Mackenzie is a recurring character in the second season of 13 Reasons Why. She is an artsy and witty girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She is the sister of Cyrus, the friend and ex-girlfriend of Tyler Down and the girlfriend of Eric.
Mackenzie's parents are divorced and she has been in therapy since. In "Bye" it is revealed that she had an unwilling sexual encounter with the member of a family she had been babysitting two years for.
Throughout the Series
Mackenzie is first introduced when she, her brother and their friends come sit with Tyler at the library. Tyler immediately sparks interest in her and Mackenzie likes him too, and later asks Tyler on a date at the movie theater.
During the date, Tyler gets an orgasm and runs out of the theater, leaving Mackenzie behind. Mackenzie tells a friend about it because she thinks she did something wrong, and soon all the outcasts know and make fun of Tyler for it. Mackenzie tries to talk with him about what happened at a concert, but Tyler yells at her to shut up because there were two guys listening. Tyler tells Mackenzie that he left because she's boring and doesn't like her like that.
When Tyler returns Mackenzie happily greets him. Tyler asks her to the Spring Fling dance, but she reveals that she started dating Eric. At the dance she receives a text from Tyler, likely telling her what he's about to do, and shows it to Cyrus.
Mackenzie is all-around nice. Throughout the second season of the series she shows care and compassion to her family and to Tyler, even when her brother Cyrus shouts at her to get out and close the door, she’s nice to Tyler who in turn, didn’t do anything to defend her.
Mackenzie is a small girl with long red hair and brown eyes. Most of the time she wears a blue-white headband and is often seen in shirts with stripes.
- "The Drunk Slut"
- "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"