'13 Reasons Why' Season 4: Fans wish they had 'never watched this damn sh*t' over heartbreaking finale

Soon as fans reached the devastating ending of the final season, 'Justice for Justin' and 'Justin deserves better' started trending


                            '13 Reasons Why' Season 4: Fans wish they had 'never watched this damn sh*t' over heartbreaking finale
Brandon Flynn as Justin, Dylan Minnette as Clay (Netflix)
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This article contains major spoilers.

Twenty-four hours after premiering on Netflix, '13 Reasons Why' is still reigning at the top of trends on Twitter, with fans going absolutely berserk over the way this final and fourth season wraps up the murder mystery. What had started off as Hannah Baker's (Katherine Langford) suicide and the titular 13 people who contributed to it, became a story about punishment and redemption for her rapist Bryce Walker (Justin Prentice), his subsequent murder in season 3, and an elaborate cover-up that the same 13 reasons were responsible for.

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But in the end, fans were left heartbroken and disappointed with the Netflix series' prime death this season being the highly beloved Justin Foley (Brandon Flynn), who despite his many flaws and relapses, had easily the most character development. The ending left fans so rattled, they are now taking to Twitter to demand 'Justice for Justin' while wishing they had never "watched this damn sh*t" show.

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Justin relapses once again at the end of season 4, even though the season kicks off with him returning from a month-long stint at rehab. Justin's addiction had started from an addict mother, her 'revolving door of abusive boyfriends' resulting in a prolonged period of homelessness, where he resorted to heroin and sex work to get by. This leads to Justin contracting HIV - as revealed in the almost 80-minute long season finale - as his illness progresses to AIDS and he meets a painful and tragic death, albeit in the comforts of the best medical care and all of his loved ones. That Justin's arc came full circle - going from homelessness to finding a family and friends who love him so ardently - is no secret. But for the show to kill off the only character who had shown considerable character development as they worked on redeeming not one, but two rapists is something that didn't sit well with fans.

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Taking to Twitter, a fan wrote: "Why end the last season like that!? I wish i never watched this damn sh*t! This is f*cked up!!!" Another fan wrote: "Why why tf the only character I ever like in a show has to get such endings always? skipped to the end to see if Justin got his happy ending or not and it sucks. Justin Foley deserved better." A third fan noted the same, screaming in all caps, tweeting: "JUSTIN DESERVES BETTER .... ITS ALMOST 4AM AND IM LOSING MY SHIT RIGHT NOW!"

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A slew of tweets also claim the show should have wrapped in the ninth episode where we saw Justin happy and dancing at prom with the love of his life - Jessica Davis. "Well I finished #13reasonswhyseason4 and honestly f*ck this show. Justin foley deserved so much better. How could they do this to someone who just wanted to live and be happy for once in his life? This should’ve ended with episode 9 at prom." But this is a pattern with the show, as fans pointed out, the only other straight-up nice guy who was nothing but an absolute sweetheart to protagonist Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) was also killed off without reason in season 1. "Jeff Atkins and Justin Foley, two characters who deserved so much better were treated the same," complained a fan. Probably why a lot of them are now voicing that the show should have ended in the first season itself. 

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'13 Reasons Why' season 4 is now up for streaming only on Netflix.