With a season 2 finally confirmed, 13 Reasons Why fans will (hopefully) finally get the closure they need after the Netflix original left us with so many questions. Will Bryce finally get reported? Will Mr. Porter have to deal with the consequences of his actions? What is Tyler planning to do with all those guns? And, most importantly to me, what happened to Alex?
There’s been a lot of speculation about Hannah Baker’s ex-best friend after we found out he was in critical condition because of a gun wound to the head. While most people immediately assumed it was a suicide attempt, there was also a pretty interesting fan theory floating around that Tyler had actually shot Alex, and that he also planned to kill the rest of the students on the tapes.
While I’m not yet ready to let go of the idea that Tyler plans to kill some of his peers (I’m sorry, but that shot of his personal arsenal just seems too foreboding), it turns out he wasn’t to blame for Alex’s injuries — at least, according to actor Miles Heizer.
Heizer, who plays Alex, told the Hollywood Reporter, “It was interesting to see similarities between Alex and Hannah, because there are a lot of warning signs throughout the season.”
That’s right, you heard it from the mouth of Alex Standall himself. Instead of falling victim to Tyler, he was really following in Hannah’s footsteps, which wasn’t surprising considering how visibly upset he was throughout the course of the show. Besides, why would Tyler’s first target be the only person who actually stood up to his bullies? If anything, you’d think Alex would be spared.
We’ll have to wait a while to find out, but at least we can put to rest the theory that Alex was murdered. OK, season 2 writers, you better do this right. You all definitely received a lot of criticism for how you handled Hannah’s suicide, so here’s your chance to do it right.