'Ozark' Season 4 Episode 2: Marty, Wendy cut lightning deal for SHOCKING reason
Spoilers for 'Ozark' Season 4 (Part 1) Episode 2
Season 4 of ‘Ozark’ hasn’t started on a good note for Marty and Wendy. Apart from dealing with personal issues, they are now also feeling the heat in their business as well. During Episode 1, we got to see Omar Navarro (Felix Solis) telling the Byrdes that he needs to get out of the business and strike a deal with FBI. He doesn’t want to be in prison and doesn’t want to get killed by his own nephew, Javi.
However, Wendy (Laura Linney) and Marty (Jason Bateman) have other plans and in order to help Omar, they are now planning for the bigger scenario. She calls Jim and tells her about their plan. She wants all the elections of Midwest to run through them and want to become influential people in the entire nation. Jim (Damian Young) tells they would need to take some key players into their pockets and that would require a whole lot of money. She says she’s ready to do anything.
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The Byrde Foundation needs five key players from Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio on their board. Jim tells her to have $150 million and she can have anybody if she could get that amount to him by the local elections. From Missouri, Marty and Wendy pick Clare Shaw (Katrina Lenk), who has just become the CEO of the Shaw Medical Solutions, and comes from an influential family. She wants to end the Opioid epidemic. So, Marty makes a plan of building rehabs and have her in their board.
However, Wendy’s meeting doesn’t go out as planned and Clare says that she can’t afford to do this right now. Marty and Wendy are in desperate need of this money so they go to their roots and take out some compelling components from Clare’s business for another meeting. Marty tells her that her Opioid division is about to go bankrupt and the company would be luck to make it to March. She reveals that they have two new (medicinal) drugs coming out and it will solve the problem. Marty intervenes and says that buying a company and then price-hiking their best drug is not a sustainable model. Soon, Medicaid will be knocking on her doors for a refund and then the short-sellers will take the rest. Clare is shocked to see that Marty got these numbers because they are not public.
Wendy tells Clare that her business is in trouble, which means her family is in trouble as well and they can fix these problems. Clare tells about her raw materials, specifically opium. The raw material comes from Tasmania and Afghanistan. As soon as Marty and Wendy get to know this, they make her an offer that they know she won’t be able to refuse. Marty asks, how she would feel if she could pay 65% less for Opium. They say that they have the exact same product with same specifications and everything traces back to an FDA-approved and a DEA-cleared supplier.
Now, comes the interesting part. Marty says that they can give her $300 million in raw materials and ask her to give $150 million out of that amount to their foundation. Clare gets to know that is why FBI audited them, to which, Wendy replies that the officials couldn’t find anything. Marty says that she can get $300 million worth of heroin off the streets by taking this deal.
Clare takes the deal as Wendy and Marty move ahead to become instrumental players nationally.
'Ozark' Season 4 (Part 1) is currently streaming on Netflix.