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We're always watching someone. Following someone. And being followed. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram they've made us a society of stalkers. And we love it. Of course, stalking someone in real life is a whole 'nother thing. That's right. I had a stalker. And if you've made it to A-4, you're outside his window. Just like I am right now. Any guesses yet? No? Well, stay tuned to hear about the skeletons he dug up. For now let's see if he's got any of his own. I get that it's a thrill looking into someone's life. My heart's pounding right now. Can you hear it? Listen.
— {{{SaidBy}}}, in "[[{{{Episode}}}]]"


Tape 2, Side B is the fourth episode of the first season of 13 Reasons Why.

The subject of this tape is Tyler Down.

Synopsis

Hannah thinks someone is stalking her and sets a trap. Hannah's mother confronts the principal, and Clay strikes back at someone who wronged Hannah.[1]

Plot

SPOILERS AHEAD


Flashbacks

Tyler would stand outside Hannah's house and take pictures of her. She hears clicks but doesn't know who it is, intrigued, Courtney offers to help her. They plan to learn the stalkers identity by catching them out with a bright light. They have a sleepover. They forget about the stalker and decide to play truth or dare. One thing leads to another and soon they're making out. Of course, the stalker shows up at the right moment and takes a picture of them. They discover who it is: Tyler Down. Courtney becomes upset, afraid that the entire school will find out about her being a lesbian.

The next day at school, Hannah and Tyler talk, and he agrees to get rid of the pictures. He asks Hannah out on a date. She refuses because he just admitted to being her stalker. Angry she refused, Tyler decides to send it to the entire school instead. An emotional Courtney confronts Hannah and tells her that they shouldn't speak anymore. No one ever learned who the girls in the photo were. But everyone now has a copy of the pictures on their computer — even Clay, who masturbates to it.

Present Day

Clay confronts Tyler about stalking Hannah and taking photographs of her. He reveals that he was in love with her because she didn't try to hide who she was. Clay wants him to destroy all the pictures but hesitates after Tyler shows him a picture of him and Hannah together. However he still asks him to destroy them.

Marcus invites Clay to a Halloween party asking him to bring the tapes. They try to convince Clay to move on and forget about Hannah and the tapes. Tony warns him not to trust anything Marcus and his friends say. As Clay bikes home, he sees that Hannah's house has been toilet papered. He stops and tries to clean it up but Olivia catches him and mistakes him for the culprit. He says that he was trying to clean up, she doesn't believe him but he convinces her by saying that he knew Hannah, so she invites him inside. He spends some time inside but leaves after Olivia tries to pressure him into helping them find out why Hannah killed herself.

Olivia and Andrew are both trying to deal with Hannah's unexpected death. Their store is losing customers to a new Walmart opening up nearby. He doesn't know why people aren't coming and Olivia says it's because of Hannah, people don't know how to act around them or what to say. Andrew is upset about this and muses that Hannah's death could've been prevented.

Clay decides to get back at Tyler for putting Hannah through yet another picture scandal. He goes and takes a photo of a naked Tyler and shares it with the other people who have had the tapes. Tony texts Clay a confused, "What the hell?" Clay replies that he's dishing out his own justice.

Cast

Main

Recurring

Quotes

How long were you watching me, Tyler?
— Hannah Baker on the tapes to Tyler
Besides, you're not the first one to come look at the famous window. We all did it. And we all took our shot.
— Marcus to Clay on Tyler's window.
I didn't really think anything of it at first. Must have been the sound of a tree branch in the wind. But the sound followed me. I was too scared to move even to shut the blinds.
— Hannah talking about Tyler stalking her photographically.
Thing is, even though Tyler stopped coming around, I never stopped feeling afraid. So what could I do after that? First the school, then my house, even my own bedroom. Nowhere was safe. You took all that away.
— Hannah talking about not feeling safe
Alex: "Okay, we should not be doing this at his house."
Justin: "Really? Should we do it at yours?"
Zach: "He's going to find out."
Marcus: "Maybe he should. Maybe that's how this ends."
Justin: "No. This ends with Clay. Whatever we have to do, okay?"
―  Marcus, Justin, Zach and Alex talk about Bryce not finding out about the tapes.
Oh, Jesus Christ. T-t-these kids, they can't even spell, and they come up with this shit. How have we never seen this before?
— Principal Bolan, on the graffiti in the girls' restroom after Olivia calls it out in a School Community meeting.
Oh, well, faculty is not supposed to be in the students' restroom. You know, I could call the janitorial staff and see if they could repaint these walls.
— Mr. Porter to Principal Bolan on the graffiti in the girls' restroom.
I understand about the grief, all right? It's just the... It's the grasping for blame. It's just graffiti right?
[walks into the boys' restroom]
Oh, my God!
— Principal Bolan on the graffiti and Olivia Baker
Knock knock, Tyler
— Hannah before ending Tyler's tape.

Trivia

  • This tape is about Tyler Down, he wronged Hannah by stalking her and taking photographs of her, one of the photographs he took, ruined her friendship with Courtney, which was mended but then ruined again, but, by Courtney.

Multimedia

Soundtrack

Song Artist Album Scene
Intro Song: "Oh In This World Of Dread, Carry On (13RY Edit)" by Eskmo.
Fascination Street The Cure Disintergration present day: Opening scene. Clay climbs out of his room's window to go to Tyler's house as instructed by Hannah on the tapes.
Get This Party Rockin' Djoir Jordan ft. HP Get This Party Rockin' - Single present day: Jessica and Justin win the costume contest as Sid and Nancy; Marcus invites Clay to hang out with the other guys and bring the tapes; Clay confronts Tony in the bathroom.
Skeletons JR JR It's A Corporate World present day: Clay rides down the street among trick or treaters before seeing kids toilet papering Hannah's house.
I'm an Idea Duchess Says Sciences Nouvelles present day: Clay looks at the picture of Hannah and Courtney.
Eventually George Simms x Simon Astall Shoegaze flashback: Hannah and Courtney drink on Hannah's bed.
Everything Always Ctznshp All Things To The Sea Credits

Original Music

Song Artist Album Scene
Riding Eskmo 13 Reasons Why (A Original Netflix Series Score) present day: Clay confronts Tony in the bathroom; Clay rides his bike past the Baker's Drug Store.
13 Tapes Eskmo 13 Reasons Why (A Original Netflix Series Score) present day: Clay has a hallucination while washing his face in the bathroom at Hannah's house.
Clay Imagines (unreleased, Courtesy: Whitney Pilzer) Eskmo 13 Reasons Why (A Original Netflix Series Score) present day: Clay walks out of Hannah's bedroom.

Images

See also


References

  1. Netflix (netflix.com) –– Official Netflix Synopsis
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