Ozark returns today with season four! Here’s a reminder of where the story is up to

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21 Jan 2022, 11:20

Credit: YouTube / Netflix

Credit: YouTube / Netflix

It’s the day Ozark fans have been waiting for. The tense drama is back on our screens for its fourth and final season. Well, half of it is. 

The new season of the hit Netflix show will be split into two parts, with the first seven episodes available from today (January 21st) and the concluding seven coming at an as-yet unannounced date. 

It’s been a couple of years since the last episodes of Ozark dropped, so in case you need a reminder, here’s a catch-up (if you haven’t seen season three yet, then there are some big spoilers ahead).

Season three had a couple of absolutely massive plot points towards its conclusion. The thrilling final episode saw Marty and Wendy Byrde travel down to Mexico with lawyer Helen to meet up with the Navarro Cartel, with no idea what their fate would be. It’s safe to say they weren’t too hopeful though. 

However, whilst they feared the worst, it turned out that, by using the footage of the Lagunas cartel attack, and therefore stopping the war between the Navarro and Lagunas, they had proved themselves to be allies to Omar Navarro. Viewers saw the drug lord embrace the Byrdes, while Helen was brutally killed there and then.

Meanwhile, the death of Wendy’s brother Ben also had a huge impact. It caused Ruth to distance herself from the Byrdes, and instead join her cousin Wyatt in teaming up with Darlene at the Snell poppy farm. There, she was offered a position running the day-to-day production of the heroin, and the distribution to the Kansas City mob. 

Here’s a taste of what to expect from season four:

It remains to be seen just how much Ben’s death will affect Wendy, considering that she let it happen. And then, of course, we await what will become of the two Byrde kids. According to the season four trailer, Jonah is getting himself embroiled in money-laundering, and let’s not forget he almost almost killed Helen last season, and shot a hole in the living room window. No doubt he is something of a loose cannon, which, let’s be honest, is quite understandable considering his family life.

Meanwhile, older sister Charlotte was a little in the background in season 3, but she had previously wanted to emancipate from her parents, so we shall see where her relationship with them goes in these new episodes.

As well as being in the pocket of the mob and having the FBI on his back from the other side, Marty will also have to run the casino and launder money without Ruth at his side. 

This all sounds like we’re in for a typically stressful ride in season four, doesn’t it?

Part one of season four of Ozark (episodes 1-7), can be seen on Netflix now.