Ozark Recap: The Most Important Episodes To Rewatch Before Season 4
Ozark season 4 will soon be available on Netflix. This means you have the opportunity to rewatch the most important episodes of one of the best anti-hero crime series ever. Ozark season three was released in March 2020. After almost two years, Ozark will return to Netflix on January 21, 2022, without any new content.
Ozark’s main antagonists, Omar Navarro (Felix Solis), was last seen with Marty and Wendy Byrde (Jason Bateman) in Mexico. They were there to witness the second baptism of Omar Navarro’s infant son. Helen Pierce (Janet McTeer), Navarro’s main antagonist, is executed by him in front of the Byrdes. They are then covered in Helen’s blood and welcomed into the cartel. The preview trailer for Ozark season 4 shows the Byrdes in the bathroom, trying to get their heads together after their bloody baptism into Navarro’s cartel.
Ozark season 4, which will conclude the series, will feature 14 episodes divided into two parts. Part 1 will air on January 21, 2022. Part 2 will be available later in the year. Ozark season four will begin under new paradigms, which tilt the balance of power between Mexico and Missouri. These are key Ozark episodes that you can rewatch before getting into the final season. It’s been nearly two years since these paradigms were established.
“Sugarwood” (Season 1, Episode 1)
Marty’s friend and cartel money-launderer Bruce Liddell (Josh Randall) is caught by Del (Esai Morales), a Navarro cartel lieutenant. He swindles $8 million in cash. Marty saves his life by using Bruce’s promotional flyer to devise a plan for laundering $500 million in five consecutive years in the Lake of the Ozarks. Marty’s original plan lays the foundations for the Byrde ventures in Ozark series 3. Marty has paid back $8 million Bruce stole. Del saves his life by sending the Byrdes to Ozarks to pay the $8 million within three months. This pilot is a wonderful reminder of why the Byrdes got into this mess.
“Blue Cat” (Season 1, Episode 2).
The Byrdes move into the neighborhood. Marty and Wendy’s children Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) & Charlotte Byrde(Sofia Hublitz) fail to secure $8 million. It ends up in possession of the Langmores: Ruth, Julia Garner, Wyatt (Charlie Tahan), Three, and Boyd (Christopher James Baker). Marty and Wendy learn that Rachel (Jordana Spiro) owns the Blue Cat Inn and the restaurant. This could be the basis for a huge money-laundering operation. This episode introduces many of Ozark season3’s cast members, including FBI agent Roy Petty. Roy follows Marty to Ozarks after investigating the cartel’s activities in Chicago.
“Tonight We Improvise” (Season 1, Episode 4).
Marty decides to expand his money laundering operations by pursuing the Lickety Splitz. Ruth Langmore manages to break into Marty’s Lickety Splitz safe. The Byrdes then acquire the strip club at Bobby Dean’s expense. The Snells eventually kill Bobby. The Lickety Splitz was a money-laundering operation for Jacob (Peter Müller) and Darlene (Lisa Emery). Now have their eyes on the Byrdes. Marty teaches Jonah how to money launder.
“Coffee, Black” Season 1, Episode 9
Wendy uses her influence on Sam Dermody (Kevin L. Johnson), a real estate agent, to launder Del’s $8 Million on time. The cartel then sends the Byrdes 50 million. The Byrdes purchase a funeral home because this is only 10% of the $500,000,000 Marty promised to launder. Agent Roy Petty forces Ruth to kill Russ Boyd and his uncles Russ to protect Marty.
“The Toll” (Season 1, Episode 10).
The season 1 finale was why Ozark became one of the most popular TV shows in 2020. Mason Young (Michael Mosley), refusing to use his church for heroin distribution to the Snells’, Grace (Bethany Anne Lind), their baby Zeke (Tessa Melendez), is taken hostage in their home. Buddy kills Garcia (Joseph Melendez), a cartel operative, to allow Wendy and her children to escape the Ozarks. Marty was brokering a mutually-beneficial plan between the Navarro cartel, the Snells. It involved a casino on the vast Snell property that would handle both money laundering and distribution for both sides. Darlene takes a racial insult to Darlene’s racism and shoots Del in her head. Marty’s plans for a casino are thrown into disarray. Marty and Wendy are reunited with the children.