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So how do we survive? How do we bring light to a world that seems only dark? How do we take what hurts most, take the darkness and turn it into light? I think the answer is we love each other. Easy to say, but what do we do when it's hard to love? The next time someone is in desperate need and they're about to make a terrible mistake what do we do? Do we look the other way, do we just protect ourselves or do we help them? Do we do whatever we can to save them? I think I know what Hannah would want us to do.
— Clay (Voice Over)[src]

The Spring Fling was a Spring dance held at Liberty High School. The dance was interrupted by reports of a school shooter on campus. The dance was evacuated after the police had arrived, at which time, the shooter had fled.

History Edit

Clay and the rest of the gang attended the Spring Fling after Hannah's memorial service at the end of the trial. Everyone supported Clay when his and Hannah's song, "The Night We Met" came on. Mackenzie received a strange text from Tyler and she warned Cyrus, who warned the gang of Tyler's text. Clay went outside to try and talk him into stopping it and sees that he's carrying a gun. Clay talks him down and, with Tony's help, manages to get him off campus before the cops arrive.

Attempted School Shooting Edit

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Tyler holds his assault rifle up to Clay's neck in "Bye".

In the middle of the Spring Fling dance, Clay was warned by Cyrus that Tyler had something planned—Tyler warned Mackenzie via text message (which is not shown), Mackenzie warned Cyrus and Cyrus warned Clay—they all panicked, and already had it implied in their heads what Tyler intended to do. Tyler loaded up two handguns and placed them inside his tactical clutch belt. After Clay then went to find Tony for help, Tyler took another handgun out of his bag, closed the bag, and then put it on his back. He then took out an assault rifle from the trunk of his car and closed the trunk and saw Clay run out of the building to meet him. Clay asked Tyler what he was doing and Tyler told Clay to leave, he walked closer to Clay and Clay told him not to do anything. Clay and Tyler continuously fight, Justin and Jessica then ran out of the building terrified and shouted for Clay. Clay asked them to go back inside, they stood in shock looking at Clay and Tyler instead and Tyler raised his gun at them, as the situation escalated Clay became scared and strongly demanded they go back inside so they ran back into the building.

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Clay becomes visibly scared as he tries to talk Tyler out of the school shooting attempt in "Bye".

Clay turned back to face Tyler and Tyler raised his assault rifle up to Clay's chest, Clay continuously tried to talk Tyler out of it but Tyler refused to believe him, Tyler became agitated and raised his gun further up to Clay's neck. Clay became visibly more scared and Tyler continuously walked further closer to him with his gun pressed to Clay's neck, as Clay tried to talk him out of it. Clay started to cry and walked further backward with Tyler's gun pressed to his neck as he carried on trying to talk him out of it. Tyler stopped and turned to look behind him as he heard sirens, Clay got closer to him and told him that he would not get out of it alive and that he didn't want Tyler to die. Tyler turned his face and swung his gun back to Clay, this time further up to Clay's face. Clay became scared and then relaxed his face and told Tyler "I don't want you to die. If you think this is the way, if you really think this'll change a goddamn thing, and not just be another fucking tragedy that adults cry about for a week and then forget, if you really think this is gonna be different then do what you gotta do.", Tyler stared at him blankly and Clay begged him. Tyler then told him that there was nothing else he could do.

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Tony demands Tyler get in his car as he arrived to pick up Tyler in "Bye".

Clay told him that they would figure it out together and reached to grab the top of his gun and slowly lowered it and let go of it. Tony arrived and demanded Tyler get into his car, Clay kept the gun and escorted Tyler into the car and Tony drove off. After he managed to talk Tyler down from an attempt at a school shooting, Jess and Justin ran back outside and asked Clay if he was okay, he told them he wasn't and Justin asked "This is fucked up right?" and then asked what they were supposed to do.[1]

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Appearances Edit

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Quotes Edit


So how do we survive? How do we bring light to a world that seems only dark?
— Clay (Voice Over)[src]
How do we take what hurts most, take the darkness and turn it into light? I think the answer is we love each other. Easy to say, but what do we do when it's hard to love?
— Clay (Voice Over)[src]
The next time someone is in desperate need and they're about to make a terrible mistake what do we do? Do we look the other way, do we just protect ourselves or do we help them? Do we do whatever we can to save them? I think I know what Hannah would want us to do.
— Clay (Voice Over)[src]
Clay: "Tyler! Tyler, what are you- what are you doing?"
Tyler: "Get out of here, Clay, go home."
Clay: "No, no I- don't do this Tyler"
Tyler: "You need to leave right now"
Clay: "Tyler, please, just listen to me, you don't wanna do this. I know you don't."
Tyler: "You don't fucking know anything about me."
Clay: "No, no, I-I-I do. I do know because I hurt too. And I'm pissed off, I didn't realize how bad it was for you. And I'm sorry that I didn't. I should've--"
Justin (coming out of the building with Jessica): "Clay!"
Clay: "Hey! Go back inside!"
Justin (sees Tyler's gun): "Jesus! Clay!"
―  Clay tries to talk Tyler out of attempting a school shooting
Clay: "GO INSIDE!"
Tyler: "Get out of my fucking way."
Clay: "Tyler, please, don't do it."
Tyler: "I have to"
Clay: "No, you don't have to. You can turn around. You can go home"
Tyler (hears a siren): "Everybody knows already."
Clay: "No, no, no, no the only people who know are the ones who know you, and they wanna help you."
Tyler: "Bullshit"
Clay: "Tyler-Tyler, they know you're hurting, we all are. And-and I don't know what to do about it either. Okay I tried hurting other people, right? I tried hurting you, and it didn't fucking help, man. It doesn't do any good. LISTEN TO ME, IT DOESN'T! (Tyler hears a siren and turns around) Tyler listen to me, you don't get out of this alive. (he turns back around with his gun pointing back at Clay) And I don't want you to die! I-I don't want you to die. If you think this is the way, if you really think this'll change a goddamn thing, and not just be another fucking tragedy that adults cry about for a week and then forget, if you really think this is gonna be different then do what you gotta do. C'mon Tyler. Please"
Tyler: "There's nothing else I can do"
―  Clay tries to talk Tyler out of attempting a school shooting [continued]
Justin: "You would have been really good for Hannah. I'm just saying"
Zach: "Yeah. You know, if I didn't fuck it up like I fuck up everything else"
Justin: "Dude, you do not wanna be having that contest with me. I'm really sorry you couldn't talk to me. "
―  Zach and Justin about Zach's relationship with Hannah
Clay (lowering Tyler's gun): "There is. We'll figure it out."
Tyler: "Okay"
Clay: "I swear."
Clay (Tony arrives): "It's Tony, it's Tony, it's okay, it's Tony you gotta go."
Tony (to Tyler): "Get in the car!"
Jessica (comes out of the building again with Justin): "Clay! Are you okay?"
Clay: "No."
Justin: "This is fucked up right?"
Clay: "Yeah"
Justin: "What do we do now?"
―  Clay tries to talk Tyler out of attempting a school shooting [continued]



Music FeaturedEdit

These are all the songs played by a DJ during the dance. 

Soundtrack Edit

Song Artist Album Scene
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) This song was played the first time at the Winter Formal and it became Clay and Hannah's song. It comes on during the dance and Clay is comforted by Ryan, Zach, Courtney, Jessica, Alex, and Tony as he cries.
Spit Gifting Nü Sensae Sundowning Mackenzie shows Cyrus an alarming text from Tyler

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References Edit

  1. Tyler, Hayley (writer) & Yu, Jessica (director). (May 18, 2018). "Bye". 13 Reasons Why. Season 2. Episode 13.

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