How does it all end for the Byrde family? Netflix's hit crime drama Ozark is wrapping up with season 4, which after being broken up into two parts, is now available in its entirety on the streaming service.
Ozark was created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, whose biggest credit prior to the show was the 2016 action film The Accountant starring Ben Affleck (Dubuque wrote and Williams produced). Ozark debuted on Netflix in 2017 and quickly became both a critical and fan-favorite, netting two Outstanding Drama Series nominations at the Emmys for its second and third seasons, as well as a slew of other Emmy noms and a few wins.
Here is everything we know about Ozark season 4 on Netflix.
How to watch Ozark season 4
With the release of Ozark season 4 part 2 on Friday, April 29, the entire final season of the crime drama is now available to watch on Netflix, consisting of 14 episodes.
A Netflix original series, anyone who wants to watch Ozark must be a Netflix subscriber.
Ozark season 4 episodes
Ozark centers on the Byrde family, who move from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks to launder money to appease a drug boss. But as the series goes on, the family goes deeper into the money laundering business and all the nasty stuff that comes along with it.
Here are the episode titles and synopses for the how the Byrde family's story will come to an end. FYI, there are some minor spoilers and hints in the descriptions.
Ozark season 4 episode 1: "The Beginning of the End"
"Marty and Wendy wrestle with a problematic offer. Ruth goes out on her own, Jonah rebels and Omar's nephew makes his presence known."
Ozark season 4 episode 2: "Let the Great World Spin"
"Maya pushes back on Marty's plan for Omar. Ruth pursues the hipster heroin market. Wendy tries to raise $150 million. The new sheriff causes problems."
Ozark season 4 episode 3: "City on the Make"
"Maya and Omar meet face-to-face. Wendy has a contentious business meeting. Ruth goes behind Darlene's back. Jonah finds a new place to set up shop."
Ozark season 4 episode 4: "Ace Deuce"
"Wendy's claims about Ben anger Ruth. Mel the P.I. tracks down Wendy's father. Ruth's trip to the Missouri Belle with Kerry doesn't go as planned."
Ozark season 4 episode 5: "Ellie"
"The Senator extends an olive branch - with a twist. Ruth and Marty scramble to rebuy the drugs Darlene sold. Charlotte ponders life after high school."
Ozark season 4 episode 6: "Sangre Sobre Todo"
"Marty is tasked with proving Omar wasn't involved with a bombing. Wendy pays a visit to the Lazy-O Motel. Ruth and Wyatt make a plan."
Ozark season 4 episode 7: "Sanctified"
"The FBI's long-awaited meeting with Omar takes place. Wyatt shares some news with Ruth. Feeling betrayed, Javi gets aggressive."
Ozark season 4 episode 8: "The Cousin of Death"
"Devastated by a tremendous loss, Ruth heads to Chicago to enact revenge as Marty tries to talk her out of doing something she may regret."
Ozark season 4 episode 9: "Pick a God and Pray"
"Their deal with the FBI now dead, the Byrdes desperately search for more solutions to their growing problems. Wendy's father comes to town.
Ozark season 4 episode 10: "You're the Boss"
"Marty travels to the Navarro estate, Ruth asks Frank Jr. for a favor, a new acting sheriff makes waves and Wendy tries to bring Jim back into the fold."
Ozark season 4 episode 11: "Pound of Flesh and Still Kickin'"
"Ruth makes a play for the casino with some help from a familiar face. Wendy cozies up to Omar's sister and arranges a meeting with Clare."
Ozark season 4 episode 12: "Trouble the Water"
"Nathan angers Wendy by making Charlotte and Jonah a surprising offer. Ruth tries to erase her own past with an assist from Charles Wilkes."
Ozark season 4 episode 13: "Mud"
"Omar pressures Marty to launder more money, but Ruth wants to keep her casino clean. Wendy goes to extremes to keep her children."
Ozark season 4 episode 14: "A Hard Way to Go"
"Every desperate deal. Every broken promise. Every bloody murder. Eager to leave their murky past behind, the Byrdes make a final bid for freedom."
Ozark season 3 recap
If you want a quick refresher before diving into the final season of Ozark, we've got a brief recap for you right here. SPOILER ALERT, obviously.
The biggest development of Ozark season 3 came in its final moments, where Marty and Wendy Byrde reluctantly go down to Mexico with Helen Pierce to meet with drug-dealer Omar Navarro. They were greeted with a shocking welcome, as almost immediately a gunman shoots Helen in the head, splattering blood and brain onto Marty and Wendy. Navarro tells him that he made the choice to continue with the Byrdes instead of his former attorney. But what will that mean moving forward?
Elsewhere, Ruth has joined with Darlene Snell in starting up a heroin operation with the help of the KC mob; the FBI is keeping a watchful eye on the Byrde’s running of the Missouri Belle casino; and the family is reeling following the death of Wendy’s brother Ben.
Who is in the Ozark cast?
The duo leading Ozark throughout its entire has been Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as Marty and Wendy Byrde. But perhaps the MVP of the series has been Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore.
Garner has earned two of Ozark’s three Emmy wins, winning for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the last two seasons of the show (the other win is for Jason Bateman as a director, FYI).
While Ozark lost some fan favorite characters as a result of the twists and turns of season 3, here is the principal cast as we head into season 4:
- Jason Bateman - Marty Byrde
- Laura Linney - Wendy Byrde
- Julia Garner - Ruth Langmore
- Sofia Hublitz - Charlotte Byrde
- Skylar Gaertner - Jonah Byrde
- Lisa Emery - Darlene Snell
- Charlie Tahan - Wyatt Langmore
- Jessica Frances Dukes - Special Agent Maya Miller
- Felix Solis - Omar Navarro
There are also a couple new additions for the final season with Veronica Falcón as Camila Elizonndro and Ali Stroker as Charles-Ann.
Is there an Ozark season 4 trailer?
The official trailer for Ozark season 4 part 2 is here. Probably won't want to watch unless you are all caught up with part 1, but a quick summary is Ruth is on a war path and the Byrde's struggle to maintain as things crumble around them. Take a look right here:
You also watch trailers for Ozark season 4 part 1 directly below:
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