Season 4 of Ozark is now available to view on Netflix, and fans will be disappointed to find that it will be the show’s final season, with the second half of season 4 due to broadcast later this year.
Before you start binge-watching season 4, here’s a quick rundown of what to expect: Helen Pierce (H. Pierce): Who is she, and what happened to her in Season 3?
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Julia Garner, and others star in Ozark, which was created by Chris Mundy, Bill Dubuque, and Mark Williams.
Martin ‘Marty’ Byrde, a financial planner, becomes embroiled in a money-laundering enterprise linked to a Mexican drug cartel and ultimately the Kansas City Mafia.
Who Is Helen Pierce In OZARK?
Ozark season 3’s main antagonist was Helen Pierce, a Chicago-based attorney who represented the Navarro drug gang.
Helen’s visit to Marty to smooth over the 50 million agreement was spurred by Del’s absence.
Helen befriended Wendy after moving to the Ozarks to keep an eye on Marty and Snells, and her daughter, Erin, establishes a friendship with the Byrde kids as well.
Helen finally tries to fire Marty and Wendy, but her plan backfires spectacularly.
Season 3: How Did Helen Die?
Helen Pierce was slain on the orders of Omar Navarro. After Marty and Wendy discover Helen’s attempt to derail the business and persuade Navarro to fire them, Byrdes devises a strategy to gain the drug lord’s trust in Helen.
When Helen, Marty, and Wendy meet Navarro, it is discovered that Byrdes’ plan has worked, and Navarro picks Helen over Marty and Wendy to be killed.
On the show, many people were stunned by Helen’s death, including Marty and Wendy. Although some fans believe she did not need to die, her death offered a dramatic finale to Season 3.
Ozark Season 4 Part 1 is now on Netflix… and not everyone will make it out alive pic.twitter.com/IpdAAI3YIY— Netflix (@netflix) January 21, 2022
Helen’s Death Cause Was Explained By Chris Mundy
The showrunner, Chris Mundy, explained to Entertainment Weekly why Helen and the Byrdes couldn’t live together:
“We envisioned Marty vs. Wendy in the first half of the season, with Wendy finally winning, and then this tenuous alliance between Wendy and Helen, and by extension, Wendy and Marty vs. Helen.”
By the end, we wanted to keep the tension that these two things can’t coexist; someone has to win this battle because Navarro won’t stand for anything unstable, and he’ll have to choose.
Because of the fallout from the events of episode 9, the final episode starts tentatively, and once it gets going, we didn’t want it to stop until the very last possible second.”
Mundy also stated why Navarro selected Marty and Wendy over Helen in the end:
“As good as Helen is, there are other lawyers in the world. Wendy and Marty, on the other hand, have already pulled off two seemingly impossible accomplishments for him. The first is securing a casino through which to launder money, which is similar to the holy grail of money laundering.
The second is that, in Navarro’s opinion, their assertion that they had the FBI on their side and could sway the US government’s participation in the drug war against their competitors is something that almost no one else can do, thereby tipping the scales in their favour.”