'Ozark' Season 4 Part 1 Ending Explained: Did Ruth kill Javi? GHASTLY decision changes it all

'Ozark' Season 4 Part 1 Ending Explained: Did Ruth kill Javi? GHASTLY decision changes it all
Jason Bateman as Martin 'Marty' Byrde, Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore in 'Ozark' Season 4 Part 1 (Netflix)

Since 2017, ‘Ozark’ has been one of the best shows in the world and it has the numbers to prove it. However, it’s not the numbers that makes this series a must watch. It’s the storyline and characters that makes the show extraordinary. The fourth and final season of Netflix show has started and the first part of the show has come to an end.

In the penultimate episode, we saw Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) getting a call that Navarro will be in front of the FBI in 12 hours. On the other hand, Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) got to know that his mother tried to send him to jail. So, the Byrdes are going through a lot. Elsewhere, Wyatt has decided to marry Darlene (Lisa Emery) and go away from Ruth (Julia Garner). Ruth is devastated to learn that and cries as Wyatt goes away.


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So, how did the Part 1 of ‘Ozark’ end for everyone? Let’s find out.

Jason Bateman as Martin 'Marty' Byrde, Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde in 'Ozark' Season 4 (Netflix)


‘Ozark’ Season 4 Part 1 Ending Explained: What happened in the FBI’s deal with Navarro?

Navarro, along with Marty and Wendy, met the FBI officials and they hoped that he can finally have a better life. However, FBI backtracked and said they want him to be the cartel leader for the next five years and give us some contacts. After that, he won’t have to face any jail time and he can life his life peacefully. However, Navarro is furious after the change in plans. More than him, Marty and Wendy are furious that FBI has changed the plans.

Agent Miller talks to her superior and she tell her to fall in line. Navarro, Marty, and Wendy talk to each other, making Navarro believe that it’s the only thing you can do protect yourself and your family. So, he decides to work with the FBI and be the cartel leader for 5 more years. Meanwhile, FBI thanks Marty and Wendy for this historic deal.


Laura Linney as Wendy and Jason Bateman as Marty in 'Ozark' Season 4 Part 1 (Netflix)


Marty and Wendy were ready to go to Chicago, but that’s we received a shock that Agent Miller has gone rogue and arrested Navarro. This changes everything for Navarro, Marty, Wendy and everyone else.


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Javi was really furious when he got to know he was being betrayed by Marty in that Shaw deal. Marty’s lawyer calls him and tells him to reach his place or his life is in danger. Marty reaches there and gets attacked by Javi. Javi punches him thrice while he tries telling him that he can strike a deal with the US government and he will be leading the cartel.

On the other hand, Wendy got to Navarro and told him to call Javi and tell him about the deal he made with him. Now, FBI wants to have a deal with Javi as well. Javi was very close in shooting Marty and that’s when his phone rings. He gets to know about the deal and meets FBI. The FBI tells Javi that he’ll be the cartel leader and if anyone finds out about this deal, then US government will use all of its force to drag him out.


A still from 'Ozark' Season 4 Part 1 (Netflix)


The deal takes place and Javi is now the cartel leader.

‘Ozark’ Season 4 Part 1 Ending Explained: Did Ruth kill Javi?

Since the beginning, Javi wanted Darlene killed. In the final moments of Part 1, after Darlene gets married to Wyatt, they reach home and find Javi already waiting for them. They sit on the couch as Javi tells her that she was told to stop the production of drugs, but she didn’t stop. She said, “Well, sorry about that.” But Javi wasn’t in the mood for listening and he kills Darlene. A few seconds later, he kills Wyatt as well.

Ruth reaches home in order to meet the newly married couple, but hears Zeke, Darlene’s son, crying. As soon as she reaches inside, she sees the body. She takes Zeke in her car and calls Sam to know if he killed his cousin. He says that he didn’t.


Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore in 'Ozark' Season 4 (Netflix)


After that, she reaches the Byrdes’ house and asks who killed his cousin? She has a rifle with her and takes out in front of Marty and Wendy. They say that they don’t know who killed her cousin, but Jonah says that the guy who killed her cousin is Javi. Marty and Wendy try to stop her, but she says that if anyone tries to stop her, they would have to kill her.

She takes her car and goes to kill him. Did he kill him? The answer to that question will only be given Part 2 of the Netflix show.


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