Season 2 Review
To follow up from my previous blog, I’ve decided to continue to talk about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”
You may or may have not read my first blog titled “A Message From The Film 13 Reasons Why.” If you haven’t, I recommend that you do in order to understand this one. The first season was originally aired in 2017 and season 2 was aired on May 18th of 2018. Each of these seasons contain 13 episodes as you can relate to the title, but this season gives you more of an insight as to why they chose this name for the show. It isn’t recommended that you continue reading if you have not watched the second part as there can be spoilers for you and others. Or simply do not continue to read about this show as it contains delicate situations that can impact depression and suicidal thoughts.
The Thirteen Tapes
Now, keep an open mind as you read through this and remember that if you ever need someone to listen, I am here.
In this eye-opening season, it gives us more of an explanation to Hannah’s decision to kill herself. And that is exactly why the show is named “13 Reasons Why.”
Before Hannah committed suicide, she took the time to record seven tapes. These had two sides to record on and originally would have had 14 recordings. Hannah only recorded 13 of them, and made sure to get them to fellow student Clay. He then passes them down to the other characters that contributed in a way to this negative impact in her life. Maybe the tapes could have been a way for Hannah to vent, but things don’t always work out. She accumulated all of the things and people that made her hurt. We find out that the 14th tape gets added by Clay Jensen (who was one of the people on Hannah’s list but didn’t harm her).
Hannah Haunts Clay?
No, Hannah doesn’t haunt Clay, but his own conscious does. He sees her everywhere. It’s pretty overwhelming what a suicide like this can do to someone who really cared about you, and he feels so guilty. Can you just imagine how this teenage boy feels? A suicide can be such a delicate thing, and you never will know how it can impact your friends, family and loved ones. This is why it’s very important to pay attention to the people around us, and if it is you who is suffering, don’t ever hesitate to reach out for help.
Remember that there is always a way out. If you feel like one way didn’t work for you, look for another one. It’s important to keep fighting and keep being strong. It isn’t until Clay speaks an emotional speech about Hannah, when we see her ghost walk out of the room. Hannah’s parents also end up hurting so much that they split. After her mother tries figuring her daughter’s reasons, she moves to New York to start a new life.
You’d think you’ve seen too much in the first season, but that’s not the end of it. This is why we need to not only think about ourselves when we are suffering. Everyone goes through something heavy in life, often constantly. It can be anything really, and that’s why the series’ creators include a bit of everything going on in the other’s lives.
For example, drug addiction, other rape victims (Hannah was one), family issues, and the most graphic scene in the last episodes of season 2 contains more bullying. Tyler, who goes through something that will make you want to wish you could do anything to help him, takes a different road to letting his rage out. But for that, it’s best that you watch this series in order for you to understand it better.
Season 2 Conclusion
In conclusion, this season gives you more of an insight on everything else going on in the other characters’ lives. If you decide to watch this, it is recommended that you watch it with someone, and if you have children, make sure you watch it first, just in case.
Remember to talk to a friend, parent, loved one, teacher or counselor if you feel suicidal or depressed.
There are also numbers you can dial like the suicidal prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255, the Colorado Crisis Hotline at 1-844-493-8255, or 911. Also remember to check up on those you care about, or anyone who can possibly be going through unexplained things. Your smile can make an impact!