend, Kat. After Kat moves away, Hannah and Justin spark an interest with each other. When Hannah wants confirmation from Kat to date him, she expresses permission for Hannah to go for it. After a flirtatious game of cat-and-mouse, Hannah eventually meets up with Justin in the park. Their sweet date in the playground ends in a kiss, and Hannah is really into him. However, during their date, Justin sneaks a photograph with a flash of Hannah's underwear as she's coming down the slide. After the date ends, Justin shows the photograph to Bryce and other friends, Bryce takes the phone from Justin and sends it to the school; causing rumors of Hannah being a 'slut'. This rumor that she is a 'slut' continues throughout all 13 episodes and is the very start of the downfall of Hannah Baker.

Reason #9

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Justin is also Hannah's ninth reason of why she committed suicide and one of the reasons Jessica was raped.

Hannah is hiding in the closet because a couple came in while she was in the room and she hid, after this, she was going to come out but Justin and Jessica enter the room, Justin leaves Jessica -drunk and sleeping- and comes out, to meet Bryce, from here Hannah overhears Justin and Bryce have an argument which leads to Bryce pushing Justin out the door, closing the door, and raping Jessica, who is unconsciously drunk, during the incident she becomes a little bit conscious, but not being able to fight back and tries to mumble. After Justin tries to stop this and fails, he goes downstairs and feels guilty and disgusted at what Bryce could be doing to his girlfriend. On the other hand, Hannah is hearing and somewhat witnessing what Bryce is doing to Jessica as she hasn't come out of the closet, being too scared to move. After Bryce leaves, Hannah removes herself from the closet, throws up in the nearest bin, and puts a cover on Jessica whilst distraught at what she just witnessed happen to her friend. Hannah blames both herself, for not being able to stop Bryce and Justin, for not pushing Bryce back and defending Jessica. But she heavily blames Bryce more than anything.


Season 1

Justin, despite his mistakes, is shown to care about those he loves. He shows how much he cares about Jessica throughout and regrets the mistakes he made. He even shows concern for his troubled mother and seems to want her to be free of her abusive boyfriend, though she in return does not show much care or loyalty towards Justin.

Justin is also quite irrational and short-tempered and is shown to be extremely arrogant and cruel when he wants to be. He does not appear to show much remorse for what he did to Hannah and insults her numerous times after her death, claiming she was a crazy drama queen and a liar who just "killed herself for attention". Like a majority of the others on Hannah's list he is shown to be willing to resort to extreme measures to hide the tapes and even at one point suggests they kill Clay and stage it as a suicide in order to prevent him from revealing the tapes and also intimidates him alongside Alex and Zach and threatens that he will physically assault him if he has to. Justin is even shown to be angered at Clay for the simple reason that he is the only person on Hannah's list who is not considered one of the reasons why she killed herself but just part of her story. He even tries to convince him that he is not as innocent as Hannah claims, though this is completely false as Hannah makes it clear Clay's name does not belong on her list, unlike Justin and the others who are guilty of horrible things and are responsible for Hannah's suicide. This is evident that Justin is afraid of the potential consequences of his actions and is desperate to protect himself and the others he cares about on the list from having their lives destroyed.

It is possible however that his primary motivation for hiding the tapes is simply so that Jessica can be spared the pain of truly learning that she was raped by Bryce and that he allowed it to happen but when the truth comes out to Jessica at the end, he shows his softer side and meets breaking point. He regrets lying to Jessica about Bryce raping her but genuinely felt as though he was doing the best thing to protect her. When Bryce sends the photo of Hannah around the school he does try to stop him, although he laughs it off and does nothing to help Hannah escape the humiliation she suffered as a result of the photo. He depended a lot on Bryce in the beginning, so he goes along with many of the things he does, whether he is sure of it or not, and says, as not to seem ungrateful. It is because of his gratitude and appreciation of/to Bryce that Justin allows Bryce to control him as seen when Justin allows Bryce to rape Jessica in which Bryce reminds him; "What's mine is yours, right?" to which Justin simply allows him to enter the bedroom. After letting him in, he tries to pull him off but Bryce pushes him out the door. And before letting him in the guards the door to protect Jessica.

After revealing to Jessica that Bryce did rape her, after consistently convincingly lying to her, Jessica is angry at him, telling him "I hate you" after slapping him. Justin is shown to be completely broken-hearted after Jessica breaks up with him and even more so after she tells him that she never wants to see him again even after he offers to kill Bryce with his hands and face the consequences of murder. At the end of the season, it is not known where Justin is, he doesn't choose to stay at his mother's, and since he has nowhere known to stay–usually he stays at Bryce's house but he despises Bryce now and wants nothing to do with him–he seems to be homeless.

Season 2

When Clay and Tony find Justin, Justin is still quite rude and irritational, especially towards Clay. When he sees Clay, he immediately runs away and keeps telling Clay "fuck you". As Clay tells him that Jessica wants him back, he doesn't believe him. He also gets mad and wants to leave when Clay tells him that they might have to detox him.

Justin is shown to still be very much in love with Jessica. In the first half of the season, Justin only wants to come back, stay and detox because of Jessica, who, at first unbeknown to him, don't want to see him. Whenever Clay brings up Jessica, he seems to become quiet and emotional. One day he shows up at the school, where he tells Jessica that he came back for her and will go if she wants him to. He tells her that he tried to forget her, but can't stop thinking about her. Eventually, he and Jessica go to the police, while he knows that he would likely get arrested. Justin is in juvie for a month and gets six months probation, while Bryce gets three months probation. However; Justin isn't mad about the difference as it doesn't surprise him.

Justin is also very emotional this season. He cries or seems emotional during his detoxing, when talking to or about Jessica, after passing out at school, during his testimony, when Clay asks him if he wants him to be adopted and various other scenes. In "Bye", after he sees Jessica kissing Alex, he goes to sit alone brooding in the locker rooms. He also claims to be happy when asks him if he's okay but seems to lie about that as he uses heroin a few minutes later and doesn't seem to be very happy at the Spring Fling the next day.

Justin is addicted to drugs, and detoxes and relapses twice. He seems to use drugs to deal with the bad things happening in his life; after a confrontation with Bryce and seeing Jessica walk away when she sees him, he shoots up heroin in Clay's room and uses it after being released from juvie.

Through the season, Justin becomes nice and caring towards Clay. In the first season and the beginning of the second season, Justin hates Clay. As Justin stays in Clay's room, they talk and are around each other a lot. He defends and lies for Clay to Matt and Lainie. When going to school or somewhere else, he often stays around Clay. Justin comforts Clay when he finds him curled up on the bed and when Clay almost shoots himself. He also seems to be a lot nicer towards other people; in the first season, he could also be mean to most people around him, which you never really see in the second season.

Besides that, Justin lies a lot to everyone, even when he has no reason to. He's also still a little short-tempered, as he started a school fight after Bryce lied in court. However, in the first season, he seemed to easily get mad at his friends, but in the second season, he stays calm even when people are rude to him.

Justin's personality notably changed a lot in the second season. He said himself that he is done doing "fucked up" things and that he wants to get away from who he was. This shows that he regrets his former behavior and wants to change. He also calls himself "really fucked up" at the end of the season.

Physical Appearance

Justin has brown hair, blue eyes, and wears a Liberty High Tigers Basketball jersey jacket in most episodes of the first and third season. He also has been seen wearing some simple white t-shirts and blue flannel shirts. In the second and third season, he often wears button-up shirts and sweaters.


Hannah Baker


Hannah taking care of Justin's bruises in a flashback in "The Box of Polaroids"

Justin and Hannah first saw each other at Kat's party. They smiled at each other, and Hannah fell for him. After Kat moves, Justin approaches Hannah at school and introduces himself. Hannah facetimes Kat and gets her allowance to date, Justin. Hannah goes to basketball games and prints out his class schedule to see him. Later, they exchange numbers and text and call each other at home. They decide to meet up at a playground. When Hannah slides down the slide, Justin takes pictures of her and at the end of the slide, she shares her first kiss with him. At home, Justin gets in a fight with Seth and flees to Hannah's house. Hannah takes care of his bruises and lets him sleep on her bed, while she sleeps on the floor. The next day, Hannah helps Justin to sneak out of the house. Bryce notices that he is coming from a different direction, and keeps teasing and asking about who Justin slept with. Justin shows him a picture of Hannah's skirt being up while sliding down, making it look like he had sex with her. Bryce sends the picture around the school, causing rumors to spread about Hannah and starting to get the reputation of a slut. Justin later apologizes to Hannah through text, but they don't hang out and eventually also stop texting. Justin is the subject of two of Hannah's tapes.

Jessica Davis


Jessica and Justin kissing in a flashback in "The Drunk Slut"

Justin and Jessica started dating in summer school after their sophomore year. They first interacted at the Winter Formal, where they danced together. During a party at Jessica's house at the end of the summer they go to her room to hook up, but Jessica passes out from being drunk. Jessica gets raped by Justin's friend Bryce, and after a failed attempt to stop him Justin sits on the floor crying and doesn't get help. Justin thought it would be better if no one knew about it, and keeps it a secret from Jessica. Jessica isn't doing well after the party, and their relationship isn't either; they fight a lot, Justin doesn't want to have sex with her anymore and Jessica knows he's hiding something from her. One night Jessica is at Bryce's place and starts flirting with Bryce in front of Justin. Justin freaks out and reveals that Bryce raped her. Jessica slaps him in the face and yells that she hates him. The days after that night, Justin desperately tries to make things right between them and even tells her that the reason he couldn't kill himself was that he couldn't stop thinking about her. Jessica tells him to try harder and never wants to see him again. After Justin runs away, he sends her a postcard that says that he will always love her. Justin decides to come back and testify because Clay told him Jessica wants him to come back. Jessica still hates him and even tells him that she wishes he was dead after he comes to school to tell her that he missed and can't forget her. She's still worried and keeps thinking about him, and eventually, she's fine with him being around. At the Spring Fling, Justin gets upset after seeing Jessica kiss Alex and leaves to sit alone at the lockers. When Jessica finds him, they talk and hook up. After their hook up at the school dance, Jessica tells Justin it won't ever happen again and continues her relationship with Alex, upsetting Justin. When Bryce tells Jessica that Justin threatened him to leave her alone, Jessica confronts Justin, which ends up in her kissing him. Later, Jessica realizes she's attracted to Justin, and gets back together with him. They keep their relationship and their hook-ups a secret. When the word gets out that they're hooking up and get backlash, they decide not to care about what others think and keep dating. Justin breaks up her shortly after, because he starts to believe Jessica deserves better than having to deal with him and his addiction. However, Jessica tells him that whatever he's going through, she'll help him.

Bryce Walker


Justin confronts Bryce in "Bryce and Chloe"

Bryce was Justin's best friend since childhood. Justin enjoyed his friendship and was loyal to him. He mentioned that one of the reasons he didn't call the police during Jessica's rape was because he was afraid to lose his best friend. Bryce, on the other hand, made sure that he used this loyalty and friendship for his benefit. He used and manipulated Justin on almost every possible occasion. Justin later starts to hate him for raping Jessica, and finds it important that Bryce gets what he deserves. When Justin got arrested, he called Bryce. Bryce bailed him out and paid Seth, who was threatening Justin, to leave Justin alone. He started giving Justin his drug prescription so Justin wouldn't take heroin. Bryce's death upset Justin, as he mentioned Bryce was his brother and the first person to care about him.

Clay Jensen


Justin and Clay in "The Box of Polaroids"

In the first season, Justin hates Clay and is ready to do everything to "shut him up" about the tapes. Justin threatens him, steals his bike and even suggests to kill him. In the second season, Clay saves Justin from the streets so he can testify about Jessica's rape. He hides Justin in his room and detoxes him with the help of Sheri. Justin starts being nice towards Clay and sees him as a friend. At first, Clay still doesn't trust him and thinks he's a bad person, but still helps and seems to care about him. He also gets jealous when he sees Justin spending time with his parents. After Justin relapses and the Jensens get in a fight, Justin leaves the house. Clay first doesn't care, but later starts sending Justin a lot of worried texts, wanting to know if he's okay. When Justin receives a text saying "I need you. Please", Justin calls Clay. A few days later, Clay goes to Bryce's house to shoot Bryce. Justin stops him, but Clay then puts the gun to his head. Justin tries to talk him out of it and later manages to take the gun from him and lead him to the car. From that moment, they became a lot closer. After Justin was released from juvie thanks to Clay's mom, Clay asks Justin if he wants his parents to adopt him. The two started having a close relationship now Justin lives with the Jensens. Justin would continually defend Clay when he was suspected of murder. It's stated that their bond is stronger than blood and they would do anything for each other.

Amber Foley


Justin and Amber in "The Missing Page"

Amber has been a neglectful mom to Justin for most of his life, who according to Amber has always taken care of himself. She dates abusive men who are also implied to have abused Justin but wouldn't break up with them for her son. When Seth strangles Justin, Amber tries to get him to stop but leaves a crying Justin behind. Besides this, Amber loves her son and cares about him to some point. She seemed very happy when Justin came home after running away for months. She tells him that she missed him, is upset about Justin shooting heroin and makes him promise to not leave again. Justin seems to care about his mom. For example, he immediately went home when his mom called him because her boyfriend broke up with her and started to fight Seth when he was abusing her. He also wanted to run away together, but Amber said she can't leave Seth. When Justin runs away for the second time, he takes Seth's money with him. Amber gets angry at him and tells him that Seth will kill her, so Justin leaves some money behind and tells her to make sure that Seth can't find her. It seems like Amber listened to Justin, as Lainie Jensen and Dennis Vasquez can't find her after weeks of searching.

Zach Dempsey


Zach and Justin hugging in "Bye"

Justin and Zach are often seen together during the first season and the flashbacks. They seemed very close, and both played basketball. Later in Season 1, Zach becomes more distant from Justin. He still calls him his best friend, but doesn't reply to his text messages, and doesn't like his behavior. In the second season, he at first is still distant towards Justin, as he rudely tells him "Or what, Justin? Gonna come at me? I wasn't scared of you even before you fell apart." when he saw Justin for the first time since his return. After Justin was released from juvie, their friendship seemed to be restored as Zach excitedly greets him with a hug and they hang out at the Spring Fling dance. At the dance, Justin apologies to Zach for not being able to talk to him. Zach would often look after Justin, as he convinced him to rejoin the football team because it would be good for him, and helped him keep his drug use a secret.

Matt and Lainie Jensen


Justin watching TV with Matt and Lainie

When Matt and Lainie first found Justin in their house they weren't happy about it, but allowed him to stay as long as he needed. They got along pretty soon, as the three of them started having breakfast and watching TV together, which even made Clay jealous. They also gave him new clothes and a new phone. When Justin got arrested, Lainie helped him and eventually got him released through emergency custody. At the end of Season 2, Matt and Lainie plan to adopt Justin.


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3


I'm not protecting Bryce, you little fuck! God, I'm protecting Jessica! I care more about Jessica than I do about Hannah, than I do about you, than I do about anybody else.
— Justin revealing why he is hiding Jessica's rape.[src]
Last night, I walked every street in this shitty-ass town. And I ended up by the water, by the docks. I climbed up this crane, all the way up there, and I could see the whole city. And I was gonna jump. Or shoot myself. But I couldn't. Because I couldn't stop thinking about you. I can't stop.
— Justin to Jessica[src]
Bryce: "You know the real story, right? You know what's true."
Justin: "I do now."
Bryce: "So I'll see you around?"
Justin: "Nah, I don't think you will."
―  Justin and Bryce before Justin leaves town[src]

Justin: "I came back for you. It's the only reason why I'm here. If you want me to stay, I promise you I'm here for good. Look, if you want me to go, I'll go. Forever, this time."
Jessica: "You said that before."
Justin: "I… I tried to go away. I tried to forget about you. I... I tried so fucking hard. But I can't stop thinking about you."
Jessica: "Yeah, I think about you, too. And I wish you were dead."
Justin: "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you more."
―  Justin and Jessica's conversation in the school cafeteria[src]

Amber: "Honey, you can run as far as you want, you will never get away from who you are."
Justin: "That's fine. Just as long as I can get away from who I was."
―  Justin to his mom when he runs away for the second time.[src]

I'll find a job, find a place. I'm used to being on my own, okay?
— Justin about his longterm plans[src]

Bryce, I've got nothing left to lose. That makes me the dangerous one.
— Justin to Bryce[src]

...and friendship is complicated, you find yourself doing things you never thought you'd do.
— Justin Foley[src]

Dennis: "Did you think of calling the police or calling for help?"
Justin: "I did. I- But I was afraid."
Dennis: "Afraid of what?"
Justin: "I don't know. Afraid of losing my best friend. My girlfriend. My entire life. Which I guess I already lost. I'll regret this forever."
―  Justin testifying about Jessica's rape.[src]

Justin: "You seem awfully dark tonight."
Clay: "How are you not?"
Justin: "I guess I am. But I'm alive, so I figure I'm ahead of the game."
―  Justin to Clay[src]
My name is Justin Foley, and I'm a survivor
— Justin Foley[src]
When I was five my mom had this boyfriend. This fucked-up guy who would just get high with her. When she'd pass out, he would just come to my bed. At first, he would just put his hands on me. Then he started making me put my hands on his- And he would be hard. He'd put his fingers in my mouth and start to jerk off. He only lived with us for a couple of years. On and off. When I was on the streets and I needed money I would do stuff to guys. Sometimes, they would do stuff that we didn't talk about. But that I didn't want to do. I just felt like I was five again, and it was all my fault.
— Justin telling Jessica about his experience with sexual assult[src]
I made a lot of mistakes, man. Sometimes I feel like that's all life is. It's just all the mistakes you make and all the shit you gotta do to set it right.
— Justin to Charlie after admitting to his drug addiction[src]
Clay: "Nothing can just be easy, can it?"
Justin: "Isn't that kinda the point?"
Clay: "I mean, how is it the point?"
Justin: "For some people, it's easy. Like Bryce, I always thought it was easy for him. Life was easy."
Jessica: "Look how that ended up."
Justin: "Yeah. See? It's not supposed to be easy for people like us. We're meant to go through shit and make it out alive."
―  Clay, Justin and Jessica about life


  • Justin has stated that he loves Jessica way more than Hannah, more than anything and anyone in the world.
  • Justin is the only person on Hannah's list to be the subject of two tapes Tape 1 ("Tape 1, Side A") and Tape 5 ("Tape 5, Side A"). Bryce and Jessica are mentioned on more than one tape though they are single subjects on only one tape each. Bryce is also the main focus of the B side of Tape 7 ("Tape 7, Side B") however since this tape was not created by Hannah and it's just a confession to the reason Hannah killed herself, this does not make him the subject of two separate tapes. Therefore Justin is the most recurring reason for why Hannah chose to end her life, but Bryce does become the main.
  • Justin lived on the streets for five months after running away from home. Here he became addicted to heroin.
    • When he needed money, he'd prostitute himself to guys. Some of the guys would sexually assault him by doing things he didn't agree to.
  • He stole money from his mother's drug dealer boyfriend, Seth, twice. In Season 1 he stole a thousand dollars, it is unknown how much money he took in Season 2.
  • Justin was sentenced to six months probation for being an accessory to sexual assault. He had to stay in juvenile detention for a month because there was no guardian to release him to before Lainie Jensen got him released into emergency custody.
  • Justin has several tattoos on his arms and one on his chest.
    • The tattoos on his right arm and the left wrist are also Brandon Flynn's real tattoos. The wire around his left bicep and the chest tattoo are only Justin's tattoos.
    • Justin's chest tattoo says Vires et Honestas, which is Latin for strength and honesty.
  • He's on the Basketball team and on the Football team.
  • Justin's Father lives in Sacramento.


See also: Category:Images of Justin Foley

"Tape 1, Side A"

"Tape 1, Side B"

"Tape 2, Side A"

"Tape 2, Side B"

"Tape 3, Side A"

"Tape 3, Side B"

"Tape 4, Side A"

"Tape 4, Side B"

"Tape 5, Side A"

"Tape 5, Side B"

"Tape 6, Side A"

"Tape 6, Side B"

"Tape 7, Side A"

"The First Polaroid"

"The Drunk Slut"

"The Second Polaroid"

"The Chalk Machine"

"The Smile at the End of the Dock"

"The Third Polaroid"

"The Little Girl"

"The Missing Page"

"Smile, Bitches"

"Bryce and Chloe"

"The Box of Polaroids"




  1. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & McCarthy, Tom (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 1, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 1. Netflix.
  2. Tyler, Hayley (writer) & Franklin, Carl (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 5, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 9. Netflix.
  3. Cerar, Jo Marissa (writer) & Moncrieff, Karen (director) (May 18, 2018). "The Drunk Slut". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 3.
  4. Bicknell, Julia (writer) & Hittman, Eliza (director) (May 18, 2018). "The Smile at the End of the Dock". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 6.
  5. Marye, Felischa (writer) & Morris, Michael (director) (May 18, 2018). "The Little Girl". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 8.
  6. Kumar, Rohit (writer) & Candler, Kat (director). (May 18, 2018). "The Missing Page". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 9.
  7. Moore, Kirk A. (writer) & Candler, Kat (director). (May 18, 2018). "Smile, Bitches". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 10.
  8. Cerar, Jo Marissa & Higgins, Thomas (writer) & Yu, Jessica (director). (May 18, 2018). "The Box of Polaroids". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 12.
  9. Tyler, Hayley (writer) & Yu, Jessica (director). (May 18, 2018). "Bye". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 13.
  10. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & Morris, Michael (director). (August 23, 2019). "Yeah. I'm the New Girl". 13 Reasons Why. Season 3. Episode 1.
  11. Tyler, Hayley (writer) & Yu, Jessica (director). (August 23, 2019). "The Good Person is Indistinguishable from the Bad". 13 Reasons Why. Season 3. Episode 3.
  12. Malone, M.K. (writer) & Guerrero, Aurora (director). (August 23, 2019). "Always Waiting for the Next Bad News". 13 Reasons Why. Season 3. Episode 9.
  13. Shang, Helen (writer) & Dowling, Kevin (director). (August 23, 2019). "There Are a Few Things I Haven't Told You". 13 Reasons Why. Season 3. Episode 11.
  14. Udofia, Mfoniso (writer) & Hughes, Bronwen (director). (August 23, 2019). "You Can Tell the Heart of a Man by How He Grieves". 13 Reasons Why. Season 3. Episode 6.
  15. Malone, M.K. (writer) & Guerrero, Aurora (director). (August 23, 2019). "Always Waiting for the Next Bad News". 13 Reasons Why. Season 3. Episode 9.
  16. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & Kretchmer, John T. (director). (August 23, 2019). "Let the Dead Bury the Dead". 13 Reasons Why. Season 3. Episode 13.
Characters of 13 Reasons Why
Season 1
Clay JensenHannah BakerTony PadillaZach DempseyJessica DavisJustin FoleyOlivia BakerBryce WalkerAlex StandallTyler DownLainie JensenKevin PorterAndrew BakerMontgomery de la CruzMatt JensenCourtney CrimsenSheri HollandMarcus ColeRyan ShaverGreg DavisDennis VasquezGary BolanSkye MillerDeputy Bill StandallKaren DempseyMrs. BradleyJeff AtkinsMr. DownAmber FoleyBrad
Minor Characters
PrattersMrs. AntillyJane ChildsMr. CantrellMrs. CantrellLauraJamie GarrisonTodd and Steve CrimsenRobert WellsMason PorterHarris AtkinsMrs. AtkinsJaven ReynoldsNoelle DavisPeter StandallMrs. DownSeth MasseyTracy Porter
Season 2
Characters who joined in this season are linked in big font
Clay JensenHannah BakerTony PadillaZach DempseyJessica DavisJustin FoleyOlivia BakerBryce WalkerAlex StandallTyler DownLainie JensenKevin PorterAndrew BakerMontgomery de la CruzMatt JensenCourtney CrimsenSheri HollandMarcus ColeRyan ShaverGreg DavisDennis VasquezChlöe RiceGary BolanSonya StruhlNina JonesCyrusSkye MillerBill StandallJackieScott ReedCalebKaren DempseyMackenzieNora WalkerMrs. BradleyJeff AtkinsMr. DownRick WlodimierzAmber FoleyNoelle DavisMrs. DownBarry Walker
Minor Characters
Peter StandallThe PriestJudge Franklin PurdyErica CharlesTommy ShusterChad MooreSeth MasseyTracy PorterTamikaLuke Holliday
Season 3
Characters who joined in this season are linked in big font
Clay JensenAni AcholaTony PadillaZach DempseyJessica DavisJustin FoleyOlivia BakerBryce WalkerAlex StandallTyler DownLainie JensenKevin PorterMontgomery de la CruzNora WalkerMatt JensenCourtney CrimsenAmara Josephine AcholaGreg DavisCasey FordCharlie St. GeorgeDennis VasquezChlöe RiceGary BolanCyrusSheriff DiazBill StandallCalebKaren DempseyMackenzieMr. DownCoach KerbaMrs. DownBarry WalkerSeth MasseyWinston WilliamsDr. Priya SinghMr. De la Cruz
Minor Characters
Graciella PadillaMelody ScottDean HolbrookHarrison ChathamTim PozziLuke Holliday

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