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Clay: I think I'm losing my shit.
Skye: Shit's overrated.
— Skye and Clay[src]

Skylar "Skye" Miller is a recurring character on 13 Reasons Why. She is a waitress and barista at Monet's, a student at Liberty High School and the ex-girlfriend of Clay Jensen. She is portrayed by Sosie Bacon.

Skye typically gives off a dark vibe and has a depressing persona, though she does have a soft side and cares a lot about those she loves, as seen when she briefly dates Clay. She has a history of depression and self-harm, which she tries to keep a secret from Clay in order to prevent him from becoming worried about her.

Throughout the Series

Season 1

She first appears in "Tape 2, Side A" when Clay meets Alex for coffee. She comments on Clay drinking coffee. When Clay asks her about her tattoos, she asks if he wants to give her his opinion on them. When he does not, they talk about the purple alligator on her neck. She states she was always scared when her parents would drive over a bridge as a kid, at which point Clay remembers that they told her to look for a purple alligator in the water, at which point she would forget she was scared. When Clay tries to pay, she tells him the coffee is on the house.

In the flashback, her name is shown under the words "Butter Face" on the Hot or Not list. She also appears in the library when Clay is tutoring Jeff. After Clay and Jeff talk about Angie Romero being "Best Lips" Jeff compliments her. She then shushes them, stating they are in a library, and adds that Clay looks good. Clay acknowledges her, and apologizes. Jeff then asks if Clay has a thing for Twilight, which Clay denies, saying he and Skye used to be friends. Skye gets up and leaves, as Jeff says he thinks Skye is pretty, but doesn't know why she dresses the way she does, but at least she's unique.

In "Tape 3, Side B", when Clay comes up and orders coffee for him and Sheri Holland, Skye asks him if he was into cheerleaders now. She says that they looked like a cute couple and they should go on dates to Abercrombie and watch her try on pre-distressed jean shorts and gladiator sandals. Skye then asks if he was the cheerleader type and only liked nice girls as he was walking away. [1]

In "Tape 4, Side A" the flashback, Skye pointed out to Courtney that placing a paper supporting her run for student council in everyone elses bag is not a compliment. Courtney responds by saying she is proud of her efforts and wants to share that with the class. Much later, Skye was working at Monet's when she went over to Hannah Baker's table and asks if she needed the table cleared. Hannah said no, and Skye walked back to behind the counter. She is seen looking at Hannah when she writes on the cafe napkin. In communications class, Skye realized that Mrs. Bradley pulled Hannah's note out of the anonymous bag. She defends her when everyone thinks that the note is a joke, even though she is aware that everyone will assume she wrote it. In the present, she follows Clay out of the school after he humiliated himself and finds him vandalizing Zach Dempsey's Audi. She reveals that she was there for sculpture studio, not the basketball game. She talked about how Zach's family is rich enough to buy their "asshole son" a new $60,000 car. When Clay says that the school is an awful place, she made a remark, surprised that he had only come to that realization now. Bitterly, she says that he was too busy pining after a dead girl all these years. She takes one final look at the car before Clay walks away and decides that it needs a question mark to the words "why me" before leaving. [2]

In "Tape 5, Side A", she is seated next to Clay when the police search the students for drugs. Clay sees her hide a knife when they begin searching. After Clay is caught, she compliments him in the office. She is later upset when he asks whether she told anyone he damaged Zach's car.

In "Tape 6, Side A", she serves Clay and Tony when they arrive at Monet's while Clay listens to his tape. She repeats their orders when giving them their food. After a while, she brings up how she predicted Clay was always going to be a certain height, and later offers to read his fortune. When she starts to read it, Clay notices the similarities to his situation with Hannah, and orders her to stop, though she defends it. At this point, Clay calls her out for her cold attitude toward Hannah, and brings up their own past, stating that she was the one who stopped talking to him. She then points out that he saw her on the first day of freshman year across the hallway and walked the other way. When he points out that she had changed, she says the same about him, that he used to be cool. He retorts that she used to be nice, to which she says they can't all be nice like Hannah and Sheri. When Clay asks what Hannah did to offend her, Skye says she ignored her. Clay claims that Skye was jealous of Hannah, which upsets Skye, and causes her to ask why she would be jealous of a dead girl, calling suicide stupid. When Clay says she didn't know anything about it, Skye states her belief that Hannah didn't go through anything different than the rest of them, who do get through it. Clay then draws attention to the cuts on her arms, which she states is what she does instead of killing herself, claiming suicide is for the weak. Clay leaves angrily. Later, in Tony's car, Clay complains to Tony that Skye didn't know what was going on in Hannah's life, to which Tony replies that Clay doesn't know what's going on in Skye's.

In "Tape 6, Side B", Skye serves Alex, Marcus, Courtney, Ryan and Zach when they talk about the tapes at Monet's. When she arrives at the table, they stop talking, but resume after she leaves.

In "Tape 7, Side A", after Clay gives Mr. Porter the tapes, he steps into the hallway and notices Skye walking by. Having gone through a lot of self-examination, and knowing she is hurting, he reaches out to her. He asks her to hang out, which she agrees to. They walk out the doors together. Skye is last seen in Tony's car with Clay Tony and Brad, taking a ride and listening to the radio.

Season 2

In the second Season, Skye and Clay are dating. Together with Clay, she rides to a tattoo parlor on her motorcycle, where they both get tattoos. Later, they attempt to have sex. However, Clay notices cuts on her body. Skye claims that she used to self harm and they are old. Clay knows the cuts are recent, and is upset that Skye is cutting again. Skye promises to call Clay when she feels like cutting herself again, like the deal they made before.

The next day, Clay and Skye meet up again. They attempt to have sex for the second time, but this time Clay starts seeing Hannah instead of Skye, and freaks out. Skye starts to think that Clay doesn't love her and doesn't want to be with her, but Clay assures her that that's not true.[3]

In "Two Girls Kissing", Clay and Skye talk in the park. Skye asks Clay if his parents know about her and if they knew about Hannah. Skye accuses Clay of still being hung up on Hannah, and reveals that she knows Clay went to court because Tyler told her so.

Later that day, Skye comes to Clay's house to have dinner with his parents and makes pasta with Clay's Dad. During dinner, Skye tries to jerk Clay off and they go upstairs. They attempt to have sex again, but it doesn't go well and Skye tells Clay to stop. She asks him what's going on and if he's ashamed of her. Skye tells Clay that he's still in love with a dead girl, and that she can't compare to Hannah because she was perfect. Clay keeps denying everything she says, so she asks him to tell her that he loves her and is over Hannah. Clay can't say that he's over Hannah, and Skye starts throwing stuff at him, yelling that he has been lying to her. She runs out of the house and cuts herself deeply, and gets rushed to the hospital.[4] At the hospital, Skye breaks up with Clay.[5]

In "The Little Girl", Skye calls Clay to come visit her at the mental health facility. She gives him a tour and they talk about what happened to her. Skye tells him that she's transferring schools moving in with her aunt and uncle in another state.[6]

Physical Appearance

Skye usually wears dark makeup, accessories, and clothing, stylistically similar to Goth culture. Her physical features consist of pale skin, piercings, tattoos, and highlighted hair. Her makeup is normally done in eyeliner, pink lipstick, and black nail polish.

Personality

Skye is outwardly cold to most people. She comes off as unfeeling, since she often doesn't speak other than to reprimand others for their behavior, such as silencing Jeff in the library and telling Courtney that shilling for votes is not a compliment. She also seemingly had no reaction to being called "Butter Face" on the "Hot or Not" list Alex Standall created and spread around the school. Her uncaring attitude and icy speech may be because of her implied depression and suicidal feelings. She is shown to cut herself and bring a knife with her to school.

Her actions show her care for Clay, due to the fact that they have history and possibly because she still may have a crush on him (though he does not notice if this is so). However, she still maintains her unfeeling attitude around him and often appears to blame him for something. It is only during a discussion at Monet's that she lets her feelings out about how he abandoned her after middle school when she changed her appearance. However, Clay mentioned that she used to be nice, implying that she wasn't always this way, and that she changed her appearance before they stopped talking, implying that her personality may have changed slightly before they stopped being friends.

Despite her usual demeanor, Skye is not heartless, and is, along with Clay, Tony Padilla, and Jeff Atkins, arguably one of the few good-hearted high schoolers at Liberty High. She acts indifferent toward Hannah at Monet's, but when she realizes Hannah wrote a note expressing possible suicidal tendencies, she defends it (though does not reveal who wrote it) despite knowing people would think she wrote it. It is possible she behaved this way toward Hannah because she knew Clay had feelings for her, as she asked Hannah if Clay was the person she was waiting for, and she also may have done this because of her revealed strong morality. She also appears to want justice for Hannah and admires Clay for fighting for her cause, as she asks Clay to "stay angry" when he damages Zach's car and doesn't tell anyone that he did it.

Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Quotes

Season 1

Skye: "Remember that story I used to tell about my parents every time we drove over a bridge?"
Clay: "I remember. No, wait, I forgot."
Skye: "When I was little, I used to cry every time we drove over a bridge. I don't know why. My mom used to try to distract me and she--"
Clay: "And she would tell you to look for a purple alligator in the water, and you'd be so busy looking, you'd forget you were scared."
Skye: "Yeah, that's the story."
―  Clay and Skye re-call an old story from Skye's past, while Skye makes him a black coffee.[src]
Clay: "I think I'm losing my shit."
Skye: "Shit's overrated."
―  Skye and Clay[src]
Skye: "Are you okay?"
Clay: "No. Is that alright?"
Skye: "Yeah. That's fine."
―  Skye and Clay before they leave school to go out of town.[src]

Season 2

Clay: "It's just a fucking comma."
Skye: "So, it signifies a pause. As in you paused getting a tattoo in order to faint."
Clay: "Even just getting a tattoo, I fucking fail."
Skye: "Hey, Hannah will forgive you."
―  Clay and Skye on Clay's half-finished tattoo
It's like I have all of these feelings, and I can't control them, like I'm a visitor in my own mind. And if I don't catch my breath, I'll burn up and blow away.
— Skye to Clay about what's going on inside of her[src]
I can love you and still let you go.
— Skye to Clay, after telling him that she wants to refresh her life, but he won't be in it.[src]

Trivia

  • At Hannah's memorial service, Clay quotes her line of, "I can love you and still let you go.".[7]
  • Matt Jensen, Clay's father, taught her how to make hand-made pasta.[8]
  • She has bipolar disorder.[9]


Gallery

See also: Category:Images of Skye Miller

"The First Polaroid"

"Two Girls Kissing"

"The Drunk Slut"

"The Little Girl"

References

  1. Sheff, Nic (writer) & Alvarez, Kyle Patrick (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 3, Side B". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 6. Netflix.
  2. Benjamin, Elizabeth (writer) & Araki, Gregg (director) (March 31, 2017). "Tape 4, Side A". 13 Reasons Why. Season 1. Episode 7. Netflix.
  3. Yorkey, Brian (writer) & Araki, Gregg (director) (May 18, 2018). "The First Polaroid". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 1.
  4. Higgins, Thomas (writer) & Araki, Gregg (director) (May 18, 2018). "Two Girls Kissing". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 2.
  5. Cerar, Jo Marissa (writer) & Moncrieff, Karen (director) (May 18, 2018). "The Drunk Slut". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 3.
  6. Marye, Felischa (writer) & Morris, Michael (director) (May 18, 2018). "The Little Girl". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 8.
  7. Higgins, Thomas (writer) & Araki, Gregg (director) (May 18, 2018). "Two Girls Kissing". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 2.
  8. Higgins, Thomas (writer) & Araki, Gregg (director) (May 18, 2018). "Two Girls Kissing". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 2.
  9. Marye, Felischa (writer) & Morris, Michael (director) (May 18, 2018). "The Little Girl". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 8.
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 Foley
Minor Characters
PrattersMrs. AntillyJane ChildsMr. CantrellMrs. CantrellLauraJamie GarrisonTodd and Steve CrimsenSethRobert WellsTracy PorterMason PorterHarris AtkinsMrs. AtkinsJaven ReynoldsNora WalkerNoelle DavisPeter StandallMrs. Down
Season 2
Characters who joined in this season are linked in bold font
Clay JensenHallucination HannahTony 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 ShusterSethHipster ArtistChad Moore

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