'13 Reasons Why' season 3 will see the Justin, Jessica, Alex love triangle get murkier as one is missing in action
At the end of season 2, we saw Jessica, after having dated Alex for a consistent while, hook up with her ex-boyfriend Justin. In season 3, Bryce is dead and that makes everything worse.
The first two seasons of Netflix's hit, controversial teen drama, '13 Reasons Why' established a steady love triangle between its characters Justin Foley (Brandon Flynn), Jessica Davis (Alisha Boe), and Alex Standall (Miles Heizer.) But in season 3, in the wake of the show's shockingly evil Bryce Walker's (Justin Prentice) death, it looks like this love triangle might still be thriving with some dark secrets to unfold.
At the end of season 2, we saw Jessica, after having dated Alex for a consistent while, hook up with her ex-boyfriend, Justin. Jessica and Justin dated in season 1 and the two broke up once Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) started making rounds after her death. As Hannah revealed to each person contributing to her decision to kill herself, explaining why they were accountable, both Jessica and the viewers found out that one night during a house party, she - in a heavily intoxicated state - was sexually assaulted by Bryce. Bryce had made Justin wait outside the door as he continued to have sex with Jessica and realizing that not only had Justin kept this truth from her but also never tried stopping Bryce, was too much for her to continue dating him.
Jess, you have a voicemail. pic.twitter.com/AgjY75kP6K— 13 Reasons Why (@13ReasonsWhy) August 17, 2019
Following that, she dated Alex in season 2, considering Justin was mostly AWOL for the season. When he finally returns he is a heroin addict and Jessica's feelings begin to resurface. The two had too much history and all of that culminated into a secret hook up during a high school dance, in the season finale. But now, Netflix has released two new promotional snippets for the upcoming season in the form of two separate voice mails that suggest that Jessica and Justin's hook up wasn't seeking closure, neither have Jessica and Alex broken up. But the setting of these voice mails are in the wake of Jessica having gone missing for a decent amount of time, or so their tones suggest.
That's two missed calls. Seems like Jessica is MIA. pic.twitter.com/Zu697sNcuZ— 13 Reasons Why (@13ReasonsWhy) August 18, 2019
In one of the voicemails, Justin can be heard telling Jessica: "Hey, it's, uh, it's me. I hope you aren't too worried about what happened between us. I know there's a lot of other shit going on right now but I really want to talk to you about this. About you and me. Okay, call me back. Bye." And while we might assume this could mean that Jessica and Justin are about to rekindle their romance, Netflix also guaranteed to cloud our minds further by releasing Alex's voicemail, where he admits to still loving her, saying: "Hey Jess, I know things have been insane lately and we've both been way more busy than usual," he says. "But I just wanted to make sure that you were good. You know I'm always here for you. I love you."
Now, the clear deduction is that Jessica is trying to avoid the confrontational drama and is hence dodging both Alex and Justin's calls. Clearly, Alex doesn't know she hooked up with Justin but knowing the show, it has to be something far worse. Let's not forget that Jessica was one of the primary witnesses whose testimony sent Bryce into probation, but that was just a three-month-long sentence. Neither Hannah, not Jessica ever got the justice they deserved, and even though Bryce might be dead now, he deserved a punishment far severe than just probation. So maybe Jessica, fed up with the law, decided to take matters into her own hands, and is there now MIA. Will Alex and Justin join forces to figure out where she is? Only season 3 arriving on Netflix on August 23 will tell!