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[Hannah reading from her Poem]

Some girls know all the lyrics to each other's songs. They find harmonies in their laughter. Their linked elbows echo in tune. What if I can't hum on key? What if my melodies are the ones nobody hears?

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Tape 4, Side B is the eighth episode of the first season of 13 Reasons Why. It is the eighth episode of the series overall.

The subject of this tape is Ryan Shaver.


Inspired by a friend's poetry reading, Hannah pours her heart out. Tony confides in Clay about the night of Hannah's death.



Hannah attends the school's College Fair and realizes that she doesn't have the grades to get financial aide at any university. Hannah is then invited to a poetry reading by the school librarian after he tells her that there are other options in life.

Hannah goes to the poetry reading in order to find her purpose. She notices that Ryan, the school editor, is attending and becomes upset because he published the "hot list" in his zine. Hannah thought that the poetry reading was too corny and decides not to go back. Ryan shows up to her parent's store to apologize for publishing the list and asks her to come back to the poetry reading next week. He then gives her a journal to keep her thoughts in.

Her opinion of Ryan changes when she hears his moving poetry. She then asks Ryan to help her write her own poetry and he agrees. They look for inspiration in Hannah's old diaries. She writes a very personal poem and, of course, Ryan anonymously publishes it in his zine. Hannah becomes angry and upset because her personal thoughts and feelings were published without her consent. Ryan doesn't show any remorse and tells her that someday she will thank him.

At work, Clay reads Hannah her poem from Ryan's zine without knowing she wrote it. Clay tells Hannah that he liked the poem, but wouldn't want to hang out with the author because they seem like a dark human being. Hannah is visibly upset and goes back to work.

Present day[]

Clay meets with Mr. Porter about him lashing out in the hallway. Mr. Porter questions Clay about how he's doing and implies that he is not okay. This angers Clay and causes him to tell Mr. Porter that "everybody wants to help, but nobody ever wants to do anything about it".

Clay goes outside and sees Tony waiting for him. Clay tells Tony that he can release the tapes if he wants to, as long as he leaves him alone. Tony asks Clay to get in the car and he will explain everything. Clay refuses until he sees Mr. Porter, causing him to get in the car to avoid him.

Meanwhile, the other kids start to get nervous that Clay is going to say something about the tapes. Justin suggests "taking care" of Clay and making it look like a suicide, however the others don't take to the idea. Justin says they have to do something about Hannah's lies, but Alex suggests that he doesn't think Hannah lied since she was telling the truth about him.

Tony takes Clay to the woods and tells him that they must rock climb to the top of a small mountain. Clay asks what this has to do with Hannah in which Tony replies, "don't you want to find out?". Clay struggles, but once they get to the top he is extremely enthusiastic.

Tony reveals to Clay that he was there the night Hannah killed herself. The day she came to give him the tapes, he saw her leave the box at his door and walk away. He didn't go out right away to get them because he didn't feel like being bothered by it yet. Later, he began listening to the tapes and realized what was happening. He tried to go help her but was too late. Clay asks if Tony told the other kids about this and he said no, he told Clay because he is his friend. On their walk down from the mountain, Tony comes out to Clay.

Clay decides that he's ready to continue listening to Hannah's tapes and asks for them back when they return to the car. Tony shows him that he's kept them in his car for him and says he knew Clay would want them back since he hasn't listened to his own tape yet.

Meanwhile, Hannah's parents are still struggling. While out to dinner, Olivia talks to a woman about Hannah as if she is still alive. Olivia tells Andrew that it is nice to sometimes not be the mother of the dead girl. He suggests moving, but Olivia doesn't think it would help.

Clay shows up to the pharmacy and gives Olivia a copy of Ryan's zine that had Hannah's poem in it. Olivia begins to cry when she realizes it's Hannah's handwriting.



Guest Starring[]


Dream big, they say. Shoot for the stars. Then they lock us away for 12 years and tell us where to sit, when to pee and what to think.
— Hannah about school

Everybody wants to talk. No one wants to do anything.
— Clay

Tony: "Have you ever seen a dead body?"
Clay: "Have you?"
Tony: "Yeah. Once"
Clay: "What was it like?"
Tony: "Quiet. Not silent or anything, just no excitement. No big noise. Just cops walking around doing their jobs like it was nothing."
―  Tony and Clay
Every poem you write should be like someone reading your things. It should be terrifying and incredibly embarrasing.
— Ryan



Song Artist Album Scene
Intro Song: "Oh In This World Of Dread, Carry On (13RY Edit)" by Eskmo.
Same Dark Places Same Dark Places - Single JR JR flashback: Hannah and Ryan sit on the floor in Hannah's room and read her childhood journals

present day: Clay and Tony go rock climbing.

Darklands Darklands The Jesus and Mary Chain present day: Tony drives Clay; Alex and Jessica talk in the gym.
Lir Bengali Cinema Garden City Movement present day: Jessica and Justin have sex on the couch while Hannah narrates a poem.

Original Music[]

Song Artist Album Scene
Tony Eskmo 13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Score) present day: Tony asks Clay to get in the car.
I'll Remember You APM Music present day: Olivia and Andrew Baker go out to eat at a restaurant, Olivia talks to another customer about Hannah as if she's still alive, after seeing the customers child.
Hannah Eskmo 13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Score) present day: Clay gives Olivia the magazine that contains Hannah's poem in the Baker's Drug Store, adding that he just found out it was her poem because of her hand writing.
Story Of My Life APM Music flashback: Clay reads aloud the poem going around school at the Crestmont to Hannah, unknown to him it is hers.


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