‘Ozark’ Season 3: Fan Theories and Predictions About the Netflix Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Wendy holding a gun

He could have lastly succeeded in opening his riverboat on line casino, however issues aren’t getting any simpler of Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman). The crooked accountant on the middle of Ozark is dealing with extra troubles in season Three of the Netflix sequence, together with an more and more tense relationship together with his spouse Wendy (Laura Linney). 

At one level within the present’s trailer, it seems to be like Wendy pulls a gun on her husband. Later, Marty seems to have been kidnapped by the drug cartel for whom he’s laundering cash. It undoubtedly looks as if there’s so much taking place in season 3, and with 10 new episodes set to drop on March 27, Ozark followers have loads of theories about what’s in retailer for the Bryde household.

Do Wendy and Marty activate one another?   

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Over the previous two seasons, Wendy — a former political guide turned stay-at-home mother — has taken a extra lively position in her household’s illicit business. By the tip of season 2, she was snug ordering successful on the troublesome Cade Langmore (Trevor Long), which earned her the respect of cartel lawyer Helen (Janet McTeer). She’s additionally change into annoyed with Marty and the choices he makes. While he’s softened considerably since killing Mason Young (Michael Mosley) to save lots of Wendy, the expertise appears to have made her extra ruthless. 

The trailer makes it clear that the Bryde’s marriage shall be entrance and middle in season 3. And some followers suppose that their relationship may quickly flip very darkish, maybe forcing viewers to take sides. On the Reddit discussion board for the present, they suppose the couple may activate one another. One poster theorized that “one of them would kill the other.”

It’s laborious to think about Ozark with out each Wendy and Marty, since their dynamic is a lot part of the present. But season 2 noticed Darlene Snell (Lisa Emery) homicide her husband Jacob (Peter Mullan) after the 2 disagreed about the right way to cope with the cartel’s calls for, so a precedent has been set for spousal homicide.  

Some suppose Wendy will ‘break bad’

Wendy holding a gun
Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde | Steve Deitl/Netflix

The Ozark/Breaking Bad comparisons are inevitable. After all, each reveals deal with a typical suburban household man who finally ends up embroiled in a lethal drug-related enterprise. In Ozark, it’s Marty who initially will get his household concerned with the cartel. But some followers suppose it’s Wendy who’s most like Walter White, whereas Marty is now extra just like Walt’s spouse Skyler. 

Yet different followers suppose it’s one other lady who will change into high canine in season 3: Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner). Once Ruth realizes Wendy is the one who ordered the loss of life of her father Cade, may she take revenge, by killing both Wendy, Marty, or maybe each? 

One factor we all know for positive is that Ruth’s relationship with the Byrde household will deepen — and get extra difficult — in season 3. 

“Ruth is more and more self-confident, but she’s grateful to Marty for being the first person to believe in her and give her responsibilities,” showrunner Chris Mundy informed the Hollywood Reporter in August 2019. “Going into season 3, we see her very much wanting to be a member of the Byrde family. However, as she gets deeper and deeper into the enterprise, she starts to wonder if being a Byrde is the best thing to be.” 

Ozark Season Three is streaming on Netflix starting Friday, March 27. 

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